Mosquito Warning!

Mosquito Warning!

With the passage of Hurricane Florence and the copious amount of precipitation associated with it, conditions are right for a population explosion of mosquitoes. Anything that can hold water can become a potential site for mosquitoes.  Items such as discarded tires,...
Indian Meal Moth

Indian Meal Moth

Indian Meal Moths are probably the most common food pest found in the homes and grocery stores in the United States and especially North Carolina. The larvae or caterpillars are general feeders and can be found infesting grain products, seeds, dried fruits, crackers,...

The Catalpa Sphinx

The catalpa sphinx is a common hawk moth, but the caterpillar is the stage most often encountered. The caterpillars are commonly called catalpa worms or “catawba” worms and feed on the leaves of catalpa trees, often completely stripping the tree of foliage. Catalpa is...

American cockroach

The American cockroach is also called a “waterbug” or a “palmettobug”. It is not native to North America but was introduced from Africa in the early 1600’s. It is a large cockroach, up to 2 inches in length, with reddish-brown in color with a yellow-bordered...

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood, especially human blood. The name comes from the preferred habitat: beds. They are mostly active at night, but can be observed during the day in large populations. Although the bugs can be infected with...

How Do I Get Rid of Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are probably one of America’s most reviled pests. Their brown color and lightning fast movement can give everyone the creeps. When you run into this household pest, there are a few things you can do to temporarily decrease their numbers, or at least...