How long do Mosquitoes live?

A Summertime Guest: How long do Mosquitoes live?

Spending time outside on summer evenings is a favorite pastime of many people. However, some might not be able to enjoy it as much as they would like because of pesky mosquitoes. Even using bug spray, citronella, and other deterrents don't keep all of the mosquitoes away. It seems like they live forever – but they actually have a short lifespan. They just multiply quickly.

How to Get Rid of Ants

Springtime Suspects: How to Get Rid of Ants In Your Home

Ants are never fun. They are small, pesky, and can get into everything in your home. One of the worst things is when you step in an ant colony outside. Depending on the type of ant, things can get serious very quickly. There are natural home remedies for ant treatment in your home that can help get rid of them. Some of these solutions include silicon dioxide, a solution of liquid detergent and glass cleaner, peppermint, pepper (black or red, tea tree oil, white vinegar, boiling water, lemon eucalyptus oil, and cornstarch.

Mosquito Control in the Carolinas

Mosquito Control in the Carolinas

Mosquitoes can wreak havoc on your yard and your skin. Mosquito bites leave red bumps and an itching sensation which is not uncommon, but they can also transmit diseases and viruses. In the U.S. alone, there are about 200 different types of mosquitoes. While they are different species, they have some commonalities, including their life cycle which consists of the egg, larva, pupa, and adult. You’ll usually find them where there are bodies of standing water.

North Carolinas Stinging Insects

NC’s Notorious Stinging Insects

North Carolina is a beautiful place to live, but there is no denying that it is also home to plenty of stinging insects. Identifying the type of insect can help you understand the threat level. Hornets, wasps, and bees are all commonly found throughout North Carolina. While an insect sting usually is not too dangerous, some people can have allergic reactions that can be extremely harmful. These reactions can send people to the hospital, and may even be life-threatening for those with severe allergies.

Termite Identification

Swarm Season is Near: What Do Termites Look Like

Termites can be a nightmare if an infestation gets out of control. Knowing what termites look like and where to look for them can make a difference and possibly save you some money. Termite prevention is one of the best things you can do if you find termites in your area. Getting the information you need now can help you avoid wishing you had done something sooner rather than later.

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Ladybug Infestation: How to Get Rid of Ladybugs Fast

Ladybugs are great assets to your garden. They keep aphid populations under control as well as other insects that may be harmful to your plants. In that respect, they are quite useful – until they’re not. Ladybugs are great in their place (your garden), but when they find their way into your home, they can quickly become a problem.

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5 Questions to Ask Your Crawlspace Contractor

When you need to hire a crawlspace contractor, you want someone you can trust, who is reliable, who is knowledgeable, and who has a proven track record. In short, you want someone who will get in and get the job done quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

Ladybugs in my home

Not In My House: Ladybug Prevention

While ladybugs have a reputation for being whimsical or even cute, they quickly lose their allure when they infest your home. Also called lady beetles or ladybird beetles, these bright beetles live on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. It's common for one or two ladybugs to find their way into your home nearly anywhere, but infestations are most common in regions with colder winter months. In this blog post, we'll share the most common causes of ladybug infestations, how to get rid of ladybugs in your home, and how McDuffie Pest Control can help.

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Crawlspace Care

How often do you think about your crawlspace? If you're like most people, you don't give the area between your home and the ground below much thought. But your crawlspace contributes to poor air quality inside your home, letting dirty air sneak in. Over time, this can contribute to respiratory and other health issues. 

Rodent Control

Return of the Rodents: How Mice and Rodents Enter Your Home

Starting in the fall, mice and other rodents need to find a warm place for the winter. They'll store food and build nests. The warmest place rodents can find is your house. It's perfect – it's warm, has food, and a drinking source. Whether you already have problems or you anticipate problems, it's time to take steps to prevent these pests from entering your home. Once they do, you'll end up with a large infestation that is harder to control.