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.

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.

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.

Rodent Control

Bed Bugs, Roaches, and Rodents, Oh My: The Fall Pest Guide

During the fall, outdoor pests start getting ready for the cooler weather, which means they are looking for a warm, dry place for the next several months. Your house is the perfect place for them to overwinter. From the smallest bed bug to the largest rat, you'll have to fight these fall pests unless you take pest control steps. In some cases, you can implement pest control yourself and be successful, but if you don't notice the problem until it becomes an infestation, you will need the services of a professional pest control service.

McDuffie Mosquito Control

Buzz, Buzz, Bite: Mosquito Bites and Treatment

Aside from Antarctica and Iceland, nearly every region and every climate is home to a mosquito population. That means that nearly everyone in the world has been bitten by a mosquito before and is familiar with their pesky buzz and itchy bite. However, misconceptions still exist. 

McDuffie Mosquito Control

The Silent Takeover: Mosquito Prevention Tips

Nothing is worse than trying to have a good time barbecuing in your backyard and getting bitten incessantly by mosquitoes. The bites itch and, in some cases, can become inflamed. No matter how much you spray mosquito control spray, they keep coming back. However, spraying doesn't do much good if you don't get rid of the attractants for mosquitoes.

McDuffie Ant Control

Teeny Tiny but Timely: How to Get Rid of Ants in My Kitchen

As the weather heats up and the world wakes up from a long winter slumber, there is a flurry of activity that you probably won’t notice right away. You may not see the birds building nests and tending their young, or the honeybees happily buzzing from flower to flower or the cute, fluffy baby animals everywhere.

McDuffie Ant Control

Ants Marching: How To Keep Ants Out of Your Home This Summer

A common misconception about ants is that they're harmless. First, carpenter ants in your home can cause extensive damage as they burrow through wood, leaving a trail of sawdust behind them and compromising the structural integrity of your home. Second, some ants can bite or sting, causing pain, itching, and discomfort. While these bites very rarely lead to serious issues, rare complications like infection can occur. Finally, ants are a food source for other pests like bats and spiders, so an uncontrolled ant infestation can lead to a bat or spider infestation as well.