Common Pests In North Carolina And What To Do About Them

July 3, 2017

When you live in the wonderful state of North Carolina, you might find yourself feeling as though there could not be anything out there that would make you want to leave the area. However, some people eventually find that the pests that can be found there make them want to run away. Of course, that simply would not be a good reason to leave such a fantastic area. After all, every state has their own collection of pests that residents have to learn to manage. All you need to do is to learn a little more about the pests of the Tar Heel state and what you can do about them in order to keep them under control as much as possible, at least in your home and throughout your yard.

Making The Introduction

If you have not yet had the chance to come face-to-face with a large variety of pests, consider yourself lucky. However, you still need to know what is out there. Within your area, you will find the common cockroaches, ants of various breeds, mice, and rats. These can be found throughout the entire country. However, specific to your area, you might find earwigs and scorpions. And yes, the scorpions can hurt you, so there is a lot more to consider than just the fact that they look really scary and intimidating. When you call for a professional in pest control Raleigh based experts are best, because they can provide a more extensive list of the types of pests that are commonly found in your part of the region and how you can prevent yourself from dealing with an abundance of them.

Watching Out For The Scorpions

Since this is a pest that people tend to be more fearful of, it is important to make sure that you are well educated regarding their habitat. This way, not only can you move through their habitat with caution, but you can work to eliminate their ideal conditions, so you may not have to worry about that many scorpions roaming your yard. First, you want to know that this pet is usually found outside, unless the super dry weather, and the available of food inside of your home drives them away from their normal residence.

Keep The Bathroom Spotless To Cut Down On Interior Pests

Some pests that like to make their homes inside the homes of people will often find themselves focusing on looking for places that have dirty bathrooms. The dirt, the germs, and the moisture make it a perfect breeding and feeding ground for many insects. Some will make their way into your bathroom by coming straight up through the drain pipes. If your bathroom seems to be to their liking, they will stay. This is why you will want to make sure that if there is one room of the house that is cleaned more often than any other — it is the bathroom.

Clean Up The Outside Of Your Residence

It is important to make sure that you are eliminating the buildup of leaves, sticks, wood chippings, and stacks of wood when they are close to your home. All of those things create a fantastic breeding ground for a wide variety of pests. Also, when they are too close to your home, it just makes it all that much easier for them to make their way inside of your home to see what is happening in there that might be of interest to them, such as a variety of food sources.

It might take a little work to get your home in the best possible shape, so it is important to make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to get the process started. The sooner you call for professional assistance and the sooner you start cleaning up in and around your home, the less likely it is that you are going to find yourself face-to-face with too many pests any time in the near future.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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2 thoughts on “Common Pests In North Carolina And What To Do About Them

  1. Mabel Garcia

    North Carolina’s climate provides an ideal breeding ground for ants, roaches, rats, fleas and many other nuisance pests.


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