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14Oct

What Types of Woodpeckers Live in the Triad?

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One of the most fascinating birds we have in North Carolina is the woodpecker. They are often hard to miss with their red-tufts of hair and aggressive drilling into trees using their hard beaks. But our knowledge of these creatures probably ends with Woody Woodpecker cartoons, so let’s see if we can fill in a […]
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16Jun

Spiders: To Love Them or Hate Them

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Those living in the Triad are unlikely to get through a week without seeing at least one spider. North Carolina has hundreds of species of spiders, and they often like being near us, because we bring items to hide under (or in) and insects that are attracted to the lights in our homes and the […]
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17May

Rodents of the Triad Identification Guide

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The word rodent immediately causes a reaction in most people — and not a good one. They think of a sneaky, disease-infested intruder with big teeth, who they would prefer to stay far from where they eat and sleep. But a little basic knowledge about rodents, especially the ones we have here in the Triad […]
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19Apr

Are There Plants That Can Help Keep Mosquitos Away?

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As the weather warms, the Triad sees the outdoors come to life. But in addition to the great elements of spring and summer, there are also some not-so-great elements — like mosquitoes. If you have a good mosquito-fighting plan, though, you can enjoy the outdoors unbothered. One tool many do not consider in this plan […]
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24Mar

Bird Damage in Your Home and How To Spot It

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In the Triad of North Carolina, there are many great species for bird watchers to enjoy. But not everyone is happy to have birds around — especially if they are too close for comfort. Homeowners frequently report pest issues with birds, and it’s not always easy to know what to do to solve these problems.  […]
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19Feb

What To Do About Moles in Your Yard

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Moles are pretty interesting little creatures, but when they are in your yard, the damage they do can far outweigh any curiosity about these blind, velvety excavators. But you don’t have to let them take over without fighting back. There are simple steps Triad-area homeowners can take to keep moles at bay.  First, a bit […]
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19Feb

Are Raccoons Dangerous?

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Are raccoons causing damage to your property? These nocturnal mammals can be intimidating to deal with. They are larger than many pets and are aggressive in scrounging food and shelter from their surroundings. If you find evidence of their presence, you should consider calling for backup before any damage gets worse.  Raccoons have always been […]
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10Dec

How Moisture Affects Your Crawlspace

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There are two main things you will want to prevent from having access to your crawl space — moisture and pests. Those in the Triad likely have the traditional wall-vented crawl space, unless they have a very new home, and these old-style crawl spaces are not efficient at preventing either moisture or pests from entering.  […]
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11Nov

What Happens If Squirrels Get Into My Attic

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Rustling in the attic is not a comforting sound. You may assume it’s a rodent, and think first of rats and mice — but their bushy-tailed cousins, the squirrel, could also be the culprit.  The Triad, like virtually every town and city in North Carolina, has more squirrels than it can count. If you’ve spent […]
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26Oct

What Kinds of Squirrels Do We Have in Greensboro

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In North Carolina, we think of the eastern gray squirrel when we think of “squirrel” — they are even our state mammal! But the Sciuridae family, from which we get the name squirrel, is actually a bit wider than you may realize. In fact, there are a few rodents running around this state which you […]
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