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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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15Sep

Why Should You Be Cool With Bats

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Why bats are not your enemy Most people don’t think of bats as cuddly, friendly creatures, but, at least in North Carolina, our species of bats are beneficial and generally safe. They are nocturnal, so they stay out of your way, and many of the myths you’ve heard about them aren’t actually accurate, even the […]
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18Aug

Debunking Myths About Baby Copperheads

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Baby copperhead fever hits the Triad every year around August. A lot of mythology has built up around these little snakes, and not all of it is accurate. Below you’ll find a Fact vs. Fiction that we hope you’ll find useful for understanding “baby copperhead season” better.  Claim 1: Baby copperheads can’t control their bites, […]
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17Jul

Signs you have rats and mice in your home

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Rats and mice are very sneaky little pests. They can enter through small openings and stay out of sight well. You may not even be aware of a major infestation until it’s gotten out of control.  Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Burlington, and other cities in the Triad of North Carolina are known to have multiple […]
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10Jun

How To Tell What Type of Wasps You Have At Your Home

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As you’re out enjoying the warm weather this summer in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and anywhere else in the Triad, you will encounter wasps. Not all of them are likely to sting you, but some definitely are. Knowing which wasps are which and how they tend to behave could keep you and your family sting-free […]
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08May

How To Tell If Pest Problems Are Actually Water Problems

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In the Triad, we often get rainy, wet seasons that leave properties flooded. Even in drier times, improper drainage, clogged gutters, leaking pipes and other issues can create moisture sources that local pests love to exploit.  If you’re not careful, you could quickly become a preferred local provider of water for the neighborhood insects and […]
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09Apr

A Brief History of Animal-Human Disease Transmission

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Of all causes of death and mayhem throughout human beings’ time on this planet, none has killed us quicker or in as large numbers as disease — and pests have always played a major part in spreading them. That is not a comforting thing to hear during a pandemic like we are experiencing with COVID-19, […]
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10Mar

How To Tell if You Have A Mole or Vole Problem

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It may have started out as a little hill in the garden, or maybe a soft, sinking spot as you walked in the grass, but now you’re seeing tunnels zig-zagging the yard and you’re, wondering, do I have moles? Or maybe voles? And you’re also likely wondering — what’s the difference between them anyway? The […]
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12Feb

7 Steps Homeowners Can Take To Avoid Mosquitoes

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One of the best parts of living here in the Triad area is being outside when the weather warms. For many residents though, mosquitoes can ruin that enjoyment with itchy bites and, sadly, even mosquito-borne illnesses. Critter Control of the Triad, serving Forsyth, Guilford and Alamance counties and the greater Triad, has a few tips […]
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