March 3, 2022

Termites in Slab Construction

So your home is built on a concrete slab… Many homeowners and business owners mistakenly believe that because their home or business is constructed entirely on a concrete slab they don’t need to worry about a possible termite infestation. Nothing could be further from the truth. The walls, door/window casings and studs are all constructed of wood. Plain and simple, […]
February 3, 2022

Lady bugs – Good or Bad?

Lady bugs were originally introduced to the US to control aphids on plants. The adult beetles and larvae can eat literally hundreds of aphids each day. They are actually considered to be beneficial insects, but many of us consider them to be a nuisance. Lady bugs live outdoors during the summer by eating aphids and some other ornamental and vegetable […]
July 31, 2020

Why is a Wood Destroying Insect Report (WDIR) Important?

Purchasing a home for the first time is exciting but can also be very stressful. One of the elements than oftentimes buyers don’t understand is the importance of purchasing a North Carolina Official Wood Destroying Insect Information Report. This is an Inspection for wood destroying organisms and more commonly referred to as a “termite report”. Although many lenders are no longer […]
May 23, 2020

Termites are Swarming

If you notice termite swarmers around your home, in Eastern NC, then they are most likely subterranean termites. Swarming usually occurs during the daytime and is simply nature’s way of reminding you that termites are nearby. The swarmers likely came from a nearby underground nest. If most of the insects are found outdoors, then the nest is likely somewhere in your yard, possibly […]
February 27, 2020

What You Should Know Before Termite Swarming Season

Spring is right around the corner and with the warm days comes termite swarming season. In this part of the country the most common termite species is the subterranean termite, by far the most destructive termite species. These termites build distinctive tunnels, or mud tubes, to reach food sources and to protect the colony. Subterranean termites use their scissor-like jaws […]