Category Archives: Pest Control

Don’t Come Knocking at His Door

Spotted almost exclusively at night, the opossum is often known to play dead when alarmed. They will, however, frequently bare their teeth and growl in order to fend off a perceived threat—particularly males of the species.

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NCPMA PestLine Offered to Answer Consumer Pest Management Questions

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) has opened the NCPMA PestLine, an electronic hotline that allows consumers to receive answers to their pest management questions directly from pest management experts… read more

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How to Handle a Squirrel Bite

While it is not an especially frequent occurrence, a squirrel bite should be treated in the same fashion as most other small animal bite. Like most rodents, squirrels rarely are carriers of rabies, which is actually found more commonly in … Continue reading

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An Expression That Says it All

This feisty little raccoon’s facial expression gives the impression that he may recently have gotten his paws somewhere they should not have been. Natural scavengers, raccoons usually prefer to work under cover of darkness in their search for food.

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Common Symptoms Resulting from Bee Stings

With over 25,000 species stretching across every continent except Antarctica, bees are one of the more common flying insects that most people will encounter. Although they usually will not employ their defenses unless provoked, a bee sting nevertheless can produce … Continue reading

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Say Cheese!

A common full-grown raccoon spotted in the wild. Perched atop a tree, the animal probably was likely in the midst of searching for a meal when it noticed the camera and decided to show its good side.

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The Many Bats of the World

The only mammal that is able to fly, the bat is also one of the most widespread and varied animals in the world.  With around 1,200 different types living today, they represent the second largest order of mammals, only ranking … Continue reading

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