When it comes to the frequency of pests Raleigh, NC residents are seeing in their homes, this summer has been one of the craziest. Pest control companies across the board have seen an influx of pest related phone calls this summer compared to last; with some pest professionals reporting as much as a 40% increase in phone calls.
I recently had the opportunity to speak to the pest control professionals at Bulwark Exterminating, who have also seen an influx in pest control phone calls this summer. I asked Bulwark, “What are the top three insect pests you have been getting the most phone calls about this summer in Raleigh?”
Here are the top three pest control problems in Raleigh:
3. House Spiders
American House spiders, or Common House spiders, are one of the most frequent spider pests found in the Raleigh, NC area. While these house spiders rarely bother humans, and their venom is not lethal, they do create massive, tangled webs that look like something straight out of a haunted house or horror movie. It’s these webs that cover the corners of basements, garages, and attics and cause residents to call Raleigh spider control professionals. There intimidating size also seems to get Raleigh residents running to the nearest phone. They can measure about an inch long, and are a dull brown in color.
Is there anything peskier than an ant? Well, maybe a different kind of aunt… You know the one that’s always razzing you about your weight, or your kids, or you name it. Ants like the Argentine ant, the Black Carpenter ant, and the Red Imported Fire ant drive Raleigh residents crazy with their pinching, stinging, and excessive mound building. When residents call, they really don’t specify the species of ant, just that they are invading and they want them gone. Mounds ruin your property and prevent homeowners from letting their kids play in the backyard or even have a picnic. To completely exterminate ants, continual efforts by a Raleigh ant control professional must be administered.
Residents of Raleigh may not be able to distinguish American Cockroaches from German Cockroaches; they just know they want them out of the house and away from their families and their food. The most called about pest in Raleigh, NC, according to Bulwark Exterminating, is the cockroach (both American and German).
Cockroaches are naturally drawn to your home as they forage for things to eat. The enter your home through any small openings they can find and make their home inside the voids in your walls, cabinets, and floors. Cockroaches eat just about any organic material you can think of. They do prefer the same foods you and I do; with a particular fondness for sweets, starches, and grease. Severe roach infestations require professional Raleigh roach control.
Raleigh Pest Control
If you are seeing house spiders, ants, cockroaches, or any other pest in your Raleigh area home, or on your property, seek the services of an exterminator in Raleigh, NC.Bulwark Pest Control
19 West Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
bulwarkpestcontrol.com Critter Control of the Triangle
6108 Redmond Court
6020 Oak Forest Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616