Monthly Archive: August 2012

Charlotte Battling Mosquitoes and West Nile

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The residents of Charlotte, NC have their hands full with the masses of mosquito’s plaguing the State. The large amounts of rain have escaladed the mosquito problem this summer, mainly because these irritating pests lay their larvae in the standing water left by rainfall. Mosquitoes can develop from an egg to an adult in as little as a week.

Experts think the mild winter and early spring, combined with scorching temperatures in July, have contributed to the increase in mosquitoes this year. Nearby cities like Greenville, NC have begun spraying specific areas for these bloodsuckers, while Onslow County has been spraying for them since May.

West Nile Virus

The large amount of mosquitoes have many Charlotte residents growing more and more concerned about the possibilities of the deadly West Nile Virus. CNN reports, this year’s West Nile Virus outbreak is the biggest the United States has ever seen since the disease was first discovered in 1999. So far this year there have been 42 deaths and over 1,100 reported cases Nationwide. Last week a Wayne County man became the first person in North Carolina to die from West Nile Virus.

West Nile Prevention

The Center for Disease Control urges us to take precautions when outdoors. Make sure you wear an insect repellent with DEET, dress in clothing that covers as much skin as possible, and completely avoid the outdoors between dusk and dawn if at all possible.

Mosquito Control

To stop mosquitoes from breeding on your property, make sure to eliminate any standing water like in puddles, in kiddie pools, in tire swings, and in bird fountains. The easiest way to remove mosquitoes on your property is to kill their larva. Mosquito dunks, or larvicides, are dropped into water killing larva and stopping mosquitoes from laying their eggs. Treatments last for 30 days and cover 100 square feet regardless of depth.

Pest control professionals can also spray your property frequently to help control the mosquito population.

General Pest Control

 

Bulwark Exterminating
1801 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 321-3716
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

A-1 Wildlife Control
Wilgrove-Minthill Road
Charlotte, NC 28227
(704) 334-1922
a1wildlifecontrol.net

Mosquito Control

 

Mosquito Squad of Charlotte
4050 Matthews-Indian Trail Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 821-0805
mosquitosquad.com

Mosquito Terminators of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
(704) 770-8215
mosquito-terminators.com

Carolina Mosquito Solutions
500 North College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 817-0463
carolinamosquitosolutions.com

Roaches Eat Toothpaste!

What Else Do Roaches Eat?

Let’s start with the bad news. Roaches aren’t finicky eaters.  They eat about anything including: human hair, fingernail clippings, paper, clothing, cigarettes, wood, feces, soap, and yes even toothpaste. Food or crumbs that have been left out are easy meals for roaches. They especially love to chew on the glue found in wood paneling and on the back of wallpaper. If a roach is hungry enough, they’ll even eat each other. They are classified as omnivores, meaning they eat any type of organic food source they find.

Roach Prevention

Now the good news, roaches can be prevented. A roach’s favorite place to dine is the kitchen. Take precautions by not leaving food out, wiping down sinks and counters, storing food in air-tight plastic containers, using garbage cans with tight lids, and frequently cleaning. Eliminating leaking faucets and sealing of entry points to your house is also very helpful.

For additional help in eliminating roaches in your house, call a pest control professional today!

Bulwark Exterminating
1801 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 321-3716
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

A-1 Wildlife Control
Wilgrove-Minthill Road
Charlotte, NC 28227
(704) 334-1922
a1wildlifecontrol.net

A-A Wildlife Damage Control
301 Bradford Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 608-6950
aawildlife.com

Orkin
5100 Reagan Drive
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 694-6655
orkin.com

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