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Spider Control in Raleigh North Carolina

Copyright © 2012 anthonyb. Visit the original article at http://pestcontrolraleighnc.com/2012/10/spider-control-in-raleigh-north-carolina/.

North Carolina Spiders 

 

If there are any Raleigh, NC pests that strike fear in homeowners more than spiders, I have yet to hear about them. Spiders bear a negative reputation stemming from the very venomous Black Widow and Brown Recluse spiders. The truth is most spiders are very shy. Encounters with a spider are usually unintentional and in some cases unavoidable. They only bite when they feel threatened, or as a means of self defense. Most spider bites are equivalent of a bee sting or a fire ant bite in terms of pain. Unless someone suffers from specific allergies, very few species of spiders have the ability to produce dangerous side-effects. Below is chart demonstrating which spiders Raleigh, NC residents need to be worried about, and which spiders are low risk.

 

Spider Chart

 

 

Note: The Hobo Spider is no longer considered as dangerous as the Brown Recluse or Black Widow

 

Spider Bite Treatment 

 

If you are bitten by one of the non-dangerous spiders in the above chart, there are a few steps you should take to heal and avoid infection. After bitten by a non-venomous spider, wash the bite with warm soapy water. Apply an ice pack to the affected area to avoid any inflammation. Doctors do not recommend using an antibiotic unless the spider bite leads to a bacterial infection. Antihistamines and antiseptics are both okay in treating a spider bite.

If you happen to be bitten a venomous Black Widow or Brown Recluse, stay calm and seek medical help immediately. Remaining calm aids in decreasing your blood pressure and heart rate which may already be high because to the spider’s poisonous venom. Keeping your blood pressure and heart rate low will restrict the spread of the spiders’ venom throughout the body. A bite from one of these poisonous spiders can rapidly become an urgent medical emergency.

Spider Control Tips 

 

  • Remove all insects, both living and dead, from your property the best you can. Spiders will not make webs near your home if there are few insects for them to eat.
  • Keep your home and property clean and clutter free. Garages, basements, tool sheds, and other cluttered areas are a spider’s favorite hang out.
  • Avoid rock piles and stacking wood near your home. These tend to be breeding grounds for spiders.
  • Thoroughly remove any cobwebs or egg sacs you see inside your home or around your property with a broom or vacuum with a tightly sealed vacuum bag.
  • Install door sweeps and snug-fitting screens on all windows and doors to keep the spiders out of your home.
  • When storing things in garages or basements, make sure they are in tightly sealed plastic containers or tubs. If you are storing things in boxes, make sure each edge is completely sealed by packing tape to keep spiders from entering.
  • Seal any crevices or cracks that a spider might use to enter your home. Doing so will also prevent other insects in which spiders eat from coming inside and attracting spiders. Remember, spiders can enter through an opening 1/16th of an inch wide.
  • Yellow sodium vapor lights installed outside will attract fewer moths and insects that spiders usually eat.

 

Spider Control Raleigh, NC 

 

If you have taken the above steps, and are still seeing spiders in or around your property, get Raleigh spider control. Raleigh pest control professionals will eliminate the deadly Black Widow and Brown Recluse from your home, and keep them from coming back.

Bulwark Pest Control
19 West Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 828-8825
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 

Carolina Wildlife Removal
2316 Sapphire Valley Drive
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 896-4278
carolinawildliferemoval.com 

Trapper Dan’s Wildlife and Pest, LLC
4909 Waters Edge Drive #203
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 306-7254
trapperdans.com 

Terminix
6020 Oak Forest Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 790-0995
terminix.com 

 

Tragedy During a Roach Eating Contest

Copyright © 2012 anthonyb. Visit the original article at http://pestcontrolraleighnc.com/2012/10/tragedy-during-a-roach-eating-contest/.

 

Tragedy During a Roach Eating Contest

 

Edward “Eddie” Archbold is seen in the above video grabbing handfuls of roaches, and tossing them in his mouth like peanuts. The 32 year old resident of South Florida passed away earlier this month after eating several dozen of those roaches. The man was competing in a roach-eating contest with the hopes of winning an ivory ball python from a local reptile store.

After almost inhaling a bucket of 2-3 inch long roaches, Eddie threw his hands up in the air and was declared the winner. Shortly after winning the contest, Eddie started to feel sick and began vomiting. He eventually passed out and was rushed to an area hospital where he was declared dead. The medical examiner’s office is carrying out some tests to figure out the exact cause of Eddie’s death. Many are speculating his death was due to an allergic reaction caused by eating the roaches.

A fellow roach eating contestant of Eddies, Mathew Karwacki, made a Facebook comment about the roaches they were eating:

“Yes the contest was crazy, but all the bugs were captive bred and raised on a commercial diet and veggies. These insects are raised for the pet industry as fodder. So there was nothing that those bugs contained that would hurt a human (unless yes there was some sort of allergic reaction, but that is usually instant…he died awhile AFTER the contest)”

Eating Insects

Many of us North Carolina residents, along with most of the Western world, find eating roaches revolting. The truth is Entomophagy, or the act of eating insects, is a way of life for millions of people worldwide who rely on insects for protein and other nutrients needed to live. Eating insects is ingrained in many different cultures.

Thailand just might be the insect eating capital of the world. Vendors will sell crispy insects from carts at outdoor markets, and fried crickets are served liked peanuts in bars.

In Latin America ants, fire-roasted tarantulas, and cicadas are common customary dishes. One of the most famous culinary insects in Mexico, the agave worm, is eaten on tortillas and placed in bottles of tequila. Chocolate-covered locusts and candy-covered worms make getting your daily dose of protein oh-so sweet.

In Ghana during the spring rains, winged termites are collected and fried, roasted, or even made into bread. The termites are high in proteins, fats and oils, all of which are needed for a healthy, well-balanced diet.

And in Florida, contestants eat roaches in the hopes of winning a pet snake.

Roach Control

Residents in the Raleigh, North Carolina area find cockroaches to be disgusting pests, not intended for eating… With good reason. They carry over 40 different types of bacteria, and cause numerous diseases. Other unpleasant side effects roaches can cause are food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, parasitic worms, and urinary track infections. In addition, they have also been shown to cause allergic reactions in humans, which was likely the cause of Eddie’s death.

If you are a Raleigh resident, you do not want these disease carrying pests anywhere near your property, let alone in your home. If you are having a cockroach problem, contact a local exterminator immediately, and let’s leave the roach eating to the competitive eaters.

Bulwark Pest Control
19 West Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 828-8825
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Carolina Wildlife Removal
2316 Sapphire Valley Drive
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 896-4278
carolinawildliferemoval.com

Terminix
6020 Oak Forest Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 790-0995
terminix.com

Tragedy During a Roach Eating Contest

Copyright © 2012 anthonyb. Visit the original article at http://pestcontrolraleighnc.com/2012/10/tragedy-during-a-roach-eating-contest/.

Tragedy During a Roach Eating Contest

Edward “Eddie” Archbold is seen in the above video grabbing handfuls of roaches, and tossing them in his mouth like peanuts. The 32 year old resident of South Florida passed away earlier this month after eating several dozen of those roaches. The man was competing in a roach-eating contest with the hopes of winning an ivory ball python from a local reptile store.

After almost inhaling a bucket of 2-3 inch long roaches, Eddie threw his hands up in the air and was declared the winner. Shortly after winning the contest, Eddie started to feel sick and began vomiting. He eventually passed out, and was rushed to an area hospital where he was declared dead. The medical examiner’s office is carrying out some tests to figure out the exact cause of Eddie’s death. Many are speculating his death was due to an allergic reaction caused by eating the roaches.

A fellow roach eating contestant of Eddies, Mathew Karwacki, a Facebook comment about the roaches they were eating:

“Yes the contest was crazy, but all the bugs were captive bred and raised on a commercial diet and veggies. These insects are raised for the pet industry as fodder. So there was nothing that those bugs contained that would hurt a human (unless yes there was some sort of allergic reaction, but that is usually instant…he died awhile AFTER the contest)”

Eating Insects

Many of us North Carolina residents, along with most of the Western world, find eating roaches revolting. The truth is Entomophagy, or the act of eating insects, is a way of life for millions of people worldwide who rely on insects for protein and other nutrients needed to live. Eating insects is ingrained in many different cultures.

Thailand just might be the insect eating capital of the world. Vendors will sell crispy insects from carts at outdoor markets, and fried crickets are served liked peanuts in bars.

In Latin America ants, fire-roasted tarantulas, and cicadas are common customary dishes. One of the most famous culinary insects in Mexico, the agave worm, is eaten on tortillas and placed in bottles of tequila. Chocolate-covered locusts and candy-covered worms make getting your daily dose of protein oh-so sweet.

In Ghana during the spring rains, winged termites are collected and fried, roasted, or even made into bread. The termites are high in proteins, fats and oils, all of which are needed for a healthy, well-balanced diet.

And in Florida, contestants eat roaches in the hopes of winning a pet snake.

Roach Control

Residents in the Raleigh, North Carolina area find cockroaches to be disgusting pests, not intended for eating… With good reason. They carry over 40 different types of bacteria, and cause numerous diseases. Other unpleasant side effects roaches can cause are food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, parasitic worms, and urinary track infections. In addition, they have also been shown to cause allergic reactions in humans, which was likely the cause of Eddie’s death.

If you are a Raleigh resident, you do not want these disease carrying pests anywhere near your property, let alone in your home. If you are having a cockroach problem, contact a local exterminator immediately, and let’s leave the roach eating to the competitive eaters.

Bulwark Pest Control
19 West Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 828-8825
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Carolina Wildlife Removal
2316 Sapphire Valley Drive
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 896-4278
carolinawildliferemoval.com

Terminix
6020 Oak Forest Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 790-0995
terminix.com

Bedbugs Infest DNC Hotels in North Carolina

Copyright © 2012 anthonyb. Visit the original article at http://pestcontrolraleighnc.com/2012/09/bedbugs-infest-dnc-hotels-in-north-carolina/.

The DNC Convention—Charlotte September 4th

The DNC Convention—Charlotte September 4th

The state of North Carolina is all abuzz this week over the excitement of the Democratic National Convention being in Charlotte. What many Democratic delegates and conference-goers are not excited about is the possibility of sleeping with bedbugs.

According to websites like BedBugRegistry.com and BedBugReports.com, nine out of ten hotels that are hosting Democratic delegates report bedbug activity in the last year. Visitors report finding bites days after their stays, and at least two have said they ended up bringing bedbugs home with them. The most complaints have been directed at the Charlotte Marriott City Center, but the Double Tree by Hilton, Drury Inn & Suites Northlake, and the Charlotte-Center City Holiday Inn are also having issues.

Bedbug infestations are on the rise at exponential rates—some reports say as much as 75% from the same time last year. The Bedbug Crisis Hotline has increased ten fold in the last 6 months. Many major east coast cities like New York, Washington D.C., and Boston have made national headlines with their bedbug infestations, but Charlotte has a long way to go before they’ll catch up to their infestation levels. Charlotte is currently ranked 33rd.

Deutsch: Bettwanze

Bedbug Prevention Tips When Traveling

  • Check the beds, mattresses, headboards, sheets, and chairs for any evidence of bedbugs. They look like a flat seed that is reddish-brown in color.
  • If you suspect bedbugs, change hotel rooms to a room as far away from the infestation as possible. You may also think about changing hotels as well.
  • Keep luggage on luggage racks, or in the middle of the bathroom floor.
  • Use suitcases with hard protecting casings and wrap them in plastic.
  • Keep small bags and purses on your lap when in taxis, planes, or trains
  • Wash luggage upon your arrival home with a garment steam cleaner.
  • Wash and dry your vacation clothing immediately when you get home.
  • If you do happen to bring bedbugs home with you while on vacation, contact a pest control professional immediately!

For General Pest Control:

 

Bulwark Pest Control
19 West Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 828-8825
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Carolina Wildlife Removal
2316 Sapphire Valley Drive
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 896-4278
carolinawildliferemoval.com

For Bedbug Control:

 

Logos K9 Bedbug Scent Detection
2335 Derby Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 607-3969
logosk9.com

Chapel Hill Bed Bugs
198 Justice Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 408-7610
chapelhillbedbugs.com

Carolinians Under Attack!

Copyright © 2012 anthonyb. Visit the original article at http://pestcontrolraleighnc.com/2012/08/carolinians-under-attack/.

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Much of North Carolina, including Raleigh, is under attack from mosquitoes. All of the recent rain has led to perfect mosquito breeding conditions. Mosquitoes will lay their eggs in any stagnant water they can find—Bird baths, tire swings, kiddie pools, even long-standing puddles are ideal.

This attack is worrisome to most Raleigh residents because of this summer’s high levels of West Nile virus cases. CNN reports, this year’s West Nile Virus outbreak is the largest 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.

What You Need To Know

  • Only 1 in 500 mosquitoes carry the West Nile virus.
  • Around 80 percent of people bitten by an infected mosquito will show no signs of illness.
  • The young, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems are most likely to become severely ill or die form the virus.
  • If you suffer abnormally severe headaches, confusion, or fever like symptoms after a bite seek medical attention at once.

The Four D’s For Mosquito Prevention

  • Use insect repellent with DEET
  • Avoid the outdoors between Dusk and Dawn
  • Dress long sleeve shirts and pants when outdoors
  • Drain any stagnant water around your property

Durham has no programs to control mosquitoes on private property. To keep mosquitoes off your property, contact a pest control professional today!

For General Pest Control:

 

Bulwark Pest Control
19 West Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 828-8825
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Carolina Wildlife Removal
2316 Sapphire Valley Drive
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 896-4278
carolinawildliferemoval.com

For Mosquito Control:

 

Mosquito Squad of Raleigh-Durham
1108 Nowell Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 851-5135
mosquitosquad.com

The Mosquito Authority
Harvey Street
Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 710-5596
themosquitoauthority.com

Mist-A-Pest Mosquito Control
8311 Chimneycap Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613
(877) 754-8366
mistapest.com

 

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