NC’s Four Worst Pests Spring 2011
Ticks are bad almost everywhere in the spring. In Raleigh they’re really really bad. If you have kids and pets or if you spend much time in the yard you know what I’m talking about. We’ve heard from more than one resident of Raleigh this year that they’ve found three ticks on them after spending time outside.
#2 Carpenter Bees
They start to come out in March. They’re in full force all through April. They start to subside in May. They’re carpenter ants and what starts as just a few can become a severe infestation. We put them at number 2 only because they don’t suck you’re blood.
#3 Clover Mites
What are those tiny reddish brown dots around my window and in my tub? That’s the question we’ve had a lot of this spring. The answer is clover mites. They love to infest the sunny warm spots of the home – and they were especially bad this year.
Ants don’t rest any month of the year. However, they really got to work this spring. The worst were the little black ants, who’ll do almost anything for a little sugar.