Raleigh-Durham’s Most Common Pests
Ants are the most common pest in the world. With 25 species that commonly infest homes and buildings it is important to understand these pests. To learn more about the common types of ants in North Carolina and our pet and child friendly approach to managing these pests visit Ant Control Raleigh, NC.
Bedbugs are a real nightmare and have caused quite a few as well. With all the hype about the bedbug epidemic it helps to know the truth about bedbugs. Learn more about the most talked about pest in the media at Bedbug Control Raleigh, NC.
It happens every year right at the beginning of spring. The bees come out and start getting right to work. Most bees are around your home are just there for the pollen but sometimes bees like the carpenter bee like to stick around and cause damage while making there homes. Visit Bee Control Raleigh, NC.
North Carolina has many types of beetles. Some eat your carpets inside others eat your grass, trees and shrubs outside. Some need treatment in the spring, others in the summer, others in the fall, and some may invade during the winter. Learn more on our page Beetle Control Raleigh, NC.
Psocids often called booklice or barklice can be found throughout North Carolina. It is not unusual to find these pests where you have stored books, especially if the books are stored in humid areas like closets. Learn what you should know about Booklice on our Booklice page.
There are many types of borers in North Carolina. Many of the common borers can be the cause of wood damage. Before you buy a home you should get a WDIR or Wood Destroying Insect Report. Many people refer to this as a “termite inspection” however the inspector will also be checking for evidence of or damage caused by borers.
Many people use the word bug interchangeably with insect, but bugs are actually a specific type of insect. The more common bugs in North Carolina include Bedbugs, Stinkbugs, and Boxelder bugs. Learn more about these pests on our North Carolina Bugs page.
Carpet Beetle Larvae
Carpet Beetle Larvae are a common pest in Raleigh, NC. These pests become adult carpet beetles which is known to cause dermatitis in humans. Learn more about Carpet Beetle Larvae.
Centipedes are common throughout the Raleigh-Durham area. Be careful when you’re landscaping you may stir up some of these creepy pests. Learn more about how to identify and manage centipedes on our Raleigh centipede page.
Cockroaches are the second worst pest for homes and structures in Raleigh, NC. Although there can be more than a dozen types of roaches found throughout NC the great majority of infestations are made up of the five more popular species. To learn more about these roaches and these species visit our page Raleigh, NC’s most common cockroaches.
The noise of crickets can be almost pleasant, that is of course until they’re in your walls keeping you up at night. Learn about this very common pest and how you can help prevent an infestation around your home. Visit our page about North Carolina’s Crickets.
Earwigs are very common in North Carolina and can be more difficult to control because they tend to be more resistant to pest control treatments than other common pests. If you take a minute and visit our Earwig Page you may learn something about these pests you didn’t know before.
Firebrats are very similar to their relative the Silverfish except that they don’t seem to be as common and aren’t well known. Most people who see a firebrat would just think it’s a silverfish. Learn how to tell the difference between the two by visiting our Firebrats in North Carolina page. Next time someone thinks they see a silverfish you might teach something new.
Without a doubt fleas can be one of the most frustrating pests in North Carolina. Pet owners should be especially aware of the terrible flea season we have each fall in Raleigh. If you have pets that go outside and inside it’s only a matter of time before you deal with this pest. Visit our Raleigh Flea page and learn more.
Flies may be one of the more annoying pests not to mention the sanitation issues. There are several types of flies in North Carolina. Learn about the more popular species by visiting our page Types of Flies in NC.
Hornets are no fun. Sometimes they build nests in the ground where you can’t detect them. They can also become very aggressive very quickly.
Mice are a very common pest of any type of structure in North Carolina. They love to invade garages and kitchens where they can find bird seed, pet food, and the food we feed our families with. The worst part is they can carry harmful diseases and they reproduce very quickly.
Millipedes infestations occur occasionally in the Raleigh area, but when they occur they can be in the hundreds of thousands. There name comes from the fact that they can have hundreds of pairs of legs. Learn more about millipede control.
Mites are a very common invader of homes in North Carolina. The most common home invader is the Clover Mite. Clover Mite invasions tend to be worse in the spring, especially the where the sun shines into the home. Learn more about mites.
Mosquitoes are one of the most hated pests. Not only do they cause itchy bites but they can carry disease as well. These pests love North Carolina especially near moisture and in wooded and shaded areas. Learn more about Mosquito control.
Moths can infest your pantry and your closets. Some like to feed on grains others prefer to eat your clothes. If your trying to deal with these pests it may be time to have a professional help identify the species your dealing with and their habits and how to control them. Learn more on our moths page.
Pillbugs are often called “Roly-Polies” because of how they roll up into a tight ball when bothered. Pillbugs are actually not insects but are land dwelling Crustaceans. They can be found under rocks, wood, and anything where moisture sticks around. Learn more about Pillbug Control.
Rats are not as common of an invader as mice especially in residential properties. Commercial properties however should take preventive measures for these pests. Learn more on our page rat control in Raleigh, NC.
Silverfish are a very common indoor pest in North Carolina. They infest year round and love to hang out in closets and bathrooms. Learn about our Silverfish management on our Raleigh Silverfish control page.
Slugs are a common pest around homes. What kind of damage do slugs cause? Learn more about these pests at Slug control in Raleigh, NC.
Snails can cause considerable landscape damage and can live for years. Learn more about snail management on our page Raleigh’s Snail Control Exterminator.
Sowbugs are alot like Pillbugs. One way to tell the difference is Sowbugs are only able to curl up loosely where the Pillbugs can curl up into a tight ball. These pests can be found worldwide but won’t be found away from moisture. Learn more about Sowbugs on our Sowbug control page.
In most cases spiders are actually beneficial because they prey on other insects. There are however two types of spiders that are considered dangerous. The widow spiders (black widow) and the recluse spiders (brown recluse). To learn more about these two dangerous spiders please see our page Raleigh’s least friendly spiders.
Springtails can invade in huge numbers and are very annoying. Learn more about prevention and treatment for springtails on our page – Raleigh, NC Springtail control.
It doesn’t get much worse than termites. These wood destroying pests cause billions of dollars in damage each year. Learn more about Subterranean Termites on our termite identification page.
Ticks are a blood feeding pest that can be a serious health hazard. There are several types that target humans and dogs. To learn more about ticks common to North Carolina please visit our web page ticks you should know about.
Wasps are a very common pest in the greater Raleigh, NC metro. Some sting, others build clay tunnels on your home, others can cause wood damage. Learn more about these pests on our page Wasps in Raleigh, NC.
Are you finding little beetle like bugs in your pantry and kitchen? Could be rice weevils. If you look closely and find an over sized Pinocchio like nose sticking out the front you may want to visit our Rice Weevil Control page.