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3 Summer Pests that are the Most Dangerous3 Summer Pests that are the Most Dangerous

3 Summer Pests that are the Most Dangerous

Summer is here on the North Carolina Coast, the weather is warm, while the summer storms come and go. Household pests are common year-round for many of our customers in the area, but we can see an increase in many other pests during the summer months. For many homeowners, they may cause annoyance and can pose a danger to your family. Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators wants to help keep your family and home safe this summer. Let’s take a look at 3 summer pests that are the most dangerous below.


3 Summer Pests that are the Most Dangerous

Ticks can be an issue year-round if you live in the south, but they are more of a concern during the summer months. If you spend a lot of time outdoors and especially in the woods or high weeds. Ticks can be considered a dangerous pest as they can transmit a Lyme disease which can be harmful if you don’t find the tick on you soon enough. One way that your family can stay protected this summer is to wear long pants and long sleeved shirts when you spend time outside. We also suggest wearing closed toe shoes as well to help keep them off you. Be sure to wear light colored clothing as it can not only help keep you cooler during the hot summer temps but can also help identifying a tick. Wear bug spray that has at least 20% DEET anytime you go outdoors. Inspect not only yourself but other family members for ticks after spending time outdoors.


Mosquitoes may seem like a harmless bug, but they happen to be one of the most dangerous pests during the summer months. They can not only be annoying if you go outdoors especially during the nighttime. But did you know that mosquitoes can transmit many different diseases to you and your family? They will leave a nasty itchy and red bump after they have bitten you and your family. Some of the diseases that mosquitoes carry are the West Nile Virus, Malaria and Yellow Fever. To help you and your family safe from these pests this summer is to avoid being outdoor during early morning and dusk time as they are the most active. Be sure to check your yard for standing water as they love to use this as a breeding area. Use bug spray that contains DEET if you are going to be outdoors for a long time.

Wasps, Hornets & Bees

3 Summer Pests that are the Most Dangerous

Another few pests that will seem to ruin anyone’s summer cookouts by being stung by wasps, hornets and bees. They love to show when you least expect it especially at pool parties, or cookouts in your backyard. These bugs can cause a serious health risk to those who are allergic to the stings. Many people will have to visit the emergency room every year because they have been stung by one of these insects. You can prevent these bugs from getting you are be sure to wear closed-toe shoes when outdoors. Be sure to stain any untreated decks or screened in porches to help keep carpenter bees at bay. Don’t wear perfume when you go outdoors as they can be more attracted to you. And if you happen to be stung by one of these bugs be sure to go get medical help if you are allergic to them.

While these are just a few of the insects that you may encounter during the summer, but these we felt are the most dangerous to you and your family. If you find that these bugs are becoming more of a hassle and problem on your property, don’t try to remove them yourself. We suggest that you leave it to the professionals and call us at (910) 254-9443. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful summer!

How to Prepare for a Pest-Free SpringHow to Prepare for a Pest-Free Spring

How to Prepare for a Pest-Free Spring
Are you ready for the warmer weather and spending more time outdoors? Then we can let you know that the one thing that comes with the spring weather are pests. We at Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators want to help you prepare for a pest-free spring. Many have already or will be doing a little spring cleaning and with that there is a chance you could run into some pests in your cleaning. Let’s look at how you and your family can help prepare for a pest-free spring this year so you can enjoy the nice weather.

Signs of Damage

How to Prepare for a Pest-Free Spring

While spring is a great time to clean, it’s also a good time to look for signs of pest damage. This can be anything from termite damage to an infestation in or around your home. You may find pest droppings in your garage as you get it ready for the warmer weather and using things you may not have used during the winter months. Make sure you look for mud tubes that may signal an infestation or even damage to any wood around your house. If you do however suspect that you may have an infestation or damage, the leave it to the professionals and call us.

Wood Everywhere

Winter is finally gone, or we hope it is and it’s time to start spending more times outside. While you won’t be needing to use your fireplace during the summer time, making sure that the wood pile is not by your home. Wood piles can cause a big pest infestation as it can be the home too many insects and pests. Be sure to check the wood pile as you are looking for any damage around your home this spring.

Treat for Mosquitos

How to Prepare for a Pest-Free Spring

With the warmer weather that only means that those pesky mosquitos will be back. And we all know how annoying they can be and how they can be a problem if you want to spend any time outdoors. Make sure that you help eliminate standing water in buckets, the ground, the kids play equipment and more. So be sure to allow us to come and help you treat your yard as we too would like for you to enjoy your time with your family outside this spring.

Spring Cleaning

Yes, it’s the time to clean your home and get rid of those unnecessary things you have kept in your home for years. Spring is the perfect time to clean the house as the weather is nicer and you are able to open up your windows for some fresh air. Clean out closets and be sure to vacuum up any pest droppings you may find. If you find that you have a problem with ants, pests and other creepy crawlers, give a call today so we can help you out!

While there are many other things that you can do around the home to get ready for spring, we thought that these items above would be a good start. If you find that you may have a problem with pests, please leave it to the professionals to treat it. We are able to come to your home and treat for those pests so you and your family can have a pest free spring this year!

Silverfish: Sneaky Little PestsSilverfish: Sneaky Little Pests

Silverfish: Sneaky Little Pests
We all have seen them whether it’s inside your home, the garage or outside. Silverfish happen to be the most common pests found indoors, especially in the fall and winter months. These pests prefer warm and humid environments like most of coastal North Carolina. And they seem to appear more once there is a drop in the temperature. While many homeowners like to try to take care of the problem on their own, they may not get rid of them that easy. We at Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators know how to get rid of them properly for you. Let’s look at why these are sneaky little pests.

About Silverfish

You can distinguish them by their oblong shaped bodies, long antennas and they are silver in color. But don’t be fooled by their appearance because they are capable of some pretty impressive feats. They are very good at repopulating and female silverfish can lay 1-3 eggs at a time. Did you know that most silverfish can live up to 3 years of course without getting the proper treatment from your exterminator? While the eggs normally take a few months to hatch, it’s best to get them taken care of now before you have a bigger problem on your hands, an infestation.

How Sneaky Are They?

Silverfish: Sneaky Little Pests

Silverfish normally will enter your home by hitchhiking a ride on cardboard boxes, books, papers and other items you may bring into your home daily. How sneaky of them indeed. Once they have made it inside your home, they will soon establish their own residency. They will look for cracks in your walls, doors and floorboards. Silverfish are nocturnal creatures, so they will be more active at night than in the day, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see them during the day.

They Are Harmful

While many thinks that Silverfish aren’t harmful, they can be so don’t be mistaken. They can cause damage to your home and clothing. You may find holes in your furniture, books, clothing, and wallpaper. And if they are turned loose in your pantry, silverfish will chew through cardboard, plastic, and paper packaging going straight to your food. Let’s hope they don’t get into your food in your home at all. We know you don’t want to deal with it ever.

Are They Hard to Get Rid Of?

Silverfish: Sneaky Little Pests

Silverfish can be difficult to get rid of once they have made themselves at home in your home. Seeing how they might have a steady food source and a nice warm place to live, why would they want to leave. So, we know that getting rid of them and having an exterminator come to your home is important. We do recommend helping keep them at bay by keeping the humidity levels in your home low, storing all food in airtight containers, vacuuming your floors and furniture regularly and inspecting walls and doors for cracks. If you do have cracks caulk as necessary to help eliminate their way of entry into your home.

If you already have an infestation of silverfish at your home or you’d like to prevent it from ever happening, please call us at 910-254-9443 today. We want to help make sure your home is as safe as it can be and pest free especially with the holidays coming up. We at Bug-N-A-Rug hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday this year!