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Wake Forest, NC 27587
Fleas & Ticks
Wildlife Threat Level
No one likes to be outside in the cold, including our local wildlife. This time of year, furry pests like squirrels, raccoons and roof rats are actively seeking shelter inside homes. If you hear strange noises in your attic or walls or notice droppings in your pantry or along the baseboards, it is likely that you have some new unwanted houseguests.
Squirrels Threat Level
No one likes to be outside in the cold, including our local wildlife. This time of year, squirrels are actively seeking shelter inside homes. If you hear strange noises in your attic or walls or notice droppings in your pantry or along the baseboards, it is likely that you have some new unwanted houseguests.
Rodents Threat Level
While rodents including mice, roof rats and Norway rats are a year-round problem in our area, this time of year they are actively seeking shelter indoors. These invaders reproduce very quickly, can cause significant structural damage by nesting and chewing, transmit bacteria and rarely travel alone often bringing fleas, ticks and mites into the home with them.
Termites Threat Level
Termites pose an intense threat to homes in our area year-round. Across the southern half of the country, every yard in a suburban neighborhood will likely have at least one and probably multiple colonies of subterranean termites.
Ants Threat Level
This time of year, local species of ants including Argentine Ants, Pharaoh Ants and Odorous House Ants are the least active, but can still cause quite a headache for homeowners. Spotting one or two in your home likely means others are nearby and different ant species often require different methods of treatment making them difficult for homeowners to control on their own.
Fleas & Ticks Threat Level
Fleas and ticks are a year-round challenge our area. While populations are not at their peak this time of year, they can still quickly infest a home if they get inside. They reproduce very quickly and may pose serious health risks to humans and pets.
Mosquitoes Threat Level
Mosquitoes in our area are typically dormant this time of year. However, once temperatures begin to warm, they will become active and begin to reproduce very quickly.
Fire Ants Threat Level
While fire ants are typically dormant in our area this time of year, it is important to always keep an eye out for their signature mounds. These ants are extremely territorial and will attack anyone that comes near their nest.
Stinging Insects Threat Level
Wasps, Hornets and Yellowjackets are the least active this time of year, however residents in our area should always avoid their nests to prevent an unwanted attack.