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Clover Mites

Customer:  “I’m seeing these little red bugs ALL over my cement patio by my pool…  They’re grossing me out!” STOMP:  “Stay calm, those are just Clover Mites.” We have this conversation with one of our customers at least once a week during the early-summer and fall months.  Don’t feel bad if this happens to you. ...

The Dreaded, Red Imported Fire Ant

Have you ever been out on a lawn, maybe even your lawn, and suddenly felt a sting on your pinky toe??  Chances are, you’ve just been a victim of the red imported fire ant.  (We’ll refer to them as just fire ants from here.) The only good quality about these ants is that they are...

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Got Holes?? So does everyone else.

Most Un-Wanted!! If you own a home that is made out of wood, which covers about 99.9% of us, then you’ve probably seen big bees flying around your property.  This is the season for Carpenter Bees. Carpenter bees resemble large bumble bees but have very different nesting behavior.  They like the wood on your property....

Wolf Spiders

Wolf spiders:  they are big, they are hairy, and they look scary…but they are primarily nuisance pests.  Unlike many spiders, Wolf spiders do not build snare webs, they instead build retreats.  They typically can be found under stones, timbers, and under decks.  They may come indoors in search of prey, and if so, they tend...

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TheeDigital Launched Our New WordPress Website

Stomp Pest Control is proud to announce that our newly redesigned website has launched. Our new site was built by Raleigh web design and internet marketing company, TheeDigital, in WordPress. WordPress is an easy-to-use content management system that makes it easy for our team to manage and update our website by ourselves. We have implemented...

7 Ways Pests Are Taking the Sweat Equity Out of Your House

For most of us, we’ve put a lot of time and effort into making our house a home.  In the article that follows are 7 easy-to-do tips on protecting your home. ?www.pestworld.org/news-hub/guest-columnists/7-ways-pests-are-taking-the-sweat-equity-out-of-your-house/

Lightning Bug or Fire Fly

Lightning Bugs have awed us for years.  Anyone growing up in the South can remember chasing those flashing bugs throughout the yard.  In this article, you’ll learn some neat facts about these critters – some very surprising. www.pestworld.org/news-hub/pest-articles/the-science-behind-fireflies/

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Small Flies

Are there small flies hovering around in your house?  Don’t feel bad..  A teaspoon of moisture is all you need for an infestation. Some of the most common small flies you will encounter are: Fruit Flies Phorid Flies Drain/Moth Flies Fungus Gnats The following are steps you can take in lowering the population: Keep garbage cans and drains clean...

American Dog Tick

The American Dog Tick prefers dogs (shocker) as their host, but they will gladly feed on larger animals, including humans.  This tick goes through an egg, larva, nymph, and adult stage during its lifetime.  Although they can be foundyear-roundd, adult dog ticks are usually found between April and May.  Dog ticks do not transmit Lyme...

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Varied Carpet Beetle

The varied carpet beetle can be a serious household pest. In its larvae form, it feeds on natural fibers including clothing, furniture, and carpets.  As you can imagine, it damages what it eats.  The varied carpet beetle has an unusually long life cycle for an insect, spanning from 1-3 years.  Infestations can be prevented by...

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