They sure are nasty little buggers. Termites contaminate more than 600,000 homes in the US each year, and though very small, they can wreak havoc on your property. Termites cause billions of dollars in damages - and more than a few headaches. If you’re planning on selling your home, how does termite damage impact your resale value? A tiny pest… and a big question. Let’s get to the bottom of this.

The Carolinas and Virginia put on a marvelous display of color and beauty during October and November. It is one of the factors that attract tourists and new residents to our area every year. Though the weather is excellent throughout autumn, and generally drier than other times of the year, there is not really an off-season for rainfall east of the Mississippi. Tropical systems and nor'easters often bring enough rain to make up the difference in what would otherwise be a dry season.

Our area receives between 35 and 45 inches of rain each year on average. We had almost twice that amount in 2018 when multiple tropical systems dumped buckets of water during an already exceptionally rainy year. With heavy rainfall and plentiful humidity, homes in our area are prone to issues stemming from excess moisture.

Moisture will enter your home is through leaking pipes, wet basements and crawlspaces, roof damage, worn weather sealing, and malfunctioning heating and air conditioning. When rain and water enter your home, you can expect issues.

We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. The Carolinas and Virginia are known for their abundance of natural resources and amazing scenery. There are thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails to explore, pristine waterways in which to fish or boat, and several charming small towns in which to eat and shop. 

For those that call our area home, you get to enjoy amazing weather, friendly neighbors, and strong local economies, in addition to all the outdoor activities you love. The good far outweighs the bad. There are more pros than cons. 

Of course, one of the few downsides is the presence of pests. In our area, it is not uncommon to encounter infestations of insects such as:

Fall is in the air. The days are shorter, the mornings are cooler, and the leaves are beginning to change colors in the Carolinas and Virginia. That means weekends spend watching and playing football, camping, and bonfires, and all enjoying all of what makes our area special during Autumn.

The one downside to fall in the South is the unwanted pests that seek shelter in your home during the season. In this article, we are discussing the most common fall pests and what do to about them.

Ah, summer. The kids are out of school and ready for adventure. 

Here in the piedmont, foothills and High Country of the Carolinas and Virginia provide us access to countless adventures. From thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails to whitewater rafting and backcountry camping, we have more to do than you can fit into your schedule in a single summer.

This is the season for your friends and family to come by for cookouts and picnics, to putter in the garden, to raise gorgeous flowers or delicious veggies, and to just sit on the porch and enjoy the sun. Many look forward to summer, warm temperatures, and time off all year. It is truly the perfect season in the Carolinas and Virginia. 

Well, it’s almost perfect. There is one thing about the warm months that can challenge the patience of even the most adamant fan of summer - pests.