Being a homeowner is supposed to have some challenges. You expect this, and you learn and master them one by one. What starts as frustration can often turn into pride before long. Yet there are those few heart-dropping moments when something completely unfair happens. One of these is finding termites in your home. Before you panic, it's important to verify that they are really termites. Do you know the difference?

The decorations are up. The tree is lit. Christmas movies are playing every evening. Tis the season to be merry and bright. However, if you live in the Carolinas or Virginia, it is still a season of indoor pests. Spiders are weaving, termites are eating, and roaches are skittering throughout fall and winter. If you have or someone you know is dealing with pests during the holiday season, give the gift of professional pest control.

Vacation is a time to get away from the most stressful parts of winter. Maybe you're taking a break from the cold and the short daylight hours. Perhaps you're getting away from work for a bit and shaking your stresses away. Whatever the reason, the last thing you want your vacation to add is more stress. That's why it's important to adopt a few simple habits that can help you avoid pest issues.

Arachnophobia. The word may conjure memories of one of the more popular horror movies of the ’90s. The movie plays on one of the most common phobias in the world, the fear of spiders. One study revealed that 75% of people have at least some measure of fear when it comes to the eight-legged houses pests we all see far too often. While it might not be a fully developed phobia, chances are you among the many who do not like to see spiders. The question we want to answer in this article is: Why Are We So Afraid of Spiders?

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.