Spring is in the air all around the Carolinas and Virginia. You can see it in the wildflowers and trees. You can smell it in the freshly fallen rain and new life springing up from the ground. Though we may be practicing social distancing throughout our area, we can still step out on our porch and enjoy the wonder of the season.

Now that the seasons are finally changing, it is time to begin planting your flower gardens to add some color to your yard. You may have already begun sowing seeds indoors and planning to transfer them outside this month.

Unfortunately, there are several bugs that can be detrimental to your garden and beautification efforts. Rid-A-Bug is here to help make sure pests in and around your home are under control. In this article, we are discussing some bugs that are potentially harmful to your garden and what you can do about them.

Spring brings sunshine, flowers, and warmer weather, but it also brings a number of pests that can wreak havoc or just be an annoyance in your home and yard. These pests include ants, bees, spiders, and fleas.

Durham, NC – The VP and General Manager of Rid-A-Bug Exterminating, Marty L. Roberts from Wilkes County, NC was elected to the position of Vice President of the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) during their 70th annual Pest Control Technician School in January 2020. Roberts’ one-year term will begin in July 2020 and end June 2021.

Wouldn’t it be nice if pests hibernated during the winter? It would be… but not all of them do! While we do get a nice little break from mosquitos and black flies, we still have to deal with mice, rats, cockroaches, spiders, and other creepy crawlies that seek shelter from the cold. You may start to feel like you’re running an AirBNB for pests in your cozy home. Not to worry: with a few simple steps, you can kick them out and prevent the damage, bites, allergies, and mess they create. 

What do kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, and opossums have in common? They’re all marsupials. But you’re likely to only encounter the opossum here in the Southern US. If you’re like most of us, you appreciate wildlife - but want it to stay in the wild. When animals begin entering your yard, outbuildings, garage, or even your home, they can become a messy, inconvenient, and stressful nuisance. What do you need to know as we head into mating opossum mating season?