Warmer weather is welcome as we have endured a cold winter here in the Carolinas and Virginia. Several bouts of snow and ice have left us wishing that spring would get here sooner than later. We are ready to get outside and enjoy our beautiful area. 

Of course, there are a few small downsides to warmer weather. We cannot emphasize how annoying some of these small spring annoyances can be, including many-legged pests like silverfish, millipedes, and centipedes. In this article, we want to help you keep creepy-crawlies from ruining your spring fun. 

The population change in our area over the last few years has been nothing short of impressive. The Carolinas and Virginia have welcomed tens of thousands of new residents to our area over the past few decades. But with the shift to remote working solutions, people are no longer bound to live near their employers’ offices. Families can live anywhere, so they are choosing this region. 

Our abundance of natural resources, charming towns, fascinating cities, and friendly neighbors are part of what attracts people to our area. We have plenty of new homes from which to choose in beautiful neighborhoods with spectacular views. 

When you buy an existing property, you can expect to need to perform a number of repairs. If you have found yourself in a new home (or relatively new home), one of the primary benefits is that everything works great. 

With your new purchase, you wouldn’t be expecting to deal with pests. There shouldn’t be holes, cracks, or openings through which pests can get inside; however, some insects are clever enough to find their way in from the start. Old house borers are one such pest that, unlike their name suggests, affect new homes. 

Is your home your sanctuary? Is it a warm place to relax and recharge after a long day? 

It’s not just the temperature, but the love of family, decor, memories, and welcomeness that makes your house a home. Unfortunately for you, it’s not just your loved ones and neighbors who want to spend time with you. 

This winter, if you’re not careful, you may find that the warmth and comfort of your home are appealing to rodents. Regardless of how uninvited they are, when they visit your house, it can be challenging to get them to leave. 

The key to preventing rodents from making a home in your house is prevention. In this article, we are providing eight tips for rodent-proofing your home. 

Although winter has only just gotten underway, we have already had a significant winter storm that brought high winds, heavy snow, and ice. In the Carolinas and Virginia, big storms can arrive any time of year and cause significant damage. We are always on the lookout for big trees and large limbs that can punch holes in our roofing and require extensive repairs. 

However, our homes can be damaged by small things as well. Wood-destroying insects are so small you might barely even see them; however, their impact on your home can be just as damaging as a big storm. One such WDI is the tiny but mighty carpenter ant. Here’s what you need to know about how to stop attracting them to your home. 

It is finally starting to feel like winter here in the foothills and piedmont of North Carolina and Virginia. After a Christmas that was warm enough to comfortably grill on your deck in shorts, we are now back to scraping ice off our windshields in the morning before driving to work. 

Residents are keeping a weathered eye to the sky for signs of snow and ice, and ultimately, everyone is ready for spring. 

You might take at least some solace in the idea that you don’t have to deal with annoying, pesky insects during the colder months. Unfortunately, in our area, that is not entirely true. Many insects are less active during the winter, but others are looking for shelter from the cold and wet weather in your home.

Spiders are fairly common winter pests that are not welcome in most homes. We want to help you identify dangerous spiders and take steps to prevent them from entering your house this winter.