There are over 3,000 species of snakes around the world, but there are few prominent types that tend to live in Western North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. While these species can be spotted in other areas, the kind of snake you will likely find depends on your surroundings. While it’s possible to be bitten by snakes, it should be noted that snakes are not poisonous, but they are venomous. This means they can only transfer venom through a bite that can be life-threatening to a human.

To get a better idea of what you may be dealing with, here are the most common reptiles.

Your home is your family's sanctuary. It is the place you go to rest and recharge after a long day at work. It is where you make lasting memories with your favorite people. You do everything you can to make sure your house is more than walls and a roof. You decorate, paint, and personalize every square inch of it. It is your safe space. When there are pests in your home, you need them gone as soon as possible. Some insects are worse and more aggravating than others. Bed bugs are among the most frustrating pests experienced by residents of the Carolinas and Virginia. It is frustrating enough to have any insects in your home, but pests that live where you sleep are the worst. In this article, we are discussing what causes bed bugs, and how to avoid them. 

Carpenter ants don’t cause as much damage as termites and other pests, but they can be quite a nuisance.

They get their name from their nest building, where they will excavate the wood and form tunnels inside the wood. Unlike termites, they do not eat woods but only chew through wood to make tunnels and create nests. Carpenter ants' damage appears from their need to create nests in wooden items like desks and stumps. If your house is infested, read on for how to get rid of black carpenter ants, and what carpenter ant treatment to use. 

Swarmers have wings, unlike all other ants in colonies. Their wings allow them to glide far away instead of crawling to a new nesting destination. They are assigned to finding a nesting site and then being the first to reproduce and build up new colonies. If you see flying ants swarming, this means that the colony has been maturing for a while. 

Flying ants are a type of ant that serves a single function: to extend the life of their colony. 

As life gets back to something like normal, you may actually be establishing a daily routine of leaving your house. After a year of learning and working remotely, even if it’s only a few days a week, it is nice to get outside more often. However, one of the few downsides to actually being able to leave your home is that you may have the unfortunate experience of returning to unexpected pest problems such as ants. We have all been there. Everything seems fine when you leave, but by the time you get home, there is a train of what seems like thousands of the tiniest insects parading through your home.

As bad as normal ants can be, what do you do when that swarm of ants is flying? You may have not even realized that is a possibility, but if you have seen it, you know that it can be something of a nightmare. In this post, we are talking about flying ants and what to do with them -- short of abandoning your house.