“Do mothballs repel chipmunks?” “Do mothballs keep skunks away?” “Do mothballs repel snakes?” This is just a small selection of many mothball-related questions that populate Google’s autofill when you type in, “do mothballs”. So what’s the deal with all this mothball talk? And is any of it actually true? We…Read More
The weather is starting to chill, which means it’s almost time to switch on your heat, huddle under some blankets, make a nice cup of hot cocoa and….lookout for wildlife pests? That’s right, while we’re really embracing our inner hygge, North Carolinians also need to be mindful of wildlife that…Read More
At City Wide Exterminating, we have a deep commitment to the customers we serve. As a part of that community commitment, we want people to get to know us a little bit better, and getting to know us means first and foremost getting to know the people who make the…Read More
Midsummer days and nights are prime insect season in North Carolina, with mosquitos and ticks and a host of other irritating bugs. When summer starts transitioning into autumn, many of those insects start to retreat–but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to worry about pests. In fact, there is…Read More
A flea infestation is one of the last things you want to deal with, and as we write this, North Carolina is in the thick of peak flea season. If you have outdoor pets, your chances of ending up with fleas in your home goes way up, but the presence…Read More
Fleas and mosquitoes: We know that they’re definitely annoying, but are they dangerous. We’re here to uncover the truth on the topic. Let’s get right to it. Are Fleas Dangerous? The true dangers of fleas depend entirely on who it is you’re talking about. For example, a flea bite on…Read More
Recently, we sat down to do a little bit of a refresher course on one of the creepiest common pests in North Carolina: spiders. While we were doing a little bit of research, a brilliant thought occurred to us: We should tell everyone about these spiders. They deserve to know.…Read More
There are over 500 species of stinging insects in North Carolina, and while most of them carry out the ecologically essential task of pollination, there are some that definitely pose a more severe threat to humans than others. We decided to draw on some of our knowledge to try and…Read More
“Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” is a phrase routinely murmured by parents tucking their children into bed, usually without a second thought. While it might just be a cute little rhyme, bed bugs truly are nothing to joke about, especially here in the Charlotte NC area; in…Read More
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