1. Common Myths About Mice Explained, Part 1

    Mice look pretty cute in movies, right? On the big screen, they have adorable beady eyes, cute whiskers, and big silly ears that make them seem harmless and innocent. The truth is, there are many misconceptions about house mice thanks to Disney movies like Cinderella, The Rescuers, and, of course, Stuart Little. In part one of our two-part series, we’d like to clear up some of these common, ofte…Read More

  2. How to Protect Your Kitchen From Pantry Pests, Part 2

    Welcome back! Last time, we started exploring the wild world of pantry pests, what these common pantry pests are, and how to protect your Piedmont home’s kitchen from these annoying (and gross) pests. You may want to read part one of this short blog series to learn more great tips, but here’s a brief recap of the first round of tips. Make sure your windows and screens in your kitchen are prope…Read More

  3. How to Protect Your Kitchen From Pantry Pests, Part 1

    Welcome back to our blog. Pests are a common nuisance that can invade not only our homes, but also the storage areas, closets, and cupboards that are meant to keep our food safe. The thought of multi-legged creatures creeping and crawling on and around the food we eat is extremely unsettling, which is why it should be a priority for homeowners in the Piedmont area to be vigilant about taking steps…Read More

  4. 3 Tips to Keep Pests Away During the Holidays, Part 2

    Welcome back! There’s nothing worse than having unwanted guests in your home during the holidays; however, we aren’t talking about crazy Aunt Petunia here. People often experience a rise in pest activity during the holidays due to improper storage of holiday decorations, bugs hitching rides on festive plants and Christmas trees, and more. In part one of our short blog series, we began looking …Read More

  5. 5 Tips to Keep Pests Away During the Holidays, Part 1

    Welcome back to the Ray Pest Control blog! The holidays are officially here, which means homes will be filled with lots of holiday foods, treats, festive plants and trees, and of course, guests visiting from out of town. While the holidays just wouldn’t be the same without any of these things, it’s important to keep in mind that these can also bring unwanted guests into the home—yes, friends…Read More

  6. How To Avoid Bed Bugs During the Holidays, Part 2

    Hello, and welcome back to the Ray Pest Control blog! In part one of our short blog series, we offered tips for avoiding bed bugs during your holiday travels. We explored some general information about bed bugs including how to identify them, and where they love to hang out and hide. We also looked at ways to avoid catching bed bugs while staying in hotels and motels during holiday vacations, such…Read More

  7. How To Avoid Bed Bugs During the Holidays, Part 1

    With all of the millions of other things you have to worry about over the holidays, the last thing you want to deal with is a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs are frequently referred to as the hitchhiking bugs, as these bothersome critters enjoy hopping from place to person to furry friend and so on. Nobody wants to pick up these pesky hitchhikers, especially during the holidays; however, with nearly…Read More

  8. What Are Those Pesky Red and Black Bugs?

    Hello, and welcome back to the Ray Pest Control blog. You may have noticed an uptick in those odd, menacing-looking red and black bugs crawling all over your home—both outside and in. These little guys are known as the boxelder bug and are commonly found across North Carolina. While they aren’t harmful to humans, an infestation can be quite annoying, and for those who are squeamish, these litt…Read More

  9. More Ways to Spider-proof Your Home this Fall

    Many people feel more at ease when spiders remain outdoors in the garden, but as the seasons change from summer to fall here in the Winston-Salem area, those creepy crawlers start moving indoors. Spiders have a way of inducing fear among humans unlike anything else, so knowing how to spider-proof your home for fall can give you peace of mind. Let’s pick up where we left off last time and continu…Read More