1. How To Identify Bed Bugs, Part 2

    Bed bugs are a prevalent problem here in North Carolina and they don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Bed bugs are the stuff of nightmares that feed on blood to survive. When you lay in bed at night, the last thing you want is to feel any kind of creepy crawly scitter across your arm, but especially a bed bug. Bed bugs in your home can make it unbearable to enjoy spending time in your home,…Read More

  2. How to Keep Common Pests Away In 2019

    Happy New Year from the Ray Pest Control team! Now that the holidays are over, you’re probably settling back into a normal routine. You might also be making your list of New Year’s resolutions that you hope to achieve in the new year. As you make your list, you should consider the ways in which you can better protect your home from pests in 2019. While the bugs and creepy crawlies are not as a…Read More

  3. 6 Ways to Rodent-Proof Your Piedmont Home This Winter

    There’s a chill in the air here in Piedmont, which means you’ll be spending more time cozied up indoors to stay warm and toasty. Just like we humans enjoy the warmth our homes provide us, there are many rodents that might also seek shelter from the cold in your home. From mice and rats to raccoons, squirrels, opossums, and others, these critters will not only seek out shelter to hold up for wi…Read More

  4. 7 Signs You Have a Raccoon Problem

    Raccoons, while cute and seemingly cuddly, are incredibly dangerous to have in your home. According to the Humane Society of the United States, these creatures carry and spread rabies, roundworm, leptospirosis, and other potentially serious diseases. These critters can be found all throughout North Carolina, in both urban and rural environments. Raccoons are characterized by mischievous behavior, …Read More

  5. 4 Spooky Exterminator Costume Ideas (For The Kids, Of Course)

    Welcome back to the Ray Pest Control blog! With Halloween on the horizon, we thought we’d have a little bit of fun in today’s post and share with you some of our favorite exterminator-themed costume ideas (for the kids, of course). With all the Spidermans, Captain Americas, Disney princesses, and ever-present Star Wars costumes that will be making an appearance at all the Halloween parties, we…Read More

  6. Top 3 Creepy Spiders In Movies

    First, we would like to say that our hearts go out to everyone in North Carolina and the surrounding states who have been affected by Hurricane Florence. The entire Ray Pest Control team wishes everyone in our Piedmont community and beyond the very best as we recover, rebuild, and heal in the days, weeks, and months to come. In light of the tremendously tragic events our communities have suffered …Read More

  7. 6 Fascinating Facts About Bed Bugs, Part 1

    Welcome back to the Ray Pest Control blog! Summer is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the threat of bed bugs invading your home is ending. In fact, it is a common belief that bed bugs are only active during the summer, and while they may be more active during the warmer months, bed bugs are a year-round problem. Today, we will look at some more interesting facts about bed bugs to help re…Read More

  8. How To Identify Bed Bugs, Part 2

    Thank you for joining us for part two of this short blog series. In part one, we looked at ways to help you identify bed bugs in your home or lodgings while traveling this summer. Bed bugs are known as the hitchhiking bug, which is how they travel so easily from location to location and take up residence in homes across the United States and beyond. Here are the bed bug identification tips we disc…Read More

  9. How To Identify Bed Bugs, Part 1

    Welcome back to the Ray Pest Control blog. Summertime is one of the peak seasons for bed bug activity. This is partly because people tend to travel more in the summer, which increases the risk for picking up bed bugs while staying in homes, hotels, and motels that may have a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs are notorious hitchhikers (hence the nickname “the hitchhiking bug”) and because of their …Read More