1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Spiders this Fall

    For many residents in Piedmont, spiders can be wonderful allies to have when it comes to protecting a home from unwanted insects flying into your home; however, they can also become a scary nuisance when they’re found creeping on the walls of your home’s interior. As the seasons begin to change from summer to fall, spiders will definitely continue lingering around the home. With the cooler day…Read More

  6. 5 Common Bed Bug Causes

    So you have bed bugs. You definitely feel frustrated and grossed out, and you might also feel ashamed. After all, you may have gotten the impression that the only people you get bed bugs are those who do not keep their homes clean. In reality, bed bugs happen, whether you keep your home pristine or live in squalor. In fact, there are many different ways you can get bed bugs, and it doesn’t matte…Read More

  7. House Fly Prevention and Control: What You Need to Know

    If you have one or two flies in your home, you probably have a good idea how to control them. All you really need is a fly swatter and good aim! However, if house flies have become a daily problem, there is a good chance that you are not taking the proper precautions to prevent them. House flies are a nuisance that can also carry disease and infect your food, so it is in your best interest to take…Read More

  8. How to Avoid Wasps This Summer

    This summer, you want to enjoy the warm weather while you can. Fall is just around the corner, so it’s time to take in all that summer has to offer, particularly when it comes to spending time outside. Summer is a time for picnics, backyard BBQs, and time spent soaking up the vitamin D. When you are ready to spend time outdoors, the last thing you want is to deal with wasps. Wasps seem to make a…Read More

  9. 5 Herbs that Repel Pests

    When you are a gardener, you spend a lot of time outdoors. As peaceful and meditative as gardening can be, pests are an inevitable issue you must contend with in your yard. Fortunately, you can use your gardening skills to combat this problem by planting certain herbs in your garden. While including these insect-repelling plants is not going to make your garden entirely insect-free, they may help …Read More