1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Spring Cleaning Pest Control Tips

    Spring is upon us, and we couldn’t be happier. We’ve got warm days filled with sunshine, comfortable mornings, pleasant evenings. For many of us, it’s the time of year to throw open the doors and windows of our homes and get some spring cleaning done.  But as an exterminator in Winston-Salem, we know that with warm weather comes pests. With higher temperatures, unwanted critters come out of…Read More

  6. Local Insects That Bug Us

    Insects have many different ways of bugging us (See what I did there?). From crawling on us in the most inconvenient places to flying into our TV while we’re trying to relax after a hard day at work, insects seem to be everywhere. Because of this issue many Winston-Salem residents face, our exterminator has put together a list of the most common bugs we exterminate regularly. And luckily, this l…Read More

  7. Preparing For The Bugs You’ll See This Spring

    Warmer seasons are something that we always say we look forward to, but in reality we know that they also bring the rebirth of insects and pests. Now that spring has fully set in and summer is quickly approaching, it goes without saying that the more precautionary steps that you can make, the better. At Ray Pest Control, we have mastered the techniques that eliminate pests for good. Here are a few…Read More

  8. Common Types of Ticks You May Encounter

    Ticks are small, hard to detect, but they can be extremely harmful to our health. In our most recent blog, we touched on some of the important things we felt you should know about ticks. While it can be difficult to identify what kind of ticks you may have been exposed to, we thought it still might be helpful to go over some of the most common types of ticks. There are several different species, b…Read More

  9. Get the Facts About Earwigs

    Homeowners in North Carolina come across several different insects and pests while living in their homes. It can be frightening and uncomfortable knowing that you are sharing your living space with creepy and unusual insects. One common insect that many people find frightening and alarming when they are found in their home, is the earwig. Earwigs are small insects that are characterized by the pin…Read More