Archive for November, 2012

Envirosafe was called out to this facility which is rumored to have been built over an ancient Indian burial ground, and according to one of the staff members, “all kinds of unfortunate things have happened on this property”,  including the mysterious mold on the walls of the office. The office manager’s explanation is that she thinks they’re cursed. We at Envirosafe are looking for a more scientific explanation, such as water events, humidity issues, moisture problems in crawl space, or an HVAC unit that may be too big for their office which in turn blasts hot/cold air and knocks off quickly creating excess humidity. Updates on our finding to follow in future blog posts, but for now, two of the office employees are complaining diligently because they are experiencing symptoms such are breathing difficulty, respiratory infections, headaches, and eye irritation. Symptoms which they say subside when they leave the building. To learn more about mold and our remediation process, go to our website at www.charlotteasbestosandmoldremoval.com or www.pestcontrolcharlotte.net.  The short video below is shows the mysterious mold. Unfortunately, I could not get the rest of my interview with the building occupants to upload.

Identify a spider: How to tell if a spider is venomous and the risks.

 

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Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your home without any immediate signs of damage. Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, are susceptible to termite infestation. I’ve posted a picture and a video below of an actual infestation near Charlotte North Carolina in which termites ravaged a structure and destroyed it beyond repair. Compare the real photos to the humorous Terminix photo at the bottom of the page and you will see there isn’t much difference. For more information on termites and our control programs, please visit our websites at www.pestcontrolcharlotte.net, www.belmontncpestcontrol.com, www.rockhillpestcontrol.com, www.gastoniapestcontrol.com, www.charlotte-pest-control.com or www.charlottebedbugcontrol.us

Storm Davis reveals what’s left of a Termite Ravaged Structure

 

Should have called Envirosafe Termite & Pest

Envirosafe is much more than an environmental pest control firm. We protect home, health, and the Environment with services including radon mitigation, asbestos abatement, lead paint abatement, toxic mold remediation and even demo and underground storage tank removal. Our website for Environmental Services other that pest contol is www.charlotteasbestosandmoldremoval.com  otherwise our general website for pest control is www.pestcontrolcharlotte.net or www.charlotte-pestcontrol.com

Very often our services will overlap. Case in point this project in Locust, North Carolina where, as you guys can see in the video, Jarrod Goforth of Home Spectors demonstrates significant termite damage to a structure. This damage was revealed after our firm removed all the asbestos siding. Mold, Carpenter ants and oddly enough, an infestation of fleas from vermin entering the crawl space. The fleas were so bad, they were getting underneath our tyvek suits and making meals out of our environmental workers. Below is the video we made at the project to demonstrate just how badly termites can damage a structure. For more information on Termites and our control plans, please visit us online at www.gastoniapestcontrol.com or www.rockhillpestcontrol.com.

Incredibly, just five years ago, calls into our office about Bed Bugs, Kudzu Bugs, Asian Needle Ants and Marmorated Stink Bugs were nonexistent. Fast forward to 2012. The year of the Bug in Belmont, North Carolina. Our Catawba Street office has seen Marmorated Stink Bugs fly inside on sunny days as have we seen the Kudzu Bugs. Asian Needle Ants, which are described by many entomologist as Fire Ants on Steroids have made nests under the pavement on the south side of our office and while we haven’t yet been invaded by Bed Bugs in the office, they are epidemic now and we’ve treated countless numbers of homes in Belmont and Gaston County and treat several houses a week in Charlotte from the hundreds of customers who find us online at www.gastoniapestcontrol.com or   www.charlottebedbugcontrol.us   or   www.pestcontrolcharlotte.net

Below, I posted a picture of the Marmorated Stink Bug that flew in our office and also a video of a kudzu bug which likewise ventured into our Catawba Street office. We have treated several homes for both of these pests and get calls often from panicked homeowners. Both are major agricultural pests but are only an annoying occasional invader in our homes. Neither bite, but I suppose the goats The City of Belmont hired to destroy the Kudzu patch nearby to our office did not get the job done. What will be the next invasive species of pests to invade Belmont North Carolina? We will be ready, providing the safest, most environmentally friendly solutions that are safe for your family, your home, and your pets.

The Marmorated Stink Bug

Today I was called out to investigate a little mold problem. Wow, toxic mold has engulfed this apartment and Envirosafe was called upon to clean it up. I’ve posted part of my video walk-thru, and yes, it is as bad as it looks. There was also secondary infestations of American Cockroaches, (aka waterbugs and palmetto bugs) and also phorid flies by the thousands.

 

 

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Our Envirosafe pest technician was frightened and confused by this bizarre and mysterious moving creature. We don’t really have a clue what the hell it is, and are not so sure we want to find out but I presume it’s the pupal stage of some ginormous arthropod readying to break out and cause biting and or stinging chaos. Please post your guess as to what this grotesque nightmare might actually be when it hatches from it’s metamorphic stage.

 

 

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