Posts Tagged ‘Belmont’

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The time of year has come for us to breakout the Christmas Decor. Those of us who live in Belmont, North Carolina  are reminded of this by Belmont’s fine annual tradition of a Christmas parade right through the middle of what was once a thriving textile town nestled betweenst two rivers. Many of us men are summonsed to the attic by our wives to dig out boxes and boxes of Christmas decorations. With Thanksgiving gone, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit and make our homes festive with our Christmas Trees and decor! As a healthy holiday reminder, let me remind everyone to remember those stored boxes in the attic could have provide harborage and a home to miscellaneous pests during the past few months. Be aware that when you unpack the Christmas tree ornaments, you could likewise be unleashing infestations.

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While there is an unlimited number of pests that may have found harborage in your decoration boxes, or may hitchhike in on a fresh cut tree, there are several likely suspects everyone should be made aware of and lookout for.

Spiders – Most spiders are not going to cause harm but they do leave unsightly webs and tend to cause quite a scare if they suddenly appear in your box of decorations. Spiders will bite if they feel threatened and some species such as the black widow can leave venomous bites that require medical attention. Spiders could be hiding in your boxes of decorations or within the branches of your Christmas tree.

Silverfish – Mostly a nuisance pest, silverfish can infest your decorations and other personal belongings in large numbers. They seek out moist places, which makes your basement, attic or wherever you store your decorations a great place for silverfish to thrive. Thought they do not bite, they are hard to get rid of.

Mice – A more serious threat to your holiday season is an infestation of mice. These rodents have a constant need to gnaw and can easily damage your decorations and other personal belongings. Their droppings and urine will also contaminate surfaces and can spread bacteria and other harmful pathogens to you and your family. If they happen to gnaw on electrical equipment like your holiday lights, there is also a risk of a fire starting.

In order to prevent unpacking a pest infestation right in the middle of your home, it is best to bring your decorations outside where you can sort through the boxes and inspect for any pests or their damages. Toss out broken or damaged decor and if you happen to find evidence of mice or any other nuisance pest issues, then give us a call at Envirosafe Termite & Pest . Our pest control technicians  are ready to get rid of Christmas pest issues so that you can enjoy your Christmas as it is meant to be – with NO pests.

Envirosafe Termite & Pest along with HomeSpectors provides service in Belmont North Carolina,  Charlotte, North Carolina, , Gastonia, North Carolina, Rock Hill, South Carolina, Lake Wylie, South Carolina Pest Control, Cramerton, North Carolina, Mount Holly NC Pest Control, as well as pest control throughout Gaston, Mecklenburg, and York County as well as most of North Carolina and South Carolina. Contact us today to find out how we can help you enjoy a pest free home this holiday season and throughout the year!

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.

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