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Here we go again. This time it’s Edmund Stammers who disagrees with me. I welcome those disputing my blog posts but please be ready to back up your opinion with substantive facts. My creative pest control blog posts and dialogue are spawned from the industry’s most respected reference book. Pretty civil discussion, but again, I’m right, you’re wrong. Mr. Stammers asserted “any entomologist worth his/her salt” would disagree that humans can contract tapeworm from swallowing a flea. Not sure sure if there’s a more celebrated entomologist on planet earth than Dr. Nancy Hinkle, but I’m certain Mr. Stammers credentials don’t come close to matching those of Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Ph.D. and the author of the material I referenced. She’s arguably the most renowned entomologist in the World.  Here is the discussion generated by my blog post from two days ago about the same subject.

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Happy Holidays from Envirosafe Temite & Pest

Happy Holidays from Envirosafe Temite & Pest

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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 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.

Funny cartoon – “Pest Free”

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Our Yorkie-Poo, “Snickers” has passed the dumb dog test and I’m begging the question, “will that dog hunt”? As in “hunt” for bedbugs.

Training a pedigree is one thing but sinking a couple grand in a “designer dog”, (fancy name for a mongrel mutt), is definitely a risk. I’ve worked with Snickers and he seems to be a fast learner. I like that he’s small enough to get up under beds and such and have decided to send him off to get a doggieedumacation and earn his own keep by being our company bedbug detection dog.  If he fails, he’s still cute enough to be the Envirosafe Mascot. Wish us luck!!!!

Snickers the Bedbug dog???

Snickers the Bedbug dog???

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Rest in peace. This mouse died quickly and painlessly. If you have a problem with mice, call Envirosafe Pest Control today.  Charlotte or Envirosafe Pest Control Orlando – Mice and Rat Control.

 

 

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One of the most common spiders here in Gaston County are the Carolina Wolf Spiders. See picture below of the one I found in the floor of my home. ..

Carolina Wolf Spider on the floor of my home

Most people are not concerned with these scary looking creatures because many folks are under the misconception that the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse are the only two spiders that produce venom; and therefore believe they are the only two spiders that will bite. WRONG!  Many spiders will bite you, and ALL SPIDERS are venomous!!!  Notice the difference between the markings on the Carolina Wolf Spider compared to the more venomous Brown Recluse Spider. Picture below in order are the Brown Recluse Spider, Picture of a Brown Recluse Bite, and picture of a common black widow we found in a rodent station box here in Belmont.

Brown Recluse Spider – Notice the fiddle shaped marking on TOP

Brown Recluse Bite – Severe damage because tissue is killed by the venom and will not hill back

Black Widow Spider – Notice the orange hour glass on the BOTTOM of the abdomen. Much unlike the Brown Recluse which has identifying markings on TOP

Fact is most all spiders produce venom. We are lucky that many of the smaller spiders with small mouth parts are not capable of piercing our skin. However, most all spiders with an abdomen bigger than the size of a pea can and will bite us and inject venom with those bites. Most literature on spiders claim than these “non deadly” spider bites are similar in nature to a pin-prick or bee sting and state that the venom usually is not dangerous to humans. Out of curiosity, I decided to let a large carolina wolf spider bite me to see how the sting compared to what BASF’s Spider Guide suggested was similar to a pin prick. HOLY HELL, the bite was analogous to being stabbed with a dagger and the ensuing pain was way worse than any bee sting I’ve ever encountered. And trust me when I say that I’ve had a ton of wasp, yellow jacket, and hornet stings. I’ve even let non poisonous snakes bury their fangs in my arm and  NOTHING compares to the pain of this spider bite!!!! Throbbing, high intensity punishment that brought tears to my eyes!!!!! The venom seemed to kill only my top layer of skin and below is a picture exactly one week after I let the spider bite me.

Fall is the time when many outdoor species including that Carolina Wolf Spider make their way into our homes for overwintering harborage. Be aware that any spider is capable of biting you especially those larger size spider species and remember ALL spiders have venomous poison. Something else to be aware of is even though my Carolina Wolf Spider bite healed relatively  fast, many folks with hypersensitivity could have nasty wounds that may or may not heal over time. Another concern would be that bacteria could be injected with and compound the severity of the spider bite. … SEE BELOW, AND Check out our seven websites for more information on my firm, Envirosafe, and the services that we offer. Spider calls this month have been incredible and our service technicians perform several preventative jobs a day for spiders to protect property and health.

My spider bite from a Carolina Wolf Spider after one week – notice how only the outer skin died from the venom

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