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Many of us are very familiar with the random screeching sound of a summer night’s Cicada. As a kid, one year (1979 according to the brood II map) I remember collecting dozens of molted Cicada shells from the trunks of the pecan trees in our New Hope Road yard in Belmont, North Carolina. Reminiscent that year of my childhood in 1979, the Year of the Cicada is once again upon us. After residing underground for 17 years, these periodical cicadas known as Brood II will emerge in North Carolina over the next few weeks. Often in the year of the cicada, these insects reach densities up to over a million per acre. Cicadas are grouped into geographical broods according to where and when they emerge. There are several species of Cicadas and one species (M. septendecim) even has bright red eyes.  Here is the Brood II map.  Even though these fascinating Rip Van Winkles of the insect world don’t bite or sting, they can be a major urban nuisance. Their sheer abundance can wreak havoc at Spring and Summer outdoor events such as weddings, cookouts, etc. They are known to inadvertently fly into people’s hair and land on most anything convenient to them. Another issue with Cicada is the overpowering noise they make. The high decibel levels that emanate from male cicadas may be unbearable in years where cicadas re-emerge.

A shell from a Cicada like the ones I collected as a kid in 1979

A shell from a Cicada like the ones I collected as a kid in 1979

 

Red Eye Cicadas (M. septendecim)

Red Eye Cicadas (M. septendecim)

But wait, if Cicadas emerge every 17 years, then what was it I saw in Edgemoor SC in May of 2011?  That year when answering a pest control service call I witnessed something as I can only describe as something out of a science fiction move. The sky in Edgemoor on May 25 2011 on a rural residential road ( I looked up Edgemoor on our Google Calendar Service Schedule) was literally almost black and noise unbearable on a sunny May afternoon. All due to millions of Cicadas in the Edgemoor SC sky. My  first thought when I first heard about this years emergence was how could another brood emerge just two years after I witnessed Cicada hell in 2011.  After a little research, I learned that I had actually experienced the Brood XIX emergence in 2011, aka one of the 13 year Cicadas. 2011 Brood XIX Map  As far a control options, there are none as far as we at Envirosafe Termite & Pest can do for you, but be aware that these insects are most active in the evening hours. Plan outdoor activities accordingly.

 

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Cicadas on trees in Charlotte North Caroliona

Cicadas on trees in Charlotte North Caroliona

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Yes, I know! It’s lame to argue on the internet. Even more lame to argue about the size of turds. BUT, discussion forums are a shortcut to notoriety for me. Not in the sense that I’m getting my name out for potential clients but a much bigger goal of getting in key words and back links for a few of my websites which in turn makes my domains relevant to google, bing, and yahoo SEO, and therefore; rank on the first page at the top spot. Which in turn makes our phones absolutely ring of the hook. I.E. this link to my Environmental Business. Google Charlotte Asbestos Removal and you’ll find me somewhere on the first page. As you will find all twelve of my websites ranked first in the organic listings and or the map listings, or both.

Anyway, for the second time in two days I’ve had internet pest control operators argue their opinion against my facts. Their source? Obviously their imaginations. My source; the horse’s mouth, aka “Mallis Handbook of Pest Control”.  It’s hard to argue with the Bible of the Pest Control Industry and its obvious this Texan representing McGrath Pest Control out of Texas hasn’t seen the size of the American Roaches roaming the Carolinas.  Maybe American Roaches are Cowboy fans and left Texas back when America’s Team Sprinted into eternal irrelevance (Circa 1996). Regardless, this Cowboy from McGrath Pest Control was wrong. (You’re welcome for the backlink Mr. McGrath). Please reciprocate – Envirosafe Termite & Pest

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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

 

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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.