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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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Rain-Related Pest Problems

As areas across the state begin to dry out, we can expect to see mosquito populations begin to rise over …

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Itch Mite Problems

Fall is the time of year when hay/straw bales are used extensively for decorations at fairs and retail stores, hay …

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NC State Fair Honey Bee Exhibit

If you’re visiting the State Fair this week (runs through Oct. 27th), don’t forget to check out the Expo …

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