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Keep Your Eyes Out For Ticks! ‘Tis the season for your least favorite, blood-sucking arachnid. We’re talking about all things ticks!

GREENSBORO, N.C. — No doubt, you’ve noticed an explosion of bugs outside.

Experts say all this hot weather is driving them out of their homes in search of a better place to live that includes ticks (which are actually arachnids, not insects)!

McNeely Pest Control says you’ll need to keep an eye out for them. If you’re unsure if it’s a tick, or something else look out for the number of legs. Ticks have eight legs. Yes, eight legs!

“Ticks will climb out on the edge of limb and do what they call questing,” said Frank Fowler, the Vice President of McNeely, and head biologist there, “They’ll reach out and if an animal or a person comes by they’ll snag your clothes and hitch a ride. They’re there to suck your blood and they will transmit disease.”

There are several things you can do to keep ticks away: wear good insect repellent; try and wear long sleeves, especially if you go walking or hiking in the woods; and do a thorough check over when you get home.

If you notice a tick bite, keep an eye on it and see a doctor if it worsens.

Proper Tick Removal Video From CDC

Proper Tick Removal

Planning a picnic this Memorial Day weekend? Ticks might show up to your picnic as well! If you find a tick attached to your skin, know how to remove it safely. https://bit.ly/1PFdREv

Posted by CDC on Monday, May 20, 2019

WFMY News 2 Reaches Out To Frank Fowler For Verification

Is This  A Kissing Bug And Why You Should Be Worried

WFMY News 2 reaches out to Frank Fowler to verify if this actually a kissing bug.

Why You (And Your Neighbor) Should Keep Your Grass Cut Short

Frank Fowler, Vice President of McNeely Pest Control, says that tall grass can attract pests, ranging from nasty bugs to rodents.

Tall grass is not only a eye-sore, it can turn into a nuisance for the whole neighborhood.

Frank Fowler, Vice President of McNeely Pest Control, says that tall grass can attract pests, ranging from nasty bugs to rodents.

“If you’ve got a large amount of rodents that can hide in tall grass, you’re going to have snakes come because that’s where the food is,” he explains.

 

And know that one unkempt yard can create issues for the whole neighborhood.

“Many, many times critter problems will start in those areas and then go to an area where the homeowner will notice it.”

But fortunately, there’s an easy way to fix this.

Just cut your grass!

And that goes for your neighbor, too.

Fortunately, there’s a fix to all of this.  Just cut your grass! And if your neighbor isn’t doing their part, many municipalities have ways you can report them.

For example, the City of Greensboro takes complaints by mail, email or phone call.  Then, an inspector will check to see if there’s a violation, and if he or she finds one, they can issue a notice and the property owner has 10 days to clean it up.  If it’s not cleaned up, the City might take care of it for them and charge the property owner.

The height limit in Greensboro and High Point is 12 inches, or 1 foot.  In Winston-Salem, you could be violating a code if your grass goes above 8 inches.

McNeely Pest Acquires Burke Exterminating Company of Morganton

McNeely Pest Control is pleased to announce the acquisition of Burke Exterminating Company of Morganton.

Scott McNeely, President of McNeely Pest Control stated, “this is a very positive acquisition and allows McNeely Pest Control to better cover the existing service areas between Morganton, Boone, Statesville and Asheville offices in western North Carolina.”

Shown in photograph are Jeff Stogner, Jr., Jeff Stogner Sr., Scott McNeely, Tyler Pruitt

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