In the August edition of the Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control news: Is it dangerous for your dog to eat bugs? The most annoying pests in NC; and Fill That Bus!
Dogs Eating Bugs: Safe or Dangerous?
Puppies love to play, stalk, and eat insects whether we are watching them or not. Many never outgrow their fascination with little critters. It can be alarming since to us when we consider how fast their fun time can turn ugly in a quick gulp. If only we could tell them what to watch out for.
Are Bugs Safe to Eat?
Luckily, many are harmless, and some may even be nutritious. Grasshoppers are high in protein and fat free. However, the occasional bug does pose a small risk if it is one of the few that are poisonous. Bugs that typically prey on animals, such as ticks, mosquitoes or cockroaches, are common carriers of parasites that can inflict serious health problems if left untreated, so if your pet is bitten, they may require immediate treatment.
Top 5 Most Annoying Pests in North Carolina
When we ask folks what insects bug them the most (pun intended!), we hear a variety of answers. The team at Clegg’s thought it would be fun to put together a list of the 5 most annoying pests in North Carolina. In no particular order, they are:
- Fire ants: Having recently stepped in a small mound while in bare feet, these annoying creatures rank high on the list. You often don’t notice them until they begin stinging, and the venom burns. The pustules hurt and itch and can even leave scars. If you are allergic to fire ants, you may end up with trouble breathing and a trip to the local emergency room.
Fill That Bus!
A National School Supply and Equipment Association survey found that 92% of teachers spend money from their own pockets on school supplies for their classrooms, with an estimated $1.6 billion spent by teachers each year on supplies.
Clegg’s is proud to support the Fill That Bus! supply drive. Anyone interested in helping can drop supplies at our Durham office before August 15 or visit the Crayons2Calculators website for other collection locations.