Summer in the beautiful, geographically diverse North Carolina is the perfect time to play at the park or put your feet up on the front porch with a sweet tea. Unfortunately, we share each region with a few creepy, crawly and venomous friends. It is important to be aware if you are in the presence of a venomous snake, spider or insect. This NC State Univ. website offers detailed information about how to identify black widows and brown recluse spiders, two very venomous spiders present in North Carolina. The FAQ section of the Davidson Herpetology website, answers common questions relating to venomous snakes around the state. While it is understandable that in terms of venom, snakes and spiders would occupy most of our thoughts, it is important to remember the fire ants. How can we forget? How many of us have accidentally stepped on one of those hills? They are everywhere during the summer! According to Toxic Free NC, these imported ants have been spreading across North Carolina at a very fast rate. Hardison & Cochran wants you to have a fun and sting-free summer!
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