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Nov

Mouse in the House: Avoiding Rodent Infestations

Rodents like mice and rats might be cute but they are vectors for diseases and parasites, such as salmonella and Hantavirus. Bacteria and germs on their bodies contaminate surfaces, kitchen equipment, dishes, foods and anything else they crawl across. They are also notorious for gnawing on wiring inside of walls, causing shorts and sometimes house …

31
Oct

Top 5 Pests You Don’t Want in Your Home

These pests and insects impact the value of your home and not just your comfort and peace of mind. Let’s take a look at the top 5 pests you don’t want to find in your home. 1. Termites – At the top of this list are termites. According to the National Pest Management Association, termites …

28
Sep

Tips to Protect Your Home From Fall Pests

Fall is the season when pests start seeking a warmer place to eat and sleep. Unfortunately, that warmer place is often your home! Ants, fleas, palmetto bugs, mice, bats and other pests look to your home for food and shelter. We’ve got the tips to help you prevent these fall pests from infesting your home. …

22
Aug

Southern Pests: Palmetto Bugs

One of the most common and most screech-worthy pests in the south is the palmetto bug. The palmetto bug is also known as the American cockroach. While they look similar to their cousin, the German cockroach, they are much larger in size and are generally not interested in invading your home. If you find one …

29
Jul

Preventing Tick Bites This Summer

Ticks can carry a number of different diseases that can be transmitted to humans, including ehrlichiosis, tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme disease and many others. Preventing tick bites is the key to avoiding these diseases and if you do get bitten, locating and removing the tick as quickly as possible is of the essence. …

30
Jun

Summertime Pests

Ah, summertime! The warm sun and outdoor fun are what memories are made of. It’s also the time when several bugs thrive in the heat and humidity. Keep your memories pest free by watching out for these summer spoilers. 1. Mosquitoes – The hot and humid climate is perfect for them to feed and breed. …

22
May

Avoiding Mosquito Bites This Summer

Ah, summer! The time to enjoy the outdoors, sunshine and fun with friends. However, the word “friends” doesn’t include mosquitoes! Aside from avoiding the outdoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active, what can you do? Here are some tips for avoiding mosquito bites this summer. 1. Use bug spray – There are …

20
Apr

Bug Barometer: Spring and Summer 2020 Pest Forecast

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has released its bi-annual Bug Barometer forecast – a seasonal forecast of what we can expect in terms of pests in the various regions of the United States. In general, on-going warmer and wetter weather than average this winter have allowed certain pest populations to thrive or spike earlier …

27
Mar

Springtime Pests to Watch For

It’s springtime once again and with the warmer weather and spring showers, pests are looking for food, water and shelter. Prevention is easier, cheaper and safer than treating an infestation. However, it helps to know what springtime pests to be watching for. The most plentiful springtime pests in South Carolina are: Palmetto bugs (cockroaches) Ants …

31
Jan

Why Have Bees Been Declared the Most Important Living Beings on Earth?

If you’ve kept up with the news about the environment, you’ve likely heard that bees were recently declared the most important living beings on the planet by the Earthwatch Institute, an international environmental organization. If you’ve been wondering what is so important about bees, read on.   Bee Basics Worldwide, there are about 20,000 species …