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Oct

Top 6 Pests Worse Than Bed Bugs

When you think of household pests, few bugs are as disturbing as bed bugs. However, there are a number of pests that are actually worse than bed bugs in a variety of ways. Some cause serious illnesses while others are destructive to your home or belongings. Let’s take a look at the top 6 pests …

30
Sep

What are Millipedes and How to Get Rid of Them

Often mistaken for centipedes, millipedes are about 1.5 inches long and dark brown to dark red in color. They’re arthropods, not insects, and have a hard outer shell. They have segmented bodies and at least two pairs of legs on each segment. There are over 6,000 species of millipedes worldwide. The common millipedes we’re used …

22
Aug

Fall is Stink Bug Season!

Despite the warm temperatures we have right now, fall is just around the corner. Fall is stink bug season because these foul smelling bugs like to invade homes looking for a place to stay warm during the cooler months. Stink bugs are an invasive species and will access your home, business or other warm building …

29
Jul

Bees, Wasps, or Hornets?

It’s the height of summer and the bees, wasps and hornets are out in full force. It’s important to know the difference between the different types of stinging insects as the wounds from their stings can require different treatments and some people are allergic to stings. In general, bees have more fuzz and are less …

30
Jun

What Bit Me at the Beach? It Might Be a Biting Midge

If you’ve been to the beach recently around dusk or early evening, you might have had the unpleasant experience of being bitten on your feet and lower legs. These biting bugs go by a number of names, including no see ‘ums, sand gnats, and sand flies. All of these names are referring to the same …

30
May

Venomous Spiders of the Carolinas II: The Brown Recluse

Aside from the Black Widow, the second venomous spider of concern in the Carolinas is the Brown Recluse. The Brown Recluse is most active from March through October. They’re typically found in dark corners, boxes, books and under furniture. They tend to be shy and not very aggressive unless they feel threatened. About the Brown …

30
Apr

Venomous Spiders of the Carolinas: The Black Widow

While nearly all spiders are capable of venomous bites, there are two main spiders of top concern in the Carolina’s: The Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. Let’s take a closer look at the infamous Black Widow spider. Black Widow Spider Facts The “widow” family of spiders actually includes 31 different species and not all …

22
Mar

Why Am I So Attractive To Mosquitoes? Reasons Mosquitoes Might Bite You More Than Others

It seems we all know someone who never seems to get bitten by mosquitoes. Or perhaps you are the person that seems to attract mosquitoes from all over the county as soon as you step outside. Believe it or not, science does have some pretty compelling evidence for why mosquitoes prefer certain individuals over others. …

28
Feb

Beneficial Bugs

Not all bugs are bad news. Some bugs provide some very useful benefits for people, especially if you have a garden (or any of your neighbors do). If you find these bugs in your home, it’s best to humanely capture them and safely return them outdoors where they can continue to do the beneficial work …

31
Jan

Are Botflies a Risk in South Carolina?

Botflies are having a bit of a viral moment on the internet lately (or at least their larvae are). If you’ve come across any video footage, you might be wondering if botflies are a risk in South Carolina. The answer is yes, in certain circumstances. While the botflies that target human hosts are found in …

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