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National Moth Week is July 25-31: A Look at Moths in our Area

Few bugs are quite as overlooked as the humble moth. National Moth Week coming up July 25-31 is a great opportunity to learn more about moths in our area. Meet the Moth Moths are members of the order of Lepidoptera, the same order that includes butterflies. However, moth species outnumber butterflies approximately 10 to 1. …


8 Tips for Preventing Yard Pests This Summer

Summer is a time for enjoying time outside, for backyard cook-outs and playing catch with the kids and the dog. Nothing puts a damper on your outdoor fun like yard pests. Fleas, ticks, ants, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites, spiders, palmetto bugs, and even centipedes aren’t just a nuisance – they can carry and spread serious illness. …


Bugs Ahead! Southeast Spring and Summer 2017 Pest Forecast

In the southeast United States, as temperatures increase, so too do the number of bugs. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recently released its bi-annual Bug Barometer. The Bug Barometer is a bug forecast for different regions of the country that uses current and past weather patterns and bug seasons to predict which bugs will …


Rodent Problem? Here are 10 Telltale Signs That You Might

Rodents can cause a lot of damage to a home. The sooner you recognize you may have a rodent infestation, the faster you can have your pest control technician out to investigate and eliminate the infestation before the damage is too extensive. Here are 10 telltale signs you may have rodent problem in your home: …


Termite Damage: The Signs and Cost

Termites are the number one threat to the structure and integrity of your home – more than fire, flood or wind. Termites are found in nearly every state in the United States, and are found all over the world. Serious damage that has been undetected and untreated for many years can lead to dangerous conditions …


Wasps & Bees

Wasps and bees fall into two categories—social or solitary and we have both in our area. Mud Dauber The mud dauber is a solitary wasp that makes an unsightly nest in a sheltered area of your structure that looks like short muddy tubes about 1” long. The mud dauber is a shiny, black, slender insect ...

Valentines Bug Trivia: Where Do We Get the Term “Love Bug” From?

“She’s such a love bug!” “He’s been bitten by the love bug!” “You are my love bug!” Everyone has heard of, been called or called someone else a love bug at least once in their life. Have you ever stopped to wonder where the term “love bug” came from? It turns out that a love …



Termites are one of the costliest of all insects. They are a threat to 70% of the entire world and to every part of the United States except Alaska.  The South Carolina coast is in the heart of the highest threat zone. Here in The Grand Strand the most destructive termite we encounter is the ...

What Winterization Means to Bugs

You might not give much thought to how bugs spend the colder winter months. Even in South Carolina, the temperatures can dip pretty low in the evenings as well as during the day when a cold spell hits. Many assume all bugs just die off in the winter, however, most bugs have found ways to …



Along came a spider and sat down beside her… Spiders are pretty amazing with nearly 38,000 known species and counting. Understandably, most people do not want to find a spider in their home; but when spiders are found outdoors we can appreciate all of their benefits to the environment. They are a predator to some …

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