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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 …

27
Dec

Wintertime Pests

When the weather turns cold and wet here in Myrtle Beach, the pests from outside start looking for a nice warm place inside to spend the winter. Here are some common pests that will often try to take up residence in your home when the cold comes to town. Mice – Mice infest homes particularly …

15
Nov

Top Termite Control Questions

South Carolina is a popular state for termites. If you’ve moved here from an area with less impact from termites or you just never gave termites much thought before a recent issue, you likely have some questions about the notoriously destructive bugs. Here are the top termite control questions: Q: How do I know if …

16
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 …

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