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Sep

Houseplant Pests: Common Pests and Preventing Them

When we think of pests, we often think of bugs that get into our pantries or bite us or our pets outdoors. Most of us don’t give much thought to the pests that prefer our houseplants. Recognizing common houseplant pests and preventing them is far easier than saving an infested plant. Common Houseplant Pests Houseplant …

15
Aug

August 19th is National Honeybee Day!

The honeybee is a vital part of our everyday lives, even if we don’t realize it. More than 30% of the fruits and vegetables we eat and more than 70% of the agricultural crops used for food (such as grains) are pollinated by bees. Without bees, honeybees in particular, we would be unable to produce …

15
Jul

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. …

6
Jun

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. …

5
May

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 …

1
Apr

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: …

5
Mar

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 …

13
Feb

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 …

13
Jan

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 …

13
Dec

8 Tips for Keeping Bugs Outside in the Winter

The cold temperatures of the winter months make your warm home all the more inviting to bugs. In South Carolina, bugs that like to come in for the winter include palmetto bugs (American cockroach), termites, carpenter ants, earwigs, stink bugs and kudzu bugs to name just a few. The key in preventing infestations of any …

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