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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 …

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 …

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