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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 …

5
Nov

The Velvet Ant (aka Cow Killer): Have You Ever Seen One?

Have you ever seen a large furry-looking orange and black ant? If your answer is “yes,” then you have seen a velvet ant. You may be wondering why this furry bug is also called a cow killer. The truth is that this fuzzy ant is not an ant at all – it’s a wasp! And …

30
Oct

Insects and Flooding: What to Expect After a Flood

In coastal areas in the Southern United States, flooding is an unfortunate part of life. Hurricanes, the humid semi-tropical climate and low-lying areas along the ocean create optimal conditions for flooding. When a flood event happens, most people are focused on property damage and don’t give any thought to how flooding influences pest control. Flood …

5
Sep

Ant Problem: Why Do Ants Like the Inside of My Home?

Ants. When you see one marching across the kitchen floor hoisting a crumb of food nearly the size of his whole body, you know there are more where he came from. And soon enough, you find a trail of them marching through your home. Why? Why do they love the inside of your home so …

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