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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 …

1
Aug

Edible Bugs: A New Trend in Food?

While the idea of eating bugs may remind you more of extreme game shows than a tasty dinner, an estimated 2 billion people worldwide eat bugs as one of their primary food sources. And with more than 2,000 species of edible bugs across the globe, there are lots of options. In the United States, entomophagy …

1
Jul

Pantry Pests – What’s Hiding in Your Pantry?

Particularly in Myrtle Beach, when you think of pantry pests, the first insect that comes to mind is likely the palmetto bug, or American cockroach. The truth is that there are other pests far more likely to be searching for a snack in your pantry. Moths, weevils, mites and beetles love a nice dark and …

11
Jun

Bed Bugs on the Grand Strand: 5 Tips To Avoid them

The word “bed bug” makes a person’s skin crawl just hearing it. The thought of tiny blood-sucking parasites coming out of the shadows in order to prey upon you while you sleep is a thought that no one wants to become a reality. However, the reality is that bed bugs are living in every state, …

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