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Avoiding Mosquito Bites

When dealing with mosquitoes, your priority should be avoiding mosquito bites versus treating bites once they happen. Why? Mosquitoes can carry and transmit a number of serious illnesses such as Zika, West Nile Virus and even Chikungunya. Here are some helpful tips on avoiding mosquito bites before they happen. 1. Avoid peak mosquito hours – …


Mosquitoes, Mosquitoes, Mosquitoes

In our warm South Carolina climate, mosquitoes are most active from March through October. Mosquito activity typically peaks during the warm summer months. However, depending on rainfall and temperatures in any given year, mosquitoes might be active for a longer period of time or activity might begin to peak sooner than summer. This looks to …


Prepare Now for Springtime Pests

There are four main springtime pests that are mostly dormant during the winter that re-emerge in springtime: ants, termites, flies and mosquitoes. It’s ideal to prepare now for springtime pests to prevent infestations. Ants are considered the top nuisance insect in the U.S. Termites, especially subterranean termites, are more visible during the spring because it …


Pests that are Dangerous to Your Pets

While fleas are often top of mind for pet owners, there are other pests that can be dangerous for your dog or cat. Many common pests carry parasites and bacteria that can lead to heartworm, rabies, Lyme disease and physical illness such as vomiting and diarrhea. Here are some of the pests you need to …


Is Pest Control Necessary During the Winter?

The short answer to this question is YES. It’s a myth that pests stop or die off during the colder months. Pests like mice, rats, termites, carpenter ants and even fleas are quite active during the winter months and looking for a place to stay warm. Keeping up with your pest control year-round is the …


Mouse in the House: Avoiding Rodent Infestations

Rodents like mice and rats might be cute but they are vectors for diseases and parasites, such as salmonella and Hantavirus. Bacteria and germs on their bodies contaminate surfaces, kitchen equipment, dishes, foods and anything else they crawl across. They are also notorious for gnawing on wiring inside of walls, causing shorts and sometimes house …


Top 5 Pests You Don’t Want in Your Home

These pests and insects impact the value of your home and not just your comfort and peace of mind. Let’s take a look at the top 5 pests you don’t want to find in your home. 1. Termites – At the top of this list are termites. According to the National Pest Management Association, termites …


Tips to Protect Your Home From Fall Pests

Fall is the season when pests start seeking a warmer place to eat and sleep. Unfortunately, that warmer place is often your home! Ants, fleas, palmetto bugs, mice, bats and other pests look to your home for food and shelter. We’ve got the tips to help you prevent these fall pests from infesting your home. …


Southern Pests: Palmetto Bugs

One of the most common and most screech-worthy pests in the south is the palmetto bug. The palmetto bug is also known as the American cockroach. While they look similar to their cousin, the German cockroach, they are much larger in size and are generally not interested in invading your home. If you find one …


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. …

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