Even though October marks the onset of Fall, here in the south, it only really starts to get cold at the end of October. The onset of cold weather is when wildlife starts looking for shelter for the winter. They can get into your home through chimneys, cracks in siding and through crawlspaces. Some … Read more about 5 Tips to Safeguard Your Home from Wildlife
If you were under the impression that mosquito season ends with cooler fall weather, you could be mistaken. With unseasonably warm afternoons, mosquitoes can remain active until the temperature dips down to 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Residents in the South are urged to remain cautious and protect … Read more about Mosquito-borne Diseases Initiate Emergency Spraying in Upstate South Carolina
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) sponsors several weeks throughout the year revolving around certain pests. By partnering with the NPMA, Gregory hopes to bring more public awareness to these pests and what we can do to prevent and protect against them. October 21-27 is Rodent … Read more about Black Rats, Black Plague
With floodwaters brought on by Hurricane Florence still being a concern in the Carolinas, an increase in mosquito populations has been a major concern for residents. The establishment of new sources of standing water allows for dormant eggs to hatch as well as create new breeding areas for … Read more about Floodwaters Prompt Emergency Mosquito Treatment Across South Carolina
When October rolls around, thoughts of sitting by the fire place, warm drinks and pumpkin pie stir in our minds. There’s also the thought of decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving, too! However, when you think about switching wardrobes and setting out previously stored fall décor, pests can … Read more about 5 Storage Tips to Preserve Your Fall Decorations
Tailgate season is finally here, but in the south, it still feels like summer. This means all the summer pests are still milling around. Some of them, like wasps, can be aggressive while others, like mosquitoes, can just be pesky! Here are some tips to keep the most common pets away from your … Read more about How to Make Pests Bug Out of Your Tailgate
Rooftop Honey Bee Hive Walking through the new Village of West Greenville in South Carolina, you may notice beautiful flowering plants along the side walks. These have been pollinated in part by honey bees that reside on the roof of locally owned restaurant Golden Brown & Delicious. Fox … Read more about What’s the Buzz in Greenville South Carolina?
It's dorm room shopping season! The most exciting part of shopping for dorm supplies are the new bed sets, outfitting your closet with college gear and meeting your new roomies. However, dorms can be a haven for pests because there is always plenty of food, shelter and water for them. Remember these … Read more about 7 Ways to Keep Pests Out of Your Dorm Room
COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – A person in the Pee Dee has been identified as the first to be sick with the West Nile Virus in South Carolina this year, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. DHEC officials did not name the Pee Dee community where the person lives. Symptoms … Read more about South Carolina’s First Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed
August is prime time for stinging insects because they have been building up their nests all summer. There are tons of different types of stinging insects, but one we’re all familiar with is the yellow jacket. For those of you who don't know, yellow jackets are wasps that can be found all over North … Read more about What You Need to Know About Yellow Jackets
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a zoonotic disease originating in birds and transmitted to humans and other animals by mosquitoes. Recently, the virus was identified in a dead bird in Anderson County. It is common to find West Nile in birds, but the danger comes with mosquitoes. Ecology of West … Read more about West Nile Virus Confirmed in Bird from Anderson County
Many people have issues with snakes, not only because of potential health risks, but because of the fear factor. These reptiles are villainized in Hollywood, and it gives them a bad reputation. Because of this, people tend to forget they are animals and not some terrible monster. It’s important to … Read more about Snakes Come Out of Hiding as Summer Sets In
In the Southeast, fire ants seem to be everywhere! They become more active during the warmer months and will start their food foraging missions in the spring, continuing into the early fall. Brief History of the Red Imported Fire Ant The Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) was brought to the US … Read more about Burning Questions About Fire Ants Answered
As we well know, mosquito season is here! Gregory has been going into overdrive to defend our residential customer’s homes. Last summer, there were several confirmed cases of West Nile virus found in South Carolina, and Gregory was called in to partner with the government to aid in the protection of … Read more about Mosquito Season is Upon Us!