The spring and early summer can bring an onslaught of precipitation and humidity that some pests love. If you’ve seen an uptick in mosquitoes or termites lately, the reason could be an increase in moisture all around you. Damp basements, leaky roofs and softened lumber are havens for insects that … Read more about Pest Control in the Rainy Season
Is the Powassan virus a real threat? The Powassan virus is a disease spread through the bites of ticks. The disease is typically carried by a species of tick known as the blacklegged tick which is also referred to as a "deer tick." The good news is this disease is pretty rare. Only 100 cases have … Read more about Powassan Virus
Protect Pets from Fleas and Ticks
With the return of warm weather, everyone wants to spend more time outdoors—including our pets. Like people, pets are also at risk for health complications that can arise from tick and flea bites. We want to remind pet owners that protecting pets from ticks and fleas is a necessity. Lyme disease … Read more about Protect Pets from Fleas and Ticks
Signs of Termites
Have you noticed holes in your home’s wood or drywall? Do you see termite mud tubes or tiny sawdust piles? If so, you might have termites. To help you prevent an infestation in your home, we’ve created a checklist with all the major signs of termites you should look for. A termite infestation … Read more about Signs of Termites
Tick Prevention Tips
With the increasing temperatures, we all want to get outside more. However, these temperatures invite pests, like ticks, to come out to play. Because these pests can be so hazardous to your health, spreading diseases such as Lyme disease, Powassan virus, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, we … Read more about Tick Prevention Tips
Tick Removal Tips
Everyone should have a tick removal kit at the house. Due to the increased risk of tick-borne illnesses this summer, we want to do everything we can to keep our customers safe. This includes being prepared for tick bites. Why a tick removal kit is important One way to be prepared is by assembling … Read more about Tick Removal Tips
Wasp vs Bee: How to Tell The Difference
Wasps and bees are both members of the insect order Hymenoptera but they took very different evolutionary paths about a million years ago. While they are dangerous stinging insects that can be a summer nuisance, bees and wasps are also extremely beneficial members of their ecosystems. How do you … Read more about Wasp vs Bee: How to Tell The Difference
What is Hantavirus
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hantavirus is a respiratory disease that occurs when humans come into contact with fresh urine, droppings, or saliva of an infected rodent. Once Hantavirus is contracted, it can turn into Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), which has a … Read more about What is Hantavirus
What is the Dengue Virus?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dengue is a virus spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes and is primarily found in the tropics and subtropics. The virus infects nearly 400 million people per year, but early recognition and treatment of the virus can … Read more about What is the Dengue Virus?
What Makes Homes Attractive to Pests?
How do pests get into homes? Pests enter structures through cracks and crevices around windows, doors, along foundations, ripped screens, uncapped chimneys, and also through holes where utilities enter a structure. Firewood, groceries, and other deliveries can carry pests in, too. Seal any openings … Read more about What Makes Homes Attractive to Pests?
What You Need to Know About German Roaches
Here at Gregory Pest Solutions, we like to make sure you and your family live in an environment safe from pests and the hazardous conditions they can cause. We also think it’s important to educate our customers on different types of pests so they know exactly what they’re up against when they call … Read more about What You Need to Know About German Roaches
What You Need to Know About Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a potentially fatal tick-borne illness. Species of ticks that can be vectors of this disease include the American dog tick, the brown dog tick, the lone star tick, and the Rocky Mountain wood tick. If symptoms are spotted early on, then an antibiotic will be an … Read more about What You Need to Know About Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
What You Need to Know About West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus was discovered in Uganda in 1937, but came to the US in 1999. Some suspect it was an errant, infected bird who landed on our soil that brought the virus here, and others believe it was a stow away mosquito responsible for the travel of the disease to the US, but no one really knows … Read more about What You Need to Know About West Nile Virus
Mosquitoes have run rampant this year! We've had to perform emergency Mosquito Services for the state of South Carolina several times this year due to the dangers mosquitoes have presented. One disease spread by mosquitoes is the Zika virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and … Read more about Zika Virus