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
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
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
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
Lyme disease is contracted when a human or pet is bitten by an infected blacklegged tick. This disease can cause serious side effects which the Center for Disease Control lists as the following: fever headache fatigue skin rash known as "erythema migrans" The CDC also said if the … Read more about Lyme Disease
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
Gregory Family Fun Day was created to celebrate our wonderful employees. This past July, we were fortunate enough to witness the passing of our new building’s one year anniversary! We think it’s pretty cool, so we wanted to give our employees a chance to show off the building to their families, … Read more about For the Love of Gregory!
Since 1972, Gregory Pest Solutions has been dashing around the Upstate in our lime green trucks! We have worked very hard to ensure our customers and their loved ones remain safe from pests in their homes. We also use Smarter Pest Control™ to keep pests away without declaring war on nature. Our … Read more about 2017 Best of the Upstate Nominee
Fall is upon us! Apple cider, pumpkin patches, and other fall treats surely have everyone excited for the new season. Not only that, but now no one has to worry about gross pests anymore! Great, right?! Just kidding. Although the warm weather is gone, and with it mosquitoes and bees, you … Read more about Cold Weather Pest Risks
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
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?
Utilizing bait formulations for a variety of pests may be the best answer. Although sometimes used interchangeably, there is a difference between “bait” and “lure” depending on the application. The use of pheromones for stored product pests, and specific host compounds to attract bed bugs would be … Read more about How to Control Roaches and Ants?
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
The little ant line that serves as a cute cartoon is not as cute when it’s happening in your backyard. Ants can contaminate your food, and some can even bite or sting. These stings can be very irritating and, in some cases, even fatal if the individual stung is allergic. Prevention is the best step … Read more about Ant Prevention Tips