Skunks. These striped (and sometimes spotted) mammals are infamous for their nauseating spray and can cause homeowners quite the headache if they get into their gardens. During the winter months, wildlife like skunks like to get into homes for shelter. Here is all you need to know about skunks and … Read more about Skunks in the Southeast
Where do squirrels go in the winter? Squirrels can be a problem for any homeowner. They can wriggle their way into your home through the chimney, holes in siding or foundations and other weak areas in the perimeter of your home. During the cold winter months, squirrels may try to seek shelter in … Read more about Where do squirrels go in the winter? What do they do?
The holidays are a great time to gather with friends and family, and it's made all the sweeter with all the baked goods and sugary treats! But pantry pests can sour the moment by ruining your flour, cake mixes and other goods. To keep the holiday baking festivities as happy as possible, follow these … Read more about Protect Your Groceries from Pantry Pests
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 SC
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. … 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 yellowjacket. For those of you who don't know, yellowjackets are wasps that can be found all over North … Read more about What You Need to Know About Yellowjackets
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