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
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 When Do Snakes Come Out?
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!
This past year, Gregory has been fortunate enough to have a technician win PCT Magazine’s Residential Technician of the Year, and we have another employee reaching new heights who appeared in PestPro Magazine! Meet Don Foster. Don has been with Gregory since 1998 and started as a technician. He now … Read more about Don Foster of Gregory Pest Solutions Appears in PestPro Magazine
Spring is here and so are pests! With the promise of warmer weather, lots of pests are coming out of their winter homes in search of a place to make a new nest. Gregory Pest Solutions wants to make sure the place they choose for their new home isn't in your home. Read more to find out what makes … Read more about What Makes Your Home Attractive to Pests?
Pest control companies throughout the world utilize an approach called “Integrated Pest Management” (IPM). This strategy employs the use of different techniques to control pests in a way that is safest for the environment and your home. It used to be the case that pest control companies would lay … Read more about How Gregory Does IPM
National Pest Management Month This April, we are partnering with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the rest of the pest management industry to celebrate National Pest Management Month! This month is dedicated to the industry’s commitment to protecting homes and businesses from … Read more about Gregory Pest Solutions Participates in National Pest Management Month
Not all bees are bad bees, and honey bees are essential to pollination! The bugs that spread pollen from one part of the plant to the other are known as "pollinators." Pollinators can include bugs, animals and even the wind! Most people think of honey bees, and we've partnered with the National Pest … Read more about Why should the pest industry care about pollinators?
What's a Bug Barometer? Twice a year, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) issues the Bug Barometer™. The Bug Barometer helps pest professionals and their clients prepare for the oncoming seasons and know what kind of pests to look out for. The latest Bug Barometer predicted a quick … Read more about 3 Pests Predicted by NPMA’s Bug Barometer™ in Southeast
Warm weather is almost here! This means bonfires, budding plants and spring cleaning. A lot of us have a routine for spring cleaning: vacuum, mop, wipe the windows, etc. But here's a list of spring cleaning tips you might forget about. Declutter The key to decluttering is to get rid of extra … Read more about 4 Smarter Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home
Moles. They're small, furry, and make for adorable sidekicks in cartoons. But in real life, they can cause a lot of damage to your lawn and their molehills can cause injury to livestock. Biology and Tunnels Moles are small, furry, solitary wildlife that range from 4.4 – 7 inches in length, not … Read more about Moles, they’re everywhere! But you don’t need a dermatologist.