Diamonds: precious gems that shine, glitter and....rattle? We're not talking about an engagement ring here. We're talking about the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake! According to National Geographic, these snakes are the largest venomous snakes in North America and can be found throughout North … Read more about Some Diamonds are NOT a Girl’s Best Friend
What is fumigation and why is it necessary? Fumigation occurs when fumigant is released into a sealed structure. We seal the structure using tents that keep the fumigant in a contained area, and after the fumigation is complete, we fully ventilate the area. Fumigation is necessary when there are … Read more about Fumigation: You’ve Heard of it, but What Is It?
Flu season is upon us. This means body aches, vomiting, headaches, and all sorts of other symptoms that can cause us and our family members to become incapacitated. This year, a lot of people have been saying it's one of the worst years for the flu in a long time. Part of this reasoning is the … Read more about 6 Ways You Can Avoid the Flu This Year
Food safety is a hot topic with outbreaks involving E.coli, Salmonella and other food-borne illnesses breaking news in the US in recent years. It is critical for food establishments to keep food safety at the top of their list because it keeps their customers safe . The key to a Smarter Food Safety … Read more about Three Keys to a Smarter Food Safety Program
Christmas has come and gone, and now it’s time to stow away all the mistletoe and stockings. A lot of homeowners store their holiday decorations in attics, garages or basements. This keeps them out of the way for the rest of the year, but these locations are also ideal places for pests to prosper. … Read more about Quick Tips to Keep Your Holiday Decorations Pest Free
A cold snap has come to the Upstate just in time to bring in the New Year! With the cold temperatures, some might think their car troubles are due to the sudden onslaught of cold air. However, there may be more dastardly causes of your troubles. Rodents seeking shelter will wriggle their way into … Read more about Oh snap! It’s rats!
Here at Gregory Pest Solutions, we strive to make sure you and your family live in an environment safe from harmful pests. We also think it’s important to educate our customers on different types of pests found throughout our service area so they know exactly what they’re up against when they call … Read more about Brown Recluse – Poisonous Spiders In South Carolina
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 has become a very real issue in South Carolina. Under the state term contract, we have already responded to needs for emergency mosquito treatment in Anderson County, Union County and Rock Hill, but the virus has affected yet another person in Spartanburg. Our course of action was … Read more about Discovery of West Nile Virus Prompts Emergency Mosquito Treatment
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