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
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
US Homeowners Need to be Aware. As new cases of Zika continue to pop up across the United States, it’s more essential than ever to take proper precautions to avoid contact with biting mosquito populations. Mosquitoes are vector pests and can transmit other harmful diseases such as West Nile virus … Read more about Mosquito Prevention and the Zika Virus
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!
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
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
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
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?
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