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
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) sponsors several pest events throughout the year to bring more awareness to certain pests. On March 11-17, the NPMA is hosting Termite Awareness Week with the intention to promote public awareness of termites. In honor of Termite Awareness Week and in … Read more about Three Types of Termites Found in South Carolina
Spring is just around the corner! With the cold weather moving out, all of us will want to get outside and enjoy the sun. There are a lot of ways to enjoy your lawn, but here are four other ways to keep the kids busy while soaking up the vitamin D! If you decide to play any of these games, post a … Read more about 4 DIY Outdoor Games to Enjoy This Spring
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?
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
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 Spiders Found In Upstate South Carolina
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
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
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 return of warm weather, everyone wants to spend more time outdoors—including our pets. Like people, pets are also at risk for health complications that can arise from tick and flea bites. We want to remind pet owners that protecting pets from ticks and fleas is a necessity. Lyme disease … Read more about Protect Pets from Fleas and Ticks
Have you ever wondered if the insects you are seeing at your house are termites or flying ants? There are a few key identifiers that will help you determine if you've got a nuisance pest or a bigger issue! Watch this video from PestWorld.org to learn more. No matter which pests are at your home or … Read more about How to Tell the Difference Between Termites and Flying Ants