It’s World Pest Day! Celebrate with us as we recognize how far the pest control industry and its employees have come! Fun Facts The first pesticide applications were made by the Sumerians (the same people who created the first written language and invented the wheel) by using … Read more about World Pest Day
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
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
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?
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
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.
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
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
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?