Maybe you don't want to know very much about fire ants because they've got a bad reputation for their painful stings, but it's good to know your enemy, right? There are over 280 different species of fire ant Can be extremely aggressive and kill small animals They latch onto each other in … Read more about Fun Facts about Fire Ants
Here in the Southeast, we're closing in on cooler weather and anticipating fall treats and cozy nights! However, pests are searching for a warm place inside, too. If given the chance, they'll make your home their winter hideaway until they can go outdoors again. When the temperature drops, rodents, … Read more about What fall pests am I at risk for when the weather cools?
It's about that time again! Back to school sales are starting, and you or your new college student are gearing up for classes. We know the learning hasn't started yet, but here are some quick bug tips you should know to help you out with potential dorm room pests. Bed Bugs Bed bugs are all over … Read more about Common Dorm Room Pests
Bed Bugs have long been a pest to humans. The earliest mention of bed bugs dates back to Ancient Egypt, but in the US, they really became a problem during the World Wars. Some of these bugs have adapted to become less susceptible to pesticides, so these insects can be difficult to get rid of. Bed … Read more about Bed Bugs: A Brief History in the USA
As warmer weather comes to the south, ticks are coming out in full force! With our four legged friends running around outside, it's a big possibility they could come back with ticks. Here are some prevention tips that will help keep ticks off of your pets and out of your home. We also talk about … Read more about Protect Your Home and Pets from Ticks
Did you know that spiders are cold-blooded? That means you'll start noticing them more as they come out of hiding to soak up the sun. To prep yourself for this event, take a look at these fun facts! They might teach you something about spiders and you may even grow to like them, or at the very least … Read more about 6 Spider Facts to Prep You for Spring
Every year, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) sponsors Termite Awareness Week! They created this week in order to bring public awareness to damage caused by these wood eating insects. We are partnering with the NPMA to educate our customers and community on the difference between … Read more about Termite Awareness Week: Termite Swarmers versus Flying Ants
Skunks. These striped (and sometimes spotted) mammals are infamous for their nauseating spray and can cause homeowners quite the headache if they get into their gardens. During the winter months, wildlife like skunks like to get into homes for shelter. Here is all you need to know about skunks and … Read more about Skunks in the Southeast
Where do squirrels go in the winter? Squirrels can be a problem for any homeowner. They can wriggle their way into your home through the chimney, holes in siding or foundations and other weak areas in the perimeter of your home. During the cold winter months, squirrels may try to seek shelter in … Read more about Where do squirrels go in the winter? What do they do?
The holidays are a great time to gather with friends and family, and it's made all the sweeter with all the baked goods and sugary treats! But pantry pests can sour the moment by ruining your flour, cake mixes and other goods. To keep the holiday baking festivities as happy as possible, follow these … Read more about Protect Your Groceries from Pantry Pests
Even though October marks the onset of Fall, here in the south, it only really starts to get cold at the end of October. The onset of cold weather is when wildlife starts looking for shelter for the winter. They can get into your home through chimneys, cracks in siding and through crawlspaces. Some … Read more about 5 Tips to Safeguard Your Home from Wildlife
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 Upstate South Carolina
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) sponsors several weeks throughout the year revolving around certain pests. By partnering with the NPMA, Gregory hopes to bring more public awareness to these pests and what we can do to prevent and protect against them. October 21-27 is Rodent … Read more about Black Rats, Black Plague
When October rolls around, thoughts of sitting by the fire place, warm drinks and pumpkin pie stir in our minds. There’s also the thought of decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving, too! However, when you think about switching wardrobes and setting out previously stored fall décor, pests can … Read more about 5 Storage Tips to Preserve Your Fall Decorations