Fall Pest Control Tips

Want to keep pests out of your home this fall? Follow these tips to ensure a bug-free home   Fall is officially here and the nights are getting colder. With the colder weather, we are sure to start seeing more home invading pests. Here are some things you can do around your home to help prevent pests in the first place. These are good things to do even if you have routine pest control service. This will help ensure the service you get works the way it should. 1. Check roofline vents, screens for tears or damage. This will help keep ladybugs, stink bugs, and other flying insects from accessing your attic. 2. Make sure crawlspace doors seal properly, to help keep rodents and large insects out. 3. …

What you can do to prepare for earwig season

Earwig Season? I know, it’s still pretty hot here in South Carolina. As we start to come out of summer though,  and the temperatures begin to cool expect to start seeing more earwigs inside the house. Earwigs do prefer to be outdoor. Earwigs live under rocks, pave stones, fallen trees, wooden garden borders, and anywhere else that is dark and damp. They will emerge at night to feed on other insects and plants. As it begins to get cooler though they will begin to move indoors in search of food. Unfortunately, this means we need to prepare because your home is a prime target.   Earwig related issues There are lot of old wives tales and stories about the earwig. Earwigs are not poisonous, they …

Pest Control Tip – June 2, 2017 – National Doughnut Day & National Rocky Road Day

Pest Control Tip   Pest Control Tip! With days coming up like this Friday, June 2nd National Doughnut Day and National Rocky Road Day, all on the same day, we thought we’d give some tips to keep those pesky ants out of the house. 1. After scarfing down too many doughnuts to count or more scoops of Rocky Road than you’d like to admit, wash any plates or bowels as soon as possible. Don’t leave them in the sink until the next day, to be done after you’ve worked off the extra 1000 calories. Believe me those ants like that stuff just as much as you do. 2. You may have been pretty careful not to let a drop of that sweet, flavorful, Rocky Road …

Termite Control in Winter

Termites in the winter? Are termites still active in winter? Is it necessary to perform a termite treatment in winter? What is the best time of year to perform termite control? These are just a few of the questions we get asked quite often regarding termite control. So, it is for that reason, we want to give some clarity and guidance regarding termite control in winter. First, yes, termites are active in the winter. They may not be near the soil surface chewing on an exposed log in twenty-degree temperatures, but they are still foraging and eating cellulose, if they can find it in protected areas. The termites simply keep themselves below the frost line or other protected areas in a structure so they don’t …

How do bed bugs travel?

How Bed Bugs Travel & Why You Need To Know   How do bed bugs travel? A great question, and one we get often. The short answer is that bed bugs travel on people and in their possessions. Now, bed bugs aren’t like other pests that actually hang on to people, like lice. Instead, they may be in your jacket or trousers that you grabbed, lying on the floor near the bed. When you put them on, the bed bug has no choice, but to go along for the ride. The same thing goes for the suitcase, duffel bag or back pack that you, or your child (or your guest) grabbed that morning and threw in the car. If the house or hotel you or …