Browse our Pest Library to learn more about common pests in the Lowcountry

American Cockroach

American cockroaches, which can be found across the US, are better known as Palmetto bugs in the South. These adaptive pests can make their home just about anywhere. Outside, they prefer to live in shady areas, such as underneath trees and in flower beds. However, cockroaches will take shelter indoors when resources are limited outside.

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Aphids

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Asian Cockroach

Not to be confused with the oriental cockroach, Asian cockroaches are typically smaller than an inch in size, ranging from a tan to dark brown shade in color. They closely resemble German cockroaches, however, they can be identified by their pronotal (the pronotum is the exterior plate-like structure covering the thorax) stripes, which are darker and more defined.

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Bed Bugs

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Beetles

Beetles belong to the order of Coleoptera and are considered the largest order of insects. As the most common type of insect sitting at over 350,000 species, it can be hard to tell these various insects apart. In order to determine what kind of beetle you have come across, you first check for wings and wing covers, which will be hard and thick for protection. Another old school test that you probably remember from your playground days is if it crunches when you step on it, it was probably a beetle – but try to check on google first before stomping on your new friend...

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Black & Brown Widow Spiders

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Boxelder Bug

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Brown House Moths

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Brown Rat

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Brown Recluse Spider

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Camel Crickets

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Carpenter Ant

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Carpenter Ants

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Carpenter Bees

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Carpet Beetle

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Cellar Spiders

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Centipedes

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Chiggers

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Cicadas

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Clover Mites

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Cockroach

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Common Ants

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Crickets

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Drywood Termites

Learn more about drywood termites, termite protection, and termite control from the experts at Palmetto Exterminators.

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Dust Mites

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Earwigs

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Eastern Subterranean Termite

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Fire Ant

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Fireflies

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Formosan Termite

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Fruit Flies

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Fungus Gnats

Looking for the best pest control for Fungus Gnats? Learn more about Fungus Gnats from the experts at Palmetto Exterminators.

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German Cockroach

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Great Black Wasp

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Ground Beetle

Though these pests can be helpful in your garden, they can be a nuisance in the home. Ground beetles frequently invade homes and commercial buildings in search of food and shelter. To help keep them outdoors, be sure to seal any entryways that ground beetles can use to gain access.

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House Centipedes

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House Mouse

Some mice end up domesticating house mice or using them in laboratories, however most of the time they aren’t necessarily welcomed into your home with open arms. Mice in the home tend to set up camp in walls, attics, crawl space, and even insulation which makes them hard to get rid of.

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Housefly

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June Bug

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Kudzu Bugs

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Lovebugs

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Millipede

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Mole Crickets

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Mosquito

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Moths

Moths are widely known to feed off your favorite wool sweater, however vampire moths of the genus Calyptra feeds off of the blood from animals and humans. These moths are primarily found in southeast Asia, eastern Africa, China, Japan, and India, however extensive research is being performed in the United States. The most common kind of moth that finds their way into your home is known as the Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella). As an adult it is around 8-14mm long and feeds off of animal textures such as wool, leather and feathers.

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No-See-Ums

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Paper Wasps

Paper wasps are reddish-brown insects with yellow markings that give them a similar appearance to honey bees. They are a social species by nature and are known for their tendency to make cone-shaped nests out of, you guessed it, paper.

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Pavement Ant

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Pill Bugs

Learn more about Pill Bugs and integrated pest management from the expert technicians at Palmetto Exterminators!

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Powderpost Beetle

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Roaches

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Roof Rat

Learn more about roof rats and integrated pest management from the Palmetto Pest Control experts!

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Silverfish

This insect doesn’t feed on humans, however it can become a burden in the home as they can trigger extreme allergies, attract other pests such as carpet beetles, and eat large grains, clothing, upholstery, or paper. However, this insect is not known to carry any pathogens that cause sickness or disease. For the most part, silverfish work in the night, making it hard to establish who exactly has been getting into your pantry every night. However, they don’t live in just your pantry – silverfish also love to live in attics,

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Sowbugs

Often confused with pillbugs (a.k.a. roly-polies), sowbugs are actually land-living crustaceans. They are the only crustaceans that have adapted to living exclusively on land.

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Springtails

Learn more about springtails from the experts at Palmetto Exterminators.

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Stink Bug

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Swarmer Termite

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Yellow Jackets

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Yellow Mealworms

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