It’s almost impossible to ignore the bed bug epidemic that’s sweeping the nation. As 97 percent of pest control companies have treated various facilities for bedbugs in the last couple of years and 71 percent of those cases thought the issue was a flea infestation, there’s no question that the lack of knowledge surrounding bedbugs […]
This pest remains at the top of our list of the most annoying insects and for good reason. The bed bug received their name from their ability to feed on humans in while sleeping from the comfort of their own bed. For bed bug awareness week, the team at Palmetto Exterminators wants to spread the […]
It’s that time of year again in the Lowcountry: termite swarmers have returned in full force. Termite swarmers typically begin appearing in early spring and their activity peaks around Memorial Day. On warm and calm evenings, you can often find hordes of these flying insects hovering around sources of light. If you haven’t encountered them […]
Spring has officially arrived in its full glory. The warmer days ahead of us bring along soft breezes, delicate flowers blooming in every garden and, quite unfortunately, droves of pests coming out to enjoy the warm weather. Spring and summer are prime pest season, which is why now is the time to gird your backyard for […]
If you meticulously clean up every crumb in the kitchen, religiously inspect cardboard boxes before bringing them into your home, have a house cleaning regimen that would make a military general proud and still have pests–moisture might have something to do with it. Pests of all sorts require water to live, however, unlike us, creatures like […]
Similar to many creatures, spiders need shelter to survive. Unfortunately for us, our warm and spacious homes look pretty inviting to eight-legged insects seeking shelter from chilling winter temperatures! Even more appealing to spiders than warmth however, is the possibility of food. They often make their way into homes during the wintertime to find a new warm home […]
Insects and arachnids have essential roles to play in the environment, but these creepy crawlies can also harbor and transmit diseases to humans. The majority of insects and ticks that you or your pets come into contact with will not be life threatening–most of the time, these creatures are a nuisance and nothing more. However, […]
Unless you’re an entomologist or a die-hard critter enthusiast, you probably want termites as far away from you as possible – and you definitely don’t want them near your very edible home. Unfortunately, there are numerous ways you could accidentally be attracting termites, and due to their prevalence and willingness to trek long distances for new food […]
Did you know the month of December is one of the easiest times of the year for pests to creep into your home without your knowledge? Find out how to prevent unwanted pests from getting inside your home during the holidays.
Cockroach’s basic requirements are food, water, and shelter. Given that humans also have these needs, it is common to find cockroaches existing nearby. Find out how you might be attracting cockroaches into your home and how to get rid of them.