It may not get any better than spring time in South Carolina.
The sun is out, the birds are chirping, the grass is greener, and flowers are blooming. It sounds like a perfect day. We’ve got to admit, here at Walker Pest Management this is a special time of the year. Not just because of the beauty unfolding, but because it sparks the busy season for pest control service.
South Carolina Indoor Spring Pests
Palmetto bugs, we’ve all heard the term, most of us even use it. You know us folks in South Carolina don’t like to call them by their true name, Cockroaches. Many of us use this term palmetto bugs when we are actually describing American cockroaches. You know them, they’re the big roaches that like to sneak in an open doorway when we’re not watching. Sometimes they sneak in a window that’s cracked open to let the fresh air in. They can squeeze into almost any opening because of the way they are able to flatten out their body.
Ants, ants, and more ants. There are so many ant species in South Carolina that it is difficult to identify them sometimes. We have acrobat ants, Argentine ants, carpenter ants, fire ants, field ants, odorous house ants, and many more. Some are a nuisance, some can cause pain, and some can cause massive amounts of damage to homes and other wood structures. To make it worse, some species of ants sprout wings and scare hundreds of people every year into thinking they have winged termites (swarmers).
Silverfish, an ugly little critter, likes to eat things like linen, silk, cotton, paper, photos, sugar, carpet, hair, glue, plaster, coffee, other insects and more. These guys will actually destroy your wallpaper to get at the adhesive. I’d have to be pretty hungry to eat adhesive. If they have access to a water source silverfish and live without food for over a year. That’s impressive if you ask me. I can’t go a day on just water.
Spiders, not all bad and get a bad rap if you ask us. While we don’t necessarily like them inside the house, spiders are actually very beneficial to have. First off they eat all the insects above in this article. Spiders really are nature’s pest control. Now we draw the line at black widow and recluse spiders. If we see one of them, they have to go
South Carolina Outdoor Spring Pests
Fire Ants, they seem to stalk me in my garden. They love to wait until I’m totally at one with my plants then hit me as soon as they have the right numbers ready to bite. Usually this means anywhere from 10 to 20 bites typically. That bad part is some of us react pretty badly to fire ant bites. Some people even require medical attention or have to carry around an epipen just like they would for a bee sting. These tiny, biting, red armies don’t draw the line at people. Your pet can fall victim of their surprise attacks. Usually in the form of bites to the nose that make little Rover’s nose and face swell like an overfilled balloon. For most people and pets a little Benadryl and you should be good to return to normal duties.
Carpenter Bees have no respect of anything made of wood. Not your prized deck, the dogs house, your storage building, or even your double mortgaged house get a carpenter bees second thought. They will bore hole after hole depositing their larvae in them as they go. At least they are loyal. They like you and your things so much they will return year after year at the same time, determined to change everything wooden in your life into something resembling a block of Swiss cheese.
Mosquitoes, otherwise known as the official bird of South Carolina, would love for you to lay in your hammock and try to relax. He’ll even inject a little pain blocker before he begins to drain every last drop of blood, like Dracula in one of those black & white classics hosted by Vincent Price. It’s never just one though, they will lie in wait and pull up on you like a blood donation bus filled with nurses ready to syphon off every pint they can get. You won’t even get a cup of orange juice or a cookie though. They’ll just fly off fat and happy waiting for their next victim.
Good News though Walker Pest Management can help you with all of these pests.
If you don’t feel like dealing with these pests this year, feel free to call the number below or click the contact page to drop us a message. We’ll call you or email you back within 1 business day. If you would like to read more about the services we offer or perhaps compare the new pest control packages we are offering this year click here.
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