Author: Eric P. Benson

Earwigs

Earwigs are fearsome looking insects, known for the popular superstition that they will burrow in the ears of humans. While they can give you a little nip if you pick one up, they cannot burrow into...

Wolf Spiders

Wolf spiders are one of the best-known type of spider in the United States and other parts of the world. They vary widely in size, color and habitat. Small wolf spiders are less than one inch,...

Jumping Spiders

Ever see something out of the corner of your eye moving quickly, and then look to find a tiny spider running, jumping, or climbing a wall? Spiders are extremely common and fascinating animals found...

Indian Meal Moth

The Indian meal moth is a very important and destructive pest. The feeding habit of this species makes it one of the most common pests of stored food. Their larvae feed on grain and grain products,...

Cockroach Control

Over 15 kinds of cockroaches are found in South Carolina, but only a few of these may be found in your home. Cockroaches are considered pests in several ways. Most people view them as carriers of...

Sowbugs & Pillbugs

Sowbugs and pillbugs are commonly found outdoors in South Carolina, especially under rocks and boards.  They are not insects but are more closely related to lobsters and shrimp. They breathe with...

Silverfish & Firebrats

Homeowners usually see silverfish and firebrats when a cabinet door is opened, or a book or other object under which they were hiding is moved. Silverfish and firebrats are pests because they feed...

Scorpion Control

Scorpions are most common in the southern states from coast to coast, although they are found as far north as British Columbia. Most of the scorpions that invade homes or other buildings are...

Flea Control

Pets benefit us in many ways, but they are also a breeding site for uninvited fleas. Fleas thrive during our warm, muggy, South Carolina summers. If you allow your pet access to both the house and...

Drywood Termites

Not all termites live in underground colonies. Drywood termites live inside wood and do not make contact with soil. They get the moisture they need to live from humid air. For this reason, drywood...

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