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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...

Bed Bugs

Humans and bed bugs have a long association. Records of bed bug infestations date back at least to 400 B.C. Before World War II, bed bugs were very common in homes, hotels, and boardinghouses. It...

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...

Crab Lice

Crab lice are one of three types of lice associated with people. The others are head lice and body lice. Head lice and body lice are very similar in appearance, but have different behavior. Head...

Springtails

Description and Habits Springtails are tiny, jumping, soft-bodied insects that live in very moist conditions. They are usually between 0.04 and 0.08 inch, and white, yellowish with black markings or...

Humpedback Flies

Description and Habits Humpbacked flies are tiny, 1/64-1/4 inch, nonbiting flies. Usually, they are black, brown or yellowish and have a humpbacked appearance when viewed from their side.  They are...

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