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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...

Camel Crickets

Camel crickets and closely related cave crickets belong to a large group of insects.  They are found throughout the world with over 100 different kinds found in the United States and Canada.  Unlike...

Seasonal Invaders

At different times of the year various insects which are not normally indoor pests may enter homes. These seasonal invaders are not usually serious pests and long term infestations rarely occur....

Pantry Pests

There are many types of insects that can infest food and other organic products stored in kitchen pantries. Infested products may include grains, dried dairy items, pet foods, bird seed, dried...

Nuisance Flies

There are several types of flies that may be a nuisance around your home. Flies may be more than just a bother, since many breed, feed, or live in our food or in unclean sites such as in manure,...

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