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Pests in Charleston

Carolina Exterminating is trained to exterminate indoor pests, such as bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, spiders and more. Below is a sampling of some of the more common pests that we ar called to deal with. Have a pest problems? Contact Carolina exterminating today!

Ants

get rid of ants in charlestonAnts are among the most successful insects. Experts estimate that there could be 20,000 or more species of ants in the world. They have evolved to fill a variety of different ecological niches as predators, herbivores, leaf-cutters, seed-harvesters, aphid- tenders, and fungus-growers. They are found in deserts and rainforests, mountains and valleys, and throughout Charleston, S.C.

They can also be pests, however. Fire ants and others may sting or bite people and animals. Pharaoh ants get into wounds and dressings in hospitals...

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Bed Bugs

exterminate charleston bed bugsBed bugs are increasingly becoming a problem within residences of all kinds, including homes, apartments, hotels, cruise ships, dormitories and shelters. We have drafted this document to provide basic information about the biology and health significance of these pests, and to offer guidance on how to safely and effectively manage an infested residence.

What are bed bugs? Bed bugs are small wingless insects that feed solely upon the blood of warm-blooded animals. Bed bugs and their relatives have evolved as nest parasites. Certain kinds inhabit bird nests and bat roosts; others have adapted well to living in the ‘nests’ (homes) of people...

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Black & Brown Widow Spiders

exterminate spiders, charleston, sc When the subject of dangerous spiders comes up, the average person usually thinks about the black widow spider. Their shiny black body with a prominent red hourglass marking on the underside of the abdomen is an image that readily comes to mind.

The most commonly encountered species of venemous spiders that people are finding around their homes and work place is the brown widow spider, Latrodectus geometricus. In the mid to late nineties there seems to have been an outbreak of brown widow...

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Fleas

exterminate fleas in charleston Fleas are present all over the world. Over 2000 varieties, in fact. In America there are over 200 different types of fleas. 200!!! This will be no easy battle.  Fleas are capable of jumping from 14 to 16 inches and will bite humans as well as our pets. Females can begin to lay eggs after just 48 hours of their first blood meal. The most common in this vast array of minuscule nuisances are the cat flea and the dog flea. The most common parasite on your dog will actually be a cat flea. Dog fleas are commonly found in Europe, while cat fleas are very common to the U.S. Cat fleas are not picky about who they...

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Formosan vs Eastern Subterranean Termites

formosan termites charleston, sc, exterminate A single individual Formosan Termite does not consume more wood than a single Eastern Subterranean Termite, however, because of its large population size, a Formosan colony can cause more structural damage in a shorter time. Wood products that are infested by Formosan Termites may be recognized by tapping the wood with a hard object. In severe infestations, Formosan Termites hollows out woods leaving a paper-thin surface. A hollowed wood...

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Mosquito Control

photo of a biting mosquitoWe’ll come by once or month – or more often, if necessary – to treat your yard and house with products that will eliminate up to 90 percent of your mosquito problem. If the problem persists, we’ll be back, at no extra charge, to keep mosquitoes from spoiling your spring, summer and fall fun. And, if you are planning a party in your backyard paradise, we’ll be glad to come by the day before to make sure annoying, uninvited guests don’t...

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Norway Rats vs Roof Rats

norway rat, sc, exterminateRats are some of the most troublesome and damaging rodents in the United States. They consume and contaminate food, damage structures and property, and transmit parasites and diseases to other animals and humans. Rats live and thrive under a wide variety of climates and conditions; they are often found in and around homes and other buildings, farms, gardens, and open fields.

People do not often see rats, but signs of their presence are easy to detect. Norway rats can be found in all states in the US, and roof rats can be found in warmer environments like South Carolina and nearby states, and in tropical and semi-tropical areas throughout the world...

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Roaches

exterminate roaches in charleston, scRoaches are a common and persistent problem in Charleston and coastal South Carolina. They are repulsive to look at. They are messy and produce disgusting odors. Roaches can also introduce and spread harmful bacteria, such as Salmonella, and they can be a major source of allergies and asthma.

Roaches have a broad, flattened body shape, six legs, and relatively long antennae. Their normal behavior in and around homes is to hide in cracks, crevices, or other protected areas that are...

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Snake Removal

snake removal services in charleston, scSnakes are a problem if they get into places where you don't want them, like your yard or close to your business establishment. If you require snake removal, don't endanger yourself or try to guess whether or not it is venemous. Instead call Carolina Exterminating and we'll send out a pro who can not only identify the snake, but remove it safely from your premises.

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