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6 Common Insects Found In South Carolina

If you’re getting ready to move into a new home in South Carolina, there’s one thing you shouldn’t forget: insects. While most bugs are harmless, some can be particularly harmful to you and your home. Here are some unwelcome but common South Carolina visitors you’ll want to keep an eye out for! 

1. Cockroaches

Fear not, these creepy creatures are very common to our area with the American cockroach being the largest variety to infest homes. This insect is actually not American, despite its name. It was likely brought over on ships from Africa in the seventeenth century. German cockroaches are the most common home invader, and they are a breeding machine. They can produce up to six generations per year! The German cockroach is small and can fit through the tiniest of openings in your home’s exterior.

2. Termites

Termites can be identified when swarming in spring, though they’re often confused with flying ants. They cause damage to your home by feeding on the wood in your foundation and structural timbers. The good news is that termites can be controlled with the help of a trained pest control professional.

3. Carpenter Ant

Ants are one of the world’s most widespread varieties of insects; many biologists estimate that the combined biomass of all ants in the world is greater than that of humans! One of the most problematic ants in South Carolina homes is the carpenter ant. Most that you find in your home will be entirely black in color, but they also come in reddish or yellowish varieties. Carpenter ant workers can grow to be ½ inch long and queens can be as large as one inch.

4. Fire Ants

Fire ants are one of the most dangerous pests in the South Carolina area. While they don’t typically bite humans, they have a very painful sting that can cause some serious symptoms for those with allergies. Thankfully, you don’t have to deal with fire ants on your own if you get help from a professional pest control company like Best.
 

5. Stinging Insects

Bees are one of the most common insects in the state of South Carolina. From the bees you might see buzzing around flowers and fields, to the ones that sting you while hanging out in your yard or playing outside, it is important to know how to identify them and what their behaviors are.

6. Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a dangerous pest for both humans and pets. It is important to find a solution that works for you. When it comes to safer products and long-lasting solutions, Best Home & Property Services is your best bet. We provide environmentally safe treatment solutions that can solve your mosquito problems for good!

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