Envirosafe Termite & Pest Control has been flooded with yellow jacket calls this summer. We don’t know what to attribute this to, but we’ve had an excessive amount of calls this season with panicked customers reporting that their loved ones were hospitalized from stings and the subsequent anaphyalactic shock. Many others have called with concerns about their pets after seeing swarms of these small aggressive nuisances in and around their homes.  Yellow jacket populations grow progressively during the summer and fall and populations between Labor Day and the first hard frost can make outdoor picnics and other outdoor functions intolerable.  Please proceed with caution when dealing with yellow jackets. Most of our customers are hospitalized after only one sting and many die each year due to yellow jacket stings.

 

 

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To better serve our client base, Envirosafe Pest Control of Fort Mill is now open to give our South Carolina customers first class service. This office will serve all of York County including providing Pest Control Services to Fort Mill, Baxter Village, Tega Cay, Regent Park, York, Lake Wylie, Clover, Knights Bridge, Indian Land and even the Steel Creek area. Envirosafe Pest Control of Fort Mill is located at 3160 Hwy 21 Suite 103 #71. Fort Mill, SC 29715. Our phone number is 803-802-8947. We are adding new highly trained pest control technicians for this service area. Please give this office a call for bed bugs, fleas, termites, termite inspections, ants, roaches, mice, fire ants, spiders, and any other pest control issues you may experience. We offer one time and quarterly pest control services.

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Many of us are very familiar with the random screeching sound of a summer night’s Cicada. As a kid, one year (1979 according to the brood II map) I remember collecting dozens of molted Cicada shells from the trunks of the pecan trees in our New Hope Road yard in Belmont, North Carolina. Reminiscent that year of my childhood in 1979, the Year of the Cicada is once again upon us. After residing underground for 17 years, these periodical cicadas known as Brood II will emerge in North Carolina over the next few weeks. Often in the year of the cicada, these insects reach densities up to over a million per acre. Cicadas are grouped into geographical broods according to where and when they emerge. There are several species of Cicadas and one species (M. septendecim) even has bright red eyes.  Here is the Brood II map.  Even though these fascinating Rip Van Winkles of the insect world don’t bite or sting, they can be a major urban nuisance. Their sheer abundance can wreak havoc at Spring and Summer outdoor events such as weddings, cookouts, etc. They are known to inadvertently fly into people’s hair and land on most anything convenient to them. Another issue with Cicada is the overpowering noise they make. The high decibel levels that emanate from male cicadas may be unbearable in years where cicadas re-emerge.

A shell from a Cicada like the ones I collected as a kid in 1979

A shell from a Cicada like the ones I collected as a kid in 1979

 

Red Eye Cicadas (M. septendecim)

Red Eye Cicadas (M. septendecim)

But wait, if Cicadas emerge every 17 years, then what was it I saw in Edgemoor SC in May of 2011?  That year when answering a pest control service call I witnessed something as I can only describe as something out of a science fiction move. The sky in Edgemoor on May 25 2011 on a rural residential road ( I looked up Edgemoor on our Google Calendar Service Schedule) was literally almost black and noise unbearable on a sunny May afternoon. All due to millions of Cicadas in the Edgemoor SC sky. My  first thought when I first heard about this years emergence was how could another brood emerge just two years after I witnessed Cicada hell in 2011.  After a little research, I learned that I had actually experienced the Brood XIX emergence in 2011, aka one of the 13 year Cicadas. 2011 Brood XIX Map  As far a control options, there are none as far as we at Envirosafe Termite & Pest can do for you, but be aware that these insects are most active in the evening hours. Plan outdoor activities accordingly.

 

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Cicadas on trees in Charlotte North Caroliona

Cicadas on trees in Charlotte North Caroliona

I remember back in the early 1990’s a trip to Kure Beach in which we were absolutely ran off the beach by “biting flies”. The numbers of these flies were incredible and they would bite fast and hard. After some research this week, I was at a loss trying to figure out what fly is could have been since they were much smaller than horse flies. Additionally, I was a little confused since at first I thought that the trip was taken at Easter, a time in which fly populations have not yet developed. Suddenly though, I remembered the beach trip that year was taken Labor day weekend, a time when fly populations are peaking. Then, after narrowing my search to a small biting fly similar in size to that of a house fly I discovered that the stable fly was the only possible fly that bites and is small in size similar to a house fly. Ironically, according to the Mallis Handbook of pest control, the stable fly, which is often encountered around farms and stables, is also referred to as a “beach fly” since it’s also commonly a pain inflicting nuisance on costal and beach areas. . So, if you’re overwhelmed with annoying biting flies towards the end of summer while vacationing on a beach, the culprit is the Stable Fly. House flies are often vectors of filth pathogens, however, they do not bite. The  stable fly infestations are often numerous and armed with non retractable piercing proboscis that inflicts painful bites.

 

Blood sucking stable flies

Blood sucking stable flies

 

Stable flies bite fast and hard, inflicting pain.

Stable flies bite fast and hard, inflicting pain.

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Per ABC News 

“Officials in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park caution that there have been numerous reports of bats acting erratically and caution people to avoid contact with them.

Park biologists say bats should be hibernating now, but some have been seen flying in erratic ways during the day and diving toward people.

Bats can carry diseases, including rabies. Any skin-to-skin contact is dangerous. Heath officials say people who have touched bats should seek immediate medical advice.

Unusual bat activity inside the park should be reported to rangers. Erratic behavior elsewhere should be reported to state wildlife officials.”

Should you suspect Bat activity, please call us for a free inspection. Envirosafe Termite & Pest or Charlotte Pest Control  or Rock Hill Pest Control

 

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