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Critters vs Construction Mt. Pleasant SC

Critters win! East Cooper residents often ask if there is a certain type of construction that will termite or pest proof a house. Truthfully, there is really no construction type that will totally eliminate insects from finding a way into your home. There are four types of foundation construction that you typically see in our [...]

By |2019-02-09T14:59:24+00:00February 9th, 2019|Pest Control|Comments Off on Critters vs Construction Mt. Pleasant SC

Rodents Rodents EVERYWHERE Mt. Pleasant SC

East Cooper residents have seen an increase in traffic, construction, and the general population over the past several years. New roads and new homes that are needed to accommodate the population growth has caused an issue with the wildlife that may have once lived in these wooded areas. Rodents are looking for new places to [...]

By |2019-01-09T20:52:23+00:00January 8th, 2019|Pest Control|Comments Off on Rodents Rodents EVERYWHERE Mt. Pleasant SC

Flea Festival Mt. Pleasant SC

East Cooper residents seem to be battling the flea population year round. The temperature and weather conditions have allowed fleas to invade our area. Fleas are tiny brown to black insects that are about the size of a grain of pepper. They will usually find their way into your home when the male or female [...]

By |2018-12-16T22:07:09+00:00December 16th, 2018|Pest Control|Comments Off on Flea Festival Mt. Pleasant SC

Moles Mt. Pleasant SC

East Cooper Termite and Pest Solutions does NOT offer a mole control service, but here’s some great advice for eliminating this pest in your yard. Residents in the East Cooper area deal with deer, raccoons, possums, and that pesky little critter, the mole. The residential and commercial development of our town has caused the mole [...]

By |2018-12-06T22:30:08+00:00December 6th, 2018|Pest Control|Comments Off on Moles Mt. Pleasant SC

Formosan Termites – The Misunderstood Termite Mt. Pleasant SC

The picture above reveals exit holes from subterranean termites. What kind of termites may be living in that wall? East Cooper residents may see subterranean termites exit drywall, window casings, door jambs, etc. as they look for additional food or create an “exit” hole for swarming termites. Many homeowners have questions about the difference between [...]

By |2018-07-04T15:00:58+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Termites|Comments Off on Formosan Termites – The Misunderstood Termite Mt. Pleasant SC

Cicada Killers….Scary Name….Not So Scary Wasp Mt Pleasant SC

East Cooper residents may find these intimidating looking wasps  burrowing in their yard during the hot summer. The cicada killer is a wasp with yellowish and black stripes, but is much larger than a yellow jacket. The wasp may be 1.5″ to 2″ long and have a wingspan of 3″. Unlike the yellow jacket,  the [...]

By |2018-06-27T21:28:32+00:00June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cicada Killers….Scary Name….Not So Scary Wasp Mt Pleasant SC

Termites Swarm May 2018 Mt. Pleasant SC

Subterranean termites are swarming this time of year in the East Cooper area. They usually swarm in the early morning or evening. Sometimes after it rains, the termites emerge from the ground with wings and are attracted to lights around your home. A humid environment makes a great opportunity for the termites to swarm. They [...]

By |2018-05-09T21:20:51+00:00May 7th, 2018|Termites|Comments Off on Termites Swarm May 2018 Mt. Pleasant SC

Don’t Wear Out Your Moccasins Mt. Pleasant SC

In the East Cooper area, there is a big reason to be cautiousssssss when approaching water sources during spring and summer months. The water moccasin is surely one of the fiercest and widely known dangerous snakes to inhabit wetland areas in our region. Though many have developed a healthy fear of these highly venomous snakes, [...]

By |2018-05-22T16:43:20+00:00April 20th, 2018|Pest Control|Comments Off on Don’t Wear Out Your Moccasins Mt. Pleasant SC

Fire Ants love spring Mt. Pleasant SC

As the weather warms up and we all head to the beach, East Cooper residents may notice that some insects are building small “beaches” in their yards. These large sandy mounds of soil in your yard are most likely fire ant colonies. Fire ants begin building these mounds when temperatures reach over 70 degrees. The mounds [...]

By |2018-11-13T01:48:06+00:00April 17th, 2018|Pest Control|Comments Off on Fire Ants love spring Mt. Pleasant SC

Vapor barrier helps reduce moisture in your crawlspace – Mt. Pleasant SC

East Cooper residents living in a crawlspace home should have an inspection for moisture conditions in their crawlspace annually. It’s important to monitor the moisture conditions in your crawlspace to prevent fungus growth that may eventually lead to rot and wood decay. High levels of moisture in the crawlspace may also lead to your interior [...]

By |2018-03-01T22:17:19+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Moisture Control|Comments Off on Vapor barrier helps reduce moisture in your crawlspace – Mt. Pleasant SC