io Caterpillar Mt. Pleasant SC

This interesting caterpillar is a far shot from a gummy worm. East Cooper residents may see this caterpillar in the fall. This is an “io moth“ (Fabricious) in his final caterpillar stage before entering his cocoon. It will become a familiar looking moth that appears as if it has eyes on its wings. As intriguing [...]

By |2021-11-18T20:30:25+00:00November 18th, 2021|Pest Control|Comments Off on io Caterpillar Mt. Pleasant SC

Carpenter Ants Mt. Pleasant SC

Carpenter ants usually become active in the early spring and throughout the summer. East Cooper residents usually see these large ants at night crawling on trees, porch railings, window casing, fencing or even exploring the interior of your home. They are nocturnal. Carpenter ants do not eat wood. They excavate galleries to create their nest. [...]

By |2021-08-13T14:51:42+00:00August 13th, 2021|Pest Control|Comments Off on Carpenter Ants Mt. Pleasant SC

Midge explosion Mt. Pleasant SC

East Cooper Termite and Pest Solutions has been getting calls about this pesky fly. East Cooper residents have seen them in large numbers around the house, in the house, and on the house. We got in touch with South Carolina’s expert on flies ….here’s what he said. The photo is a male, non-biting midge. Midges [...]

By |2021-06-11T19:59:57+00:00June 11th, 2021|Mosquito Control, Pest Control|Comments Off on Midge explosion Mt. Pleasant SC

Caterpillar- Look but don’t touch Mt. Pleasant SC

East Cooper residents are noticing these colorful caterpillars around their homes this spring. The white-marked tussock moth caterpillar is beautiful to look at but please don’t touch. The hairs or bristles on this caterpillar do not contain venom but can cause hives, skin irritations, or rashes on people who may have an adverse reaction or [...]

By |2021-05-13T13:32:50+00:00May 13th, 2021|Pest Control|Comments Off on Caterpillar- Look but don’t touch Mt. Pleasant SC

Boxelder Bugs Mt. Pleasant SC

The boxelder bug has been seen in the East Cooper area this fall. They are considered occasional invaders. They are usually seen in or around your home late fall to early spring. A very colorful looking bug that usually feeds on boxelder or maple tree seed pods. They are often seen in wood piles, cracks in [...]

By |2021-01-07T18:50:32+00:00January 7th, 2021|Pest Control|Comments Off on Boxelder Bugs Mt. Pleasant SC

Opossums Mt. Pleasant SC

Opossums may look scary but they are actually a pretty cool animal. With all the new development in our area, East Cooper residents have seen an increase in dead opossums on our roads. It’s a shame because these guys are great at pest control. They will eradicate ticks and all types of insects from wooded [...]

By |2021-01-06T20:51:23+00:00January 6th, 2021|Pest Control|Comments Off on Opossums Mt. Pleasant SC

Rodent Damage Mt. Pleasant SC

It seems like the rodent population in the East Cooper area is going crazy. We receive numerous calls a day throughout the year from homeowners reporting noise or damage from rodents entering their homes. The problem has gotten worse due to the increase in population and construction in our area. When the rodents natural habitats are [...]

By |2020-09-12T20:52:57+00:00September 9th, 2020|Pest Control|Comments Off on Rodent Damage Mt. Pleasant SC

ECTPS Best of the Best 2020

East Cooper Termite and Pest Solutions received some exciting news this year. The Moultrie news Best of the Best contest results are in. We are very proud to announce that our team ranked in the top 3 pest control companies in the East Cooper area. Over 20 other pest control companies were nominated. We would [...]

By |2020-09-03T20:58:36+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Pest Control|Comments Off on ECTPS Best of the Best 2020

Cicada killers not Murder hornets Mt. Pleasant SC

We have had several calls from East Cooper residents thinking that they have Murder hornets in their yard. Although the cicada killer may look like this hornet, it’s far from being dangerous. July and August is the time we find these intimidating looking wasps burrowing in your yard. The cicada killer is a wasp with [...]

By |2020-07-20T22:56:03+00:00July 20th, 2020|Pest Control|Comments Off on Cicada killers not Murder hornets Mt. Pleasant SC