The hot and humid summers combined with pop-up rain showers in the afternoons bring some creepy crawlers and wacky looking flying creatures around your East Cooper home.

The Robber fly is a very large fly that almost looks like something out of a science fiction movie. They are predators and usually ambush other flying and crawling insects as their main source of food. Although very ferocious looking, this guy actually helps with doing some pest control around your home. While making a loud buzz when flying, these flies can often be mistaken for horse flies, green heads and other large biting flies. This fly is not a blood feeder. The Robber fly would only be interested in biting you if you had 6 legs.

Lawn shrimp look like tiny shrimp about 1/2 inch long. They are neither insects nor shrimp. They are crustaceans with flat bodies and 8 pairs of legs. East Cooper residents may see these creatures dead in their garages, patios, and sidewalks after a heavy summer rainfall. The main way to control these pests is to locate the source of the infestation and dry their environment out. They usually like moist and muddy areas in your yard. You may want to check under rocks, rotted logs, wood piles, wet mulch, overwatered bedding with lots of pine straw and ditches. Chemicals are almost never needed to solve this nuisance pest problem. The lawn shrimp will not bite or sting.

Call East Cooper Termite and Pest Solutions if you need to solve your pest problems.