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    How Do Honey Bees Survive the Winter?

    Insects have a variety of ways of surviving cold weather. Some might move indoors into a home or building, some hibernate and others migrate (Monarch butterflies). Honey bees…

    Wildlife Spotlight: Black Bears

    The bear found in South Carolina is known as the black bear (Ursus americanus). It has black or dark brown fur covering its body and a lighter tan…

    Eek! A Mouse! Facts About Rodents and Protecting Against Infestation

    According to the National Pest Management Association, rodents infest approximately 21 million homes in the U.S. every winter. They cause numerous problems from food contamination to illness to…

    Dangers of Raccoons in and Around Your Home

    While raccoons definitely have that cute factor, they should never be viewed or treated like pets. First, they can bite and scratch, causing serious injury just like any…

    Signs and Dangers of a Bat Infestation in Your Home

    Bats might be cute but you don’t want them taking up residence in your attic or home. A bat infestation can destroy your home’s structures and can also…

    Be a Honey Bee Helper!

    Bee populations have been significantly declining in recent years due to pesticide use and colony collapse disorder. Bees are vital to our ecosystem and important for the pollination…

    Venomous Snakes of the Carolina’s: Rattlers and Coral Snakes

    Of the 38 species of snakes in South Carolina, only six are venomous. Last time, we covered two of our most famous venomous snakes, the Copperhead and the…

    Venomous Snakes of the Carolina’s: Cottonmouths and Copperheads

    It’s summer and that means critters of all kinds are out and about, including snakes. Of the 38 species of snakes in South Carolina, only six are venomous:…

    The Helpful Opossum

    There has been a recent spike in our state of attacks against opossums so we wanted to take the opportunity to share a little more about this very…

    Wildlife Looking for Shelter in Your Home This Winter

    It’s winter here in South Carolina and that means there are plenty of critters who would love to have a nice warm place to shelter for the winter.…

    Keeping Your Pets Safe From Wildlife

    The winter months are upon us and food is becoming scarce for a number of wild animals. It’s important to understand these safety tips to keep your pet…

    Beaver Control in South Carolina

    Most conflicts between humans and beavers occur due to flooding caused by their dams or by damage caused by felled trees. Beavers gnaw down trees and use them…

    Bear Encounters on the Rise: Bear Safety Tips

    Bear encounters have been on the rise and it’s important to know what to do when you encounter a bear, whether while out exploring nature or exploring your…

    DIY Rodent Control Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

    Fall is when rodents are most likely to come in looking for a warm place to spend the winter. Many people, when they notice signs of a potential…

    When Squirrels Invade

    When squirrels invade, they usually choose your attic, crawlspace or chimney as the site of their invasion. They can gnaw through any weak spot in the roof, wiggle…

    Identify that Hive!

    So, you’ve found a hive. What type of hive is it? That is a very important question because it helps you determine whether to call a local bee…

    Snake Bites on the Rise: Protecting Your Family and Pets From Venomous Snakes

    Our wet and warm winter set the stage for more greenery, more rodents and rabbits… and more snakes. Snake bites have been on the rise this season for…

    Moles, Voles and Shrews! Oh My!

    You find trails or tunnels in your yard or garden, it’s tough to know what type of critter conundrum you have. There are three main critters that could…

    Are There Panthers in South Carolina?

    February 12, 2019, the story of a man who claimed to have been attacked by a black panther in Georgetown county spread quickly across news outlets and social…

    Alligator Safety Tips

    Put, South Carolina is alligator country. Alligators could be lurking in any body of water. They’ve been known to take a dip in a residential neighborhood pool or…