Pest Control in Duncan, SC


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What's bugging you? From your eight legged web spinning friends to small termites First Choice Termite and Pest Control, Inc. is here to rid you of your pest! Below are a few of your common pest and critters that try to take residence in your home or business. If the descriptions sound like something lurking in your home or business call the premier pest control company in Upstate South Carolina. If you happen to be hit the lotto and not have any of these pest, check out how to stay bug and pest free! safety is a top priority when treating any building or property.


Subterranean termites feed off cellulose debris such as roots, mulch, paper products and most importantly the wood within your home. Leaving the home untreated can lead to more serious damage. Termites live in underground colonies from which they obtain moisture and sometimes can be found within your home itself.worker termites travels outside of the colony for food, consuming the wood in your home and then returns to feed the rest of the colony.
The most common signs of termites include mud (or shelter) tubes on the foundation walls, termite swarms and of course infested wood. Subterranean termites typically damage the interior structure of beams, flooring, etc. and leave the surface intact.
A termite nest in need of pest control services in Spartanburg, SC
Termites start swarming around the spring, beginning in March and continuing until the 1st or 2nd week of May. The majority of termite damage caused in the United States is caused by the Eastern Subterranean termite. Termites and ants are oftentimes confused as their overall body structure is different. However with a closer look, termite workers are white in color and wingless, and are often called “white ants.” Termites also have straight antennae coupled with a more broad waist, compared to ants who have elbowed antennae and narrow waist.
Prevention is always the best road to safety. It is important to know what any pest control company is going to do to treat your home for termites. As well as the types of guarantees, treatment frequency and more. First Choice Termite and Pest Control, Inc. can answer these questions and many more in regards to pest control.
Cockroaches — Pest Control in Duncan, SC


Roaches are usually found in kitchens and bathrooms(German Cockroaches are the most common household roach) but can be in any portion of a heated structure, and are commonly found near food preparation areas. Roaches are typically more active at night. If spotted during the day, this is a indicator of a larger hoard nearby.
They feed on the same sugary food you love to eat such as cereals and other sweets while polluting the food in the process. They can also be found in meats and starchy foods.Larger roaches are known to chew on paper products as well, damaging them in the process.
They may not cause much damage to your home home, however cockroaches are often carriers of numerous diseases. Different forms of gastroenteritis (food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, etc.) are the common diseases transmitted by cockroaches. These disease-causing organisms are carried on the the sticky pads of its feet, legs, bodies and are deposited on food and cooking utensils as they take shelter in ur kitchen. Cockroaches are known to leave a an allergen byproducts. With respiratory infections and the rise of asthma, the need to control cockroaches is imperative for your health.


Ants vary in size, species are typically either black, brown or reddish in color. They live in colonies, usually found either underground or in dead wood, but have the ability adapt to other habitats. Many ants are capable of biting or stinging people. They are capable of communication, either by touch (tapping the antennas), or by leaving a chemical odor trail. The odor trail usually marks a path between the nest and a food or water source. Some varieties include:
  • Carpenter Ant
  • Fire Ant
  • Argentine Ant
  • Pharaoh Ant
Ants — Pest Control in Duncan, SC
Bed Bugs — Pest Control in Duncan, SC

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are insects that in mattresses, carpets and bedding. The bed bug tends to breed at a very fast rate. Hospitals, businesses, homes, buses, apartments and hotels are just a few places where bed bugs are most commonly reported. A common misconception is that bed bugs in your home is related to poor hygiene. In reality, all it takes is one bed bug to hitch a ride on your clothing, bag, furniture, etc and infest in your residence as they reproduce at alarming rate. What's worse is that they can live up to one year without drinking a drop of your blood. Bed bug nymphs can survive for months without feeding. It is common to find bed bug bites on exposed portions of your body when infected.
Bed bugs are 6-legged bugs that are flat, brown, wingless and about ¼ of an inch.Though they can be seen with the human eye, they typically do not hide in plane sight. These bugs love to hide in the seams of your mattress & sofas, cracks in the bed frame or headboard, under rugs, edges of carpets, drawers, and other dark areas. If you suspect you have an infestation, call First Choice Termite and Pest Control, Inc. in Upstate South Carolina.


Rodents can be quite a problem for home and business owners alike. The major pests are house mice, rats and roof rats.

House mice thrive under a variety of conditions. They are found in and around homes and commercial structures as well as in open fields and agricultural lands. Because of this, the often contaminate food, pet food and animal feed. In addition, they are known to cause considerable damage to both agricultural and property. Mice do not like bright lights and are mostly active during the night. They construct nests from various soft materials that are often found in hidden places with easy access to food. They will eat their droppings to acquire nutrients produced by bacteria in their intestines. Keeping up on simple housekeeping and landscaping practices are effective measures to deter mice from your property. Prevent their entry by sealing all openings larger than ¼ inch wide.
Rat — Pest Control in Duncan, SC
Roof Rats can be controlled by thinning and trimming trees up several feet off the ground. Rake up dead leaves, and pick up any fruit that falls to the ground. Eliminate any areas where rats could find shelter. Disposable gloves should be worn when handling dead rodents.
Spider — Pest Control in Duncan, SC


Spiders are generally categorized by either web spinners or hunters depending on how they catch their prey. Hunting spiders wander around searching for their prey or hunt by lying in ambush. The more insects there are inside a building, the more likely it is to have spiders living there. During the fall as the temperatures begin to decrease, spiders can often be found in warm homes and offices.
All spiders have two body regions (cephalothorax and unsegmented abdomen), eight legs, a pair of pedipalps, a pair of jaws and either six or eight eyes. Regular landscape & lawn management will assist with controlling spiders and other pests from invading your home. Keep large trees, branches, tall vegetation from growing too close to the home.Stacks of firewood should be located AWAY from your building or home.
Sticky traps and pest monitors can be placed indoors, along exterior wall of attached garages, basements, and crawlspaces where spiders are active. A vacuum fitted with hose attachment, dusting tools, and other household cleaning tools can be used to remove spiders and webs.

Camel Crickets

Camel Crickets are typically found in moist areas including under rocks and logs or in stacks of firewood and despite the name, do not “chirp”. In early spring, adult females begin to lay eggs in the soil. A few weeks later, the nymphs hatch from the eggs.
Camel crickets often become a problem when we have extremes in weather conditions, excessive rainfall or extended period of heat & drought. They are attracted to cool, moist/humid areas in and around our homes. The crickets often invade dark, cool spaces where moisture forms such as storage buildings, crawlspaces, basements, garages, as well as indoor areas such as bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Crickets — Pest Control in Duncan, SC