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613 E Lee Rd

Taylors, SC 29687

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Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

Sat & Sund CLOSED

Contact Us

(864) 292-1919

PEST CONTROL SERVICES IN GREENVILLE SC

 

Putman Pest Management offers Pest Control and Exterminator Services for Greenville, SC and the Surrounding Upstate Area. This area of the country is beautiful, but it’s prime territory for some of the most annoying and destructive pests. We are a locally owned and operated pest prevention company that has been in existence for since 1999. Our goal is happy customers, and we’re proud to say that nearly all of our customers return to us for service.

Our pest control service will eliminate your pests and take measures to prevent them from returning.  If a covered pest returns between scheduled visits, we will be happy to return at no cost to you. Every home and situation is different, so we tailor each customer’s pest control service to fit their individual needs. That said, a typical pest control service covers the following areas: inside the home, outside the home, the attic, and the crawl space.

All pest services include Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which is an effective and environmentally-sensitive approach to pest management that can lower the exposure of hazards to people, property, and the environment.

Ant Control

Have an ant infestation?  Give us a call to keep these pests from coming back.

Flea Control

Pet owners beware! Flea prevention is the best way to ensure you don’t experience an infestation.

Roach Control

Roaches can carry bacteria that can result in food poisoning, diarrhea, skin rashes, and allergies.

Spider Control

Need to get rid of insects fast?  We tailor each customer’s pest control service to fit their individual needs.

Mosquito Control

Pet owners beware! Flea prevention is the best way to ensure you don’t experience an infestation.

Rodent Control

Mice and rats are problematic because they contaminate food, cause damage to structures, and spread diseases.

Bed Bugs

Termites work 24/7.  Let us prevent termites before they destroy your home or office building!

Silverfish

A CL-100 tell buyers and their lenders if termites or any other wood-destroying organism is present in the structure at the time of inspection.

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Ant Control

 

With over 12,000 species of ants in the world, there’s no shortage of these tiny, industrious creatures. Well over 100 types of ants call South Carolina home. Ants are more than a nuisance — they can also cause damage, carry diseases, and inflict painful bites.

The Worst Types of Pest Ants

Fire Ants — These tiny ants pack a mighty painful sting. These small reddish insects are very aggressive and won’t hesitate to deliver painful, sometimes venomous injections that cause swelling and redness that can last for weeks. Their prolific mounds are most likely to be encountered in your yard or along a sidewalk. Unsuspecting people or pets are most likely to run afoul of these ants during the warmer weather months.

Carpenter Ants — Like their name suggests, these ants are much more interested in nibbling their way through wood than giving you a sting. They’re particularly fond of damp logs or lumber. They can cause damage to your home, so they should be eliminated if you find them.

Odorous House Ants — Those little ants hanging out in your kitchen around the trash can or pantry are likely odorous house ants. Their name says it all: when crushed, they smell bad. These little guys enjoy some of the same foods you do and will sometimes come into homes looking for water, too. Not only are they a nuisance, house ants can also carry bacteria on their feet, spreading it through your kitchen.

How to Prevent an Ant Infestation

Like with any pest, eliminating the source of what’s attractive is the first step. With fire ants, they’ll set up shop anywhere outdoors. If you have a lawn, you’re rolling out the welcome mat, so they’re tough to discourage. Carpenter ants enjoy damp wood. An old wood pile out back or soggy decking that’s in constant contact with the ground may be just the thing they’re looking for.

Odorous house ants are attracted to your home by easily available sources of food and water. Making sure that all food items in the pantry are sealed and that the area in and around the trash can stays clean will discourage them from invading your home.

No matter what type of ants you’re dealing with, we can eliminate the problem. Contact us for treatment that will prevent these pests from returning.

 

Flea Control

 

Fleas are the bane of pet owners. According to a 2015 study by Nielsen, Americans spend $379.1 million annually on flea and tick products. But you don’t have to have a pet to experience fleas. Other pests, such as rats and bats can carry fleas, and if the previous owner of your home kept a pet with fleas, these pests may still live in the carpets.

Why Fleas Are Troublesome

Fleas feed on the blood of a host animal—usually cats, dogs, and livestock—by biting and sucking out blood. Flea bites are not initially painful, but bites quickly become itchy and inflamed, causing pain as they develop. As pets or humans scratch the bites, the lesions may bleed or become infected.

Where Fleas Are Found

Fleas will happily live in both pet and human bedding—mattresses, pillows, and blankets are all susceptible. Carpets, area rugs, and furniture make good places for fleas to hide as well. Dog houses, kitty posts, and other pet accessories are also prime locations to find fleas.

Why Fleas Are Tough to Get Rid Of

The life cycle of fleas gives these pests an incredible survival ability. Fleas are not easily controlled by over-the-counter products. Prevention is the best way to ensure you don’t experience an infestation, but if you’re already dealing with a flea problem then you’ll need a long-acting insecticide. If you are already dealing with an infestation, contact us for treatment that can break the lifecycle and eliminate the problem.

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Roach Control

 

Roaches are one of the most common pests to infest homes and businesses. They multiply quickly, so if you don’t immediately address a problem, it can easily develop into an infestation. Roaches are not simply gross—they also may carry bacteria that can result in food poisoning, diarrhea, skin rashes, and allergies. It’s essential to get rid of roaches as soon as you notice them.

How to Prevent Roach Infestations

Roach infestations can usually be prevented with several simple measures.

  • Eliminate food sources. Keep kitchens clean, vacuum regularly, ensure all food containers are tightly sealed, and keep trash emptied.
  • Eliminate water sources. Fix leaky pipes and faucets, don’t allow water to stand in tubs, showers, or sinks, keep pet water dishes emptied and dried overnight.
  • Eliminate shelter. Seal any cracks around baseboards, door frames, and window frames, and seal any holes around pipes and light fixtures.

If You Have a Roach Infestation

Depending on the type of roach infestation you have, there are several different ways to treat the problem. A professional will know not only where juvenile roaches may be hiding, but also what type of treatment you need.

Spider Control

 

Spiders feature in horror films for a reason—they’re creepy crawly, and their webs have a Halloween vibe. Poisonous spiders can cause serious health problems and can even be deadly. The majority of spiders (other than black widows, brown recluses, hobo spiders, mouse spiders, and black house spiders) are actually harmless, but most people don’t want to share their home with them.

Note that not all spiders build webs, especially the poisonous kind. Just because you don’t see a web doesn’t mean you don’t have spiders!

How Spiders Enter

Spiders usually come into homes through open windows and doors and through gaps around door and window frames. They can also get in by being inside boxes or other items brought in from the garage or elsewhere. Usually spiders wander in while looking for food sources.

Where Spiders Are Found

You can find spiders in just about any part of your home. Some spiders are drawn to moisture, so they like basements and crawl spaces. Some prefer dry, warm areas and are often found in air vents, ceilings, and attics. Most spiders seek out dark areas.

How You Can Reduce Spiders in Your Home

There are several things you can do to help prevent a spider problem from becoming worse, including the following:

  • Ensure there are no gaps in window frames and door frames.
  • Keep doors closed.
  • Tear down webs.
  • Eliminate their food supply (bugs).
  • Keep garages free of clutter.
  • Examine boxes and bags before bringing them in from the garage or down from the attic.
  • Vacuum regularly.
  • If you do experience spiders in your home, contact us for help!

Spiders can be challenging to keep out, but once you understand spiders’ habits and functions, you can make your home less hospitable to them. Infestations will require additional measures, particularly if you’re dealing with poisonous spiders.

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Mosquito Control

 

Mosquitos are more than just annoying—their bites can carry diseases like West Nile and Zika. They can transmit heartworms to dogs as well. April-October is prime mosquito season, and if you want to be outdoors at all during this time, you’ll be dealing with mosquitos. If your doors and windows aren’t sealed properly, you may have a mosquito problem inside as well. When you start encountering bites on a regular basis, you’ll probably want to address the issue.

Where Mosquitos Breed

The key to preventing mosquito problems is to understand where they breed. Different species prefer different types of standing water to lay their eggs in, but they include the following:

  • Ditches
  • Kiddie pools that aren’t emptied regularly
  • Puddles
  • Tree holes
  • Old tires
  • Buckets
  • Toys
  • Bird baths
  • Rain barrels
  • Fountains
  • Potted plant trays and saucers
  • Plastic covers or tarps

How to Avoid Getting Bitten

You can reduce bites by keeping mosquitoes away from exposed skin. Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks. Tuck your shirt into your pants and your pants into your socks so mosquitoes can’t fly up into clothing. If there’s a mosquito-borne disease warning in effect, stay indoors.

How to Reduce the Number of Mosquitos

The best way to reduce the number of mosquitoes you have to deal with is to remove the places they can lay their eggs. Make sure you don’t have stagnant water anywhere around your house or yard. Regularly change water in pools, bird baths, etc. To keep mosquitoes from coming indoors, cover all gaps in doors and windows and make sure window and door screens are in good working order.

If you have a mosquito problem that can’t be easily solved, you may need additional help. Professional mosquito treatments are time-released and applied every couple of weeks to keep mosquitos away. These professional treatments will eliminate about 90% of mosquitoes.

Rodent Control

 

Mice and rats enter homes and buildings looking for shelter and food, while voles, gophers, and other burrowing rodents primarily affect yards. Mice and rats are particularly problematic because they contaminate food, cause damage to structures, and spread diseases.

How Rodents Enter

Mice and rats are quite acrobatic and can enter through spaces as small as half an inch. They are skilled at climbing, running, jumping, and digging, meaning that they can go almost anywhere they want to. Because rodents’ survival instinct causes them to seek food and shelter, the key to keeping rodents out of a home or building is to ensure they can’t find either of these in the home or business.

Rodents Cause Damage

Rodents, especially mice and rats, can cause serious damage. They’re genetically programmed to gnaw, and they aren’t picky about what they gnaw on—wood, sheet rock, electrical wires, and insulation are all fair game. This behavior can cause structural issues for houses and buildings, as well as electrical shorts and fires. Burrowing rodents destroy gardens, lawns, and irrigation systems.

Rodents Carry Diseases

Rodents can carry myriad diseases, including tularemia, salmonellosis, and hantavirus. You don’t have to get bitten by a rodent to experience these diseases, since food contamination is the primary way many of their diseases are transmitted.

How to Prevent Rodents

While some areas are more prone to rodents than others, there are several things you can do to make your home or building less inviting to rodents.

  • Seal all holes and cracks.
  • Don’t leave food out.
  • Clean regularly to avoid crumbs.
  • If you see droppings and suspect you have a rodent problem, contact us for help.

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Bed Bug Control

 

The saying “Good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite,” may be an old one, but bed bugs aren’t merely a nuisance of the past. Bed bugs infestations still happen, and they definitely disrupt your sleep.

Why You Want to Avoid Bed Bugs

Bed bug bites don’t hurt immediately because the bugs secrete anesthesia into the puncture. A day or two after you’ve been bitten you’ll notice red, blotchy bites that are extremely itchy. If you scratch these bites, you may cause an infection. Bed bugs don’t feed every night so it might take awhile before you suspect you have bed bugs.

Clues That You Have Bed Bugs

Because bed bugs are so small and are nocturnal, hiding in crevices during the day, you may not see them. Bed bugs leave several clues that indicate their presence, however. First, they have a distinctive, rotten-sweet smell. The more bed bugs you have, the stronger this smell will be. Second, they leave behind dark spots on your bedding. But bed bugs don’t limit themselves to your bed! As long as they are near a host (you or another human or pet), they will nest anywhere, including handbags and furniture.

How Bed Bugs Enter

As with other pests, prevention is the best way to keep bed bugs at bay. Bed bugs usually hitchhike in on your clothing or belongings after you’ve been exposed to them. Avoid buying used mattresses, upholstered furniture, and clothing if you aren’t sure they came from a bed bug-free environment. When traveling, check crevices and bedding for clues that bed bugs may be sharing the space with you. If you can prevent bed bugs from entering your home in the first place, you’ll be able to avoid nasty infestations.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of because they are so small and so adept at hiding without coming out for weeks at a time to feed. If left untreated, bed bugs will multiply and create an even more serious problem.

To get rid of bed bugs, you’ll need to kill them immediately or ensure they can’t feed for several months. Clothing can be put into dryers on a high heat setting. Items that can’t be put in a high-heat dryer can be sealed in a plastic bag for a few months. (According to the EPA, to be sure bed bugs are dead, you should actually leave items sealed for one year). Placing items in a freezer for four days is also effective.

The best way to eliminate a bed bug infestation is to bring in a professional who knows where to look for bed bugs and who has access to safe pesticides that can kill them. Bed bug treatments can range from spot liquid treatment to whole house heat treatment. Each case is different and is evaluated by a service technician for a proper recommendation.

Silverfish Control

 

Silverfish are extremely common, and although they’re annoying, they are actually quite harmless to humans. Silverfish eat carbohydrates, particularly sugars and starches. Because many household items contain these substances, including shampoo, book glue, and linen, silverfish in large quantities can be destructive.

Where Silverfish Are Found

Silverfish like dark, damp areas such as storage sheds, garages, and bathrooms. Because they stay hidden until it’s dark, you often won’t notice them until you flip a light on in a bathroom or until an infestation has begun. You may first notice damage they’ve caused, or their pepper-like droppings.

When Silverfish Cause a Problem

A stray silverfish is no cause for concern, but if you are experiencing an infestation, they can be difficult to deal with. Nymphs grow rapidly in humid areas, and can multiply quickly with little warning. To get rid of an infestation, you have to eliminate adults as well as nymphs and eggs.

How to Prevent a Silverfish Infestation

Silverfish thrive in humidity, so one of the best ways to prevent infestations is to control humidity. Open the vents in your crawl spaces, use caulking around baseboards in your basement, ventilate attics, and keep moisture in bathrooms down. Run the air conditioner, even if you don’t need it from a temperature standpoint.

Also, be sure not to leave out food sources, such as crumbs in the kitchen or household products they could use as food, like shampoos, paper, and linen clothing. Vacuum regularly and tightly seal all food containers.

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