South Carolina Fourth of July Fireworks 2014 Hilton Head Island Area

Hilton Head Area South Carolina Fourth of July Fireworks 2014, the Fourth of July holiday is the perfect time for friends and family to get together and enjoy great food, good conversation, and spectacular fireworks.

There are 3 fireworks displays in celebration of the 4th of July on Hilton Head Island.


“If you choose to skip the traffic and host a party at your home, don’t forget to call Palmetto Exterminators first to schedule your Special Event Mosquito Barrier Treatment,”


Hilton Head Island Area South Carolina Fourth of July Fireworks 2014

Harbour Town
Harbour Town will celebrate the fourth with a variety of festivities.  Children’s activities, live music, food and beverage will be available as well as the fireworks display.  The fireworks will begin about 9:15 from a barge in Calibogue Sound.  There is a $5.00 gate fee to enter the resort (unless you are a resident or guest staying on the resort) and a free shuttle service will be offered between Harbour Town and various parking lots in the Sea Pines Resort.  No coolers, please.  For additional information about the Harbour Town event, contact the Sea Pines Resort by phone 843-785-3333 or visit their website,

Shelter Cove Harbour
Shelter Cove Harbour offers a HarbourFest celebration featuring special patriotic selections performed by Shannon Tanner at 6:30 and 8:00 pm.  The fireworks display will begin right after dusk.  For the convenience of home & villa guests staying in the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, the Palmetto Dunes Buggy will continue operating until after the fireworks display is concluded.  For more information about the Shelter Cove Harbour event, call toll-free 800-827-3006 or visit

Skull Creek
Starting at 9:30 pm, the fireworks will be launched from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway/Skull Creek.  Join Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Chart House or the Skull Creek Boathouse for live, outside entertainment beginning at 6:00 pm.  Of course, food and beverage will be available at all three locations.  No coolers, please. For additional information, please contact 843-681-2772 x 100.

Palmetto Exterminators

Palmetto Exterminators was recently named again to Pest Control Technology Magazine’s top 100 pest control companies in North America.  Palmetto Exterminators is a family owned and operated business that has been providing quality pest control, mosquito control and termite control services since 1960.

To get your free estimate today call Palmetto Exterminators Inc at 1-800-585-8019.

Palmetto Exterminators Hilton Head Area South Carolina is one of the best, most innovative and most respected pest control companies, not only in the Carolinas and Georgia, but in the United States.

No matter what you do with your family on Fourth of July, Palmetto’s Exterminators wants you to have fun with your family and friends and be sure to stay safe.

Hilton Head Area, SC

Palmetto Exterminators
254 MacKinlay Way
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Areas Served: Beaufort County, Jasper County and Chatham County GA

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Columbia Metropolitan’s Weekend Picks!

Columbia Metropolitan’s Weekend Picks!


Evil Dead: the Musical 

(June 20)

Trustus Theatre is bringing Evil Dead: The Musical to the Thigpen Main Stage this summer, and it’s going to get bloody. This campy adaptation of the cult classic b-horror movie series will have audiences laughing and dodging blood as the grisly events from the films come to life on stage complete with musical numbers. Patrons wishing to become more involved in the action may purchase “Splatter Zone” seats where they will be splashed with blood from the stage. Evil Dead: The Musical opens Friday June 20th at 8:00pm and runs through July 26th, 2014. Visit Website


2014 Lake Murray Poker Run

(June 20)

The 2014 Lake Murray Poker Run will begin on Friday June 20th with a pre-run raft up at Sandy Beach. This is always a great time meet new people, catch up with friends, and checkout the hardware that has come to Lake Murray. From the raft up we’ll head to the new “Liberty on the Lake” Restaurant located at Marina Bay for registration. Registration starts at 5:30 and closes at 7:PM. Registration will be followed by the Captains Meeting. The evening will continue at Liberty with great food, live music. Visit Website


Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time 

(June 21)

Journey back in time when monsters walked the earth, swam in the seas and soared through the skies in Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time at the South Carolina State Museum. After being extinct for more than 65 million years, these life-like dinosaurs are here and are hungry.  The blockbuster exhibit features robotic dinosaurs and strange creatures from prehistoric times, including the ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex, the massive Stegosaurus, the long-necked Elasmosaurus and the flying Pteranodon. A variety of hands-on activities will make the past come alive, including a controllable duck bill dinosaur, a fossil rub station, a dinosaur dig box and two dinosaur puppet show booths. Visit Website


Sorinex Summer Strong 7 
(June 20)

All-star athletes are back in a big way as the Midland’s largest fitness event, Sorinex Summer Strong 7, returns this June. Patrons are invited to Athlete’s Arena at Plex Sports Irmo from June 20-22 for three days of interactive demonstrations, where attendees can learn from the best, up close and personal. Nationally recognized professional and Olympic athletes, coaches and industry insiders will share their expertise all weekend. The annual event draws hundreds of people to watch competitors perform feats of strength and learn from top athletes and athletic trainers in the fitness industry. Visit Website


“Good To Be Bad” Bash 

(June 24)

Join us for the unveiling of the all-new 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe AND the Range Rover Long Wheel Base! We are holding a Villain Party at 701 Whaley on Tuesday, June 24th to celebrate both new vehicles. Get dressed up in your best “bad guy” outfit and mix and mingle with fabulous models wearing designs featured in Columbia Design League’s Runaway Runway. “Ooh” and “aah” at the gorgeous jewels adorning these lovely ladies provided by Columbia’s finest jewelery store, Sylvan’s Jewelers. We will have delicious hors d’oeuvres by Blue Marlin Signature Catering, complimentary beverages served up by Liquid Assets and sweets by Blue Flour Cookies. Check out a great selection of cigars for purchase from The Cigar Box Main Street, and enjoy our upbeat DJ who will keep the night full of excitement. Enter to win some great door prizes, and be sure to stop by Sylvan’s display to enter to win one of two $100 gift cards! Must RSVP to attend by June 19. Visit Website

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American Cockroach Infestation

What You Need to Know About An American Cockroach Infestation

American Cockroach adults grow to an average length of around 4 cm (1.6 in) and about 7 mm (0.28 in) tall. They are reddish-brown and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head. Immature cockroaches resemble adults except they are wingless.

Homeowners may see these active cockroaches. American cockroaches can run very fast, and they usually scurry into a dark area. If they are startled, American roaches may even fly. Well not exactly fly, but glide. While it looks like cockroaches are flying, they are really just gliding because cockroaches have no lift to take off. They can however glide from a high spot to a low spot.

The cockroach is divided in three sections; the body is flattened and broadly oval, with a shield-like pronotum covering its head. A pronotum is a plate-like structure that covers all or part of the dorsal surface of the thorax of certain insects. They also have chewing mouthparts, long, segmented antennae, and leathery fore wings with delicate hind wings. The third section of the cockroach is the abdomen.

The insect can travel quickly, often darting out of sight when someone enters a room and can fit into small cracks and under doors despite its fairly large size. It is considered one of the fastest running insects


American cockroaches leave their droppings in the dark areas where they hide. Homeowners may find these droppings in basements, in pantries, or behind appliances.

American cockroach droppings are small, and sometimes people mistake them for mouse droppings. American cockroach droppings have ridges on the sides and they are blunt on the ends. Mouse droppings have pointed ends. Since mice groom themselves, mouse droppings often have hairs embedded in them. The fecal of cockroaches can cause asthma in humans.

Egg Capsules

American cockroach egg cases are about 38 mm long. They are dark-colored—reddish or blackish brown. Homeowners often find these egg cases in basements, in laundry rooms, or kitchens. The egg cases may be under cabinets or behind appliances. American cockroaches also deposit their egg capsules behind stored items in garages and sheds.


Cockroaches produce a chemical called an “aggregation pheromone.” The odor of this chemical causes the roaches to stay together in groups. Some people describe the odor of these pheromones as having a “musty” smell. As the roach population starts to grow, people with sensitive noses may begin to notice this odor.

How do you get American Cockroaches?

American cockroaches enter a home to find water or food. They can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is damaged. Basement windows and garages are also common entryways. When American cockroaches enter homes, they often go to bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and basements.

Cockroaches are filthy pests.

Cockroaches are filthy pests. They can spread disease, contaminate our food, and cause allergies and even asthma. Cockroaches can pick up germs on their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then transfer these germs to food or onto food surfaces. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), they are proven or suspected carriers of the organisms causing diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, leprosy, plague, typhoid fever, and viral diseases such as poliomyelitis.

Palmetto Exterminators has developed a residential pest control program that greatly reduces the need to routinely apply products on the interior of homes, especially when there are no specific interior pest problems. Once we complete the initial interior and exterior pest control treatment, our quarterly visits will focus on the exterior, providing first-rate monitoring and the use of innovative products to provide excellent pest control. Keep in mind that we will provide additional service between quarterly treatment dates, if needed, at no additional cost to you.

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Hilton Head South Carolina | Mosquito Misting Systems

Mosquito Misting Systems, don’t let mosquitoes ruin your outdoor fun.  More and more households are purchasing Mosquito Misting Systems to control mosquitoes and other insects around their home. Keep bugs away and still have fun outdoors with Mosquito Misting Systems.  At Palmetto Exterminators, Inc of Hilton Head, and Palmetto Mosquito Control of Hilton Head we are dedicated to delivering results. We care about your problem, and will put our 50 years of experience and dedication to work for you.

Mosquito Misting Systems

English: The beach on Hilton Head Island, Sout...

English: The beach on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Français : La plage à Hilton Head Island, en Caroline du Sud. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our industry knowledge of Mosquito Misting Systems and insecticides makes us the ideal choice for all of your mosquito treatment needs. We strive for a combination of quality, service, and affordability.

With Mosquito Misting Systems you will see a 90%-95% reduction of all flying insects, including mosquitoes and gnats.  Although systems don’t treat specifically for these bugs, you may also see reductions in other common insects with the use of the system such as flies, fleas, ticks, spiders, and ants.

When having a system installed always use installers and service technicians that comply with South Carolina’s license, certification, and registration requirements such as Palmetto Mosquito Control. Keeping your home pest and termite free requires a team effort. The professionals at Palmetto Exterminators Inc not only provide you with the highest quality service, but also meet all license, certification, and registration requirements.

When using a misting system, Palmetto Mosquito Control, follows a few simple guidelines that will minimize potential exposure to people, pets, and the environment.

Our mosquito exterminators calibrate all Mosquito Misting Systems to apply no more than the maximum daily application rate as specified on the pesticide label.  We also make sure the nozzles are directed to spray toward the target area and away from blooming and edible plants.

Nozzles are set to direct mist away from outside air conditioners or other home air intakes and we make sure that both the tank and operating system are hidden from view and securely locked and inaccessible to children at all times to avoid potential accidents.

Hilton Head Area, SC


Harbor of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, ...

Harbor of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hilton Head Island or simply Hilton Head is a Lowcountry resort town located on an island of the same name in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. It is 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Savannah, Georgia, and 95 miles (153 km) southwest of Charleston.


Palmetto Exterminators, 254 MacKinlay Way, Ridgeland, SC 29936, 843.645.9550 Areas Served: Beaufort County, Jasper County and Chatham County GA

Get your free estimate today call Palmetto Exterminators Inc or Palmetto Mosquito Control at 1-800-585-8019.


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NotWedding Event | Bluffton SC Palmetto Mosquito Control

Bluffton SC | NotWedding Event Special Event. Palmetto Mosquito Control had the privilege of providing Mosquito Control Misting Service for the Savannah NotWedding Event that took place on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at The Mackey House. The Mackey House is a Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue in Savannah Georgia.

The NotWedding Event

The NotWedding Event is an alternative bridal show in the form of a big fake wedding.  Complete with a sit-down dinner, a great ceremony and a dance-party reception. The NotWedding events have become a huge success as an alternative to bridal shows.

Stephie Hicks Photography

Stephie Hicks Photography

Vendors are hand selected for their services just as they would at a real wedding. The wedding guests who are future brides and grooms get to hear the music, enjoy the venue, taste the cakes all while enjoying a night of great food and dancing.

Palmetto Exterminators and Palmetto Mosquito Control – Special Event Mosquito Control

At this year’s event Palmetto Mosquito Control of Bluffton SC provided the One-Time Special Event Mosquito Control services treating the area for mosquitoes and gnats.

Palmetto Mosquito Control provides mosquito services to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Palmetto Exterminators and Palmetto Mosquito Control has been protecting people’s health, their property and the environment for over 50 years. With 8 locations, we serve customers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

We invite you to learn more about our family-owned and operated business and the quality pest control, mosquito control and termite control services we provide our customers.

Palmetto Exterminators and Palmetto Mosquito Control offers many general pest control services as well as specific services, such as mosquito misting systems and termite control. Mosquito Control, whether you want to control mosquitoes for a single special event or all summer long, Palmetto Exterminators Inc and Palmetto Mosquito Control has the knowledge and the expertise to get it done.

Get your free Special Event Mosquito Control estimate today call Palmetto Exterminators Inc at 1-800-585-8019.

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Mosquitoes Misting System | Mosquito Control Columbia SC

With the abundance of mosquitoes and ticks lurking in yards throughout Columbia SC and the metro area, the biggest problem beyond the bite and nuisance is the potential serious health threat to your family and even your pets.

Mosquito Misting System | Mosquito Control Columbia SC

Aedes aegypti mosquito

Aedes aegypti mosquito (Photo credit: Sanofi Pasteur)

The Danger of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes transmit certain diseases, some of which can be deadly. Within the United States, the most common and dangerous mosquito borne disease is West Nile Virus.  Mosquitoes become infected with West Nile virus when they feed on infected birds.

Infected mosquitoes then can transmit West Nile virus to humans, animals and back to birds. They inject the virus through their saliva into the blood stream where it multiplies and causes serious and potentially fatal illness.  The number of cases of West Nile virus is increasing in South Carolina

The best way to prevent West Nile disease is to avoid mosquito bites. Mosquito Control Columbia SC is a great way to rid your yard of unwanted mosquitoes.

What are Mosquito Misting Systems

The CoastalMister is a proven insect misting system that automatically sprays a fine mist of Pyrethrum-based insecticide at pre-set times each day. The system kills and repels mosquitoes around pools, patios, porches and even areas as large as your entire yard.

With these potential health threats from mosquitoes and ticks, it’s important to protect your family and pets.  Get your free estimate today call Palmetto Exterminators Inc at 1-800-585-8019.

About Palmetto Exterminators Inc.

Palmetto Exterminators has been protecting people’s health, their property and the environment for over 50 years. With 8 locations, we serve customers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

We invite you to learn more about our family-owned and operated business and the quality pest control, mosquito control and termite control services we provide our customers.  Get your free estimate today call Palmetto Exterminators Inc at 1-800-585-8019.


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Hilton Head Island FORMOSAN Termite

Be Aware! In the Southeast, there are four species of subterranean termites. The FORMOSAN termite is one of these four species and has been in the Southeast since the 1950’s. Some consumers believe that the FORMOSAN termite is new to this area and a type of super termite, rather than a subterranean termite. Some companies have taken advantage of this misconception, which is wrong!

Worker termite

Worker termite (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hilton Head Island FORMOSAN Termite

A Bulletin from the Department of Pesticide Regulation at Clemson University states: “Standard ground treatment methods at the same concentration levels used for other termite species are effective against Formosan Subterranean termites. . .” No special treatments or baits are needed as long as thorough inspections of the structure are performed annually.

Do not be fooled into paying extra or buying additional treatments for FORMOSAN coverage!

Termite protection is not a luxury, it is a necessity! Each year, termites inflict $4-$5 Billion worth of damage to homes, like yours, across the country. One of the biggest challenges a pest control professional faces in the Southeastern United States is the treatment and control of Subterranean Termites. Is your home covered by a termite control agreement? If not, contact us to learn how to protect your home. If you are covered under an agreement with another company and are not pleased, Palmetto Exterminators offers an economical solution for you so that your home can be protected by Palmetto Exterminators.

Hilton Head Area, SC Palmetto Exterminators 254 MacKinlay Way Ridgeland, SC 29936 843.645.9550 Areas Served: Beaufort County, Jasper County and Chatham County GA

Termites act as an integral part of local ecosystems by breaking down dead cellulose material. However, in residential areas, these behaviors can become liabilities. Within the United States, there are approximately 50 active termite species. These species can be further broken down into two major pest categories which cause problems to human structures: subterranean termites and drywood termites. Each type requires a different method of extermination.

Drywood termites inhabit the same wood or other source of cellulose material on which they feed.  Drywood termites can live within furniture and in the wood behind walls, creating elaborate systems of tunnels. Drywood termite infestations are oftentimes not recognized until they are widespread and require professional treatment. However, it is possible to identify a drywood termite infestation by loose piles of pellets, known as frass, which appear near where feeding is happening. Drywoods are less cold tolerant and are more commonly found in the southern U.S.

Subterranean termites are far more cold tolerant than drywood termites and, therefore, are more common throughout the United States. These termites build their colonies within loose, damp soil and create elaborate mud tunnels through which they access above-ground food sources. Subterranean termites tend to move within foundation cracks and feed on damp wooden sections of the home. Presence of mud tunnels is a certain sign of current or past infestation.


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Columbia SC Pest Control branch of Palmetto Exterminators

Pest Control Columbia SC | Our Pest Control Columbia SC branch of Palmetto Exterminators were golf sponsors and participants in the 24th Annual Golf Tournament Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitor Center Golf Tournament that took place on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Lexington Country Club.

Columbia SC Pest Control

Columbia SC Pest Control

Palmetto Exterminators Inc., Pest Control, Columbia SC,  was excited to be a 2014 sponsor of the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitor Center Golf Tournament.

Held each spring, the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center Golf Tournament offers an excellent opportunity to get to know both fellow Chamber members and prospective members while enjoying fresh air and friendly competition on the greens.

The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center hosted approximately 300 players that attracted top corporate executives, entrepreneurs, local companies, and community leaders.

This annual golf tournament was an excellent and fun promotional and networking opportunity.  The event included a continental breakfast, lunch under the tents, and a great game at a top-quality golf club in the Columbia SC metropolitan area.

Pest Control Columbia SC

The event featured a large variety of sponsor benefits, including excellent exposure before, during and after the event as well as unlimited networking opportunities and friendly competition.

About the Country Club of Lexington

Established in 1964, The Country Club of Lexington has served families in the Midlands area for nearly 50 years. The social and recreational amenities of the Country Club of Lexington are for the exclusive use of members and their guests. The club places strong emphasis on family and offers a variety of facilities and programs for every member of the family.

The club features lifestyle amenities in a casual atmosphere that includes dining, golf, tennis, and swimming facilities. A variety of programs associated with those facilities are available for member’s families and friends.

About Palmetto Exterminators Inc – Pest Control Columbia, SC

Palmetto Exterminators has been protecting people’s health, their property and the environment for over 50 years. With 8 locations, we serve customers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

We invite you to learn more about our family-owned and operated business and the quality pest control, mosquito control and termite control services we provide our customers.

Special congratulations go out to our Palmetto Exterminators in Columbia SC.  Branch Manager Ken Smith and salesman Ron Byers were part of a foursome that tied for first place.

Palmetto pest control in Columbia SC is one of the best, most innovative and most respected pest control companies, not only in the Carolinas and Georgia, but in the United States.

For a free, no-obligation inspection of your home or business, please click on and complete the following form or call Palmetto Exterminators, Inc. at 803-254-5833.

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Metropolitan’s Weekend Picks! | Columbia SC Palmetto

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Columbia Metropolitan’s Weekend Picks!

USC Dance Conservatory presents: 

Peter and the Wolf“ 

(May 23)

The USC Dance Conservatory presents “Peter and the Wolf” on Friday, May 23 6:00p at the Drayton Hall Theatre Columbia, SC. Students from the USC Dance Conservatory, our after-school program for students ages 3-18, present the perennial favorite, “Peter and the Wolf.” The thrilling, timeless story of a boy who matches wits with a fearsome wolf features choreography by faculty of the conservatory and performances by our exceptional students that will delight and inspire! Visit Website

(May 24)

The South Carolina State Museum will open a new temporary exhibit, The American Revolutionary War in South Carolina, this Saturday, May 24.The exhibit will examine the major role that South Carolina played in the Revolutionary War, where over 200 engagements (battles and skirmishes) took place, more than any other colony during the war. The exhibit will also highlight major battles that took place in South Carolina, including the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, the Cherokee Attack and the Battle of Cowpens, as well as the role that African Americans and women played in the war. Visit Website

Keep on Rocking Festival at

Jake’s Bar and Grill

(May 24)

What may sound like just another rock and roll show promises to be anything but as the inaugural Keep on Rocking Festival makes its debut at Jake’s Bar and Grill on Devine Street on Saturday May 24, 2014. Local and regional bands will be rocking and rolling from 2:00p.m. until 11:00p.m. while artists live paint and create during the show. From light shows to side stages, this festival will transport the fans to what feels like an Athens music event. Visit Website

8th Annual Jail Break 5K Run/Walk

(May 24)

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is proud to announce the 8th Annual Jailbreak 5K road race Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department 521 Gibson Rd., Lexington, SC at 6:00 a.m. Course: USATF Certificate #SC 07011BS. Entry Fee: 5K prior to race day $25.00. 5K race day $30.00. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall finishers in both the male and female divisions.This year’s prize package also includes Tervis brand tumblers with Jailbreak logo, and a high-quality “Jailbreak 5K” customized medal.Cash prizes will also be given to 1st place finishers in the “Clydesdale” and “Athena” divisions, as well as in the Masters and Senior Masters divisions. Visit Website

With 50 years of experience and two graduate entomologists on staff, Palmetto Exterminators is always searching for innovative ways to improve our customer service and satisfaction.Palmetto Exterminators places emphasis on the education and training of our employees with special attention given to providing first-rate termite and pest control protection in an environmentally responsible manner.

Columbia, South Carolina

Palmetto Exterminators
3016 McNaughton Dr
Columbia, SC 29223


Areas Served: Richland County, Lexington County, Calhoun County, Sumter County, Lee County, Kershaw County, Lancaster County, Fairfield County, Newberry County, Saluda County and Aiken County


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