The Lowcountry of South Carolina is a land mass that barely lifts its head above water. The daily ritual of incoming and outgoing tides offers up land within mere inches above sea level. This intersection of land, sea and air offers a magical and abundant environment that is home to the greatest diversity of species of any place on earth. This is a visual fairy tale until…
You encounter No-see-ems.
Your delight in this natural and stunning area is suddenly stabbed repeatedly by the stings from nearly invisible bugs. The tiny, sharp stings feel as though you are being pricked with a needle. Then the bites begin to itch.
No-see-ems are not actually invisible and if the light hits correctly, you can see them swarming with a similar look of flying dust. But make no mistake, these lightweight, tiny particles floating around you are there for only one reason – to bite you with razor sharp teeth and suck your blood. Visitors from other lands also call them sand gnats, sand flies, sand fleas, midges, and punkies. But to the locals, the only true name is No-see-ems.
Their favorite biting location is in your hair as they burrow protected in your hair and commence their feasting. Victims are attacked along every square inch of exposed skin on the arms, legs, and neck with a vengeance matched only by piranhas. Just a short stint outdoors for some can produce dozens of bites from these hungry marauders.
No one is immune and some are like magnets. Body chemistry, personal hygiene products, blood type as well as dumb luck cause certain people to be No-see-em favorites. And the worst part is that if you want to be outside, so do they. Sunny, mild temperatures that beckon all of us outdoors means these monsters will be lurking, waiting to make you their blood meal.
But don’t be discouraged – Greenbug is the solution!
Greenbug provides safe, natural and effective pest control products that allow you venture forth and enjoy the outdoors whenever you want to. You can create a personal bubble of protection against No-see-ems by using Greenbug for People/Pets – your own personal repellent. You can also create a much bigger bubble by running Greenbug Concentrate through your irrigation system so your entire property is free of No-see-ems (and other pests).
A Greenbug System will keep No-see-ems away and they will NOT nest in your yard. Keeping bugs from laying eggs is the most effective form of pest control. A Greenbug System makes sure no pests set up camp on your property. Prevent the No-see-ems before they happen!
In the Lowcountry of South Carolina, the No-see-em has met its match thanks to Greenbug. Now the Lowcountry of SC is now open for business!