Pest Control Myth Busters

As the local leader in service, and after being in business for over 90 years, we have learned that many people have the wrong idea about pest control. Our industry is riddled with pest control myths, many of which lead to the potential of greater damage from insect pests and rodents to your family as [...] Read More >

4 Easy Ways to Control Ants in Your Flower Garden

As we begin to look towards spring and spending more time outdoors, we also begin to plan our flower garden. Although horticulturalists do not categorize ants as a garden pest, most homeowners consider the ant a most unwelcomed tenant in the flower garden. In the South, we are plagued with fire ants – and just [...] Read More >

5 Signs of Mice or Rats in Your Home

Life in the Lowcountry brings with it a variety of pests – none of which are welcome in your home. This area is a haven for rodents, and as the seasons change and the weather becomes cooler rodents prefer to make their way inside in search of food and shelter. Rats specifically can enter a [...] Read More >

Termite Fast Facts

Termites rank as one of the most destructive insect pests in the world and are classified as invasive insects. They wreak havoc on the bones of your home and cause more than $5 billion in damage annually in the United States alone. Formosan subterranean termites cause 1/3 of the total damage created by invasive insects and only exist within 40 degrees [...] Read More >

Managing Mosquito Season

Imagine this: It’s a warm, sunny day in August and you’re outside with friends and family about to fire up the grill. Suddenly, you have to move the gathering inside because everyone is getting bitten by mosquitoes! As residents of southeast Georgia, we’re all familiar with the headache that mosquitoes cause. But headaches and itch aren’t the only negative effect of [...] Read More >

Enhanced Exterior Pest Control Services

Pest control is an essential business, and at Yates-Astro Termite & Pest Control we continue to service homes and businesses in the Coastal Empire. All of our employees are instructed to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for protecting themselves and others. These recommendations include limiting exposure to sick individuals, frequent [...] Read More >

Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Message to Valued Customers

The pest control industry is considered an essential service, responsible for the protection of public health, food, and property. We will continue to help keep your homes and businesses pest-free while also taking steps to maintain the health and well-being of both our customers and employees. To that end, we want to share an update [...] Read More >

7 Common Types of House Spiders

North America is home to about 3,400 species of spiders. Spiders are arachnids, and they’re related to scorpions, mites, and ticks. Unfortunately, spiders can and do make their way into our homes. Thankfully, the most common types of house spiders are harmless to humans, but there are exceptions. American House Spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum) The American House [...] Read More >

12 Questions & Answers About Mice in your Home

Mice can get into homes and become a real problem—building nests, contaminating food, causing damage, and spreading disease. To get rid of them, you need to understand what they do and what they like. Trapping and removing them is usually the best DIY method for controlling a mouse problem. Poisoning mice puts children and pets [...] Read More >

8 Prep Steps for Rodent Control Service

Seeing or hearing even just one mouse in your home can mean there’s a rodent family hiding in the walls or attic. Rodents are more active at night, so you may never really know how big the problem is until you start noticing damage. It is possible to rid of a rodent problem yourself. However, [...] Read More >