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Our family business started over a decade ago, right in the heart of Johns Creek , as experts with wildlife trapping services.  Thanks to our customer’s repeated requests , we have invested YEARS obtaining the skills & licenses required to allow us to provide our pest management services to your family . With all of that in mind , we are here… Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most frequently seen pests in Berkeley Lake are Rats , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , Asian Roaches, Mouse Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Crazy Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Lady Bugs . If you have unwanted “ guests ” in your house , there is a high-effective solution… CALL US!

— Berkeley Lake Pest Management Services —

– HERE IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY UNLIKE MOST OTHERS & WHY EVERYONE SHOULD CHOOSE OUR COMPANY AS YOUR –

We are a family-owned business.  Every Technician on your property is an owner in this company so we each have a vested interest in your satisfaction .  We take the time to do a complete inspection to decide what is best for your specific situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We must identify the target species and calculate a plan to get rid of them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the adequate amount of pesticides to resolve the problem. This approach is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

We apply the pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: This method successfully maintains a critter-free environment without having to depend “solely” on traditional pesticides.  Each of our services can be modified to accommodate any BUDGET & NEED . Reach out to us !  Our typical household pest control program are offered on a Bi-Monthly or Quarterly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST MANAGEMENT MEASURES –

biological Berkeley Lake pest control
Biological Control

Biological control is the use of natural enemies— predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors to eliminate specific pests. However, this is the least common of a measure like the following options.

Berkeley Lake habitat controls

Habitat & Environmental Controls

Habitat controls are practices that reduce pests from  reproducing, dispersing, surviving and getting established . Like debris removal, moisture control, etc . This is the most productive of the interventions that we implement in our pest prevention programs.

Berkeley Lake mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

Physical & Mechanical controls are steps which can to eliminate a pest directly, block pests out, or make the environment unsuitable for it. (Examples; Mechanical controls could be traps, glue boards, etc. Physical controls can be screens or barriers – things physically blocking the pests .)

Berkeley Lake pesticidesChemical Control

With our approach pesticides are always used in combination with other controls for more effective, long-term control. There is a certain amount of pesticides that we are allowed to spray in accordance to the laws . However, we are not just going to spray your home with the maximum allowable. We calculate the amount it will take to eliminate   the target species and apply the chemicals responsibly.  Our plan is always to move all pesticides to the outside and do only what is required in the living space of your home.  Anyone’s objective should be to eliminate the pests before they enter in your environment . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .

 

Our Berkeley Lake Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a sense of moral obligation , desire and a little more time.  Meaning some houses or the target pest may call for the use of bait stations instead of simply spraying. When applying pesticides to an area it could require a simple spot-treatment instead of broadcast spraying. This may require more time to switch gear for a different product , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program check out this website .

Our friendly, highly-skilled staff is happy to answer any questions that you might have –

Call us – (678)935-5900

 

We provide pest control to the following areas:

Some of the most common pests in Berkeley Lake:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30136 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are a social insect that create & live in colonies . Treatment plans must include killing the entire colony. Just spraying a couple ants with a over-the-counter ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and scatter the remaining colony. If done improperly it more likely delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may enter your house looking for for food or for shelter. They enter through the smallest openings , foraging for water or food. They are in search of either sweet based food or protein/grease based foods. Once they ( find | locate | establish | discover | have } a food source , ants will leave a trail of pheromones for other ants to follow.

The most common ants are Argentine Ants, Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants, Fire Ants, Ghost Ants, Leafcutter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants and Pharaoh Ants. Understanding their behavior patterns will help you achieve the fastest results .

How to positively identify if you are dealing with Termites or Ants ?

It is hard to establish the identity even for trained people in the pest control industry. The 2 biggest differentiating factors are: 1) When comparing bodies – ants have segmented waists and termites’ bodies are about the same width, without pinched waists. 2) Ant antennas are bent whereas Termite antennae are straight.

Inspection
To get your ant problem eliminated it is important that our first step is to perform a thorough inspection. In order for us to locate the nest, we must follow their trails. Ants lay down a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes to and from a food location so other ants can easily locate the food. Outside the house, we inspect the perimeter like the foundation , areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near porches and walls may obscure from sight some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Strategies and Tips

There are two main types of problems that are commonly experienced with ants.  Ants that live outdoors and forage inside.  Ants that already have a nest built inside.  Our pest control measures combine habitat modification & barriers with the proper baits or pesticides to control the problem. Our strategy always depends on the type of infestation and the type of ant that we are targeting.

1. Ants that live outdoors but come in the home. Ants that live outdoors will travel inside your house to search for food. Some species ultimately reside and make nests inside our homes . Follow these steps to help prevent any type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate passages into the home. Since Ants are extremely industrious in locating entry points , you may not be able to block them all.
    •  Clean around entrances with a cleanser to remove their pheromones , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.

2. Ants that live (nest) inside your house . Some ants don’t just enter your house foraging for food. Some ants will establish a colony inside. Indoor colonization occurs year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products.  We can strategically place ant bait to lure the ants to the poison.

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are   most active in the evening hours when seeking food, both inside the house and outside. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood for food, but they will excavate into the wood to make nests.

BEETLE CONTROL 

Many beetles are beneficial insects such as the lady beetle (a.k.a; ladybug) feeds on invasive pests. But the ones that feed on plants, animal fibers, woods or food products are considered pests because they end up doing damage to the food source they choose .

Sometimes beetles, their mere presence , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find very many (especially Lady Bugs) clustered inside and outside the home. The beetles are trying to find somewhere to invade homes for shelter to escape inclement weather conditions. When beetles become a problem, your pest management professional will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the type of beetle and based on the inspection findings they will develop an effective treatment plan to eliminate the problem pest .

Proper identification of the pest is critical since there are so many varied species of beetles and the specific details required for treatment for different beetles.

OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:

We inspect your home in Berkeley Lake — inside and outside. There are several measures that the technician will do during the inspection incorporates locating areas of beetle activity, identify the attractant of the beetle problem, locate the entryways that beetles are using to gain access into your house .

Our   goal is to devise and implement a customized solution. Our licensed Pest Control Tech will customize the treatment specific to your unique situation. We can select from a variety of tools and techniques to help keep any beetles out of your home: beetle exclusion, habitat modifications, Insect Growth Regulators, residual insecticides.

Beetle Control Measures

We follow an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense measures to pesticide applications. We take advantage of existing mechanical & environmental controls: Examples are such as habitat modifications, removing attractants, using barriers, traps, etc. Combine those with the conscientious application of pesticides to eliminate the problem pest . The goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species, and the environment.

Some of the types of Beetles: American Spider Beetles , Asian Long-horned Beetles , Blister Beetles , Click Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Foreign Grain Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Larder Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Stink Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Berkeley Lake Carpenter bees usually live for around a year . Each new generation is hatched in the late summer, emerging from nest in August and September to grow and feed , pollinating flowers as they go before settling in for the winter .  Only the strong survive to residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of controlling the carpenter bee invasion. Call us , let’s discuss your specific situation and we will come up with a plan that is best suited for your situation. Let us bring peace to this situation. 

CENTIPEDES & MILLIPEDE PROBLEMS   

The house centipede is the only species capable of reproducing indoors and is often seen in and around homes where dampness occurs. The house centipede is more active at nighttime , moving around in search of cockroaches and other insects .  Although Centipedes are beneficial since they destroy other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most people have an aversion to them being inside their homes.

Did you know … Millipedes feed on leaf matter and decaying vegetation while centipedes feed on other insects ?

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes frequently enter homes in the fall or winter months or during times of colder temperatures. They are typically found in basements and garages, both of which exhibit desirable environments for this creature. An increased population within the home may be attributed to one of two things: a readily available insect food source or, more commonly, increasingly humid conditions.

To eliminate centipede populations , the first step is to reduce humidity. Running dehumidifiers will pull the water out of the air, eliminating dampness and mold within the home. This will also help alleviate structural damage which may encourage other pests.

You may more commonly find centipedes in greenhouses and outside structures. Insecticides may be used where significant numbers are found and usually provide sufficient pest control. They are available in both chemical and organic solutions. We follow an Integrated Pest Management methodology when applying pesticides in or around your home. We use pesticides responsibly and use only what is necessary to eliminate the target species .

    • Find the location: Look behind plant posts or other gardening equipment regularly to ensure there are no signs of life.
    • Sanitize the area and remove the pests: These should be removed and the area thoroughly cleaned.
    • Prevent further infestations: Consider using a pesticide and monitoring the area regularly for signs of recurrence.
    • Some of these measures are to make sure doors and windows fit tightly and caulk cracks and crevices that permit their entry to the inside. Additional measures could be removing or eliminating trash piles, rocks, stacks of wood, leaf piles, compost piles around the outside of the home.

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CRICKET PROBLEMS

There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: House, Camel & Field , Crickets. Crickets can be extremely ( aggravating | annoying | bothersome | nerve-racking | unsettling }, but unless there are large numbers, they do ( very little | little | hardly any } damage. They love to chew on anything , especially clothing.

House Crickets live outdoors but may come inside in considerable numbers. House crickets are nocturnal, they stay hidden during the day . They have a distinctive chirping sound. They can drive you crazy trying to locate them.  As soon as you hone in on their location they stop chirping.

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This cricket is slightly darker & longer  than the House Cricket.  Field crickets prefer to live outside in flower beds, overgrown grass and lawns . However, they do come inside often. Since Field crickets are attracted to lights at night, sometimes turning off these lights helps.

Camel crickets (humpback crickets) are not true crickets since they do not have wings. Camel Crickets are most often are found in crawl spaces, basements & closets , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under debris piles ( leaves & brush ) most outdoor areas, and while some people enjoy their songs of the evening, these tunes can drive others to complete distraction. These choirs of crickets can be avoided by making the outdoor yard or landscaping less desirable for the insects. They are naturally attracted to bright lights, so reducing any outdoor lighting will make the area less desirable to these serenading creatures. As an alternative, low-level “bug lights” can be purchased at home and garden stores. Keeping any grasses around residences trimmed and tended will also reduce the environmental appeal.

Crickets in the home are easily controlled . We can seal any of the entryways into the home that allows crickets to invade.

HOUSE FLY CONTROL

Fly control is always a popular concern since a house fly can transfer more than 100 different diseases , including tuberculosis, salmonella, and typhoid . House flies contaminate food surfaces by spreading disease organisms picked up on their legs and mouth-parts when feeding on feces, trash, and other decaying substances .

With all of that said , an occasional house fly is not necessarily a problem requiring our intervention.  Every home, every human , will have to deal with an occasional flies . When we get called out for flies, it is a large population that cannot be controlled .

Like many other bugs , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. With the right circumstances , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult may require as little as ( 6 | six } days.  She will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 100 eggs during each round . Female house flies usually only mate once but is capable of producing between 350-900 eggs in their life . Adult house flies typically live 15-25 days .

Since house flies don’t have teeth, they can only feed on liquids . However, they use their sponging mouth-parts to liquefy many solid foods through ( regurgitation and spitting | spitting or regurgitation }. Their tongues are like straws to suck the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of foods such as animal carcasses, human food, feces and garbage . They are attracted to feces because of its pungent odor.

HOUSE FLY PEST  CONTROL

With our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, we combine multiple control measures to eliminate the problem. Each situation is unique ; however, it may call for habitat modification, mechanical controls and pesticide .  Since our company in the wildlife industry , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a attic, wall or crawl space if there is a large fly population . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and come up with a strategy that meets your goals and expectations .

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS

Most people who’ve never had a ladybug infestation view ( them | ladybugs } in a favorable way. Who doesn’t get a warm feeling after watching the movie “A Bugs Life”. Ladybugs sometimes referred to as lady beetles, are actually considered a beneficial insect. They feed heartily on many plant-eating insects such as aphids.

Be aware In our area, there are the friendly & beneficial ladybugs and then there are an invasive species called the Asian Ladybug beetle. The Asian Ladybugs tend to gather together in the masses inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners notice there is a problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to resolve without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now taking over our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Berkeley Lake

Ladybugs in the house. Multiple things can attract ladybugs to your house . If your landscaping includes flowers , they will likely attract aphids, one of the favorite food sources of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also eat on pollen. The pollen  is an energy source to help them over-winter . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hide out during the winter months . If they decide your home is suitable , they can easily find their way inside through doors, plumbing, utility lines, openings around windows, cracks, etc. .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them alone . They get out as soon as the weather warms . However, you can just vacuum them up and discard the bag. If you have a ladybug infestation inside your home, other measures will need to be taken. Here are a several things we can implement . First off , we can winterize your home. We can go around the outside perimeter of your home and make some suggestions of habitat modifications . These are things that could be attracting ladybugs to your yard and seeking refuge within your home . We can also responsibly spray pesticides that target them specifically along the outside perimeter of your home to prevent them from establishing a gathering .

There are some all-natural alternatives that you can try at home. Possibly consider spraying around the cracks and crevices with a natural repellent such as citrus, clove or citronella oil . Also, Mums are known to repel ladybugs. The more mums you have by doors and windows the fewer ladybugs you will have to deal with.

If you want to leave it to professionals, simply call us and we will take measures to get rid of them and prevent them from returning .

MOSQUITO EXTERMINATION

Are pesky mosquitoes ruining your outdoor activities ? Are you concerned about your family’s safety ? We provide professional mosquito control services that will help you take back your yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the benefits of our Mosquito Control services during the entire mosquito season.

Not all Mosquito Control Products are created equal.

Our method is taken right out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborative playbook on how to control mosquitoes . The protocol that encourages targeting of every life stage of a mosquito to successfully affect is referred to as integrated pest management (IPM).
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Our Mosquito Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

IPM is a science-based, common-sense approach for controlling pests . Our Mosquito Control service uses a combination of measures that focus on pest prevention. It is our job to identify the conditions that lead to infestations. The most effective means of controlling adult mosquitoes is through the use of pesticides. A successful integrated mosquito control strategy includes several tactics to control mosquitoes. Four necessary   tactics include:

1. Locate all mosquito habitats
2. Install use of structural barriers
3. Impede Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Control Adult Mosquitoes

Use Structural Barriers

One step to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside is by using structural barriers. Some examples of these barriers include:

• Install window and door screens if needed.

• Cover all gaps in walls, doors, and windows to prevent mosquitoes from gaining entry .

• Make sure window and door screens are  ” bug tight .”

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a larvicide in their possible breeding habitats , will provide desired results the fastest .  Larva & egg interventions are the most effective and least costly way to control mosquitoes .  We can devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the most effective results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Spraying pesticides for mosquito control is one of the most common means to control an outbreak of mosquito-borne disease. Mosquito adulticides (pesticide labelled for the adult stage) are applied as ultra-low volume (ULV) sprays which dispense extremely small droplets. These smaller size droplets stay suspended longer making the pesticide more effective. The more effective the pesticide, the less we have to apply. We want the healthiest & safest environment for humans, non-targeted species and pets.

Everything about your specific situation, your specific yard needs to be a consideration to determine the best way to tackle the mosquito problem. Some considerations might include the type of mosquito, resistance, targeted stage of life, upcoming weather, etc. This is our approach!

MOTH CONTROL

An established moth infestation usually requires professional treatment to completely eliminate the problem. Although many homeowners attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often disappointing .

The #1 most common moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed clumps in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of cereals , or grains that appears to have cobwebs? If the answer is yes, then you’ve seen pantry moths. The term ‘pantry moth’ usually refers to the Indianmeal moth.

As with most living creatures, pantry moths only purpose is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This gives them a place for their eggs while giving their babies the highest chance of survival .

Moths can make their way inside your house through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through crevices & cracks around dryer vents, utility chases, or cables that pass-through exterior walls . It is shocking when you open a sealed box of grains only to find evidence of pantry moths on the inside . You may not even notice the moths until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying within your house .

MOTH CONTROL MEASURES
Prior to implementing a moth control solution, your Pest Control Tech will properly identify the moth species affecting your pantry .  Each moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively eliminate them.

All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a game plan to eliminate the moths. These factors can include; species, stored products, type of structure, etc.

Control measures for stored products moths (Indian Meal Moths, Mediterranean flour moth, etc.) include going through all of the pantry items and throwing away all open grain-type products, better storage containers, freezing existing packages to kill eggs, and spraying the closet to eliminate the problem. However, for the fabric moth pests; vacuuming the entire closet including the walls, throwing away any paper items that could be harboring eggs, proper storage, and application of pesticides. Monitoring using various traps including pheromone traps where applicable is done thereafter to ensure moth problems do not continue.

All our State certified technicians are highly-skilled and are required to participate in regular continuing education programs to keep them up-to-date with industry standards.

ROACH CONTROL

Roaches are one of the most hated pests treated with our household pest control services. The 1st step is proper identification of any pest then the Certified Pest Control Technician creates a plan to resolve & prevent future infestations. 2nd step after treatment is the habitat modifications.

The Most Common Roaches in North Georgia Pest Control

GERMAN COCKROACHES

German Roaches are brown to dark brown in color. They have two distinct parallel bands running the length of their behind the head to the base of the wings . Full grown adults are about a half inch in length.  They are closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the homeowner , they both appear nearly identical and are often confused for each other . A sure method to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is attracted to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.

German roaches are the most far-reaching of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 3 months , and they breed constantly . Under the correct conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over 1 million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often soil food products & food with their feces and defensive secretions. They also harbor & transport pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause severe allergic reactions and illnesses .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings and is seemingly impervious against pesticides . This is because of the large amount of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to take cover due to their tiny size. That is also the main reason reason that they can purposefully be controlled with baits in   cracks and crevices .

Our company believes in using just enough pest control products to get the job done without going overboard. We use “Low Risk” products such as baits, and IGR’s (Insect Growth Regulators). These products only affect the roaches themselves and have zero effect on mammals, birds, fish, and other non-target organisms.

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both sexes American cockroaches can fly .  Their wings develop when they become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outdoors . They prefer damp, warm areas like under shrubs , and under mulch. Throughout the US , people call them “palmetto bugs” because they live in trees. Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are very prolific in sewer systems in many metropolitan areas . American cockroaches enter homes to find water & food .  Roaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is not installed properly . Basement windows and garages are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to kitchens, laundry rooms, basements and bathrooms .

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these roaches are often confused for the German Roaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of sustained flight and normally live in grass and/or leaves . German roaches are not capable of flight and are found in kitchens . Usually Asian cockroaches live outside , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outside Asian roaches are more likely seen in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at sunset and fly distances toward porch lights . You may see an Asian roach attracted to your computer monitor or perched near lamps and other sources of illumination . If you notice an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be successful in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control tech can discuss further treatment , as roach populations multiply fast and are difficult to eliminate without trained help .

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches favor damp, dark & cool areas such as those in bathrooms , and in damp basements. This species, which is more sluggish and less wary than the others , of concern because it often travels through sewer pipes and can live on filth . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch   in length . Both female and male adults are very dark, almost black ; their bodies usually have a shiny finish .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a concern when attracted by interior lights , they enter a home through openings in gaps, doors and windows in the home. They contaminate the surfaces they touch , spreading diseases that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s skin and saliva may also trigger allergic reactions and asthma . It is not common that people see huge , flying roaches so it can be horrific to most people.

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your house — inside and outside . There are several things the Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the causes of the cockroach problem .
• Identify any suspect entry points that cockroaches could use to enter into your home.
• Implement a customized solution since “cookie-cutter” treatments aren’t always effective, the technician will design the treatment specific to your unique situation. We can select from a variety of { techniques and tools } tools and techniques to help keep any bugs out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep all pests from entering your home. We will provide you with an estimate to seal up your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are congregating around and in your house , we provide you with a checklist of issues that you must change to help eliminate on the issues in your house or yard that are attracting pests .

• LOW-RISK Gel or granular bait: These are applied in areas where cockroaches will eat them, but children or pets cannot reach them.
• Insect growth regulator: Applied into cockroach hiding places, these interfere with the cockroaches’ normal development.
• Residual insecticides: Applied into cracks and crevices, this help to keep cockroaches from hiding in the treated areas. The technician may also apply liquid insecticide outdoors to help keep all cockroaches from coming inside.

Monitoring Roaches – every time the technician returns to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
• Determine how effective the treatments have been .
• Verify if there is any roach activity.
• Revisit habitat modification suggestions .  Identify any needed changes to the landscape or home that would make your home susceptible to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

Scorpions are creatures that have been on the earth since just about the inception of time . Scorpions, thus, are extremely successful at surviving and amazingly adapted . Basically, scorpions identification is easy , even though their sizes are variable up to one inch . They all look very similar with two pincers at the front part of the body, a head/body combo with 4 legs on each side (8 total) and a long tail. At the end of the tail is a bulbous shape that ends with a hooked shaped stinger. Scorpions are arachnids, therefore, they have 8 legs. The body & head (cephalothorax) is conjoined which is also a characteristic of spiders.

CONTROLLING SCORPIONS

Finding a scorpion in sink or bathtub is common because once they fall in they have difficulty in getting out. Our native scorpions are small up to 1 inch in length.
To successfully control indoor scorpions, it’s essential to manage the scorpions outside the home. As a part of our inspection, we point out the habitat modifications that need your attention, reducing the number of outdoor hiding places for scorpions is important. This might include the removal of debris such as loose rocks, wood, trash and other unnecessary things from the backyard and around the home. It’s also beneficial to keep the grass mowed short and all shrubbery nicely pruned. In addition to those measures, we inspect the outside of your home to determine what needs to be sealed on the outside of your home to help prevent pests from entering. All of our pest control solutions involve the integrated pest management approach where we combine the ethical application of pesticide with a common sense stance on prevention and habitat controls.

SILVERFISH CONTROL

Our approach with Silverfish Control is the same to every pest that we manage .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target species
• Devise a strategy .

With all the Pest Management Division, We adhere to an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach.

SILVERFISH CONTROL MEASURES

To prevent a silverfish infestation, eliminate sources of excessive dampness in places that have possibly leaky pipes or faulty plumbing, restrooms and other areas of high condensation & moisture . Silverfish seek out the humidity. Silverfish cannot survive inside buildings in low relative humidity, so take measures to reduce it by using a dehumidifier. The goal should be a relative humidity below 50% year-round.

Reduce food sources & clutter .   Regularly vacuum the crevices & cracks . Remove easily accessible food sources such as pet foods, cereals and flour by storing pantry food in sir-tight containers.

It is common to find Silverfish in the storage boxes, closets & basements . They eat the glue on the boxes and book bindings. They may feed on surface molds found on cardboard boxes found in damp basements or attics. Silverfish naturally live outside under stones, rocks, and leaf debris . They prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaf, grass, and wood piles near your house . Keep gutters clean .

We can also take steps to provide a quote for standard exclusion techniques such as caulking cracks and crevices. But there are also steps the homeowner can take to prevent entry… such as making sure screens are tight and the use of weather stripping around windows and doors.

SPIDER CONTROL

With our Berkeley Lake Pest Control Division, We adhere to an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach to pest control. We take advantage of existing mechanical & environmental controls (habitat modifications, removing attractants, using barriers, traps, etc.) combined with the responsible application of pesticides to eliminate the target pest. Our goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species and the environment.

Most of our Quarterly or Bi-Monthly visits for our standard pest control applications include measures (dusting) to keep spiders off & out of your home.  Many species of spiders are common household pests in the United States. Another distinction between spiders and other pests is that spiders do not have wings or antennae. Spiders are arachnids.

Spider Habitat

Some spiders prefer humid and moist locations like basements and crawl spaces, while others prefer dry and warm places. Spiders prefer to hide in dark hiding places and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. Let’s make this CLEAR … every “cobweb” was created by a spider.

Rather than posting a picture of every spider we have in our area, we decided to let you google the images. Please check out a website of spiders seen in Georgia: Spider ID

Black Widow Spider
• Size: Around 1 ½ inches
• Color: Glossy jet-black.
• IDENTIFICATION: Black Widow spiders have a distinct bright-red, hourglass shape on the underside of its abdomen. Black widows create the largest webs of all the web-spinning spiders. However, we have seen some impressive webs from Golden Orbs.

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Brown Recluse Spider
• Size: Less than the size of a quarter.
• Color: This poisonous spider varies in color from a beige color to a brownish – dark brown.
• IDENTIFICATION: You can identify a Brown Recluse spider by the violin-shaped pattern on its neck. It looks like many other species of non-threatening spiders, so the indicative sign of a Brown Recluse spider is that only has 6 eyes. Their eyes are set part in three pairs along the face.

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