You must have typed in “ EXTERMINATOR NEAR ME ”  who provides Chattahoochee Heights Pest Management Services or you would not have landed on this website for Southern Pest Management.

 

 

 

Our family-owned business began over 10 years ago, right near Fulton County, as experts with nuisance wildlife services.  Because of our client’s continuous requests , we have spent YEARS obtaining the training & licenses required to provide our pest management services to the public . With all of that in mind , here we are! Ready to serve!

The most popular nuisance pests in Chattahoochee Heights are Rodents , Bats, Mosquitoes , Smokybrown Roaches, Wolf Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Banded Sugar Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & Asian Beetles . If you have undesirable “ pests ” in your house , there is a viable solution… CALL US!

— Chattahoochee Heights Pest Management Services —

– HERE IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY UNIQUE & WHY EVERYONE SHOULD CHOOSE OUR COMPANY AS YOUR –

We are a family business.  Every person on your property is an owner in this company so they have a vested interest in the results .  We take the time to do a complete inspection to determine what is best for your unique situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We have to identify the target pests and calculate a plan to get rid of them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the correct amount of pesticides to solve the problem. This approach is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

We apply our pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: Our method successfully facilitates a pest-free environment without having to rely “totally” on traditional pesticides.  Any of our services can be customized to fit any BUDGET . Talk to us !  Our standard household pest control program are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST MANAGEMENT MEASURES –

biological Chattahoochee Heights pest control
Biological Control

Biological control is the use of natural enemies— pathogens, predators, parasites and competitors to eliminate unwanted pests. However, this is not as common of a measure like the following options.

Chattahoochee Heights habitat controls

Habitat & Environmental Controls

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

Chattahoochee Heights mechanical controls Physical & Mechanical Controls

Mechanical & Physical controls are steps designed to destroy a pest directly, block pests out, or make the environment unsuitable for it. (Examples; Mechanical controls could be traps, sticky boards, etc. Physical controls can be barriers or screens – things physically stopping the target species .)

Chattahoochee Heights pesticidesChemical Control

With our approach pesticides are always used in conjunction 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 label . However, we are not just going to hose down your home with the maximum allowable. We calculate the amount it will take to control   the target bugs and apply it responsibly.  Eventually we try to move all pesticide applications to the outside and apply only what is critical on the inside of your home.  Everyone’s objective should be to eliminate the pests before they come into your living space . This mindset and practice make for a healthier air quality .

 

Our Chattahoochee Heights Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a little ethics , desire and some more time.  Meaning some houses or the specific bugs may call for the use of lure instead of just spraying. When applying pesticides to an area it could require applying dust in a crack instead of broadcast spraying. This may require more time to switch gear for a different technique , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program visit this website .

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

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We provide pest control to the following areas:

 

Some of the most common pests in Chattahoochee Heights:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30328 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are a social insect that lives in colonies . Treatment plans should include killing the entire colony. Just spraying an ant with a household household ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and chase off the remainder of colony. If done improperly it can actually delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may come into 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 others 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 any patterns will help you achieve the best ant control .

How to determine if you are dealing with Ants or Termites ?

It is hard to distinguish, identify even for newly trained people in the pest control industry. The 2 biggest determining 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 conduct a thorough inspection. In order for us to locate the nest, we must follow their trails. Ants leave a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes to and from a food source so other ants can easily locate the food. Outside the home , we inspect the perimeter like the foundation walls, areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near patios and walls may hide some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Strategies and Tips

There are 2 main types of issues that are commonly experienced with ants.  Ants that live outdoors and forage indoors .  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 inside the home. Ants that live outdoors will travel inside your house searching 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 sourcing entry points , you may not be able to seal them all.
    •  Clean around entry points with a detergent to remove their chemical trail left behind , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.

2. Ants that live (nest) inside your house . Some ants don’t just enter your house seeking 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 attract the ants to the poison.

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

BEETLE CONTROL 

Many beetles are beneficial insects such as the lady beetle (a.k.a; ladybug) feeds on destructive 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 numbers , 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 seek somewhere to invade homes for shelter to escape winter 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 customize an effective treatment strategy to resolve the problem .

Proper identification of the target species 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 Chattahoochee Heights — inside and outside. There are several steps that the technician will do during the inspection which include locating areas of beetle activity, identify the cause of the beetle problem, locate potential entry points that beetles are using to gain access into your house .

Our   goal is to devise and implement a customized solution. Our skilled 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 practice an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense practices 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 target 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: Powderpost Beetle , Asian Lady Beetles , Blister Beetles , Click Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Foreign Grain Beetles , Ground Beetles , Pantry Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Chattahoochee Heights Carpenter bees usually live for around a year . Each new generation is hatched in the late summer, emerging from nests in August and September to grow and feed , pollinating as much as possible before hibernating for the winter .  a 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 EXTERMINATION   

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 active at nighttime , moving around in search of cockroaches and other insects .  Although Centipedes are beneficial since they control other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most homeowners have an aversion to their presence inside their homes.

Fun Fact … Millipedes are scavengers while centipedes feed on other pests ?

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes frequently enter homes in the winter or fall 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 centipedes , 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 organic & chemical 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 pest .

    • 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 CONTROL

There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: Camel, House & 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 everything , especially clothing.

House Crickets live outside but may come indoors in considerable numbers. House crickets are nocturnal, they stay hidden during the daytime . They have a distinctive chirping sound. They can drive you insane trying to locate them.  As soon as they feel a threat close-by 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 overgrown grass, lawns & flower beds . However, they do come inside our homes 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 closets, crawlspaces and basements , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under inhabit 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 eliminated . We can seal any of the entryways into the home that allows crickets to invade.

HOUSE FLY CONTROL

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

With all of that said , an occasional house fly is not necessarily a problem requiring our intervention.  Every human, every home , 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 pests , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. If the conditions are favorable , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult may require as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female will reproduce about 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 100 eggs each time . Female house flies usually only mate one time but is capable of producing between 350-900 eggs in their lifetime . Adult house flies typically live between two weeks to a month .

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

HOUSE FLY PEST  CONTROL

With our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, we combine multiple control measures to eliminate the problem. Each situation is different ; 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 crawlspace, attic or wall if there is a large presence of flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and come up with a strategy that meets your goals and expectations .

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS

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.

Not so fast though… 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 large numbers inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners take action . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to resolve without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now overwhelming and killing off our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Chattahoochee Heights

Ladybugs in the house. Several things can attract ladybugs to your house . If your landscaping includes flowering bushes , they will likely attract aphids, the primary food source 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 hang out during the winter . 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 leave as soon as the the cold weather is over . 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. There are a several things we can do . First off , we can winterize your home. We can go around the outside perimeter of your home and make some habitat modification suggestions . These are things that could be attracting ladybugs to your yard and seeking refuge in your walls . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides 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 citronella, bay leaves, cloves or citrus 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 eliminate them and prevent them from returning .

MOSQUITO EXTERMINATION

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

Not all Mosquito Control Companies are created equal.

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

IPM is a common-sense, science-based approach for pest management . 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 eliminate mosquitoes. Four critical   tactics include:

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

Mosquito Habitats

There are easy steps homeowners can have done to impede   the cycle with mosquitoes in their breeding grounds. By eliminating standing water to collect you can devastate the mosquito population, due to the fact that 2 of 3 life stages of a mosquito requires water.

• Get rid of standing water in plastic covers, toys, rain gutters, old tires, buckets, or any other vessel where mosquitoes can use for breeding .
• Weekly water changes in birdbaths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays . 
• Drain unused vessels of water,  turn them over or fill them with dirt.
• Keep pool water treated and circulating.

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a pesticide which targets larva in their possible breeding habitats , will will decimate their population .  Larva & egg interventions are the least costly & most effective way to control mosquitoes .  We can devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the quickest results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Applying pesticides for mosquito control is one of the fastest means to prevent 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 intervention to completely solve the problem. Although many homeowners attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they had hoped for .

The #1 most common moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed weird clumps in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of boxed foods , or rice 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 goal is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This gives them a place for their eggs while giving their offspring the best chance of surviving .

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 cracks around utility chases, dryer vents or around cables that pass-through walls . It is surprising when you open a sealed box of cereal only to find evidence of pantry moths inside . You may not even notice them until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying within your house .

MOTH CONTROL MEASURES
Prior to recommending a moth control solution, your Technician will properly identify the moth species affecting your property .  Various moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively control them.

All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a strategy 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 common 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 on average a half inch in length.  It is very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the casual observer , the pair appear just about identical and are often confused for each other . A quick way to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is drawn to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.

German roaches are the most prevalent of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 3 months , and they breed continuously . Under the right conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over a million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often pollute food products & food with their feces, waste and defensive secretions. They also transmit pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause illness .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings and is very hardy & resilient against pest control measures . This is because of the massive amount of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to tuck away due to their tiny size. That is also the main cause that they can purposefully be controlled with baits in crevices & cracks .

We 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.

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these are often confused for the German Roaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flight and normally live in leaves & grassy areas . German roaches do not fly and are the home invaders . Furthermore Asian cockroaches live outside , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outside Asian roaches are usually found in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at sunset and fly a long toward porch lights . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn 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 effective in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control expert can discuss our strategy , as cockroach populations grow surprisingly fast and are difficult to eradicate without trained tricks .

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both sexes American cockroaches can fly .  Their wings develop when they become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outside . They prefer warm, damp areas like flower beds , and under mulch. In many parts of the United States , people known them as “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 prevalent in sewer systems of many cities . American cockroaches enter homes to find water & food .  American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is not installed properly . Crawlspaces, basements & garages are also common entry points . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to   bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and basements .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a concern when attracted by interior lights , they enter our residences courtesy of openings in doors, windows and other gaps in the home. They contaminate the surfaces they come in contact with , spreading bacteria that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s saliva and skin may also trigger asthma or allergic reactions . It is not common that people see large , flying roaches so it can be unsettling to most people.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

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

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your entire property — outside & inside . There are several things the Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Locate the causes of the cockroach problem .
• Identify any suspect entryways that roaches 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 cockroaches from getting inside your home. We will provide you with an estimate to seal up your home from pests .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are congregating around and in your house , we provide you with a checklist of issues that you can  change to reduce on the issues in your house or property that are attracting roaches .

• 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:
• Confirm that the previous treatment was effective .
• Verify if there is any cockroach activity.
• Emphasize moving forward with habitat modifications suggested to homeowner .  Identify any new changes to the landscape or home that would make your home vulnerable to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

Scorpions are creatures that have been on this planet since just about the beginning of time . Scorpions, thus, are extremely adapted & successful at surviving . Basically, scorpions are easily recognizable , even though their size may vary up to an 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, so they have 8 legs. The head & body (cephalothorax) is combined which is also the same for 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 plan .

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 loose-fitting pipes or faulty plumbing, restrooms and other areas of high moisture or condensation . Silverfish look for the humidity. Silverfish cannot survive inside buildings in low relative humidity, so take measures to reduce it by using a dehumidifier. Maintain a relative humidity below 50% year-round.

Reduce clutter and food sources .   Regularly vacuum the cracks and crevices . Remove easily accessible food sources such as pet foods, cereals and flour by storing pantry food in   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 leaf debris, stones, rock and wood piles . Silverfish 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 Chattahoochee Heights 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.  Spiders are considered a beneficial pest because of their prey on other insects Because spiders have eight legs, they are easy to separate from insects, which have only six legs. 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 areas and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. For transparency … every “cobweb” was created by a spider.

Rather than pasting 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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