You must have typed in “ EXTERMINATOR CLOSE TO ME ”  who provides Chattahoochee Heights Pest Management Services or you would not have found our website for Southern Pest Management.

 

Our family-owned & operated business began over 10 years ago, right near Fulton County, specializing in wildlife trapping services.  Encouraged by our client’s repetitive suggestions , our family has spent YEARS obtaining the training & licenses required to allow us to provide our pest prevention services to the public . With that said , we are here… Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most common critter complaints in Chattahoochee Heights are Rodents , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , German Roaches, Mouse Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Carpenter Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & Ladybugs . If you have uninvited “ guests ” in your house , there is a viable solution… Reach out to US!

— Chattahoochee Heights Pest Management Services —

– THIS IS WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE & WHY YOU SHOULD SELECT OUR COMPANY AS YOUR PEST CONTROL PROVIDER –

We are a family-owned business.  Every person on your property is an owner in this company so we each have a vested interest in the results .  We take the time to do a thorough inspection to determine what is best for your exact situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We need to identify the target species and implement measures to get rid of them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the proper amount of pesticides to control 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: This method successfully provides a pest-free environment without having to rely “totally” on traditional pesticides.  All of our services can be customized to accommodate any BUDGET & NEED . Talk to us !  Our standard household pest control program are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –

biological Chattahoochee Heights pest control
Biological Control

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

Chattahoochee Heights habitat controls

Environmental & Habitat Controls

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

Chattahoochee Heights mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

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

Chattahoochee Heights pesticidesChemical Control

With our approach pesticides are always used combined 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 labeling . However, we are not just going to hose down your home with the maximum allowable. We determine the amount it will take to eliminate   the target species and apply it responsibly.  Our goal is to move all pesticides to the outside and apply limited amounts in the living quarters of your home.  Anyone’s objective should be to eliminate the pests before they come in your environment . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .

 

Our Chattahoochee Heights Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a sense of moral obligation , desire and some more time.  Example some homes or the specific bugs may call for the use of mechanical controls instead of just 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 technique , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program check out this page .

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 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 a couple ants with a typical pesticide , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few ants and scatter the remaining colony. If done improperly it might delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may find their way in your house looking for for food or for shelter. They enter through the tiniest 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 typical behavior patterns will help you achieve the best ant control .

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

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 conduct 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 from and to a food location so other ants can easily find the food. Outside the house, we inspect the perimeter like the foundation walls, areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near patios and walls may obscure from sight some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Tips and Strategies

There are 2 main types of problems 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 in the home. Ants that live outdoors will come inside your home to search for food. Some species ultimately reside and make nests inside houses . Follow these steps to help prevent either type of infestation:

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

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

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are   most active in the evening 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 prefer .

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 specific beetle and based on the inspection findings they will customize an effective treatment plan to resolve the problem .

Accurate identification of the target species is critical since there are so many varied species of beetles and the  different measures could be required for different beetles.

OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:

We inspect your home in Chattahoochee Heights — inside and outside. There are several things that the technician will do during the inspection which include locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate the entryways that beetles are using to get into your home .

Our   plan is to devise and implement a customized solution. Our skilled Pest Control Technician 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 approach 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 advisable application of pesticides to eliminate the target pest . The goal is to remove the nuisance pest while protecting human health, non-target beneficial species, and the air quality of your home .

Some of the types of Beetles: Powderpost Beetle , Asian Lady Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Click Beetles , Dried Fruit Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Flour Beetles , Ground Beetles , Pantry Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Chattahoochee Heights Carpenter bees usually live for about one year . Each new generation starts 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 eliminating the carpenter bee invasion. Contact 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 night, moving about in search of food .  Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they destroy other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most people have an aversion to them inside their homes.

Fun Fact … 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 cooler 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 sheds 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 CONTROL

There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: Field, House & Camel , 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 outdoors but may come inside 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 find them.  As soon as they feel a threat close-by they stop chirping.

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This species is slightly longer & darker 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 light 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 controlled . We can seal any of the entryways into the home that allows crickets to invade.

HOUSE FLY ELIMINATION

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 foods & surfaces by spreading disease organisms picked up on their legs and mouth-parts when feeding on feces, trash, and other decaying substances .

However , an occasional house fly is not necessarily a problem requiring our intervention.  Every home, every human , will have to deal with an occasional fly or two . When we get called out for flies, it is a large population that is growing larger .

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 could take place in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of about 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 .

House flies feed on liquids since they do not have any teeth . 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 substances such as animal carcasses, human food, 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 originated with wildlife expertise , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a wall, crawl space or attic if there is a large fly population . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and customize a plan that exceeds your goals & expectations .

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS

Most people who’ve never had a problem with ladybugs 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 large numbers inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners hire us to resolve the problem . 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 inside your home . 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  helps them store energy 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 to do their own thing . 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 . Initially , we can winterize your home. We can go around the outside 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 pesticides that target them specifically along the perimeter of your home to prevent them from establishing a cluster .

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 contact and we will take measures to get rid of them and prevent them from returning .

MOSQUITO CONTROL

Are mosquitoes ruining your outdoor family time ? 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 measures 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 knock down the mosquito population . The protocol that encourages affecting the development of every life stage of a mosquito to successfully eliminate 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 exterminate mosquitoes. Four crucial measures include:

1. Removing mosquito habitats
2. Advise on the use of structural barriers
3. Control Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Control Adult Mosquitoes

Mosquito Habitats

There are easy steps homeowners can take to impede   the cycle with mosquitoes in their breeding grounds. By preventing 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 old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys, rain gutters or any other vessel where mosquitoes would use to breed .
• Weekly water changes in potted plant trays, rain barrels, birdbaths, fountains, and wading pools . 
• Drain unused pools 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 breeding habitat , will   yield the greatest impact on their population .  Larva & egg interventions are the most effective and least costly way to keep the mosquito population in control .  Our company will devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the quickest results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Fogging pesticides for mosquito control is one of the dramatic measures to fight 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 resolve the problem. Although many people attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often disappointing .

The single 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.

While there are many different types of moths, the Indianmeal moth is the most often seen household pantry pest in the United States . It is different from other   moths because it is attracted to stored food , unlike the clothes moth which is attracted to clothing.

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

The Pantry Moth Life Cycle
There are four stages in the life cycle of a pantry moth:
1. Egg: Moth eggs are extremely tiny and a whitish-grey in color. An adult can lay approx. 400 eggs each , and they can hatch in just one week .
2. Larva: This is the stage that makes it obvious that there is a problem .  Moth larvae are tiny worm-like eating machines. The casings they leave behind will contaminate food, making it unusable . The larval stage typically lasts 2-3 months depending on conditions.
3. Pupa: Moths in the pupal stage are in cocoons, usually hidden in cracks, corners, or crevices. Often identified by the cocoons buried underneath food, causing the matted webs. Moths usually take 15-20 days to develop from pupae into adults.
4. Adult: The adults appear fully winged; they are attracted to light and fly around looking to reproduce.  Shockingly they do not have working mouth parts , therefore, they cannot eat. This means their sole objective is to reproduce.

All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a game plan to control 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 pronotum (behind the head to the base of the wings) . Adults are on average a half inch in length.  They are very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the untrained eye , the two 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 widespread of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 100 days , and they breed continuously . Under the appropriate conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over 1 million roaches in her lifespan . German roaches often ruin food products & food with their feces, waste and defensive secretions. They also physically transport & often harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause sickness .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings and is very hardy & resilient against pesticides . 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 take cover due to their tiny size. That is also the main reason reason that they can most effectively be eliminated with baits in   cracks and crevices .

Southern Pest Management 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 female & male American cockroaches can fly .  The wings develop as become adults. American cockroaches normally live outdoors . They prefer damp, warm areas like landscaping , and under mulch. All over the United States , people known them as “palmetto bugs” because they live on trees. I think Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are super prevalent in sewer systems in all cities . American cockroaches enter homes to find water & food .  They can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is missing . Garages and basements are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter homes , 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 flight and usually live outdoors . German roaches do not fly and are the home invaders . Furthermore Asian cockroaches live outside , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outdoors Asian cockroaches are commonly located in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at sunset and fly distances toward lights . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your television screen or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you see an Asian cockroach inside your home , the use of screens may be effective in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control tech can discuss our strategy , as cockroach populations grow rapidly and are difficult to eradicate without skilled tricks .

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches search for dark, damp, and cool areas such as those in bathrooms , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the other species , concerning because it often travels through sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch   in length . Both female and male adults are very dark brown, nearly black ; their bodies usually have a shiny finish .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These   insects become a concern when attracted by interior lights , they enter our residences via cracked in windows, doors, and other gaps in the home. They contaminate any surfaces they come in contact with , spreading germs that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s body fluid may also trigger allergic reactions and asthma . It is not common that people see huge , flying cockroaches so it can be upsetting to most people.

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your home — outside & inside . There are many things the our Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Identify areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the causes of the cockroach problem .
• Identify any suspect entrances that pests could use to gain access 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 cockroaches out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep all roaches from getting inside your home. We will provide you with the price to exclude your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are choosing to live around and in your home , we provide you with a checklist of things that you should change to cut back on the things in your   home or property that are attracting bugs .

• 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 – each 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 .
• Check for new cockroach activity.
• Revisit habitat modification suggestions .  Identify any new changes to the home or landscape that could make your home vulnerable to cockroach infestation .

SCORPION CONTROL

A scorpion is best known, unfortunately, for its sting. In some areas of the World , there are dangerous scorpions that do result in human fatalities from their stings. These creatures frequently get a lot of media attention and thus most people believe that all or most scorpions are deadly creatures. Not true! Most species which enter houses are not very poisonous, their stings being comparable to those of bees or wasps. The little uniformly colored Southern devil is so abundant all over North Georgia . The Striped Bark Scorpion is found in the coastal plains and other areas of Southern Georgia.

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 pest.
• Devise a strategy .

With our 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 moisture in places that have possibly ill-fitted pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms and other areas of high condensation & moisture . 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 food sources & clutter .   Regularly vacuum the cracks and crevices . Remove easily accessible food sources such as cereals, pet foods and flour by storing pantry food in sealed containers.

It is common to find Silverfish in the basement areas & attics . 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 home . Keep gutters debris-free .

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 places and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. Keep this in mind … 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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