You must have typed in “ PEST CONTROL NEAR ME ”  who offers Cherry Log Pest Control Services or you would not have found our page for Southern Pest Management.

 

Our family-owned & operated business began well over 10 years ago, right around Johns Creek , as specialists in wildlife control services.  Due to our customer’s continuous requests , our company has dedicated MANY YEARS obtaining the skills & licenses necessary to provide our pest control services to the public . With that out of the way , we are here… Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most frequently seen nuisance pests in Cherry Log are Rats , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , Smokybrown Roaches, Black House Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Southern Devil Scorpions, Carpenter Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Lady Bugs . If you have undesirable “ guests ” in your home , there is a fast solution… Call (678)935-5900

— Cherry Log Pest Control Services —

– THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE & WHY EVERYONE SHOULD SELECT US AS YOUR –

We are a family-owned & operated business.  Every person on your property is a partner in this company so they have a vested interest in the results .  We take the time to do a complete inspection to decide 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 eliminate them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the adequate amount of pesticides to relieve 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 insures a bug-free environment without having to depend “completely” on traditional pesticides.  All of our services can be customized to suit any BUDGET & NEED . Talk to us !  Our standard household pest control services are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –

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Biological Control

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

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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.

Cherry Log mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

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

Cherry Log 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 label . However, we are not just going to spray your home with the maximum allowable. We determine the amount it will take to control   the target species and apply it responsibly.  Our plan is always to move all pesticides to the outside and spray only what is critical 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 air quality .

 

Our Cherry Log 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.  As an example some homes or the specific bugs may call for the use of bait 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 measure , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program visit this page .

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 Cherry Log:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30522 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are social insects that lives in colonies . Treatment plans need include killing the entire colony. Just spraying a couple ants with a consumer-grade pesticide , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and scatter the rest of the colony. If done improperly it will probably 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 source of food , ants will leave a pheromone trail 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 typical behavior patterns will help you achieve the fastest results .

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

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 resolved 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 source 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 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 searching for food. Some species ultimately reside and nest inside houses . Follow these steps to help reduce occurrences either type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate entry points into the home. Since Ants are extremely resourceful in sourcing entry points , you may not be able to seal 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 house . Some ants don’t just enter your house looking 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 more active in the evening hours when scouring for food, both inside the home 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 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 prefer .

Sometimes beetles, their mere presence , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find hundreds of beetles (especially Lady Bugs) clustered all around 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 control technician 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 pest 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 Cherry Log — inside and outside. There are several things that the technician does 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 custom 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 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 advisable application of pesticides to eliminate the target species . Our 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 Long-horned Beetles , Blister Beetles , Click Beetles , Dried Fruit Beetles , Elm Leaf Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Flour Beetles , Ground Beetles , Pantry Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Stink Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Cherry Log Carpenter bees usually live for approx. one year . Each new generation starts in the late summer, emerging from nests in August and September to feed & grow , pollinating flowers as they go before hibernating for the winter .  some residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of controlling the carpenter bee population . 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 active at night, 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 inside their homes.

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

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes commonly 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 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 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 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: 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 indoors in considerable numbers. House crickets are nocturnal, they stay hidden during the day . They have a distinctive chirping sound. They can drive you mad trying to find them.  As soon as you hone in on their location 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 our homes 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 basements, crawlspaces & closets , 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 ELIMINATION

Fly control is always a popular request since a house fly can transfer more than 100 different pathogens , 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 decaying substances, feces & trash .

However , an occasional house fly is not necessarily a problem requiring our intervention.  Every human, every home , 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 may require as little as ( 6 | six } days.  She will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 100 eggs each time . Female house flies usually only mate one time but is capable of producing nearly 350-900 eggs in their lifetime . 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 shaped like straws to suck the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of substances 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 unique ; however, it may call for pesticide application, habitat modification, and mechanical controls .  Since our company in the wildlife industry , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a wall, crawl space or attic if there is a large presence of flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and customize a plan that meets your goals and expectations .

LADYBUG PROBLEMS

People who’ve never had to deal with massive amounts of 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.

Fun Fact! 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 groups 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 over-powering our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Cherry Log

Ladybugs in the house. Several things can attract ladybugs to your house . If your landscaping includes flowers , they will likely attract aphids, the primary food source of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also feed on pollen. The pollen  helps them store energy to help them through their winter hibernation . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hang out during the colder months of the year . If they decide your home is a great place for them , they can easily find their way inside through cracks or openings around windows, doors, plumbing, utility lines, etc .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them be . They leave as soon as the weather warms . However, you can simply 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 few things we can do . First off , we can winterize your home. We can go around the outside of your home and make some suggestions of habitat modifications . These are things that could be attracting ladybugs to your yard and seeking refuge in your walls . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides on the outside 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 essential oils . 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 coming back .

MOSQUITO CONTROL

Are annoying mosquitoes ruining your outdoor activities ? Are you concerned about your family’s health ? We provide professional mosquito services that will help you feel safe in your own yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the steps 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 best control mosquitoes . The protocol that encourages targeting 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 science-based, common-sense 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 exterminate mosquitoes. Four critical steps include:

1. Remove mosquito habitats
2. Advise on the use of structural barriers
3. Impede Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Eliminate Adult Mosquitoes

Use Structural Barriers

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

• Install window and door screens if needed.

• Cover all gaps in walls, doors, and windows to block mosquitoes from entering .

• Make sure door and window screens are  ” bug-proof .”

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a larvicide in their suspected breeding habitats , will   yield the greatest impact on their population .  Larva & egg interventions are the least costly & most effective way to knock the number of mosquitoes down .  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 fastest 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 treatment to completely eliminate 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 clumps in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of boxed foods , 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.

While there are many different species of moths, the Indianmeal moth is the most common household pantry pest in the USA . It is different from other types of   moths because it is attracted to boxed food , unlike the clothes moth which is attracted to clothing.

Moths can enter your house through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through cracks around dryer vents, utility chases, or cables that pass-through walls . It is off-putting 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 house .

MOTH CONTROL MEASURES
Prior to devising a moth control solution, your Licensed Pest Control Tech will properly identify the moth species affecting you .  Different moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively control them.

All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a strategy 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 feared pests targeted with our household pest control services. The 1st step is proper identification of any pest then the Certified Pest Control Technician calculates 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 . Adults are on average a ½-inch in length.  They are very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the average person , they both appear just about identical and are often misidentified . A quick method to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is drawn 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 right conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over a million roaches in her lifespan . German roaches often litter food products & food with their waste, feces and defensive secretions. They also harbor & transport pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause sickness .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing a stronghold in buildings and is very hardy & resilient against pest control measures . This is because of the large number of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to tuck away due to their meager size. That is also the primary reason that they can effectually 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.

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these roaches are often confused for the German Cockroaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed behavior and location . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flight and more likely live in grass and/or leaves . German roaches do not fly and are found inside . Typically Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to take over homes . Outdoors Asian roaches are more likely seen in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at sunset and fly a long toward porch lights . You may see an Asian roach drawn to your television 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 to eliminate , as roach populations gain momentum surprisingly fast and are difficult to eradicate without trained tricks .

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both sexes American cockroaches are capable of flight .  The wings develop as become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outdoors . They prefer warm, damp areas like landscaping , and under mulch. In many parts of 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 extremely prolific in sewer systems in most metropolitan areas . American cockroaches enter a home to find water or food .  American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is not installed properly . Garages and basements are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to   bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and basements .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a nuisance when attracted by interior lights , they enter homes courtesy of cracks or openings in gaps, doors and windows going into the home. They contaminate the surfaces they touch , spreading germs 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 upsetting to most people.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches favor damp, dark & cool areas such as those washing machines and sinks , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the others , concerning because it 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 .

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

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

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep cockroaches from entering your home. We will provide you with a quote to seal up your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are choosing to live around and in your house , we provide you with a checklist of issues that you could change to help eliminate on the issues in your house or yard 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 visits 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.
• Emphasize moving forward with habitat modifications suggested to homeowner .  Identify any needed changes to the landscape or home that might make your home susceptible to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION CONTROL

A scorpion is best known, unfortunately, for its sting. In some Countries , 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 what we see 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 bug that we handle .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target species
• Devise a game plan .

With all the Pest Control 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 improper fitted 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. 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 sir-tight 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 leaves, grass or woodpiles on your property . 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

Our approach with Spider Control is identical to every pest that we handle.
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine / Confirm the target pest.
• Devise a strategy.

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

They can be found in upper corners of rooms and attics , nooks & crannies as well as sub-floor air-vents. Spiders prefer to hide in dark places 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 sharing 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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