You must have googled “ PEST CONTROL CLOSE BY ”  who provides Cherry Log Pest Control Services or you would not have landed on this information for Southern Pest Management.

 

 

 

Our family business launched well over 10 years ago, right around Fulton County, as specialists in wildlife control services.  Encouraged by our customer’s repeated requests , our family has invested MANY YEARS obtaining the skill set & licenses necessary to allow us to provide our pest management services to you . With all of that in mind , we are here… Ready to serve!

The most common critters in Cherry Log are Rats , Bats, Mosquitoes , Smokybrown Roaches, St. Andrews Cross Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Southern Devil Scorpions, Fire Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & Asian Beetles . If you have uninvited “ guests ” in your home , there is a simple solution… Reach out to US!

— Cherry Log Pest Control Services —

– THIS 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 we have a vested interest in your satisfaction .  We take enough time to do a complete inspection to decide what is best for your specific situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We have to identify the target pests and calculate a plan to eliminate them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the correct 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: Our approach successfully insures a bug-free environment without having to depend “completely” on traditional pesticides.  Any of our services can be customized to accommodate any NEED & BUDGET . Call us !  Our standard household pest control program are offered on a Bi-Monthly or Quarterly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST MANAGEMENT MEASURES –

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Biological Control

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

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Environmental & Habitat Controls

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

Cherry Log mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

Mechanical & Physical controls are measures 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 barriers or screens – things physically stopping the pests .)

Cherry Log pesticidesChemical Control

With our approach pesticides are always used in combination with other controls for more effective, long-term control. There is a certain amount of pesticides that we are allowed to spray in accordance to the labeling . However, we are not just going to spray your home with the maximum allowable. We calculate the amount it will take to eliminate   the target bugs and apply it responsibly.  Eventually we try to move all pesticides to the outside and do limited amounts in the living space of your home.  Everyone’s goal should be to eliminate the pests before they enter inside . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .

 

Our Cherry Log Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a little ethics , desire and a little more time.  As an example some homes or the specific bugs may call for the use of bait stations instead of simply spraying. When applying pesticides to an area it could require a simple spot-treatment instead of broadcast spraying. This may require more time to switch gear for a different measure , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program go to 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 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 a social insect that lives in colonies . Treatment plans always include killing the whole colony. Just spraying a bunch of ants with a household ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few ants and chase off the remainder of colony. If done improperly it would delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may enter your house foraging 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 source of food , ants will leave a pheromone trail for other ants to follow.

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

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

It is hard to establish the identity even for newly 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 rectified 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 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 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 come inside your home to search for food. Some species ultimately live and nest inside our homes . 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 finding access , you may not be able to seal them all.
    •  Clean around entrances with a cleanser to remove their chemical trail left behind , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.

2. Ants that live (nest) inside your home . Some ants don’t just enter your home searching 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 hours when scouring for food, both inside the home and outside. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood for food, but they will chew 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 harm to the food source they prefer .

Sometimes beetles, their mere numbers , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find tons of (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 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 plan to eliminate the problem pest .

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

OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:

We inspect your home in Cherry Log — inside and outside. There are several measures 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 home .

Our   goal is to devise and implement a customized solution. Our licensed 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 follow an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense measures to pesticide applications. We take advantage of existing mechanical & environmental controls: Examples are such as habitat modifications, removing attractants, using barriers, traps, etc. Combine those with the conscientious application of pesticides to eliminate the target species . The end game 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 , Dried Fruit Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Flour Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Pantry Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Cherry Log Carpenter bees usually live for approx. one year . Each new generation starts in the late summer, emerging from nest in August and September to grow and feed , pollinating as much as possible before settling in for the winter .  Only the strong survive to residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of controlling the carpenter bee 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 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 food .  Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they eliminate other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most people have an aversion to them inside their homes.

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

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes commonly 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 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 necessary amounts 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: 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 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 crazy trying to locate 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 lawns, flower beds & overgrown grasses . 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 crawl spaces, basements & closets , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under debris piles ( leaves & brush ) most outdoor areas, and while some people enjoy their songs of the evening, these tunes can drive others to complete distraction. These choirs of crickets can be avoided by making the outdoor yard or landscaping less desirable for the insects. They are naturally attracted to bright lights, so reducing any outdoor lighting will make the area less desirable to these serenading creatures. As an alternative, low-level “bug lights” can be purchased at home and garden stores. Keeping any grasses around residences trimmed and tended will also reduce the environmental appeal.

Crickets in the home are easily 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 concern 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 trash, feces 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 may require as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female will reproduce about 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 100 eggs during each round . Female house flies usually only mate one time but is capable of producing between 350-900 eggs in their lifespan . 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 up the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of substances such as animal carcasses, human food, feces and garbage . They are attracted to human waste because of its pungent odor.

HOUSE FLY PEST  CONTROL

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

LADYBUG PROBLEMS

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.

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 the masses inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners hire us to resolve the problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to get under control without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now taking over 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, one of the favorite food sources of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also feed 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 a great place for them , they can easily find their way inside through openings around windows, cracks, doors, plumbing, utility lines, 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 get out as soon as the warmer weather arrives . However, you can easily vacuum them up and discard the bag. If you have a ladybug infestation in your home, other measures will need to be taken. There are a few things we can do . First and foremost , we can winterize your home. We can go around the 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 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 contact and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from coming back .

MOSQUITO PEST CONTROL

Are annoying mosquitoes ruining your outdoor family time ? Are you concerned about your family’s safety ? We provide professional mosquito control 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 Companies are created equal.

Our method is taken right out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborative playbook on how to control mosquitoes . The protocol that encourages taking advantage 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 controlling pests . Our Mosquito Control service uses a combination of measures that focus on pest prevention. It is our job to identify the conditions that lead to infestations. The most effective means of controlling adult mosquitoes is through the use of pesticides. A successful integrated mosquito control strategy includes several tactics to control mosquitoes. Four necessary steps include:

1. Locate all mosquito habitats
2. Advise on the use of structural barriers
3. Restrict the growth of Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Destroy Adult Mosquitoes

Mosquito Habitats

There are manageable steps homeowners can have done to break   the cycle with mosquitoes in their breeding grounds. By eliminating standing water sources you can devastate the mosquito population, due to the fact that two out of the three life stages of a mosquito requires water.

• Get rid of standing water in toys, rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic toys,  or any other container where mosquitoes would use to breed .
• Weekly water changes in fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, birdbaths, and potted plant trays . 
• Drain unused vessels of water,  store them upside down or fill them with dirt.
• Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.

Control Mosquito Larva

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

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Fogging pesticides for mosquito control is one of the most common means to combat 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 solve the problem. Although many customers attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they anticipated .

The #1 most popular moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed strange stringy particles 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 often seen 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 make their way inside your home through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through crevices around dryer vents, utility chases, or cables that pass-through walls . It is surprising when you open a sealed box of oatmeal only to find evidence of pantry moths inside . You may not even notice them until they have already passed through the different phases of a pantry moth life cycle and you see an adult moth flying around your home .

The Pantry Moth Life Cycle
There are 4 stages in the life cycle of a pantry moth:
1. Egg: Moth eggs are extremely tiny and a light grey in color. An adult can lay approx. 400 eggs each time , and they can hatch in only 7 days .
2. Larva: This is the stage that does damage .  Moth larvae are tiny worm-like eating machines. The casings they leave behind will contaminate food, making it inedible . 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.  Interestingly enough they do not have working mouth parts and they cannot eat. This means their sole objective is to reproduce.

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 targeted 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) . Full grown adults are approximately a ½-inch in length.  They are closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the homeowner , they both appear just about identical and are often confused for each other . A quick way to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is attracted to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.

German roaches are the most far-reaching of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 100 days , and they breed constantly . Under the correct conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over 1 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 pesticides . This is because of the sheer amount of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to easily hide due to their meager size. That is also the primary reason that they can almost completely be eliminated with baits in   cracks and crevices .

Our team 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 male & female American cockroaches can take flight .  Their wings develop when they become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outdoors . They prefer warm, damp areas like landscaping , and under mulch. All over the US , 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 common in sewer systems of all   American cities . American cockroaches enter a house to find water or food .  Roaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is damaged . Crawlspaces, basements & garages are also common entry points . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to bathrooms, laundry rooms , kitchens and basements .

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these roaches are often confused for the German Roaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed behavior and location . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flight and normally live outdoors . German roaches do not fly and are found inside . Typically Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outdoors Asian roaches are typically seen in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at sunset and fly distances toward lights . You may see an Asian roach attracted to your tv or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you notice an Asian cockroach inside your home , the use of screens may be effective in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control tech can discuss further treatment , as roach populations gain momentum quickly and are difficult to control without trained tricks .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a nuisance when attracted by house lights , they enter our residences courtesy of cracked in gaps, doors and windows going into the home. They contaminate anything they touch , spreading bacteria 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 large , flying roaches so it can be upsetting to most people.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches seek out damp, dark & cool areas such as those under sinks and washing machines , and in damp basements. This species, which is more sluggish and less wary than the others , concerning because it travels in sewer pipes and can live on filth . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″ long . Both sexes 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 — outside and inside . There are many things the Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Locate the areas of concern .
• Identify any suspect entry points 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 roaches out of your home:

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

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

Monitoring Roaches – each time the technician returns to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
• Determine how effective the treatments have been .
• Check for new roach activity.
• Emphasize moving forward with habitat modifications suggested to homeowner .  Identify any recent changes to the landscape or home that might make your home susceptible to cockroach infestation .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

Scorpions are pests that have been on this planet since just about the inception of time . Scorpions, thus, are extremely adapted & successful at surviving . Basically, scorpions have a very easily recognized form , even though their sizes are variable 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, therefore, they have 8 legs. The head & body (cephalothorax) is conjoined 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 handle .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target species
• Devise a strategy .

With our 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 loose-fitting pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms 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 clutter and food sources .   Regularly vacuum the crevices & cracks . Remove easily accessible food sources such as cereals, pet foods and flour by storing pantry food in   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 stones, rocks, and leaf debris . Silverfish prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaf, grass, and wood piles near your house . Keep gutters empty .

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 fitting and the use of weather stripping around windows and doors.

SPIDER CONTROL

With our Cherry Log 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.

Spiders can be super beneficial in your yard. Most people just do not want the eaves of their home looking like a haunted house. Nor do they want spiders crawling all over the inside of their home. Many species of spiders are common household pests in the United States. Another distinction between spiders and other pests is that spiders do not have wings or antennae. Spiders are arachnids.

Spider Habitat

Some spiders prefer humid and moist locations like basements and crawl spaces, while others prefer dry and warm places. Spiders prefer to hide in dark places and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. For transparency … every “cobweb” was constructed 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

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 apart in three pairs along the face.
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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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Southern Pest Management, LLC,Cherry Log,Georgia-30522,
Telephone No.(678) 935-5900
Fulton & Dawson County
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