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The most popular household pests in Chestatee North are Mice , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , Oriental Roaches, Black House Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Argentine Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & Lady Beetles . If you have uninvited “ guests ” in your house , there is a quick solution… Reach out to US!
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We are a family-owned business. Every person on your property is a partner in this company so we each have a vested interest in the results . We take our time to do a complete inspection to decide what is best for your unique situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We have to identify the target species and calculate a plan to eliminate them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the proper amount of pesticides to remedy the problem. This approach is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
We apply our pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: Our method successfully provides a critter-free environment without having to rely “completely” on traditional pesticides. Each of our services can be customized to suit any NEED & BUDGET . Reach out to us ! Our standard household pest control program are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.
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– PEST MANAGEMENT MEASURES –
Biological control is the use of natural enemies— predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors to control undesirable pests. However, this is the least common of a measure like the following options.
Environmental & Habitat 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 common of the interventions that we invoke in our pest prevention programs.
Mechanical & Physical Controls
Physical & Mechanical controls are steps which can to eliminate a pest directly, block pests out, or make the environment unsuitable for it. (Examples; Mechanical controls could be traps, glue boards, etc. Physical controls can be screens or barriers – things physically stopping the bug .)
With our approach pesticides are always used in conjunction with other controls for more effective, long-term control. There is a certain amount of pesticides that we are allowed to spray in accordance to the label . However, we are not just going to hose down your home with the maximum allowable. We calculate the amount it will take to control the target pest and apply it responsibly. Our plan is always to move all pesticide applications to the outside and do only what is necessary in the living space 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 Chestatee North Pest Control Methodology
It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a little ethics , desire and some more time. Example some homes or the target species may call for the use of lure 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 technique , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program visit this website .
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We provide pest control to the following areas:
Some of the most common pests in Chestatee North:
The most common ants are Argentine Ants, Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants, Fire Ants, Ghost Ants, Leafcutter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants and Pharaoh Ants. Understanding any patterns will help you achieve the best ant control .
How to determine if you are dealing with Termites or Ants ?
It is hard to establish the identity even for trained people in the pest control industry. The two 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.
To get your ant problem under control 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 house, we inspect the perimeter like the foundation walls, areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near porches and walls may obscure from sight some Ant nests or their trails.
Ant Control Tips and Strategies
There are 2 main types of issues that are commonly experienced with ants. Ants that live outside 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 outside but come in the home. Ants that live outside will come inside your house looking for food. Some species ultimately reside and nest inside our homes . Follow these measures to help prevent any type of infestation:
- Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate passages into the home. Since Ants are extremely industrious in finding access , you may not be able to seal them all.
- Clean around entrances with a cleanser to remove their pheromones , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.
2. Ants that live (nest) inside your house . Some ants don’t just enter your house foraging for food. Some ants will establish a colony inside. Indoor colonization occurs year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products. We can strategically place ant bait to lure the ants to the poison.
3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are most active in the evening when foraging for 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.
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 target .
Sometimes beetles, their mere presence , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find very many (especially Lady Bugs) clustered inside and outside the home. The beetles are trying to seek somewhere to invade homes for shelter to escape winter conditions. When beetles become a problem, your pest management professional will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the type of beetle and based on the inspection findings they will customize an effective treatment plan to eliminate the problem pest .
Proper identification of the target species is critical since there are so many varied species of beetles and the treatment method is varied for different beetles.
OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:
We inspect your home in Chestatee North — inside and outside. There are several steps that the technician does during the inspection incorporates locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate potential entry points that beetles are using to gain access into your house .
Our plan 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 adhere to 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 . Our goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species, and the environment.
Some of the types of Beetles: American Spider Beetles , Asian Lady Beetles , Blister Beetles , Click Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Foreign Grain Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Larder Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Stink Beetles .
CENTIPEDES & MILLIPEDE CONTROL
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 food . Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they control other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most homeowners have an aversion to them inside their homes.
Did you know … Millipedes are scavengers while centipedes feed on other insects ?
Centipede & Millipede Pest Control
Centipedes frequently enter homes in the winter or fall 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 initial step is to reduce humidity. Running dehumidifiers will pull the water out of the air, eliminating dampness and mold within the home. This will also help alleviate structural damage which may encourage other pests.
You may more commonly find centipedes in greenhouses and outside structures. Insecticides may be used where significant numbers are found and usually provide sufficient pest control. They are available in both organic & chemical solutions. We follow an Integrated Pest Management methodology when applying pesticides in or around your home. We use pesticides responsibly and use only what is necessary to eliminate the target pest .
- Find the location: Look behind plant posts or other gardening equipment regularly to ensure there are no signs of life.
- Sanitize the area and remove the pests: These should be removed and the area thoroughly cleaned.
- Prevent further infestations: Consider using a pesticide and monitoring the area regularly for signs of recurrence.
- Some of these measures are to make sure doors and windows fit tightly and caulk cracks and crevices that permit their entry to the inside. Additional measures could be removing or eliminating trash piles, rocks, stacks of wood, leaf piles, compost piles around the outside of the home.
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There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: House, Camel & Field , Crickets. Crickets can be extremely ( aggravating | annoying | bothersome | nerve-racking | unsettling }, but unless there are large numbers, they do ( very little | little | hardly any } damage. They love to chew on anything , especially clothing.
House Crickets live outdoors but may come inside in considerable numbers. House crickets are nocturnal, they stay hidden during the 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 cricket is slightly darker & longer than the House Cricket. Field crickets prefer to live outside in overgrown grass, lawns & flower beds . However, they do come inside our homes often. Since Field crickets are attracted to lights at night, sometimes turning off these lights helps.
Camel crickets (humpback crickets) are not true crickets since they do not have wings. Camel Crickets are most often are found in crawl spaces, basements & closets , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under debris piles ( leaves & brush ) most outdoor areas, and while some people enjoy their songs of the evening, these tunes can drive others to complete distraction. These choirs of crickets can be avoided by making the outdoor yard or landscaping less desirable for the insects. They are naturally attracted to bright lights, so reducing any outdoor lighting will make the area less desirable to these serenading creatures. As an alternative, low-level “bug lights” can be purchased at home and garden stores. Keeping any grasses around residences trimmed and tended will also reduce the environmental appeal.
Crickets in the home are easily controlled . We can seal any of the entryways into the home that allows crickets to invade.
Fly control is always a popular request since a house fly can transfer more than 100 different pathogens , including typhoid, salmonella, and tuberculosis . House flies contaminate food surfaces by spreading disease organisms picked up on their legs and mouth-parts when feeding on trash, feces and other decaying substances .
However , an occasional house fly is not necessarily a problem requiring our intervention. Every human, every home , will have to deal with an occasional flies . When we get called out for flies, it is a large population that is growing larger .
Like many other pests , 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 occur in as little as ( 6 | six } days. The female will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 100 eggs during each round . Female house flies usually only mate once but is capable of producing nearly 350-900 eggs in their life . 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 the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of foods such as human food, animal carcasses, feces and garbage . They are drawn to human waste because of its 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 devise a plan that meets your expectations .
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.
Not so fast though… In our area, there are the friendly & beneficial ladybugs and then there are an invasive species called the Asian Ladybug beetle. The Asian Ladybugs tend to gather together in large numbers inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners take action . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to resolve without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now over-powering our native species was introduced by the USDA.
LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Chestatee North
Ladybugs in the house. Multiple things can attract ladybugs to your home . If your landscaping includes flowers , they will likely attract aphids, the primary food source of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also eat on pollen. The pollen is an energy source to help them through their winter hibernation . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hide out during the winter months . If they decide your home is the place to be , 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 alone . They evacuate as soon as the weather warms . However, you can easily 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 few things we can implement . Initially , 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 inside your home . We can also responsibly spray pesticides that target them specifically on the outside of your home to prevent them from establishing a large group .
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 reach out and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from returning .
Are annoying mosquitoes ruining your outdoor activities ? Are you concerned about your family’s health ? We provide professional mosquito control services that will help you take back your yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the details of our Mosquito Control services during the entire mosquito season.
Not all Mosquito Control Services are created equal.
Our practice is taken right out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborative playbook on how to control mosquitoes in your yard . The protocol that encourages taking advantage of every life stage of a mosquito to successfully impact is referred to as integrated pest management (IPM).
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 crucial steps include:
1. Remove mosquito habitats
2. Recommend use of structural barriers
3. Impede Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Control Adult Mosquitoes
There are manageable measures homeowners can have done to impede 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 plastic covers, toys, rain gutters, old tires, buckets, or any other container where mosquitoes would use to breed .
• Weekly water changes in birdbaths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays .
• Drain temporary 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 possible breeding habitats , will quickly control the population . Egg and larva 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
Misting pesticides for mosquito control is one of the dramatic means to control an outbreak of mosquito-borne disease. Mosquito adulticides (pesticide labelled for the adult stage) are applied as ultra-low volume (ULV) sprays which dispense extremely small droplets. These smaller size droplets stay suspended longer making the pesticide more effective. The more effective the pesticide, the less we have to apply. We want the healthiest & safest environment for humans, non-targeted species and pets.
Everything about your specific situation, your specific yard needs to be a consideration to determine the best way to tackle the mosquito problem. Some considerations might include the type of mosquito, resistance, targeted stage of life, upcoming weather, etc. This is our approach!
An established moth infestation usually requires professional intervention to completely solve the problem. Although many customers attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they expected .
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 grains , or rice that appears to have cobwebs? If the answer is yes, then you’ve seen pantry moths. The term ‘pantry moth’ usually refers to the Indianmeal moth.
As with almost all living creatures, pantry moths only objective is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This gives them a place to lay their eggs while giving their eggs the highest chance of surviving .
Moths can make their way inside your house through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through cracks & crevices around cables, dryer vents or utility chases that pass-through exterior walls . It is surprising when you open a sealed box of rice 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 inside your house .
MOTH CONTROL MEASURES
Prior to recommending a moth control solution, your Pest Control Tech will properly identify the moth species affecting your pantry . Various moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively control them.
All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a strategy to eliminate the moths. These factors can include; species, stored products, type of structure, etc.
Control measures for stored products moths (Indian Meal Moths, Mediterranean flour moth, etc.) include going through all of the pantry items and throwing away all open grain-type products, better storage containers, freezing existing packages to kill eggs, and spraying the closet to eliminate the problem. However, for the fabric moth pests; vacuuming the entire closet including the walls, throwing away any paper items that could be harboring eggs, proper storage, and application of pesticides. Monitoring using various traps including pheromone traps where applicable is done thereafter to ensure moth problems do not continue.
All our State certified technicians are highly-skilled and are required to participate in regular continuing education programs to keep them up-to-date with industry standards.
The Most Common Roaches in North Georgia Pest Control
German Roaches are dark brown – 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. It is closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the average person , they both appear nearly identical and are often misidentified . A fast 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 lifetime . German roaches often soil food products & food with their feces and defensive secretions. They also transmit pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause allergic reactions .
The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings and is resilient & hardy against pest control measures . 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 stow away due to their meager size. That is also the main reason reason that they can effectually be controlled with baits in crevices & cracks .
Our company believes in using just enough pest control products to get the job done without going overboard. We use “Low Risk” products such as baits, and IGR’s (Insect Growth Regulators). These products only affect the roaches themselves and have zero effect on mammals, birds, fish, and other non-target organisms.
Since these are often confused for the German Cockroaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed behavior and location . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flying and usually live outdoors . German roaches cannot fly and are found in kitchens . Usually Asian cockroaches live outside , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outside Asian roaches are more likely seen in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at dusk and fly distances toward lights . You may see an Asian roach drawn to your television or perched near lamps and other sources of illumination . If you find an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be effective in preventing further infestation.
However, our pest control tech can discuss further treatment , as roach populations grow surprisingly fast and are difficult to eradicate without trained tricks .
Both female & male American cockroaches can fly . The wings develop when they become adults. American cockroaches normally stay outdoors . They prefer warm, damp areas like landscaping , and under mulch. In many parts of the US , people known them as “palmetto bugs” because they live in trees. I think Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are extremely prevalent in sewer systems in most cities . American cockroaches enter houses to find water or food . They can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is missing . Basements, crawlspaces & garages 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 concern when attracted by house lights , they enter homes courtesy of cracked in gaps, doors and windows going into the home. They contaminate any surfaces they touch , spreading diseases that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s saliva and skin may also trigger asthma or allergic reactions . It is not common that people see huge , flying roaches so it can be upsetting to most people.
Oriental cockroaches search for damp, dark & cool areas such as those in bathrooms , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the other species , of concern because it runs through in sewer pipes and can live on filth . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch in length . Both female and male adults are very darl, almost black ; their bodies usually have a shiny finish .
OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:
We inspect your entire property — outside & inside . There are several things the Technician will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Locate the areas of concern .
• Identify any suspect entry points 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 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 an estimate to seal up your home from pests .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are choosing to live around and in your house , we provide you with a list of things that you should change to cut back on the things in your house 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 visits 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 new changes to the landscape or home that might make your home susceptible to cockroach infestation .
Scorpions are creatures that have been on this planet since just about the beginning of time . Scorpions, thus, are extremely adapted & successful at surviving . Basically, scorpions have a very easily recognized form , even though their size may vary up to one inch . They all look very similar with two pincers at the front part of the body, a head/body combo with 4 legs on each side (8 total) and a long tail. At the end of the tail is a bulbous shape that ends with a hooked shaped stinger. Scorpions are arachnids, thus they have 8 legs. The body & head (cephalothorax) is conjoined which is also the same for spiders.
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.
Our approach with Silverfish Control is identical to every pest that we manage .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target species
• Devise a strategy .
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 moisture in places that have maybe ill-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 clutter and food sources . Vacuum regularlythe cracks and crevices . Remove easily accessible food sources such as pet foods, cereals and flour by storing pantry food in sir-tight containers.
It is common to find Silverfish in the storage boxes, closets & basements . They eat the glue on the boxes and book bindings. They may feed on surface molds found on cardboard boxes found in damp basements or attics. Silverfish naturally live outside under leaf debris, stones, rock and wood piles . They prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaves, grass or woodpiles on your property . 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.
With our Chestatee North 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.
Some spiders prefer humid and moist locations like basements and crawl spaces, while others prefer dry and warm places. Spiders prefer to hide in dark areas and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. Keep this in mind … every “cobweb” was constructed 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.
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.