You must have searched for “ EXTERMINATOR CLOSE BY ”  who provides Crabapple Pest Control Services or you would not have landed on our website for Southern Pest Management.

 

Our family-owned & operated business began well over a decade ago, right in the heart of Alpharetta , specializing in wildlife control services.  Due to our client’s repeated suggestions , our family has dedicated YEARS obtaining the formal education & licenses necessary to   be able to offer our pest prevention services to the public . With that said , here we are! Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most common critter complaints in Crabapple are Rodents , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , Asian Roaches, Black Widow Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Southern Devil Scorpions, Argentine Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & Lady Bugs . If you have unwanted “ creepy crawling insects ” in your house , there is a viable solution… CALL US!

— Crabapple Pest Control Services —

– THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY UNIQUE & WHY EVERYONE SHOULD CHOOSE OUR COMPANY AS YOUR EXTERMINATOR –

We are a family business.  Every person on your property is a partner in this company so they have a vested interest in your satisfaction .  We take our time to do a complete inspection to establish what is best for your unique situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We must identify the target pests and implement measures 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 facilitates a pest-free environment without having to depend “solely” on traditional pesticides.  Each of our services can be modified to accommodate any NEED & BUDGET . Reach out to us !  Our typical household pest control services are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –

biological Crabapple pest control
Biological Control

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

Crabapple habitat controls

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 popular of the interventions that we practice in our pest prevention programs.

Crabapple mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

Physical & Mechanical controls are steps which can to kill 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 target species .)

Crabapple 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 label . 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 the pesticides responsibly.  Our goal is to move all pesticides to the outside and do very little on the inside of your home.  Anyone’s objective should be to eliminate the pests before they come inside . This mindset and practice make for a healthier air quality .

 

Our Crabapple 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 houses or the specific bugs may call for the use of lure instead of simply spraying. When applying pesticides to an area it could require applying dust in a crack instead of broadcast spraying. This may require more time to switch gear for a different product , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program check out this page .

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

Call us – (678)935-5900

 

We provide pest control to the following areas:

Some of the most common pests in Crabapple:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30009 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are a social insect that create & live in colonies . Treatment plans must include killing the whole colony. Just spraying an ant with a household ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and scatter the remainder of colony. If done improperly it would delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may find their way in your house foraging for food or for shelter. They enter through the most obscure 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 their behavior patterns will help you achieve quicker control .

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 distinguishing factors are: 1) When comparing bodies – ants have segmented waists and termites’ bodies are about the same width, without pinched waists. 2) Ant antennas are bent whereas Termite antennae are straight.

Inspection
To get your ant problem eliminated it is important that our first step is to 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 from and to 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 porches and walls may obscure from sight some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Strategies and Tips

There are 2 main types of problems that are commonly encountered with ants.  Ants that live outside and forage indoors .  Ants that already have a nest built inside.  Our pest control measures combine habitat modification & barriers with the proper baits or pesticides to control the problem. Our strategy always depends on the type of infestation and the type of ant that we are targeting.

1. Ants that live outside but come in the home. Ants that live outside will travel inside your home searching for food. Some species ultimately live and make nests inside our homes . Follow these measures to help prevent any type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate access into the home. Since Ants are extremely resourceful in finding entry points , 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 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 attract the ants to the poison.

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

BEETLE CONTROL 

Many beetles are beneficial insects such as the lady beetle (a.k.a; ladybug) feeds on invasive pests. But the ones that feed on plants, animal fibers, woods or food products are considered pests because they end up doing damage to the food source they target .

Sometimes beetles, their mere numbers , 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 seek 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 design an effective treatment strategy to eliminate the problem pest .

Accurate identification of the pest 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 Crabapple — inside and outside. There are several steps that the technician will do during the inspection which include locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate the entryways that beetles are using to gain access into your home .

Our   plan is to devise and implement a customized solution. Our licensed 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 follow an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach to pesticide applications. We take advantage of existing mechanical & environmental controls: Examples are such as habitat modifications, removing attractants, using barriers, traps, etc. Combine those with the responsible application of pesticides to eliminate the target species . The goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species, and the environment.

Some of the types of Beetles: Powderpost Beetle , Asian Long-horned Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Cigarette Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Foreign Grain Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Larder Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Stink Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Crabapple 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 as much as possible before over-wintering .  Survivors emerge in the Spring to mate. The female carpenter bee bores a chamber for her eggs . In each brood chamber, she stores food and lays an egg. Having reproduced , adult carpenter bees die off in July, leaving the new generation to continue the life cycle when they emerge a month or so later.

Most people encounter carpenter bees during late Spring when they’ve just emerged to mate. During this time , male carpenter bees tend to hover around nest openings, looking for mating females . It can be rather unnerving being around them, as the males will also hover aggressively around people who approach the nests. They may even fly right into you. Although it is a fake charge , male carpenter bees cannot sting. Female carpenter bees can sting, but never do.

Exposed or Unpainted wood is especially attractive to carpenter bees. A helpful deterrent to carpenter bee activities is a painted (oil-base or polyurethane) surface. Paint & stains provide little repelling action. Nail holes should be filled in with wood putty or dowels and painted. If practical , remove rotten wood and replace with chemical pressure-treated wood to deter nesting . To further dissuade carpenter bees searching for potential nesting sites, a homeowner should secure all doors, windows, and other building openings during the spring. Non-wood surfaces such as vinyl siding are not damaged by carpenter bees.

We have a Carpenter Bee Prevention Program that we can carry through which traps the carpenter bees .  While we are installing the traps we implement steps to attract the bees to our traps. Once Inside the traps, they die. That combined with ( our residual pesticides it is the most effective means of eliminating 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 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 more active at night, moving about in search of cockroaches and other insects .  Although Centipedes are beneficial since they control other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most homeowners have an aversion to them being inside their homes.

Fun Fact … Millipedes feed on leaf matter and decaying vegetation while centipedes feed on other Bugs ?

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes often enter homes in the winter or fall months or during times of colder temperatures. They are typically found in basements and garages, both of which exhibit desirable environments for this creature. An increased population within the home may be attributed to one of two things: a readily available insect food source or, more commonly, increasingly humid conditions.

To eliminate centipedes , the first step is to reduce humidity. Running dehumidifiers will pull the water out of the air, eliminating dampness and mold within the home. This will also help alleviate structural damage which may encourage other pests.

You may more commonly find centipedes in 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 EXTERMINATION

There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: House Crickets, Camel Crickets & 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 daytime . 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 make their way inside 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 brush piles, logs & stones most outdoor areas, and while some people enjoy their songs of the evening, these tunes can drive others to complete distraction. These choirs of crickets can be avoided by making the outdoor yard or landscaping less desirable for the insects. They are naturally attracted to bright lights, so reducing any outdoor lighting will make the area less desirable to these serenading creatures. As an alternative, low-level “bug lights” can be purchased at home and garden stores. Keeping any grasses around residences trimmed and tended will also reduce the environmental appeal.

Crickets in the home are easily controlled . We can seal any of the entryways into the home that allows crickets to invade.

HOUSE FLY CONTROL

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

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

Like many other bugs , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. If the conditions are favorable , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult may require as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of about 100 eggs during each round . Female house flies usually only mate once but is capable of producing nearly 350-900 eggs in their lifetime . Adult house flies typically live between two weeks to a month .

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

HOUSE FLY PEST  EXTERMINATION

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 mechanical controls, habitat modifications and pesticides .  Since our company originated with wildlife expertise , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a wall, crawl space or attic if there is a large presence of flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and come up with a strategy that meets your goals and expectations .

LADYBUG PROBLEMS

Most people who’ve never had a ladybug infestation view ( them | ladybugs } in a favorable way. Who doesn’t get a warm feeling after watching the movie “A Bugs Life”. Ladybugs sometimes referred to as lady beetles, are actually considered a beneficial insect. They feed heartily on many plant-eating insects such as aphids.

Be aware In our area, there are the friendly & beneficial ladybugs and then there are an invasive species called the Asian Ladybug beetle. The Asian Ladybugs tend to gather together in the masses inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners take action . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to remedy without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now overwhelming and killing off our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Crabapple

Ladybugs in the house. Several things can attract ladybugs to your inside your home . If your landscaping includes flowering plants , they will likely attract aphids, one of the favorite food sources 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 hide out during the winter . If they decide your home is a great place for them , they can easily find their way inside through doors, plumbing, utility lines, openings around windows, cracks, etc. .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them alone . They evacuate as soon as the spring comes . 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. Here are a few things we can do . Initially , we can winterize your home. We can go around the outside perimeter of your home and make some habitat modification suggestions . These are things that could be attracting ladybugs to your yard and seeking refuge in your home . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides along the outside perimeter of your home to prevent them from establishing a gathering .

There are some all-natural alternatives that you can try at home. Possibly consider spraying around the cracks and crevices with a natural repellent such as citronella, bay leaves, cloves or citrus oil . Also, Mums are known to repel ladybugs. The more mums you have by doors and windows the fewer ladybugs you will have to deal with.

If you want to leave it to professionals, simply call us and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from returning .

MOSQUITO EXTERMINATION

Are 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 details of our Mosquito Control services during the entire mosquito season.

Not all Mosquito Control Products 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 affect 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 control mosquitoes. Four crucial steps include:

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

Mosquito Habitats

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

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

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a larvicide in their possible breeding habitats , will provide desired results the fastest .  Larva & egg interventions are the least costly & most effective way to control mosquitoes .  Our company will 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 dramatic measures 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!

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 disappointing .

The single most popular moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed weird clumps in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of food packaging , or rice that appears to have cobwebs? If the answer is yes, then you’ve seen pantry moths. The term ‘pantry moth’ usually refers to the Indianmeal moth.

While there are many different types of moths, the Indianmeal moth is the most common household pantry pest in the US . It is different from other types of   moths because it is attracted to pantry food items , 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 cracks around utility chases, dryer vents or around cables that pass-through exterior walls . It is unnerving when you open a sealed box of food only to find evidence of pantry moths on the inside . You may not notice the moths until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying within your home .

The Pantry Moth Life Cycle
There are four stages in the life cycle of a pantry moth:
1. Egg: Moth eggs are very tiny and a grey in color. An adult can lay just about 400 eggs at a time , and they can hatch in only one week .
2. Larva: This is the stage that does damage .  Moth larvae are tiny maggot-like eating machines. The casings they leave behind will contaminate food, causing us to throw it away . 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 game plan 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 feared pests targeted with our household pest control services. The 1st step is proper identification of any pest then the Certified Pest Control Technician formulates a plan to resolve & prevent future infestations. 2nd step after treatment is the habitat modifications.

The Most Common Roaches in North Georgia Pest Control

GERMAN COCKROACHES

German Roaches are brown to dark brown in color. They have two distinct parallel bands running the length of their pronotum (behind the head to the base of the wings) . Adults are about a ½-inch in length.  They are very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the untrained eye , the pair appear just about identical and are often confused for each other . An easy method to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is drawn to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.

German roaches are the most prevalent of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 100 days , and they breed continuously . Under the appropriate conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over 1 million roaches in her lifespan . German roaches often contaminate food products & food with their waste, feces and defensive secretions. They also transport & harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause sickness .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings and is very hardy & resilient against pesticides . This is because of the large amount of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to tuck away due to their tiny size. That is also the primary reason that they can purposefully 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.

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both male & female American cockroaches can fly .  The wings develop as become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outdoors . They prefer damp, warm areas like flower beds , and under mulch. Throughout the US , people call them “palmetto bugs” because they live on trees. Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are super prolific in sewer systems of all cities . American cockroaches enter a house to find water or food .  American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is missing . Crawlspaces, basements & garages are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter homes , they often go to   bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and basements .

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these roaches are often confused for the German Cockroaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flight and normally live in grass and/or leaves . German roaches are not capable of flight and are found inside . With that said Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outside Asian roaches are typically seen in shaded, moist areas. Asian cockroaches are active at dusk and fly far toward sources of light . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your computer monitor or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you notice an Asian cockroach inside your home , the use of screens may be helpful in preventing further infestation.

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

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches search for dark, damp, and 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 other species , concerning because it often travels through sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″   in length . Both female and male adults are very dark brown, nearly black ; their bodies usually have a somewhat greasy sheen .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a nuisance when attracted by interior lights , they enter our homes courtesy of openings in gaps, windows or doors going into the home. They contaminate the surfaces they touch , spreading germs that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s saliva and skin may also trigger allergies . It is not common that people see huge , flying roaches so it can be unsettling to most people.

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your house — inside & outside . There are several things the Technician   will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the causes of the cockroach problem .
• Identify any suspect entrances that pests 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 cockroaches out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep all roaches from getting inside your home. We will provide you with an estimate to seal up your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are living around and in your home , we provide you with a punch list of issues that you could change to cut back on the issues in your   home or property that are attracting roaches .

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

Monitoring Roaches – every time the technician 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 cockroach activity.
• Revisit habitat modification suggestions .  Identify any new changes to the landscape or home that could make your home susceptible to cockroach infestation .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

Scorpions are pests that have been on the earth since just about when we were created . Scorpions, thus, are extremely adapted & successful at surviving . Basically, scorpions easy to identify , even though their size may vary up to an inch . They all look very similar with two pincers at the front part of the body, a head/body combo with 4 legs on each side (8 total) and a long tail. At the end of the tail is a bulbous shape that ends with a hooked shaped stinger. Scorpions are arachnids, therefore, they have 8 legs. The head & body (cephalothorax) is conjoined which is also a characteristic of 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 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 maybe improper fitted pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms and other areas of high condensation & moisture . Silverfish love the humidity. Silverfish cannot survive inside buildings in low relative humidity, so take measures to reduce it by using a dehumidifier. The goal should be a relative humidity below 50% year-round.

Reduce clutter and food sources . Vacuum regularlythe 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 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 and the use of weather stripping around windows and doors.

SPIDER CONTROL

With our Crabapple Pest Control Division, We adhere to an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach to pest control. We take advantage of existing mechanical & environmental controls (habitat modifications, removing attractants, using barriers, traps, etc.) combined with the responsible application of pesticides to eliminate the target pest. Our goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species and the environment.

Most of our Quarterly or Bi-Monthly visits for our standard pest control applications include measures (dusting) to keep spiders off & out of your home.  Spiders are considered a beneficial pest because of their prey on other insects Because spiders have eight legs, they are easy to separate from insects, which have only six legs. Another distinction between spiders and other pests is that spiders do not have wings or antennae. Spiders are arachnids.

Spider Habitat

They can be found in upper corners of rooms and attics , crannies & nooks as well as sub-floor air-vents. Spiders prefer to hide in dark areas and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. For transparency … every “cobweb” was made 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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