You must have googled “ PEST CONTROL CLOSE BY ”  who offers Dahlonega Pest Control Services or you would not have landed on our website for Southern Pest Management.

 

Our family-owned & operated business began over a decade ago, right around Fulton County, as specialists in wildlife trapping services.  Thanks to our customer’s repeated suggestions , our company has spent YEARS obtaining the skills & licenses necessary to allow us to provide our pest prevention services to your family . With that out of the way , we are here… Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most frequently seen nuisance pests in Dahlonega are Rodents , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , American Roaches, St. Andrews Cross Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Carpenter Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Lady Beetles . If you have undesirable “ creepy crawling insects ” in your home , there is a quick solution… Call (678)935-5900

— Dahlonega Pest Control Services —

– THIS IS WHAT MAKES US UNLIKE MOST OTHERS & WHY YOU SHOULD SELECT US AS YOUR PEST MANAGEMENT COMPANY –

We are a family business.  Every Technician 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 determine what is best for your exact situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We must identify the target species 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 control the problem. This approach is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

We apply our pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: This method successfully insures a bug-free environment without having to depend “solely” on traditional pesticides.  Any of our services can be modified to fit any NEED & BUDGET . Talk to us !  Our standard household pest control program are offered on a Bi-Monthly or Quarterly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –

biological Dahlonega pest control
Biological Control

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

Dahlonega habitat controls

Environmental & Habitat Controls

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

Dahlonega mechanical controls Physical & Mechanical Controls

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

Dahlonega pesticidesChemical Control

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 spray your home with the maximum allowable. We calculate the amount it will take to eliminate   the target bugs and apply the chemicals responsibly.  Eventually we try to move all pesticides to the outside and spray only what is required in the living quarters of your home.  Anyone’s goal should be to eliminate the pests before they come in your environment . This mindset and practice make for a healthier air quality .

 

Our Dahlonega Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a moral compass , desire and a little more time.  Meaning some homes or the specific bugs may call for the use of mechanical controls 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 measure , 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 –

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We provide pest control to the following areas:

Some of the most common pests in Dahlonega:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30533 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are social insects that create & live in colonies . Treatment plans should include killing the whole colony. Just spraying an ant with a typical pesticide , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few ants and scatter the rest of the colony. If done improperly it can actually delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may enter your house foraging for food or for shelter. They enter through the smallest entry points , foraging for water or food. They are in search of either sweet based food or protein/grease based foods. Once they ( find | locate | establish | discover | have } a food source , ants will leave a 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 Ants or Termites ?

It is hard to distinguish, identify even for trained people in the pest control industry. The 2 biggest differentiating factors are: 1) When comparing bodies – ants have segmented waists and termites’ bodies are about the same width, without pinched waists. 2) Ant antennas are bent whereas Termite antennae are straight.

Inspection
To get your ant problem rectified it is important that our first step is to conduct a thorough inspection. In order for us to locate the nest, we must follow their trails. Ants lay down a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes to and from a food source so other ants can easily locate the food. Outside the house, we inspect the perimeter like the foundation , areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near patios and walls may help hide some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Tips and Strategies

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

1. Ants that live outdoors but come in the home. Ants that live outdoors will travel inside your house to search for food. Some species ultimately live and nest inside our homes . Follow these measures to help prevent either type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate access into the home. Since Ants are extremely industrious in locating entry points , you may not be able to seal them all.
    •  Clean around entrances with a detergent to remove their chemical trail left behind , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.

2. Ants that live (nest) inside your house . Some ants don’t just enter your house looking for food. Some ants will establish a colony inside. Indoor colonization occurs year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products.  We can strategically place ant bait to attract the ants to the poison.

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are   most active in the evening when searching for food, both inside the home 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 choose .

Sometimes beetles, their mere numbers , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find hundreds of beetles (especially Lady Bugs) clustered inside and outside 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 control technician will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the specific beetle and based on the inspection findings they will customize an effective treatment strategy to resolve the problem .

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

OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:

We inspect your home in Dahlonega — inside and outside. There are several things that the technician will do during the inspection incorporates locating areas of beetle activity, identify the attractant of the beetle problem, locate entrances that beetles are using to get into your house .

Our   goal is to devise and implement a custom solution. Our skilled Pest Control Tech will customize the treatment specific to your unique situation. We can select from a variety of tools and techniques to help keep any beetles out of your home: beetle exclusion, habitat modifications, Insect Growth Regulators, residual insecticides.

Beetle Control Measures

We practice an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach to pesticide applications. We take advantage of existing mechanical & environmental controls: Examples are such as habitat modifications, removing attractants, using barriers, traps, etc. Combine those with the advisable application of pesticides to eliminate the target 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 Lady Beetles , Blister Beetles , Cigarette Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Elm Leaf Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Foreign Grain Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Pantry Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Stink Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Dahlonega Carpenter bees usually live for approx. one year . Each new generation starts in the late summer, emerging from nest in August and September to feed & grow , pollinating flowers as they go before hibernating for the winter .  Survivors emerge in April and May to mate. The female carpenter bee excavates a chamber for her offspring . In each brood chamber, she stores food and lays an egg. After reproduction , adult carpenter bees die off in July, leaving the new generation to continue the cycle when they emerge a month or so later.

Most people encounter carpenter bees during 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 unsettling 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.

Unpainted or exposed wood is a favorite of carpenter bees. A helpful deterrent to carpenter bee activities is a painted (oil-base or polyurethane) surface. Wood stains & paint provide little repelling action. Nail holes should be filled in with dowels or putty and painted. If possible , remove rotten wood and replace with 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 implement which traps the bees .  While we are setting up the traps we implement steps to attract the bees to our traps. Once Inside the traps, they die. That combined with ( our residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of eliminating the carpenter bee invasion. Contact us , let’s discuss your specific situation and we will come up with a plan that is best suited for your situation. Let us bring peace to this situation. 

CENTIPEDES & MILLIPEDE EXTERMINATION   

The house centipede is the only species capable of reproducing indoors and is often seen in and around homes where dampness occurs. The house centipede is active at night, moving about in search of food .  Although Centipedes are beneficial since they control 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 frequently enter homes in the winter or fall months or during times of colder temperatures. They are typically found in basements and garages, both of which exhibit desirable environments for this creature. An increased population within the home may be attributed to one of two things: a readily available insect food source or, more commonly, increasingly humid conditions.

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

You may more commonly find centipedes in sheds and outside structures. Insecticides may be used where significant numbers are found and usually provide sufficient pest control. They are available in both organic & chemical 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 pest .

    • Find the location: Look behind plant posts or other gardening equipment regularly to ensure there are no signs of life.
    • Sanitize the area and remove the pests: These should be removed and the area thoroughly cleaned.
    • Prevent further infestations: Consider using a pesticide and monitoring the area regularly for signs of recurrence.
    • Some of these measures are to make sure doors and windows fit tightly and caulk cracks and crevices that permit their entry to the inside. Additional measures could be removing or eliminating trash piles, rocks, stacks of wood, leaf piles, compost piles around the outside of the home.

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CRICKET CONTROL

There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: House, Camel & Field , Crickets. Crickets can be extremely ( aggravating | annoying | bothersome | nerve-racking | unsettling }, but unless there are large numbers, they do ( very little | little | hardly any } damage. They love to chew on everything , especially clothing.

House Crickets live outside but may come indoors in considerable numbers. House crickets are nocturnal, they stay hidden during the day . They have a distinctive chirping sound. They can drive you mad trying to locate them.  As soon as they feel a threat close-by they stop chirping.

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This cricket 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 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 closets, crawlspaces and basements , 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 CONTROL

Fly control is always a common request 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 decaying substances, feces & trash .

With all of that said , 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 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 could occur in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  She will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of nearly 100 eggs each time . Female house flies usually only mate one time but is capable of producing between 350-900 eggs in their lifetime . Adult house flies typically live 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 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 human 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 habitat modification, mechanical controls and pesticide .  Since our company originated with wildlife expertise , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a wall, crawl space or attic if there is a large presence of flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and come up with a strategy that meets your goals and expectations .

LADYBUG CONTROL

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

Fun Fact! In our area, there are the friendly & beneficial ladybugs and then there are an invasive species called the Asian Ladybug beetle. The Asian Ladybugs tend to gather together in large groups inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners notice there is a problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to remedy without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now taking over our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Dahlonega

Ladybugs in the house. Multiple things can attract ladybugs to your home . If your landscaping includes flowers , they will likely attract aphids, a popular food source of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also feed 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 colder months of the year . If they decide your home is the place to be , they can easily find their way inside through cracks around anything like windows, doors, utility entry points .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them alone . They get out as soon as the spring comes . 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 couple things we can implement . First off , we can winterize your home. We can go around the perimeter of your home and make some suggestions of habitat modifications . These are things that could be attracting ladybugs to your yard and seeking refuge in your walls . We can also responsibly spray 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 bay leaves, citronella oil, clove 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 get rid of them and prevent them from returning .

MOSQUITO PEST CONTROL

Are pesky mosquitoes ruining your outdoor activities ? Are you concerned about your family’s safety ? We provide professional mosquito control services that will help you take back your yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the measures of our Mosquito Control services during the entire mosquito season.

Not all Mosquito Control Services are created equal.

Our approach is taken right out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborative playbook on how to best control mosquitoes . The protocol that encourages taking advantage of every life stage of a mosquito to successfully impact is referred to as integrated pest management (IPM).
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Our Mosquito Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

IPM is a science-based, common-sense approach for pest management . Our Mosquito Control service uses a combination of measures that focus on pest prevention. It is our job to identify the conditions that lead to infestations. The most effective means of controlling adult mosquitoes is through the use of pesticides. A successful integrated mosquito control strategy includes several tactics to exterminate mosquitoes. Four crucial measures 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

Use Structural Barriers

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

• Installing window and door screens if needed.

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

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

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a pesticide which targets larva in their concentrated breeding habitats , will will decimate their population .  Larva & egg interventions are the most effective and least costly 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
Spraying 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 intervention to completely eliminate the problem. Although many people attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often disappointing .

The single most common moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed weird clumps in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of grains , 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.

As with almost all living creatures, pantry moths only purpose is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This provides them a place for safe egg storage while giving their eggs the highest chance of survival .

Moths can enter your house 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 even notice them until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying inside your house .

MOTH CONTROL MEASURES
Prior to recommending a moth control solution, your Technician will properly identify the moth species affecting your stored foods .  Each moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively eliminate them.

All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a game plan to control the moths. These factors can include; species, stored products, type of structure, etc.

Control measures for stored products moths (Indian Meal Moths, Mediterranean flour moth, etc.) include going through all of the pantry items and throwing away all open grain-type products, better storage containers, freezing existing packages to kill eggs, and spraying the closet to eliminate the problem. However, for the fabric moth pests; vacuuming the entire closet including the walls, throwing away any paper items that could be harboring eggs, proper storage, and application of pesticides. Monitoring using various traps including pheromone traps where applicable is done thereafter to ensure moth problems do not continue.

All our State certified technicians are highly-skilled and are required to participate in regular continuing education programs to keep them up-to-date with industry standards.

ROACH CONTROL

Roaches are one of the most common pests controlled 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) . Full grown adults are on average a ½-inch in length.  German Roaches are very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the casual observer , the two appear just about identical and are often misidentified . A quick way to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is drawn to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.

German roaches are the most widespread of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 100 days , and they breed constantly . Under the appropriate conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over a million roaches in her lifespan . German roaches often ruin food & food products with their feces, waste 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 resilient & hardy against pesticides . This is because of the large number of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to easily hide due to their meager size. That is also the main cause that they can most effectively be eliminated with baits in crevices & cracks .

We believes in using just enough pest control products to get the job done without going overboard. We use “Low Risk” products such as baits, and IGR’s (Insect Growth Regulators). These products only affect the roaches themselves and have zero effect on mammals, birds, fish, and other non-target organisms.

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these roaches are often confused for the German Cockroaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flight and normally live outdoors . German roaches cannot fly and reside in our homes and kitchens . With that said Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to take over homes . Outside Asian roaches are usually found in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at dusk and fly distances toward porch lights . You may see an Asian roach drawn to your television or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you spot an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be successful in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control expert can discuss our treatment plan , as roach populations gain momentum fast and are difficult to eradicate without our tricks .

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both female & male American cockroaches can take flight .  The wings develop as become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outside . They prefer warm, damp areas like landscaping , and under mulch. Throughout the United States , people call them “palmetto bugs” because they live on trees. I think Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are very prolific in sewer systems of most cities . American cockroaches enter homes to find food & water .  American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is damaged . Garages and basements are also common entry points . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to kitchens, laundry rooms, basements and bathrooms .

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches seek out cool, dark & damp areas such as those in bathrooms , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the other species , a concern because it travels in sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″ long . 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 concern when attracted by interior lights , they enter homes courtesy of cracks or openings in windows, doors, and other gaps into the home. They contaminate any surfaces they come in contact with , spreading diseases that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s body fluid 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.

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your entire home — inside & outside . There are many things the our Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the areas of concern .
• Identify any suspect entrances that pests 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 pests out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep all pests from entering your home. We will provide you with the costs to exclude your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are congregating around and in your house , we provide you with a checklist of things that you can  change to reduce on the things in your house 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 – each time the technician visits to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
• Confirm that the previous treatment was effective .
• Verify if there is any roach activity.
• Revisit habitat modification suggestions .  Identify any new changes to the home or landscape that would make your home susceptible to cockroach infestation .

SCORPION CONTROL

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

CONTROLLING SCORPIONS

Finding a scorpion in sink or bathtub is common because once they fall in they have difficulty in getting out. Our native scorpions are small up to 1 inch in length.
To successfully control indoor scorpions, it’s essential to manage the scorpions outside the home. As a part of our inspection, we point out the habitat modifications that need your attention, reducing the number of outdoor hiding places for scorpions is important. This might include the removal of debris such as loose rocks, wood, trash and other unnecessary things from the backyard and around the home. It’s also beneficial to keep the grass mowed short and all shrubbery nicely pruned. In addition to those measures, we inspect the outside of your home to determine what needs to be sealed on the outside of your home to help prevent pests from entering. All of our pest control solutions involve the integrated pest management approach where we combine the ethical application of pesticide with a common sense stance on prevention and habitat controls.

SILVERFISH CONTROL

Our approach with Silverfish Control is identical to every pest that we manage .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target pest.
• Devise a plan .

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 moisture in places that have possibly leaky 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. The goal should be a relative humidity below 50% year-round.

Reduce food sources & clutter . Vacuum regularlythe crevices & cracks . Remove easily accessible food sources such as cereals, pet foods and flour by storing pantry food in sir-tight containers.

It is common to find Silverfish in the attic, basement areas, and inside storage boxes . 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 under piles of rocks, leaves and wood . They prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaf, grass, and wood piles near your home . 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 Dahlonega 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.  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 hiding places and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. For transparency … every “cobweb” was created by a spider.

Rather than pasting a picture of every spider we have in our area, we decided to let you google the images. Please check out a website of spiders seen in Georgia: Spider ID

Black Widow Spider
• Size: Around 1 ½ inches
• Color: Glossy jet-black.
• IDENTIFICATION: Black Widow spiders have a distinct bright-red, hourglass shape on the underside of its abdomen. Black widows create the largest webs of all the web-spinning spiders. However, we have seen some impressive webs from Golden Orbs.

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Brown Recluse Spider
• Size: Less than the size of a quarter.
• Color: This poisonous spider varies in color from a beige color to a brownish – dark brown.
• IDENTIFICATION: You can identify a Brown Recluse spider by the violin-shaped pattern on its neck. It looks like many other species of non-threatening spiders, so the indicative sign of a Brown Recluse spider is that only has 6 eyes. Their eyes are set part in three pairs along the face.

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