You must have googled “ EXTERMINATOR CLOSE TO ME ”  who provides Dawsonville Pest Management Services or you would not have come across this website for Southern Pest Management.

 

 

 

 

Our family business began well over 10 years ago, right around Alpharetta , as experts with wildlife control services.  Encouraged by our customer’s repetitive requests , our family has dedicated YEARS obtaining the formal education & licenses necessary to enable us to provide our pest prevention services to the public . With all of that in mind , here we are! Ready to serve!

The most common nuisance critters in Dawsonville are Rats , Bats, Mosquitoes , German Roaches, St. Andrews Cross Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Southern Devil Scorpions, Carpenter Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Asian Beetles . If you have unwanted “ creepy crawling insects ” in your home , there is a quick solution… Call (678)935-5900

— Dawsonville Pest Management Services —

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

We are a small local business.  Every person on your property is an owner in this company so we each have a vested interest in the results .  We take enough time to do a thorough inspection to establish what is best for your exact situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We need to identify the target species and devise a strategy to eliminate them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the adequate amount of pesticides to relieve the problem. This approach is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

We apply the pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: This approach successfully maintains a pest-free environment without having to rely “totally” on traditional pesticides.  Each of our services can be modified to fit any BUDGET . Reach out to us !  Our typical household pest control services are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.

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– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –

biological Dawsonville pest control
Biological Control

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

Dawsonville habitat controls

Environmental & Habitat Controls

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

Dawsonville mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

Mechanical & Physical 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 pests .)

Dawsonville 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 labelling . However, we are not just going to hose down your home with the maximum allowable. We determine the amount it will take to eliminate   the target bugs and apply the chemicals responsibly.  Our goal is to move all pesticide applications to the outside and do only what is necessary in the living space of your home.  Anyones goal should be to eliminate the pests before they enter in your environment . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .

 

Our Dawsonville Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a sense of moral obligation , desire and some more time.  As an example some homes or the target pest 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 product , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program visit this page .

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

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We provide pest control to the following areas:

 

Some of the most common pests in Dawsonville:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30534 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are social insects that lives in colonies . Treatment plans must include killing the whole colony. Just spraying a couple ants with a typical ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and scatter the remaining colony. If done improperly it will probably delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may come into your house foraging for food or for shelter. They enter through the tinest 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 other ants to follow.

The most common ants are Argentine Ants, Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants, Fire Ants, Ghost Ants, Leafcutter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants and Pharoah Ants. Understanding typical behavior patterns will help you achieve the best ant control .

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

It is hard to establish the identity even for newly 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.

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 leave a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes from and to a food location so other ants can easily find the food. Outside the house, we inspect the perimeter like the foundation , areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near porches and walls may help hide some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Tips and Strategies

There are two main types of issues that are commonly encountered with ants.  Ants that live outdoors 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 outdoors but come in the home. Ants that live outdoors will come inside your house looking for food. Some species ultimately reside and make nests inside houses . Follow these steps to help control either type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate entry points into the home. Since Ants are extremely industrious in locating access , you may not be able to block 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 searching for food. Some ants will establish a colony inside. Indoor colonization occurs year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products.  We can strategically place ant bait to lure the ants to the poison.

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are more active in the evening when scouring for food, both inside the home and outside. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood for food, but they will excavate into the wood to make nests.

BEETLE CONTROL 

Many beetles are beneficial insects such as the lady beetle (a.k.a; ladybug) feeds on 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 presence , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find tons of (especially Lady Bugs) clustered inside and outside the home. The beetles are trying to find somewhere to invade homes for shelter to escape inclement weather conditions. When beetles become a problem, your pest control technician will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the type of beetle and based on the inspection findings they will customize an effective treatment plan 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 Dawsonville — inside and outside. There are several steps that the technician will do during the inspection which include locating areas of beetle activity, identify the attractant of the beetle problem, locate potential entry points that beetles are using to get into your house .

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

Some of the types of Beetles: Powderpost Beetle , Asian Long-horned Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Click Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Foreign Grain Beetles , Ground Beetles , Larder Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Stink Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Dawsonville Carpenter bees usually live for around a year . Each new generation is hatched in the late summer, emerging from nests in August and September to feed & grow , pollinating as much as possible before settling in for the winter .  the residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of controlling the carpenter bee population . 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 PROBLEMS   

The house centipede is the only species capable of reproducing indoors and is often seen in and around homes where dampness occurs. The house centipede is active at nighttime , moving around in search of food .  Although Centipedes are beneficial since they control other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most homeowners have an aversion to their presence inside their homes.

Did you know … Millipedes are scavengers while centipedes feed on other Bugs ?

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes often 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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CRICKET EXTERMINATION

There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: Camel, House & 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 inside 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 cricket is slightly darker & longer  than the House Cricket.  Field crickets prefer to live outside in flower beds, overgrown grass and lawns . However, they do come inside our homes often. Since Field crickets are attracted to 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 basements, crawlspaces & closets , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under logs, stones & brush piles 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 prevented . We can seal any of the entryways into the home that allows crickets to invade.

HOUSE FLY CONTROL

Fly control is always a popular concern since a house fly can transfer more than 100 different diseases , 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 feces, trash, and other decaying substances .

With that said , 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 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 take place in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of nearly 100 eggs each time . Female house flies usually only mate once but is capable of producing close to 350-900 eggs in their lifespan . 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 solids 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 human food, animal carcasses, feces and garbage . They are drawn to human waste because of its strong odor.

HOUSE FLY PEST  CONTROL

With our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, we combine multiple control measures to eliminate the problem. Each situation is unique ; however, it may call for pesticide application, habitat modification, and mechanical controls .  Since our company originated with wildlife expertise , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a wall, crawl space or attic if there is a large problem with flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and customize a plan that exceeds your goals & expectations .

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS

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.

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 the masses inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners take action . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to control 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 Dawsonville

Ladybugs in the house. Multiple things can attract ladybugs to your inside your home . If your landscaping includes flowering bushes , they will likely attract aphids, one of the favorite food sources of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also feed on pollen. The pollen  is an energy source to help them over-winter . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hang out during the winter . If they decide your home is a great place for them , they can easily find their way inside through openings around windows, cracks, doors, plumbing, utility lines, etc .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them to do their own thing . They leave 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. Here are a couple things we can implement . First off , we can winterize your home. We can go around the outside of your home and make some suggestions of habitat modifications . These are things that could be attracting ladybugs to your yard and seeking refuge within your home . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides along the outside perimeter 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 call us and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from returning .

MOSQUITO PEST CONTROL

Are pesky mosquitoes ruining your outdoor family time ? Are you concerned about your family’s health ? We provide professional mosquito services that will help you feel safe in your own yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the measures of our Mosquito Control services during the entire mosquito season.

Not all Mosquito Control Products are created equal.

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

1. Locate all mosquito habitats
2. Recommend use of structural barriers
3. Control Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Destroy Adult Mosquitoes

Use Structural Barriers

One approach to prevent mosquitos 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 gaining entry .

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

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a pesticide which targets larva in their suspected breeding habitats , will   yield the greatest impact on their population .  Larva & egg interventions are the least costly & most effective way to keep the mosquito population in control .  We can devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the best results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Misting pesticides for mosquito control is one of the most common 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 end the problem. Although many customers attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they had hoped for .

The #1 most common moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed strange stringy particles 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 numerous different species of moths, the Indianmeal moth is the most frequent household pantry pest in the US . It is different from other species   moths because it is attracted to packaged food , unlike the clothes moth which is attracted to clothing.

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 dryer vents, utility chases, or cables that pass-through walls . It is shocking when you open a sealed box of rice only to find evidence of pantry moths inside . You may not even notice them until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying within your house .

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

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

Control measures for stored products moths (Indian Meal Moths, Mediterranean flour moth, etc.) include going through all of the pantry items and throwing away all open grain-type products, better storage containers, freezing existing packages to kill eggs, and spraying the closet to eliminate the problem. However, for the fabric moth pests; vacuuming the entire closet including the walls, throwing away any paper items that could be harbouring 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 hated pests controlled with our household pest control services. The 1st step is proper identification of any pest then the Certified Pest Control Technician creates a plan to resolve & prevent future infestations. 2nd step after treatment is the habitat modifications.

The Most Common Roaches in North Georgia Pest Control

GERMAN COCKROACHES

German Roaches are brown to dark brown in color. They have two distinct parallel bands running the length of their pronotum (behind the head to the base of the wings) . Full grown adults are approximately a ½-inch in length.  They are 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 way 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 lifecycle in approximately 100 days , and they breed continuously . Under the correct conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over a million roaches in her lifespan . German roaches often contaminate food & food products with their waste and defensive secretions. They also physically transport & often harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause severe allergic reactions and illnesses .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings and is seemingly impervious against pest control measures . This is because of the large number of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to stow away due to their small size. That is also the main cause that they can effectually be controlled with baits in   cracks and crevices .

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.

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both female and male American cockroaches are capable of flight .  The wings develop as become adults. American cockroaches normally stay outside . They prefer damp, warm areas like landscaped beds , and under mulch. All over the United States , 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 common in sewer systems in most cities . American cockroaches enter a house to find water or food .  Roaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is missing . Basements, crawlspacess & garabages are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to kitchens, laundry rooms, basements and bathrooms .

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these are often confused for the German Roaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of sustained flight and more likely live in leaves & grassy areas . German roaches do not fly and are found in kitchens . Usually Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to take over homes . Outside Asian roaches are commonly seen in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are active at sunset and fly distances toward lights . You may see an Asian roach drawn to your computer monitor or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you see an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be effective in preventing further infestation.

However, our pest control tech can discuss our strategy to eliminate , as roach populations grow fast and are difficult to eliminate without skilled assistance .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These   insects become a nuisance when attracted by interior lights , they enter our homes through cracks or openings in doors, windows and other gaps in 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 allergies . It is not common that people see large , flying roaches so it can be unsettling to most people.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches prefer cool, dark & damp areas such as those in bathrooms , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the others , concerning because it runs through in sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch   in length . Both female and male adults are very dark brown, nearly black ; their bodies usually have a somewhat greasy sheen .

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your entire property — inside and outside . There are several things the our Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Identify areas of cockroach activity.
• Locate the causes of the cockroach problem .
• Identify any suspect entry points that cockroaches 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 pests 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 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   home or outside 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 recent changes to the landscape or home that might make your home susceptible to cockroach infestation .

SCORPION CONTROL

Scorpions are pests that have been on this planet since just about the inception of time . Scorpions, thus, are extremely successful at surviving and amazingly adapted . Basically, scorpions easy to identify , even though they may vary in size up to one inch . They all look very similar with two pinchers 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, so they have 8 legs. The head & body (cephalothorax) is combined 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 identical to every bug that we manage .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target pest.
• Devise a game plan .

With all the Pest Management 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 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 .   Regularly vacuum the 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 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 rocks, stones, wood piles and leaf debris . They prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaves, grass or woodpiles on your property . Keep gutters debris-free .

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 Dawsonville 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

They can be found in upper corners of rooms and attics , crannies & nooks as well as subfloor air-vents. 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 made 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.

Licensed Dawsonville Pest Control Services
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Dawsonville Pest Control Services
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Dawsonville Pest Control Services
Southern Pest Management
Southern Pest Management, LLC,Dawsonville,Georgia-30534,
Telephone No.(678) 935-5900
Fulton & Dawson County
Dawsonville
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