You must have typed in “ PEST CONTROL CLOSE BY ”  who offers Duluth Pest Management Services or you would not have landed on our page for Southern Pest Management.

 

Our family-owned business began over 10 years ago, right near Johns Creek , specializing in wildlife trapping services.  Because of our client’s repeated requests , we have invested YEARS obtaining the skills & licenses required to allow us to provide our pest prevention services to your family . With all of that in mind , we are here… Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most popular critters in Duluth are Rats , Bats, Mosquitoes , Smokybrown Roaches, Orb Weaver Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Carpenter Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & Lady Beetles . If you have uninvited “ pests ” in your house , there is a fast solution… Call (678)935-5900

— Duluth Pest Management Services —

– HERE IS WHAT MAKES US UNLIKE MOST OTHERS & WHY ANYONE SHOULD PICK US AS YOUR PEST MANAGEMENT COMPANY –

We are a small local business.  Every Technician on your property is a partner in this company so we have a vested interest in your satisfaction .  We take the time to do a complete 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 pests and take measures to eliminate them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the correct amount of pesticides to resolve 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 maintains a critter-free environment without having to depend “totally” on traditional pesticides.  Any of our services can be customized to accommodate any BUDGET & NEED . Reach out to us !  Our standard household pest control program are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST MANAGEMENT MEASURES –

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Biological Control

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

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

Duluth mechanical controls Physical & Mechanical Controls

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

Duluth pesticidesChemical Control

With our approach pesticides are always used combined 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 laws . However, we are not just going to spray your home with the maximum allowable. We determine the amount it will take to eliminate   the target bugs and apply it responsibly.  Eventually we try to move all pesticides to the outside and spray only what is critical in the living space of your home.  Anyone’s goal should be to eliminate the pests before they enter into your living space . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .

 

Our Duluth 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.  Meaning some homes or the target pest may call for the use of bait instead of just 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 application , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program go to this page .

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

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We provide pest control to the following areas:

Some of the most common pests in Duluth:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30199 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are social insects that create & live in colonies . Treatment plans always include killing the whole colony. Just spraying a couple ants with a consumer-grade pesticide , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few ants and chase off the rest of the colony. If done improperly it more likely delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may find their way in your house looking for for food or for shelter. They enter through the smallest 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 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 typical behavior patterns will help you achieve quicker control .

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

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

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

Ant Control Strategies and Tips

There are 2 main types of issues that are commonly experienced 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 travel inside your home to search for food. Some species ultimately reside and make nests inside our homes . Follow these steps to help reduce occurrences either type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate passages into the home. Since Ants are extremely resourceful in sourcing entry points , you may not be able to block them all.
    •  Clean around entry points with a cleanser to remove their pheromones , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.

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

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are   most active in the evening when 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 undesirable 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 presence , 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 management professional will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the type of beetle and based on the inspection findings they will customize an effective treatment plan to eliminate the problem pest .

Proper identification of the target species is critical since there are so many varied species of beetles and the treatment method is varied   for different beetles.

OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:

We inspect your home in Duluth — inside and outside. There are several measures that the technician does during the inspection incorporates locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate potential entry points that beetles are using to gain access into your 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 adhere to 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 conscientious application of pesticides to eliminate the target species . The end game is to remove the nuisance pest while protecting human health, non-target beneficial species, and the air quality of your home .

Some of the types of Beetles: Powderpost Beetle , Asian Lady Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Cigarette Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Flour Beetles , Ground Beetles , Pantry Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Stink Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Duluth Carpenter bees usually live for about one year . Each new generation starts in the late summer, emerging from nest in August and September to grow and feed , pollinating flowers as they go before over-wintering .  Survivors emerge in April and May to mate. The female carpenter bee drills a tunnel 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 next generation to continue the life cycle when they emerge a month or so later.

Most people encounter carpenter bees during April or May when they’ve just emerged to mate. During this time , male carpenter bees tend to hover around nest openings, looking for receptive 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. Despite the smoke & mirrors , male carpenter bees cannot sting. Female carpenter bees can sting, but almost 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. exposed saw cuts should be filled in with dowels or putty and painted. If possible , remove rotten wood and replace with pressure-treated wood to deter nest construction . 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 carpenter bees .  While we are installing the traps we implement steps to draw the bees to our traps. Once captured in the traps, they die. That combined with ( our 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 more active at nighttime , moving around in search of food .  Although Centipedes are beneficial since they eliminate other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most homeowners have an aversion to their presence inside their homes.

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

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

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

To eliminate centipede populations , the 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 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 PROBLEMS

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 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 insane trying to locate them.  As soon as they feel a threat close-by they stop chirping.

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This species is slightly longer & darker than the House Cricket.  Field crickets prefer to live outside in lawns, flower beds & overgrown grasses . However, they do come inside 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 request 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 trash, feces and other decaying substances .

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 is growing larger .

Like many other pests , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. With the right circumstances , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult may require as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female will reproduce about 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 100 eggs during each round . Female house flies usually only mate once but is capable of producing nearly 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 the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of substances such as garbage, human food & feces, animal carcasses . They are drawn to feces because of its pungent odor.

HOUSE FLY PEST  CONTROL

With our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, we combine multiple control measures to eliminate the problem. Each situation is different ; however, it may call for mechanical controls, habitat modifications and pesticides .  Since our company in the wildlife industry , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a attic, wall or crawl space if there is a large fly population . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and come up with a strategy that meets your expectations .

LADYBUG PROBLEMS

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 get under 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 Duluth

Ladybugs in the house. Many things can attract ladybugs to your home . If your landscaping includes flowering bushes , they will likely attract aphids, a popular food source of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also eat on pollen. The pollen  is an energy source to help them over-winter . 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 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 be . They evacuate as soon as the spring comes . However, you can just 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 inside your home . We can also responsibly spray pesticides that target them specifically along the outside perimeter of your home to prevent them from establishing a gathering .

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

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

MOSQUITO CONTROL

Are mosquitoes ruining your outdoor activities ? Are you concerned about your family’s health ? We provide professional mosquito services that will help you reduce the risks in your yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the steps of our Mosquito Control services during the entire mosquito season.

Not all Mosquito Control Companies are created equal.

Our practice 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 targeting of every life stage of a mosquito to successfully eliminate 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 necessary   tactics include:

1. Removing mosquito habitats
2. Install use of structural barriers
3. Impede Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Eliminate Adult Mosquitoes

Mosquito Habitats

There are quick steps homeowners can implement themselves to impede   the cycle with mosquitoes in their breeding grounds. By removing standing water sources you can devastate the mosquito population, due to the fact that two out of the three life stages of a mosquito requires water.

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

Control Mosquito Larva

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

Control Adult Mosquitoes
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 resolve 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 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 cereals , or grains that appears to have cobwebs? If the answer is yes, then you’ve seen pantry moths. The term ‘pantry moth’ usually refers to the Indianmeal moth.

While there are many different types of moths, the Indianmeal moth is the most often seen household pantry pest in the US . It is different from other species   moths because it is attracted to boxed food , unlike the clothes moth which is attracted to clothing.

Moths can enter 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 rice only to find evidence of pantry moths on the inside . You may not even notice them until they have already passed through the different phases of a pantry moth life cycle and you see an adult moth flying within your home .

MOTH CONTROL MEASURES
Prior to recommending a moth control solution, your Technician will properly identify the moth species affecting your stored foods .  Different 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 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 treated with our household pest control services. The 1st step is proper identification of any pest then the Certified Pest Control Technician calculates 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.  It is closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the homeowner , 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 far-reaching of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 3 months , and they breed continuously . Under the correct conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over a million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often soil food & food products with their waste, feces and defensive secretions. They also physically transport & often harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause illness .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing a stronghold 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 most effectively be eliminated with baits in   cracks and crevices .

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

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both male and female American cockroaches can fly .  The wings develop as become adults. American cockroaches normally live outdoors . They prefer damp, warm areas like flower beds , and under mulch. All over 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 in most metropolitan areas . American cockroaches enter a home to find food and water .  American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is not installed properly . Basement windows and garages are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to   bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and basements .

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these are often confused for the German Cockroaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed behavior and location . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flight and commonly live in leaves & grassy areas . German roaches cannot fly and are found in kitchens . Furthermore Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to infest human dwellings . Outside Asian cockroaches are typically located in shaded, moist areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at sunset and fly distances toward porch lights . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your tv or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you spot an Asian cockroach inside your home , the use of screens may be effective in preventing further infestation.

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

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a nuisance when attracted by interior lights , they enter a home through cracked in doors, windows and other gaps in the home. They contaminate anything they touch , spreading bacteria that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s saliva and skin may also trigger asthma or allergic reactions . It is not common that people see huge , flying cockroaches so it can be unnerving 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 more sluggish and less wary than the other species , a concern because it runs through in sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″   in length . Both female and male adults are very darl, almost black ; their bodies usually have a somewhat greasy sheen .

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

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

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep all roaches from entering 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 home , we provide you with a checklist of issues that you can  change to reduce on the issues in your   home or outside that are attracting pests .

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

Monitoring Roaches – every time the technician visits to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
• See how the last treatment worked .
• Check for new cockroach activity.
• Emphasize moving forward with habitat modifications suggested to homeowner .  Identify any new changes to the home or landscape that might make your home vulnerable to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION CONTROL

Scorpions are creatures that have been on the earth since just about when we were created . Scorpions, thus, are extremely successful at surviving and amazingly adapted . Basically, scorpions have a very easily recognized form , even though they may vary in size up to 1″ . 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 body & head (cephalothorax) is combined which is also the same for spiders.

CONTROLLING SCORPIONS

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

SILVERFISH CONTROL

Our approach with Silverfish Control is the same to every bug that we handle .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target species
• 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 dampness in places that have possibly ill-fitted pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms and other areas of high condensation & moisture . Silverfish seek out the humidity. Silverfish cannot survive inside buildings in low relative humidity, so take measures to reduce it by using a dehumidifier. Maintain a relative humidity below 50% year-round.

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

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

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

Spider Habitat

They can be found in upper corners of attics and rooms , nooks & crannies as well as sub-floor 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 created by a spider.

Rather than posting 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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