You must have typed in “ EXTERMINATOR CLOSE BY ”  who performs Duluth Pest Control Services or you would not have come across our website for Southern Pest Management.

 

 

 

 

Our family business started well over a decade ago, right in Alpharetta , as experts with wildlife control services.  Thanks to our client’s repeated requests , we have spent YEARS obtaining the formal education & licenses necessary to enable us to provide our pest management services to your family . With that out of the way , here we are! Ready to serve!

The most frequently seen household pests in Duluth are Mice , Bats, Mosquitoes , Smokybrown Roaches, Orb Weaver Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Crazy Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Ladybugs . If you have unwanted “ guests ” in your house , there is a viable solution… CALL US!

— Duluth Pest Control Services —

– THIS IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY DIFFERENT & WHY ANYONE SHOULD CHOOSE OUR COMPANY AS YOUR PEST MANAGEMENT COMPANY –

We are a small local business.  Every Technician on your property is a partner in this company so we each have a vested interest in the results .  We take enough time to do a complete inspection to determine what is best for your unique situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We have to identify the target species and calculate a plan to get rid of them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the adequate amount of pesticides to solve the problem. This approach is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

We apply our pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: Our method successfully insures a bug-free environment without having to depend “completely” on traditional pesticides.  Each of our services can be tailored to suit any BUDGET . Call us !  Our standard household pest control services 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— predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors to manage unwanted pests. However, this is not as common of a measure like the following options.

Duluth habitat controls

Habitat & Environmental Controls

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

Duluth mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

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

Duluth 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 species and apply the pesticides responsibly.  Our goal is to move all pesticide applications to the outside and do very little in the living quarters of your home.  Anyones goal should be to eliminate the pests before they enter into your living space . This mindset and practice make for a healthier air quality .

 

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 some more time.  Meaning some houses 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 approach , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program check out this website .

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 a social insect that create & live in colonies . Treatment plans need include killing the whole colony. Just spraying a bunch of ants with a consumer-grade ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and chase off 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 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 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 any patterns will help you achieve the best ant control .

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

It is hard to distinguish, identify even for newly trained people in the pest control industry. The two 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 location so other ants can easily locate the food. Outside the home , we inspect the perimeter like the foundation walls, areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near patios and walls may help hide some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Strategies and Tips

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

1. Ants that live outside but come in the home. Ants that live outside will travel inside your house searching for food. Some species ultimately live and make nests inside houses . Follow these measures 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 finding entry points , you may not be able to seal them all.
    •  Clean around entry points 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 more active in the evening hours when seeking food, both inside the house and outside. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood for food, but they will tunnel into the wood to make nests.

BEETLE CONTROL 

Many beetles are beneficial insects such as the lady beetle (a.k.a; ladybug) feeds on destructive pests. But the ones that feed on plants, animal fibers, woods or food products are considered pests because they end up doing damage to the food source they 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 type of beetle and based on the inspection findings they will develop an effective treatment plan to resolve the problem .

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

OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:

We inspect your home in Duluth — inside and outside. There are several steps that the technician will do during the inspection which include locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate potential entry points that beetles are using to gain access into your house .

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

Beetle Control Measures

We 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 advisable application of pesticides to eliminate the nuisance pest . 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 , Blister Beetles , Click Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles ,  Elm Leaf Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Foreign Grain Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Pantry Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Sawtooth Grain Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Duluth Carpenter bees usually live for around a year . Each new generation starts in the late summer, emerging from nest in August and September to feed & grow , pollinating as much as possible before hibernating for the winter .  Survivors emerge in the Spring to mate. The female carpenter bee bores 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 next generation to continue the life cycle when they emerge a month or so later.

Most people encounter carpenter bees during late Spring when they’ve just emerged to mate. During this time , male carpenter bees tend to hover around nest openings, looking for mating females . It can be rather unnerving being around them, as the males will also hover aggressively around people who approach the nests. They may even fly right into you. 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 deterrent to carpenter bee activities is a painted (oil-base or polyurethane) surface. Paint & stains 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 chemical pressure-treated wood to deter nesting . To further discourage carpenter bees seeking 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 setting up the traps we implement steps to draw the bees to our traps. Once trapped within the traps, they die. That combined with ( our residual pesticides it is the most effective means of eliminating the carpenter bee population . Reach out to 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 nighttime , moving around in search of food .  Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they control other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most homeowners have an aversion to their presence inside their homes.

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

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes often 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 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 greenhouses and outside structures. Insecticides may be used where significant numbers are found and usually provide sufficient pest control. They are available in both chemical and organic solutions. We follow an Integrated Pest Management methodology when applying pesticides in or around your home. We use pesticides responsibly and use 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: Field, House & Camel , Crickets. Crickets can be extremely ( aggravating | annoying | bothersome | nerve-racking | unsettling }, but unless there are large numbers, they do ( very little | little | hardly any } damage. They love to chew on anything , especially clothing.

House Crickets live outdoors but may come indoors in considerable numbers. House crickets are nocturnal, they stay hidden during the day . They have a distinctive chirping sound. They can drive you crazy trying to locate them.  As soon as you hone in on their location they stop chirping.

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This cricket is slightly longer & darker than the House Cricket.  Field crickets prefer to live outside in flower beds, overgrown grass and lawns . However, they do come inside often. Since Field crickets are attracted to light 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 (brush & leaves ).

CRICKET EXTERMINATION & CONTROL

Crickets ( occupy 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 ELIMINATION

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

With all of 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 fly or two . When we get called out for flies, it is a large population that will not go away .

Like many other bugs , 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 approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of nearly 100 eggs each time . Female house flies usually only mate once but is capable of producing between 350-900 eggs in their lifetime . Adult house flies typically live 15-25 days .

House flies feed on liquids since they do not have any teeth . However, they use their sponging mouth-parts to liquefy many solid foods through ( regurgitation and spitting | spitting or regurgitation }. Their tongues are shaped like straws to suck up the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of foods such as garbage, human food & feces, animal carcasses . They are attracted 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 mechanical controls, habitat modifications and pesticides .  Since our company originated with wildlife expertise , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a attic, wall or crawl space 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 PROBLEMS

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

Not so fast though… In our area, there are the friendly & beneficial ladybugs and then there are an invasive species called the Asian Ladybug beetle. The Asian Ladybugs tend to gather together in large numbers inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners take action . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to 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 plants , they will likely attract aphids, one of the favorite food sources of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also eat on pollen. The pollen  helps them store energy to help them over-winter . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hide out during the winter months . If they decide your home is a great place for them , they can easily find their way inside through doors, plumbing, utility lines, openings around windows, cracks, etc. .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them be . 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 inside 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 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 inside your home . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides along the outside perimeter of your home to prevent them from establishing a gathering .

There are some all-natural alternatives that you can try at home. Possibly consider spraying around the cracks and crevices with a natural repellent such as 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 contact and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from returning .

MOSQUITO EXTERMINATION

Are pesky mosquitoes ruining your outdoor enjoyment ? Are you concerned about your family’s safety ? We provide professional mosquito control 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 Products are created equal.

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

IPM is a science-based, common-sense approach for 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   tactics include:

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

Mosquito Habitats

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

• Get rid of standing water in   buckets, plastic covers, toys, rain gutters, old tires, or any other vessel where mosquitoes would use to breed .
• Weekly water changes in rain barrels, birdbaths, fountains, wading pools and potted plant trays . 
• Drain unused vessels 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 suspected breeding habitats , will yield the best results .  Egg and larva interventions are the most effective and least costly way to control mosquitoes .  We can devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the quickest results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Misting pesticides for mosquito control is one of the dramatic means to control an outbreak of mosquito-borne disease. Mosquito adulticides (pesticide labelled for the adult stage) are applied as ultra-low volume (ULV) sprays which dispense extremely small droplets. These smaller size droplets stay suspended longer making the pesticide more effective. The more effective the pesticide, the less we have to apply. We want the healthiest & safest environment for humans, non-targeted species and pets.

Everything about your specific situation, your specific yard needs to be a consideration to determine the best way to tackle the mosquito problem. Some considerations might include the type of mosquito, resistance, targeted stage of life, upcoming weather, etc. This is our approach!

MOTH CONTROL

An established moth infestation usually requires professional treatment to completely eliminate 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 popular moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed clumps in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of grains , or rice that appears to have cobwebs? If the answer is yes, then you’ve seen pantry moths. The term ‘pantry moth’ usually refers to the Indianmeal moth.

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

Moths can enter your house through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through crevices around dryer vents, utility chases, or cables that pass-through exterior walls . It is off-putting 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 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 very tiny and a light grey in color. An adult can lay approx. 400 eggs each , and they can hatch in only one week .
2. Larva: This is the stage that makes it obvious that there is a problem .  Moth larvae are tiny worm-like eating machines. The casings they leave behind will contaminate food, making it inedible . 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.  Amazing fact they do not have working mouthparts so they cannot eat. This means their sole objective is to reproduce.

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

Control measures for stored products moths (Indian Meal Moths, Mediterranean flour moth, etc.) include going through all of the pantry items and throwing away all open grain-type products, better storage containers, freezing existing packages to kill eggs, and spraying the closet to eliminate the problem. However, for the fabric moth pests; vacuuming the entire closet including the walls, throwing away any paper items that could be 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 feared pests treated 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 dark brown – brown in color. They have two distinct parallel bands running the length of their pronotum (behind the head to the base of the wings) . Adults are approx. a half inch in length.  It is very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the homeowner , the two appear nearly identical and are often confused for each other . A sure method to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is attracted to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.

German roaches are the most far-reaching 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 soil food & food products with their waste and defensive secretions. They also physically transport & often harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause allergic reactions .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing a stronghold in buildings and is very hardy & resilient 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 take cover due to their meager size. That is also the main cause that they can most effectively be controlled with baits in crevices & cracks .

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

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both male & female American cockroaches can take flight .  Their wings develop when they become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outdoors . They prefer warm, damp areas like flower beds , and under mulch. All over the United States , people call them “palmetto bugs” because they live in trees. Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are very prevalent in sewer systems in most   American cities . American cockroaches enter homes to find water or food .  American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is missing . 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 roaches are often confused for the German Roaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed behavior and location . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of sustained flight and normally live in leaves & grassy areas . German roaches cannot fly and are found in kitchens . With that said Asian cockroaches live outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to invade tour homes . Outdoors Asian roaches are more likely found in shaded, moist areas. Asian cockroaches are active at dusk and fly distances toward lights . You may see an Asian cockroach attracted to your tv or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you notice an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be successful in preventing further infestation.

However, our pest control technician can discuss further treatment , as cockroach populations gain momentum fast and are difficult to control without trained assistance .

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches seek out damp, dark & cool areas such as those washing machines and sinks , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the other species , a concern because it runs through in sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch long . Both male and female adults are very darl, almost black ; their bodies usually have a shiny finish .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a concern when attracted by interior lights , they enter a home through openings in windows, doors, and other gaps in the home. They contaminate any surfaces they come in contact with , spreading germs & bacteria 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 large , flying roaches so it can be unnerving to most people.

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your entire property — inside & outside . There are several things the our Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the causes of the cockroach problem .
• Identify any suspect entryways that cockroaches 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 bugs out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep cockroaches from getting inside your home. We will provide you with a price to seal up your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are living in and around your house , we provide you with a punch list of things that you could change to reduce on the things in your house or yard 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 returns 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 cockroach activity.
• check to see if any habitat modifications have been implemented .  Identify any needed changes to the home or landscape that would make your home susceptible to cockroach infestation .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

Scorpions are creatures that have been on this planet since just about the beginning of time . Scorpions, thus, are extremely successful at surviving and amazingly adapted . Basically, scorpions are easy to recognize , even though they may vary in size up to 1″ . 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, thus they have 8 legs. The body & head (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 the same to every bug that we manage .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target species
• Devise a strategy .

With all the Pest Control Division, We adhere to an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach.

SILVERFISH CONTROL MEASURES

To prevent a silverfish infestation, eliminate sources of excessive dampness in places that have possibly leaky pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms and other areas of high moisture or condensation . 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 clutter and food sources . Vacuum regularlythe crevices & cracks . 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 basement areas & attics . 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 . Silverfish prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as wood piles or mounds of leaves or debris near your house . 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.

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 attics and rooms , nooks & crannies 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. Keep this in mind … 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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