You must have googled “ PEST CONTROL CLOSE TO ME ”  who provides East Ellijay Pest Management Services or you would not have come across our website for Southern Pest Management.

 

 

 

 

Our family-owned business began well over a decade ago, right in Johns Creek , as specialists in wildlife trapping services.  Thanks to our client’s continous requests , our family has spent MANY YEARS obtaining the training & licenses necessary to allow us to provide our pest control services to your family . With that said , here we are! Ready to serve!

The most frequently seen nuisance pests in East Ellijay are Mice , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , American Roaches, Trap-Door Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Crazy Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & Asian Beetles . If you have unwanted “ pests ” in your home , there is a viable solution… Call (678)935-5900

— East Ellijay Pest Management Services —

– THIS IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY DIFFERENT & WHY EVERYONE SHOULD PICK OUR COMPANY AS YOUR EXTERMINATOR –

We are a small local business.  Every person on your property is an owner in this company so we have a vested interest in the results .  We take the time to do a complete inspection to decide what is best for your specific situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We must identify the target pests and calculate a plan to get rid of them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the correct 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 provides a pest-free environment without having to depend “completely” on traditional pesticides.  Each of our services can be modified to suit any BUDGET . Talk 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 –

biological East Ellijay pest control
Biological Control

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

East Ellijay habitat controls

Environmental & Habitat Controls

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

East Ellijay mechanical controls Physical & Mechanical Controls

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

East Ellijay 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 label . However, we are not just going to hose down your home with the maximum allowable. We calculate the amount it will take to control   the target pest and apply the pesticides responsibly.  Our plan is always to move all pesticides to the outside and apply limited amounts in the living quarters of your home.  Anyones objective should be to eliminate the pests before they enter inside . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .

 

Our East Ellijay 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.  Example some houses or the specific bugs may call for the use of bait 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 application , 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 –

Call us – (678)935-5900

 

We provide pest control to the following areas:

 

Some of the most common pests in East Ellijay:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30540 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 entire colony. Just spraying an ant with a over-the-counter pesticide , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and chase off the rest of the colony. If done improperly it can actually delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may come inside your house foraging for food or for shelter. They enter through the smallest entry points , foraging for water or food. They are in search of either sweet based food or protein/grease based foods. Once they ( find | locate | establish | discover | have } a source of food , 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 positively identify if you are dealing with Ants or Termites ?

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

Inspection
To get your ant problem resolved 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 from and to a food source so other ants can easily locate the food. Outside the house, we inspect the perimeter like the foundation , areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near porches and walls may hide some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Tips and Strategies

There are two main types of problems 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 searching for food. Some species ultimately reside and nest inside houses . Follow these steps to help prevent either type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate access into the home. Since Ants are extremely resourceful in sourcing 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 home . Some ants don’t just enter your home looking for food. Some ants will establish a colony inside. Indoor colonization occurs year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products.  We can strategically place ant bait to lure the ants to the poison.

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are   most active in the evening when foraging 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 destructive pests. But the ones that feed on plants, animal fibers, woods or food products are considered pests because they end up doing harm to the food source they target .

Sometimes beetles, their mere presence , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find very many (especially Lady Bugs) clustered all around the home. The beetles are trying to find somewhere to invade homes for shelter to escape winter 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 develop an effective treatment strategy to resolve the problem .

Accurate identification of the target species is critical since there are so many varied species of beetles and the specific details required for treatment for different beetles.

OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:

We inspect your home in East Ellijay — 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 gain access into your home .

Our   goal is to devise and implement a custom 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 target pest . Our goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species, and the environment.

Some of the types of Beetles: Powderpost Beetle , Asian Long-horned Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Click Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Flour Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Pantry Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Stink Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

East Ellijay Carpenter bees usually live for about one year . Each new generation is hatched in the late summer, emerging from nests in August and September to grow and feed , pollinating as much as possible before over-wintering .  Only the strong survive to residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of controlling 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 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 night, moving around in search of cockroaches and other insects .  Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they eliminate other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most people 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 frequently enter homes in the fall or winter months or during times of colder temperatures. They are typically found in basements and garages, both of which exhibit desirable environments for this creature. An increased population within the home may be attributed to one of two things: a readily available insect food source or, more commonly, increasingly humid conditions.

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

You may more commonly find centipedes in sheds and outside structures. Insecticides may be used where significant numbers are found and usually provide sufficient pest control. They are available in both chemical and organic solutions. We follow an Integrated Pest Management methodology when applying pesticides in or around your home. We use pesticides responsibly and use necessary amounts to eliminate the target species .

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

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CRICKET CONTROL

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 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 make their way inside often. Since Field crickets are attracted to lights at night, sometimes turning off these lights helps.

Camel crickets (humpback crickets) are not true crickets since they do not have wings. Camel Crickets are most often are found in closets, crawlspaces and basements , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under stones, brush piles & logs 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 popular concern since a house fly can transfer more than 100 different pathogens , including salmonella, typhoid, and tuberculosis . House flies contaminate foods & 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 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 is growing larger .

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 could take place in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  She will reproduce about 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 100 eggs during each round . Female house flies usually only mate one time but is capable of producing close to 350-900 eggs in their life . 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 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 substances such as garbage, human food & feces, animal carcasses . They are attracted to pet 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 different ; however, it may call for pesticide application, habitat modification, and mechanical controls .  Since our company in the wildlife industry , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a crawlspace, attic or wall 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

People who’ve never had a problem with 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 large groups inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners notice there is a problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to resolve 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 East Ellijay

Ladybugs in the house. Several things can attract ladybugs to your house . If your landscaping includes flowers , they will likely attract aphids, a popular food source of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also feed on pollen. The pollen  is an energy source to help them through their winter hibernation . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hang out during the winter . If they decide your home is suitable , they can easily find their way inside through cracks or openings around windows, doors, plumbing, utility lines, etc .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them be . They get out as soon as the the cold weather is over . However, you can simply 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 do . First and foremost , we can winterize your home. We can go around the outside 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 within your home . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides along the outside perimeter of your home to prevent them from establishing a cluster .

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 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 potential health risks ? We provide professional mosquito control services that will help you take back your yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the measures of our Mosquito Control services during the entire mosquito season.

Not all Mosquito Control Products are created equal.

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

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

1. Remove mosquito habitats
2. Install use of structural barriers
3. Control Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Control Adult Mosquitoes

Use Structural Barriers

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

• Installing window and door screens if needed.

• Cover all gaps in walls, doors, and windows to block mosquitoes from gaining entry .

• Make sure window and door screens are  ” bug tight .”

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a larvicide in their suspected breeding habitats , will yield the best results .  Egg and larva interventions are the most effective and least costly way to knock the number of mosquitoes down .  Our company will devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the best results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Applying pesticides for mosquito control is one of the most common measures to fight 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 disappointing .

The single most common moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed weird clumps in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of cereals , 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 common household pantry pest in North Georgia . It is different from other types of   moths because it is attracted to packaged food , unlike the clothes moth which is attracted to clothing.

Moths can make their way inside your home through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through cracks & crevices around utility chases, dryer vents or around cables that pass-through walls . It is off-putting when you open a sealed box of food 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 home .

MOTH CONTROL MEASURES
Prior to implementing a moth control solution, your Licensed Pest Control Tech will properly identify the moth species affecting you .  Various moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively control them.

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

Control measures for stored products moths (Indian Meal Moths, Mediterranean flour moth, etc.) include going through all of the pantry items and throwing away all open grain-type products, better storage containers, freezing existing packages to kill eggs, and spraying the closet to eliminate the problem. However, for the fabric moth pests; vacuuming the entire closet including the walls, throwing away any paper items that could be 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 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 dark brown – brown in color. They have two distinct parallel bands running the length of their behind the head to the base of the wings . Adults are on average a ½-inch in length.  German Roaches are very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the untrained eye , the two appear nearly identical and are often confused for each other . An easy way 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 3 months , and they breed constantly . Under the correct conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over a million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often contaminate food & food products with their feces and defensive secretions. They also harbor & trasnport pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause illness .

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

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

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both male & female American cockroaches can fly .  Their wings develop when they become adults. American cockroaches normally live outdoors . They prefer damp, warm areas like landscaped beds , and under mulch. Throughout the US , people refer to them as “palmetto bugs” because they live on trees. I think Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are extremely prolific in sewer systems of many cities . American cockroaches enter a house 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 kitchens, laundry rooms, basements and bathrooms .

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these roaches are often confused for the German Cockroaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flying and more likely live in grass and/or leaves . German roaches cannot fly and hang out indoors . Furthermore Asian cockroaches live outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outdoors Asian cockroaches are typically seen in shaded, moist areas. Asian cockroaches are active at sunset and fly a long toward lights . You may see an Asian cockroach attracted to your television or perched near lamps and other sources of illumination . If you spot an Asian cockroach inside your home , the use of screens may be helpful in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control expert can discuss our strategy , as cockroach populations multiply fast and are difficult to eradicate without trained tricks .

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches seek out cool, dark & damp areas such as those washing machines and sinks , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the others , concerning because it travels in sewer pipes and can live on filth . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″ long . Both male and female adults are very darl, almost black ; their bodies usually have a shiny finish .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

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

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your home — outside & inside . There are several things the Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Locate the causes of the cockroach problem .
• Identify any suspect entry points 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 cockroaches 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 the quote to seal up your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are congregating in and around your home , we provide you with a   list of issues that you must change to reduce on the issues in your house 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 – every 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 .
• Check for new cockroach activity.
• check to see if any habitat modifications have been implemented .  Identify any needed changes to the home or landscape that could make your home susceptible to cockroach infestation .

SCORPION CONTROL

Scorpions are creatures that have been on the earth since just about the inception of time . Scorpions, thus, are extremely adapted & successful at surviving . Basically, scorpions easy to identify , even though their size may vary up to an inch . They all look very similar with two 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 head & body (cephalothorax) is conjoined 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 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 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 leaf debris, stones, rock and wood piles . They 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

Our approach with Spider Control is identical to every pest that we handle.
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine / Confirm the target pest.
• Devise a strategy.

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 rooms and attics , 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. Let’s make this CLEAR … 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

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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