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Our family-owned & operated business started over a decade ago, right around Fulton County, as specialists in nuisance wildlife services.  Because of our customer’s repeated requests , we have spent YEARS obtaining the skill set & licenses required to   be able to offer our pest control services to your family . With all of that in mind , here we are! Ready to serve!

The most frequently seen pests in Free Home are Rodents , Bats, Mosquitoes , Oriental Roaches, Black Widow Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Banded Sugar Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Ladybugs . If you have undesirable “ guests ” in your house , there is a fast solution… Reach out to US!

— Free Home Pest Management Services —

– THIS IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY UNLIKE MOST OTHERS & WHY EVERYONE SHOULD PICK US AS YOUR PEST MANAGEMENT COMPANY –

We are a family-owned & operated business.  Every Technician on your property is a partner in this company so we each have a vested interest in the outcome .  We take the time to do a complete inspection to decide 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 take measures to eliminate them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the adequate amount of pesticides to remedy 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 approach successfully maintains a critter-free environment without having to rely “completely” on traditional pesticides.  Each of our services can be tailored to fit any NEED & BUDGET . Call us !  Our standard household pest control program are offered on a Bi-Monthly or Quarterly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –

biological Free Home pest control
Biological Control

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

Free Home 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 productive of the interventions that we practice in our pest management programs.

Free Home mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

Mechanical & Physical controls are steps designed to eliminate 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 stopping the target species .)

Free Home 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 determine 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 only what is necessary in the living space of your home.  Everyone’s objective should be to eliminate the pests before they enter in your environment . This mindset and practice make for a healthier air quality .

 

Our Free Home Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a moral compass , desire and some more time.  Example some houses or the target species may call for the use of bait stations instead of just 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 go to 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 Free Home:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30028 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are social insects that lives in colonies . Treatment plans need include killing the whole colony. Just spraying a couple ants with a consumer-grade pesticide , 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 enter your house foraging for food or for shelter. They enter through the smallest entry points , foraging for water or food. They are in search of either sweet based food or protein/grease based foods. Once they ( find | locate | establish | discover | have } a food source , ants will leave a pheromone trail for others to follow.

The most common ants are Argentine Ants, Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants, Fire Ants, Ghost Ants, Leafcutter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants and Pharaoh Ants. Understanding their behavior patterns will help you achieve the fastest results .

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

It is hard to establish the identity 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 eliminated 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 find the food. Outside the home , 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 issues that are commonly encountered with ants.  Ants that live outdoors and forage indoors .  Ants that already have a nest built inside.  Our pest control measures combine habitat modification & barriers with the proper baits or pesticides to control the problem. Our strategy always depends on the type of infestation and the type of ant that we are targeting.

1. Ants that live outdoors but come inside the home. Ants that live outdoors will come inside your home to search for food. Some species ultimately live and nest inside houses . Follow these steps to help reduce occurrences any type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate access into the home. Since Ants are extremely industrious 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 home . Some ants don’t just enter your home searching for food. Some ants will establish a colony inside. Indoor colonization occurs year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products.  We can strategically place ant bait to 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 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 damage 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 inclement weather conditions. When beetles become a problem, your pest control technician will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the specific beetle and based on the inspection findings they will design an effective treatment strategy 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 Free Home — inside and outside. There are several measures that the technician can do during the inspection which include locating areas of beetle activity, identify the cause of the beetle problem, locate the entryways that beetles are using to gain access into your home .

Our   goal is to devise and implement a custom solution. Our skilled 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 practice an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach to pesticide applications. We take advantage of existing mechanical & environmental controls: Examples are such as habitat modifications, removing attractants, using barriers, traps, etc. Combine those with the advisable application of pesticides to eliminate the target species . The goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species, and the air quality of your home .

Some of the types of Beetles: Powderpost Beetle , Asian Long-horned Beetles , Blister Beetles , Click Beetles , Dried Fruit Beetles , Elm Leaf Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Flour Beetles , Ground Beetles , Pantry Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Free Home Carpenter bees usually live for approx. one year . Each new generation starts in the late summer, emerging from nests in August and September to feed & grow , pollinating flowers as they go before settling in for the winter .  Only the strong survive to 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 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 about in search of cockroaches and other insects .  Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they destroy other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most people have an aversion to their presence inside their homes.

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

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 centipedes , 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 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 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: House Crickets, Camel Crickets & Field , Crickets. Crickets can be extremely ( aggravating | annoying | bothersome | nerve-racking | unsettling }, but unless there are large numbers, they do ( very little | little | hardly any } damage. They love to chew on everything , especially clothing.

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

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This cricket is slightly darker & longer  than the House Cricket.  Field crickets prefer to live outside in overgrown grass, lawns & flower beds . 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 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 ELIMINATION

Fly control is always a common 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 flies . When we get called out for flies, it is a large population that cannot be eliminated .

Like many other bugs , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. If the conditions are favorable , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult could take place in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of nearly 100 eggs during each round . Female house flies usually only mate once but is capable of producing close to 350-900 eggs in their lifespan . Adult house flies typically live between two weeks to a month .

House flies feed on liquids since they do not have any teeth . However, they use their sponging mouth-parts to liquefy many solid foods through ( regurgitation and spitting | spitting or regurgitation }. Their tongues are shaped like straws to suck the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of substances such as human food, animal carcasses, feces and garbage . They are attracted to human waste 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 unique ; however, it may call for pesticide application, habitat modification, and mechanical controls .  Since our company originated with wildlife expertise , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a crawlspace, attic or wall if there is a large presence of flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and devise a plan that exceeds your goals & expectations .

LADYBUG CONTROL

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.

Be aware 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 take action . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to resolve without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now taking over our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Free Home

Ladybugs in the house. Multiple things can attract ladybugs to your inside your home . If your landscaping includes flowers , they will likely attract aphids, a popular food source of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also feed on pollen. The pollen  is an energy source to help them 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 openings around windows, cracks, doors, plumbing, utility lines, etc .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them to do their own thing . They 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. There are a several things we can implement . Initially , we can winterize your home. We can go around the outside perimeter of your home and make some habitat modification suggestions . 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 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 get rid of them and prevent them from coming back .

MOSQUITO EXTERMINATION

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

Not all Mosquito Control Services are created equal.

Our practice is taken right out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborative playbook on how to control mosquitoes in your yard . The protocol that encourages taking control 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 eliminate mosquitoes. Four necessary measures include:

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

Mosquito Habitats

There are quick steps homeowners can implement themselves to break   the cycle with mosquitoes in their breeding grounds. By eliminating 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 rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys or any other vessel where mosquitoes would use to breed .
• Weekly water changes in birdbaths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, 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 larvicide in their suspected breeding habitats , will will decimate their population .  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 quickest results.

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

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

MOTH CONTROL

An established moth infestation usually requires professional intervention to completely eliminate the problem. Although many homeowners attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often disappointing .

The #1 most popular moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed strange stringy particles in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of 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 many different types of moths, the Indianmeal moth is the most common household pantry pest in the US . It is different from other   moths because it is attracted to stored 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 & crevices around utility chases, dryer vents or around cables that pass-through walls . It is unnerving when you open a sealed box of rice only to find evidence of pantry moths inside . You may not notice the moths until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying within your home .

The Pantry Moth Life Cycle
There are four 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 nearly 400 eggs at a time , and they can hatch in only 7 days .
2. Larva: This is the stage that causes damage .  Moth larvae are tiny maggot-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 mouth parts , therefore, they cannot eat. This means their sole purpose is to reproduce.

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

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

The Most Common Roaches in North Georgia Pest Control

GERMAN COCKROACHES

German Roaches are brown to dark brown in color. They have two distinct parallel bands running the length of their pronotum (behind the head to the base of the wings) . Adults are approx. a ½-inch in length.  German Roaches are closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the average person , the two appear nearly identical and are often confused for each other . A quick method to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is attracted to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.

German roaches are the most prolific of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 3 months , and they breed constantly . Under the appropriate conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over a million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often ruin food & food products with their feces, waste 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 an ecological niche in buildings and is very hardy & resilient against pest control measures . This is because of the sheer amount of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to easily hide due to their meager size. That is also the main reason reason that they can effectually be eliminated with baits in   cracks and crevices .

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

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both male and female American cockroaches can take flight .  The wings develop when they become adults. American cockroaches normally stay outside . They prefer warm, damp areas like landscaping , and under mulch. All over the United States , people call them “palmetto bugs” because they live on trees. I think Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are extremely prevalent in sewer systems of all cities . American cockroaches enter a home to find food & water .  American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is damaged . Basements, crawlspaces & garages are also common entry points . 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 Cockroaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flight and more likely live outdoors . German roaches do not fly and hang out indoors . With that said Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to take over homes . Outside Asian roaches are more likely located in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at dusk and fly far toward sources of light . You may see an Asian cockroach attracted to your monitor or perched near lamps and other sources of illumination . If you see an Asian cockroach inside your home , the use of screens may be effective in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control expert can discuss further treatment , as cockroach populations grow fast and are difficult to control without skilled assistance .

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches search for damp, dark & cool areas such as those under kitchen appliances , and in damp basements. This species, which is more sluggish and less wary than the others , a concern because it runs through in sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″   in length . Both male and female adults are very dark brown, nearly black ; their bodies usually have a somewhat greasy sheen .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These   insects become a nuisance when attracted by interior lights , they enter a home through cracked in windows, doors, and other gaps in the home. They contaminate the surfaces they come in contact with , spreading diseases that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s skin and saliva may also trigger allergic reactions and asthma . It is not common that people see huge , flying roaches so it can be upsetting to most people.

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your entire property — outside and inside . There are quite a few things the Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Identify areas of cockroach activity.
• Locate the areas of concern .
• Identify any suspect entry points that roaches 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 bugs out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep all pests from getting inside your home. We will provide you with the price to seal up your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are choosing to live around and in your home , we provide you with a   list of things that you can  change to cut back 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 – every time the technician visits to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
• Determine how effective the treatments have been .
• Verify if there is any cockroach activity.
• check to see if any habitat modifications have been implemented .  Identify any new changes to the landscape or home that could make your home susceptible to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

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

CONTROLLING SCORPIONS

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

SILVERFISH CONTROL

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

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 improper fitted pipes or faulty plumbing, restrooms and other areas of high condensation & moisture . Silverfish look for the humidity. Silverfish cannot survive inside buildings in low relative humidity, so take measures to reduce it by using a dehumidifier. The goal should be a relative humidity below 50% year-round.

Reduce clutter and food sources .   Regularly vacuum the 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 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 leaf debris, stones, rock and wood piles . They prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaf, grass, and wood piles 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 Free Home 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.  Spiders are considered a beneficial pest because of their prey on other insects Because spiders have eight legs, they are easy to separate from insects, which have only six legs. Another distinction between spiders and other pests is that spiders do not have wings or antennae. Spiders are arachnids.

Spider Habitat

Some spiders prefer humid and moist locations like basements and crawl spaces, while others prefer dry and warm places. Spiders prefer to hide in dark places and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. For transparency … every “cobweb” was constructed by a spider.

Rather than sharing 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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Southern Pest Management, LLC,Free Home,Georgia-30028,
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Fulton & Dawson County
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