You must have typed in “ EXTERMINATOR NEAR ME ”  who provides Free Home Pest Management Services or you would not have found our page for Southern Pest Management.

 

Our family-owned & operated business started over a decade ago, right in Fulton County, as specialists in wildlife control services.  Thanks to our customer’s continuous requests , we have spent YEARS obtaining the skill set & licenses necessary to   be able to offer our pest control services to the public . With that said , here we are! Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most common critters in Free Home are Rodents , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , American Roaches, Orb Weaver Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Banded Sugar Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Ladybugs . If you have uninvited “ guests ” in your house , there is a fast solution… Call (678)935-5900

— Free Home Pest Management Services —

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

We are a family-owned & operated business.  Every Technician on your property is an owner in this company so we have a vested interest in your satisfaction .  We take our 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 need to identify the target pests and take measures 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 maintains a critter-free environment without having to depend “completely” on traditional pesticides.  Each of our services can be tailored to fit any NEED & BUDGET . Talk to us !  Our standard household pest control program are offered on a Bi-Monthly or Quarterly basis.

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– PEST MANAGEMENT MEASURES –

biological Free Home pest control
Biological Control

Biological control is the use of natural enemies— predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors to manage undesirable 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 popular of the interventions that we implement in our pest management programs.

Free Home mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

Mechanical & Physical controls are steps which can 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 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 spray only what is necessary in the living space of your home.  Everyone’s objective should be to eliminate the pests before they enter inside . 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 a little more time.  Example some houses or the target pest may call for the use of mechanical controls 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 –

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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 always include killing the whole colony. Just spraying an ant with a over-the-counter pesticide , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few ants and chase off the rest of the colony. If done improperly it will probably delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may find their way in your house foraging for food or for shelter. They enter through the most obscure 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 any patterns will help you achieve the fastest results .

How to positively identify 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 obscure from sight some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Tips and Strategies

There are two main types of issues that are commonly experienced 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 inside the home. Ants that live outside will come inside your home to search for food. Some species ultimately reside and nest inside our homes . Follow these steps to help control any type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate access into the home. Since Ants are extremely industrious in locating entry points , you may not be able to seal them all.
    •  Clean around entrances with a cleanser 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 more active in the evening hours when scouring for food, both inside the house and outside. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood for food, but they will chew 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 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 customize an effective treatment strategy to eliminate the problem pest .

Proper identification of the pest 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 Free Home — inside and outside. There are several measures that the technician will do during the inspection incorporates locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate entrances that beetles are using to get into your home .

Our   plan 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 . Our goal 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 Long-horned Beetles , Blister Beetles , Click Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Elm Leaf Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Flour Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Pantry Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Free Home Carpenter bees usually live for around a year . Each new generation is hatched in the late summer, emerging from nests in August and September to feed & grow , pollinating flowers as they go before hibernating for the winter .  Survivors emerge in April and May to mate. The female carpenter bee drills a tunnel for her offspring . In each brood chamber, she stores food and lays an egg. Having reproduced , adult carpenter bees die off in July, leaving the new generation to continue the life cycle when they emerge a month or so later.

Most people encounter carpenter bees during April or May when they’ve just emerged to mate. During this period , male carpenter bees tend to hover around nest openings, looking for receptive females . It can be rather unsettling being around them, as the males will also hover aggressively around people who approach the nests. They may even fly right into you. Although it is a fake charge , male carpenter bees cannot sting. Female carpenter bees can sting, but almost never do.

Unpainted or exposed wood is especially attractive to carpenter bees. A deterrent to carpenter bee activities is a painted (oil-base or polyurethane) surface. Paint & stains provide little repelling action. Nail holes should be filled in with dowels or putty and painted. If a possible consideration , remove severely damaged wood and replace with pressure-treated wood to deter nest construction . To further dissuade carpenter bees searching for potential nesting sites, a homeowner should secure all doors, windows, and other building openings during the spring. Non-wood surfaces such as vinyl siding are not damaged by carpenter bees.

We have a Carpenter Bee Prevention Program that we can apply which traps the bees .  While we are installing the traps we take measures 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 invasion. Call 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 about 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.

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

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes often enter homes in the winter or fall 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 centipede populations , the initial step is to reduce humidity. Running dehumidifiers will pull the water out of the air, eliminating dampness and mold within the home. This will also help alleviate structural damage which may encourage other pests.

You may more commonly find centipedes in 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 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 PROBLEMS

There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: Camel, House & Field , Crickets. Crickets can be extremely ( aggravating | annoying | bothersome | nerve-racking | unsettling }, but unless there are large numbers, they do ( very little | little | hardly any } damage. They love to chew on everything , especially clothing.

House Crickets live outdoors but may come inside 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 find them.  As soon as they feel a threat close-by 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 come inside our homes often. Since Field crickets are attracted to lights at night, sometimes turning off these lights helps.

Camel crickets (humpback crickets) are not true crickets since they do not have wings. Camel Crickets are most often are found in crawl spaces, basements & closets , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under debris piles (brush & leaves ).

CRICKET CONTROL & EXTERMINATION

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 CONTROL

Fly control is always a popular request 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 trash, feces and other decaying substances .

With all of that said , an occasional house fly is not necessarily a problem requiring our intervention.  Every home, every human , will have to deal with an occasional flies . 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. If the conditions are favorable , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult may require as little as ( 6 | six } days.  She will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of about 100 eggs each time . Female house flies usually only mate once but is capable of producing nearly 350-900 eggs in their lifetime . 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 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 substances such as animal carcasses, human food, feces and garbage . They are drawn to human waste because of its pungent odor.

HOUSE FLY PEST  EXTERMINATION

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 in the wildlife industry , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a crawlspace, attic or wall if there is a large fly population . 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 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 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 flowering bushes , they will likely attract aphids, the primary food source of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also feed on pollen. The pollen  helps them store energy to help them over-winter . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hang 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 alone . They evacuate as soon as the the cold weather is over . However, you can easily vacuum them up and discard the bag. If you have a ladybug infestation in your home, other measures will need to be taken. There are a couple 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 in your walls . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides 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 bay leaves, citronella oil, clove or citrus oil . Also, Mums are known to repel ladybugs. The more mums you have by doors and windows the fewer ladybugs you will have to deal with.

If you want to leave it to professionals, simply call us and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from coming back .

MOSQUITO CONTROL

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

Not all Mosquito Control 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 knock down the mosquito population . The protocol that encourages taking advantage 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 critical measures include:

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

Use Structural Barriers

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

• Install window and door screens if needed.

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

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

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a larvicide in their breeding habitat , will quickly control the population .  Egg and larva 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 most common measures 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 solve the problem. Although many homeowners attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they expected .

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

As with most living creatures, pantry moths only goal is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This provides them a place for their eggs while giving their babies the highest chance of surviving .

Moths can enter your home through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through cracks around dryer vents, utility chases, or 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 even notice them until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying within your home .

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 grey in color. An adult can lay approximately 400 eggs at a time , and they can hatch in only 7 days .
2. Larva: This is the stage that makes it obvious that there is a problem .  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.  Interestingly enough they do not have working mouth parts so they cannot eat. This means their sole purpose is to reproduce.

All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a strategy 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 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 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 brown to dark 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 about a ½-inch in length.  German Roaches are closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the homeowner , they both appear nearly identical and are often confused for each other . A fast method to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is drawn 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 lifespan . German roaches often soil 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 pesticides . This is because of the massive 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 primary reason that they can effectually be controlled with baits in   cracks and crevices .

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

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both male and female American cockroaches are capable of flight .  The wings develop as become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outdoors . They prefer damp, warm 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 common in sewer systems in all metropolitan areas . American cockroaches enter a house to find water & food .  Roaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is damaged . Basement windows and garages are also common entry points . When American cockroaches enter homes , 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 behavior and location . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flight and normally live outdoors . German roaches are not capable of flight and are found inside . With that said Asian cockroaches live outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to take over homes . Outside Asian cockroaches are commonly seen in shaded, moist areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at sunset and fly far toward sources of light . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your monitor or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you see an Asian cockroach inside your home , the use of screens may be successful in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control expert can discuss our strategy to eliminate , as cockroach populations gain momentum quickly and are difficult to control without trained tricks .

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 more sluggish and less wary than the other species , of concern because it runs through in sewer pipes and can live on filth . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″ long . Both sexes adults are very dark brown, nearly black ; their bodies usually have a somewhat greasy sheen .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These   insects become a concern when attracted by interior lights , they enter a home courtesy of cracks or openings 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 body fluid may also trigger allergic reactions and asthma . It is not common that people see large , flying cockroaches so it can be upsetting to most people.

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your home — outside & inside . There are quite a few things the our Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Identify areas of cockroach activity.
• Locate the causes of the cockroach problem .
• Identify any suspect entry points that pests 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 all bugs 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 congregating around and in your home , we provide you with a   list of things that you need to change to reduce on the things in your   home or property that are attracting pests .

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

Monitoring Roaches – every time the technician 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 recent changes to the home or landscape that would make your home vulnerable to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

A scorpion is best noted , 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 abundant 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 bug that we handle .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target species
• Devise a strategy .

With our 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, bathrooms and other areas of high moisture or condensation . Silverfish look for the humidity. Silverfish cannot survive inside buildings in low relative humidity, so take measures to reduce it by using a dehumidifier. Maintain a relative humidity below 50% year-round.

Reduce clutter and food sources . Vacuum regularlythe crevices & cracks . Remove easily accessible food sources such as flour, cereals, and pet foods 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 leaves, grass or woodpiles near your home . Keep gutters empty .

We can also take steps to provide a quote for standard exclusion techniques such as caulking cracks and crevices. But there are also steps the homeowner can take to prevent entry… such as making sure screens are tight fitting and the use of weather stripping around windows and doors.

SPIDER CONTROL

With our 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.

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

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 areas and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. Keep this in mind … 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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