You must have googled “ EXTERMINATOR CLOSE TO ME ”  who offers Gainesville Pest Management Services or you would not have come across our page for Southern Pest Management.

 

 

 

Our family business launched well over 10 years ago, right around Fulton County, specializing in wildlife control services.  Encouraged by our customer’s continuous requests , our family has invested MANY YEARS obtaining the skill set & licenses required to enable us to provide our pest prevention services to your family . With that said , here we are! Ready to serve!

The most frequently seen pests in Gainesville are Mice , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , American Roaches, Brown Recluse Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Argentine Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Lady Beetles . If you have uninvited “ pests ” in your home , there is a high-effective solution… Reach out to US!

— Gainesville Pest Management Services —

– HERE IS WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE & WHY EVERYONE SHOULD CHOOSE OUR COMPANY AS YOUR EXTERMINATOR –

We are a small local business.  Every person on your property is a partner in this company so we each have a vested interest in the results .  We take enough time to do a thorough 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 must identify the target species and calculate a plan to get rid of them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the proper amount of pesticides to relieve the problem. This approach is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

We apply our pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: This method successfully facilitates a bug-free environment without having to depend “totally” on traditional pesticides.  All 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 Gainesville pest control
Biological Control

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

Gainesville habitat controls

Habitat & Environmental Controls

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

Gainesville mechanical controls Physical & Mechanical Controls

Mechanical & Physical controls are measures 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 blocking the pests .)

Gainesville pesticidesChemical Control

With our approach pesticides are always used in combination 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 labeling . However, we are not just going to hose down your home with the maximum allowable. We calculate the amount it will take to eliminate   the target species and apply the chemicals responsibly.  Our plan is always to move all pesticides to the outside and do only what is critical on the inside of your home.  Anyone’s objective should be to eliminate the pests before they come inside . This mindset and practice make for a healthier air quality .

 

Our Gainesville 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 homes or the target species may call for the use of lure 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 technique , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program visit this website .

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 Gainesville:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30501 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are social insects that lives in colonies . Treatment plans must include killing the entire colony. Just spraying a bunch of ants with a over-the-counter household ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and scatter the rest of the colony. If done improperly it could delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may find their way in your house looking for 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 trail of pheromones for others to follow.

The most common ants are Argentine Ants, Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants, Fire Ants, Ghost Ants, Leafcutter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants and Pharaoh Ants. Understanding typical behavior patterns will help you achieve the best ant control .

How to positively identify if you are dealing with Ants or Termites ?

It is hard to distinguish, identify even for newly trained people in the pest control industry. The 2 biggest determining 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 leave a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes to and from a food location 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 2 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 travel inside your home to search for food. Some species ultimately live and nest inside houses . Follow these measures 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 sourcing entry points , you may not be able to seal them all.
    •  Clean around entry points with a detergent to remove their pheromones , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.

2. Ants that live (nest) inside your home . Some ants don’t just enter your home 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 seeking food, both inside the home and outside. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood for food, but they will burrow into the wood to make nests.

BEETLE CONTROL 

Many beetles are beneficial insects such as the lady beetle (a.k.a; ladybug) feeds on undesirable pests. But the ones that feed on plants, animal fibers, woods or food products are considered pests because they end up doing damage to the food source they prefer .

Sometimes beetles, their mere presence , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find very many (especially Lady Bugs) clustered inside and outside 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 management professional will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the type of beetle and based on the inspection findings they will customize an effective treatment strategy to resolve the problem .

Proper 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 Gainesville — inside and outside. There are several measures that the technician does during the inspection incorporates locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate potential entry points that beetles are using to get into your home .

Our   goal is to devise and implement a customized 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 adhere to an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense practices to pesticide applications. We take advantage of existing mechanical & environmental controls: Examples are such as habitat modifications, removing attractants, using barriers, traps, etc. Combine those with the conscientious application of pesticides to eliminate the target pest . The end game 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 Lady Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Cigarette Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Elm Leaf Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Flour Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Larder Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Gainesville 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 feed & grow , pollinating as much as possible before settling in for the winter .  a residual pesticides it is the most effective means of controlling the carpenter bee population . 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 EXTERMINATION   

The house centipede is the only species capable of reproducing indoors and is often seen in and around homes where dampness occurs. The house centipede is active at night, moving about in search of food .  Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they destroy other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most homeowners 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 Bugs ?

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes frequently 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 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 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 EXTERMINATION

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 outside 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 crazy trying to locate 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 light at night, sometimes turning off these lights helps.

Camel crickets (humpback crickets) are not true crickets since they do not have wings. Camel Crickets are most often are found in crawl spaces, basements & closets , 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 prevented . We can seal any of the entryways into the home that allows crickets to invade.

HOUSE FLY ELIMINATION

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

However , 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 cannot be controlled .

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 occur in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  She will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of about 100 eggs during each round . Female house flies usually only mate one time but is capable of producing between 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 foods through ( regurgitation and spitting | spitting or regurgitation }. Their tongues are like straws to suck the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of substances such as animal carcasses, human food, feces and garbage . They are drawn to human waste because of its strong odor.

HOUSE FLY PEST  EXTERMINATION

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 originated with wildlife expertise , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a wall, crawl space or attic 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

Most 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.

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 notice there is a problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to remedy 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 Gainesville

Ladybugs in the house. Many things can attract ladybugs to your home . If your landscaping includes flowering plants , they will likely attract aphids, one of the favorite food sources of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also feed on pollen. The pollen  is an energy source to help them through their winter hibernation . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hide out during the winter months . If they decide your home is a great place for them , they can easily find their way inside through doors, plumbing, utility lines, openings around windows, cracks, etc. .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them 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 inside your home, other measures will need to be taken. There are a couple things we can implement . First off , we can winterize your home. We can go around the perimeter of your home and make some 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 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 citrus, clove or citronella 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 annoying mosquitoes ruining your outdoor activities ? Are you concerned about your family’s potential health risks ? We provide professional mosquito services that will help you reduce the risks in your yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the benefits of our Mosquito Control services during the entire mosquito season.

Not all Mosquito Control Products are created equal.

Our method is taken right out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborative playbook on how to control mosquitoes . The protocol that encourages 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 controlling pests . Our Mosquito Control service uses a combination of measures that focus on pest prevention. It is our job to identify the conditions that lead to infestations. The most effective means of controlling adult mosquitoes is through the use of pesticides. A successful integrated mosquito control strategy includes several tactics to exterminate mosquitoes. Four crucial steps include:

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

Mosquito Habitats

There are simple measures homeowners can have done to impede   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 can use for breeding .
• Weekly water changes in potted plant trays, rain barrels, birdbaths, fountains, and wading pools . 
• Drain temporary pools of water,  turn them over or fill them with dirt.
• Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a larvicide in their possible breeding habitats , will   yield the greatest impact on their population .  Larva & egg interventions are the least costly & most effective way to control mosquitoes .  We can devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the quickest results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Fogging 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 treatment to completely end the problem. Although many people attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they anticipated .

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 grains , 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 all living creatures, pantry moths only purpose is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This gives them a place for safe egg storage while giving their eggs the best chance of survival .

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 cables, dryer vents or utility chases that pass-through walls . It is off-putting when you open a sealed box of oatmeal only to find evidence of pantry moths on the inside . You may not even notice them until they have already passed through the different phases of a pantry moth life cycle and you see an adult moth flying inside your home .

The Pantry Moth Life Cycle
There are 4 stages in the life cycle of a pantry moth:
1. Egg: Moth eggs are extremely tiny and a whitish-grey in color. An adult can lay nearly 400 eggs each 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, rendering it unusable . 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 , therefore, they cannot eat. This means their sole purpose is to reproduce.

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

Control measures for stored products moths (Indian Meal Moths, Mediterranean flour moth, etc.) include going through all of the pantry items and throwing away all open grain-type products, better storage containers, freezing existing packages to kill eggs, and spraying the closet to eliminate the problem. However, for the fabric moth pests; vacuuming the entire closet including the walls, throwing away any paper items that could be 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 common 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 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 about a ½-inch in length.  They are very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the average person , the two appear nearly identical and are often confused for each other . An easy 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 100 days , and they breed continuously . Under the right conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over 1 million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often ruin food products & food with their feces, waste and defensive secretions. They also transport & harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause sickness .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing a stronghold in buildings and is resilient & hardy against pesticides . 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 tiny size. That is also the main reason reason that they can almost completely be eliminated with baits in   cracks and crevices .

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

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both female & male American cockroaches can take flight .  Their wings develop as become adults. American cockroaches normally stay outside . They prefer damp, warm areas like under shrubs , and under mulch. Throughout 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 super prolific in sewer systems in most   American cities . American cockroaches enter homes to find water or food .  American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is not installed properly . Garages and basements are also common entry points . When American cockroaches enter homes , they often go to kitchens, laundry rooms, basements and bathrooms .

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these roaches are often confused for the German Roaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flight and usually live outdoors . German roaches cannot fly and reside in our homes and kitchens . Usually Asian cockroaches live outside , while German cockroaches tend to invade tour homes . Outside Asian roaches are usually seen in shaded, moist areas. Asian cockroaches are active at sunset and fly far toward porch lights . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your television or perched near lamps and other sources of illumination . If you find an Asian cockroach inside your home , the use of screens may be successful in preventing further infestation.

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

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a nuisance when attracted by interior lights , they enter our homes through openings in gaps, doors and windows into the home. They contaminate any surfaces they come in contact with , spreading germs that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s body fluid may also trigger asthma or allergic reactions . It is not common that people see large , flying roaches so it can be unsettling to most people.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

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

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your home — inside & outside . There are several things the our Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Locate the causes of the cockroach problem .
• Identify any suspect entryways 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 roaches 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 an estimate to exclude your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are hanging out in and around your home , we provide you with a punch list of issues that you must change to help eliminate on the issues 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 – each time the technician returns to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
• Confirm that the previous treatment was effective .
• Verify if there is any cockroach activity.
• Emphasize moving forward with habitat modifications suggested to homeowner .  Identify any new changes to the home or landscape that would make your home susceptible to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION CONTROL

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 bug that we manage .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target pest.
• 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 moisture in places that have possibly improper fitted pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms and other areas of high condensation & moisture . Silverfish love 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 cracks and crevices . Remove easily accessible food sources such as pet foods, cereals and flour by storing pantry food in sealed containers.

It is common to find Silverfish in the 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 under piles of rocks, leaves and wood . Silverfish prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as wood piles or mounds of leaves or debris near your home . Keep gutters clean .

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. 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

They can be found in upper corners of rooms and attics , crannies & nooks as well as sub-floor air-vents. Spiders prefer to hide in dark areas and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. Let’s make this CLEAR … every “cobweb” was constructed by a spider.

Rather than posting a picture of every spider we have in our area, we decided to let you google the images. Please check out a website of spiders seen in Georgia: Spider ID

Black Widow Spider
• Size: Around 1 ½ inches
• Color: Glossy jet-black.
• IDENTIFICATION: Black Widow spiders have a distinct bright-red, hourglass shape on the underside of its abdomen. Black widows create the largest webs of all the web-spinning spiders. However, we have seen some impressive webs from Golden Orbs.

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Brown Recluse Spider
• Size: Less than the size of a quarter.
• Color: This poisonous spider varies in color from a beige color to a brownish – dark brown.
• IDENTIFICATION: You can identify a Brown Recluse spider by the violin-shaped pattern on its neck. It looks like many other species of non-threatening spiders, so the indicative sign of a Brown Recluse spider is that only has 6 eyes. Their eyes are set part in three pairs along the face.

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