You must have googled “ EXTERMINATOR CLOSE BY ”  who provides Gold Creek Pest Control Services or you would not have landed on our information for Southern Pest Management.

 

Our family business began over a decade ago, right in the heart of Fulton County, specializing in wildlife control services.  Due to our customer’s repetitive suggestions , our family has spent YEARS obtaining the skill set & licenses necessary to offer our pest control services to you . With that said , here we are! Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most frequently seen household pests in Gold Creek are Mice , Bats, Mosquitoes , German Roaches, Black Widow Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Southern Devil Scorpions, Banded Sugar Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Lady Bugs . If you have undesirable “ creepy crawling insects ” in your home , there is a fast solution… CALL US!

— Gold Creek Pest Control Services —

– THIS IS WHAT MAKES US UNLIKE MOST OTHERS & WHY ANYONE SHOULD CHOOSE OUR COMPANY AS YOUR –

We are a family-owned business.  Every Technician on your property is a partner in this company so they have a vested interest in the outcome .  We take our time to do a complete inspection to decide what is best for your specific situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We need to identify the target pests and present the options to eliminate them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the adequate amount of pesticides to solve the problem. This approach is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

We apply the pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: This approach successfully insures a critter-free environment without having to depend “completely” on traditional pesticides.  Each of our services can be modified to suit any NEED & BUDGET . Talk to us !  Our typical household pest control program are offered on a Bi-Monthly or Quarterly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –

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Biological Control

Biological control is the use of natural enemies— predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors to control unwanted pests. However, this is not as common of a measure like the following options.

Gold Creek 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.

Gold Creek mechanical controls Physical & Mechanical Controls

Physical & Mechanical controls are measures which can to kill a pest directly, block pests out, or make the environment unsuitable for it. (Examples; Mechanical controls could be traps, sticky boards, etc. Physical controls can be screens or barriers – things physically stopping the pests .)

Gold Creek 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 label . 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 spray only what is necessary in the living space of your home.  Everyone’s goal should be to eliminate the pests before they come inside . This mindset and practice make for a healthier air quality .

 

Our Gold Creek Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a little ethics , desire and a little more time.  Meaning some houses or the specific bugs may call for the use of lure instead of just spraying. When applying pesticides to an area it could require a simple spot-treatment instead of broadcast spraying. This may require more time to switch gear for a different measure , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program check out this website .

Our friendly, highly-skilled staff is happy to answer any questions that you might have –

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We provide pest control to the following areas:

Some of the most common pests in Gold Creek:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30141 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are a social insect that create & live in colonies . Treatment plans need include killing the whole colony. Just spraying a couple ants with a over-the-counter ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and chase off the remaining colony. If done improperly it more likely delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may come inside your house foraging for food or for shelter. They enter through the smallest entry points , foraging for water or food. They are in search of either sweet based food or protein/grease based foods. Once they ( find | locate | establish | discover | have } a source of food , ants will leave a 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 their behavior patterns will help you achieve the best ant control .

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 rectified it is important that our first step is to conduct a thorough inspection. In order for us to locate the nest, we must follow their trails. Ants lay down a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes to and from a food source so other ants can easily locate the food. Outside the home , we inspect the perimeter like the foundation walls, areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near porches and walls may obscure from sight some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Tips and Strategies

There are 2 main types of problems that are commonly encountered with ants.  Ants that live outside and forage inside.  Ants that already have a nest built inside.  Our pest control measures combine habitat modification & barriers with the proper baits or pesticides to control the problem. Our strategy always depends on the type of infestation and the type of ant that we are targeting.

1. Ants that live outside but come in the home. Ants that live outside will travel inside your home searching for food. Some species ultimately live and make nests inside houses . Follow these steps to help control any type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate passages 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 foraging 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 scouring for 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 invasive pests. But the ones that feed on plants, animal fibers, woods or food products are considered pests because they end up doing damage to the food source they choose .

Sometimes beetles, their mere 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 seek somewhere to invade homes for shelter to escape inclement weather conditions. When beetles become a problem, your pest control technician will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the specific beetle and based on the inspection findings they will design 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 Gold Creek — inside and outside. There are several things that the technician will do during the inspection which include locating areas of beetle activity, identify the cause of the beetle problem, locate entrances 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 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 species . Our goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species, and the environment.

Some of the types of Beetles: American Spider Beetles , Asian Lady Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Click Beetles , Dried Fruit Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Foreign Grain Beetles , Ground Beetles , Pantry Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Stink Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Gold Creek Carpenter bees usually live for approx. one year . Each new generation is hatched in the late summer, emerging from nest in August and September to grow and feed , pollinating as much as possible before hibernating for the winter .  a residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of controlling the carpenter bee population . Contact 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 around in search of cockroaches and other insects .  Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they destroy other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most homeowners have an aversion to them being inside their homes.

Did you know … Millipedes are scavengers while centipedes feed on other pests ?

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes commonly enter homes in the fall or winter months or during times of colder temperatures. They are typically found in basements and garages, both of which exhibit desirable environments for this creature. An increased population within the home may be attributed to one of two things: a readily available insect food source or, more commonly, increasingly humid conditions.

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

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

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

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CRICKET 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 anything , especially clothing.

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

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This species 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 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 debris piles ( leaves & brush ) most outdoor areas, and while some people enjoy their songs of the evening, these tunes can drive others to complete distraction. These choirs of crickets can be avoided by making the outdoor yard or landscaping less desirable for the insects. They are naturally attracted to bright lights, so reducing any outdoor lighting will make the area less desirable to these serenading creatures. As an alternative, low-level “bug lights” can be purchased at home and garden stores. Keeping any grasses around residences trimmed and tended will also reduce the environmental appeal.

Crickets in the home are easily controlled . We can seal any of the entryways into the home that allows crickets to invade.

HOUSE FLY CONTROL

Fly control is always a common concern since a house fly can transfer more than 100 different pathogens , including tuberculosis, salmonella, and typhoid . 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. With the right circumstances , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult could occur in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  She will reproduce about 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 .

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 up the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of substances such as human food, animal carcasses, feces and garbage . They are drawn to pet 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 unique ; however, it may call for mechanical controls, habitat modifications and pesticides .  Since our company originated with wildlife expertise , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a attic, wall or crawl space if there is a large fly population . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and come up with a strategy that meets your 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 hire us to resolve the problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to resolve without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now over-powering our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Gold Creek

Ladybugs in the house. Many 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 eat on pollen. The pollen  helps them store energy 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 the place to be , they can easily find their way inside through doors, plumbing, utility lines, openings around windows, cracks, etc. .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them be . They get out as soon as the weather warms . However, you can just vacuum them up and discard the bag. If you have a ladybug infestation inside your home, other measures will need to be taken. Here are a several things we can do . First and foremost , 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 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 bay leaves, citronella oil, clove or citrus oil . Also, Mums are known to repel ladybugs. The more mums you have by doors and windows the fewer ladybugs you will have to deal with.

If you want to leave it to professionals, simply contact and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from returning .

MOSQUITO EXTERMINATION

Are pesky mosquitoes ruining your outdoor family time ? Are you concerned about your family’s safety ? We provide professional mosquito control services that will help you feel safe in your own yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the details 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 . 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 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 control mosquitoes. Four necessary measures include:

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

Mosquito Habitats

There are quick steps homeowners can have done to impede   the cycle with mosquitoes in their breeding grounds. By removing standing water to collect you can devastate the mosquito population, due to the fact that 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 container where mosquitoes can use for breeding .
• Weekly water changes in fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, birdbaths, and potted plant trays . 
• Drain unused vessels of water,  turn them over or fill them with dirt.
• Keep pool water treated and circulating.

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a pesticide which targets larva in their concentrated breeding habitats , will   yield the greatest impact on their population .  Egg and larva interventions are the most effective and least costly way to keep the mosquito population in control .  We can devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the quickest results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Spraying pesticides for mosquito control is one of the fastest 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 solve the problem. Although many homeowners attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they anticipated .

The single 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 boxed foods , 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.

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

Moths can enter your home through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through crevices & cracks around cables, dryer vents or utility chases that pass-through exterior walls . It is off-putting when you open a sealed box of food only to find evidence of pantry moths on the inside . You may not even notice them until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying inside your home .

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

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 loathed 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 dark brown – brown in color. They have two distinct parallel bands running the length of their pronotum (behind the head to the base of the wings) . Full grown adults are approx. a ½-inch in length.  They are closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the untrained eye , the two appear just about 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 continuously . Under the proper conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over 1 million roaches in her lifespan . German roaches often soil food products & food with their waste, feces 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 a stronghold in buildings and is resilient & hardy 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 go into hiding due to their tiny size. That is also the primary reason that they can definitely be controlled with baits in   cracks and crevices .

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

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both male and female American cockroaches can fly .  Their wings develop by the time they become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outside . They prefer damp, warm areas like landscaped beds , and under mulch. All over the United States , people known them as “palmetto bugs” because they live in trees. Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are super prevalent in sewer systems in many metropolitan areas . American cockroaches enter houses to find water or food .  American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is missing . Crawlspaces, basements & 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 Roaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flying and usually live in grass and/or leaves . German roaches do not fly and are found inside . Usually Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outside Asian roaches are more likely located in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at dusk and fly long toward lights . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your computer 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 helpful in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control technician can discuss our strategy to eliminate , as cockroach populations gain momentum fast and are difficult to eradicate without professional assistance .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a concern when attracted by house lights , they enter homes courtesy of cracked in gaps, doors and windows going into the home. They contaminate anything they come in contact with , spreading germs & bacteria that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s saliva and skin may also trigger allergies . It is not common that people see large , flying roaches so it can be horrific to most people.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches favor dark, damp, and cool areas such as those washing machines and sinks , and in damp basements. This species, which is more sluggish and less wary than the others , of concern because it travels through sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″ long . Both female and male adults are very dark brown, nearly black ; their bodies usually have a somewhat greasy sheen .

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your entire property — inside and outside . There are quite a few things the our Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Identify areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the causes of the cockroach problem .
• Identify any suspect entryways that roaches 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 cockroaches 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 the costs to exclude your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are living in and around 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 bugs .

• 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:
• Determine how effective the treatments have been .
• Verify if there is any cockroach activity.
• Emphasize moving forward with habitat modifications suggested to homeowner .  Identify any needed changes to the home or landscape that might make your home susceptible to cockroach infestation .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

A scorpion is best known, unfortunately, for its sting. In some Countries , 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 North 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 the same to every pest that we manage .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target species
• Devise a plan .

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

SILVERFISH CONTROL MEASURES

To prevent a silverfish infestation, eliminate sources of excessive moisture in places that have maybe ill-fitted pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms and other areas of high moisture or condensation . Silverfish seek out the humidity. Silverfish cannot survive inside buildings in low relative humidity, so take measures to reduce it by using a dehumidifier. Maintain a relative humidity below 50% year-round.

Reduce clutter and food sources .   Regularly vacuum the cracks and crevices . Remove easily accessible food sources such as pet foods, cereals and flour by storing pantry food in sir-tight containers.

It is common to find Silverfish in the attic, basement areas, and inside storage boxes . They eat the glue on the boxes and book bindings. They may feed on surface molds found on cardboard boxes found in damp basements or attics. Silverfish naturally live outside under rocks, stones, wood piles and leaf debris . Silverfish prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaf, grass, and wood piles near your house . 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

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 created 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

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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