You must have typed in “ PEST CONTROL NEAR ME ”  who offers Gold Creek 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 in the heart of Alpharetta , as experts with nuisance wildlife services.  Due to our client’s continuous requests , our family has invested YEARS obtaining the formal education & licenses necessary to offer our pest management services to the public . With that out of the way , we are here… Ready to serve!

The most frequently seen critter complaints in Gold Creek are Rodents , Bats, Mosquitoes , American Roaches, Hobo Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Fire Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & various Beetles . If you have unwanted “ creepy crawling insects ” in your house , there is a simple solution… CALL US!

— Gold Creek Pest Management Services —

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

We are a small local 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 establish what is best for your exact situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We must identify the target species and devise a strategy to get rid of 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 our pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: This method successfully maintains a pest-free environment without having to depend “solely” on traditional pesticides.  Each of our services can be modified to accommodate any NEED & BUDGET . Reach out to us !  Our typical household pest control program are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –

biological Gold Creek pest control
Biological Control

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

Gold Creek habitat controls

Environmental & Habitat Controls

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

Gold Creek mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical 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 target species .)

Gold Creek pesticidesChemical Control

With our approach pesticides are always used combined with other controls for more effective, long-term control. There is a certain amount of pesticides that we are allowed to spray in accordance to the labeling . However, we are not just going to hose down your home with the maximum allowable. We determine the amount it will take to control   the target bugs and apply the pesticides responsibly.  Our goal is to move all pesticides to the outside and do only what is necessary in the living space of your home.  Everyone’s goal should be to eliminate the pests before they come into your living space . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .

 

Our Gold Creek Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a sense of moral obligation , desire and a little more time.  Example some houses or the target species may call for the use of mechanical controls 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 technique , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program visit this page .

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

Call us – (678)935-5900

 

We provide pest control to the following areas:

 

Some of the most common pests in 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 lives in colonies . Treatment plans need include killing the entire colony. Just spraying a bunch of ants with a typical ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few ants and chase off the remaining colony. If done improperly it can actually delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may come inside your house looking for for food or for shelter. They enter through the smallest openings , 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 typical behavior patterns will help you achieve the fastest results .

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

It is hard to distinguish, identify even for 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 under control 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 location so other ants can easily locate the food. Outside the home , we inspect the perimeter like the foundation , areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near porches and walls may hide some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Tips and Strategies

There are two main types of issues that are commonly experienced with ants.  Ants that live outdoors 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 outdoors but come inside the home. Ants that live outdoors will travel inside your home searching for food. Some species ultimately live and make nests inside houses . Follow these measures to help reduce occurrences either type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate passages into the home. Since Ants are extremely industrious in sourcing access , you may not be able to seal them all.
    •  Clean around entrances with a detergent to remove their chemical trail left behind , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.

2. Ants that live (nest) inside your home . Some ants don’t just enter your home searching for food. Some ants will establish a colony inside. Indoor colonization occurs year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products.  We can strategically place ant bait to attract the ants to the poison.

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are more active in the evening hours when seeking food, both inside the house and outside. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood for food, but they will tunnel 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 target .

Sometimes beetles, their mere presence , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find tons of (especially Lady Bugs) clustered all around 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 management professional will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the type of beetle and based on the inspection findings they will design an effective treatment strategy to eliminate the problem pest .

Proper identification of the target species is critical since there are so many varied species of beetles and the 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 measures that the technician does during the inspection incorporates locating areas of beetle activity, identify the attractant 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 licensed Pest Control Tech 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 measures to pesticide applications. We take advantage of existing mechanical & environmental controls: Examples are such as habitat modifications, removing attractants, using barriers, traps, etc. Combine those with the responsible application of pesticides to eliminate the problem pest . The end game 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: American Spider Beetles , Asian Lady Beetles , Blister Beetles , Cigarette Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Elm Leaf 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 about one year . Each new generation is hatched in the late summer, emerging from nest in August and September to feed & grow , pollinating flowers as they go before settling in for the winter .  some residual pesticides it is the most effective means of controlling 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 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 more active at nighttime , moving about in search of food .  Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they destroy other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most people have an aversion to their presence inside their homes.

Fun Fact … Millipedes are scavengers while centipedes feed on other insects ?

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

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

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

House Crickets live 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 you hone in on their location they stop chirping.

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

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

HOUSE FLY ELIMINATION

Fly control is always a common request since a house fly can transfer more than 100 different diseases , 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 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 flies . When we get called out for flies, it is a large population that is growing larger .

Like many other pests , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. With the right circumstances , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult could take place in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 100 eggs each time . Female house flies usually only mate one time but is capable of producing close to 350-900 eggs in their life . Adult house flies typically live 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 human food, animal carcasses, feces and garbage . They are drawn to pet 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 different ; 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 presence of flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and come up with a strategy that meets your goals and expectations .

LADYBUG PROBLEMS

People who’ve never had to deal with massive amounts of 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 the masses inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners notice there is a problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to control 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, 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 over-winter . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hibernate during the winter months . If they decide your home is suitable , they can easily find their way inside through cracks or openings around windows, doors, plumbing, utility lines, etc .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them to do their own thing . They get out as soon as the the cold weather is over . 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. There are a few things we can implement . Initially , we can winterize your home. We can go around the outside 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 on the outside of your home to prevent them from establishing a large group .

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 EXTERMINATION

Are pesky mosquitoes ruining your outdoor enjoyment ? Are you concerned about your family’s potential health risks ? We provide professional mosquito control 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 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 targeting 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 managing 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 eliminate mosquitoes. Four critical   tactics include:

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

Use Structural Barriers

One step 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 walls, doors, and windows to prevent mosquitoes from gaining entry .

• Make sure window and door screens are  ” bug-proof .”

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a larvicide in their possible breeding habitats , will provide desired results the fastest .  Egg and larva interventions are the least costly & most effective way to knock the number of mosquitoes down .  We can devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the best results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Spraying pesticides for mosquito control is one of the most common measures to prevent 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 resolve the problem. Although many people attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often disappointing .

The #1 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 boxed foods , or rice that appears to have cobwebs? If the answer is yes, then you’ve seen pantry moths. The term ‘pantry moth’ usually refers to the Indianmeal moth.

As with most living creatures, pantry moths only purpose is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This gives them a place to lay their eggs while giving their offspring 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 crevices around utility chases, dryer vents or around cables that pass-through walls . It is unnerving when you open a sealed box of rice only to find evidence of pantry moths on the inside . You may not notice them until they have already passed through the different phases of a pantry moth life cycle and you see an adult moth flying around 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 light grey in color. An adult can lay just about 400 eggs each time , and they can hatch in only 7 days .
2. Larva: This is the stage that does damage .  Moth larvae are tiny maggot-like eating machines. The casings they leave behind will contaminate food, causing us to throw it away . 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.  Surprisingly 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 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 hated pests treated 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 . Full grown adults are approximately a half inch in length.  They are very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the casual observer , the two appear just about identical and are often misidentified . A fast way to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is drawn to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.

German roaches are the most far-reaching of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 100 days , and they breed constantly . Under the appropriate conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over 1 million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often litter food & food products with their waste and defensive secretions. They also physically transport & often harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause severe allergic reactions and illnesses .

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

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.

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 normally live in leaves & grassy areas . German roaches cannot fly and hang out indoors . Typically Asian cockroaches live outside , while German cockroaches tend to take over homes . Outside Asian cockroaches are commonly found in shaded, moist areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at dusk and fly far toward porch lights . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your monitor or perched near lamps and other sources of illumination . If you spot an Asian cockroach inside your home , the use of screens may be helpful in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control tech can discuss further treatment , as cockroach populations grow rapidly and are difficult to control without professional help .

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both female and male American cockroaches can take flight .  Their wings develop by the time they become adults. American cockroaches normally live outside . They prefer damp, warm areas like landscaping , and under mulch. In many parts of the US , people known them as “palmetto bugs” because they live on trees. I think Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are super prolific in sewer systems of many cities . American cockroaches enter a home to find water & food .  They can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is not installed properly . Basement windows and garages are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to kitchens, laundry rooms, basements and bathrooms .

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

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

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These   insects become a pest when attracted by interior lights , they enter homes courtesy of cracks or openings in gaps, doors and windows in the home. They contaminate the surfaces they touch , spreading 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 cockroaches so it can be unnerving to most people.

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your home — outside and inside . There are many things the Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the areas of concern .
• Identify any suspect entryways that cockroaches could use to gain access 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 roaches from entering your home. We will provide you with the quote to seal up your home from pests .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are congregating in and around your home , we provide you with a checklist of things that you should change to help eliminate on the things in your   home or yard 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:
• 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 recent changes to the landscape or home that would make your home vulnerable to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION CONTROL

A scorpion is 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 prolific 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 pest.
• Devise a game plan .

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

SILVERFISH CONTROL MEASURES

To prevent a silverfish infestation, eliminate sources of excessive moisture in places that have maybe improper fitted pipes or faulty plumbing, restrooms and other areas of high condensation & moisture . 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 crevices & cracks . Remove easily accessible food sources such as cereals, pet foods 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 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 house . Keep gutters empty .

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

SPIDER CONTROL

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

Spiders can be super beneficial in your yard. Most people just do not want the eaves of their home looking like a haunted house. Nor do they want spiders crawling all over the inside of their home. Many species of spiders are common household pests in the United States. Another distinction between spiders and other pests is that spiders do not have wings or antennae. Spiders are arachnids.

Spider Habitat

They can be found in upper corners of rooms and attics , nooks & crannies as well as 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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