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

 

Our family business started over a decade ago, right in Fulton County, as specialists in wildlife trapping services.  Thanks to our customer’s repeated requests , our company has invested YEARS obtaining the formal education & licenses necessary to   be able to offer our pest control services to you . With that said , we are here… Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most popular household pests in Johns Creek are Rats , Bats, Mosquitoes , Asian Roaches, St. Andrews Cross Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Crazy Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & various Beetles . If you have unwanted “ pests ” in your house , there is a simple solution… Reach out to US!

— Johns Creek Pest Management Services —

– THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY UNLIKE MOST OTHERS & WHY ANYONE SHOULD CHOOSE US AS YOUR PEST CONTROL PROVIDER –

We are a family business.  Every Technician on your property is an owner in this company so we have a vested interest in the results .  We take our time to do a complete inspection to decide what is best for your exact situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We have 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 remedy the problem. This approach is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

We apply our pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: This method successfully provides a critter-free environment without having to rely “completely” on traditional pesticides.  Any of our services can be tailored to fit 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 MANAGEMENT MEASURES –

biological Johns Creek pest control
Biological Control

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

Johns Creek habitat controls

Environmental & Habitat Controls

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

Johns Creek mechanical controls Physical & Mechanical Controls

Physical & Mechanical controls are steps which can to eliminate a pest directly, block pests out, or make the environment unsuitable for it. (Examples; Mechanical controls could be traps, glue boards, etc. Physical controls can be barriers or screens – things physically blocking the target species .)

Johns 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 laws . However, we are not just going to spray your home with the maximum allowable. We determine the amount it will take to control   the target pest and apply the pesticides responsibly.  Eventually we try to move all pesticides to the outside and do only what is necessary in the living quarters of your home.  Anyone’s goal should be to eliminate the pests before they come into your living space . This mindset and practice make for a healthier air quality .

 

Our Johns 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.  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 applying dust in a crack instead of broadcast spraying. This may require more time to switch gear for a different product , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program check out 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 Johns Creek:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30202 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are social insects that create & live in colonies . Treatment plans must include killing the entire colony. Just spraying a couple 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 would delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may find their way in your house foraging for food or for shelter. They enter through the most obscure entry points , foraging for water or food. They are in search of either sweet based food or protein/grease based foods. Once they ( find | locate | establish | discover | have } a food source , ants will leave a trail of pheromones for other ants 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 determine if you are dealing with Termites or Ants ?

It is hard to establish the identity even for newly trained people in the pest control industry. The two 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 under control it is important that our first step is to perform 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 find the food. Outside the house, 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 Strategies and Tips

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 inside the home. Ants that live outside will come inside your home searching for food. Some species ultimately reside and make nests inside houses . Follow these measures to help prevent either type of infestation:

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

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

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are   most active in the evening hours when searching for food, both inside the house and outside. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood for food, but they will excavate into the wood to make nests.

BEETLE CONTROL 

Many beetles are beneficial insects such as the lady beetle (a.k.a; ladybug) feeds on 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 hundreds of beetles (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 customize an effective treatment strategy to resolve the problem .

Accurate identification of the target species is critical since there are so many varied species of beetles and the  different measures could be required for different beetles.

OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:

We inspect your home in Johns Creek — inside and outside. There are several steps that the technician will do during the inspection which include locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate entrances that beetles are using to gain access into your home .

Our   plan is to devise and implement a customized solution. Our licensed 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 follow 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 responsible application of pesticides to eliminate the target species . Our goal is to remove the nuisance pest while protecting human health, non-target beneficial species, and the air quality of your home .

Some of the types of Beetles: American Spider Beetles , Asian Long-horned Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Cigarette Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Flour Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Larder Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Johns Creek Carpenter bees usually live for approx. one year . Each new generation is hatched in the late summer, emerging from nests in August and September to grow and feed , pollinating flowers as they go before hibernating for the winter .  some residual pesticides it is the most effective means of eliminating 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 PROBLEMS   

The house centipede is the only species capable of reproducing indoors and is often seen in and around homes where dampness occurs. The house centipede is more active at nighttime , moving about in search of cockroaches and other insects .  Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they destroy other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most people have an aversion to them inside their homes.

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

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes often enter homes in the winter or fall 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 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 barns 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 PROBLEMS

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

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

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This species is slightly longer & darker than the House Cricket.  Field crickets prefer to live outside in flower beds, overgrown grass and lawns . However, they do come 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   logs or stones most outdoor areas, and while some people enjoy their songs of the evening, these tunes can drive others to complete distraction. These choirs of crickets can be avoided by making the outdoor yard or landscaping less desirable for the insects. They are naturally attracted to bright lights, so reducing any outdoor lighting will make the area less desirable to these serenading creatures. As an alternative, low-level “bug lights” can be purchased at home and garden stores. Keeping any grasses around residences trimmed and tended will also reduce the environmental appeal.

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

HOUSE FLY CONTROL

Fly control is always a popular request since a house fly can transfer more than 100 different diseases , including tuberculosis, salmonella, and typhoid . 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 .

With that said , an occasional house fly is not necessarily a problem requiring our intervention.  Every home, every human , will have to deal with an occasional fly or two . When we get called out for flies, it is a large population that will not go away .

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 may require 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 lifetime . Adult house flies typically live 15-25 days .

House flies feed on liquids since they do not have any teeth . However, they use their sponging mouth-parts to liquefy many solids through ( regurgitation and spitting | spitting or regurgitation }. Their tongues are shaped like straws to suck the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of foods such as human food, animal carcasses, feces and garbage . They are attracted to human waste because of its strong odor.

HOUSE FLY PEST  CONTROL

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 in the wildlife industry , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a crawlspace, attic or wall if there is a large problem with flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and devise a plan that meets your goals and expectations .

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS

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.

Not so fast though… 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 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 Johns Creek

Ladybugs in the house. Many things can attract ladybugs to your home . If your landscaping includes flowering plants , they will likely attract aphids, the primary food source of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also eat on pollen. The pollen  is an energy source to help them through their winter hibernation . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hibernate during the colder months of the year . If they decide your home is suitable , 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 to do their own thing . They leave as soon as the warmer weather arrives . However, you can simply 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 several things we can do . 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 inside your home . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides on the outside of your home to prevent them from establishing a gathering .

There are some all-natural alternatives that you can try at home. Possibly consider spraying around the cracks and crevices with a natural repellent such as bay leaves, citronella oil, clove or citrus oil . Also, Mums are known to repel ladybugs. The more mums you have by doors and windows the fewer ladybugs you will have to deal with.

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

MOSQUITO EXTERMINATION

Are mosquitoes ruining your outdoor enjoyment ? Are you concerned about your family’s health ? We provide professional mosquito control 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 Services are created equal.

Our approach is taken right out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborative playbook on how to knock down the mosquito population . The protocol that encourages affecting the development of every life stage of a mosquito to successfully affect 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 control mosquitoes. Four necessary   tactics include:

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

Mosquito Habitats

There are manageable measures homeowners can take to break   the cycle with mosquitoes in their breeding grounds. By eliminating standing water to collect you can devastate the mosquito population, due to the fact that 2 of 3 life stages of a mosquito requires water.

• Get rid of standing water in   buckets, plastic covers, toys, rain gutters, old tires, or any other container where mosquitoes would use to breed .
• Weekly water changes in fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, birdbaths, and potted plant trays . 
• Drain temporary pools of water,  store them upside down or fill them with dirt.
• Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a pesticide which targets larva in their concentrated breeding habitats , will provide desired results the fastest .  Egg and larva 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 best results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Fogging pesticides for mosquito control is one of the most common means 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 treatment 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 popular moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed strange stringy particles in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of food packaging , or 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 all living creatures, pantry moths only objective 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 make their way inside 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 shocking when you open a sealed box of food only to find evidence of pantry moths inside . You may not even notice the moths until they have already passed through the different phases of a pantry moth life cycle and you see an adult moth flying within your home .

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

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 feared 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 pronotum (behind the head to the base of the wings) . Full grown adults are about a ½-inch in length.  They are closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the untrained eye , they both appear nearly identical and are often confused for each other . A sure method to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is attracted 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 continuously . Under the right conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over a million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often ruin food products & food with their waste and defensive secretions. They also physically transport & often harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause allergic reactions .

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 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 small size. That is also the main reason reason that they can most effectively be eliminated with baits in crevices & cracks .

Our company 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 are often confused for the German Roaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed behavior and location . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flight and usually live in leaves & grassy areas . German roaches do not fly and are found in kitchens . Usually Asian cockroaches live outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outside Asian roaches are usually found in shaded, moist areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at sunset and fly far toward sources of light . You may see an Asian roach attracted 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 successful in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control technician can discuss our treatment plan , as roach populations grow rapidly and are difficult to eradicate without skilled assistance .

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both sexes American cockroaches can take flight .  The wings develop when they become adults. American cockroaches normally stay outdoors . They prefer damp, warm areas like under shrubs , and under mulch. All over the US , people call them “palmetto bugs” because they live on trees. Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are extremely prolific in sewer systems of most   American cities . American cockroaches enter a home 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   bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and basements .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These   insects become a concern when attracted by interior lights , they enter our homes through openings in gaps, windows or doors going into the home. They contaminate anything they touch , spreading germs 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 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 , of concern because it often travels through sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″ long . Both sexes 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 house — outside and inside . There are many things the our Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Identify 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 roaches out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep cockroaches from entering your home. We will provide you with a quote to exclude your home from pests .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are choosing to live around and in your home , we provide you with a   list of things that you should change to help eliminate on the things in your   home or property that are attracting roaches .

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

Monitoring Roaches – every time the technician visits to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
• See how the last treatment worked .
• Verify if there is any roach activity.
• Revisit habitat modification suggestions .  Identify any needed changes to the landscape or home that could make your home vulnerable to cockroach infestation .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

Scorpions are creatures that have been on the earth since just about when we were created . Scorpions, thus, are extremely successful at surviving and amazingly adapted . Basically, scorpions have a very easily recognized form , even though their size may vary up to one inch . They all look very similar with two pincers at the front part of the body, a head/body combo with 4 legs on each side (8 total) and a long tail. At the end of the tail is a bulbous shape that ends with a hooked shaped stinger. Scorpions are arachnids, thus they have 8 legs. The body & head (cephalothorax) is conjoined which is also the same for spiders.

CONTROLLING SCORPIONS

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

SILVERFISH CONTROL

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

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

SILVERFISH CONTROL MEASURES

To prevent a silverfish infestation, eliminate sources of excessive dampness in places that have maybe 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 crevices & cracks . Remove easily accessible food sources such as pet foods, cereals and flour by storing pantry food in sealed containers.

It is common to find Silverfish in the storage boxes, closets & basements . 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 . They prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaves, grass or woodpiles 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.

Most of our Quarterly or Bi-Monthly visits for our standard pest control applications include measures (dusting) to keep spiders off & out of your home.  Spiders are considered a beneficial pest because of their prey on other insects Because spiders have eight legs, they are easy to separate from insects, which have only six legs. Another distinction between spiders and other pests is that spiders do not have wings or antennae. Spiders are arachnids.

Spider Habitat

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

Rather than 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

Brown Recluse Spider
• Size: Less than the size of a quarter.
• Color: This poisonous spider varies in color from a beige color to a brownish – dark brown.
• IDENTIFICATION: You can identify a Brown Recluse spider by the violin-shaped pattern on its neck. It looks like many other species of non-threatening spiders, so the indicative sign of a Brown Recluse spider is that only has 6 eyes. Their eyes are set apart in three pairs along the face.
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Black Widow Spider
• Size: Around 1 ½ inches
• Color: Glossy jet-black.
• IDENTIFICATION: Black Widow spiders have a distinct bright-red, hourglass shape on the underside of its abdomen. Black widows create the largest webs of all the web-spinning spiders. However, we have seen some impressive webs from Golden Orbs.

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