You must have typed in “ PEST CONTROL NEAR ME ”  who offers Johns Creek Pest Management Services or you would not have landed on this website for Southern Pest Management.

 

 

 

 

Our family-owned & operated business began over 10 years ago, right around Alpharetta , as specialists in wildlife control services.  Encouraged by our client’s repeated requests , our company has dedicated MANY YEARS obtaining the formal education & licenses necessary to   be able to offer our pest management services to your family . With all of that in mind , here we are! Ready to serve!

The most popular critters in Johns Creek are Rats , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , German Roaches, Wolf Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Southern Devil Scorpions, Argentine Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & various Beetles . If you have unwanted “ pests ” in your house , there is a quick solution… Reach out to US!

— Johns Creek Pest Management Services —

– THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY DIFFERENT & WHY EVERYONE SHOULD CHOOSE OUR COMPANY AS YOUR EXTERMINATOR –

We are a small local business.  Every person 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 thorough inspection to establish what is best for your specific situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We have to identify the target pests and calculate a plan to get rid of them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the correct amount of pesticides to control 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 bug-free environment without having to depend “completely” on traditional pesticides.  Any of our services can be tailored to suit any BUDGET . Talk to us !  Our standard 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 manage undesirable pests. However, this is the least common of a measure like the following options.

Johns Creek habitat controls

Habitat & Environmental 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 productive of the interventions that we practice in our pest prevention programs.

Johns Creek mechanical controls Physical & Mechanical Controls

Mechanical & Physical controls are measures which can 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 .)

Johns Creek pesticidesChemical Control

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

 

Our Johns Creek Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a moral compass , desire and a little more time.  Meaning some houses or the target species may call for the use of bait instead of simply 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 application , 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 –

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 lives in colonies . Treatment plans must include killing the entire colony. Just spraying an ant with a household household ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few ants and scatter the remainder of colony. If done improperly it can actually delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may come into your house looking for for food or for shelter. They enter through the most obscure 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 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 Pharoah Ants. Understanding their behavior patterns will help you achieve the fastest results .

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

It is hard to establish the identity even for newly trained people in the pest control industry. The two 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 resolved 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 patios and walls may hide 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 outdoors and forage indoors .  Ants that already have a nest built inside.  Our pest control measures combine habitat modification & barriers with the proper baits or pesticides to control the problem. Our strategy always depends on the type of infestation and the type of ant that we are targeting.

1. Ants that live outdoors but come inside the home. Ants that live outdoors will travel inside your house looking for food. Some species ultimately live and nest inside houses . Follow these measures to help prevent any 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 cleanser to remove their chemical trail left behind , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.

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

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are more active in the evening when foraging for food, both inside the house 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 harm 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 inside and outside the home. The beetles are trying to find somewhere to invade homes for shelter to escape winter conditions. When beetles become a problem, your pest control technician 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 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 Johns 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 the entryways that beetles are using to gain access into your house .

Our   plan is to devise and implement a custom 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 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 target pest . The end game is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species, and the environment.

Some of the types of Beetles: American Spider Beetles , Asian Long-horned Beetles , Blister Beetles , Click Beetles , Dried Fruit Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Flour Beetles , Ground Beetles , Larder Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Sawtooth Grain Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Johns Creek Carpenter bees usually live for approx. one year . Each new generation starts in the late summer, emerging from nests in August and September to grow and feed , pollinating as much as possible before hibernating for the winter .  a 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 active at night, moving around in search of food .  Although Centipedes are beneficial since they eliminate other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most people have an aversion to them inside their homes.

Did you know … Millipedes feed primarily on decaying vegetation and leaf litter while centipedes feed on other pests ?

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

You may more commonly find centipedes in 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 EXTERMINATION

There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: House Crickets, Camel Crickets & 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 daytime . They have a distinctive chirping sound. They can drive you crazy trying to find 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 crawl spaces, basements & closets , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under logs, stones & brush piles 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 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 decaying substances, feces & trash .

With that said , 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 cannot be eliminated .

Like many other bugs , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. If the conditions are favorable , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult may require as little as ( 6 | six } days.  She will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 100 eggs each time . Female house flies usually only mate once 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 solids 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 foods such as garbage, human food & feces, animal carcasses . They are attracted to feces 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 pesticide application, habitat modification, and mechanical controls .  Since our company originated with wildlife expertise , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a crawlspace, attic or wall if there is a large fly population . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and devise a plan that exceeds your goals & expectations .

LADYBUG CONTROL

Most 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.

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 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 overwhelming and killing off our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Johns Creek

Ladybugs in the house. Several things can attract ladybugs to your house . If your landscaping includes flowers , they will likely attract aphids, one of the favorite food sources 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 hang out during the colder months of the year . If they decide your home is suitable , they can easily find their way inside through cracks around anything like windows, doors, utility entry points .

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 evacuate as soon as the warmer weather arrives . However, you can just vacuum them up and discard the bag. If you have a ladybug infestation in your home, other measures will need to be taken. Here are a few things we can do . Initially , 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 inside 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 citronella, bay leaves, cloves 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 CONTROL

Are pesky mosquitoes ruining your outdoor enjoyment ? Are you concerned about your family’s safety ? We provide professional mosquito services that will help you reduce the risks in your yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the details 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 best control mosquitoes . 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 pest management . Our Mosquito Control service uses a combination of measures that focus on pest prevention. It is our job to identify the conditions that lead to infestations. The most effective means of controlling adult mosquitoes is through the use of pesticides. A successful integrated mosquito control strategy includes several tactics to eliminate mosquitoes. Four critical   tactics include:

1. Removing mosquito habitats
2. Install use of structural barriers
3. Control Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Destroy Adult Mosquitoes

Use Structural Barriers

One measure to prevent mosquitos from getting indoors is by using structural barriers. Some examples of these include:

• Install window and door screens if needed.

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

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

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a pesticide which targets larva in their suspected breeding habitats , will yield the best results .  Larva & egg 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
Fogging pesticides for mosquito control is one of the dramatic 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 treatment to completely end the problem. Although many customers 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 clumps in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of cereals , 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.

While there are many different types of moths, the Indianmeal moth is the most often seen household pantry pest in the US . It is different from other types of   moths because it is attracted to packaged food , unlike the clothes moth which is attracted to clothing.

Moths can make their way inside your house through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through cracks around utility chases, dryer vents or around cables that pass-through walls . It is off-putting when you open a sealed box of food only to find evidence of pantry moths inside . You may not 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 house .

MOTH CONTROL MEASURES
Prior to suggesting a custom a moth control solution, your Pest Control Tech will properly identify the moth species affecting you .  Various 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 harbouring eggs, proper storage, and application of pesticides. Monitoring using various traps including pheromone traps where applicable is done thereafter to ensure moth problems do not continue.

All our State certified technicians are highly-skilled and are required to participate in regular continuing education programs to keep them up-to-date with industry standards.

ROACH CONTROL

Roaches are one of the most feared pests controlled with our household pest control services. The 1st step is proper identification of any pest then the Certified Pest Control Technician 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) . Adults are on average a half inch in length.  They are very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the homeowner , the two appear nearly identical and are often misidentified . A fast way to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is attracted to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.

German roaches are the most prolific of all cockroaches. They complete their lifecycle in approximately 100 days , and they breed constantly . Under the right conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over 1 million roaches in her lifespan . German roaches often ruin food & food products with their waste and defensive secretions. They also transport & harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause allergic reactions .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings and is very hardy & resilient against pest control measures . This is because of the massive amount of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to tuck away due to their small size. That is also the primary reason that they can most effectively 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 behavior and location . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flight and more likely live outdoors . German roaches cannot fly and reside in our homes and kitchens . Typically Asian cockroaches live outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to infest human dwellings . Outside Asian roaches are typically seen in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at sunset and fly far toward sources of light . You may see an Asian cockroach attracted to your monitor or perched near lamps and other sources of illumination . If you see an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be helpful in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control expert can discuss our strategy to eliminate , as cockroach populations multiply rapidly and are difficult to control without professional help .

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both sexes American cockroaches can take flight .  The wings develop when they become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outside . They prefer damp, warm areas like landscaped beds , and under mulch. Throughout 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 very prolific in sewer systems of all   American cities . 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 entryways . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to bathrooms, laundry rooms , kitchens and basements .

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 less wary and more sluggish than the others , a concern because it runs through in sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch   in length . Both male and female adults are very darl, almost black ; their bodies usually have a shiny finish .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These   insects become a concern when attracted by house lights , they enter our residences through openings in doors, windows and other gaps in the home. They contaminate anything they come in contact with , 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 upsetting to most people.

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your house — inside and outside . There are many 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 cockroaches could use to get into your home.
• Implement a customized solution since “cookie-cutter” treatments aren’t always effective, the technician will design the treatment specific to your unique situation. We can select from a variety of techniques and tools tools and techniques to help keep any cockroaches out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep all pests from getting inside your home. We will provide you with a price to exclude your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are choosing to live in and around your house , we provide you with a punch list of things that you could change to help eliminate on the things in your house or outside 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:
• Confirm that the previous treatment was effective .
• Check for new cockroach activity.
• check to see if any habitat modifications have been implemented .  Identify any needed changes to the landscape or home that might make your home susceptible to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION CONTROL

Scorpions are creatures that have been on the earth since just about the beginning of time . Scorpions, thus, are extremely successful at surviving and amazingly adapted . Basically, scorpions have a very easily recognized form , even though they may vary in size up to an inch . They all look very similar with two pinchers 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, therefore, they have 8 legs. The head & body (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 bug that we manage .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target pest.
• Devise a 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 moisture in places that have potentially loose-fitting pipes or faulty plumbing, restrooms and other areas of high moisture or condensation . 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 food sources & clutter . 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 rocks, stones, wood piles and leaf debris . Silverfish 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 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

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