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The most popular critters in Lawrenceville are Rats , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , Asian Roaches, Brown Recluse Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Banded Sugar Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Lady Beetles . If you have unwanted “ pests ” in your house , there is a affordable solution… Reach out to US!
— Lawrenceville Pest Management Services —
– THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY DIFFERENT & WHY ANYONE SHOULD SELECT US AS YOUR PEST MANAGEMENT COMPANY –
We are a family-owned & operated business. Every person on your property is an owner in this company so we each have a vested interest in the results . We take the time to do a complete 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 species and take measures to eliminate 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 the pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: Our approach successfully maintains a pest-free environment without having to depend “completely” on traditional pesticides. Each of our services can be customized to fit any NEED & BUDGET . Call us ! Our standard household pest control services are offered on a Bi-Monthly or Quarterly basis.
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– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –
Biological control is the use of natural enemies— parasites, pathogens, predators and competitors to eliminate undesirable pests. However, this is the least common of a measure like the following options.
Environmental & Habitat Controls
Habitat controls are practices that reduce pests from getting established, surviving, dispersing and reproducing . Like moisture control, debris removal, etc . This is the most productive of the interventions that we invoke in our pest prevention programs.
Mechanical & Physical Controls
Physical & Mechanical controls are steps which can to destroy 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 screens or barriers – things physically blocking the target species .)
With our approach pesticides are always used in combination with other controls for more effective, long-term control. There is a certain amount of pesticides that we are allowed to spray in accordance to the labeling . However, we are not just going to hose down your home with the maximum allowable. We determine the amount it will take to eliminate the target bugs and apply it responsibly. Our plan is always to move all pesticides to the outside and apply only what is required in the living space of your home. Anyone’s objective should be to eliminate the pests before they enter in your environment . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .
Our Lawrenceville Pest Control Methodology
It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a little ethics , desire and some more time. Meaning some houses or the target pest may call for the use of mechanical controls instead of simply 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 .
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We provide pest control to the following areas:
Some of the most common pests in Lawrenceville:
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 quicker control .
How to determine if you are dealing with Ants or Termites ?
It is hard to distinguish, identify even for newly trained people in the pest control industry. The 2 biggest determining factors are: 1) When comparing bodies – ants have segmented waists and termites’ bodies are about the same width, without pinched waists. 2) Ant antennas are bent whereas Termite antennae are straight.
To get your ant problem rectified it is important that our first step is to conduct a thorough inspection. In order for us to locate the nest, we must follow their trails. Ants leave a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes to and from a food location so other ants can easily locate the food. Outside the home , we inspect the perimeter like the foundation , 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 two 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 come inside your home searching for food. Some species ultimately reside and nest inside houses . Follow these steps to help reduce occurrences either type of infestation:
- Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate entry points into the home. Since Ants are extremely industrious in finding entry points , you may not be able to seal them all.
- Clean around entrances with a detergent to remove their pheromones , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.
2. Ants that live (nest) inside your home . Some ants don’t just enter your home 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 lure the ants to the poison.
3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are more active in the evening 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.
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 prefer .
Sometimes beetles, their mere numbers , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find very many (especially Lady Bugs) clustered all around 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 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 plan 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 Lawrenceville — inside and outside. There are several things 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 get into your home .
Our goal 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 practice an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach 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 . The goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species, and the environment.
Some of the types of Beetles: American Spider Beetles , Asian Lady Beetles , Blister Beetles , Click Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Foreign Grain Beetles , Ground Beetles , Larder Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Stink Beetles .
CENTIPEDES & MILLIPEDE CONTROL
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 . Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they eliminate other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most homeowners have an aversion to them inside their homes.
Fun Fact … Millipedes feed on leaf matter and decaying vegetation 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 centipedes , the initial step is to reduce humidity. Running dehumidifiers will pull the water out of the air, eliminating dampness and mold within the home. This will also help alleviate structural damage which may encourage other pests.
You may more commonly find centipedes in greenhouses and outside structures. Insecticides may be used where significant numbers are found and usually provide sufficient pest control. They are available in both organic & chemical 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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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 day . They have a distinctive chirping sound. They can drive you insane trying to locate them. As soon as you hone in on their location they stop chirping.
Field crickets are another common nuisance. This species is slightly 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 basements, crawlspaces & closets , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under debris piles (brush & leaves ).
CRICKET CONTROL & EXTERMINATION
Crickets ( occupy 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 eliminated . We can seal any of the entryways into the home that allows crickets to invade.
Fly control is always a popular request since a house fly can transfer more than 100 different pathogens , including salmonella, typhoid, and tuberculosis . House flies contaminate food surfaces by spreading disease organisms picked up on their legs and mouth-parts when feeding on decaying substances, feces & trash .
However , an occasional house fly is not necessarily a problem requiring our intervention. Every human, every home , will have to deal with an occasional fly or two . When we get called out for flies, it is a large population that will not go away .
Like many other bugs , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. With the right circumstances , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult could occur in as little as ( 6 | six } days. The female will reproduce about 5-6 times, laying batches of about 100 eggs during each round . Female house flies usually only mate one time but is capable of producing nearly 350-900 eggs in their life . Adult house flies typically live 15-25 days .
Since house flies don’t have teeth, they can only feed on liquids . However, they use their sponging mouth-parts to liquefy many foods through ( regurgitation and spitting | spitting or regurgitation }. Their tongues are like straws to suck the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of foods such as garbage, human food & feces, animal carcasses . They are drawn to human 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 unique ; however, it may call for mechanical controls, habitat modifications and pesticides . Since our company originated with wildlife expertise , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a crawlspace, attic or wall if there is a large problem with flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and devise a plan that exceeds your goals & expectations .
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 groups 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 taking over our native species was introduced by the USDA.
LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Lawrenceville
Ladybugs in the house. Multiple things can attract ladybugs to your inside your home . If your landscaping includes flowering plants , they will likely attract aphids, one of the favorite food sources of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also feed on pollen. The pollen helps them store energy to help them over-winter . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hide out during the winter months . If they decide your home is a great place for them , they can easily find their way inside through 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 alone . They leave as soon as the weather warms . However, you can easily vacuum them up and discard the bag. If you have a ladybug infestation in your home, other measures will need to be taken. There are a few things we can do . First off , we can winterize your home. We can go around the outside of your home and make some suggestions of habitat modifications . These are things that could be attracting ladybugs to your yard and seeking refuge inside your home . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides along the outside perimeter 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 contact and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from returning .
Are pesky mosquitoes ruining your outdoor activities ? Are you concerned about your family’s health ? 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 Services are created equal.
Our practice is taken right out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborative playbook on how to control mosquitoes in your yard . The protocol that encourages affecting the development of every life stage of a mosquito to successfully impact is referred to as integrated pest management (IPM).
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 exterminate mosquitoes. Four necessary steps include:
1. Remove mosquito habitats
2. Install use of structural barriers
3. Control Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Eliminate Adult Mosquitoes
There are quick steps 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 two out of the three life stages of a mosquito requires water.
• Get rid of standing water in plastic covers, toys, rain gutters, old tires, buckets, or any other vessel where mosquitoes would use to breed .
• Weekly water changes in birdbaths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays .
• Drain unused vessels of water, store them upside down or fill them with dirt.
• Keep pool water treated and circulating.
Control Mosquito Larva
By using a pesticide which targets larva in their concentrated breeding habitats , will yield the greatest impact on their population . Egg and larva interventions are the least costly & most effective way to knock the number of mosquitoes down . Our company will 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 fastest 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!
An established moth infestation usually requires professional intervention to completely solve the problem. Although many homeowners attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they expected .
The single most popular 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 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 most living creatures, pantry moths only purpose is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This gives them a place for their eggs while giving their eggs the highest 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 dryer vents, utility chases, or cables that pass-through walls . It is surprising when you open a sealed box of food only to find evidence of pantry moths on the inside . You may not even notice the moths until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying inside 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 . Various moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively eliminate them.
All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a strategy 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.
The Most Common Roaches in North Georgia Pest Control
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 on average a half inch in length. They are closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the casual observer , they both appear nearly identical and are often misidentified . A sure method to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is drawn to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.
German roaches are the most prolific of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 3 months , and they breed constantly . Under the appropriate conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over a million roaches in her lifespan . German roaches often ruin food & food products with their waste, feces and defensive secretions. They also harbor & transport pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause illness & severe allergic reactions .
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 number of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to tuck away due to their tiny size. That is also the primary reason that they can definitely be controlled with baits in crevices & cracks .
We 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.
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 flying and more likely live outdoors . German roaches are not capable of flight and reside in our homes and kitchens . Furthermore Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outside Asian roaches are commonly located in shaded, moist areas. Asian cockroaches are active at dusk and fly far toward porch lights . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your TV or perched near lamps and other sources of illumination . If you see an Asian cockroach inside your home , the use of screens may be helpful in preventing further infestation.
However, our pest control tech can discuss further treatment , as cockroach populations grow fast and are difficult to eradicate without trained help .
Both sexes American cockroaches are capable of flight . The wings develop as become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outside . They prefer damp, warm areas like landscaping , and under mulch. In many parts of the United States , people known them as “palmetto bugs” because they live in trees. Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are extremely prevalent in sewer systems of most American cities . American cockroaches enter a home to find food and water . American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is not installed properly . Basements, crawlspaces & garages are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and basements .
Oriental cockroaches search for cool, dark & damp areas such as those washing machines and sinks , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the other species , of concern because it runs through in sewer pipes and can live on filth . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch long . Both female and male adults are very dark, almost black ; their bodies usually have a shiny finish .
SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH
These insects become a pest when attracted by house lights , they enter a home through cracks or openings in gaps, doors and windows into the home. They contaminate anything they come in contact with , 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 roaches so it can be unnerving to most people.
OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:
We inspect your entire home — inside & outside . There are several things the Tech will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the causes of the cockroach problem .
• Identify any suspect entry points that pests 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 pests from entering your home. We will provide you with the price to seal up your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are hanging out in and around your home , we provide you with a checklist of issues that you should change to reduce on the issues 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 – 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 cockroach activity.
• Emphasize moving forward with habitat modifications suggested to homeowner . Identify any needed changes to the home or landscape that could make your home susceptible to cockroach invasion .
A scorpion is known , unfortunately, for its sting. In some parts of the World , there are dangerous scorpions that do result in human fatalities from their stings. These creatures frequently get a lot of media attention and thus most people believe that all or most scorpions are deadly creatures. Not true! Most species which enter houses are not very poisonous, their stings being comparable to those of bees or wasps. The little uniformly colored Southern devil is so prolific all over Northern Georgia . The Striped Bark Scorpion is found in the coastal plains and other areas of Southern Georgia.
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.
Our approach with Silverfish Control is the same to every bug that we manage .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target species
• Devise a strategy .
With our Pest Management Division, We adhere to an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach.
SILVERFISH CONTROL MEASURES
To prevent a silverfish infestation, eliminate sources of excessive moisture in places that have possibly improper fitted pipes or faulty plumbing, restrooms and other areas of high condensation & moisture . Silverfish look for 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 food sources & clutter . Regularly vacuum the cracks and crevices . 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 basement areas & attics . They eat the glue on the boxes and book bindings. They may feed on surface molds found on cardboard boxes found in damp basements or attics. Silverfish naturally live outside under rocks, stones, wood piles and leaf debris . Silverfish prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaf, grass, and wood piles near your 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.
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.
They can be found in upper corners of attics and rooms , crannies & nooks as well as sub-floor air-vents. Spiders prefer to hide in dark 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 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.
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.