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The most common critters in Lawrenceville are Rats , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , German Roaches, Brown Recluse Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Southern Devil Scorpions, Banded Sugar Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & Lady Beetles . If you have uninvited “ pests ” in your house , there is a simple solution… Call (678)935-5900
— Lawrenceville Pest Management Services —
– THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY DIFFERENT & WHY ANYONE SHOULD CHOOSE US AS YOUR PEST MANAGEMENT COMPANY –
We are a family-owned business. Every person 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 determine what is best for your unique 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 proper amount of pesticides to relieve 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 insures a pest-free environment without having to depend “solely” on traditional pesticides. Any of our services can be customized to suit 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 MANAGEMENT MEASURES –
Biological control is the use of natural enemies— parasites, pathogens, predators and competitors to eliminate unwanted 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, reproducing, dispersing, and surviving . Like moisture control, debris removal, etc . This is the most productive of the interventions that we invoke in our pest prevention programs.
Physical & Mechanical Controls
Physical & Mechanical controls are steps designed to destroy 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 .)
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 label . 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 the chemicals responsibly. Our plan is always to move all pesticides to the outside and apply only what is necessary in the living space of your home. Anyone’s objective should be to eliminate the pests before they enter inside . 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 approach , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program go to 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 positively identify if you are dealing with Termites or Ants ?
It is hard to distinguish, identify even for trained people in the pest control industry. The 2 biggest 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.
To get your ant problem resolved 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 from and to a food location so other ants can easily locate the food. Outside the home , we inspect the perimeter like the foundation walls, areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near porches and walls may obscure from sight some Ant nests or their trails.
Ant Control Strategies and Tips
There are two main types of issues that are commonly encountered with ants. Ants that live outdoors and forage inside. Ants that already have a nest built inside. Our pest control measures combine habitat modification & barriers with the proper baits or pesticides to control the problem. Our strategy always depends on the type of infestation and the type of ant that we are targeting.
1. Ants that live outdoors but come inside the home. Ants that live outdoors will come inside your home searching for food. Some species ultimately reside and nest inside houses . Follow these steps to help reduce occurrences any type of infestation:
- Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate access into the home. Since Ants are extremely industrious in locating access , 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 most 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.
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 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 plan to eliminate the problem pest .
Accurate identification of the target species is critical since there are so many varied species of beetles and the treatment method is varied for different beetles.
OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:
We inspect your home in Lawrenceville — inside and outside. There are several things that the technician can do during the inspection incorporates locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate entrances that beetles are using to get into your home .
Our plan is to devise and implement a customized solution. Our licensed Pest Control Tech will customize the treatment specific to your unique situation. We can select from a variety of tools and techniques to help keep any beetles out of your home: beetle exclusion, habitat modifications, Insect Growth Regulators, residual insecticides.
Beetle Control Measures
We adhere to an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense 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 pest . The end game is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration 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 , Blister Beetles , Click Beetles , Dried Fruit Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Foreign Grain Beetles , Ground Beetles , Pantry 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 more active at nighttime , moving about in search of cockroaches and other insects . Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they control other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most homeowners have an aversion to them inside their homes.
Did you know … Millipedes feed on leaf matter and decaying vegetation while centipedes feed on other Bugs ?
Centipede & Millipede Pest Control
Centipedes often enter homes in the fall or winter months or during times of colder temperatures. They are typically found in basements and garages, both of which exhibit desirable environments for this creature. An increased population within the home may be attributed to one of two things: a readily available insect food source or, more commonly, increasingly humid conditions.
To eliminate centipede populations , the 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 only what is necessary to eliminate the target pest .
- Find the location: Look behind plant posts or other gardening equipment regularly to ensure there are no signs of life.
- Sanitize the area and remove the pests: These should be removed and the area thoroughly cleaned.
- Prevent further infestations: Consider using a pesticide and monitoring the area regularly for signs of recurrence.
- Some of these measures are to make sure doors and windows fit tightly and caulk cracks and crevices that permit their entry to the inside. Additional measures could be removing or eliminating trash piles, rocks, stacks of wood, leaf piles, compost piles around the outside of the home.
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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 everything , especially clothing.
House Crickets live outside but may come indoors in considerable numbers. House crickets are nocturnal, they stay hidden during the day . They have a distinctive chirping sound. They can drive you crazy trying to locate them. As soon as you hone in on their location they stop chirping.
Field crickets are another common nuisance. This species is slightly darker & longer than the House Cricket. Field crickets prefer to live outside in flower beds, overgrown grass and lawns . However, they do come inside often. Since Field crickets are attracted to lights at night, sometimes turning off these lights helps.
Camel crickets (humpback crickets) are not true crickets since they do not have wings. Camel Crickets are most often are found in closets, crawlspaces and basements , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under stones, brush piles & logs 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 foods & surfaces by spreading disease organisms picked up on their legs and mouth-parts when feeding on trash, feces and other decaying substances .
However , an occasional house fly is not necessarily a problem requiring our intervention. Every human, every home , will have to deal with an occasional fly or two . When we get called out for flies, it is a large population that cannot be controlled .
Like many other bugs , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. Depending on conditions , 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 nearly 100 eggs during each round . Female house flies usually only mate once but is capable of producing between 350-900 eggs in their lifetime . 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 up the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of substances such as garbage, human food & feces, animal carcasses . They are attracted 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 .
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.
Fun Fact! 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 notice there is a 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 is an energy source to help them over-winter . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hide out during the colder months of the year . 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 warmer weather arrives . However, you can easily vacuum them up and discard the bag. If you have a ladybug infestation inside your home, other measures will need to be taken. Here are a several things we can implement . First off , 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 pesticides that target them specifically on the outside of your home to prevent them from establishing a large group .
There are some all-natural alternatives that you can try at home. Possibly consider spraying around the cracks and crevices with a natural repellent such as citrus, clove or citronella oil . Also, Mums are known to repel ladybugs. The more mums you have by doors and windows the fewer ladybugs you will have to deal with.
If you want to leave it to professionals, simply call us and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from coming back .
Are annoying mosquitoes ruining your outdoor activities ? Are you concerned about your family’s potential health risks ? We provide professional mosquito services that will help you take back your yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the measures of our Mosquito Control services during the entire mosquito season.
Not all Mosquito Control Products are created equal.
Our 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 control mosquitoes. Four necessary steps include:
1. Locate all mosquito habitats
2. Install use of structural barriers
3. Control Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Control Adult Mosquitoes
Use Structural Barriers
One measure to prevent mosquitoes from getting indoors is by using structural barriers. Some examples of these include:
• Installing window and door screens if needed.
• Cover all gaps in doors, windows & walls to block mosquitoes from gaining entry .
• Make sure door & window screens are ” bug-proof .”
Control Mosquito Larva
By using a pesticide which targets larva in their concentrated breeding habitats , will yield the greatest impact on their population . Egg and larva interventions are the most effective and least costly way to 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 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!
An established moth infestation usually requires professional intervention to completely resolve the problem. Although many people attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often 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.
While there are many different types of moths, the Indianmeal moth is the most common household pantry pest in our area . It is different from other types of moths because it is attracted to boxed food , unlike the clothes moth which is attracted to clothing.
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 grains 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 your stored foods . Various moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively eliminate them.
All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a game plan to eliminate the moths. These factors can include; species, stored products, type of structure, etc.
Control measures for stored products moths (Indian Meal Moths, Mediterranean flour moth, etc.) include going through all of the pantry items and throwing away all open grain-type products, better storage containers, freezing existing packages to kill eggs, and spraying the closet to eliminate the problem. However, for the fabric moth pests; vacuuming the entire closet including the walls, throwing away any paper items that could be harboring eggs, proper storage, and application of pesticides. Monitoring using various traps including pheromone traps where applicable is done thereafter to ensure moth problems do not continue.
All our State certified technicians are highly-skilled and are required to participate in regular continuing education programs to keep them up-to-date with industry standards.
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 approximately a half inch in length. They are closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the homeowner , the two appear nearly identical and are often misidentified . A fast 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 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 soil food products & food 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 seemingly impervious 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 stow 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.
Both male and female American cockroaches can fly . The wings develop by the time they become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outside . They prefer damp, warm areas like under shrubs , and under mulch. All over the United States , people known them as “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 super common in sewer systems of most cities . American cockroaches enter houses to find food and water . They can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is not installed properly . Basement windows and garages are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to kitchens, laundry rooms, basements and bathrooms .
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 sustained flight and more likely live in leaves & grassy areas . German roaches are not capable of flight and are the home invaders . Usually Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to invade tour 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 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 effective in preventing further infestation.
However, a pest control tech can discuss our strategy , as cockroach populations grow fast and are difficult to eradicate without our assistance .
SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH
These insects become a concern when attracted by interior lights , they enter homes through cracked in doors, windows and other gaps into the home. They contaminate any surfaces they touch , spreading diseases that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s saliva and skin may also trigger allergic reactions and asthma . It is not common that people see large , flying roaches so it can be horrific to most people.
Oriental cockroaches prefer cool, dark & damp areas such as those under sinks and washing machines , 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 in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch long . Both female and male adults are very darl, almost black ; their bodies usually have a shiny finish .
OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:
We inspect your entire home — outside and inside . There are quite a few things the Tech will do during the inspection:
• Identify areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the areas of concern .
• Identify any suspect entrances 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 bugs from getting inside your home. We will provide you with the price to exclude 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 house or property that are attracting bugs .
• LOW-RISK Gel or granular bait: These are applied in areas where cockroaches will eat them, but children or pets cannot reach them.
• Insect growth regulator: Applied into cockroach hiding places, these interfere with the cockroaches’ normal development.
• Residual insecticides: Applied into cracks and crevices, this help to keep cockroaches from hiding in the treated areas. The technician may also apply liquid insecticide outdoors to help keep all cockroaches from coming inside.
Monitoring Roaches – every time the technician 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 landscape or home that might make your home vulnerable to cockroach invasion .
A scorpion is best noted , 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 pest.
• 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 moisture or condensation . Silverfish seek out the humidity. Silverfish cannot survive inside buildings in low relative humidity, so take measures to reduce it by using a dehumidifier. Maintain a relative humidity below 50% year-round.
Reduce food sources & clutter . Regularly vacuum the crevices & cracks . Remove easily accessible food sources such as pet foods, cereals and flour by storing pantry food in sir-tight containers.
It is common to find Silverfish in the 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 under piles of rocks, leaves and wood . Silverfish prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaf, grass, and wood piles on your property . 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. Many species of spiders are common household pests in the United States. Another distinction between spiders and other pests is that spiders do not have wings or antennae. Spiders are arachnids.
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 pasting 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.