You must have searched for “ PEST CONTROL CLOSE BY ”  who performs Lula Pest Control Services or you would not have come across this information for Southern Pest Management.

 

Our family-owned & operated business began over a decade ago, right in the heart of Johns Creek , as specialists in wildlife trapping services.  Encouraged by our customer’s repeated requests , we have invested YEARS obtaining the training & licenses required to allow us to provide our pest management services to your family . With that out of the way , we are here… Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most popular nuisance critters in Lula are Mice , Bats, Mosquitoes , American Roaches, Orb Weaver Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Banded Sugar Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Lady Beetles . If you have uninvited “ pests ” in your house , there is a simple solution… Reach out to US!

— Lula Pest Control Services —

– THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY UNLIKE MOST OTHERS & WHY ANYONE SHOULD PICK US AS YOUR EXTERMINATOR –

We are a small local business.  Every person on your property is a partner in this company so we have a vested interest in the results .  We take our time to do a complete inspection to establish what is best for your exact situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We must identify the target species and take measures to eliminate them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the adequate amount of pesticides to remedy the problem. This approach is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

We apply our pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: Our approach successfully insures a pest-free environment without having to rely “completely” on traditional pesticides.  Each of our services can be modified to fit any BUDGET . Talk to us !  Our typical household pest control program are offered on a Bi-Monthly or Quarterly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST MANAGEMENT MEASURES –

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Biological Control

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

Lula habitat controls

Habitat & Environmental Controls

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

Lula mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical 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 stopping the target species .)

Lula pesticidesChemical Control

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 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.  Eventually we try to move all pesticide applications 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 come inside . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .

 

Our Lula Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a sense of moral obligation , desire and a little more time.  As an example some homes or the specific bugs may call for the use of bait stations instead of just spraying. When applying pesticides to an area it could require a simple spot-treatment instead of broadcast spraying. This may require more time to switch gear for a different measure , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program go to 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 Lula:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30554 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are a social insect that create & live in colonies . Treatment plans always include killing the entire colony. Just spraying an ant with a typical household ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and scatter the rest of the colony. If done improperly it can actually delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may come into your house foraging for food or for shelter. They enter through the tiniest 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 trail of pheromones for other ants to follow.

The most common ants are Argentine Ants, Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants, Fire Ants, Ghost Ants, Leafcutter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants and Pharaoh Ants. Understanding any patterns will help you achieve the best ant control .

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

It is hard to distinguish, identify even for trained people in the pest control industry. The two biggest distinguishing 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 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 find the food. Outside the home , 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 Strategies and Tips

There are two main types of issues that are commonly experienced with ants.  Ants that live outside and forage inside.  Ants that already have a nest built inside.  Our pest control measures combine habitat modification & barriers with the proper baits or pesticides to control the problem. Our strategy always depends on the type of infestation and the type of ant that we are targeting.

1. Ants that live outside but come inside the home. Ants that live outside will travel inside your home looking for food. Some species ultimately live and make nests inside our homes . Follow these measures to help control any type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate entry points into the home. Since Ants are extremely industrious in sourcing entry points , you may not be able to block them all.
    •  Clean around entrances with a cleanser 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 foraging for food. Some ants will establish a colony inside. Indoor colonization occurs year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products.  We can strategically place ant bait to lure the ants to the poison.

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

BEETLE CONTROL 

Many beetles are beneficial insects such as the lady beetle (a.k.a; ladybug) feeds on destructive pests. But the ones that feed on plants, animal fibers, woods or food products are considered pests because they end up doing damage to the food source they prefer .

Sometimes beetles, their mere presence , 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 control technician will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the type of beetle and based on the inspection findings they will develop 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 Lula — inside and outside. There are several steps that the technician can do during the inspection incorporates locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate the entryways that beetles are using to get into your home .

Our   goal is to devise and implement a customized solution. Our licensed Pest Control Tech will customize the treatment specific to your unique situation. We can select from a variety of tools and techniques to help keep any beetles out of your home: beetle exclusion, habitat modifications, Insect Growth Regulators, residual insecticides.

Beetle Control Measures

We 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 advisable application of pesticides to eliminate the nuisance pest . The goal is to remove the nuisance pest while protecting human health, non-target beneficial species, and the air quality of your home .

Some of the types of Beetles: Powderpost Beetle , Asian Lady Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Click Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Elm Leaf Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Flour Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Pantry Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Stink Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Lula Carpenter bees usually live for about one year . Each new generation is hatched in the late summer, emerging from nests in August and September to feed & grow , pollinating flowers as they go before hibernating for the winter .  a residual pesticides it is the most effective means of eliminating the carpenter bee invasion. Contact us , let’s discuss your specific situation and we will come up with a plan that is best suited for your situation. Let us bring peace to this situation. 

CENTIPEDES & MILLIPEDE EXTERMINATION   

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

Fun Fact … Millipedes feed primarily on decaying vegetation and leaf litter while centipedes feed on other insects ?

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes commonly 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 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 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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CRICKET PROBLEMS

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

House Crickets live outside but may come indoors in considerable numbers. House crickets are nocturnal, they stay hidden during the daytime . They have a distinctive chirping sound. They can drive you crazy trying to 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 lawns, flower beds & overgrown grasses . However, they do make their way 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 inhabit 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.

HOUSE FLY ELIMINATION

Fly control is always a popular request since a house fly can transfer more than 100 different diseases , including tuberculosis, salmonella, and typhoid . House flies contaminate food surfaces by spreading disease organisms picked up on their legs and mouth-parts when feeding on trash, feces and other decaying substances .

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 will not go away .

Like many other pests , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. Depending on conditions , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult could take place in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female will reproduce 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 lifespan . 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 solid foods through ( regurgitation and spitting | spitting or regurgitation }. Their tongues are shaped like straws to suck up the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of foods such as garbage, human food & feces, animal carcasses . They are drawn to pet waste because of its pungent odor.

HOUSE FLY PEST  EXTERMINATION

With our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, we combine multiple control measures to eliminate the problem. Each situation is different ; however, it may call for habitat modification, mechanical controls and pesticide .  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 presence of flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and customize a plan that meets your goals and expectations .

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS

Most people who’ve never had to deal with massive amounts of ladybugs view ( them | ladybugs } in a favorable way. Who doesn’t get a warm feeling after watching the movie “A Bugs Life”. Ladybugs sometimes referred to as lady beetles, are actually considered a beneficial insect. They feed heartily on many plant-eating insects such as aphids.

Be aware In our area, there are the friendly & beneficial ladybugs and then there are an invasive species called the Asian Ladybug beetle. The Asian Ladybugs tend to gather together in large groups inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners hire us to resolve the problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to remedy without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now taking over our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Lula

Ladybugs in the house. Many things can attract ladybugs to your inside your home . If your landscaping includes flowering bushes , they will likely attract aphids, the primary food source of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also feed 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 winter . If they decide your home is suitable , they can easily find their way inside through doors, plumbing, utility lines, openings around windows, cracks, etc. .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them to do their own thing . They get out as soon as the weather warms . However, you can just vacuum them up and discard the bag. If you have a ladybug infestation inside your home, other measures will need to be taken. There are a few things we can implement . First and foremost , 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 within 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 bay leaves, citronella oil, clove or citrus oil . Also, Mums are known to repel ladybugs. The more mums you have by doors and windows the fewer ladybugs you will have to deal with.

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

MOSQUITO EXTERMINATION

Are annoying mosquitoes ruining your outdoor family time ? Are you concerned about your family’s potential health risks ? We provide professional mosquito services that will help you feel safe in your own yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the benefits of our Mosquito Control services during the entire mosquito season.

Not all Mosquito Control Companies 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 . 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).
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Our Mosquito Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

IPM is a common-sense, science-based approach for controlling pests . Our Mosquito Control service uses a combination of measures that focus on pest prevention. It is our job to identify the conditions that lead to infestations. The most effective means of controlling adult mosquitoes is through the use of pesticides. A successful integrated mosquito control strategy includes several tactics to eliminate mosquitoes. Four crucial steps include:

1. Locate all mosquito habitats
2. Recommend use of structural barriers
3. Control Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Eliminate Adult Mosquitoes

Use Structural Barriers

One approach to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside is by using structural barriers. Some examples of these include:

• Repair window and door screens if needed.

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

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

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a pesticide which targets larva in their concentrated breeding habitats , will yield the best results .  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
Applying pesticides for mosquito control is one of the dramatic means to fight an outbreak of mosquito-borne disease. Mosquito adulticides (pesticide labelled for the adult stage) are applied as ultra-low volume (ULV) sprays which dispense extremely small droplets. These smaller size droplets stay suspended longer making the pesticide more effective. The more effective the pesticide, the less we have to apply. We want the healthiest & safest environment for humans, non-targeted species and pets.

Everything about your specific situation, your specific yard needs to be a consideration to determine the best way to tackle the mosquito problem. Some considerations might include the type of mosquito, resistance, targeted stage of life, upcoming weather, etc. This is our approach!

MOTH CONTROL

An established moth infestation usually requires professional intervention to completely eliminate the problem. Although many customers attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they had hoped for .

The single most common moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed strange stringy particles in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of boxed foods , or rice that appears to have cobwebs? If the answer is yes, then you’ve seen pantry moths. The term ‘pantry moth’ usually refers to the Indianmeal moth.

As with almost all living creatures, pantry moths only goal is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This gives them a place for safe egg storage while giving their babies the best chance of survival .

Moths can enter your home through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through crevices & cracks around cables, dryer vents or utility chases that pass-through exterior walls . It is unnerving when you open a sealed box of rice 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 inside your home .

The Pantry Moth Life Cycle
There are four stages in the life cycle of a pantry moth:
1. Egg: Moth eggs are very tiny and a light grey in color. An adult can lay nearly 400 eggs at a time , and they can hatch in just one week .
2. Larva: This is the stage that does damage .  Moth larvae are tiny maggot-like eating machines. The casings they leave behind will contaminate food, rendering it unusable . The larval stage typically lasts 2-3 months depending on conditions.
3. Pupa: Moths in the pupal stage are in cocoons, usually hidden in cracks, corners, or crevices. Often identified by the cocoons buried underneath food, causing the matted webs. Moths usually take 15-20 days to develop from pupae into adults.
4. Adult: The adults appear fully winged; they are attracted to light and fly around looking to reproduce.  Amazing fact they do not have working mouth parts , therefore, they cannot eat. This means their sole purpose is to reproduce.

All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a game plan to control the moths. These factors can include; species, stored products, type of structure, etc.

Control measures for stored products moths (Indian Meal Moths, Mediterranean flour moth, etc.) include going through all of the pantry items and throwing away all open grain-type products, better storage containers, freezing existing packages to kill eggs, and spraying the closet to eliminate the problem. However, for the fabric moth pests; vacuuming the entire closet including the walls, throwing away any paper items that could be harboring eggs, proper storage, and application of pesticides. Monitoring using various traps including pheromone traps where applicable is done thereafter to ensure moth problems do not continue.

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

ROACH CONTROL

Roaches are one of the most common pests controlled with our household pest control services. The 1st step is proper identification of any pest then the Certified Pest Control Technician formulates 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 brown to dark brown in color. They have two distinct parallel bands running the length of their behind the head to the base of the wings . Full grown adults are approx. a half inch in length.  German Roaches are closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the homeowner , the two appear just about identical and are often confused for each other . 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 widespread of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 100 days , and they breed continuously . Under the proper conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over 1 million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often contaminate food & food products with their feces and defensive secretions. They also transport & harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause severe allergic reactions and illnesses .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings and is seemingly impervious against pesticides . This is because of the large amount of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to tuck away due to their small size. That is also the main cause that they can definitely be eliminated with baits in   cracks and crevices .

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.

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these roaches are often confused for the German Roaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flying and normally live in grass and/or leaves . German roaches cannot fly and are the home invaders . Typically Asian cockroaches live outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outdoors Asian cockroaches are commonly located in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at dusk and fly a long toward sources of light . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your TV or perched near lamps and other sources of illumination . If you spot an Asian cockroach inside your home , the use of screens may be successful in preventing further infestation.

However, our pest control expert can discuss our strategy to eliminate , as cockroach populations gain momentum surprisingly fast and are difficult to eradicate without professional tricks .

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both female & male American cockroaches are capable of flight .  Their wings develop by the time they become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outside . They prefer warm, damp areas like landscaping , and under mulch. In many parts of the United States , people call them “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 very prevalent in sewer systems in many   American cities . American cockroaches enter a house to find food & water .  American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is not installed properly . Crawlspaces, basements & garages are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter homes , they often go to bathrooms, laundry rooms , kitchens and basements .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These   insects become a nuisance when attracted by interior lights , they enter our homes courtesy of cracked in gaps, windows or doors in 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 asthma or allergic reactions . It is not common that people see huge , flying cockroaches so it can be upsetting to most people.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches favor damp, dark & cool areas such as those in bathrooms , and in damp basements. This species, which is more sluggish and less wary than the other species , of concern because it often travels in sewer pipes and can live on filth . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch   in length . Both male and female adults are very dark brown, nearly black ; their bodies usually have a shiny finish .

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your entire home — outside and inside . There are several things the our Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the areas of concern .
• Identify any suspect entry points that pests could use to enter into your home.
• Implement a customized solution since “cookie-cutter” treatments aren’t always effective, the technician will design the treatment specific to your unique situation. We can select from a variety of { techniques and tools } tools and techniques to help keep any roaches out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep cockroaches from getting inside your home. We will provide you with the quote to seal up your home from pests .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are living in and around your home , we provide you with a punch list of issues that you need to change to reduce on the issues in your   home or property that are attracting roaches .

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

Monitoring Roaches – each time the technician returns 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.
• check to see if any habitat modifications have been implemented .  Identify any new changes to the landscape or home that would make your home vulnerable to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

Scorpions are pests that have been on this planet since just about the beginning of time . Scorpions, thus, are extremely adapted & successful at surviving . Basically, scorpions identification is easy , even though they may vary in size up to an inch . They all look very similar with two pincers at the front part of the body, a head/body combo with 4 legs on each side (8 total) and a long tail. At the end of the tail is a bulbous shape that ends with a hooked shaped stinger. Scorpions are arachnids, thus they have 8 legs. The body & head (cephalothorax) is conjoined which is also a characteristic of spiders.

CONTROLLING SCORPIONS

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

SILVERFISH CONTROL

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

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

SILVERFISH CONTROL MEASURES

To prevent a silverfish infestation, eliminate sources of excessive dampness in places that have maybe improper fitted pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms and other areas of high 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. Maintain 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   tight containers.

It is common to find Silverfish in the attic, basement areas, and inside storage boxes . They eat the glue on the boxes and book bindings. They may feed on surface molds found on cardboard boxes found in damp basements or attics. Silverfish naturally live outside under stones, rocks, and leaf debris . Silverfish prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as wood piles or mounds of leaves or debris near your home . Keep gutters cleaned out .

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

They can be found in upper corners of attics and rooms , nooks & crannies as well as sub-floor air-vents. Spiders prefer to hide in dark areas and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. For transparency … every “cobweb” was made 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

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

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