You must have searched for “ PEST CONTROL NEAR ME ”  who provides Lula Pest Management Services or you would not have come across this website for Southern Pest Management.

 

 

 

Our family-owned business started well over a decade ago, right in Fulton County, as specialists in wildlife control services.  Thanks to our customer’s continuous requests , our company has spent YEARS obtaining the skills & licenses required to allow us to provide our pest management services to the public . With that out of the way , here we are! Ready to serve!

The most popular household pests in Lula are Rats , Bats, Mosquitoes , Asian Roaches, Black Widow Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Banded Sugar Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & Asian Beetles . If you have unwanted “ pests ” in your house , there is a viable solution… CALL US!

— Lula Pest Management Services —

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

We are a family business.  Every Technician on your property is a partner in this company so they have a vested interest in the results .  We take our time to do a thorough inspection to determine what is best for your exact situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We have to identify the target pests and implement measures to eliminate them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the adequate amount of pesticides to relieve 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 critter-free environment without having to rely “totally” on traditional pesticides.  Any of our services can be tailored to suit any BUDGET & NEED . Talk to us !  Our typical household pest control services are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –

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Biological Control

Biological control is the use of natural enemies— parasites, pathogens, predators and competitors to manage 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  reproducing, dispersing, surviving and getting established . Like debris removal, moisture control, etc . This is the most popular of the interventions that we invoke in our pest prevention programs.

Lula mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

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

Lula pesticidesChemical Control

With our approach pesticides are always used in conjunction with other controls for more effective, long-term control. There is a certain amount of pesticides that we are allowed to spray in accordance to the labeling . However, we are not just going to hose down your home with the maximum allowable. We determine the amount it will take to control   the target pest and apply the chemicals responsibly.  Eventually we try to move all pesticides to the outside and apply limited amounts in the living quarters of your home.  Anyone’s objective should be to eliminate the pests before they enter inside . This mindset and practice make for a healthier air quality .

 

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 houses or the specific bugs may call for the use of bait 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 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 lives in colonies . Treatment plans should include killing the whole colony. Just spraying a couple ants with a household ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and chase off the remaining colony. If done improperly it could 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 source of food , ants will leave a pheromone trail for other ants to follow.

The most common ants are Argentine Ants, Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants, Fire Ants, Ghost Ants, Leafcutter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants and Pharaoh Ants. Understanding typical behavior patterns will help you achieve the fastest results .

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

It is hard to distinguish, identify even for newly trained people in the pest control industry. The two biggest differentiating factors are: 1) When comparing bodies – ants have segmented waists and termites’ bodies are about the same width, without pinched waists. 2) Ant antennas are bent whereas Termite antennae are straight.

Inspection
To get your ant problem resolved it is important that our first step is to perform a thorough inspection. In order for us to locate the nest, we must follow their trails. Ants leave a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes from and to a food location so other ants can easily find the food. Outside the house, we inspect the perimeter like the foundation walls, areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near porches and walls may help hide some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Strategies and Tips

There are two main types of problems 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 in the home. Ants that live outside will travel inside your house to search for food. Some species ultimately live and nest 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 access , 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 house . Some ants don’t just enter your house seeking 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 seeking 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 undesirable 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 tons of (especially Lady Bugs) clustered inside and outside the home. The beetles are trying to find somewhere to invade homes for shelter to escape winter conditions. When beetles become a problem, your pest control technician will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the specific beetle and based on the inspection findings they will design an effective treatment strategy 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 cause of the beetle problem, locate the entryways that beetles are using to get into your house .

Our   plan is to devise and implement a custom solution. Our skilled 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 advisable application of pesticides to eliminate the target pest . The goal is to remove the nuisance pest while protecting human health, non-target beneficial species, and the environment.

Some of the types of Beetles: Powderpost Beetle , Asian Lady Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Click Beetles , Dried Fruit Beetles , Elm Leaf Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Foreign Grain Beetles , Ground Beetles , Larder Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Lula Carpenter bees usually live for around a year . Each new generation starts in the late summer, emerging from nest in August and September to grow and feed , pollinating flowers as they go before hibernating for the winter .  Only the strong survive to residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of eliminating the carpenter bee invasion. Reach out to 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 active at night, moving around in search of cockroaches and other insects .  Although Centipedes are beneficial since they control other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most homeowners have an aversion to them being inside their homes.

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

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

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

You may more commonly find centipedes in greenhouses and outside structures. Insecticides may be used where significant numbers are found and usually provide sufficient pest control. They are available in both chemical and organic solutions. We follow an Integrated Pest Management methodology when applying pesticides in or around your home. We use pesticides responsibly and use only what is necessary to eliminate the target species .

    • Find the location: Look behind plant posts or other gardening equipment regularly to ensure there are no signs of life.
    • Sanitize the area and remove the pests: These should be removed and the area thoroughly cleaned.
    • Prevent further infestations: Consider using a pesticide and monitoring the area regularly for signs of recurrence.
    • Some of these measures are to make sure doors and windows fit tightly and caulk cracks and crevices that permit their entry to the inside. Additional measures could be removing or eliminating trash piles, rocks, stacks of wood, leaf piles, compost piles around the outside of the home.

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CRICKET 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 everything , especially clothing.

House Crickets live outdoors 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 they feel a threat close-by they stop chirping.

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This cricket 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 our homes 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 crawl spaces, basements & closets , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under brush piles, logs & stones most outdoor areas, and while some people enjoy their songs of the evening, these tunes can drive others to complete distraction. These choirs of crickets can be avoided by making the outdoor yard or landscaping less desirable for the insects. They are naturally attracted to bright lights, so reducing any outdoor lighting will make the area less desirable to these serenading creatures. As an alternative, low-level “bug lights” can be purchased at home and garden stores. Keeping any grasses around residences trimmed and tended will also reduce the environmental appeal.

Crickets in the home are easily 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 typhoid, salmonella, and tuberculosis . House flies contaminate food surfaces by spreading disease organisms picked up on their legs and mouth-parts when feeding on feces, trash, and other decaying substances .

With that said , an occasional house fly is not necessarily a problem requiring our intervention.  Every 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 eliminated .

Like many other pests , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. If the conditions are favorable , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult could take place in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  She will reproduce approx. 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 100 eggs during each round . Female house flies usually only mate one time but is capable of producing nearly 350-900 eggs in their lifetime . Adult house flies typically live between two weeks to a month .

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 like straws to suck up the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of substances such as animal carcasses, human food, feces and garbage . They are attracted to feces because of its pungent odor.

HOUSE FLY PEST  CONTROL

With our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, we combine multiple control measures to eliminate the problem. Each situation is different ; however, it may call for pesticide application, habitat modification, and mechanical controls .  Since our company originated with wildlife expertise , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a wall, crawl space or attic if there is a large fly population . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and devise a plan that meets your goals and expectations .

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS

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 the masses inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners hire us to resolve the problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to get under control without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now over-powering 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 eat on pollen. The pollen  is an energy source to help them through their winter hibernation . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hang out during the winter months . If they decide your home is suitable , they can easily find their way inside through doors, plumbing, utility lines, openings around windows, cracks, etc. .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them to do their own thing . They leave as soon as the 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. 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 suggestions of habitat modifications . These are things that could be attracting ladybugs to your yard and seeking refuge within your home . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides 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 reach out and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from coming back .

MOSQUITO EXTERMINATION

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

Not all Mosquito Control 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 . The protocol that encourages taking advantage of every life stage of a mosquito to achieve control is referred to as integrated pest management (IPM).
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Our Mosquito Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

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

1. Remove mosquito habitats
2. Install use of structural barriers
3. Impede Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Eliminate Adult Mosquitoes

Mosquito Habitats

There are quick measures homeowners can implement themselves to disrupt  the cycle with mosquitoes in their breeding grounds. By removing standing water sources 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 rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys or any other container where mosquitoes would use to breed .
• Weekly water changes in rain barrels, birdbaths, fountains, wading pools and potted plant trays . 
• Drain unused vessels of water,  turn them over or fill them with dirt.
• Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.

Control Mosquito Larva

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

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

MOTH CONTROL

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

The single most common moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed clumps in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of 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 numerous different species of moths, the Indianmeal moth is the most frequent household pantry pest in our homes . 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 house 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 exterior walls . It is unnerving when you open a sealed box of grains only to find evidence of pantry moths on the inside . You may not even notice them until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying inside your house .

The Pantry Moth Life Cycle
There are 4 stages in the life cycle of a pantry moth:
1. Egg: Moth eggs are extremely tiny and a light grey in color. An adult can lay nearly 400 eggs at a time , and they can hatch in only one week .
2. Larva: This is the stage that does damage .  Moth larvae are tiny worm-like eating machines. The casings they leave behind will contaminate food, making 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.  Surprisingly they do not have working mouth parts and they cannot eat. This means their sole objective is to reproduce.

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.

ROACH CONTROL

Roaches are one of the most feared pests controlled with our household pest control services. The 1st step is proper identification of any pest then the Certified Pest Control Technician calculates a plan to resolve & prevent future infestations. 2nd step after treatment is the habitat modifications.

The Most Common Roaches in North Georgia Pest Control

GERMAN COCKROACHES

German Roaches are dark brown – brown in color. They have two distinct parallel bands running the length of their behind the head to the base of the wings . Full grown adults are on average a half inch in length.  It is closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the untrained eye , they both appear just about identical and are often confused for each other . A sure way to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is attracted 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 3 months , and they breed continuously . Under the correct conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over a million roaches in her lifespan . German roaches often pollute food & food products with their feces, waste 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 a stronghold in buildings and is very hardy & resilient against pest control measures . This is because of the massive amount of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to tuck away due to their tiny size. That is also the primary reason that they can purposefully be controlled 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 sustained flight and normally live in grass and/or leaves . German roaches are not capable of flight and are found in kitchens . Typically Asian cockroaches live outside , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outdoors Asian cockroaches are typically located in shaded, moist areas. Asian cockroaches are active at sunset and fly distances toward lights . You may see an Asian cockroach attracted to your TV or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you see an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be successful in preventing further infestation.

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

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both female and male American cockroaches are capable of flight .  The wings develop when they become adults. American cockroaches normally live outdoors . They prefer warm, damp areas like under shrubs , and under mulch. All over 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 common in sewer systems in many   American cities . American cockroaches enter a house to find food & 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 .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a concern when attracted by house lights , they enter our homes courtesy of openings in gaps, doors and windows in the home. They contaminate the surfaces they come in contact with , spreading germs that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s body fluid may also trigger allergic reactions and asthma . It is not common that people see huge , flying cockroaches so it can be unnerving to most people.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches search for cool, dark & damp areas such as those in bathrooms , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the other species , concerning because it travels in sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″   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 & inside . There are several things the our Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Locate areas of cockroach activity.
• Locate the areas of concern .
• Identify any suspect entrances that roaches could use to gain access into your home.
• Implement a customized solution since “cookie-cutter” treatments aren’t always effective, the technician will design the treatment specific to your unique situation. We can select from a variety of techniques and tools tools and techniques to help keep any roaches out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep all roaches from getting inside your home. We will provide you with an estimate to exclude your home from pests .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are living around and in your house , we provide you with a punch list of things that you need to change to reduce on the things in your house 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:
• Confirm that the previous treatment was effective .
• Check for new cockroach activity.
• Emphasize moving forward with habitat modifications suggested to homeowner .  Identify any new changes to the home or landscape that could make your home vulnerable to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

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 abundant all over Northern Georgia . The Striped Bark Scorpion is found in the coastal plains and other areas of Southern Georgia.

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 the same to every pest that we handle .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target pest.
• Devise a plan .

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

SILVERFISH CONTROL MEASURES

To prevent a silverfish infestation, eliminate sources of excessive dampness in places that have potentially 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 clutter and food sources .   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 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 . They prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaf, grass, and wood piles near your home . Keep gutters debris-free .

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

With our Lula Pest Control Division, We adhere to an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach to pest control. We take advantage of existing mechanical & environmental controls (habitat modifications, removing attractants, using barriers, traps, etc.) combined with the responsible application of pesticides to eliminate the target pest. Our goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species and the environment.

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.

Spider Habitat

Some spiders prefer humid and moist locations like basements and crawl spaces, while others prefer dry and warm places. Spiders prefer to hide in dark hiding places and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. Keep this in mind … every “cobweb” was created by a spider.

Rather than sharing a picture of every spider we have in our area, we decided to let you google the images. Please check out a website of spiders seen in Georgia: Spider ID

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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