You must have searched for “ PEST CONTROL NEAR ME ”  who offers Milton Pest Control Services or you would not have come across this page for Southern Pest Management.

 

 

 

Our family-owned & operated business launched over 10 years ago, right in the heart of Alpharetta , as experts with wildlife control services.  Because of our customer’s repetitive suggestions , our company has spent MANY YEARS obtaining the formal education & licenses required to enable us to provide our pest prevention services to you . With all of that in mind , we are here… Ready to serve!

The most popular nuisance critters in Milton are Rodents , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , Oriental Roaches, St. Andrews Cross Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Banded Sugar Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & various Beetles . If you have undesirable “ guests ” in your home , there is a affordable solution… CALL US!

— Milton Pest Control Services —

– HERE IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY UNIQUE & WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US AS YOUR –

We are a family-owned & operated business.  Every Technician on your property is an owner in this company so we each have a vested interest in the outcome .  We take enough time to do a complete inspection to determine what is best for your specific situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We need to identify the target species and devise a strategy to get rid of 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 the pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: Our approach successfully maintains a bug-free environment without having to depend “completely” on traditional pesticides.  All of our services can be tailored to fit any NEED & BUDGET . Talk to us !  Our typical household pest control program are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.

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– PEST MANAGEMENT MEASURES –

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Biological Control

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

Milton 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 popular of the interventions that we invoke in our pest management programs.

Milton mechanical controls Physical & Mechanical Controls

Mechanical & Physical 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, sticky boards, etc. Physical controls can be barriers or screens – things physically blocking the bug .)

Milton 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 laws . However, we are not just going to spray your home with the maximum allowable. We calculate the amount it will take to control   the target species and apply the chemicals responsibly.  Our goal is to move all pesticide applications to the outside and apply very little on the inside of your home.  Everyone’s objective should be to eliminate the pests before they come in your environment . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .

 

Our Milton 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.  Meaning some homes or the target pest may call for the use of bait stations instead of just spraying. When applying pesticides to an area it could require applying dust in a crack instead of broadcast spraying. This may require more time to switch gear for a different measure , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program visit this page .

Our friendly, highly-skilled staff is happy to answer any questions that you might have –

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We provide pest control to the following areas:

 

Some of the most common pests in Milton:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30004 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are a social insect that create & live in colonies . Treatment plans need include killing the whole colony. Just spraying a couple ants with a consumer-grade pesticide , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few ants and chase off the remainder of colony. If done improperly it would delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may come into your house foraging for food or for shelter. They enter through the tiniest entry points , 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 trail of pheromones for others 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 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 two biggest determining factors are: 1) When comparing bodies – ants have segmented waists and termites’ bodies are about the same width, without pinched waists. 2) Ant antennas are bent whereas Termite antennae are straight.

Inspection
To get your ant problem under control it is important that our first step is to perform a thorough inspection. In order for us to locate the nest, we must follow their trails. Ants leave a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes to and from a food location so other ants can easily find the food. Outside the house, we inspect the perimeter like the foundation walls, areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near 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 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 looking for food. Some species ultimately live and nest inside our homes . Follow these measures to help reduce occurrences any type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate access into the home. Since Ants are extremely resourceful in sourcing entry points , you may not be able to seal them all.
    •  Clean around entrances with a cleanser to remove their chemical trail left behind , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.

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

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are more active in the evening hours when scouring for food, both inside the home and outside. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood for food, but they will tunnel 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 harm to the food source they prefer .

Sometimes beetles, their mere presence , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find hundreds of beetles (especially Lady Bugs) clustered all around the home. The beetles are trying to find somewhere to invade homes for shelter to escape winter conditions. When beetles become a problem, your pest control technician will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the type of beetle and based on the inspection findings they will design an effective treatment plan to resolve the problem .

Proper identification of the target species is critical since there are so many varied species of beetles and the specific details required for treatment for different beetles.

OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:

We inspect your home in Milton — inside and outside. There are several things that the technician can do during the inspection which include locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate entrances that beetles are using to get into your home .

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

Beetle Control Measures

We follow an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense practices to pesticide applications. We take advantage of existing mechanical & environmental controls: Examples are such as habitat modifications, removing attractants, using barriers, traps, etc. Combine those with the responsible application of pesticides to eliminate the target species . Our 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: American Spider Beetles , Asian Long-horned Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Click Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Foreign Grain Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Pantry Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Stink Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Milton Carpenter bees usually live for around a year . Each new generation starts in the late summer, emerging from nests in August and September to feed & grow , pollinating flowers as they go before settling in for the winter .  Survivors emerge in April and May to mate. The female carpenter bee drills a tunnel for her offspring . In each brood chamber, she stores food and lays an egg. After reproduction , adult carpenter bees die off in July, leaving the new generation to continue the cycle when they emerge a month or so later.

Most people encounter carpenter bees during April and May when they’ve just emerged to mate. During this time , male carpenter bees tend to hover around nest openings, looking for receptive females . It can be rather unnerving being around them, as the males will also hover aggressively around people who approach the nests. They may even fly right into you. Despite the smoke & mirrors , male carpenter bees cannot sting. Female carpenter bees can sting, but almost never do.

Unpainted or exposed wood is especially attractive to carpenter bees. A deterrent to carpenter bee activities is a painted (oil-base or polyurethane) surface. Wood stains & paint provide little repelling action. exposed saw cuts should be filled in with dowels or putty and painted. If possible , remove rotten wood and replace with pressure-treated wood to deter nest construction . To further discourage carpenter bees looking for potential nesting sites, a homeowner should secure all doors, windows, and other building openings during the spring. Non-wood surfaces such as vinyl siding are not damaged by carpenter bees.

We have a Carpenter Bee Prevention Program that we can implement which traps the carpenter bees .  While we are setting up the traps we implement steps to attract the bees to our traps. Once captured in the traps, they die. That combined with ( our residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of controlling 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 nighttime , moving around in search of food .  Although Centipedes are beneficial since they eliminate other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most people have an aversion to their presence 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 often enter homes in the fall or winter months or during times of cooler temperatures. They are typically found in basements and garages, both of which exhibit desirable environments for this creature. An increased population within the home may be attributed to one of two things: a readily available insect food source or, more commonly, increasingly humid conditions.

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

You may more commonly find centipedes in sheds 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: Camel, House & Field , Crickets. Crickets can be extremely ( aggravating | annoying | bothersome | nerve-racking | unsettling }, but unless there are large numbers, they do ( very little | little | hardly any } damage. They love to chew on anything , especially clothing.

House Crickets live outside but may come indoors in considerable numbers. House crickets are nocturnal, they stay hidden during the daytime . They have a distinctive chirping sound. They can drive you crazy trying to find them.  As soon as you hone in on their location they stop chirping.

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This cricket is slightly darker & longer  than the House Cricket.  Field crickets prefer to live outside in flower beds, overgrown grass and lawns . 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 crawl spaces, basements & closets , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under debris piles (brush & leaves ).

CRICKET CONTROL & EXTERMINATION

Crickets ( occupy most outdoor areas, and while some people enjoy their songs of the evening, these tunes can drive others to complete distraction. These choirs of crickets can be avoided by making the outdoor yard or landscaping less desirable for the insects. They are naturally attracted to bright lights, so reducing any outdoor lighting will make the area less desirable to these serenading creatures. As an alternative, low-level “bug lights” can be purchased at home and garden stores. Keeping any grasses around residences trimmed and tended will also reduce the environmental appeal.

Crickets in the home are easily eliminated . We can seal any of the entryways into the home that allows crickets to invade.

HOUSE FLY CONTROL

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

However , an occasional house fly is not necessarily a problem requiring our intervention.  Every home, every human , will have to deal with an occasional flies . When we get called out for flies, it is a large population that cannot be eliminated .

Like many other 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 occur in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female will reproduce about 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 100 eggs each time . Female house flies usually only mate one time but is capable of producing close to 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 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 foods such as garbage, human food & feces, animal carcasses . They are drawn to human waste 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 mechanical controls, habitat modifications and pesticides .  Since our company originated with wildlife expertise , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a attic, wall or crawl space if there is a large problem with flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and come up with a strategy that exceeds your goals & expectations .

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS

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

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 numbers inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners hire us to resolve the problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to resolve without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now overwhelming and killing off our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Milton

Ladybugs in the house. Multiple things can attract ladybugs to your house . If your landscaping includes flowering plants , 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 over-winter . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hide out during the winter . If they decide your home is the place to be , 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 alone . They get out as soon as the the cold weather is over . However, you can simply 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 several things we can implement . First off , we can winterize your home. We can go around the outside perimeter of your home and make some suggestions of habitat modifications . These are things that could be attracting ladybugs to your yard and seeking refuge in your home . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides along the perimeter of your home to prevent them from establishing a gathering .

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 essential oils . 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 get rid of them and prevent them from returning .

MOSQUITO CONTROL

Are pesky mosquitoes ruining your outdoor enjoyment ? Are you concerned about your family’s potential health risks ? We provide professional mosquito control 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 method is taken right out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborative playbook on how to best control mosquitoes . The protocol that encourages affecting the development of every life stage of a mosquito to successfully affect is referred to as integrated pest management (IPM).
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Our Mosquito Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

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

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

Mosquito Habitats

There are easy measures homeowners can have done to impede   the cycle with mosquitoes in their breeding grounds. By removing standing water to collect you can devastate the mosquito population, due to the fact that two out of the three life stages of a mosquito requires water.

• Get rid of standing water in plastic covers, toys, rain gutters, old tires, buckets, or any other vessel where mosquitoes can use for breeding .
• 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 pool water treated and circulating.

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a larvicide in their breeding habitat , will will decimate their population .  Larva & egg interventions are the least costly & most effective way to knock the number of mosquitoes down .  We can devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the quickest results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Misting pesticides for mosquito control is one of the most common 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!

MOTH CONTROL

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

The single most popular moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed 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 most living creatures, pantry moths only purpose is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This gives them a place to lay their eggs while giving their eggs the highest chance of surviving .

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 utility chases, dryer vents or around cables that pass-through exterior walls . It is shocking when you open a sealed box of cereal only to find evidence of pantry moths inside . You may not even notice them until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying around your home .

MOTH CONTROL MEASURES
Prior to implementing a moth control solution, your Licensed Pest Control Tech will properly identify the moth species affecting your property .  Various moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively control them.

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

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

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

ROACH CONTROL

Roaches are one of the most feared pests targeted 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 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 about 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 confused for each other . An easy method to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is drawn 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 100 days , and they breed constantly . Under the correct conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over 1 million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often contaminate food products & food with their feces and defensive secretions. They also transport & harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause illness & severe allergic reactions .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing a stronghold in buildings and is seemingly impervious against pesticides . 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 take cover due to their small size. That is also the primary reason that they can purposefully be eliminated with baits in crevices & cracks .

Our team 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.

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both female & male American cockroaches can take flight .  Their wings develop by the time they become adults. American cockroaches normally stay outside . They prefer damp, warm areas like landscaping , and under mulch. In many parts of the US , people call them “palmetto bugs” because they live in trees. I think 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 all   American cities . American cockroaches enter homes to find food and water .  American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is damaged . Basement windows and garages are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to bathrooms, laundry rooms , kitchens and basements .

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these are often confused for the German Cockroaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flying and commonly live in leaves & grassy areas . German roaches do not fly and are the home invaders . Furthermore Asian cockroaches live outside , while German cockroaches tend to infest human dwellings . Outside Asian cockroaches are more likely found in shaded, moist areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at dusk and fly distances toward lights . You may see an Asian roach drawn to your monitor or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you spot an Asian cockroach inside your home , the use of screens may be effective in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control expert can discuss further treatment , as roach populations grow quickly and are difficult to eradicate without skilled help .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These   insects become a nuisance when attracted by interior lights , they enter a home courtesy of cracked in gaps, windows or doors into the home. They contaminate the surfaces they come in contact with , spreading germs & bacteria that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s body fluid may also trigger asthma or allergic reactions . It is not common that people see large , flying cockroaches so it can be horrific to most people.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches search for dark, damp, and cool areas such as those in bathrooms , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the other species , a concern because it often travels in sewer pipes and can live on filth . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch long . Both male and female adults are very darl, almost black ; their bodies usually have a somewhat greasy sheen .

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

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

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep cockroaches from entering your home. We will provide you with the price to exclude your home from pests .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are choosing to live in and around your home , we provide you with a   list of things that you must change to cut back on the things in your house or outside that are attracting pests .

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

Monitoring Roaches – every time the technician returns to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
• Confirm that the previous treatment was effective .
• Verify if there is any roach activity.
• Revisit habitat modification suggestions .  Identify any recent changes to the home or landscape that might make your home susceptible to cockroach infestation .

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 identical to every bug that we manage .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target species
• Devise a game plan .

With our 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 possibly loose-fitting pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms and other areas of high moisture or condensation . Silverfish look for the humidity. Silverfish cannot survive inside buildings in low relative humidity, so take measures to reduce it by using a dehumidifier. The goal should be a relative humidity below 50% year-round.

Reduce food sources & clutter .   Regularly vacuum the cracks and crevices . Remove easily accessible food sources such as flour, cereals, and pet foods by storing pantry food in sealed containers.

It is common to find Silverfish in the storage boxes, closets & basements . They eat the glue on the boxes and book bindings. They may feed on surface molds found on cardboard boxes found in damp basements or attics. Silverfish naturally live outside under rocks, stones, wood piles and leaf debris . Silverfish prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as wood piles or mounds of leaves or debris on your property . 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 fitting 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 rooms and attics , crannies & nooks 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. Keep this in mind … every “cobweb” was created by a spider.

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

Black Widow Spider
• Size: Around 1 ½ inches
• Color: Glossy jet-black.
• IDENTIFICATION: Black Widow spiders have a distinct bright-red, hourglass shape on the underside of its abdomen. Black widows create the largest webs of all the web-spinning spiders. However, we have seen some impressive webs from Golden Orbs.

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Brown Recluse Spider
• Size: Less than the size of a quarter.
• Color: This poisonous spider varies in color from a beige color to a brownish – dark brown.
• IDENTIFICATION: You can identify a Brown Recluse spider by the violin-shaped pattern on its neck. It looks like many other species of non-threatening spiders, so the indicative sign of a Brown Recluse spider is that only has 6 eyes. Their eyes are set part in three pairs along the face.

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