You must have typed in “ EXTERMINATOR CLOSE BY ”  who offers Milton Pest Control Services or you would not have found our page for Southern Pest Management.

 

Our family-owned business began over a decade ago, right around Alpharetta , specializing in wildlife trapping services.  Because of our customer’s continuous suggestions , our company has dedicated MANY YEARS obtaining the formal education & licenses required to   be able to offer our pest control services to your family . With all of that in mind , we are here… Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most popular critters in Milton are Mice , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , American Roaches, Brown Recluse Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Southern Devil Scorpions, Fire Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & Ladybugs . If you have undesirable “ pests ” in your home , there is a fast solution… Call (678)935-5900

— Milton Pest Control Services —

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

We are a family-owned business.  Every Technician on your property is a partner in this company so we each have a vested interest in the results .  We take enough time to do a thorough inspection to decide 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 present the options to get rid of them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the adequate amount of pesticides to resolve 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: This method successfully facilitates a pest-free environment without having to depend “completely” on traditional pesticides.  Each of our services can be customized to accommodate any NEED & BUDGET . Talk to us !  Our standard household pest control program are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.

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– PEST MANAGEMENT MEASURES –

biological Milton pest control
Biological Control

Biological control is the use of natural enemies— pathogens, predators, parasites and competitors to control unwanted pests. However, this is the least common of a measure like the following options.

Milton 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 practice in our pest management programs.

Milton mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

Mechanical & Physical controls are measures which can to kill a pest directly, block pests out, or make the environment undesirable for it. (Examples; Mechanical controls could be traps, glue boards, etc. Physical controls can be barriers or screens – things physically blocking the 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 labeling . However, we are not just going to hose down your home with the maximum allowable. We determine the amount it will take to eliminate   the target species and apply the chemicals responsibly.  Our goal is to move all pesticides to the outside and apply only what is critical on the inside of your home.  Everyone’s goal should be to eliminate the pests before they enter inside . 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 some more time.  As an example 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 a simple spot-treatment instead of broadcast spraying. This may require more time to switch gear for a different technique , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program check out 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 social insects that lives in colonies . Treatment plans always include killing the entire colony. Just spraying a couple ants with a typical pesticide , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and chase off the rest of the colony. If done improperly it will probably delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may come into your house looking for for food or for shelter. They enter through the smallest 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 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 any patterns will help you achieve the fastest results .

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 rectified 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 lay down a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes from and to a food location so other ants can easily locate the food. Outside the house, we inspect the perimeter like the foundation , areas of vegetation, and mulch. Any vegetation found near porches 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 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 house to search for food. Some species ultimately live and nest inside houses . Follow these steps to help prevent either type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate passages into the home. Since Ants are extremely resourceful in finding access , you may not be able to block 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 house . Some ants don’t just enter your house searching for food. Some ants will establish a colony inside. Indoor colonization occurs year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products.  We can strategically place ant bait to attract the ants to the poison.

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are more active in the evening hours when seeking 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 damage 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 develop an effective treatment plan to resolve the problem .

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

OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:

We inspect your home in Milton — inside and outside. There are several steps that the technician does during the inspection which include locating areas of beetle activity, identify the cause of the beetle problem, locate entrances that beetles are using to gain access into your house .

Our   goal is to devise and implement a custom 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 adhere to an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense measures 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 conscientious application of pesticides to eliminate the problem pest . Our goal is to remove the nuisance pest while protecting human health, non-target beneficial species, and the environment.

Some of the types of Beetles: American Spider Beetles , Asian Long-horned Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Click Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Elm Leaf Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Flour Beetles , Ground Beetles , Pantry Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Stink Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Milton Carpenter bees usually live for about one year . Each new generation starts in the late summer, emerging from nest in August and September to grow and feed , pollinating as much as possible before settling in for the winter .  some residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of eliminating the carpenter bee population . 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 PROBLEMS   

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

Fun Fact … Millipedes feed on leaf matter and decaying vegetation 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 centipede populations , 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 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 EXTERMINATION

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 inside in considerable numbers. House crickets are nocturnal, they stay hidden during the day . They have a distinctive chirping sound. They can drive you mad trying to locate them.  As soon as you hone in on their location they stop chirping.

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This species is slightly longer & darker than the House Cricket.  Field crickets prefer to live outside in overgrown grass, lawns & flower beds . However, they do come inside our homes often. Since Field crickets are attracted to light at night, sometimes turning off these lights helps.

Camel crickets (humpback crickets) are not true crickets since they do not have wings. Camel Crickets are most often are found in crawl spaces, basements & closets , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under   logs or 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 CONTROL

Fly control is always a popular request since a house fly can transfer more than 100 different pathogens , 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 all of that said , 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 controlled .

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 approx. 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 .

House flies feed on liquids since they do not have any teeth . However, they use their sponging mouth-parts to liquefy many foods through ( regurgitation and spitting | spitting or regurgitation }. Their tongues are like straws to suck the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of foods such as animal carcasses, human food, feces and garbage . They are drawn to human waste because of its strong 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 crawlspace, attic or wall if there is a large fly population . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and devise a plan that meets your expectations .

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS

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

Not so fast though… In our area, there are the friendly & beneficial ladybugs and then there are an invasive species called the Asian Ladybug beetle. The Asian Ladybugs tend to gather together in the masses inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners notice there is a problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to remedy 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. Several things can attract ladybugs to your inside your home . If your landscaping includes flowers , 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 over-winter . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hibernate during the colder months of the year . If they decide your home is a great place for them , they can easily find their way inside through openings around windows, cracks, doors, plumbing, utility lines, etc .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them alone . They get out as soon as the the cold weather is over . However, you can easily vacuum them up and discard the bag. If you have a ladybug infestation in your home, other measures will need to be taken. Here are a couple things we can do . Initially , we can winterize your home. We can go around the 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 pesticides that target them specifically along the perimeter of your home to prevent them from establishing a cluster .

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 PEST CONTROL

Are mosquitoes ruining your outdoor family time ? Are you concerned about your family’s safety ? We provide professional mosquito control services that will help you reduce the risks in your yard . Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can discuss the measures 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 control mosquitoes . The protocol that encourages taking advantage 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 science-based, common-sense 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 control mosquitoes. Four crucial steps include:

1. Remove mosquito habitats
2. Advise on the use of structural barriers
3. Control Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Control Adult Mosquitoes

Mosquito Habitats

There are manageable steps homeowners can have done to break   the cycle with mosquitoes in their breeding grounds. By eliminating standing water to collect you can devastate the mosquito population, due to the fact that 2 of 3 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 birdbaths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays . 
• Drain unused vessels of water,  store them upside down or fill them with dirt.
• Keep pool water treated and circulating.

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a larvicide in their breeding habitat , will provide desired results the fastest .  Larva & egg 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 most effective results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Spraying 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 resolve the problem. Although many people attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often disappointing .

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 cereals , or rice that appears to have cobwebs? If the answer is yes, then you’ve seen pantry moths. The term ‘pantry moth’ usually refers to the Indianmeal moth.

While there are many different types of moths, the Indianmeal moth is the most often seen household pantry pest in our homes . It is different from other   moths because it is attracted to boxed food , unlike the clothes moth which is attracted to clothing.

Moths can enter your house through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through crevices & cracks around utility chases, dryer vents or around cables that pass-through exterior walls . It is off-putting when you open a sealed box of oatmeal only to find evidence of pantry moths on the inside . You may not notice them until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying around your house .

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 grey in color. An adult can lay just about 400 eggs at a time , and they can hatch in only 7 days .
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, causing us to throw it away . 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.  Shockingly they do not have working mouth parts so they cannot eat. This means their sole objective is to reproduce.

All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a strategy 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 hated pests targeted 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 about a half inch in length.  German Roaches are closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the homeowner , the two appear nearly identical and are often misidentified . A sure method to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is drawn to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.

German roaches are the most widespread 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 & food products with their waste, feces and defensive secretions. They also transport & harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause illness .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing an ecological niche 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 take cover due to their meager size. That is also the main cause that they can definitely 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.

ASIAN COCKROACH

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

However, our pest control technician can discuss our strategy , as roach populations grow rapidly and are difficult to eradicate without professional help .

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both male and female American cockroaches can fly .  Their wings develop by the time they become adults. American cockroaches normally stay outside . They prefer damp, warm areas like landscaping , and under mulch. All over the US , people known them as “palmetto bugs” because they live on trees. Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are very prolific in sewer systems in most cities . American cockroaches enter a home to find food & water .  American Cockroaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is not installed properly . Basements, crawlspaces & garages are also common entry points . When American cockroaches enter homes , they often go to bathrooms, laundry rooms , kitchens and basements .

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches search for dark, damp, and cool areas such as those washing machines and sinks , and in damp basements. This species, which is more sluggish and less wary than the other species , a concern because it travels in sewer pipes and can live on filth . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″   in length . Both male and female adults are very dark, almost black ; their bodies usually have a shiny finish .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a pest when attracted by house lights , they enter homes through openings in doors, windows and other gaps in the home. They contaminate the surfaces they touch , spreading diseases that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s saliva and skin may also trigger allergies . It is not common that people see huge , flying roaches so it can be horrific to most people.

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your house — outside and inside . There are quite a few things the our 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 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 cockroaches from getting inside your home. We will provide you with the costs to seal up your home from pests .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are congregating in and around your house , we provide you with a   list of things that you could change to cut back on the things in your   home 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 .
• Check for new roach activity.
• Revisit habitat modification suggestions .  Identify any recent changes to the landscape or home that would make your home vulnerable to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

A scorpion is best known, unfortunately, for its sting. In some parts of the World , there are dangerous scorpions that do result in human fatalities from their stings. These creatures frequently get a lot of media attention and thus most people believe that all or most scorpions are deadly creatures. Not true! Most species which enter houses are not very poisonous, their stings being comparable to those of bees or wasps. The little uniformly colored Southern devil is so abundant all over North 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 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 possibly improper fitted pipes or faulty plumbing, restrooms 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 flour, cereals, and pet foods by storing pantry food in   tight containers.

It is common to find Silverfish in the basement areas & attics . They eat the glue on the boxes and book bindings. They may feed on surface molds found on cardboard boxes found in damp basements or attics. Silverfish naturally live outside under under piles of rocks, leaves and wood . They prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaf, grass, and wood piles on your property . Keep gutters clean .

We can also take steps to provide a quote for standard exclusion techniques such as caulking cracks and crevices. But there are also steps the homeowner can take to prevent entry… such as making sure screens are tight fitting and the use of weather stripping around windows and doors.

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.

Spiders can be super beneficial in your yard. Most people just do not want the eaves of their home looking like a haunted house. Nor do they want spiders crawling all over the inside of their 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 , crannies & nooks as well as sub-floor air-vents. Spiders prefer to hide in dark places and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. Keep this in mind … every “cobweb” was made by a spider.

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

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

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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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