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Our family-owned business launched well over 10 years ago, right in the heart of Johns Creek , as specialists in wildlife control services.  Because of our client’s repeated requests , we have invested YEARS obtaining the skills & licenses necessary to   be able to offer our pest management services to you . With that said , here we are! Ready to serve!

The most common pests in Ocee are Mice , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , German Roaches, Hobo Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Southern Devil Scorpions, Banded Sugar Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & Lady Beetles . If you have unwanted “ pests ” in your house , there is a fast solution… Call (678)935-5900

— Ocee Pest Management Services —

– THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE & WHY EVERYONE SHOULD CHOOSE US AS YOUR PEST CONTROL PROVIDER –

We are a family business.  Every person on your property is an owner in this company so we have a vested interest in the outcome .  We take enough time to do a complete inspection to establish what is best for your exact situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We must identify the target pests 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 resolve 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 critter-free environment without having to depend “solely” on traditional pesticides.  Any of our services can be tailored to suit any BUDGET & NEED . Call us !  Our typical household pest control program are offered on a Bi-Monthly or Quarterly basis.

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– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –

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Biological Control

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

Ocee habitat controls

Environmental & Habitat Controls

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

Ocee mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

Physical & Mechanical controls are steps which can to eliminate 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 .)

Ocee 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 label . 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 it responsibly.  Our goal is to move all pesticide applications to the outside and apply very little on the inside of your home.  Everyone’s goal should be to eliminate the pests before they enter in your environment . This mindset and practice make for a healthier air quality .

 

Our Ocee Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a moral compass , desire and a little more time.  Meaning some houses or the target pest may call for the use of lure instead of simply 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 application , 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 Ocee:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30005 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are social insects that create & live in colonies . Treatment plans need include killing the entire colony. Just spraying an ant with a consumer-grade household ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and chase off the rest of the colony. If done improperly it would delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may come into your house looking for 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 Termites or Ants ?

It is hard to establish the identity even for newly 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 leave a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes from and to a food source 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 patios and walls may obscure from sight some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Tips and Strategies

There are 2 main types of issues that are commonly experienced with ants.  Ants that live outdoors and forage indoors .  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 travel inside your house searching for food. Some species ultimately live and make nests inside houses . 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 resourceful in finding entry points , you may not be able to block them all.
    •  Clean around entrances with a detergent 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 foraging for food. Some ants will establish a colony inside. Indoor colonization occurs year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products.  We can strategically place ant bait to attract the ants to the poison.

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

BEETLE CONTROL 

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

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

Proper 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 Ocee — inside and outside. There are several measures that the technician will do during the inspection incorporates locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate entrances that beetles are using to gain access into your house .

Our   goal is to devise and implement a customized 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 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 target pest . The end game 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 Long-horned Beetles , Carpet Beetles , Cigarette Beetles , Dried Fruit Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Foreign Grain Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Pantry Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Stink Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

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

CENTIPEDES & MILLIPEDE 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 around in search of food .  Although Centipedes are beneficial since they destroy other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most homeowners have an aversion to their presence inside their homes.

Did you know … Millipedes feed on leaf matter and decaying vegetation while centipedes feed on other Bugs ?

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes commonly enter homes in the winter or fall months or during times of colder temperatures. They are typically found in basements and garages, both of which exhibit desirable environments for this creature. An increased population within the home may be attributed to one of two things: a readily available insect food source or, more commonly, increasingly humid conditions.

To eliminate centipedes , the 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 barns 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 CONTROL

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

House Crickets live outside but may come inside 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 locate them.  As soon as they feel a threat close-by they stop chirping.

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This cricket is slightly longer & darker than the House Cricket.  Field crickets prefer to live outside in flower beds, overgrown grass and lawns . 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 stones, brush piles & logs most outdoor areas, and while some people enjoy their songs of the evening, these tunes can drive others to complete distraction. These choirs of crickets can be avoided by making the outdoor yard or landscaping less desirable for the insects. They are naturally attracted to bright lights, so reducing any outdoor lighting will make the area less desirable to these serenading creatures. As an alternative, low-level “bug lights” can be purchased at home and garden stores. Keeping any grasses around residences trimmed and tended will also reduce the environmental appeal.

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

HOUSE FLY ELIMINATION

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

With 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 fly or two . 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 may require as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female 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 close to 350-900 eggs in their life . 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 solids through ( regurgitation and spitting | spitting or regurgitation }. Their tongues are like straws to suck up the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of substances such as garbage, human food & feces, animal carcasses . They are 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 unique ; however, it may call for pesticide application, habitat modification, and mechanical controls .  Since our company in the wildlife industry , instinctively we would suspect an animal has died in a attic, wall or crawl space if there is a large presence of flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and customize a plan that exceeds your goals & 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.

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 get under control without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now taking over our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Ocee

Ladybugs in the house. Several things can attract ladybugs to your house . If your landscaping includes flowers , they will likely attract aphids, the primary food source of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also feed on pollen. The pollen  helps them store energy to help them over-winter . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hibernate during the winter . If they decide your home is suitable , they can easily find their way inside through doors, plumbing, utility lines, openings around windows, cracks, etc. .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them alone . They leave as soon as the weather warms . 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 few things we can do . 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 inside your home . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides along the outside 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 contact and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from coming back .

MOSQUITO PEST CONTROL

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

Not all Mosquito Control Products are created equal.

Our approach is taken right out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborative playbook on how to control mosquitoes in your yard . The protocol that encourages taking advantage of every life stage of a mosquito to successfully eliminate is referred to as integrated pest management (IPM).
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Our Mosquito Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

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

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

Mosquito Habitats

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

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a pesticide which targets larva in their concentrated breeding habitats , will quickly control the population .  Larva & egg interventions are the least costly & most effective way to control mosquitoes .  We can devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the quickest results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Applying pesticides for mosquito control is one of the dramatic means to control 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 solve the problem. Although many people attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they anticipated .

The #1 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 grains , 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 goal is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This provides them a place for safe egg storage while giving their eggs the best chance of surviving .

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 & 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 rice only to find evidence of pantry moths inside . You may not even notice the moths 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 grey in color. An adult can lay approximately 400 eggs each , and they can hatch in just 7 days .
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, rendering it unusable . The larval stage typically lasts 2-3 months depending on conditions.
3. Pupa: Moths in the pupal stage are in cocoons, usually hidden in cracks, corners, or crevices. Often identified by the cocoons buried underneath food, causing the matted webs. Moths usually take 15-20 days to develop from pupae into adults.
4. Adult: The adults appear fully winged; they are attracted to light and fly around looking to reproduce.  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 loathed 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 approx. a half inch in length.  German Roaches are closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the average person , the two appear nearly identical and are often misidentified . An easy way 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 proper conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over a million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often litter food products & food with their waste and defensive secretions. They also harbor & transport pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause illness & severe allergic reactions .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing a stronghold in buildings and is resilient & hardy against pest control measures . This is because of the sheer 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 main reason reason 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 are often confused for the German Cockroaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed behavior and location . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flight and usually live in grass and/or leaves . German roaches do not fly and are the home invaders . With that said Asian cockroaches live outside , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outdoors Asian cockroaches are usually seen in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at dusk and fly long toward porch lights . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your computer monitor or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you notice an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be effective in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control tech can discuss our strategy to eliminate , as cockroach populations grow quickly and are difficult to eradicate without skilled assistance .

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both sexes American cockroaches can fly .  Their wings develop by the time they become adults. American cockroaches normally live outside . They prefer warm, damp areas like landscaping , and under mulch. Throughout 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 most cities . American cockroaches enter a house to find food & water .  Roaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is not installed properly . Crawlspaces, basements & garages are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to bathrooms, laundry rooms , kitchens and basements .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a concern when attracted by house lights , they enter our residences courtesy of openings in gaps, windows or doors going into the home. They contaminate the surfaces they touch , 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 large , flying cockroaches so it can be unnerving to most people.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches search for dark, damp, and cool areas such as those under kitchen appliances , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the other species , of concern because it runs through in sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch long . Both sexes adults are very dark brown, nearly black ; their bodies usually have a somewhat greasy sheen .

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

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

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep all pests from entering your home. We will provide you with an estimate to seal up your home from pests .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are hanging out around and in your house , we provide you with a checklist of issues that you can  change to cut back on the issues in your   home or property that are attracting bugs .

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

Monitoring Roaches – every time the technician 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.
• check to see if any habitat modifications have been implemented .  Identify any recent changes to the landscape or home that could make your home vulnerable to cockroach infestation .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

A scorpion is best noted , unfortunately, for its sting. In some areas 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 the same to every bug that we manage .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target species
• Devise a plan .

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

SILVERFISH CONTROL MEASURES

To prevent a silverfish infestation, eliminate sources of excessive moisture in places that have maybe leaky pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms and other areas of high moisture or condensation . Silverfish seek out the humidity. Silverfish cannot survive inside buildings in low relative humidity, so take measures to reduce it by using a dehumidifier. 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 cereals, pet foods and flour by storing pantry food in   tight containers.

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

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

SPIDER CONTROL

With our Ocee 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.

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. 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 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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Southern Pest Management
Southern Pest Management, LLC,Ocee,Georgia-30005,
Telephone No.(678) 935-5900
Fulton & Dawson County
Ocee
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