You must have googled “ EXTERMINATOR CLOSE BY ”  who performs Ocee Pest Management Services or you would not have come across our website for Southern Pest Management.

 

 

 

Our family-owned & operated business launched over 10 years ago, right in the heart of Alpharetta , as specialists in wildlife trapping services.  Thanks to our client’s repetitive 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 frequently seen pests in Ocee are Mice , Bats, Mosquito Infestations , Oriental Roaches, Trap-Door Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Southern Devil Scorpions, Banded Sugar Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Lady Beetles . If you have unwanted “ guests ” 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-owned & operated business.  Every person on your property is an owner in this company so we have a vested interest in the outcome .  We take our time to do a thorough inspection to determine what is best for your unique 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 “totally” on traditional pesticides.  Any of our services can be tailored to suit any BUDGET & NEED . Talk to us !  Our typical household pest control services are offered on a 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— predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors to control target pests. However, this is the least common of a measure like the following options.

Ocee habitat controls

Environmental & Habitat 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 common of the interventions that we invoke in our pest management programs.

Ocee mechanical controls Physical & Mechanical 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 eliminate   the target pest and apply the pesticides 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 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.  Example some houses or the target species may call for the use of lure instead of simply spraying. When applying pesticides to an area it could require a simple spot-treatment instead of broadcast spraying. This may require more time to switch gear for a different approach , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program check out this website .

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 should include killing the whole colony. Just spraying an ant with a over-the-counter household ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and chase off the remaining colony. If done improperly it would delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may find their way in 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 food source , 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 determine 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 distinguishing factors are: 1) When comparing bodies – ants have segmented waists and termites’ bodies are about the same width, without pinched waists. 2) Ant antennas are bent whereas Termite antennae are straight.

Inspection
To get your ant problem rectified it is important that our first step is to 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 porches 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 looking for food. Some species ultimately reside and nest inside houses . Follow these steps 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 seeking for food. Some ants will establish a colony inside. Indoor colonization occurs year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products.  We can strategically place ant bait to lure the ants to the poison.

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are more active in the evening when 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 invasive 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 inside and outside 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 develop 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 specific details required for treatment for different beetles.

OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:

We inspect your home in Ocee — inside and outside. There are several measures that the technician can do during the inspection incorporates locating areas of beetle activity, identify the source of the beetle problem, locate the entryways that beetles are using to gain access into your house .

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

Beetle Control Measures

We follow 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 nuisance pest . The goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species, and the environment.

Some of the types of Beetles: Powderpost Beetle , Asian Lady Beetles , Blister Beetles , Cigarette Beetles , Dried Fruit Beetles , Elm Leaf Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Foreign Grain Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Pantry Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Ocee Carpenter bees usually live for around a 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 .  Only the strong survive to residual pesticides 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 night, moving about in search of food .  Although Centipedes are beneficial since they control other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most people 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 insects ?

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

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

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CRICKET CONTROL

There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: House, Camel & 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 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 species 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 food 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 bugs , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. With the right circumstances , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult could take place in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female will reproduce 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 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 mechanical controls, habitat modifications and pesticides .  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 problem with flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and customize a plan that meets your expectations .

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS

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

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

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Ocee

Ladybugs in the house. Many things can attract ladybugs to your home . If your landscaping includes flowering bushes , they will likely attract aphids, the primary food source of ladybugs. Certain species of ladybugs also feed on pollen. The pollen  helps them store energy to help them through their winter hibernation . Ladybugs must find a warm, comfortable place to hide out during the winter . If they decide your home is a great place for them , 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 be . They leave as soon as the spring comes . 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 . First off , 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 within 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 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 contact and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from returning .

MOSQUITO PEST CONTROL

Are pesky mosquitoes ruining your outdoor family time ? Are you concerned about your family’s potential health risks ? We provide professional mosquito control services that will help you 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 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 achieve control is referred to as integrated pest management (IPM).
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Our Mosquito Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

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

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

Use Structural Barriers

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

• Repair window and door screens if needed.

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

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

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a pesticide which targets larva in their concentrated breeding habitats , will quickly control the population .  Egg and larva interventions are the most effective and least costly way to control mosquitoes .  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 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 intervention to completely end the problem. Although many homeowners attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they had hoped for .

The #1 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 food packaging , or grains 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 to lay their eggs while giving their babies the best chance of survival .

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 shocking when you open a sealed box of rice only to find evidence of pantry moths on the inside . You may not notice the moths until they are in the adult phase and you see an adult moth flying inside your house .

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

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

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

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

ROACH CONTROL

Roaches are one of the most feared pests 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 casual observer , the two appear nearly identical and are often confused for each other . 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 correct conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over a million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often soil food & food products with their waste and defensive secretions. They also harbor & transport pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause sickness .

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 large number 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 cause that they can almost completely 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 location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of sustained flight and normally 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 located in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at dusk and fly distances toward porch lights . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your computer monitor or perched near lamps and other sources of illumination . If you see an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be successful in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control tech can discuss our strategy to eliminate , as cockroach populations multiply rapidly and are difficult to eradicate without professional 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 US , people known them as “palmetto bugs” because they live in trees. Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are extremely common in sewer systems in many 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 entry points . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to bathrooms, laundry rooms , kitchens and basements .

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches search for damp, dark & cool areas such as those under kitchen appliances , and in damp basements. This species, which is more sluggish and less wary than the others , of concern because it runs through in sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″ long . Both sexes adults are very dark brown, nearly black ; their bodies usually have a somewhat greasy sheen .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a concern when attracted by interior lights , they enter our residences through openings in gaps, doors and windows going into the home. They contaminate anything they touch , spreading germs that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s body fluid may also trigger allergies . It is not common that people see large , flying cockroaches so it can be unnerving to most people.

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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 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 pests out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep all pests from getting inside your home. We will provide you with an estimate to seal up your home from bugs .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are hanging out in and around your house , we provide you with a punch list of issues that you can  change to cut back on the issues in your   home or yard 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 visits to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
• Determine how effective the treatments have been .
• Check for new cockroach activity.
• check to see if any habitat modifications have been implemented .  Identify any recent changes to the home or landscape that might make your home vulnerable 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 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 condensation & moisture . 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 clutter and food sources .   Regularly vacuum the cracks and crevices . Remove easily accessible food sources such as cereals, pet foods and flour by storing pantry food in sir-tight containers.

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

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

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

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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