You must have typed in “ PEST CONTROL CLOSE BY ”  who offers Peachtree Corners Pest Control Services or you would not have landed on our page for Southern Pest Management.

 

Our family business started well over a decade ago, right near Fulton County, as specialists in wildlife control services.  Encouraged by our customer’s repetitive suggestions , we have dedicated MANY YEARS obtaining the training & licenses necessary to provide our pest management services to you . With that out of the way , we are here… Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most popular household pests in Peachtree Corners are Rats , Bats, Mosquitoes , Oriental Roaches, Mouse Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Fire Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Lady Bugs . If you have uninvited “ pests ” in your home , there is a high-effective solution… Reach out to US!

— Peachtree Corners Pest Control Services —

– THIS IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMPANY UNLIKE MOST OTHERS & WHY EVERYONE SHOULD PICK OUR COMPANY AS YOUR EXTERMINATOR –

We are a family-owned business.  Every Technician on your property is a partner in this company so we have a vested interest in the results .  We take the time to do a complete inspection to determine what is best for your specific situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We have to identify the target species and devise a strategy to get rid of them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the adequate amount of pesticides to remedy 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: This approach successfully maintains a bug-free environment without having to depend “completely” on traditional pesticides.  Any of our services can be tailored to fit any BUDGET & NEED . Talk to us !  Our standard household pest control program are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –

biological Peachtree Corners pest control
Biological Control

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

Peachtree Corners 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 popular of the interventions that we invoke in our pest prevention programs.

Peachtree Corners mechanical controls Mechanical & Physical Controls

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

Peachtree Corners 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 calculate the amount it will take to eliminate   the target pest and apply it responsibly.  Our plan is always to move all pesticide applications to the outside and spray only what is necessary in the living space of your home.  Anyone’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 Peachtree Corners 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.  Example some houses or the specific bugs may call for the use of bait 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 measure , 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 Peachtree Corners:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30092 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are social insects that lives in colonies . Treatment plans need include killing the entire colony. Just spraying an ant with a household pesticide , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few ants and chase off the remainder of 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 food source , ants will leave a trail of pheromones 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 distinguish, identify 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 resolved it is important that our first step is to perform a thorough inspection. In order for us to locate the nest, we must follow their trails. Ants 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 home , 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 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 in the home. Ants that live outdoors will come inside your house to search for food. Some species ultimately reside and nest inside houses . Follow these measures to help prevent either 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 cleanser to remove their pheromones , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.

2. Ants that live (nest) inside your house . Some ants don’t just enter your house 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 lure the ants to the poison.

3. Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants are   most active in the evening hours when scouring for food, both inside the home and outside. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood for food, but they will chew into the wood to make nests.

BEETLE CONTROL 

Many beetles are beneficial insects such as the lady beetle (a.k.a; ladybug) feeds on destructive 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 target .

Sometimes beetles, their mere presence , 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 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 strategy to resolve the problem .

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 Peachtree Corners — 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 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 practice 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 air quality of your home .

Some of the types of Beetles: American Spider Beetles , Asian Lady Beetles , Blister Beetles , Cigarette Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Foreign Grain Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Larder Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Peachtree Corners Carpenter bees usually live for approx. one year . Each new generation starts in the late summer, emerging from nests in August and September to grow and feed , pollinating flowers as they go before over-wintering .  Survivors emerge in April and May to mate. The female carpenter bee excavates a chamber for her eggs . In each brood chamber, she stores food and lays an egg. Having reproduced , adult carpenter bees die off in July, leaving the new generation to continue the life cycle when they emerge a month or so later.

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

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

We have a Carpenter Bee Prevention Program that we can apply which traps the carpenter bees .  While we are installing the traps we implement steps to draw the bees to our traps. Once trapped within the traps, they die. That combined with ( our residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of controlling the carpenter bee invasion. Reach out to us , let’s discuss your specific situation and we will come up with a plan that is best suited for your situation. Let us bring peace to this situation. 

CENTIPEDES & MILLIPEDE EXTERMINATION   

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

Did you know … 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 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 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 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 EXTERMINATION

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 day . 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 darker & longer  than the House Cricket.  Field crickets prefer to live outside in lawns, flower beds & overgrown grasses . However, they do come inside our homes often. Since Field crickets are attracted to lights at night, sometimes turning off these lights helps.

Camel crickets (humpback crickets) are not true crickets since they do not have wings. Camel Crickets are most often are found in closets, crawlspaces and basements , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under brush piles, logs & stones most outdoor areas, and while some people enjoy their songs of the evening, these tunes can drive others to complete distraction. These choirs of crickets can be avoided by making the outdoor yard or landscaping less desirable for the insects. They are naturally attracted to bright lights, so reducing any outdoor lighting will make the area less desirable to these serenading creatures. As an alternative, low-level “bug lights” can be purchased at home and garden stores. Keeping any grasses around residences trimmed and tended will also reduce the environmental appeal.

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

HOUSE FLY CONTROL

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

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

Like many other pests , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. With the right circumstances , 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 each time . Female house flies usually only mate once but is capable of producing nearly 350-900 eggs in their lifetime . Adult house flies typically live between two weeks to a month .

Since house flies don’t have teeth, they can only feed on liquids . However, they use their sponging mouth-parts to liquefy many 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 human food, animal carcasses, feces and garbage . They are drawn to human waste because of its strong odor.

HOUSE FLY PEST  EXTERMINATION

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 attic, wall or crawl space if there is a large fly population . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and customize a plan that meets your goals and expectations .

LADYBUG PROBLEMS

People who’ve never had a problem with 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.

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 groups inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners take action . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to remedy without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now taking over our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Peachtree Corners

Ladybugs in the house. Several things can attract ladybugs to your inside your home . If your landscaping includes flowering bushes , they will likely attract aphids, a popular 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 hide out during the winter . If they decide your home is suitable , they can easily find their way inside through cracks or openings around windows, doors, plumbing, utility lines, etc .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them to do their own thing . They leave as soon as the warmer weather arrives . However, you can simply vacuum them up and discard the bag. If you have a ladybug infestation inside your home, other measures will need to be taken. 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 habitat modification suggestions . These are things that could be attracting ladybugs to your yard and seeking refuge within your home . We can also responsibly spray pesticides that target them specifically along the perimeter of your home to prevent them from establishing a gathering .

There are some all-natural alternatives that you can try at home. Possibly consider spraying around the cracks and crevices with a natural repellent such as essential oils . Also, Mums are known to repel ladybugs. The more mums you have by doors and windows the fewer ladybugs you will have to deal with.

If you want to leave it to professionals, simply reach out and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from returning .

MOSQUITO CONTROL

Are annoying mosquitoes ruining your outdoor enjoyment ? Are you concerned about your family’s health ? 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 Services 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 best control mosquitoes . The protocol that encourages taking advantage of every life stage of a mosquito to successfully affect is referred to as integrated pest management (IPM).
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Our Mosquito Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

IPM is a common-sense, science-based approach for 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. Remove mosquito habitats
2. Advise on the use of structural barriers
3. Control Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Eliminate Adult Mosquitoes

Mosquito Habitats

There are easy measures homeowners can implement themselves 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 two out of the three life stages of a mosquito requires water.

• Get rid of standing water in rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys or any other vessel where mosquitoes would use to breed .
• Weekly water changes in   wading pools, rain barrels, birdbaths, fountains, and potted plant trays . 
• Drain unused pools of water,  turn them over or fill them with dirt.
• Keep pool water treated and circulating.

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a pesticide which targets larva in their possible breeding habitats , will   yield the greatest impact on their population .  Egg and larva interventions are the most effective and least costly way to knock the number of mosquitoes down .  Our company will devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the quickest results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Fogging pesticides for mosquito control is one of the dramatic measures 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 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 single most popular moth that causes a problem are Pantry Moths.  Have you ever noticed clumps in an old bag of flour, webbing along the corners or edges of 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 numerous different types of moths, the Indianmeal moth is the most often seen household pantry pest in our homes . It is different from other types of   moths because it is attracted to stored food , unlike the clothes moth which is attracted to clothing.

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

The Pantry Moth Life Cycle
There are 4 stages in the life cycle of a pantry moth:
1. Egg: Moth eggs are extremely tiny and a light grey in color. An adult can lay approx. 400 eggs at a time , and they can hatch in just 7 days .
2. Larva: This is the stage that makes it obvious that there is a problem .  Moth larvae are tiny maggot-like eating machines. The casings they leave behind will contaminate food, making it unusable . The larval stage typically lasts 2-3 months depending on conditions.
3. Pupa: Moths in the pupal stage are in cocoons, usually hidden in cracks, corners, or crevices. Often identified by the cocoons buried underneath food, causing the matted webs. Moths usually take 15-20 days to develop from pupae into adults.
4. Adult: The adults appear fully winged; they are attracted to light and fly around looking to reproduce.  Amazing fact they do not have working mouth parts and they cannot eat. This means their sole purpose 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 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 brown to dark 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 approximately a ½-inch in length.  It is very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the casual observer , the pair appear just about 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 3 months , and they breed constantly . Under the proper conditions, a female can create ( directly & indirectly through offspring ) over 1 million roaches in her lifespan . German roaches often contaminate food products & food with their waste and defensive secretions. They also harbor & transport pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause severe allergic reactions and illnesses .

The German cockroach is extremely successful at establishing a stronghold in buildings and is resilient & hardy 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 small size. That is also the main reason reason that they can almost completely be eliminated with baits in crevices & cracks .

Southern Pest Management believes in using just enough pest control products to get the job done without going overboard. We use “Low Risk” products such as baits, and IGR’s (Insect Growth Regulators). These products only affect the roaches themselves and have zero effect on mammals, birds, fish, and other non-target organisms.

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both female and male American cockroaches are capable of flight .  Their wings develop by the time they become adults. American cockroaches normally stay outside . They prefer warm, damp areas like landscaping , and under mulch. All over the US , people known them as “palmetto bugs” because they live on trees. I think Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are extremely prevalent in sewer systems in most   American cities . American cockroaches enter residences to find water & food .  They can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is damaged . Basement windows and garages are also common entry points . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to bathrooms, laundry rooms , kitchens and basements .

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these are often confused for the German Roaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed location & behavior . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flying and normally live in grass and/or leaves . German roaches are not capable of flight and are the home invaders . With that said Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to infest human dwellings . Outside Asian roaches are commonly located in shaded, moist areas. Asian cockroaches are active at sunset and fly far toward porch lights . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your television screen or perched near lamps and other sources of illumination . If you spot an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be successful in preventing further infestation.

However, our pest control expert can discuss our strategy , as cockroach populations gain momentum quickly and are difficult to control without our help .

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches search for damp, dark & cool areas such as those under sinks and washing machines , and in damp basements. This species, which is more sluggish and less wary than the other species , of concern because it runs through through sewer pipes and can live on filth . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch long . 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 nuisance when attracted by interior lights , they enter a home courtesy of cracked in windows, doors, and other gaps going into the home. They contaminate anything they touch , spreading germs that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s skin and saliva may also trigger asthma or allergic reactions . It is not common that people see large , flying roaches so it can be unsettling to most people.

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your home — inside & outside . There are quite a few things the our Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Identify areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the areas of concern .
• Identify any suspect entry points that cockroaches 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 the quote to exclude your home from pests .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are choosing to live in and around your house , we provide you with a   list of things that you should change to cut back on the things in your   home or property that are attracting roaches .

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

Monitoring Roaches – every time the technician visits to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
• See how the last treatment worked .
• Verify if there is any cockroach activity.
• Emphasize moving forward with habitat modifications suggested to homeowner .  Identify any new changes to the landscape or home that might make your home susceptible to cockroach infestation .

SCORPION MANAGEMENT

Scorpions are creatures that have been on the earth since just about when we were created . Scorpions, thus, are extremely adapted & successful at surviving . Basically, scorpions identification is easy , even though their size may vary up to an inch . They all look very similar with two pincers at the front part of the body, a head/body combo with 4 legs on each side (8 total) and a long tail. At the end of the tail is a bulbous shape that ends with a hooked shaped stinger. Scorpions are arachnids, thus they have 8 legs. The head & body (cephalothorax) is conjoined which is also a characteristic of spiders.

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 pest 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 leaky pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms and other areas of high condensation & moisture . 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 . Vacuum regularlythe cracks and crevices . Remove easily accessible food sources such as flour, cereals, and pet foods by storing pantry food in sealed containers.

It is common to find Silverfish in the 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 rocks, stones, wood piles and leaf debris . They prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaf, grass, and wood piles 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 Peachtree Corners 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 hiding places and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. Let’s make this CLEAR … every “cobweb” was constructed 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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