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The most common nuisance critters in Roswell are Mice , Bats, Mosquitoes , Asian Roaches, Hobo Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Southern Devil Scorpions, Fire Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Asian Beetles . If you have undesirable “ creepy crawling insects ” in your house , there is a quick solution… Reach out to US!
— Roswell Pest Control Services —
– THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT & WHY EVERYONE SHOULD SELECT OUR COMPANY AS YOUR EXTERMINATOR –
We are a small local business. Every Technician on your property is a partner in this company so they have a vested interest in the results . We take enough time to do a complete inspection to establish what is best for your unique situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We have to identify the target pests and calculate a plan to get rid of them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the correct amount of pesticides to relieve the problem. This approach is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
We apply the pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: This method successfully insures a critter-free environment without having to rely “totally” on traditional pesticides. Each of our services can be modified to accommodate any BUDGET & NEED . Call us ! Our standard household pest control services are offered on a Bi-Monthly or Quarterly basis.
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– PEST CONTROL MEASURES –
Biological control is the use of natural enemies— pathogens, predators, parasites and competitors to eliminate unwanted pests. However, this is not as common of a measure like the following options.
Habitat & Environmental Controls
Habitat controls are practices that reduce pests from reproducing, dispersing, surviving and getting established . Like moisture control, debris removal, etc . This is the most popular of the interventions that we implement in our pest management programs.
Mechanical & Physical Controls
Physical & Mechanical controls are measures which can to kill a pest directly, block pests out, or make the environment unsuitable for it. (Examples; Mechanical controls could be traps, sticky boards, etc. Physical controls can be barriers or screens – things physically stopping the pests .)
With our approach pesticides are always used in combination with other controls for more effective, long-term control. There is a certain amount of pesticides that we are allowed to spray in accordance to the laws . However, we are not just going to spray your home with the maximum allowable. We calculate the amount it will take to control the target species and apply the chemicals responsibly. Eventually we try to move all pesticide applications to the outside and spray only what is necessary in the living quarters of your home. Anyone’s objective should be to eliminate the pests before they come into your living space . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .
Our Roswell Pest Control Methodology
It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a moral compass , desire and some more time. Example some houses or the target species may call for the use of mechanical controls 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 approach , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program go to this website .
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We provide pest control to the following areas:
- Chattahoochee Heights
- Sandy Springs
- Peachtree Corners
- Johns Creek
- Berkeley Lake
- Alpharetta Woods
Some of the most common pests in Roswell:
The most common ants are Argentine Ants, Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants, Fire Ants, Ghost Ants, Leafcutter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants and Pharaoh Ants. Understanding any patterns will help you achieve quicker control .
How to positively identify if you are dealing with Ants or Termites ?
It is hard to establish the identity even for trained people in the pest control industry. The two biggest determining factors are: 1) When comparing bodies – ants have segmented waists and termites’ bodies are about the same width, without pinched waists. 2) Ant antennas are bent whereas Termite antennae are straight.
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 to and from a food source so other ants can easily find 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 help hide some Ant nests or their trails.
Ant Control Tips and Strategies
There are two main types of problems 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 inside the home. Ants that live outdoors will travel inside your house to search for food. Some species ultimately live and nest inside our homes . 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 access , you may not be able to seal them all.
- Clean around entry points with a detergent 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 when searching for food, both inside the house and outside. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood for food, but they will burrow into the wood to make nests.
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 presence , 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 specific beetle and based on the inspection findings they will design an effective treatment strategy to eliminate the problem pest .
Proper identification of the target species is critical since there are so many varied species of beetles and the different measures could be required for different beetles.
OUR BEETLE CONTROL APPROACH:
We inspect your home in Roswell — inside and outside. There are several measures that the technician does during the inspection which include locating areas of beetle activity, identify the cause of the beetle problem, locate the entryways that beetles are using to get into your house .
Our plan 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 advisable application of pesticides to eliminate the nuisance pest . The end game 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 , Click Beetles , Common Furniture Beetles , Elm Leaf Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Foreign Grain Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Larder Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .
Most people encounter carpenter bees during April or May when they’ve just emerged to mate. During this time , male carpenter bees tend to hover around nest openings, looking for receptive females . It can be rather unnerving being around them, as the males will also hover aggressively around people who approach the nests. They may even fly right into you. 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. Paint & stains provide little repelling action. exposed saw cuts should be filled in with dowels or putty and painted. If possible , remove rotten wood and replace with chemical pressure-treated wood to deter drilling . 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 carry through which traps the carpenter bees . While we are installing the traps we take measures to attract the bees to our traps. Once Inside the traps, they die. That combined with ( our residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of eliminating 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 CONTROL
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 . Even though Centipedes are beneficial since they eliminate other insects (like Mother Nature’s pest control) most people have an aversion to their presence inside their homes.
Did you know … Millipedes feed primarily on decaying vegetation and leaf litter while centipedes feed on other pests ?
Centipede & Millipede Pest Control
Centipedes frequently 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 initial step is to reduce humidity. Running dehumidifiers will pull the water out of the air, eliminating dampness and mold within the home. This will also help alleviate structural damage which may encourage other pests.
You may more commonly find centipedes in greenhouses and outside structures. Insecticides may be used where significant numbers are found and usually provide sufficient pest control. They are available in both organic & chemical 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 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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There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: Camel, House & Field , Crickets. Crickets can be extremely ( aggravating | annoying | bothersome | nerve-racking | unsettling }, but unless there are large numbers, they do ( very little | little | hardly any } damage. They love to chew on 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 mad trying to find 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 overgrown grass, lawns & flower beds . However, they do make their way inside often. Since Field crickets are attracted to lights at night, sometimes turning off these lights helps.
Camel crickets (humpback crickets) are not true crickets since they do not have wings. Camel Crickets are most often are found in closets, crawlspaces and basements , but also like any ( damp & cool | damp and cool | cool & damp | cool and damp } areas like under logs, stones & brush piles 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.
Fly control is always a common request since a house fly can transfer more than 100 different diseases , including salmonella, typhoid, and tuberculosis . House flies contaminate food surfaces by spreading disease organisms picked up on their legs and mouth-parts when feeding on feces, trash, and other decaying substances .
With all of that said , an occasional house fly is not necessarily a problem requiring our intervention. Every human, every home , will have to deal with an occasional flies . When we get called out for flies, it is a large population that cannot be controlled .
Like many other pests , the house fly experiences a four-phase life cycle. If the conditions are favorable , the developmental time of a house fly from egg to adult could take place in as little as ( 6 | six } days. She will reproduce about 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 100 eggs during each round . Female house flies usually only mate once but is capable of producing close to 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 shaped 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 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 crawlspace, attic or wall if there is a large fly population . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and devise a plan that meets your goals and expectations .
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.
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 large numbers inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners hire us to resolve the problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to resolve without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now over-powering our native species was introduced by the USDA.
LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Roswell
Ladybugs in the house. Several things can attract ladybugs to your house . If your landscaping includes flowering bushes , they will likely attract aphids, a popular 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 hang out during the colder months of the year . If they decide your home is the place to be , they can easily find their way inside through doors, plumbing, utility lines, openings around windows, cracks, etc. .
LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES
If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them be . They get out as soon as the spring comes . However, you can just 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 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 pesticides that target them specifically along the perimeter of your home to prevent them from establishing a large group .
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 citronella, bay leaves, cloves or citrus 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 call us and we will take measures to eliminate them and prevent them from returning .
Are pesky mosquitoes ruining your outdoor activities ? Are you concerned about your family’s safety ? 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 method is taken right out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborative playbook on how to best control mosquitoes . The protocol that encourages targeting of every life stage of a mosquito to achieve control is referred to as integrated pest management (IPM).
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 necessary steps include:
1. Removing mosquito habitats
2. Install use of structural barriers
3. Restrict the growth of Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Control Adult Mosquitoes
Use Structural Barriers
One approach to prevent mosquitoes from getting into our homes is by using structural barriers. Some examples of structural barriers include:
• Installing window and door screens if needed.
• Cover all gaps in windows, doors & walls to prevent mosquitoes from gaining entry .
• Make sure door and window screens are ” bug-proof .”
Control Mosquito Larva
By using a larvicide in their breeding habitat , will quickly control the population . Egg and larva interventions are the least costly & most effective 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
Applying pesticides for mosquito control is one of the most common measures 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!
An established moth infestation usually requires professional treatment to completely eliminate the problem. Although many customers attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they anticipated .
The #1 most common 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 boxed foods , 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 objective is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This gives them a place to lay their eggs while giving their offspring the highest chance of surviving .
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 dryer vents, utility chases, or cables that pass-through 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 even notice them until they have already passed through the different phases of a pantry moth life cycle and you see an adult moth flying around your house .
MOTH CONTROL MEASURES
Prior to suggesting a custom a moth control solution, your Pest Control Tech will properly identify the moth species affecting your property . Different moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively control them.
All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a game plan to control the moths. These factors can include; species, stored products, type of structure, etc.
Control measures for stored products moths (Indian Meal Moths, Mediterranean flour moth, etc.) include going through all of the pantry items and throwing away all open grain-type products, better storage containers, freezing existing packages to kill eggs, and spraying the closet to eliminate the problem. However, for the fabric moth pests; vacuuming the entire closet including the walls, throwing away any paper items that could be harboring eggs, proper storage, and application of pesticides. Monitoring using various traps including pheromone traps where applicable is done thereafter to ensure moth problems do not continue.
All our State certified technicians are highly-skilled and are required to participate in regular continuing education programs to keep them up-to-date with industry standards.
The Most Common Roaches in North Georgia Pest Control
German Roaches are dark brown – brown in color. They have two distinct parallel bands running the length of their pronotum (behind the head to the base of the wings) . Full grown adults are approximately a ½-inch in length. German Roaches are very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the untrained eye , the pair appear nearly identical and are often confused for each other . An easy method to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is drawn to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.
German roaches are the most widespread of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 3 months , and they breed continuously . Under the right conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over 1 million roaches in her lifetime . German roaches often soil food & food products with their waste, feces and defensive secretions. They also transport & harbor pathogenic organisms, and in some cases may cause 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 large number of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to go into hiding due to their small size. That is also the main cause that they can purposefully be controlled 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.
Both male & female American cockroaches are capable of flight . Their wings develop as become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outside . They prefer damp, warm areas like under shrubs , and under mulch. All over the United States , people call them “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 very common in sewer systems in all cities . American cockroaches enter a house to find food & water . Roaches can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is damaged . Basements, crawlspaces & garages are also common entry points . When American cockroaches enter homes , they often go to bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and basements .
Since these roaches are often confused for the German Roaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed behavior and location . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flying and commonly live outdoors . German roaches are not capable of flight and are found inside . Furthermore Asian cockroaches live outside , while German cockroaches tend to invade tour homes . Outside Asian roaches are more likely seen in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are active at sunset and fly distances toward sources of light . You may see an Asian roach drawn to your monitor or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you see an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be helpful in preventing further infestation.
However, a pest control technician can discuss further treatment , as roach populations multiply quickly and are difficult to eradicate without trained tricks .
Oriental cockroaches prefer damp, dark & cool areas such as those under sinks and washing machines , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the other species , of concern because it travels in sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″ in length . Both female and male adults are very dark, almost black ; their bodies usually have a somewhat greasy sheen .
SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH
These roaches become a nuisance when attracted by house lights , they enter our residences courtesy of cracks or openings in doors, windows and other gaps in the home. They contaminate anything they come in contact with , spreading bacteria that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s skin and saliva may also trigger allergic reactions and asthma . It is not common that people see large , flying roaches so it can be horrific to most people.
OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:
We inspect your entire property — outside and inside . There are many things the our Tech will do during the inspection:
• Identify areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the areas of concern .
• Identify any suspect entrances that pests could use to enter 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 roaches from entering your home. We will provide you with an estimate to exclude your home from pests .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are choosing to live around and in your house , we provide you with a checklist of issues that you need to change to cut back on the issues in your house or yard that are attracting pests .
• LOW-RISK Gel or granular bait: These are applied in areas where cockroaches will eat them, but children or pets cannot reach them.
• Insect growth regulator: Applied into cockroach hiding places, these interfere with the cockroaches’ normal development.
• Residual insecticides: Applied into cracks and crevices, this help to keep cockroaches from hiding in the treated areas. The technician may also apply liquid insecticide outdoors to help keep all cockroaches from coming inside.
Monitoring Roaches – every time the technician visits to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
• Determine how effective the treatments have been .
• Verify if there is any roach activity.
• check to see if any habitat modifications have been implemented . Identify any recent changes to the home or landscape that would make your home susceptible to cockroach infestation .
A scorpion is known , unfortunately, for its sting. In some parts of the World , there are dangerous scorpions that do result in human fatalities from their stings. These creatures frequently get a lot of media attention and thus most people believe that all or most scorpions are deadly creatures. Not true! Most species which enter houses are not very poisonous, their stings being comparable to those of bees or wasps. The little uniformly colored Southern devil is so abundant all over Northern Georgia . The Striped Bark Scorpion is found in the coastal plains and other areas of Southern Georgia.
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.
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 our Pest Control Division, We adhere to an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach.
SILVERFISH CONTROL MEASURES
To prevent a silverfish infestation, eliminate sources of excessive dampness in places that have potentially loose-fitting pipes or faulty plumbing, restrooms and other areas of high condensation & moisture . Silverfish seek out 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 food sources & clutter . Regularly vacuum the crevices & cracks . 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 storage boxes, closets & basements . They eat the glue on the boxes and book bindings. They may feed on surface molds found on cardboard boxes found in damp basements or attics. Silverfish naturally live outside under rocks, stones, wood piles and leaf debris . They prefer warm temperatures. Remove any possible harborage areas such as leaves, grass or woodpiles on your property . Keep gutters clean .
We can also take steps to provide a quote for standard exclusion techniques such as caulking cracks and crevices. But there are also steps the homeowner can take to prevent entry… such as making sure screens are tight and the use of weather stripping around windows and doors.
With our Roswell 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.
Most of our Quarterly or Bi-Monthly visits for our standard pest control applications include measures (dusting) to keep spiders off & out of your home. 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.
They can be found in upper corners of attics and rooms , nooks & crannies as well as sub-floor air-vents. Spiders prefer to hide in dark places and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. For transparency … every “cobweb” was constructed by a spider.
Rather than posting 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.
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.