You must have searched for “ EXTERMINATOR NEAR ME ”  who performs Suwanee Pest Management Services or you would not have landed on our information for Southern Pest Management.

 

Our family-owned & operated business began well over a decade ago, right around Alpharetta , as experts with nuisance wildlife services.  Thanks to our customer’s repeated suggestions , our family has dedicated MANY YEARS obtaining the training & licenses necessary to   be able to offer our pest control services to you . With that said , we are here… Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most popular nuisance pests in Suwanee are Rats , Bats, Mosquitoes , Smokybrown Roaches, Mouse Spiders, Flying Squirrels, Eastern Stripeless Scorpions, Fire Ants, Ticks , Stinkbugs & Lady Bugs . If you have unwanted “ creepy crawling insects ” in your house , there is a viable solution… CALL US!

— Suwanee Pest Management Services —

– HERE IS WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT & WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US AS YOUR PEST CONTROL PROVIDER –

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 outcome .  We take our time to do a thorough inspection to establish what is best for your specific situation. It is no longer the [ time | age } of “one size fits all” pest control. We need to identify the target species and take measures to eliminate them. We will utilize habitat modifications combined with controls (biological, cultural & mechanical) with the correct amount of pesticides to control the problem. This approach is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

We apply our pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: Our method successfully maintains a critter-free environment without having to rely “totally” on traditional pesticides.  Each of our services can be modified to accommodate any BUDGET & NEED . Talk to us !  Our typical household pest control program are offered on a Quarterly or Bi-Monthly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST MANAGEMENT MEASURES –

biological Suwanee pest control
Biological Control

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

Suwanee habitat controls

Environmental & Habitat 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 productive of the interventions that we implement in our pest prevention programs.

Suwanee mechanical controls Physical & Mechanical Controls

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

Suwanee 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 label . However, we are not just going to hose down your home with the maximum allowable. We determine the amount it will take to eliminate   the target bugs and apply the pesticides responsibly.  Our plan is always to move all pesticide applications to the outside and do only what is required in the living space of your home.  Everyone’s goal should be to eliminate the pests before they enter in your environment . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .

 

Our Suwanee 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 just spraying. When applying pesticides to an area it could require a simple spot-treatment instead of broadcast spraying. This may require more time to switch gear for a different technique , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program check out this page .

Our friendly, highly-skilled staff is happy to answer any questions that you might have –

Call us – (678)935-5900

 

We provide pest control to the following areas:

Some of the most common pests in Suwanee:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30174 or the surrounding area we can help with an ant problem.  Ants are social insects that create & live in colonies . Treatment plans must include killing the whole colony. Just spraying an ant with a consumer-grade ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and scatter the rest of the colony. If done improperly it might delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may enter your house looking for for food or for shelter. They enter through the most obscure entry points , foraging for water or food. They are in search of either sweet based food or protein/grease based foods. Once they ( find | locate | establish | discover | have } a source of food , ants will leave a pheromone trail for others to follow.

The most common ants are Argentine Ants, Carpenter Ants, Crazy Ants, Fire Ants, Ghost Ants, Leafcutter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants and Pharaoh Ants. Understanding typical behavior patterns will help you achieve the fastest results .

How to positively identify if you are dealing with Termites or Ants ?

It is hard to distinguish, identify even for trained people in the pest control industry. The two biggest determining factors are: 1) When comparing bodies – ants have segmented waists and termites’ bodies are about the same width, without pinched waists. 2) Ant antennas are bent whereas Termite antennae are straight.

Inspection
To get your ant problem resolved it is important that our first step is to conduct 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 find 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 help hide some Ant nests or their trails.

Ant Control Strategies and Tips

There are 2 main types of issues that are commonly encountered with ants.  Ants that live outside and forage inside.  Ants that already have a nest built inside.  Our pest control measures combine habitat modification & barriers with the proper baits or pesticides to control the problem. Our strategy always depends on the type of infestation and the type of ant that we are targeting.

1. Ants that live outside but come in the home. Ants that live outside will travel inside your house to search for food. Some species ultimately reside and make nests inside houses . Follow these measures to help control any type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate access into the home. Since Ants are extremely industrious in sourcing access , you may not be able to block them all.
    •  Clean around entrances with a cleanser to remove their chemical trail left behind , then spray a non-repellent residual insecticide.

2. Ants that live (nest) inside your house . Some ants don’t just enter your house searching for food. Some ants will establish a colony inside. Indoor colonization occurs year-round, especially in warmer climates. Ant species that live in homes include Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharaoh Ants, Thief Ants, and Carpenter Ants. All of these ants may infest food products.  We can strategically place ant bait to lure the ants to the poison.

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

BEETLE CONTROL 

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

Sometimes beetles, their mere presence , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find hundreds of beetles (especially Lady Bugs) clustered inside and outside 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 management professional will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the specific beetle and based on the inspection findings they will develop an effective treatment strategy to resolve the problem .

Proper identification of the pest 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 Suwanee — inside and outside. There are several things that the technician will do during the inspection incorporates locating areas of beetle activity, identify the cause of the beetle problem, locate potential entry points that beetles are using to gain access into your house .

Our   plan is to devise and implement a custom 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 responsible application of pesticides to eliminate the problem 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 , Common Furniture Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , Emerald Ash Borer , Flour Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Larder Beetles , Pine Bark Beetles , Saw-tooth Grain Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Suwanee Carpenter bees usually live for around a year . Each new generation is hatched in the late summer, emerging from nest in August and September to feed & grow , pollinating as much as possible before hibernating for the winter .  the residual pesticide application it is the most effective means of controlling the carpenter bee invasion. Call us , let’s discuss your specific situation and we will come up with a plan that is best suited for your situation. Let us bring peace to this situation. 

CENTIPEDES & MILLIPEDE PROBLEMS   

The house centipede is the only species capable of reproducing indoors and is often seen in and around homes where dampness occurs. The house centipede is more active at nighttime , moving about in search of food .  Although Centipedes are beneficial since they control 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 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 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 barns and outside structures. Insecticides may be used where significant numbers are found and usually provide sufficient pest control. They are available in both chemical and organic solutions. We follow an Integrated Pest Management methodology when applying pesticides in or around your home. We use pesticides responsibly and use 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: Camel, House & Field , Crickets. Crickets can be extremely ( aggravating | annoying | bothersome | nerve-racking | unsettling }, but unless there are large numbers, they do ( very little | little | hardly any } damage. They love to chew on anything , especially clothing.

House Crickets live outdoors 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 find them.  As soon as you hone in on their location they stop chirping.

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This species is slightly longer & darker than the House Cricket.  Field crickets prefer to live outside in flower beds, overgrown grass and lawns . 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 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 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 decaying substances, feces & trash .

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. Depending on conditions , 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 about 100 eggs each time . Female house flies usually only mate one time but is capable of producing between 350-900 eggs in their lifetime . Adult house flies typically live between two weeks to a month .

House flies feed on liquids since they do not have any teeth . However, they use their sponging mouth-parts to liquefy many solid foods through ( regurgitation and spitting | spitting or regurgitation }. Their tongues are shaped like straws to suck up the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of substances such as garbage, human food & feces, animal carcasses . They are drawn to pet 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 habitat modification, mechanical controls and pesticide .  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 devise a plan that meets your expectations .

LADYBUG CONTROL

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.

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 Suwanee

Ladybugs in the house. Multiple things can attract ladybugs to your inside your home . If your landscaping includes flowers , 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 a great place for them , they can easily find their way inside through cracks around anything like windows, doors, utility entry points .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them alone . They get out as soon as the warmer weather arrives . However, you can simply vacuum them up and discard the bag. If you have a ladybug infestation in your home, other measures will need to be taken. Here are a few things we can implement . First off , we can winterize your home. We can go around the outside 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 residual pesticides along the perimeter of your home to prevent them from establishing a cluster .

There are some all-natural alternatives that you can try at home. Possibly consider spraying around the cracks and crevices with a natural repellent such as bay leaves, citronella oil, clove 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 get rid of them and prevent them from returning .

MOSQUITO PEST CONTROL

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

Not all Mosquito Control Products are created equal.

Our approach is taken right out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborative playbook on how to control mosquitoes . The protocol that encourages targeting 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 science-based, common-sense approach for pest management . 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 exterminate mosquitoes. Four critical   tactics include:

1. Removing mosquito habitats
2. Install use of structural barriers
3. Impede Mosquitoes at the Larval Stage
4. Destroy Adult Mosquitoes

Mosquito Habitats

There are simple measures homeowners can have done to disrupt  the cycle with mosquitoes in their breeding grounds. By eliminating standing water sources you can devastate the mosquito population, due to the fact that 2 of 3 life stages of a mosquito requires water.

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

Control Mosquito Larva

By using a pesticide which targets larva in their suspected breeding habitats , will   yield the greatest impact on their population .  Larva & egg interventions are the most effective and least costly way to knock the number of mosquitoes down .  We can devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the best results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Fogging pesticides for mosquito control is one of the most common measures to fight an outbreak of mosquito-borne disease. Mosquito adulticides (pesticide labelled for the adult stage) are applied as ultra-low volume (ULV) sprays which dispense extremely small droplets. These smaller size droplets stay suspended longer making the pesticide more effective. The more effective the pesticide, the less we have to apply. We want the healthiest & safest environment for humans, non-targeted species and pets.

Everything about your specific situation, your specific yard needs to be a consideration to determine the best way to tackle the mosquito problem. Some considerations might include the type of mosquito, resistance, targeted stage of life, upcoming weather, etc. This is our approach!

MOTH CONTROL

An established moth infestation usually requires professional 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 expected .

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

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

Moths can enter your house through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through cracks & crevices around cables, dryer vents or utility chases that pass-through exterior walls . It is unnerving when you open a sealed box of cereal only to find evidence of pantry moths on the inside . You may not notice the moths 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 implementing a moth control solution, your Pest Control Tech will properly identify the moth species affecting your stored foods .  Various moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively eliminate them.

All factors need to be considered when trying to devise a strategy 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.

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 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 . Adults are about a ½-inch in length.  It is closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the average person , the pair appear nearly identical and are often confused for each other . A quick way to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is drawn to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.

German roaches are the most prolific of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 100 days , and they breed constantly . Under the correct conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over 1 million roaches in her lifespan . German roaches often pollute food products & food with their feces and defensive secretions. They also physically transport & often harbor 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 pesticides . 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 stow away due to their tiny size. That is also the main cause that they can purposefully be controlled with baits in   cracks and crevices .

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 male and female American cockroaches can take flight .  Their wings develop as become adults. American cockroaches normally prefer to live outdoors . They prefer warm, damp areas like flower beds , and under mulch. All over the US , people refer to them as “palmetto bugs” because they live on trees. Florida almost opted to make the Palmetto Bug their State Bird but the Mosquito won that election. American cockroaches are super prevalent in sewer systems of all cities . American cockroaches enter houses to find food and water .  They can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is damaged . Basement windows and garages are also common entryways . When American cockroaches enter homes , they often go to   bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and basements .

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 flying and usually live in grass and/or leaves . German roaches cannot fly and are found inside . Typically Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to infest our homes . Outdoors Asian cockroaches are more likely seen in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are most active at sunset and fly long toward sources of light . You may see an Asian cockroach drawn to your tv or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you find an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be successful in preventing further infestation.

However, our pest control expert can discuss further treatment , as cockroach populations multiply surprisingly fast and are difficult to control without trained help .

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches search for dark, damp, and 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 , concerning because it runs through in sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about one inch long . Both sexes adults are very dark, almost black ; their bodies usually have a shiny finish .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These   insects become a concern when attracted by house lights , they enter our residences through cracks or openings in doors, windows and other gaps into the home. They contaminate any surfaces they touch , spreading diseases 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 huge , flying cockroaches so it can be upsetting to most people.

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your entire home — outside and inside . There are many things the Tech   will do during the inspection:
• Identify areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the causes of the cockroach problem .
• Identify any suspect entryways that roaches 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 bugs out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep all roaches from getting inside your home. We will provide you with a quote to exclude your home from pests .
o Habitat Modification: If roaches are living in and around your house , we provide you with a punch list of things that you can  change to help eliminate on the things 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 returns to your home, they will inspect. There are several things he will do during the inspection:
• See how the last treatment worked .
• Check for new cockroach activity.
• Revisit habitat modification suggestions .  Identify any needed changes to the home or landscape that would make your home susceptible to cockroach infestation .

SCORPION CONTROL

Scorpions are pests that have been on this planet since just about when we were created . Scorpions, thus, are extremely adaptive . Basically, scorpions easy to identify , even though they may vary in size 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, therefore, they have 8 legs. The body & head (cephalothorax) is combined which is also the same for 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 handle .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target pest.
• Devise a plan .

With our 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 dampness in places that have maybe ill-fitted pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms and other areas of high moisture or condensation . Silverfish love the humidity. Silverfish cannot survive inside buildings in low relative humidity, so take measures to reduce it by using a dehumidifier. The goal should be a relative humidity below 50% year-round.

Reduce clutter and food sources . Vacuum regularlythe crevices & cracks . Remove easily accessible food sources such as pet foods, cereals and flour by storing pantry food in   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 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 Suwanee 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.

Spider Habitat

They can be found in upper corners of rooms and attics , crannies & nooks as well as sub-floor air-vents. Spiders prefer to hide in dark places and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs. Keep this in mind … every “cobweb” was made by a spider.

Rather than 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

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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