You must have googled “ PEST CONTROL CLOSE BY ”  who provides Woodstock Pest Management Services or you would not have found our website for Southern Pest Management.

 

Our family-owned & operated business started over a decade ago, right in Johns Creek , as specialists in wildlife trapping services.  Thanks to our client’s repeated requests , our company has invested MANY YEARS obtaining the training & licenses necessary to allow us to provide our pest control services to the public . With that out of the way , we are here… Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

The most frequently seen critters in Woodstock are Rats , Bats, Mosquitoes , German Roaches, Wolf Spiders, Grey Squirrels, Southern Devil Scorpions, Crazy Ants, Fleas , Stinkbugs & Asian Beetles . If you have undesirable “ creepy crawling insects ” in your home , there is a high-effective solution… Call (678)935-5900

— Woodstock Pest Management Services —

– THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT MAKES US UNLIKE MOST OTHERS & WHY ANYONE SHOULD PICK OUR COMPANY AS YOUR PEST CONTROL PROVIDER –

We are a small local business.  Every person on your property is a partner in this company so they have a vested interest in your satisfaction .  We take enough time to do a thorough 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 devise a strategy to eliminate 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 our pesticides in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment. The BOTTOM LINE: Our method successfully provides a bug-free environment without having to rely “solely” on traditional pesticides.  All of our services can be modified to accommodate any NEED & BUDGET . Call us !  Our typical household pest control program are offered on a Bi-Monthly or Quarterly basis.

Call us: (678)935-5900

– PEST MANAGEMENT MEASURES –

biological Woodstock pest control
Biological Control

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

Woodstock habitat controls

Habitat & Environmental Controls

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

Woodstock mechanical controls Physical & Mechanical Controls

Mechanical & Physical controls are measures designed 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 screens or barriers – things physically stopping the target species .)

Woodstock pesticidesChemical Control

With our approach pesticides are always used in conjunction with other controls for more effective, long-term control. There is a certain amount of pesticides that we are allowed to spray in accordance to the labeling . However, we are not just going to spray your home with the maximum allowable. We determine the amount it will take to eliminate   the target bugs and apply the chemicals responsibly.  Eventually we try to move all pesticide applications to the outside and spray only what is critical in the living quarters of your home.  Anyone’s goal should be to eliminate the pests before they come in your environment . This mindset and practice make for a healthier home .

 

Our Woodstock Pest Control Methodology

It is not difficult to be conscientious about pesticide application – it just takes a sense of moral obligation , desire and a little more time.  Meaning some houses or the target pest may call for the use of bait stations instead of simply spraying. When applying pesticides to an area it could require applying dust in a crack instead of broadcast spraying. This may require more time to switch gear for a different technique , regardless, it will pay off in results. To understand more about the science behind this type of program go to 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 Woodstock:

ANT CONTROL

Whether you live in the following zip codes: 30188 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 whole colony. Just spraying a bunch of ants with a consumer-grade household ant spray , particularly a repellent spray will only kill a few at best and scatter the rest of the colony. If done improperly it will probably delay controlling the ant infestation. Ants may come inside your house foraging for food or for shelter. They enter through the tiniest openings , foraging for water or food. They are in search of either sweet based food or protein/grease based foods. Once they ( find | locate | establish | discover | have } a food source , ants will leave a pheromone trail for other ants to follow.

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

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

It is hard to distinguish, identify even for trained people in the pest control industry. The two biggest differentiating 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 eliminated it is important that our first step is to perform a thorough inspection. In order for us to locate the nest, we must follow their trails. Ants leave a chemical pheromone trail along their established routes from and to a food source so other ants can easily 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 Tips and Strategies

There are 2 main types of problems that are commonly encountered with ants.  Ants that live outdoors 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 outdoors but come in the home. Ants that live outdoors will travel inside your house to search for food. Some species ultimately reside and nest inside our homes . Follow these measures to help reduce occurrences either type of infestation:

    •  Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate passages into the home. Since Ants are extremely resourceful in finding access , you may not be able to block them all.
    •  Clean around entry points 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 hours when scouring for food, both inside the home 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 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 numbers , can become nuisances. In the late summer and fall, homeowners can find tons of (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 control technician will provide a thorough inspection to accurately identify the type of beetle and based on the inspection findings they will customize an effective treatment strategy to eliminate the problem pest .

Accurate identification of the pest 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 Woodstock — inside and outside. There are several steps that the technician will do during the inspection which include locating areas of beetle activity, identify the cause of the beetle problem, locate entrances that beetles are using to get into your house .

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

Beetle Control Measures

We follow an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach 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 nuisance pest . The goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species, and the environment.

Some of the types of Beetles: American Spider Beetles , Asian Lady Beetles , Blister Beetles , Click Beetles , Dried Fruit Beetles , Drugstore Beetles , False Powderpost Beetles , Flour Beetles , Japanese Beetles, Pantry Beetles , Plaster Beetles , Shiny Spider Beetles , Whitemarked Spider Beetles .

CARPENTER BEES    

Woodstock Carpenter bees usually live for about one year . Each new generation starts in the late summer, emerging from nests in August and September to grow and feed , pollinating as much as possible before over-wintering .  Only the strong survive to residual pesticides it is the most effective means of eliminating the carpenter bee population . Reach out to us , let’s discuss your specific situation and we will come up with a plan that is best suited for your situation. Let us bring peace to this situation. 

CENTIPEDES & MILLIPEDE PROBLEMS   

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

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

Centipede & Millipede Pest Control

Centipedes often enter homes in the fall or winter 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 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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CRICKET PROBLEMS

There three most common types of crickets that invade our homes in Georgia are the: House Crickets, Camel Crickets & 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 outside but may come indoors 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 they feel a threat close-by they stop chirping.

Field crickets are another common nuisance. This cricket is slightly longer & darker than the House Cricket.  Field crickets prefer to live outside in 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 prevented . We can seal any of the entryways into the home that allows crickets to invade.

HOUSE FLY CONTROL

Fly control is always a common concern 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 .

However , 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 eliminated .

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 occur in as little as ( 6 | six } days.  The female will reproduce about 5-6 times, laying batches of approx. 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 solids through ( regurgitation and spitting | spitting or regurgitation }. Their tongues are like straws to suck the food. House flies feed on a wide variety of substances such as garbage, human food & feces, animal carcasses . They are attracted 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 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 wall, crawl space or attic if there is a large presence of flies . Regardless, we will discuss options with you and customize a plan that meets your goals and expectations .

LADYBUG CONTROL

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

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 the masses inside our homes and this is typically when homeowners hire us to resolve the problem . Oftentimes, it can be difficult to get under control without professional help. Get this the invasive species that is now overwhelming and killing off our native species was introduced by the USDA.

LADYBUG INFESTATIONS in Woodstock

Ladybugs in the house. Many things can attract ladybugs to your house . If your landscaping includes flowers , 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 a great place for them , they can easily find their way inside through doors, plumbing, utility lines, openings around windows, cracks, etc. .

LADYBUG CONTROL MEASURES

If you’ve seen a few and they are not really bothering you, simply leave them to do their own thing . They evacuate 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. There are a couple things we can implement . 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 in your home . We can also responsibly spray residual pesticides 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 EXTERMINATION

Are mosquitoes ruining your outdoor activities ? Are you concerned about your family’s health ? We provide professional mosquito services that will help you take back your 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 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 successfully eliminate 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 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 exterminate mosquitoes. Four critical measures include:

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

Mosquito Habitats

There are easy measures homeowners can have done to break   the cycle with mosquitoes in their breeding grounds. By eliminating standing water sources 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 container where mosquitoes would use to breed .
• Weekly water changes in birdbaths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays . 
• Drain temporary 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 provide desired results the fastest .  Larva & egg interventions are the least costly & most effective way to control mosquitoes .  Our company will devise a program that uses all of the measures combined to provide the best results.

Control Adult Mosquitoes
Applying pesticides for mosquito control is one of the dramatic 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!

MOTH CONTROL

An established moth infestation usually requires professional intervention to completely solve the problem. Although many people attempt the “do it yourself” measures for moth control – the results are often not what they expected .

The single 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 grains , 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 almost all living creatures, pantry moths only purpose is to reproduce. Moths infest places with an adequate food supply. This provides them a place for safe egg storage while giving their babies the best chance of survival .

Moths can enter your house through open ( doors & windows | windows & doors | windows and doors | doors and windows }. They may also enter through crevices & cracks around utility chases, dryer vents or around cables that pass-through walls . It is shocking when you open a sealed box of cereal only to find evidence of pantry moths 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 implementing a moth control solution, your Pest Control Tech will properly identify the moth species affecting your pantry .  Each moth pest species require different treatment methods to effectively eliminate them.

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

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

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

ROACH CONTROL

Roaches are one of the most feared pests treated with our household pest control services. The 1st step is proper identification of any pest then the Certified Pest Control Technician creates 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 pronotum (behind the head to the base of the wings) . Full grown adults are on average a ½-inch in length.  They are very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the untrained eye , the pair appear nearly identical and are often misidentified . An easy way to differentiate, the Asian cockroach is attracted to light and can fly, while the German cockroach cannot.

German roaches are the most prevalent of all cockroaches. They complete their life-cycle in approximately 100 days , and they breed continuously . Under the right conditions, a female can create ( indirectly & directly through offspring) over a million roaches in her lifespan . German roaches often soil food products & food with their feces 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 very hardy & resilient against pesticides . This is because of the large number of nymphs produced from each egg case, the short period between birth and sexual maturity, and their ability to take cover due to their tiny size. That is also the main reason reason that they can effectually be eliminated with baits in crevices & cracks .

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

ASIAN COCKROACH

Since these are often confused for the German Cockroaches , in most cases, establishing their identity by observed behavior and location . Specifically, Asian roaches are capable of flying and commonly live in leaves & grassy areas . German roaches cannot fly and are found in kitchens . Furthermore Asian cockroaches live primarily outdoors , while German cockroaches tend to invade tour homes . Outdoors Asian roaches are more likely found in moist & shady areas. Asian cockroaches are active at dusk and fly a long toward porch lights . You may see an Asian roach attracted to your computer monitor or perched near lamps and other sources of light . If you find an Asian cockroach inside your house , the use of screens may be effective in preventing further infestation.

However, a pest control tech can discuss our treatment plan , as roach populations grow quickly and are difficult to eradicate without trained tricks .

AMERICAN COCKROACHES

Both sexes American cockroaches are capable of flight .  The wings develop as become adults. American cockroaches normally live outside . They prefer damp, warm areas like flower beds , 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 super prevalent in sewer systems of many metropolitan areas . American cockroaches enter homes to find food and water .  They can easily pass under doors if the weather stripping is missing . Basements, crawlspaces & garages are also common entry points . When American cockroaches enter , they often go to kitchens, laundry rooms, basements and bathrooms .

SMOKYBROWN (SMOKY BROWN) ROACH

These roaches become a pest when attracted by house lights , they enter a home via cracks or openings in doors, windows and other gaps going into the home. They contaminate any surfaces they touch , spreading bacteria that can result in illness. Proteins in the Smokybrown Cockroach’s body fluid may also trigger allergies . It is not common that people see huge , flying roaches so it can be upsetting to most people.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental cockroaches favor dark, damp, and cool areas such as those under kitchen appliances , and in damp basements. This species, which is less wary and more sluggish than the other species , concerning because it travels through sewer pipes and can live in disgusting conditions . Adult Oriental cockroaches are about 1″ long . Both sexes adults are very darl, almost black ; their bodies usually have a somewhat greasy sheen .

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OUR COCKROACH APPROACH:

We inspect your home — inside & outside . There are several things the Technician   will do during the inspection:
• Identify areas of cockroach activity.
• Identify the areas of concern .
• Identify any suspect entrances that cockroaches could use to get 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 cockroaches out of your home:

o Exclusion: Non-chemical methods such as caulking or door sweeps help keep all bugs from entering your home. We will provide you with the costs 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 punch list of things that you must change to cut back on the things in your house or outside 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 – each 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 roach activity.
• Revisit habitat modification suggestions .  Identify any needed changes to the home or landscape that could make your home vulnerable to cockroach invasion .

SCORPION CONTROL

Scorpions are creatures that have been on the earth since just about the beginning of time . Scorpions, thus, are extremely adaptive . Basically, scorpions easy to identify , even though their sizes are variable up to one 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 head & body (cephalothorax) is combined 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 bug that we manage .
• We perform a thorough inspection.
• Determine what is the target species
• 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 moisture in places that have potentially leaky pipes or faulty plumbing, bathrooms and other areas of high moisture or condensation . Silverfish seek out the humidity. Silverfish cannot survive inside buildings in low relative humidity, so take measures to reduce it by using a dehumidifier. The goal should be a relative humidity below 50% year-round.

Reduce clutter and food sources . Vacuum regularlythe crevices & cracks . 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 under piles of rocks, leaves and wood . 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 Woodstock 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. Spiders are considered a beneficial pest because of their prey on other insects Because spiders have eight legs, they are easy to separate from insects, which have only six legs. 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 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. Keep this in mind … 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

Black Widow Spider
• Size: Around 1 ½ inches
• Color: Glossy jet-black.
• IDENTIFICATION: Black Widow spiders have a distinct bright-red, hourglass shape on the underside of its abdomen. Black widows create the largest webs of all the web-spinning spiders. However, we have seen some impressive webs from Golden Orbs.

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Brown Recluse Spider
• Size: Less than the size of a quarter.
• Color: This poisonous spider varies in color from a beige color to a brownish – dark brown.
• IDENTIFICATION: You can identify a Brown Recluse spider by the violin-shaped pattern on its neck. It looks like many other species of non-threatening spiders, so the indicative sign of a Brown Recluse spider is that only has 6 eyes. Their eyes are set part in three pairs along the face.

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