Roaches

– Many varieties in the world, but only a few we have to deal with here in north GA area.
– All have one thing in common, classified as disease vectors, responsible for and can spread many types of human illness.
– Two main varieties are American roaches and German roaches.

American Roaches

  • Found Outside, but come inside during certain times of the year to look for food and water.
  • A female will lay an ootheca (egg sac) and once the eggs hatch, there will be an average of 14 baby roaches.
  • Left untreated, you can and will end up with an American roach infestation.
  • Best way to keep that from happening is with regular quarterly pest service.

German Roaches

  • They do not exist on the outside
  • Found in restaurants, apartments, etc.
  • They have to be brought in and can find their way in through card board boxes, used appliances, grocery store bags, etc.
  • Once inside they gravitate to kitchen to get what they need to thrive: food and water.
  • They are prolific breeders. One female lays egg sac that hatches with 45 baby roaches.
  • Without service, you can end up with a very bad infestation within a month. -One main illness is allergies, primarily with children.
  • Create very bad odor due to droppings.

Ants

-There are many species of ants in the world, but only a few that effect us here in north GA area.

Carpenter Ants (big, black ants)

  • Can cause damage to homes due to the fact that they chew into the wood to lay egg sacs.
  • They prefer damp wood
  • Create galleys in wood to lay eggs.

Argentine Ants (better known as trailing ants)

  • Give our homeowners most of the problems.
  • You’re average Argentine ant colony consist of 500,000 ants.
  • There are multiple queens that lay hundreds eggs each and every day.
  • Worker ants come inside. Their job is to collect food source and bring back to ant colony.
  • Argentine Ants and other insects communicate through pheromone scent.
  • Scout ants go inside looking for food and water, send scent to other ants to come inside.
  • Once inside they have to be treated with bait.
  • You can spray the ants, but with very little control because of the number in the colony.
  • Best controlled through application of baits on inside, and finding and spraying ants on outside of structure.
  • If possible, it is best to find the ant colony, which is difficult. It is usually found laying flat under leaves, mulch, or pine straw.
  • These ants don’t sting, bite, or spread disease but they are extremely bothersome when inside.
  • We generally don’t like to see ants in our kitchens, but with out professional pest control they are very hard to control.

Termites

– There are many varieties of termites, in the world. One that effects us and damages our homes and businesses is call the eastern subterranean termite.

Subterranean Termite

  • There are between 7-10 termite colonies per square acre of land.
  • Each colony consists of 250000-500,000.
  • Termite colony’s are in the ground, 2-10ft beneath soil surface.
  • Worker termites work 24/7, never rest.
  • Avg. Life span is about a year.
  • Their life is spent searching for food, cellulose, wood in our homes and businesses.
  • Termites do $5 billion- $7 billion worth of damage to our homes and businesses each year here in the US.
  • Your home is 10 times more likely to be damaged by termites than fire, flood, tornado, etc.
  • Your homeowners insurance does not cover termite damage.
  • In order to get damage repair, you must get it through a licensed company that offers that service.
  • Termites are normally found in areas that are unseen, which makes them that much more dangerous.
  • We find out there are termites 2 ways: The first is that there will be a termite swarm in the spring, or the second is when you find damage in home.
  • When you find damage, 1000’s dollars worth of damage has already been done.

Spiders

– There are many varieties of spiders around world, in the north GA area there are only 2 species that cause harm: Black Widow and Brown Recluse.

  • Other spiders found inside are typically non-venomous, household spiders.
  • Spiders are very hard to control with just pesticide.
  • From the moment a spider is born it is always on its legs, and their legs do not absorb pesticides.
  • Spiders don’t have mouth parts like roaches to ingest pesticides.
  • Spiders cannot be harmed by strictly pesticide.
  • The best solution is, knocking down their webs.
  • Quarterly pest control will reduce other insects that spiders use for food supply.
  • Lack of food source will make spiders gravitate away.
  • Brown recluse spiders are mainly found in other areas of US such as Louisiana and Texas, but have been found here in north GA on occasion.
  • Black widow are much more common, primarily found outdoors, they can come inside.

What We Do – Quarterly Pest Control

  • Use web brush to knock all your spider webs down on exterior and in garage. Includes removal of hornet or wasp nest, if present.
  • Use backpack to go around home or business to apply long lasting residual pesticide around foundation. Giving a barrier effect.
  • Go back around home to apply up to 2 lbs. of non-pesticide granule bait product.
  • This bait is very good for controlling large roaches and other crawling insects.
  • If wanted, we spot treatment on inside, we use a product that is odorless, non staining, very safe for us, our kids, and our pets.
  • Benefit we can come back for free between services, if needed.
  • All technicians are registered with GA department of agriculture.
  • Fully licensed and fully insured.

Termite Control

  • Install advanced termite bait system around home or business.
  • We are out every quarter (90 days) to inspect each and every termite station. If we find activity, we will install bait cartridge in stations.
  • Termites’ feed of cartridge, which is pure cellulose, mixed with active ingredient. They will return bait to colony located under ground.
  • Within 90 days on average the whole colony will be destroyed.
  • Slow acting so that they do not Detect danger.
  • With bait system there is no drilling holes in slabs, porches, or brick.