How to Choose the Best Residential Pest Control Service for Your Home

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 Importance of residential pest control Pest control is crucial for maintaining a healthy and safe living environment in your home. Not only do pests pose health risks and cause damage to your property, but they can also be a major nuisance. Hiring a professional residential pest control service can help you keep unwanted critters at bay and p...

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Say Goodbye To Silverfish

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As a homeowner, you've probably encountered silverfish, those small, silver-scaled insects that love to dwell in dark, damp spaces. While they are not directly harmful to humans, silverfish can cause damage to your belongings, such as books, wallpaper, and clothing. This article will provide you with valuable information on silverfish and how to control them, as well as practical tips for homeowners. 

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The Battle Against Fire Ants

Homeowners everywhere dread the appearance of fire ants on their property. These small, stinging insects can cause significant discomfort for you, your family, and your pets, while also disrupting the natural ecosystem of your yard. However, with the right pest control measures in place, you can keep these pesky invaders at bay and maintain a safe and serene outdoor space. At Arbor Pest Management, our trained professionals provide eco-friendly solutions to eliminate fire ants from your property and help you regain your peace of mind. 

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Bed Bugs: A Growing Problem In Georgia

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Bedbugs are small insects that feed on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded animals. They are reddish-brown in color and can cause itching and discomfort. In Georgia, bedbug infestations are becoming more common due to the rise in international travel and the bedbugs' resistance to commonly used pesticides. They are excellent at hiding and can easily be transported from public places to homes and businesses. 

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Warehouse Conditions That Attract Rats And Mice!

The best way to keep rats or mice out of a warehouse is to stop them at the perimeter. Eliminating conditions that attract rats and mice to the outside of the building can reduce mouse problems inside the building. Once you have rats or mice nesting or forging around the outside of a warehouse, it's only a matter of time until they find their way inside. Consider that young mice only need a slotted opening about 3/8 of an inch wide, just slightly larger than the thickness of the average pencil. Young rats only need about 1/2 to ¾ of an inch. Below are some things that will attract rats and mice to the outside of a warehouse: 

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Carpenter Bees! Woodpeckers Don’t Help!

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The spring activity of carpenter bees generates concern primarily because the bees are large, and the male can be noisy and threatening although he can't sting. Carpenter bees, though, are solitary bees and are not part of a colony. The bees are usually seen in pairs although several pairs can be working the same area.

There are at least seven species of large carpenter bees in the U.S., but the best known with the most extensive range is the Eastern carpenter bee, which can be found as far west as Kansas and Texas. 

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Recognizing Termite Damage

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Wood that has been damaged by subterranean termites will have a honeycombed or layered appearance when broken open. Termites prefer to eat the softer spring wood, leaving the summer wood. Galleries in the wood usually run parallel to the grain. They are messy, containing a mixture of solid and digested wood, and soil. Gallery walls have a yellowish or grayish-brown, speckled appearance from soft fecal material that termites plaster on the surface. 

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Termite Vs Ant

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Termites or Ants? Termite reproductive and other large ants, reproductive are very similar and difficult for the untrained to tell apart. Both are black with two pairs of wings. The three main visible differences are in wings, waist, and antennae. Ants have a larger front pair of wings with a second smaller pair beneath. Termites have two pairs of ...

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Getting To Know The Fruit Fly

Adult flies are tiny, about 1/8-inch (3-4 mm) long and rather chunky. They have short, 3-segmented antennae and a pair of large wings that overlap over the back and rest. The wings have a prominent cross vein that helps ID the fly. Eye color ranges from bright red to dark red. Body color ranges from brownish-yellow to brownish-black. The abdomen has darker cross-bands, appearing somewhat striped. D. melanogaster flies tend to hover in small circles; dark-eyed fruit flies rest more often on walls. The Drosophila larva is a legless, eyeless, white maggot, about 1/4-3/8 inches (7-8 mm) long when fully grown. 

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Landscaping Issues That Can Contribute To Wood Destroying Inspects


When landscaping a property it is important to understand things that could cause unwanted insects or termites. 

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Fall Invaders

Occasional invaders is one term that we use to describe those pests that enter structures periodically, and only under certain circumstances. They are not permanent indoor residents that are able to successfully reproduce indoors. Most occasional invaders are normally outdoor pests. Some are foundation pests found in mulch, woodpiles, and plants around the perimeter of a building (we often call these "perimeter invaders" when they move inside). Examples are earwigs, sow bugs, pill bugs, millipedes, clover mites, springtails, and crickets. They usually move inside when their outdoor conditions change and become too wet, too dry, too hot, too cold, or too crowded. Most are not adapted to drier indoor conditions and die fairly quickly. 

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Bed Bug Bites, More Than You Wanted To Know…

Although bed bugs will feed on other animals if they have to, they prefer human blood. All active stages of bed bugs feed on blood: nymphs, and adult males, as well as Although bed bugs will feed on other animals if they have to, they prefer human blood. All active stages of bed bugs feed on blood: nymphs, and adult males, as well as females. All stages require a blood meal in order to molt, and egg and sperm production in the adults requires the energy from blood meals. 

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How To Kill Bed Bugs By Washing

When doing bed bug work, we tell customers that they need to clean or launder their clothing and linens to kill any bed bugs present. Bed bugs don't live in clothes like body lice but they will hide in clothes or shoes. And it's very likely that some bed bugs will be found on bed linens and mattress covers. Unfortunately, we don't always give details as to just how to wash clothes for best results. 

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Pest Proof Exterior Doors To Keep Rodents Out

Just like people, mice and rats commonly use doors to enter buildings, but they typically go under them rather than through them. To rodent proof a door, you can install door sweeps and thresholds at the bottom, and weather seals or weather stripping around the sides and top. 

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The Why Of Termite Swarms

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Why Do Termites Swarm? Reproductive swarm is one way that termites start new colonies. Budding or splitting a colony into smaller pieces is another way. In a mature termite colony, sexually mature winged reproductives (or alates) are produced. When the time is right (see below), these future queens and kings leave the colony, flying low for only a ...

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Myths On Yellow Jacket Stings


I have had a few Yellow jacket calls in the last couple weeks. I figured I would share some things I read.

After a recent Interstate Pest Management Conference in Maryland, yellow jacket researcher Dr. Al Greene presented practical research debunking much of what we think we know about yellow jacket stings. 

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Landscape Modification For Helping Pest Control

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Landscape modification is not the only solution to help all pests away, but modifying a landscape to make it less conducive to pest infestation will go a long way to keep out the pests.
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Termite Treatments: Bait VS Liquid

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Termites are one of the most destructive pests that can infest your home, causing billions of dollars in damage annually. Among the various species of termites, subterranean termites pose the most significant threat to homeowners due to their ability to cause extensive damage to a property's structure. If you suspect a subterranean termite infestation, you'll want to consider professional pest management services. Two popular treatment options for subterranean termites are bait treatments and liquid treatments. This article will highlight the key differences between these two methods to help you make an informed decision for your home's protection. 

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Subterranean Termites

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Subterranean termites are a silent but destructive force that can cause significant damage to your home. These hidden invaders are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage each year in the United States alone. In this article, we'll discuss the biology and behavior of subterranean termites, how to identify their presence, and how to protect your home from these wood-destroying pests. For expert assistance, consult the professionals at Arbor Pest Management

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Growing Danger Of Mosquitoes In Georgia

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The state of Georgia is known for its warm weather, southern hospitality, and beautiful landscapes. Unfortunately, it's also becoming increasingly known for a growing danger: mosquitoes. These pesky insects are not only a nuisance but also a potential health risk. In this article, we will explore the danger of mosquitoes in Georgia and discuss ways to combat them effectively.

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