Perimeter Pest Control and home services programs in Sandy Springs and all of Cobb County GA that cover Crawling Pests, Flying, Stinging & Ornamental Pests. Our home service specialists have more than 14 years of experience in the lawn care and home care industry, and our perimeter pest control programs are specifically designed for the Sandy Springs GA region. It is our goal to really know our customers and create a relationship built on trust and communication.
Sandy Springs Georgia Perimeter Pest Control Professional Service
Perimeter Pest Control Sandy Springs GA
Mapleleaf's perimeter pest control program prevents pests from infiltrating the house. Spiders, mites, crickets, roaches and ants are some of the insects for which perimeter pest control is effective. Perimeter pest control can also help keep landscaping and lawns directly surrounding the house clear of plant-eating insects. We use the best method of perimeter pest control that includes insect spray that is harmless to grass and soil, odorless and is applied outdoors. Call us today for details.
Ants, Grubs, Spiders, Mites, Roaches, Bees Prevention Sandy Springs GA
- Yellow Jackets
- Fire ants inside the house or living areas outside
- Drain Flies
- Pantry pests ex. beetles and moths
- Carpet Beetles
- Fire Ants inside and outside
- Ornamental Pests (Pests damaging your ornamental plans, woah)
Ants are the most common pest problem in Georgia, with more than 85% of homeowners and businesses experiencing ant problems. Some ants grow wings in order to swarm and spread their colonies. Winged ants and termites can look similar, but the main difference is that a termite has only two body segments and does not have a constricted waist.
Ants can be a problem in or outside a home, where they can contaminate food, bite and damage property. They can be difficult to control and treat once they are established. Here are some that are common inside and outside the home, including carpenter ants, fire ants, odorous house ants and Pharaoh ants.
Carpenter Ants invade homes and build their nests in dead, damp, hollow wood. Larger than the average household ant, they are 5/8 and can be identified by worker ants or swarmers (winged ants which can often be mistaken for termites). Carpenter ants are usually red, black or a combination of both. They can give a painful bite when disturbed. They can also cause structural damage to your home.
Odorous House Ants get their name from the odor they emit when crushed. Indoors, they are usually found near moisture and prefer sweet things to eat. You may see worker ants or swarmers (winged ants) in your home. They do not bite, sting or cause structural damage, and are primarily a nuisance. These ants are much smaller than a carpenter ant and range in size from 1/16″ – 1/8″. Odorous house ants can live up to several years. These ants make their homes in exposed soil and wall cracks.
Pharaoh Ants feed on almost any type of food, even toothpaste and shoe polish. They do not sting or swarm, and rarely cause structural damage. They can, however, spread very quickly and are difficult to treat. They can spread diseases and are of particular concern for hospitals. Pharaoh ants are 1/16″ in size and their bodies are usually pale, varying from yellow to red with their abdomen often darker to black. Pharaoh ants, also known as the sugar ant, can feed on almost any type of food including jellies, honey, peanut butter, corn syrup, fruit juice, baked goods, soft drinks, cereals and greases.
Red Fire Ants are also known to attack animals and people that accidentally intrude on their nests. Besides attacking people and animals they can also cause damage to plants, buildings, air-conditioning units, and telephone wires. The reason is not clear, but fire ants seem to be attracted to electrical currents, and they cause damage by nesting in places such as electrical junction boxes.
The Red Imported Fire Ant builds mounds in almost any type of soil, but prefers open, sunny areas such as lawns, flower beds, mulched areas, or under buildings. Many times mounds are located in rotting logs and around stumps and trees. Both native and Imported Red Fire Ants can sting. Imported Red Fire Ants are very aggressive and their sting can cause reactions ranging from irritation and nausea to even more severe reactions.
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