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Roaches in Cherokee County Georgia

German Roaches thrive in warm, humid environments. Parts of the home such as kitchens and bathrooms provide ideal locations for the roaches. The German roach is a scavenger, and can consume even the smallest amounts of food. They are also known to consume certain atypical food sources, such as the binding of books and toothpaste.

The German roach is infamous for its ability to rapidly reproduce. It is not uncommon for extensive infestations to be found hidden in homes. The German roach is most commonly brought into homes in boxes, bags, or any other container they can hide within.

Shortly after being introduced into a space, the German roach will often seek out a hidden area in which to spend time during the day, coming out at night to seek food. The females will create egg capsules, or ootheca, that can produce up to 50 roaches. The females will often carry these egg capsules around until they are ready to hatch, making it difficult to destroy the population inside of the home.

There are many easy to identify signs of roach infestation. The German roaches will often produce droppings that are dark in color. These will either be small and beadlike or just dark stains found around small cracks, wall openings, or the corners of rooms. Another sign is an unpleasant, musty odor that is produced by the roaches. This is caused by certain chemicals excreted by the roaches, and will be strongest near to their population center.

German roaches are difficult to remove. Their infestations are often massive, with a population that is rapidly reproducing and remains well hidden throughout the day. Because of the difficulty in identifying and treating the German roach, it is best to consult a pest control professional.

Here at Canton Termite and Pest Control, we have had over 20 years of experience dealing with German roaches. Our technicians will assess your specific situation and find a safe, efficient, and affordable solution to any pest problem!

So if are having problems with German roaches, or simply have a question, call us today at 770-479-1598! We will be happy to help you in any way that we can!

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

By: Tim

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Merry Christmas

Christmas decoration on old grunge wooden board

Yuletide Invasions

 

     It’s Christmas time again, and along with that come the many wonderful traditions built into our families over generations, bringing joy to household after household. Several of these traditions come with some side effects, ones that perhaps are quite unexpected. Almost no one would think of how pest control can become an issue around Christmas time… Except for Canton Termite and Pest Control. We focus on these problems for you, so that you might be able to better enjoy your holiday time with the family! Let’s address some of the pest issues you might have so that you don’t get caught off guard.

The Christmas tree: It’s easy to forget that when you cut down a living tree and bring it into your home, you’re bringing a veritable ecosystem into the house! Christmas tree farm owners are caught in between a rock and a hard place when deciding whether or not to use pesticides on their trees, because if they don’t, bugs cover the Christmas trees, sometimes injuring them! If tree farm owners use too many pesticides, they themselves may injure the trees, or put too many chemicals on the trees for them to be safe for keeping in homes. They walk the line for us! Where does this leave you, the innocent guy/gal just looking to get a nice tree for your family? Well, you can first talk to the vendor you buy your Christmas tree from, and see what they’re doing to protect your interests in the tree market and the safety of your home. Then, once you have decided which tree you will purchase, look it over for visible bugs, and make your purchase! If we at Canton Termite and Pest Control service your home, then give us a call if you are bringing home a Christmas tree and are concerned about pests. We will protect your home from potential issues with the tree and other winter pest control problems, such as those mentioned below.

The National Pest Management Association has provided you with some advice on how to protect your home!

“- Seal cracks and holes on the outside of your home to help prevent rodents from getting inside. Be sure to check the areas where utilities and pipes enter the home. A mouse   can fit    through a hole the size of a dime.

– Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and

windows.

– Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home. Mice and ants can make their nests in wood                                   piles and easily gain access to your home if the pile is nearby.

– Rodents can hide in clutter, so keep storage areas well organized, and store boxes off of the

floor.

– Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains. Extra attention

should be paid to kitchens and bathrooms as these areas are particularly vulnerable to                         cockroach infestations.

– Install door sweeps and repair damaged screens in windows.

– Screen vents to chimneys. Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and    dry.” (NPMA)

Even though the mosquitoes, gnats, and other bothersome pests that fly around during the warmer months may not be around, other insects, rodents, and pests will enjoy the chestnuts you roast over an open fire if you don’t prevent their presence by contacting a professional. Here are some other tips when preparing for the Christmas season.

1- Check your décor before you put it up: The tendency of bugs, rodents and other pests to invade boxes in the attic or basement is well known, so keep that in mind as you unbox your elves and nativity scenes!

2- If it’s coming inside, look for bugs: Don’t forget that we bring in other Christmas items besides trees. Live garlands and wreaths will be nice homes for mites, spiders, aphids, and even fire ants! Make sure to check for sure creatures before allowing their presence in your home. They make the holiday cheer much less enjoyable!

3- Check your coats: If your winter coats and boots just sit in the closet for months at a time until they are needed, make sure to perhaps wash them or clean them thoroughly to make sure that there are no fabric-devouring moths or dangerous brown-recluse spiders hiding. Canton Termite and Pest Control can easily handle these problems and eliminate chance of future problems with routine inspections and treatments, so make sure to mention this to the pest control professional that visits your home!

4- If it’s firewood, burn it: Keep firewood away from the home until you are ready to burn it— many bugs enjoy the protection of the logs in the colder temperatures, and if you bring the logs inside where it is warm, then the bugs have new areas to explore!

 

If you need more advice on how to protect your home from invasion during the winter months, feel free to call Canton Termite and Pest Control at 770-479-1598. We will be happy to assist you in whatever way we can.

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Bugs and You: Cockroaches, Flies, and other nasty pests

Smokey Brown Roach in North Georgia

Smokey Brown Roach in North Georgia

 

  It may not seem commonplace to throw your food away if a fly lands on it—rather, most people will swipe at the fly to get it to go away, and then continue eating. What you are about to read may change your mind about whether or not that is what you choose to do.

All flies carry pathogens, mass amounts of bacteria, and disgusting habits that spread those microscopic dangers anywhere they land. When we speak of yellow fever, dengue fever, or typhoid fever, dysentery, malaria, and encephalitis, then a fly is involved in getting the organisms that cause those diseases to the victim. Biting flies and house flies alike, big problems can be caused by letting these insects hang around. The house fly is related to the above-mentioned diseases as well as anthrax and conjunctivitis! None of these diseases are enjoyable, and some of them are lethal. How often do you consider potential exposure to these diseases before you let your children eat after a fly lands on their food?

Let our professionals at Canton Termite and Pest Control help you deal with these pests! Call today at 770-479-1598. Now even though gnats may not be what you consider to be a fly, they pose similar threats, though less severe in ways. As stated in an article written earlier in the year for Canton Termite and Pest Control, you can have an infestation of several species, ranging from black gnats to fungus gnats, and their associated larvae. Depending on the species, gnats can post not just an annoyance to your family and friends, but a danger to your well-being. Particularly, female black gnats feed on blood, and can transmit multiple diseases to animals and humans alike.

Gnats will populate at a high rate, and their swarms will cause harm to anyone around them if they bite. When you consider the problems that gnats cause beyond simply irritation and even danger to your family, there is a host of issues that will present themselves. The first of these is what fungus gnats can do to plants. When a plant is repetitively overwatered, this is a good location for fungus gnats to lay their eggs. These eggs hatch quickly, and the larvae will feed on the plant itself. This will cause acute harm to the plant and eventually death, if the gnats are not dealt with, and this problem will repeat itself if standing water continues to be available to the adult fungus gnats for laying eggs. Due to the speed of their reproduction, fungus gnats

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can pose a threat to any kind of plant, whether they are decorative or edible plants. It is important to consult and/or bring in a professional to respond to gnat infestations of any sort because of the danger that the gnats will pose to plants, animals and humans. If you are worried about what gnats might be in your home and how to deal with them, call us today! I will mention one more bug and be done—cockroaches. Cockroaches are a well-known pest in America, are often used to represent filth and uncleanliness in a variety of media. What was previously considered just to be a smelly, unpleasant bug is now seen as a clear threat to human health.

 

Cockroaches quite often are the cause of allergic reactions in people with a predisposed allergy to the bug, causing dangerous asthmatic attacks to occur just from walking into a home or room. Cockroaches also are associated with gradual allergy development, meaning that you can become allergic if you are continually exposed to the bugs in your home! Children are especially vulnerable to this because they spend more time indoors, on the floor, etc. If a child obtains an allergy from being in an infested home, they will begin to have asthma attacks of increasing severity.

This can absolutely be life-threatening, and needs to be dealt with immediately. The allergies may not be able to be changed, but you can rid your home of the cockroaches by calling a  professional at Canton Termite and Pest Control today! Cherokee County is known to have cockroach infestations in some homes simply due to t

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) on white background

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys)

he population of cockroaches in the area, so if you think yours might be one of those homes, then call us immediately, even if you aren’t sure! We can do a thorough inspection and ensure protection of your home and, more importantly, you and your family.

 

 

 

If you would like more information about cockroaches, flies, or gnats, then refer to other pages of Canton Termite and Pest Control’s website for detailed descriptions of each pest! If you have wildlife problems such as raccoons, squirrels, bats, snakes, or others, then access our wildlife website for more information on those pests! In either case, Canton Termite and Pest Control is dedicated to quality service in the area you need, when you need it. Have a blessed day!

— This article was authored by  Tim McWhirter Jr., Owner of Canton Termite and Pest Control

Call Tim today at 770-479-1598

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Roaches

Roaches in Canton Georgia

There are many different kinds of troublesome pests in Georgia. However, there are very few so well adapted to living indoors as the German roach. The German roach is a small, tan colored pest that can be frequently found inside of homes and other structures. During this time of the year, we often receive calls that vary from rural areas like Waleska and Ballground to more urban and populous areas like Woodstock, Marietta, and Alpharetta. In fact, the German roach is considered to be the most widely distributed pests in the United States.

In the Southeast, the German roach can sometimes be mistaken for the very similar Asian cockroach. They are distinguished by their behavior. While the Asian cockroach is often found outdoors, the German roach rarely, if ever, can be found outside.

German Roaches thrive in warm, humid environments. Parts of the home such as kitchens and bathrooms provide ideal locations for the roaches. The German roach is a scavenger, and can consume even the smallest amounts of food. They are also known to consume certain atypical food sources, such as the binding of books and toothpaste.

The German roach is infamous for its ability to rapidly reproduce. It is not uncommon for extensive infestations to be found hidden in homes. The German roach is most commonly brought into homes in boxes, bags, or any other container they can hide within.

Shortly after being introduced into a space, the German roach will often seek out a hidden area in which to spend time during the day, coming out at night to seek food. The females will create egg capsules, or ootheca, that can produce up to 50 roaches. The females will often carry these egg capsules around until they are ready to hatch, making it difficult to destroy the population inside of the home.

There are many easy to identify signs of roach infestation. The German roaches will often produce droppings that are dark in color. These will either be small and beadlike or just dark stains found around small cracks, wall openings, or the corners of rooms. Another sign is an unpleasant, musty odor that is produced by the roaches. This is caused by certain chemicals excreted by the roaches, and will be strongest near to their population center.

German roaches are difficult to remove. Their infestations are often massive, with a population that is rapidly reproducing and remains well hidden throughout the day. Because of the difficulty in identifying and treating the German roach, it is best to consult a pest control professional.

Here at Canton Termite and Pest Control, we have had over 20 years of experience dealing with German roaches. Our technicians will assess your specific situation and find a safe, efficient, and affordable solution to any pest problem!

So if are having problems with German roaches, or simply have a question, call us today at 770-479-1598! We will be happy to help you in any way that we can!

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

By: Tim

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Pest Control in Cherokee County

  Call the Exterminator!

    Every year, pests of all kinds cause monumental damage around the world. In the United States, the termite alone causes approximately $5 Billion dollars in damage expenses every year. It would be almost impossible to calculate the total damage that pests of all kinds cause in the world. Beyond simply their economic impact, pests such as mosquitoes spread a variety of diseases that have caused millions of deaths and terrible suffering around the world.cropped-logo-SQ.jpg

 

In the United States, we are very fortunate to live in a place that is free of many of the most dangerous types of pests. However, pests still cause a many problems to the millions of homeowners and businesses in our country. These problems range from simply being an annoyance to costly damage to homes and other buildings.

 

It is very clear that pests are responsible for substantial damage. Because of this, it is important that those who deal with such pests be well trained and knowledgeable about all of the potential pests they might encounter may face as well as the best methods for dealing with those pests. Being able to solve pest problems in the safest and most efficient way is the most important skill in the pest control industry.

 

Every year, we are faced with new and unique problems. Diseases such as the Zika Virus are spreading at alarming rates with insects acting as the vectors. Crops that provide desperately needed sustenance and a livelihood for those in the agriculture industry around the world are at risk of being destroyed by destructive species such as the Japanese Beetles.

 

It is also important to note that many of species that can be considered pests have important roles in maintaining ecological balance in the world. While the primary goal of pest control is to solve pest problems, we all have a responsibility to protect and preserve our world. When dealing with pest problems, companies and technicians should always remain aware of the broader impact on the environment. Every pest control company should be committed to dealing with pests using methods with minimal negative impact on the environment.

 

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Pest control is a broad and varied field. There are thousands of different potential pests that homeowners can face, all with different traits and specific challenges. In the decades that I have spent in the industry, I have gained a great deal of experience and insight into dealing with pest problems in a variety of environments and with various degrees of severity. I operate my business with the understanding that every customer that my team and I interact with is has unique problems that are of great importance. Because of that, understanding each customer’s problems and solving them in the best way possible is the ultimate goal of my business. In my opinion, good service starts with being able to empathize with the concerns of my employees and my customers. I work every single day with that goal in mind, and I consider being committed to that goal a requirement for every person who I employ within my company.

 

As the owner of Canton Termite and Pest Control, I take great pride in being the head of a company that provides an industry leading quality of service at an affordable price. Pests plague nearly every part of the world. Many homeowners have have first hand experience the frustration, fear, and expense that pests can cause. In some cases, these difficulties can be compounded when homeowners have difficulty finding a reliable pest control company. I have heard thousands of stories of people who have had to deal with companies with high prices, inexperienced technicians, and poor customer service.

 

When you have pest problems, you should not have to just hope that you get a good company, you should be able to use a company that you can trust to do the job right every time. For over 20 years, we here at Canton Termite and Pest Control have always striven to provide the best possible service for all of our customers. I believe that a business owner’s ideals are directly reflected in his company, and I am proud to lead a company that has a reputation of integrity, quality, and customer satisfaction.

 

To most people, pest control is probably not considered to be a particularly important profession. However, the damage and suffering caused Do it your selfby pests around the world is an issue of global relevance. For this reason, the research and work done by the pest control industry are necessary to counteract and minimize the problems that pests cause around the world. In the same way that doctors are responsible for treating every patient with the utmost care, I have always considered it a responsibility to solve any pest problem, big or small, with diligence and consideration. This philosophy has had an influential role in how I lead my company. For this reason, Canton Termite and Pest Control will always work towards the highest standards of quality in every aspect of our business.

 

When you call Canton Termite and Pest Control, you can always expect to receive the best service. Our team of highly trained experts who will work tirelessly to solve your problems with a focus on safety and quality, all at a fair, affordable price. Pest problems are frustrating enough without having to deal with a untrained or unreliable company, so when you need help with pests of any kind, you should choose the company that you know you can trust to do the job right!

So if you live in Cherokee county Georgia and have a problems with pests, there is no need to take a chance with a company you do not trust, call us today at 770-479-1598 and you can be sure your pest problems are behind you!

 

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

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Our Reviews
Jamie O'Neill
Jamie O'Neill

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Just wanted to thank our exterminator Joel @Canton Termite for not only responding very quickly when we had a minor insect infestation but for ensuring we stay bug free with our normal service. He always gives us plenty of notice and arrives on time and does a very professional job. Also want to thank the entire team... Tim, Ed, William and Brent for doing an awesome job with my home and my rental homes for the last few years. Keep up the great work...

James Pritchett
James Pritchett

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Last year the Cherokee County senior center assisted in me in finding a company to take care of a roach infestation in my home. I had tried several companies but I kept paying and the roaches never went away. William Botts with Canton Termite and Pest control came out and in 2 treatments got the job done. I am on a fixed income and appreciated the integrity and quality of this company. Today I realized I never thanked Canton Termite and Pest Control. I am thankful for what they did for me and refer my friends and anyone else who ask. They get the job done!

valerie hultquist
valerie hultquist

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

HONEST, HELPFUL, NOT IN BUSINESS TO RIP PEOPLE OFF! I called this company and spoke with a gentleman regarding a strange substance on the exterior of our home. I thought it might be termites because the paint was removed from the area as though it was being eaten. He asked me to email him a photo. He called me back and assured me it was not termites. He and the owner of the company gave me some suggestions of how to treat this mold-type substance. This could have easily gone in the opposite direction and charged me lots of $ to investigate a pest problem. No need to wonder if you will get a fair, honest deal with this company. They have a perfect 5 star rating because they have earned it the old fashioned way - by being honest.

Carl Carlson
Carl Carlson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I called William for a problem with carpenter bees. He was at my home within the hour. Problem solved. As we chatted I mentioned that in the spring we had birds nesting in our attic, now gone, but expected to return next year. He took the time to inspect the attic to figure out how they were getting in, and seal off the entrance... no additional charge. In short, he solved next years problem as a "good will" gesture (no pun intended). Great job. Great service. Did I mention William is now on my speed dial?

Debra Wright
Debra Wright

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Great customer service and prompt attention! William came out and did our initial application, but we need more treatment. Ed called me in no time and set up another treatment, same day! When Brent came out he was so professional and friendly! Took care of the application quickly, reassuring us that they are there whenever we need them! So glad I am using Canton Termite and Pest Control now for my pest services!

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