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Subterranean Termites in Cherokee County Georgia.

Subterranean termites are a species of termite that is the most widely seen in all of America. Higher concentrations of the subterranean termite population will be found in the southeast region, which of course includes Georgia.

Subterranean termites will definitely be most active in warm weather, swarming in the spring or at any point in time where rain warms the soil and moistens it dramatically. They will continue to reproduce as long as they are not hibernating, which, if they are protected from extreme cold and other elements, may never occur. Termites devour anything containing cellulose, which ranges from wood to art canvases. The subterranean termite species causes BILLIONS of dollars in damage per year, and will affect more houses and other buildings in high-activity areas.

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Bugs-Canton Termite and Pest control

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

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Ants

Ants

 

     Ants help, and ants hurt. In modern society, ants are perceived as a representation of filth, but in reality, they serve a wide variety of purposes in their ecosystems. Here at Canton Termite and Pest Control, we strive to provide you as the reader with valuable knowledge that you can use to benefit your family, home, and surrounding environment. Let’s start with explaining more of the benefits of ants.

             Ants provide a valuable source of protection for plants from herbivores and insects that tend to destroy and eat plants and seeds. They safeguard the stems, leaves and seeds of the plants while taking the nectar that they are attracted to in the plant to their colony. This protection allows plants to flourish, despite the best efforts of many destructive garden pests. Ants also protect many different caterpillars, since the caterpillars produce a sweet substance called honeydew that ants quite enjoy. This allows many more caterpillars to develop into butterflies, making your backyard much more pleasant; however, some ants are not quite so helpful, including the dreaded red fire ant.

 

             Red fire ants are imported, and as such, have fewer natural predators here in the North America region. These ants actually damage crops instead of help protect them, as well as get into machinery and damage electrical circuits by stripping the insulation. This potentially causes fires as well as expensive repairs. Fire ants also have a painful sting, and this can cause some people to have a life-threatening allergic reaction. Carpenter ants will tunnel into the wood supporting many structures, but they do not cause as much damage as termites do. Sugar ants will tend to be the small ants that you find making trails to your cupboards for food, but all ants enjoy the sweet tastes of granulated sugar, spilled sweet drinks, and other such food items. If you have an issue with ants, call Canton Termite and Pest Control today at 770-479-1598!

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Family life Magazine- Canton Termite & Pest Control

Canton’s Hometown Exterminator

Canton Termite and Pest Control has had the honor of being featured this month in the Canton Family Life magazine. As a small business owner, I recognize the value of community, and being able to work with a local publication has been both an honor and a pleasure.

I have always wanted to convey to my customers that they are more to me than simply a number, they are my neighbors. I hope to have future opportunities to work with Canton Family Life as well as other local businesses and organizations!

 

 

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If you live in or near Cherokee County or any neighboring Georgia counties, and you feel out of your depth with your pest problems, remember that Canton Termite and Pest Control offers FREE Inspections and FREE Estimates.

We will help you identify your problem and help you solve it QUICKLY and SAFELY!

Call us today at 770-479-1598 to schedule your appointment.

By Tim

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Do it yourself pest control

Do-it-yourself  pest control

In my line of work, I have had numerous conversations with people, both friends and customers, who ask me about tips for Do-It-Yourself Pest Control. A quick Google search will reveal thousands of product ads, articles, and videos that provide “Tips” and “Solutions” for all your Pest Control needs. While some of these products are effective in dealing with pest problems, many of them do not work nearly as well as professional grade products. Also, professional expertise in the application of such products is often needed for positive results. In an effort to clear up a lot of confusion, I am here to provide a few tips for your Do-It-Yourself Pest Control needs.

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Before I begin, I want to remind everyone that dealing with a problem without professional expertise often is problematic. I learned that lesson myself when I attempted to “DIY” my home electrical system to save money. After the electrical burns healed, I decided that it was a job better left to someone more qualified than me.

Pest control is similar, and as a result these tips will not always protect you from pest problems. They will, however, significantly lower your chances of an infestation and save you money.

The easiest way to deal with pest infestations is to make sure they do not become a problem in the first place. Start by keeping food well sealed, doors and windows closed, cleaning out attics, and repairing any holes in your home. Pests often enter homes either through open doors and windows or through any structural openings, therefore dealing with those problems lowers your chances of having any infestations.

It is also important to limit any potential habitats and food sources for insects and pests, and this will lower the chances of infestations.

If you begin to suspect that you do have an infestation in your home or any structure, it is important to find out what type of insect or pest is the culprit. This can sometimes be difficult for those without professional training, but a good start is discovering what area the infestation is centered around. If you find any droppings in the house, you can discover the type of animal that left it behind fairly easily.

With insects, however, identification becomes more difficult. Many species of insects leave behind similar markings and different subspecies can look almost identical to the untrained eye. While online research can sometimes assist you in the identification, it is by no means a perfected method. Some insects and pests also do structural damage that is impossible to see without getting inside of walls and difficult to reach areas, and as a result can go unnoticed for years without regular inspections.

Infestations vary in the methodology for treating them. Some problems can be dealt with using only one pesticide or a type of trap, but others are more tricky. Certain types of insects, such as bedbugs, are impossible to deal with without professional expertise and products, and many times DIY products do not completely remove an infestation from a home.

Certain products will only damage the infesting insect or pest, leaving it to come back at a later time. Some products are even worse, and can scatter infestations rather than destroying them. This causes the pests to spread out and actually creates a bigger problem.

Certain pests, such as bats, are protected and only those licensed by the Department of Natural Resources are legally able to interact with and control infestations. As a result, only professionals can deal with those types of infestations in your home.Do it your self

Dealing with pest problems without professional help can sometimes come with risks. Bees, wasps, scorpions, and rats are just a few potentially hazardous creatures you might interact with. Some infestations can be dangerous to try to remove, and homeowners risk potential injury from attempting to do so, especially those with allergies.

Disease and bacteria can often be rampant in infestations, so it is important to wear appropriate safety equipment and disinfect any areas where infestations have occurred. In more severe infestations, it can sometimes not be financially practical for homeowners to deal with the problem themselves.

Often the required products, safety gear, disinfecting chemicals, and the time spent dealing the with problem are greater than the cost of a professional solution. As a result, homeowners should do research to find out about the comparative costs of a DIY solution versus a professional service.

In conclusion, like plumbing and electrical work, pest control can be a challenge without professional expertise, and just like you don’t want to flood your house or be electrocuted, you don’t want a severe infestation to go unchecked inside of your home. While DIY products do have some degree of effectiveness, your best bet is to prevent the infestation from occurring in the first place through exclusion and sanitation measures.

If you live in or near Cherokee County or any neighboring Georgia counties, and you feel out of your depth with your pest problems, remember that Canton Termite and Pest Control offers FREE Inspections and FREE Estimates.

We will help you identify your problem and help you solve it QUICKLY and SAFELY!

Call us today at 770-479-1598 to schedule your appointment.

By Tim

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NPMA-National Pest Management Month

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We celebrate a lot of events in April. Birthdays occur, spring is upon us, school is almost out, Easter eggs pop up in the yard, and some celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday! April is quite an interesting month, no? This fourth month of the year also hosts National Pest Management Month. Throughout the rest of the year there is Termite Awareness Week, Bed Bug Awareness Week, and Rodent Awareness Week. Combined, all of these events provide great stimulus for education on pest management for your family and community.

According to the National Pest Management Association,

“The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) celebrates April as National Pest Management Month, an observance that has been taking place for more than 30 years. National Pest Management Month honors the professional pest control industry for playing a key role in protecting both health and property from significant pest-borne threats.

‘The NPMA is pleased to have the opportunity to publicly recognize the important work that pest professionals do every day during National Pest Management Month,’ says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. ‘In honor of National Pest Management Month, the NPMA is dedicated to raising public awareness about the risks posed by household pests and encouraging homeowners to take proactive steps to prevent pest infestations in their homes and properties.’

Pest such as termites, rodents and carpenter ants can cause extensive property damage by chewing through walls, flooring and even electrical wiring. Other pests, including ticks, mosquitoes, cockroaches and stinging insects pose health threats to humans. Ticks can spread Lyme disease, while mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus. Cockroach allergens can trigger asthma attacks, while stinging insects send more than half a million people to the emergency room every year.

During April, the NPMA recommends that homeowners follow these tips to prevent pest infestations:

Seal up cracks and small openings along the foundation of the house.
Eliminate sources of moisture or standing water.
Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house.
Keep kitchens clean by wiping counters and emptying the garbage frequently.
Keep all food containers sealed.
Avoid leaving pets’ food dishes out for long periods of time.
Keep trash containers clean and sealed, both indoors and outdoors.
Screen windows and doors.
If you see signs of pests or suspect an infestation, contact a licensed pest professional.” (www.Pestworld.org)

Margaret Ely of the Washington Post has this to say about National Pest Management Month:
“It’s no reason to celebrate, but the National Pest Management Association has deemed April as National Pest Management Month. And for good reason: Early spring is swarming termite season, when young adult termites emerge en masse. Jim Fredericks, director of technical services for the association, said the “swarmer’s” surface to mate, form their own colonies and feed.
‘There will be thousands of termites in a colony,’ Fredericks said. ‘You never know how many are feeding on your house.’ “ (www.washingtonpost.com)
As mentioned above, April is a time in which bugs and animals will thrive, reproduce, and swarm any areas they can find food and shelter. Particularly, April is a good time to have a professional come out and check your house for termites and other infesting insects. If you need someone to check your house for termites or any other kind of bug, call us at Canton Termite and Pest Control at 770-479-1598 today!
When you consider the amount of activity your family will probably take part in during the warmer months of the year, it becomes almost inevitable that someone will get stung or bitten by an insect. If you need information on how to respond to bugs of all kinds around your home, and perhaps learn more about the bugs themselves, then find that information on our website at  www.Cantongeorgiapestcontrol.com
Want to know more about Termite Awareness Week? From March 13th-19th, there is a huge focus termites and how they impact your community. If you want to learn more about termites, then go to our website (hyperlinked above) and read about the most common species of termites in the southeast! You will tend to find Subterranean termites, which cause BILLIONS of dollars in damage to homes every year!
The next week that is focused on is Bed Bug Awareness Week, from June 5th-11th. . A single pregnant bed bug can produce an entire infestation in a matter of weeks. The general lifespan can produce an adult bed bug in as briefly as two months, with each phase of their life cycle up to that point lasting about a week. The adult bed bug can live for around 300 days with a good food supply, amply supplied by human donors or pets. If you need to know more about bed bugs, then go to our website or call at 770-479-1598! We would be happy to come and do a free 58-point pest analysis! We provide service throughout zip codes of 30115, 30114, 30183, and 30107 and around these areas.

To learn more about National Pest Management Month, go to the websites below!

Pestworld.org: http://www.pestworld.org/news-and-views/press-releases/press-releases/april-designated-as-national-pest-management-month

The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/termites-and-national-pest-management-month/2013/04/16/7fdc60ba-9e10-11e2-a941-a19bce7af755_story.html

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Pest control in Cherokee Co. – Millipedes in Canton Georgia

Bugs in the Basement

Millipedes

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Millipede

Class: Diplopoda
Food Preferred:

Millipedes can be a major pest in some homes in the Canton/Cherokee County areas, especiall in the Spring and Fall.

The live and reproduce in leaves and decaying plant matter.

Habitat: Millipedes live underneath anything similar to humid spaces underneath rocks, houses, and logs.

Range: Millipedes are found in temperate and warm climates worldwide.

Description: Two pairs of jointed legs sit on each body segment, with more than twenty segments per millipede. Most do not grow beyond a foot in length, and are colored in various patterns.

Discussion: Millipedes are serious garden and household pests, being frequent offenders in greenhouses and gardens, where they can destroy progressively more plant life as they reproduce.

Millipedes pose a particular threat to unprotected seedlings. As to how they affect your home, a millipede colony will grow very quickly if left untreated, and have the capability to infest a house with great speed.

Risks: Some millipedes have chemicals that are secreted from pores along the segments of their body, which act as a defense mechanism and an irritant to predators that contact the exoskeleton of the millipede, including humans.

If you have a problem with millipedes…or any other pest… call Canton Termite and Pest Control today at 770-479-1598 and ask for me, Tim McWhirter. I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime.

Here to helping YOU live PEST FREE!

By: Tim

PS. Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office.

We provide service throughout zip codes of (Canton)30115, 30114, (Waleska) 30183, and (Ball ground) 30107 and around these areas.

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Silverfish

Canton Termite and Pest Control often gets calls to control silverfish in private homes. The first sign of this insect is when you find holes in clothing and paper goods such as books.
Family: Lepismatidae, Silverfish
Description 3/8-1/2″ (9-13 mm). Tapering, carrot-shaped. Silver-gray, coated with scales. Threadlike antennae and 3 tail filaments, all shorter than body. Small black eyes. Maxillary palps.
Foods they prefer include dried cereals, flour, glue, and starch (including stiffeners used in clothing and bound books and coated papers used in magazines).
The silverfish’s life cycle begins when oval, white eggs are dropped in select places such as bathrooms and closets week after week. Eggs hatch in 2-8 weeks. Nymphs, 1/8-1/4″ (4-5 mm), have the same body form as adults. In the South, full size is attained in about 2 years, longer time is needed in the North.

Habitat- Indoors in warm, dry, or damp places, (including closets, bookcases, behind baseboards, in partitions, or in bathtubs).

Range-Worldwide in temperate climates.

Discussion-This insect has a scaly covering that helps it to escape from the grip of ants and spiders. Silverfish can survive without food for months.
We usually need to treat the attic and crawl space to control this pest.
If you live in Canton, BallGround, Jasper, Woodstock, or Cartersville, give us here at Canton Termite and Pest Control a call today.

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Termite Control in Cherokee County GA

We do Free inspections for termites every day. Don’t let this video frighten you; take action. Canton Termite and Pest Control can handle all your termite and pest needs. We can help you take care of your greatest investment, your home. All you have to do is call, and we will handle the rest. 

Call Canton Termite and Pest Control today at 770-479-1598 and ask for a FREE Termite inspection of your home or office.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Tim

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Recent Statistics about Termite Damage

Once a termite infestation is identified, it can be difficult to determine how long the colony has been established in the home. Typically, colonies take more than five years to grow to a size capable of causing damage. Two recent statistics on termite damage on a national and per homeowner level include:

1. Each year, termites and similar pests cause an estimated $30 billion in damage to crops and man-made structures in the U.S. Home and Wild fires do only 7 billion in damage per year.

 

2. A homeowner who discovers termite damage will spend an average of $3,000 to repair the damage. Termite treatment programs average from $450-$1500.

 

 

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http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/fires-by-property-type/residential/home-fires

Give us a call today at 770-479-1598 and ask for a FREE Termite inspection of your home or office.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Tim

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Best Termite Control in Cherokee County- Canton Termite and Pest Control

Termite control and crawl space ventilation. Is your crawl in good shape?

Give us a call today at 770-479-1598 and ask for a FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Tim

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Gary Brumage
Gary Brumage

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Wow, awesome service and can do attitude! We have been bothered by critters in the attic, flying squirrels, for some time. After many sleepless nights, home remedies, and ear plugs, we knew we had to do something else. We called one of the "big" companies and got a "huge" price with no other options.. We knew there had to be a better way so we called Canton Termite and Pest Control. William came out and did a thorough inside and outside inspection , quickly figured out the problem, and fixed it just about as fast. He thought the problem was solved but left traps in place for a few days. After five of the best sleep nights we have had in months we are convinced the problem has been well corrected. Without hesitation I would highly recommend Canton Termite and Pest Control for any job they feel qualified to take on. Many Thanks, Gary Brumage, Lake Arrowhead, Waleska

Jamie O'Neill
Jamie O'Neill

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 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...

valerie hultquist
valerie hultquist

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 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.

James Pritchett
James Pritchett

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months 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!

Debra Wright
Debra Wright

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 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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