Tip From the Pros: Cockroaches

So we’ve reached that time of year when the dreaded word comes up….. COCKROACHES. Cockroaches love the heat and humidity that visit us during the summer months in the Southeast. A lot of our new/prospective customers are calling in and complaining about seeing large bugs on the wall or running across their patios at night. A lot of people call them water bugs, or palmetto bugs but in reality the truth is they are simply the “American Roach”. They thrive in pine straw and mulch beds, trees, sewers, cracks and crevices in the pavement and other areas of vegetation around your home. That unfortunately, is one of many types of roaches we may deal with on a daily basis here at Centurion Pest Management. The Smokey Brown cockroach is one found much of the time in attic spaces especially as temperatures drop in the fall season and as pests find warm entry points into your home through wall voids and attic spaces. The final roach we will go over is the disgusting German cockroach which relies solely on the existence of humans. The German cockroach is found 99% of the time in food prep areas, kitchens, and pantries. They feed on the food and garbage you and I produce and are brought from location to location and have to be introduced to an area. They are not indigenous to the outdoors unlike their distant cousins. They thrive in large numbers, reproduce extremely fast, and are successful in surviving long periods of time without taking a meal. They, like every other roach have one thing in common that will hugely effect their ability to survive comfortably, sanitation. Dirty counters, pieces of food dropped behind appliances, and old trash lying around will strengthen their ability to stick around.

For all species of roaches listed above and insects in general keep overgrown bushes and trees trimmed off the house. Stacks of firewood, mulch and pine straw beds should be kept away from the base of the house. Trash should be taken out in a timely manner. In general, good cleaning habits along with a good pest control plan will help eliminate and keep pests at bay. By using certain products such as dusts, aerosols, baits and granules, we are able to eliminate and prevent pests from getting into your home. However, more importantly knowledge and expertise on how and where to use these products is what we do best. Give us a call today if we can be of service to you!


Top Tip From the Pros: Ants

This time of year our phone is ringing constantly from homeowners battling ants. A bit of advice for those of you out there dealing with this issue. Have you checked to see if there are overgrown trees next to the house with limbs on the gutter or roof? Vines or English Ivy growing up the arbor or downspouts of the house? Or maybe excessive amounts of pine straw or mulch up against the foundation? these are just a few examples of how ants can form a bridge onto an into your home. Controlling excessive amounts of vegetation around your property and having these conducive conditions resolved around the house will give ants, roof rats, squirrels, and many other pests a lot less of an opportunity to invade your living space.


Thank You To Our Customers

Just a quick thanks to all of our wonderful customers. You make Centurion Pest Management what it is and the reason we do what we do. Residential and Commercial Pest Management, termite, mosquito and wildlife control is an ongoing need in our community and the growth in our customer base is a testament to that. Once again thank you to all of our wonderful clients and to all of you potential customers out there we would love to add you to the list of satisfied customers we service day in and day out. Call us today!


Mosquitoes Are Increasing In Activity

Mosquitoes and ants have become extremely active over the last month in Atlanta, Ga. and all over the southeast. Our technicians have the knowledge and have access to the best products on the market to remedy these issues on your property. Our Mosquito program is second to none and our customers are extremely happy with the results they’re getting through our ongoing monthly service April-September. Through our green pest management and safety minded practices you can rest assured that our full list of services are safe and that we always have your family and pets are safety in mind.


Termite Protection Services

Termite protection services: Over the last few weeks in the southeast winged termites have been swarming out of walls, door frames, cracks in slab homes, and expansion joints in garages letting homeowners know that they have a real problem on their hands. This isn’t uncommon especially in Georgia, in fact it occurs every spring and continues on all summer. Through conventional liquid termite treatments as well as the latest termite bating system methods we’re able to keep termites under control and protect one of your largest investments. We have the knowledge and experience in how to properly inspect and treat your home with the most up to date methods and premium products. Give us a call today for a no obligation quote.


Mosquito Treatments

Centurion Pest Management offers monthly mosquito services April through September and are extremely effective. We treat the vegetation around your property as well as use Larvacide products when needed as well as give advice to our customers on water source reduction to make their services the most effective.

We offer one time, monthly, every other month and, quarterly pest management services to suit our customers needs and budgets. Ants, roaches, bees, and spiders are some of the few pests we treat for to make your home a more sanitary and pleasant place to be.