Doraville Pest Control
Doraville’s leafy green landscape and relatively mild year-long climate make it a haven for all types of pests. The most common invaders, roaches, termites and ants terrorize homeowners throughout the year, causing problems that range from structural damage to disease. Let’s take a closer look at where they come from, what they look like and the risks they can pose to your family.
Doraville is home to the feared American cockroach, a large brown insect also known as a water or palmetto bug. The biggest and most recognizable of the bunch, it’s joined by a number of smaller native species like the tiny German cockroach, best characterized by two dark horizontal lines that run from the back of the head to the wings. Despite differences in size, all roaches are bad news. Driven indoors by plentiful moisture and easily accessible food sources, they harbor dangerous bacteria that can cause food poisoning, allergies and other serious health issues.
There’s a reason why termites, while not directly harmful to human health, are a constant source of worry for homeowners here. Subterranean termites, one of the most widespread species in the greater Atlanta area, are capable of causing severe structural damage. Active around the clock, they build moist mud tunnels to travel between their underground colonies and the food sources above. Because subterranean termites work deep within the home’s bones, they can go unnoticed for long periods of time. Discarded wings, sagging wood, flying swarmers and buckling paint are all warning signs of an active infestation that needs immediate attention.
Unlike bacteria-carrying cockroaches, ants are generally clean creatures, but that doesn’t make them any less of a nuisance. Known for their aggressive behavior and painful sting, fire ants are especially troublesome. Imported from South America, they feel right at home in the humid Atlanta region, where they’re commonly found in large mounds on the ground, around trees and under buildings. While fire ants mostly stay outside, other species like the brown Argentine ant frequently travel indoors, leaving behind trails of pheromones that serve as road maps for other colony members. Thanks to this self-sustaining stream of newcomers, Argentine ants can multiply very fast, taking over kitchens, bathrooms, basements and any areas where they can find accessible food and water.
Are any of the pests above a problem in your house? Skyline Pest Solutions can help. We understand how important your home is, and we want to help you protect your investment. From emergency extermination to seasonal maintenance, our friendly technicians can help you design a pest control plan that works for your unique needs and budget. Contact us today to get started with a free quote from one of our experts on call.