Most Commonly Found Pests in Georgia

Common Pests in Georgia | STINGER Pest SolutionsLiving in Georgia’s warm climate means living alongside a host of pests, many of which bother home and business owners’ year-round. Pests can easily ruin your day, whether it’s mosquitos driving you back inside or the sound of rustling in the attic putting you on high alert. It’s good to have the number of an experienced Atlanta pest control company to help you deal with these pests that are commonly found in Georgia.

Biting

Besides the pain they can inflict, biting pests are bad because they tend to carry diseases. Ticks carry germs and bacteria in their saliva that can infect people, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Mosquito bites aren’t only itchy — they can spread West Nile virus, Zika virus, malaria, and yellow fever, all of which can have lasting implications for your health. Brown recluse and black widow spiders are venomous and deliver a painful bite that requires immediate medical attention.

Wood Damaging

Insects that damage wood are less concerned with you, and more interested in using the wooden components of your home for food and living space. The very structure of your house can become compromised when insects like termites, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees attack it. Many times, these wood-damaging pests are not found until permanent damage is done to a house.

Stinging

Pests that sting are a threat to people and animals in Georgia. Most of the time, a sting from a wasp, bee, fire ant, or yellow jacket will only cause discomfort. In some instances, however, stings can cause severe or even life-threatening allergic reactions. Stinging pests build their homes on or near your home, which is why it’s important to call a pest control company to remove the nests as soon as they’re spotted.

Nuisance Pests

Nuisance pests fall into two categories—rodents and insects. They can carry diseases, but their main problem is being a nuisance.

Rodents

Furry creatures might seem cute—but not in your house. Mice, rats, squirrels, and chipmunks are all common to Georgia. These rodents commonly hang out in attics and crawl spaces. They become hazardous to your health when they start rummaging through food pantries in kitchens and leaving their droppings behind. Once they set up shop in your home, they can be hard to get rid of.

Insects

These are the pests that have you running for the nearest shoe or swatter to hit them with. The most common of nuisance insects are cockroaches, fruit flies, and house flies. These tend to multiply when food or crumbs are left out. It’s especially important to take care of these pests before an infestation occurs.

Get Rid of Pests

While some common pests are just an annoyance, there are several that can be hazardous to your home’s structure or your health. That’s why STINGER Pest Solutions puts an emphasis on prevention of infestations so that you don’t have to see any of these undesired guests. We treat houses to prevent termites, rodents, mosquitoes, and ants, as well as other pests from setting up a residence in your home.

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At STINGER Pest Solutions, we understand what makes a great pest control company. That’s how we’ve earned our numerous accolades, including QualityPro, the mark of distinction from the Foundation for Professional Pest Management. Give us the chance to show you pest control done right with the customer in mind.  

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