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    Army Worms Have Arrived & Can Destroy Your Lawn Turf Overnight

    Last updated 2 days ago

    In Georgia, army worms pose a threat to agriculture professionals, home gardeners and lawns all around over the Southeast and they have already in the Atlanta Metro. If you would like to learn more about these hungry caterpillars so that you can spot them before they cause irreversible damage to your lawn this summer, check out this informational video clip (Above).

    In addition to describing just what army worms look like, this brief video discusses their ideal habitat and diet. It also offers tips for finding them on your property, starting with an easy DIY search that only requires you to carefully scour a few square feet of your lawn.

    At Baco Exterminating, our experienced Lawn Turf and pest control professionals have been helping Atlanta area homeowners combat army worms for years. If a quick examination of your property reveals that these little green caterpillars are more prevalent than they should be, call us at (877) 440-6862 or make an on-line appointment at http://lawnturfcare.com/ .

    Signs of a Cockroach Infestation in Your Home

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Having demonstrated preferences for densely populated areas and warm weather, cockroaches are especially common in large southern cities such as Atlanta during the summer months. If you have seen a cockroach scurrying across your kitchen floor or have detected any other signs that cockroaches are present in your home and are wondering if you have an infestation, there are a few signs to look out for.

    When many cockroaches share a space, they are bound to leave behind detectable traces of fecal matter that resembles coffee grounds in appearance. Oval-shaped egg cases and dead or overturned roaches are another sign of infestation. The presence of many cockroaches in a small space can also be detected by a strong, musty odor.

    If you think that you have a cockroach problem, hire a pest control professional before the roach population explodes and becomes difficult to control. For a free consultation with an experienced Atlanta cockroach exterminator, call Baco Exterminating at (877) 440-6862. We are also your source for termite control and bed bug extermination in Atlanta.

    All About Bed Bugs

    Last updated 13 days ago

    For much of the 20th century, bed bugs were all but eradicated from the United States. To understand why they made a comeback and why you can expect them to be a major pest control problem for the foreseeable future, watch this brief video clip.

    In addition to discussing the return of the bed bug, research entomologist Jeff White discusses the physical appearance of bed bugs and the traces they leave behind that can help you detect a bed bug problem early on. If you think that you have bed bugs in your home or would like to hire a pest control professional to install a Verify bed bug monitor in your home to alert you at the first sign of bed bugs, call Baco Exterminating of Atlanta at (877) 440-6862. We provide comprehensive bed bug elimination solutions for residential and commercial clients.

    Understanding the Health Dangers Associated with Mosquito Bites

    Last updated 20 days ago

    After the eradication of malaria in the United States in the mid-20th century, Americans had few reasons to fear mosquitos. While it is fortunate from a public health standpoint that we do not have to worry about malaria and dengue fever, there are a number of other mosquito-borne illnesses for which we should be on the lookout. You can protect yourself by investing in a mosquito management system for your home and by remembering to apply bug spray when you go out, but it is important to be familiar with the symptoms of mosquito-borne illnesses present in your community. Those of greatest concern for residents of the Atlanta area include:

    West Nile Virus

    Although this season has not been as bad as last, the dreaded West Nile virus is still a concern in the Atlanta area. Symptoms of this deadly mosquito-borne illness include fever, head and body aches, muscle weakness, and body tremors. Symptoms can appear in as few as three days and up to two weeks after infection.

    Eastern Equine Encephalitis

    The symptoms of this mosquito-borne illness appear rapidly and include fever, chills, vomiting, and headache. With a mortality rate of 33%, the eastern equine encephalitis virus is one of the deadliest mosquito-transmitted illnesses in the States.

    St. Louis Encephalitis

    Symptoms of St. Louis encephalitis infection are similar to those of eastern equine encephalitis, and are often accompanied by tiredness and fatigue. Most people infected with the virus do not experience symptoms, but older adults who are more prone to symptomatic St. Louis encephalitis are at risk of inflammation of the brain. Early treatment is essential for a favorable prognosis.

    Chikungunya Virus

    Fever and joint pain are the primary symptoms of this mosquito-borne illness, which has been detected in Atlanta for the first time ever this summer. Although rarely fatal, the joint pain associated with the Chikungunya virus can last for months.

    If you have recently been bitten by mosquitos and experienced symptoms of any of these illnesses, seek the attention of a medical professional immediately. To keep mosquitoes off of your property so that you can enjoy your yard and the beautiful outdoor weather in Atlanta this summer and autumn, call Baco Exterminating at (877) 440-6862 and ask about our mosquito management services and other pest control solutions.

     

    Essential Tips for Preventing a Termite Infestation in Your Home

    Last updated 27 days ago

    Discovering that termites have been eating your home from the inside out is a nightmare that every homeowner hopes to avoid. While termites generally keep a low profile and can munch on the wood of a home’s foundation for months without being detected, there are ways to minimize the likelihood that your home will be targeted by termites. To enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that your home is an inhospitable place for termites, take these preventative measures on your property.

    Remove Dead Trees and Brush

    Dead wood is a termite’s dining paradise. If there are piles of dead trees and leaves on your property, it is only a matter of time before termites find it. If you have dense vegetation around your property, be sure to maintain it so that deadwood and moisture do not accumulate and create a perfect termite hangout.

    Keep a Buffer Between Wood and Soil

    Subterranean termites, the most common type found in the Atlanta area, excavate tunnels through soil to protect themselves from predators and the drying effects of air. Firewood and other wood that is on or touching the ground provides subterranean termites with easy access to food. Once they find it, they will look for additional food on your property and will eventually work their way to your home’s foundation. If you keep firewood outside, store it on a rack at least six inches above the ground.

    Divert Drainage Away From Home

    Termites love moisture. Ensuring water that moves through your gutters and downspouts is diverted away from your home will keep the soil from becoming oversaturated and attracting termites.

    If you have spotted termite tubes or swarmers in your home or suspect for any other reason that termites may be sharing your property with you, contact a pest control professional at your earliest convenience. To schedule a termite inspection on your Atlanta property with an experienced termite control professional, call Baco Exterminating at (877) 440-6862. We are the Atlanta area’s premier termite control company. 

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