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Serving Northeast Georgia and South Carolina
American Pest Control is one of the largest family-owned pest control companies in Georgia. Since 1971 we service homes for mice, insects, termites, fire ants, mosquitoes, moisture, pre-construction treatments, letters for real estate closings.
Interests: Pest Control, Termite Control, Wildlife Services, Lawn Care
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It's that time of year again; the 2014 Food Bank of Northeast Georgia's Hunger Bowl has begun! Last year, our goal at American Pest Control was to collect 300 pounds of food. We surpassed that goal by raising 1,200 pounds! We would love to collect even more this year and support the food bank's effort in eliminating hunger this holiday season. We hope you will consider making a food item or monetary donation during this year's Hunger Bowl! Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at American Pest Control, Inc.
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Did you read our post on "What You Don't Know About Squirrels?" If you did, you already know Squirrels mate twice a year - in the Spring and in the Fall. We want you to know that this natural phenomenon is great for the squirrels, but may cause you some problems in your home. Squirrels naturally prefer the comforts of the woods and nature's tree houses, but they have been known to take residence in attics, barns and sheds. Giving birth between two and eight young, squirrels can cause a problem if they get adventurous. They cause electrical problems by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at American Pest Control, Inc.
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Simply color our APC Christmas Scene and email a picture of your completed work to Marissa Chilton (marissac@ampest.com). We'll send a confirmation on how to get your artwork selected for a Christmas present from American Pest Control and be the featured artwork for our American Pest Control Holiday Greeting! All artwork must be submitted by December 13th to be eligible for entry. Have Fun & Merry Christmas! Get your friends in on the fun by sending them to facebook.com/americanpestcontrol to print out their own coloring page! Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at American Pest Control, Inc.
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Scorpions have been a big problem recently, so we figured we'd turn the terrifying critter into a more pleasant form---TRIVIA! Do you know the answer? It's the EMPORER SCORPION! Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at American Pest Control, Inc.
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If you've been checking out our posts on Facebook and Twitter, you probably already know the answer. Are you ready for the answer? The answer is...YES! Mice, like other rodents, are great at squeezing themselves through small spaces. This is a major reason why they are such great intruders. Exclusion services help keep them out, but the trick is knowing all of their favorite entry points. Ask us about it! Be sure to check us out next week for another fun post. Related articles Fall Is Here and Wildlife Is Coming It's Pest Control Awareness Month! Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at American Pest Control, Inc.
Wayfair Coupon, We're on Twitter: @american_pest
Jak Manson, If you feel you have a squirrel problem and you're in the NE Georgia area, feel free to call us. We'd be glad to help.
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Have you ever noticed that rodents and bats always seem to be a problem when the weather cools? Wildlife is more like us humans than you may think. They love to be warm in the winter time, too. And our cozy homes look inviting. Common wildlife problems to look out for this fall/winter season are rodents and bats. Rodents begin seeking warmth in the fall while you're outside watching the leaves change. Experts at getting into tight spaces, they have hardly any trouble at all finding their way into crawl spaces, basements and even the inside of walls. Rats have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at American Pest Control, Inc.
Have you noticed an increase in spiders lately? Maybe you've seen them crawling around your house or you've run into their webs outside. Many people hope for fall so the spiders can semmingly go into hiding; however, spiders actually become more active in the fall. Want to know why? Mating season! Spiders typically mate in the fall after the males become mature. It's not long before they die or go back into hiding before winter hits. If you don't see a lot of spiders, that's a sign that you don't have a lot of bugs where you are. Like other... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at American Pest Control, Inc.
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You know those furry little creatures that scurry around trees with their cute fluffy tails? Squirrels are common all around the world, but that doesn't mean the world knows all about the squirrel. We're going to give you some facts that you may not have known about squirrels: Some squirrels will eat meat. When food sources are low, they'll result to insect, lizards, mice and even snakes. Squirrels plant a lot of trees. Know the saying, "Nothing can come between a squirrel and his nuts?" Well sometimes not even the same squirrel can get to his own nuts. Squirrels are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at American Pest Control, Inc.
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Mosquitoes are seasonal insects, typically in their prime from June to September. They are natural survivors and stay away from anything that will put their life in jeopardy. They avoid wind, go out in the evening to feed on less active prey and know the best times to mate. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at American Pest Control, Inc.
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We’d like to present our ‪#‎SchoolDazeGiveaway‬! Follow us on Instagram (@americanpestcontrol) to enter to win a Back-To-School gift basket. See our website for details! www.ampest.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at American Pest Control, Inc.
All over the nation, bed bugs have grown to levels that have not been seen in decades. With warmer weather and increasing levels of travelers, bed bugs are being spread around much more. From east coast to west coast, they are nightmares in places meant for sweet dreams. This week, April 22-26, has been deemed Bed Bug Awareness Week by the National Pest Management Association. To sleep tight and not let the bed bugs bite, there are several steps you can make to keep them from invading your home. Some of them include: -When travelling, don’t put your suitcase on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at American Pest Control, Inc.
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April is National Pest Management Month and with it comes all the things that make the public aware of how pest control is beneficial in the lives of so many people. We, at American Pest Control, believe that our customers are always the priority and are willing to do what it takes to keep their investments protected. April is a time to enjoy the new Spring air and not annoying pests. As the temperature goes up, the bugs come alive and make use of the energy they stored up over the winter. Now is the time to definitely look for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at American Pest Control, Inc.
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The best part of living in Georgia? Many Natives will say the great outdoors -- especially during the fall! Whether hiking the Blue Ridge mountains or attending a plantation quail hunt, activities for adventurous sportsmen (and women!) are endless. But be advised, while you are outside ticks are hunting too...for you. Since we like to keep our community prepared against pests, here are a few tips from our experts to keep ticks from tagging along! Keep it Covered. Wearing the right type of clothing is the best way to prevent ticks. The more your clothing covers, the better! A pair... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at American Pest Control, Inc.
Killer Bees in your neighborhood? Check out this great interactive infographic from www.propacificbee.com to learn more about the buzz-worthy insects! Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2012 at American Pest Control, Inc.
A pre-game celebration doesn't have to include bugs nibbling the buffalo wings and potato salad at your tailgate. View the video below from ABC's The Chew for a quick and easy solution to protect all your gameday goodies! Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at American Pest Control, Inc.
Asian Tiger Mosquito, Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org This year the United States has seen a large increase in West Nile Virus cases, especially in Texas. It is so bad that the Dallas, TX, mayor recently declared the area in a "state of emergency" over the virus, prompting the approval of aerial spraying for mosquitoes. This epidemic, as the CDC is calling it, has been spurred from the increased number of reported cases of West Nile Virus over the summer season. The Center for Disease Control, CDC, website stated, "The 693 cases reported thus far in 2012 is the highest number of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at American Pest Control, Inc.
Thank you Toronto Pest Control, do you have a blog as well?
Thank you! And the time to get rid of a problem entirely depends on which pest it is and how bad the problem is. Bed bugs can take weeks to get rid of if the problem is extensive. At American Pest Control in Athens, GA we typically will conduct a bed bug removal service then return to ensure all of the bugs are gone. As for a typical quarterly service, a one-time pest control application can have a problem gone within days but having a year-round quarterly service ensures that pests will be controlled at all times. In the pest control industry, preventing pest is key.
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Students all over Athens, GA and the surrounding area have been preparing to start a new school year over the last few days. While homework, tests and getting over summer laziness seem like enough to deal with, most students and parents don't know the risk of bringing home insects while at school. Because schools are places that bring together many different people from different places, it's a perfect spot to pick up unwanted pests and bring them back into your home. Back to Bed Bugs We you think of bed bugs, the old saying "sleep tight don't let the bed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at American Pest Control, Inc.
That's very true, Sally. Most people don't think about pests in the winter. Goes with the "out of sight out of mind" concept, but typically you want to have a year-round quarterly program from a professional in place to keep pests from coming back when temperatures increase.
Pest problems definitely increase in the summer months, and we've stayed extra busy this summer because of the high temperatures and mild winter.
High temperatures have Georgia Thumpers multiplying in mass amounts. Courtesy of Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org If insects seem to be swarming by the thousands this summer, don’t be alarmed, we're not experiencing apocalyptic warning signs, just an increase in insect activity. Due to record high temperatures insects are crawling more than usual this summer season. A recent article in USA Today highlights that crickets, grasshoppers, yellow jackets and all other types of insects and pests have seemed to multiplied ten fold over the past couple of weeks. This increase in activity is due to higher... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at American Pest Control, Inc.
We think so too, Charlotte!