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Georgia Pest Watch: September

September 01, 2021

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Bugs and pests in Georgia in September

Congratulations, you have just about made it through another Georgia summer! Mornings and evenings will soon start to feel cooler, leaves will start to fall, and pumpkin spice everything will start invading. Those cooler temperatures and fallen leaves aren't just enjoyable to you, though. In this month's Georgia Pest Watch, we highlight four pests that are either continuing to hang around until the first frost or are starting to make their appearance this month.

Roaches and Millipedes

Have you been spotting more roaches around your home? Georgia homeowners are likely spotting American roaches and smoky brown roaches crawling around, indoors and outdoors. As leaves start falling, there are other creepy crawlies to keep watch for: millipedes. Roaches and millipedes feed on the organic matter leaves provide, so be diligent about keeping your yard and your gutters clear of debris.

When you clear away the leaves in your yard, be sure to either bag them or burn them. Blowing leaves into bushes or under decks and porches will just give the roaches and millipedes a different dining location and keep them on your property. If you do choose to burn your leaves, make sure you check your neighborhood and/or city ordinances to ensure that you are legally allowed to burn organic waste on your property. It's also important to check your current weather conditions to make sure there isn't a wildfire advisory currently in affect.

To read more information about roaches in Georgia and how to prevent them, just click here!

Spiders

Halloween is next month, but spiders may be getting the spooky party started early with their webs. There are several species of spiders in Georgia, but most are harmless and spiders in general are a great "natural pest control" for other more pesky bugs like flies and mosquitoes. Flying insects are surging in population this month, so you will likely spot a slew of spiderwebs around your home. These insects are attracted to light, so as it begins to get dark earlier at night, you will start to notice more cobwebs around your exterior lights and windows, as spiders are trying to trap flying insects as they flock to the light. Keeping your home's exterior free of spiderwebs may be aesthetically ideal, but it wouldn't hurt to leave some of the less noticeable ones around to help keep your flying insect population down.

If you want to learn more about the different species of spiders in Georgia, click here.

Mosquitoes

Yes, these suckers are still hanging around. Georgia residents won't get mosquito relief until the first frost hits, so we still have a couple of months left to endure these ever-present pests. The BREDA Pest Management mosquito control treatment is still an option, even this late in the season. This monthly treatment will provide nearly immediate relief from mosquitoes and will help you enjoy the cooler mornings and evenings without fear of getting covered in bites. Continue to monitor your yard for any puddles or stagnant water and be sure to implement these mosquito prevention tips.



If you find yourself needing pest control and want it handled thoroughly, don't hesitate to give us a call. The BREDA Guarantee promises to fix your pest problem and keep it fixed—no matter the circumstances. Schedule a consultation online or give us a call at 770-466-6700.