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Is Pest Control Worth It in Georgia?

August 15, 2023

Learn why pest control in Atlanta is basically a necessity

Moving to Georgia soon? Long-time Georgia resident tired of dealing with bugs? No matter where you live, there is always a chance that pests like insects and rodents will be a problem. However, some states are more prone to pest problems than others, and Georgia definitely falls into that category. Keep reading to learn more about why Georgia pest control is an important factor to consider if you call Georgia home.

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Georgia weather, while sometimes unpredictable, can usually be described as pleasant. Mild winters balance out the hot summers, and rainfall throughout the year provides Georgia with lush, show-stopping greenery and plant life. The same weather that makes living in Georgia so enjoyable to its human residents, though, is also the same weather that makes Georgia look so appealing to a wide variety of pests. Humidity-loving pests like termites, mosquitoes, and roaches thrive in Georgia, and because of the high heat and humidity combination in the summer, pests like rodents that need a break from the heat will find their way into the protection and comfort of your house.

Number of pests

Pest control in Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs is a non-stop industry, for sure! While Florida holds the title for most pest control companies in a state, Georgia is right behind. Why do we have so many pest control companies? Because Georgia is home to so many pests. Air temperature, soil temperature, and water temperature play a key role in the total number of insects present, so whenever the air, soil, and water temperature are consistently above 80 degrees, bugs are thriving. Sounds like a typical Georgia spring or summer day, right?

As mentioned before, Georgia weather provides prime living environments to many problematic pests, termites and mosquitoes being some of the biggest complaints of Georgia residents. As more people move to Georgia and residential areas expand, pests are also provided with more places to infest and call their home, too.

Potential health risks

Discovering bugs or critters in your home is shocking and even gross sometimes, but it's important to understand that pest presence in your house can also become a health hazard. How? Pests are common disease carriers, since they have no qualms about rooting through the grossest parts of nature. Beyond their lack of cleanliness, pests can also be a source of allergic reactions and irritations for humans. For example, roaches, a very common insect in Georgia, will shed their skins (a process called molting) and those molts can cause serious allergy issues for children as well as senior citizens.

Another potential health risk with Georgia pests are stinging insects. Bugs like mosquitoes, wasps, ants, and yellow jackets love living in the Georgia climate and have no problem biting or stinging anyone they cross paths with. These stings, while mild for many Georgia residents, could pose life-threatening reactions to those with allergies.

Inside your house, rodents and even bats can leave behind feces that can create a serious health problem that might not be correctly identified for some time. Because these pests occupy spaces like attics, basements, and crawl spaces, it takes homeowners a long time to figure out that they even have a pest problem to begin with.

When you utilize a pest control company in Georgia, you will greatly reduce the risk of illness of those living in your house, as well as prevent the potential damage to your house that a pest could cause. At BREDA Pest Management, we are ready to help you protect your home from any pest Georgia may throw your way. If you've spotted a pest or just want an experienced set of eyes to inspect your house, give us a call today to set up an appointment. Pest control is an investment in your family's safety and your house's longevity that you will never regret.

If you're tired of wondering what the pests in or around your home are doing and just want them gone, don't hesitate to give us a call. The BREDA Guarantee promises to protect your home and keep it protected—no matter the circumstances. Schedule an inspection online or give us a call at 770-466-6700.