Choosing a Commercial Pest Control Company

commercial pest control KennesawLooking for a commercial pest control company in Kennesaw, Woodstock, or Acworth? We know that this is a big decision that can have a profound effect on your business and the value of your commercial property. Whether you own an office building, hotel, apartment building, retail facility, or restaurant, affordable pest control is key.

Don’t hire a commercial pest control company unless you have confidence in their ability to create a program that is customized for you. Below are just three of the ways that we deliver the best commercial pest control in Kennesaw, Woodstock, and throughout north Atlanta.

Understanding your needs

Every business has its own unique needs, and Protect All Pest Control understands that. We take the time to really listen to your needs and focus is on providing you with the most effective solutions to your pest problems.

Comprehensive assessment

We will conduct a careful, comprehensive assessment of your commercial property. This allows us to better identify risk factors, make recommendations on how you can protect against potential threats, and get a feel for the extent of services you need.

Custom pest prevention plan

Based on our conversation with you and our assessment of your property, we will create a customized pest control program to fit your specific needs.

Ready to protect your business? Give us a call today at 770-212-9990 to schedule a consultation.

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Cockroaches and Asthma: Are Your Kids at Risk?

Acworth pest control for childhood asthmaAccording to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one in five children in the United States is highly sensitive to cockroach allergens, which in turn increases the likelihood and severity of asthma attacks. Dealing with a cockroach infestation is distasteful enough, but knowing that these unwelcome insects could be harmful to your children’s health? That’s reason enough to call Protect All Pest Control right away.

The dangers of cockroach allergens

The saliva, feces, secretions, skin cells, and decomposing bodies of roaches can all prompt an allergic reaction, ranging from tiny red bumps on the skin to full-blown asthma attacks. Other symptoms include a scratchy throat, itching of the skin and nose, and irritated eyes. One clue that someone may have a cockroach allergy is if they experience allergy-like symptoms all year long, not just during “allergy season.” A doctor can check for this allergy with a simple skin prick test.

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America,

The amount of roach allergen in house dust or air can be measured. In dwellings where the amount is high, exposure is high and the rate of hospitalization for asthma goes up.

Preventing cockroach contact

If someone in your household is allergic to cockroaches, your first call should be to a pest control company. For every roach you see, it’s likely that many more are hiding in walls, behind furniture, and in closets or cabinets. Cockroaches are one of the most hardy organisms on earth, which makes them hard to exterminate. We have the professional knowledge and experience to effectively treat a cockroach infestation.

Other things you can do to discourage cockroaches from invading your space include:

  • Containing food to the kitchen and dining area only.
  • Keeping garbage covered and emptying it each day.
  • Keeping counters and floors clean of crumbs. That includes vacuuming under the refrigerator and stove. Don’t forget to clean your toaster’s crumb tray regularly as well.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Termites

Woodstock termite infestation treatmentsAt Protect All Pest Control, we offer termite treatments to help Woodstock, Kennesaw, and Acworth homeowners protect against termite damage.  Termites can cause thousands of dollars in property damage, yet many homeowners are unaware of the risks. Read on to learn 3 things you may not know- but should- about termites.

  • Termites love to call Georgia home. The combination of heat and humidity in Georgia and throughout the southeast makes the region a perfect home for termites, especially Formosan and eastern subterranean termites. Formosan subterranean termites are also known as the “super termite” for their exceedingly large colonies and the quickness with which they feed upon wood.
  • Termite damage can be hard to spot. Due to their subterranean nature, termites often go unnoticed by homeowners, especially if they don’t know the warning signs. The most visible sign of a termite infestation is swarming in the early spring. Unfortunately, termite swarms are often mistaken for flying ants. Other signs of a termite infestation include swollen, soft, or darkened wood, and mud tubes near the ground on the outside walls of the structure.
  • Termites can be stopped. There are many steps you can take to prevent termites from being attracted to your home, from changing your landscaping to installing better downspouts. Unfortunately, once termites have moved in, it’s almost impossible to get them out without professional help. If you notice termite swarms (remember, they can look similar to ants!) or other signs of infestation, call us ASAP! Our liquid termite treatment is highly effective, and we will equip you with the knowledge you need to decrease the chance of future infestations.

Don’t put your home at risk of unchecked termite damage. Give us a call at 770-212-9990 for information on our Woodstock termite treatment pricing.

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Reasons to Call Us For Restaurant Pest Control- Right Now!

commercial pest control for restaurantsA comprehensive and effective pest control program for your business is not an option, it’s a necessity. And that goes double for restaurants! If you don’t have a trusted pest control service for your Cobb or Cherokee County restaurant, check out the reasons to call us below, and contact Protect All Pest Control at 770-212-9990 to discuss your commercial pest control needs.

Health and hygiene

Rodents, roaches, and other pests in a restaurant setting aren’t just an annoyance, they’re a public health hazard. Roaches spread bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella, which can cause gastrointestinal distress ranging from merely unpleasant to serious. Mice and rats also carry harmful bacteria and diseases, including Hantavirus.

Restaurant reputation

Restaurants live and die on word of mouth. Especially in today’s age of Yelp reviews and social media rants, you can’t afford for even one customer to leave your establishment thinking that it’s unsanitary due to pest issues. Preventing insect and rodent infestations is important, but you also have to beware of giving the impression that there’s a problem when there’s not! Visible traps may scare off customers, so pest control needs to be effective and low-visibility.

The amount of food prep, storage, and waste in restaurants can make pest control a challenge, but don’t worry. We can help you protect your business with Integrated Pest Management solutions that not only treat pest issues, but also prevent them. Contact us today for an estimate.

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Is Your Landscaping Attracting Termites?

termite inspections WoodstockLandscaping gives your home curb appeal and makes your outdoor living spaces more enjoyable. But did you know that certain landscaping choices can put your home at risk for an insect invasion? Mulch is one of the main culprits. Read on to learn why (and what you can do about it) from the pest control experts at Protect All Pest Control!

Mulch and termites

Mulch helps protect trees and other plantings in your yard by regulating moisture and temperature. Unfortunately the moist, warm environment it creates also attracts pests, especially termites. While mulch is not a particularly attractive food source for termites (they are drawn to the moisture more than the wood), mulch that is piled up next to your home serves as a rolled-out red carpet for these pests. The mulch attracts them, and then your home presents a more “nutritious” option. Once termites move in, they can cause expensive property damage. In addition to termites, mulch can also provide a hiding spot for roaches, ticks, ants, and rodents!

Mulching to avoid pests

When it comes to applying mulch in your yard, a little goes a long way, and not just for pest control reasons. “Mulch volcanoes” are the scourge of arborists everywhere, as they are bad for the health of your trees. Two to three inches of mulch are plenty to retain moisture and keep roots cool during sizzling Georgia summers. When placing mulch near your home, make sure that mulch is never touching wood, from porch posts to siding to windows and doors.

Of course, even with smart landscaping and other preventative measures, pests sometimes find their way into your home. If you discover termites,  ants, roaches, mice, or other pests in or around your home, contact us immediately. We serve the entire north metro Atlanta area, including Woodstock, Kennesaw, Acworth, and Canton with affordable pest control options for your home and business.

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Keep Roaches Out of Your Kitchen With These Tips

roach control in Woodstock GAOf all the pests that can invade your kitchen, roaches tend to cause the most revulsion, and for good reason! Roaches carry viruses, fungi, and bacteria, including Salmonella, Streptococcus, and Staphylococcus.  Fortunately Protect All Pest Control can help you eliminate roaches from your home with our integrated pest management techniques.

Even with treatment, it’s important to take some precautions to ensure that roaches don’t return. These tips can help you keep your kitchen roach-free.

  • Roaches are attracted to water, so don’t leave containers of standing water in the kitchen and check under your sink for leaks.
  • Make sure all food is stored in airtight containers made from plastic, ceramic, metal, or glass.
  • Rinse dishes thoroughly so food residue won’t attract roaches
  • It’s easy to let crumbs build up in certain spots of the kitchen, like the crack between the stove and the counter. Unfortunately those forgotten crumbs are a feast for roaches, so it’s important to vacuum those areas regularly.
  • Keep the top of your refrigerator clean. The warmth is attractive to roaches, so you definitely don’t want to add food to the mix.
  • Sweep and vacuum regularly to combat crumbs.
  • Use a trash can with a lid and empty it often.

If you’re experiencing a roach infestation in Woodstock, Kennesaw, or Acworth, don’t wait until it gets worse- call us today at 770-212-9990 for pest control pricing.

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Integrated Pest Management for Your Business

Pest Control for Business - Woodstock GAIf you own a business, you know how critical it is to protect this investment as it is essentially your livelihood.  From building a positive reputation to increasing your revenue, your clients and customers are at the heart of what you do. The incidence of pests and rodents in your businesses can affect the way your customers view you and your company.  Further, pests and rodents can pose serious risks to the health of your employees and the safety of your property.  Even though pests and rodents are small in stature, their effect on your business bottom line can be enormous.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) a proactive approach to pest control offered by Protect All Pest Control in Woodstock, GA and surrounding areas, is a common sense way for businesses to address pest and rodent problems.

This method of pest control offers sound solutions, which focus on four key items:

  • Inspection of your business facilities
  • Identification of current and potential pest issues
  • Treatment of current pest problems
  • Prevention to stop future infestations

IPM is a more complete approach to pest control, it is based on an individualized approach to pest control based on your business’ unique needs.  When utilizing IPM, the pest control professionals at Protect All Pest Control do not use a “one size fits all” approach.  We may make recommendations for such items as sealing cracks, removing a food or water source or, when necessary, employing pesticide treatments. IPM is about finding the best and most comprehensive treatment for the pest control problems including potential termite issues in your business.

To learn more about the IPM services offered by Protect All Pest Control in Woodstock, Kennesaw, Acworth, Marietta, and surrounding areas, call us at 770-728-8520 or use the convenient “Contact” feature on our website.

 

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Commercial Pest Control in North Atlanta

Commercial Pest Control KennesawChoosing a pest control service for your business is an important decision. Pests can cause unsanitary conditions for your employees, turn patrons away, harm reputations and even result in fines from regulatory agencies.

Protect All Pest Control based in Woodstock understands that you are concerned about your reputation and image, and it is crucial that your pest control service protects your business as well as your good name.

Whether your business is large or small, our team of professional pest control technicians are trained and equipped to handle any pest problem!

Customized Service

Protect All Pest Control understands that all businesses are not alike

  • We work hard to understand your business by listening to you and your staff.
  • We carefully assess your needs through comprehensive inspections.
  • We then create a customized pest prevention program tailored to the specific needs of your business.

This means you receive a more effective and convenient pest control system.

Our environmentally sensitive programs focus on protecting your employees, customers, and the environment. Protect All Pest Control is a leader in utilizing the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy of pest control, meaning we don’t just “spray baseboards” or perform blanket applications in your business. IPM calls for communication and inspection first, then utilization of all the most modern prevention and treatment methods.

Our team has the experience to help owners of office buildings, restaurants, apartments, retail spaces, and warehouses with their pest control needs. For a consultation on your commercial pest control needs for your business in the North Atlanta areas of Woodstock, Acworth, Kennesaw, and Marietta call us at 770-728-8520 or use the convenient “Contact” feature on our website.

 

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Make an Annual Termite Inspection One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Termite and Pest Control WoodstockLosing weight, exercising more, eating healthier are all normal New Year’s resolutions that we make for ourselves. This year you should make an additional resolution, one to protect what is probably your largest investment, your home, by scheduling an annual termite inspection.

With the prevalence of termites in Georgia, including the Woodstock area, anyone who does not have an annual inspection to see if there are any of these wood eating pests in their home is putting themselves at risk. The damage caused by termites is real and can be costly to repair and may have consequences you may not have even considered.

Consider the following scenario – 

You suddenly have an employment opportunity which would be the job of your dreams and put you on the road to achieving personal and financial goals that you have set for yourself and your family.  This job however will require you to sell your current home in order to relocate to a new area. You put your home on the market, you obtain a ready, willing, and able buyer and stand to make just the right amount of money to enable you to purchase a new home in the place you are relocating. Then the potential purchaser of your home begins the process of inspections. In the normal course of a home sale a purchaser will seek and many lenders require a current termite letter showing that the home is free and clear of termite infestation.

Imagine now that the termite report comes back not only showing active termite infestation but also that there has been termite damage to the structure of your home. At the very least this will cost you several hundred dollars in repairs plus the purchaser will require a termite treatment to prevent future infestations. In the worst case, your home could have suffered structural damage to major load supporting framing members which could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs.  This additional cost for repairs will reduce the amount of money you realize from the sale of your home and the discovery of the termites may even spook your purchaser, causing them to back out of the purchase all together. A roadblock is now created to achieving that dream for your family, all because of termites.

Don’t let this happen to you, make a new year’s resolution to protect your home and your finances. Contact the pest control professionals at Protect All Pest Control serving Woodstock, Kennesaw, Acworth, Canton, and surrounding areas for an annual termite inspection.  Reach us by phone at 770-728-8520 or use the convenient “Contact” form on our website.

 

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Termites and Your Home or Business

Termite inspection Woodstock, GAYour home is probably the largest investment you will ever make. Most people carry homeowners or property insurance, perform regular maintenance such as lawn care and painting. Many people however fail to protect this large investment from one of the most destructive and expensive threats, termites.

Some people are under the mistaken impression that because they own a home or business that is brick or has concrete siding they are immune from termite infestation. Which is of course not true since the structure underneath these exterior veneers are normally wooden. Others are just not aware of the threat that termites can cause and fail to have proper inspections or treatments for these damaging insects.

Termites cause up to $5 billion in damage a year to U.S. buildings, according to a National Pest Management Association estimate. Termites live in every state except Alaska, so living in Woodstock, GA does not make your home or business immune to termites and the resulting damage that they can cause. Even such landmarks as the Statue of Liberty and the White House have suffered from termite damage.

How can you protect your home or business from termites?

The first step to protecting your home or business from is regular termite inspections. Do not wait until you suspect you have termites to call a professional pest control company.  A termite inspection by a pest control professional will reveal any active infestations, damage, and evidence of prior infestation.

In addition to regular inspections you should have your home or business protected against termites with a treatment plan that includes bait stations, liquid treatment options or a combination of the two. This will provide protection against future termite infestations. The team of professionals at Protect All Pest Control can work with you to decide the best course of treatment along with reviewing our various guarantees which can include both retreat and repair guarantees depending upon the plan selected.

If you own a home or business and are in need of a termite inspection or treatment plan in Woodstock,GA or the surrounding areas call Protect All Pest Control today at 770-728-8520. You can also use the “Contact” section of our website.

 

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