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Peachtree Pest Control Welcomes New Wildlife Division Manager, Stephen Jones

Hello! My name is Stephen Jones and I am serving as Wildlife Division Manager with Peachtree Pest Control. At Peachtree, we have teams devoted to addressing any pest issue you may have. My “Wildlife Crew” is your team for Atlanta Wildlife Removal and Atlanta Wildlife Control. Rats, Gray Squirrels, Flying Squirrels, Raccoons, Opossums…the list goes on and on of nuisance wildlife animals that enjoy your home as much as you do. Evicting these unwanted squatters is what we do best.

Industry terms designate the responsibilities of our Wildlife Division as Atlanta Wildlife Removal and Atlanta Wildlife Control. The nature of our services is more personal than those terms would indicate. Having unwelcome furry pests in your home can be an unpleasant situation. They make noises, they make messes and have no qualms about damaging your home. While these activities sound eerily like my kids, let’s focus on the wildlife! Our approach to addressing your wildlife concerns is to “Provide pleasant effective solutions to your unpleasant situations.” Effective exclusion measures (sealing all potential points of wildlife entry into your home) and conscientious trapping are the key elements of our Wildlife services. One key fact we have learned through experience is that wildlife are survivors above all else. Consequently, their points of entry into your home are often in the areas that are the most difficult to access. Our enthusiasm for solving your wildlife issues and knowledge gained through years of experience are tremendous assets that we bring to your home. Our efforts to solve your wildlife issues will put us on top of your home, in your home and even under your home!

When the Peachtree Wildlife Team comes to your home, we enter into a partnership with you throughout the process. You are now part of our Wildlife Team! Your home becomes my responsibility. Our level of concern and emotional investment will match yours as we take great pride in handling our Wildlife duties well.

I look forward to the future opportunities you will provide us to help with your Atlanta Wildlife Removal and Atlanta Wildlife Control. Communication is key in any partnership and solving wildlife issues is no different. Give us a call today to have the Peachtree Wildlife Team as your partner!

Does Cold Weather Kill Bugs?

Last week, Atlanta experienced the coldest temperatures in over a decade.  Being a life long Atlanta native, I can’t remember it being nearly so cold, for so long.  This abnormally cold blast has brought questions about what impact, if any, this arctic air has on pests. You might be surprised by the answer.

If you are like most people,  you would assume that extremely cold air kills bugs. In a very literal sense you would be right. Bugs, like all living animals, have tolerances for heat and cold. If exposed to either extreme for too long they will surely die. In fact, thermal application techniques are commonly used in modern pest management. A good example would be high heat (greater than 140F) to control bed bugs…but that’s another blog for another day.

So, if temperature extremes kill bugs…Atlanta should be bug free this spring, right? WRONG!!! Pests are survivalists. They don’t allow themselves to be exposed to the life threatening conditions. They take refuge in tree hollows, under logs, behind your home’s siding or roof shingles, in your attic or crawl space. The list of places pests hide is almost limitless. In addition, most pests enter a state of suspension during the winter months. Think of it like hibernation for mammals. This means the pest does not need to emerge from hiding to find resources (food/water) to survive the winter months. This further reduces the likelihood of a deadly exposure.

Don’t worry Atlanta! Your warm months will still be full of bugs no matter how cold it might get. And by the way, If you need a hand with that…I do know someone. Thanks and try to stay warm. We’ll all be complaining about the heat and humidity soon enough.


Corey Arnold, President