Keeping your home free of annoying and dangerous pests is sure to be one of your main focuses as a homeowner. The bad news is that there is a wide variety of insects and creatures that can cause problems for Atlanta residents.

Among the most common and annoying of these pests are ants and roaches. If your home has been invaded by either of these pests, then you are sure to want to find a solution as fast as you can.

Ants

There are several types of ants present in Georgia, with fire ants among the most feared of them. These ants give a nasty sting that can lead to serious health consequences or even death. They are typically red, copper or brown in color.

Another type to look out for are carpenter ants. These ants give a painful bite and are usually black or red, although they also come in other colors occasionally too. Other kinds that are common in Atlanta are pharaoh ants, thief ants, and house ants.

All of these types of ants are attracted to food left lying around, with sweet foods especially attractive to them. Therefore, you can look to prevent them setting up home by taking care not to leave out even small amounts of food.

Roaches

As with ants, there are various different types of cockroaches found in Atlanta as well. The two types that we most commonly see are the American and smokybrown roaches.

The smokybrown is the smaller of the two. Another difference that can help to identify them is that the smokybrown has a uniform mahogany color but the American is lighter around the edges.

With both species of roaches, they can cause illness due to the bacteria they trample around your home and the droppings they leave behind. They can also cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems.

Again, these pests tend to be attracted to houses with bits of food or dirty plates lying around. Therefore, a good cleaning regime is essential to stop them from finding what they are after in your house—food.

How to Get Rid of Them Effectively

Once these pests enter your home, you may find them very difficult to get rid of on your own. By contacting Bug Out, you will get professional help to rid your home of these pesky pests and offer solutions on how to keep them from returning. We can take care of all of your pest control issues effectively and without any fuss. Get in touch with us today and see how we can help.