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Jacksonville Ants

Nestled just outside the city of Atlanta; Jacksonville, Georgia is home to some of the best weather year round. With the amazing weather, people will be found hanging out in their backyards. At times, there can be one problem with this… Jacksonville will have a host of ants.

What Ants Are found In Jacksonville? 

Jacksonville is home to the Carpenter ant, Little Black ants, Fire ants, Caribbean crazy ants, and the Pharaoh ant. Each ant will look, eat, and act very differently.

What Does A Carpenter Ant Look Like & Eat? 

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Carpenter ants will vary in size, but they will usually be about ¼ inch to ½ inch long. Carpenter ants can be a variety of colors ranging from a tan to black. They will also be an orange or red color, and may also have a combination of black and red.  Carpenter ants will eat other bugs and will eat plant’s juices.

 What Does The Carpenter Ant In Jacksonville Do?

The Carpenter ant will be found in wood that has been buried, or in old rotten logs. By the home they can be found in porch stands, telephone poles, and any other place where wood comes in contact with the ground.  Inside the wood, the Carpenter ant will make tunnels for them to travel throughout, and build their colony up. The colony of a Carpenter ant can hold up to about 2000 workers. The 2000 workers will destroy your wood property. The Carpenter ants will need to be exterminated to save your property.

What Does A Little Black Ant Look Like & What Does It Eat?

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The Little Black ant is one of the smallest ants that Jacksonville will have. It will only grow to be about 1/16 of an inch. That is about the thickness of a dime. The Little Black ant gets it names from its size and how dark the body looks; it is a jet black color. The Little Black ant has a very powerful jaw and will chew its food.  They will eat anything a human leaves out.  When at the beach or the park, these ants will try to invade your picnic.

What Does The Little Black Ant Do With Its Time In Jacksonville? 

Like most of the people in Jacksonville, the Little Black ant will be out day and night. They will be working on the colony, which will be found in small craters in the soil. Inside the colony they will house about 2000 workers. When the workers are out of the colony, enjoying the weather, they will be looking for food to eat.  They are very annoying and will need to be looked at by a professional; to estimate how big of a problem you may have.

What Does The Pharaoh Ant Look Like & Eat In Jacksonville? 

Pharaoh ant

The Little Black ant has a competitor for being the smallest ant; the Pharaoh ant. The Pharaoh ant can grow to be about 1/16 of an inch. Pharaoh ants will be a reddish orange color, and are very hard to see.  The menu for the Pharaoh ant is a variety of foods: honey, sugar, fruit juices, dead bugs, and anything really sweet. They will also eat silk and rubber.

What Will The Pharaoh Ant’s Colony Look Like?

The tiny Pharaoh ant colony will be infested with several hundreds of thousands of worker ants. The colony will be inside walls of the home, in small cracks in the sidewalk, and where the grass and concrete meet. The Pharaoh ant colony will have a mound that sticks up a couple inches, and will be about 6 inches wide. The Pharaoh ant will infest your home and can become a huge problem. If the problem gets that bad, it is best to call a professional to come take a look at your home.

What Does The Caribbean Crazy Ant Look Like & Eat? 

The Caribbean crazy ant is golden brown to a reddish brown color.  It small body is about 1/16 – 1/8 of an inch long. When not drinking rum, the Caribbean crazy ant will be found eating seeds, live and dead bugs, fruits, and honeydew. You will see a lot of the Caribbean crazy ants after rainfalls because they will need to produce their food supplies.

Where Can The Caribbean Crazy Ant Colonies Be Found? 

Inside homes, the colony of the Caribbean crazy ant will be found underneath floors and carpeting. Outside, the Caribbean crazy ant will be found under objects like stepping stones, swing sets, and bird fountains. The colonies are very shallow and normally only have about 2000 worker ants.  The Caribbean crazy ant does don’t pose a health risk, but if they infested your home they will need to be exterminated.

Ant Control In The Atlanta Area

Bulwark Exterminating
5221 Palmero Court #105
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 904-4141
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Dixie Wildlife Control
893 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 424-1300
dixiewildlifecontrol.com 

Critter Patrol
6300 Powers Ferry Road Northwest #600
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 445-0949
critterpatrol.com

Atlanta Cricket Control

cricketAtlanta is full of fun attractions ranging from the Zoo to the Braves game. Atlanta is also home to the APEX Museum, Atlanta Botanical Garden, and the CNN Center. Each year these attractions will bring millions of visitors to Atlanta. Some of the visitors that come to Atlanta are not welcomed; they are noisy, eat your food and clothes, and will infest your home if they are not treated. These unwanted guests are crickets.

What does a cricket in Atlanta look like?

Atlanta crickets are small pests, which will be about 1 inch long. The color of a cricket will be a light tan or brown. The cricket will have very long thin antennas, and huge hind legs. The adult cricket will have wings that cover the body. Crickets will make a chirping noise with their wings and legs, and can be very annoying.

Where will I find Atlanta crickets?

Outside of the home you will find crickets by plants, in the expansion joints of concrete, and at the base of your home trying to get inside. If you see some black droppings at the base of the home that means they are inside the walls of your home. Inside your home crickets can be found in dark moist areas like the bathrooms, kitchens, and in laundry rooms.

Why are there so many crickets in Atlanta?

Crickets will infest an area very quickly. Female crickets will produce and average of 730 eggs, and they will hatch every 2 to 3 months. This will make your home, a cricket farm.

How can I rescue my home from crickets?

dead cricketWith so many crickets infesting the inside and outside of your home, it is best to call a professional. They will have the right products and baits to control the crickets at your home. A Bulwark Exterminator will have the right tech to do the job. Every Bulwark Technician is licensed by the state, and is also in house trained.

Atlanta Cricket Control

It’s important to note that crickets are the prey for many other types of pest, including the dangerous Black Widow spider. If you have crickets, they are bringing in other pests too. If you live in Atlanta, and are tired of seeing crickets in and around your home and property, it’s time to call a professional for Atlanta cricket control. Call today!

Bulwark Exterminating
5221 Palmero Court #105
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 904-4141
bulwarkpestcontrol.com  
Dixie Wildlife Control
893 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 424-1300
dixiewildlifecontrol.com  
Critter Patrol
6300 Powers Ferry Road Northwest #600
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 445-0949
critterpatrol.com

Don’t Share Your Donuts with Roaches

Jelly Donut BiteIt was a typical quiet Saturday morning; sleeping in and staying in my pajamas until about noon. I was enjoying the morning sports page as I finished my breakfast of coffee, and my favorite… A cream filled donut.

Only this Sunday was a little different. I reach down for my donut, only to find that it had disappeared.

Who stole my donut!?!

My first suspect was my wife, since she had been on a diet for the last few weeks, and nobody has that much will-power to turn down such a delectable pastry. After asking her, she denied indulging.

It’s about this time I remembered I had the nanny camera hidden in the kitchen and I could have video proof of who the donut thief was.

Here’s the footage:

Just then I remembered my nanny cam! I took a peek at the footage and quickly found out who the culprit was. Witness for yourself:

It was a roach!

I’m sick and tired of these dang roaches! It’s bad enough that every time I turn on the lights in the kitchen, I see a few of these guys scurry off into the deepest corners of my kitchen. Now these buggers are stealing my food, and not the brussels sprouts or lima beans. There stealing my donuts!

I’ve had enough! I’m calling a cockroach exterminator, and not just any exterminator; I want the best Atlanta has to offer. I want an exterminator who offers a guarantee when it comes to keeping my home and my kitchen free from these filthy pests. I want the roaches in my home not only gone, I don’t want any of their family returning to steal my pop-tarts, my cheese danishes, or my blueberry muffins.

I want the best Atlanta exterminator!

Best Atlanta Exterminators

Bulwark Exterminating
5221 Palmero Court #105
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 904-4141
bulwarkpestcontrol.com  
Dixie Wildlife Control
893 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 424-1300
dixiewildlifecontrol.com  
Critter Patrol
6300 Powers Ferry Road Northwest #600
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 445-0949
critterpatrol.com

Atlanta Pest Control

roachThe transportation hub of the southeastern United States is Atlanta, GA. It all began in 1837 when two railroad lines intersected. Since then the city has flourished, growing to a population of five million people.  Atlanta is also visited by thousands of travelers every year to see the Braves, Six Flags, Grant Park, and Legoland. There are some other unwanted guests that will come to Atlanta and visit, but these guests won’t leave. These unwanted guests are pests.

What pests live in Atlanta? 

There are many pests that will live in Atlanta. Some of the more common pests are: crickets, cockroaches, spiders, ants, and earwigs. These pests can live in Atlanta year-round due to the weather. Atlanta does get cold, but will not stay under a deep freeze for months at a time.  The weather will allow the pest to reproduce and really infest a home.

AtlantaWhere will these pests live? 

Every pest has their own habitats and needs, and will be found in different areas. Crickets and cockroaches can be found in dark moist areas, both inside and outside of the home. Spiders will live in dry areas where they can place their webs in the high traffic areas of other pest insects. Earwigs eat organic matter that is decomposing, so they can be found in piles of leafs, and organic debris. Ants will live in areas where they can find food and take it back to the colony.

Can these pests infest a home?

Once the pests have found an area around a home they like, they will first take over on the outside then work their way to the inside.  The pests will need to find new food sources in these new living areas in order to survive. The pest will then move to the inside of the walls of an adjacent home. In the wall, the pest can survive and be protected from the outside elements; and really infest.

Atlanta Pest Control 

Bulwark Exterminating
5221 Palmero Court #105
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 904-4141
bulwarkpestcontrol.com  
Dixie Wildlife Control
893 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 424-1300
dixiewildlifecontrol.com  
Critter Patrol
6300 Powers Ferry Road Northwest #600
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 445-0949
critterpatrol.com

Atlanta Real Estate Market Stands Alone

While most of the country sees the real estate market revive, Georgia is still in a tough fight.

The best way to get an idea of the state of the real estate market in a certain place is to look at the foreclosure numbers.

Colorado and Texas have seen historic low numbers when it comes to foreclosures over the last year. Georgia, meanwhile, sees a foreclosure 1 in every 955 housing units, according to http://www.realtytrac.com/statsandtrends/foreclosuretrends/ga. In terms of counties, Butts County near Atlanta is the worst with 1 in every 301.

The website compares the number of foreclosures broken down by the type of filing, auction or bank-owned, with Georgia at .10 percent as of November. The national number is .09 percent.

The worst part of 2013 for foreclosures in Georgia was January. The positive sign is the rest of the year saw a steady decline, so the hope amongst realtors, economists and citizens of Georgia is the trend continues or at the best improves throughout 2014.

Numbers show signs of improvement

By November, foreclosures by auction were down 13 percent from October and 36 percent for the year. Bank-owned foreclosures were slightly up 9 percent from October but down significantly for the year at 61 percent.

For Atlanta, as of November there were 4,328 properties in some stage of foreclosure, according to Realty Trac. The number of properties that received a foreclosure filing was 2 percent higher than October but 46 percent lower the same time in 2012. That shows you how bad the real estate market in Atlanta has been.

Home sales for October in Atlanta were down 34 percent compared to the previous month, and down 38 percent compared with a year ago.

The thing with real estate and any form of the economy is that it’s cyclical. The one positive out of 2013 in the foreclosure numbers is it steadily got better as 2013 progressed. As mentioned above, the hope is that this continues through 2014. If you’re on the market to sell your home, consider www.homevestors.com.

The ebb and flow of real estate

To make your head spin a little more, and make the real estate news for Atlanta harder to understand, according to www.trulia.com/real_estate/Atlanta-Georgia/, the average price per square foot for an Atlanta home was $170, an increase of 27 percent compared the same period last year. The site adds that the median sales price for homes in Atlanta for Oct. 13 to Jan. 14 was $240,000 based on the 1,988 home sales. Compared to the same period last year, the median home sales price increased 20 percent or $40,000. To make those numbers look even better, the number of home sales decreased 8 percent.

When compared to the foreclosure numbers, you get an ebb and flow real estate market in Atlanta.

Strong year ahead?

What will help the market is to get the price of median homes to rise and to record levels. Do that and the foreclosure numbers will continue to drop. That’s one of the reasons the foreclosures in Texas and, specifically, Dallas/Fort Worth, are at the record numbers they are at as we speak.

The expected rise of the interest rates to 5.5 percent and the impact that will have remains to be seen. But as long as the foreclosure numbers in Atlanta and Georgia continue to drop, that’s a good sign to the real estate market as a whole.

Author Bio:  Ian St. Clair is an award-winning writer who has close to 10 years of newspaper experience. He’s written about everything from the Denver Broncos and college football to community theater and romance novels. He’s now at We Buy Ugly Houses Atlanta. You can find him at Google-Plus,

10 Tips To Prevent A Black Widow Spider Bite

Black Widow spiderNothing strikes fear into a Atlanta homeowner like the site of a poisonous and deadly Black Widow spider. Finding one of these dangerous spiders on your property is bad enough, but finding one inside your house will make you lose it!

I do have some good news for you concerning the Black Widow spider. First off, these spiders are extremely shy and only bite when they feel threatened. Secondly, there are actually a few things you can do to reduce your risk of getting bit by one of these common Georgia spiders.

Here are 10 tips to avoid a Black Widow Spider bite:

*** Important*** Contact your primary care physician if you believe you may have been bitten by a Black Widow Spider.

Tips To Prevent A Black Widow Spider Bite

Outside Your Home

1. Seal any entry point into your home. Cracks, crevices, and holes, old weather-stripping, etc… They’re all easy access for Black Widows to enter your home.

2. Keep firewood far away form home, elevated, and covered. Stacks of firewood are essentially Black Widow condominiums!

3. Keep landscaping (bushes, shrubs, flower, plants, etc.) at least a foot away from your home’s foundation. Again, Black Widows love hiding in these areas.

4. Trim tree branches so they don’t touch your home. These will act like superhighways for Black Widow spiders and other pests.

Inside The Home

5. Store shoes and clothing in sealed plastic bags or storage containers with tight lids.

6. Don’t let bedding touch the floor. This includes bed skirts, sheets, bedspreads, etc. It makes it far too easy for a Black Widow to climb in bed with you.

7. Don’t leave discarded clothing around on the floor… Black Widows just might be the reason your husband starts picking up his socks from the bedroom floor.

8. Shake out shoes and clothing before putting them on. Many bites occur when a Black Widow is accidentally pressed up against your body.

9. Open windows and closet doors as much as possible to keep rooms well lit. Spiders like dark spaces.

10.Keep beds away from walls and curtains. Inspect all bedding before crawling into bed for signs of spider life!

Professional Black Widow Exterminators In Atlanta

If you are seeing Black Widow spiders inside your Atlanta are home, or even around your property, take the above mention precautions and call a professional Atlanta Black Widow exterminator!

Bulwark Exterminating
5221 Palmero Court #105
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 904-4141
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
Dixie Wildlife Control
893 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 424-1300
dixiewildlifecontrol.com 
Critter Patrol
6300 Powers Ferry Road Northwest #600
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 445-0949
critterpatrol.com

 

Travel Tips For Visiting The Georgia Dome In Atlanta

English: NFL: The Atlanta Falcons kick off to ...

English: NFL: The Atlanta Falcons kick off to the Philadelphia Eagles at the Georgia Dome on September 18, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Both new visitors to the Atlanta area and long-time residents can experience the excitement of heading out to the stadium to watch an NFL football game. You can taste the popcorn, hotdogs, and soda long before arriving. In the heart of Georgia, we are referring to the Georgia Dome, a NFL football stadium on the northwest side of downtown Atlanta.

During home games in the midst of football season you will find the stadium filled to capacity with 71,250 fans. Home team fans are here to watch their favorites—the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL or the Georgia State University Panthers of NCAA football. The Georgia Dome has the same seating arrangement for both teams, but both face value and market prices of tickets vary with team and opponent.

The atmosphere of the Georiga Dome makes it even more exciting to watch live football. Even new fans will appreciate seeing the Atlanta Falcons in affable combat with the rival team. You might just hear head coach Mike Smith before you see him. And, what do you do when you feel allegiance to both teams?

The dedicated fan can always pick sides. The Falcons have a solid bank of fans lining the bleachers (which, by the way, is key in a decision to build a new stadium—possibly called the New Falcons Stadium—just south of the Georgia Dome; groundbreaking due in 2014, with completion in 2017). The Falcons won division championships in 1980, 1988, 2004, 2010, and 2012. Their claim to the Super Bowl took place in 1998?s Super Bowl XXXIII. Their spring training grounds are about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta, close to Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River by the city of Flowery Branch. If the rumor mill feeds your spirit, check out the many local bars and restaurants and strike up a conversation with anyone sporting the red and black colors of the Falcons.

Did you think that only a few player trades take place each season? Guess again. Between August 9th and September 17th, in the neighborhood of 15 players were waived, while a comparable number were signed by the Atlanta Falcons. New players create a constant atmosphere of change within the team and the stadium as fans are always on the lookout for the new additions.

Foodies will never run out of delights as the options rival those of a thriving city. Scratching the surface finds a wide variety of places offering BBQ, steaks, burgers, pizza, Mexican, chili, funnel cakes, pasta, and wine and specialty beers and cocktails, alongside tantalizing sweets. Bottomless Souvenir Popcorn, and Soda, are favorites not to overlook. Did I mention vegetarian and gluten free?

Georgia Dome is located next to the Georgia World Congress Center and the CNN center. You can drive to One Georgia Dome Drive, but the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has made it convenient to get there with two stations near the Dome. Getting to the Dome: . The Dome offers ample parking, with the tailgate party crowd allowed a five hour head-start prior to Falcon games.

Being part of the passionate crowds, along with all the tasty offerings, brings a smile to all who attend. Don’t wait! Visit the Georgia Dome to watch a football game as soon as you find yourself in the Atlanta area.

By Nolan Kido

This article was written by Nolan Kido. Nolan is a sports fan who lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Call Roswell, Georgia Home

Roswell Mill Dam on Big (Vickery) Creek in Ros...

Roswell Mill Dam on Big (Vickery) Creek in Roswell, Georgia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ten Reasons Why You Should Call Roswell, Georgia Home

Roswell, Georgia is a vibrant suburban community with a rich history, excellent home values and plenty of things to do—making it one of the most coveted cities in Georgia in which to live.

From a cozy downtown area to its proximity to the city of Atlanta, there’s plenty to love about the North Atlanta suburb. There are plenty of outdoor activities, thanks to the Chattahoochee River and other nature trails. There is also a plethora of shopping and other activities perfect for the entire family.

Roswell also offers some of the best schools in the metro area, making it an appealing destination to families.

If you’re looking for a place to call home in the Atlanta metro area, here are ten reasons why you should consider Roswell, Georgia.

  1. Small-town flair with big-city access. Roswell is only about 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta, yet far enough outside the Perimeter that it retains its small-town feel. This gives you the best of both worlds: a quiet, suburban lifestyle while remaining close to the best that Atlanta has to offer like its sports teams and nightlife.
  2. Miles of outdoor trails. Roswell boasts sixteen-plus miles of scenic walking/biking trails, including the Vickery Creek Trail in the Chattahoochee National Recreation area and the Chattahoochee River Walk passing through the heart of town. These trails are open year-round and are perfect for an afternoon getaway.
  3. Rich history. Roswell blends the best of the present with the richness of the past, with plenty of historic dwellings, Civil War landmarks and even ghost tours.
  4. Rich in culture and art. Roswell offers a remarkable amount of art and culture for a city its size, including the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, which serves as home to the Atlanta Wind Symphony and the Georgia Ensemble Theatre and whose 600-seat theatre hosts numerous musical, theatrical and cultural events throughout the year.
  5. Great shopping and dining. The historic district of Roswell is home to a great selection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries and specialty shops—and with a wide range of fabulous restaurants, Roswell is considered a foodie destination.
  6. Excellent school system. Roswell’s public schools are part of the Fulton County School System, which scores well above the state average with test scores.
  7. Great range of home styles and prices. Roswell’s growing population means a continuing number of new builds, along with spacious, well-established homes. While overall home prices are above the state average, home values range from the low $100,000s to the upper $300,000s and up.
  8. High appreciation rates. Home values in Roswell currently have some of the highest appreciation rates in the state, making them an excellent investment.
  9. Low crime rates. Roswell boasts one of the lower crime rates in the state of Georgia, making it a popular place to raise children.
  10. Nationally recognized quality of life. Roswell regularly places on “best place to live” polls, including CNN’s 2010 list of Top 100 Best Places to Live In the US.

Dac Carver is the Vice President and Managing Broker of Atlanta Real Estate firm Beacham & Company. A 17-year veteran of residential real estate, Dac graduated from Christ School, a college preparatory school near Asheville, NC and earned a B.A. in English from the University of South Carolina in 1991. He and his wife, Shannon, have two school-age sons.

Attractions In North Druid Hills, Georgia

Attractions in North Druid Hills

Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory, Atlanta Bo...

Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Located about 15 minutes northeast of downtown Atlanta, North Druid Hills (also referred to by locals as Briarcliff) is an unincorporated area in Dekalb County with a population of just under 20,000 people, offering a quieter suburban alternative to the busier urban Atlanta lifestyle. Attractions in North Druid Hills primarily include shopping, dining and outdoor/recreational activities.

Toco Hills Shopping Center

Located in the heart of North Druid Hills, Toco Hills is situated at the busy intersection of LaVista Road and North Druid Hills Road, serving as the area’s primary shopping and dining destination. Shops include a Publix Supermarket, Office Depot, Tall Tales Book Shop and Pike Nurseries, among others. Dining options include fast food and midrange chains like Wendy’s,Steak & Shake, Outback Steakhouse and Chili’s, as well as upscale dining like Petite Auberge.

The vibe here is friendly and the location attractions offer more than an afternoon’s worth of enjoyment. Local businesses are inter-mixed with larger retail chains here.

Elwyn John Wildlife Sanctuary

Located just behind the old Briarcliff High School just off North Druid Hills Rd., Elwyn John Wildlife Sanctuary is a lovely wooded area encircled by a walking trail, and featuring vista points and picnic areas. A popular outdoor area for family outings, hiking and birding.

This park makes a wonderful afternoon hike with an emphasis on bird watching. Several different species of bird congregate here and the foliage offers a nice backdrop for sightseeing.

Mason Mil Park (http://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks/pr-mason-mill-park.html)

Located on McConnell Drive just off Clairmont Road, Mason Mill Park is the largest in the North Druid Hills area, offering sports fields, tennis courts, hiking trails, picnic areas and playgrounds. A great place for family outings or recreation.

Families will find the most enjoyment from Mason Mill as the facilities are mostly catered to children and families with children.

Nearby Attractions

In addition to these attractions, there are a few additional points of interest located within a few miles of the North Druid Hills area. These include:

North DeKalb Mall (http://www.northdekalbmall.com/). The oldest mall in the Atlanta metro, this complex features anchor stores like Macy’s, Ross and Marshall’s, as well as many specialty stores, AMC Theaters, and even a community garden. North DeKalb Mall is located about 3 miles east of North Druid Hills at the Lawrenceville Expressway.

DeKalb Farmer’s Market (http://www.dekalbfarmersmarket.com/). Located about 5 miles southeast of North Druid Hills, this is a large, privately owned, continuously operating farmer’s market featuring 140,000 square feet of fresh organic produce, seafood, meats, wine, cheese, dairy and much more.

Atlanta Botanical Garden (http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org/). One of Atlanta’s most popular attractions, the Atlanta Botanical Garden features acres or indoor and outdoor exhibits, seasonal plant life and numerous special events. Located about five miles southwest of North Druid Hills along Piedmont Avenue.

Piedmont Park (http://www.piedmontpark.org). Atlanta’s largest park, Midtown’s Piedmont Park features acres of open fields, sporting facilities, a large pond and more. Piedmont Park is located immediately beside the Atlanta Botanical Garden and is open and free year-round.

Other sights, including downtown Atlanta and its offerings, are just a stone’s throw away from North Druid Hills.

Author Bio:

Dac Carver is the Vice President and Managing Broker of Atlanta Real Estate firm Beacham & Company. A 17-year veteran of residential real estate, Dac graduated from Christ School, a college preparatory school near Asheville, NC and earned a B.A. in English from the University of South Carolina in 1991. He and his wife, Shannon, have two school-age sons.

The Top 3 Pests In Atlanta

I recently had the pleasure to sit down with some pest control professionals In Atlanta, GA. These professionals have taken hundreds of phone calls from concerned Atlanta area citizens this summer, who’ve become fed up with bugs invading their homes. I asked them point blank, “What are the top three pest invaders in Atlanta?” “What pests do receive the most phone calls about?”

Here were Bulwark Exterminating’s top three most common pest invaders in the Atlanta area:

3. Fire Ants

Red Imported Fire Ant

If you live anywhere in Georgia, you are likely very familiar with the Red Imported Fire ant. Fire ants are notorious for stinging relentlessly whenever you disturb there huge nests that can plaque a property. The mound-building activity of the red fire ant has damaged plant roots, lead to the loss of crops, and interfered with agricultural farming in the State of Georgia. In order to best control the populations of fire ants in and around your property, Atlanta Fire ant control is necessary.

2. Spiders

Black Widow Spider

There are not very many spiders in Atlanta that are dangerous to humans, with the exception of the black widow spider which has very toxic venom that can be life threatening. There are approximately 100 reported deaths from spider bites in the 20th century. Despite this really low number, that doesn’t stop Atlanta residents from running to the nearest phone to call an Atlanta spider control professional whenever they see any big ugly spider.

1. Roaches

Roach

The south has a huge cockroach problem, and of course that includes Atlanta. The most frequently called about pest in the Atlanta area, according to the roach control professionals at Bulwark Exterminating, is the cockroach. This is because of the cockroach’s high proliferation rate. The mild winters allow for roaches to breed more often, and make it easier for these disease carrying pests to survive. These roaches invade Atlanta homes searching for the water in your drains and the food in your kitchen cupboards.
In Atlanta, Oriental roaches are often called “waterbugs.” The most common roaches found in the area are the American cockroach, and the Asian cockroach. No matter the species of Atlanta cockroach, Atlanta homeowners just don’t want them in there homes spreading disease. Serious cockroach infestations require Atlanta roach control.

Atlanta Pest Control

If you are commonly seeing pests like spiders, fire ants and roaches in and around your Atlanta area home, get help! Get professional pest control in Atlanta!

Bulwark Exterminating
5221 Palmero Court #105
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 904-4141
bulwarkpestcontrol.com
 
Dixie Wildlife Control
893 Church Street
Marietta, GA30060
(770) 424-1300
dixiewildlifecontrol.com
 
Critter Patrol
6300 Powers Ferry Road Northwest #600
Atlanta, GA30339
(770) 445-0949
critterpatrol.com