Atlanta, Georgia, is consistently ranked amongst the top cities for rodent infestations in the United States. Recently, it’s also become a hotspot for bedbug infestations, as its humid, subtropical climate provides their ideal breeding ground. Just as in other cities of the southern United States, Atlanta is particularly susceptible to stink bugs, and palmetto bugs. Other common invasive pests for the state are termites, rodents, mosquitoes, as well as various ant species: carpenter, odorous, and fire.
When you’re evaluating residential or commercial pest control companies in Atlanta, it’s important to look at the services they offer, and make sure that they cover not only common pests, but also wildlife autochthonous to Georgia. Ideally, the company you ultimately choose should offer integrated pest management solutions, with continuous monitoring tailored to Atlanta’s unique climate, and detailed documentation of all services offered and completed.
Also be sure to verify that the company has a business license by the Georgia Structural Pest Control Service and or the Pesticide Division (for mosquitoes) with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and that they have certified commercial applicator licenses for each license category in which their business is conducted. Other agencies that also offer licensing or certifications in Georgia include the National Pest Management Association, Certified Pest Control Operators of Georgia, Environmental Protection Agency, American Mosquito Control Association, and the Better Business Bureau.