Watkinsville, GA Pest Control
As Oconee County’s largest town, it should come as no surprise that there is always something happening in Watkinsville. Residents here have access to good public education, a cultural foundation, Harris Shoals Park, which is lined with walking trails and water access, and safe and walkable neighborhoods. Watkinsville is also filled with tasty restaurants and cafes that represent the community’s diverse population. Given its close proximity to Athens, residents always have the option of enjoying big city amenities as well. However, part of living in the area also means dealing with pest problems from time to time.
At American Pest Control, we have been focused on delivering quality pest control in Watkinsville, GA, since 1971. As a family-owned business, we look to make each community we serve a safer place. We achieve this by being a fully licensed and QualityPro-certified company. This means that we follow the most meticulous quality standards set forth by our industry. Integrated Pest Management methods also inform all of our work, so our treatments are as environmentally conscious as possible and address pests at their core.
To learn more about our services and schedule your free inspection, please call us at (706) 702-4532 today.
Residential Pest Control in Watkinsville, GA
Keeping pests away from your Watkinsville home can be a challenge whether you’re talking about termites, wildlife, spiders, or other pests. At American Pest Control, we work tirelessly to ensure your household is always protected from invaders. We are a local, family-owned business that has been in operation since 1971. Over the years, we have always made your safety our top goal. One of the ways that we achieve this is by being fully licensed and QualityPro-certified. This combination of training and experience will ultimately bring you peace of mind that you won’t find elsewhere.
To best meet your needs, we will customize a treatment program and schedule using guidelines from the Integrated Pest Management approach. This ensures that we treat pests in as environmentally conscious a way as possible while simultaneously delivering results that you can trust. In addition to our general pest control programs, we also offer targeted services for bed bugs, termites, fire ants, and mosquitoes. For more information on our residential pest control offerings, please call us today.
What Does Termite Damage Look Like Inside Homes?
Termites are tiny but some of the most destructive pests in Watkinsville homes. They invade structures through underground tunnels and drill holes into your wood. Rather than creating significant damage quickly, they slowly eat away at the wood in your house, impacting your building's structural stability over months and years.
These pests leave indications of their presence, like discarded wings and sawdust-like material, but these signs don't indicate whether they've caused damage. However, the severe damage they cause in hidden spaces will eventually show on the outside of the wood, enabling you to recognize a termite problem.
Clues that you're suffering worsening termite damage in your home include:
- Hollow-sounding wood
- Blistered or darkened wood
- Bubbling or uneven paint
- Doors and windows that no longer shut right
Since these are also signs of water damage, many people misidentify the problem. For this reason, our termite control services at American Pest Control are essential for your protection. Our universal technicians will inspect your house to discover if termites are the problem and determine the best course of action for their removal. We guarantee our termite services with a yearly renewable warranty.
These insects can continue causing damage the longer they remain in your home, eventually making it unsafe. Recognizing their presence and damage is essential for the stability of your house.
Cockroaches: Hazardous, Unsettling Pests
Cockroaches are some of the most unsettling pests to find in Watkinsville structures. They can fit through tiny entry points in your exterior and scurry across your floors. These nocturnal pests are excellent hiders, staying out of sight during the day. They can live in any environment and carry potentially dangerous pathogens on their bodies, making them a health threat when they get inside. Rather than biting or stinging, they leave pathogens on surfaces that make people sick.
You'll rarely see these insects during the day, so spotting them when the sun's out indicates overcrowding and a severe infestation.
It also likely means these pests have been spreading pathogens around that can result in illnesses, including:
- Typhoid fever
In addition to these illnesses, cockroaches leave saliva, droppings, and urine that can cause allergy and asthma symptoms. Our cockroach removal experts at American Pest Control will inspect your home or business to find where these pests are hiding and remove them. We can decontaminate your surfaces and hiding spots to eliminate the health threats they've left behind.
Cockroaches are among the most dangerous pests that invade Watkinsville properties because they present health concerns. We know the habits of these creatures, enabling us to remove and clean up after them.
Ant Hills Covering Your Lawn? Call American Pest Control
Many ant species build ant hills on your lawn when ants invade your Watkinsville property. These structures are crucial for colonies because they provide homes, storage, and protection. Most ants remain underground, but workers depart to find food and water for the others, often invading buildings that provide these sources.
Each of the numerous species of ants in Watkinsville can fit through the tiny cracks in your exterior. They leave pheromones behind for other ants to follow, so eliminating those you see is a short-term solution. The only effective way to end the threat of infestation is to destroy the colony at the nest. But since they live underground, eliminating the hill will do little to stop them.
Keeping ants away is essential for the health and safety of your home or facility. Some species contaminate food and surfaces as they crawl around, and others cause damage. Over-the-counter products provide temporary support, but you'll need professionals to end the infestation.
Our ant pest control services at American Pest Control can eliminate the ants in your house and those in your yard. We'll provide a product for the ants to carry back to the nest, spreading it around the colony. We'll also clean the path of the ants to eliminate the pheromones that might attract others to your structure.
Let us know if you need Watkinsville pest control services for your home or business. Call (706) 702-4532 or fill out our online contact form!
I appreciate his professionalism and his calling ahead of arrival."He told me to call if any issues aren't resolved or if any arise before the next scheduled appointment."- Denakae J.
Was super impressed!"His inspection took about 30 mins and he found the source of our ants in the crawl space."- Eadaoin W.
Really happy with the service!"So far I am noticing fewer and fewer roaches. This business is highly recommended!"- C. Taylor
They consistently deliver quality care with professionalism."We have used American Pest Control for both our yearly termite inspection and our quarterly pest control since 2008."- Sherry S.
He was also incredibly personable and friendly."Patrick did a great taking care of my house with results that were visible in only a handful of days."- William W.
Overall, an excellent experience!"As spiders were/are my wife’s main concern, he took extra care to eliminate whatever webs were visible, and then treated the entire exterior."- Buddy H.
Thank you guys!"I've been with American Pest Control for many years. They are really great to us!"- Carrie W.
Very impressed with American!"I compared to 2 other companies and their customer service, pricing and tech were the best!"- Leigh T.
When pests get into your home or business, you want a quick solution. Our efficient pest control takes care of the problem.
We care about our customers and are committed to delivering the services you need to provide you with peace of mind.
Our technicians go through rigorous training and must pass state-required testing in order to be certified with us.
Our third-generation pest control experts put our experience toward your family's safe, comfortable environment.