General Pest Control

Cockroaches

Cockroach

Cockroaches are one of the most common and most stubborn pest problems.

Infestations are hard to get rid of because they hide in a variety of areas, breed quickly, have a very high reproductive potential. 

Cockroaches can taint food with E. coli and Salmonella bacteria, making it not safe to ignore them. Call George Pest Control. 

Ants

Ant

As long as the queen ant is alive and the colony is present, your home will remain infested. Getting expert help for your ant control needs will ensure that the root cause of the infestation will be taken care of.

If you do not know what kind of ants are in your home, you won't know how to eliminate the real cause. Hire George Pest Control to carry out ant control. 

Scorpions

Scorpion

Scorpions can live  up to 25 years and they are approximately 400 million years old. Scorpions are excellent climbers but they also enter through openings in houses to get indoors. They can easily climb trees, walls and other rough surfaces. George Pest Control can find the right solution to keep scorpions in their place…out of your home, or business.

Bees

Bee

Bees are a very important part of our ecosystem but they can become a pest. They sometimes build nests in attics or under roof beams. If disturbed, bumblebees will buzz in a loud volume, and will defend their nests.

Wasps

wasp

Wasps come inside because they are looking for a food source, a nesting site,
a protected place to winter (hibernate) and/or by accident or happenstance.  Contact George Pest Control if wasps become a problem. You can request an inspection and a plan for dealing with the issue. 

Silverfish

Silverfish

Fact; Silverfish are one of the most ancient insects on the planet. They even predate the dinosaurs by 100 million years, meaning they’ve been crawling around for more than 400 million years. However they can be tough to get rid of which is why you may need a trained professional . 

Centipedes

Centipede

The house centipede lives outdoors, but is often found around the foundation of houses and other buildings. Centipedes prefer to rest in secluded places during the day. They may enter through ground-level rooms using door thresholds or gaps in the foundation. 

Centipedes are predators of spiders and insects. They do not nest and are independent hunters. 

Beetles

Beetle

Seeing a lot of beetles, or a dramatic increase in the number of beetles in your house or on your property is the first means of identifying a beetle infestation. 

Some beetles feed on plants, others feed on wood, including the wood your home may be made of.

Rodents

Mouse

Rodents can be difficult to keep out of structures. For instance, mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a dime and rats can fit through holes the size of a quarter. For proper rodent pest control, seal any cracks and voids. Ensure there is proper drainage at the foundation and always install gutters or diverts which will channel water away from the building. A rodent exterminator can also help you identify ways in which a rodent may be entering your home.

Brown Recluse

Arizona Brown Recluse

Brown Recluses are found in cracks and crevices in and under rocks. Recluses have very much benefited from human-altered environments where they are readily found under trash cans, plywood, tarps, or rubber tires, in boxes, etc. 

Black Widow

Black Widow

Black Widows may be found in dark, dry shelters such as "barns, garages, basements, outdoor toilets, hollow stumps, rodent holes, trash, brush and dense vegetation.

Crickets

Cricket

How Crickets get into your home:


Bright outdoor lights

Moisture in homes

Poorly sealed gaps

Helpful tips

Keep on schedule

Remove old papers

The other step in preventing roaches is ensuring that they have little to no access to food. This includes dirty dishes, organic garbage, pet food, spilled liquids, and even paper and cardboard.

Take away thier home

Termites

Cardboard boxes and paper items should be removed, as they provide both food and a hiding place for pests and spiders.

Seal open gaps in your home.

Gap in bricks

Check in, under and behind kitchen cabinets, refrigerators, and stoves, as well as between the floor and wall juncture and around pipes, floor and dryer vents. Seal any gaps found, especially those of 1/4 inch or greater.

Pests don't like a clean home.

Clean kitchen

The cleaner your home, the less attraction it will have for pests, the less chance a pest will have to live and breed – and the less likely it will be that you would need to go on the defense and call a pest control specialist.

Don't invite them in!

Dirty garage

Keep yards, patios, decks, and garages free of litter, weeds, and standing water. Ensure trash cans have tight-fitting lids and clean the cans and area regularly to remove debris and spills, on which pests can f

Keep unwanted guests out of your home with pest control

Cockroach General Information


In reality keeping roaches out of a home is easier than one would expect. The two main elements required to do so are diligence and a beginner’s knowledge of cockroaches. 


Roaches are omnivorous insects that prefer to live in dark locations. Having been around for 286 to 360 million years ago they have developed a long association with humans. Because of the nature of human habitations, roaches find themselves with access to plenty of food and many small, dark places to hide in until it is safe to come out in search of a meal.


Prevent Roaches from invading your Home

Look for cracks in foundations, gaps in window and door seals, holes in walls, and unscreened vents. Due to their body size and shape, cockroaches can squeeze through small or flat gaps. 


A thorough check should be made once or twice a year in order to ensure that no new gaps and cracks have occurred that can let roaches inside. 


Upkeep on the outside of your  home can ensure that a house does not attract roaches. 


Cockroaches can be drawn to piles of vegetation or trash where they can hide and feed. By keeping a clean environment around a home you will avoid giving roaches an invitation onto the property.


The other step in preventing roaches is ensuring that they have little to no access to food. This includes dirty dishes, organic garbage, pet food, spilled liquids, and even paper and cardboard. 


Cockroaches are extremely adaptable and can eat almost anything organic in nature. 


Dishes should be cleaned thoroughly and put away. Garbage, such as cans, should be rinsed thoroughly before being thrown into a secured garbage can that is emptied regularly. 


Cardboard boxes and paper items should be removed, as they provide both food and a hiding place for cockroaches.


Keeping roaches out of a home can be done with some effort and attentiveness.