PEST CONTROL SERVICES
Cox Termite & Pest Control provides Monthly and Quarterly pest control services as well as one-time and 90-day services to control roaches, ants, fleas, rodents and other general household pests.
Service areas include Savannah, Ga., and surrounding areas such as Bloomingdale, Garden City, Guyton, Hinesville, Midway, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Richmond Hill, Rincon, Springfield and Statesboro. We are also now serving southern South Carolina, including the Beaufort and Hilton Head areas.
Bedbugs are parasites that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals and humans. They are typically light-brown to reddish-brown and have a flattened, oval-shaped body. They are mainly active at night and can feed unnoticed on a host. Elimination requires a combination of treatments including vacuuming, washing and drying of all linens and using a liquid treatment on the mattresses and box springs.
The American Cockroach is 1 to 1 5/8 inches long with shiny, reddish-brown wings. The adults are active year-round in warm, moist areas. They are weak fliers and are also called Palmetto Bugs. Other types found in our area include German Cockroaches and Smoky Brown Cockroaches.
Ants are normally less than 1/16 to 1 inch long and are mostly black, brown or reddish in color. The most common types in our area are Argentine Ants, Little Black Ants (sugar ants) and Fire Ants. They are foragers, so they are commonly found in homes searching for food and water.
More than 300 species have been found in North America. Fleas are parasites that need a host such as a human, dog, cat or other mammal to get a blood meal in order to survive and reproduce. They are significant vectors of many diseases.
The Norway Rat is the most abundant in North America, because they adapt to a wide variety of climates. They can get into any structure through openings as small as 1/2 inch in diameter and are good climbers. They will eat any kind of food to survive, but prefer fresh foods. Rodents are a major vector for several types of germs and bacteria.