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ATLANTA, GA, January 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Alpharetta pest control experts at Team Pest USA want to remind residents to thoroughly check their house plants before bringing them inside for the winter. Some of the pests that cause the biggest problems are the smallest in size; aphids, spider mites and mealybugs are just a few of the species that can wreak havoc on your foliage. They often spread to and contaminate other plants when inside homes, so getting rid of them beforehand is important.
Don't Let the Bugs In
Given their micro-sizes, these bugs can be difficult to spot with the naked eye. They are elusive creatures, so knowing their habitats and where to look will make your job a whole lot easier. The main areas to look for leaf-dwelling pests are where the plant stems meet the leaves, as this is where they tend to live. A quick spray with your garden hose should do the trick; be careful not to use too much force, as this can result in damage to the plant.
If you want to make extra sure that there are no bugs left when you move the plant inside (recommended when the temperature stays consistently at or below 48 degrees), the Atlanta termite control pros say to dip the plant in a bucket of water. You only need to do this for a couple of minutes and can even add a touch of hand soap.
"Don't forget to check the soil as well, as this is where you will find slugs and ants," says Brandon Pelfrey, Owner of Team Pest USA. "Manually remove the ones you can, then apply pesticide to to kill of any remaining bugs."
Team Pest USA has provided pest control in Atlanta and throughout Georgia for more than 40 years. Feel free to visit them at http://www.pestusa.com/ for more information.
About Team Pest USA:
Family owned and operated locally, Team Pest USA has been Atlanta's leading pest control experts since 1971. Their commitment to providing industry-leading treatment methods and excellent customer service has gained them many loyal clients across their 40 years in the Atlanta pest control industry. Team Pest USA also offers wildlife removal and relocation in addition to pest control services.
For more information, visit http://www.pestusa.com/.
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