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Frequently Asked Questions


Do you offer pest control services near me?

Our skilled team of exterminators, pest control specialists, and rodent removal experts are available throughout Atlanta and metro Atlanta. From east to west, north to south, we provide pest control services in most nearby areas, including suburbs like Decatur, Dunwoody, Conyers, Flowery Branch, Marietta, Roswell and Sandy Springs.

What kind of pests and rodents can you help me get rid of?

We help metro Atlanta residents eliminate a wide range of insects, pests, and rodents. From Ants and Spiders, to Mice and Rats – we’ve got you covered. Take a look at a list of the most common pests we deal with.

What seasonal pests should I be aware of?

In Atlanta we have very distinct seasons, and each one brings a whole new set of bugs and insects. Here are some of the most common:



  • Spring & Early Summer: Wasps, Box Elders, Ants, Mosquitoes, Spiders

  • Late Summer-Fall: Hornets, Yellow Jackets, Bees, Fleas, Rodents, Ants (Learn more in this blog post)

  • Winter: Ants, Rats, Mice and Squirrels

In San Pedro, Belize we have a consistent weather pattern pretty much year round. All the above mentioned bugs and insects appear year round.

Our Pest Insurance program was created to help you combat and prevent the most common seasonal pest infestations. We’ll help you stay pest free and worry free, all year long. (Learn more about our pest insurance.)

What are common signs of an insect infestation in my home?

Depending on the type of insects living in your home, there are a variety of signs of an infestation to watch out for. Some early signs can be surprisingly subtle, so you may not even notice them at first glance. Our team of trained pest control technicians will look for things like:

  • Eggs or insect larvae

  • Insect nests

  • Adult pests and insects around your home

  • Damage to food or clothes

  • Gnaw marks, wood chips, and other signs of bugs boring into wood

Learn more about how to spot a variety of common pest infestations in this blog post.

How do I know what kind of insects are in my home?

If you know you have a bug problem in your home, but aren’t sure what kind, we can help. Here in the Southeast there are hundreds of bugs and insects in the area. Surprisingly, each type of insect usually requires a different approach to treatment and removal. Our expert pest control specialists will work with you to review your insect problem and find the best solution.


How do I get rid of ants in my house?

Ant infestations are a common problem for homeowners. Thankfully, there are easy ways to manage this issue. The best way to get rid of ants naturally is to:

  • Regularly clean your kitchen and bathrooms

  • Make sure all entrances to your home are sealed

  • Don’t leave food sitting out, including pet food

  • Hire an eco-friendly pest control specialist to eliminate the colony and prevent future infestations

Read our Ultimate Guide to Ants to learn even more about how to identify and get rid of the Ants in your Atlanta home.


Bugs are eating my clothes, what do I do?

Here in metro Atlanta, Clothes Moths and Silverfish can get into the dark corners of your closet and chew away at your clothes. Don’t let these fabric pests overrun your closet and ruin your clothes! There are some natural remedies for avoiding these problems:

  • Clean and vacuum regularly

  • Store only clean clothes

  • Dry clean any natural fabric clothing after the winter season (wool, linen, silk, cotton)

  • Use cedar chips

Remember that working with a local green pest control company like Nature's Own Exterminating is always a faster, more effective solution. Learn more about insect-proofing your closet and home.

How do I get rid of rodents in my home without poison?

The best way to get rid of rodents naturally, without poison, is to use powerful rat traps to effectively and humanely remove them from your home.

Your eco-friendly, green exterminating company, Nature's Own Exterminating rarely use rat poison on the interior of your home. Afterall, you don’t want dead mice or rats inside your walls as this leads to additional pest infestations and horrible odors. Learn more about our rodent control methods.

Do I have to leave my home when your exterminators are working?

Not at all! Here at Nature's Own Exterminating, our treatments are 100% safe. In fact, we provide the most eco-friendly, green pest control services in the area! You do not have to leave your home during a pest treatment. Our eco-friendly,green pest control treatments are minimally toxic and safe for people of all ages, cats, dogs, and most other pets.

Is your pest control treatment safe for pets?

Absolutely! We use eco-friendly, green products to treat insect and pest problems. Our treatments use active ingredients that are an extremely low percentage, typically ½ of 1%, with the spray solution being 99.5% water. You don’t have to worry about your pets or family.

What bugs and insects are dangerous to my pets?

If you are dealing with a pest infestation in your home, it could be putting your pet at risk. There are a variety of pests here in Metro Atlanta that can be dangerous to your pets. These include:

  • Mosquitoes

  • Ticks

  • Fleas

  • Mice & Rats

  • …and more!

Read our blog post to learn more about some common bugs and rodents you should keep away from your pet.


Are your exterminators licensed and insured?

Of course! You should avoid any Metro Atlanta pest control company that employs exterminators who aren’t. All our exterminators are licensed and insured in Georgia. Furthermore, we provide the best training available to our entire team, including helping them improve their leadership and customer service skills.

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