Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sentricon Recruit HD Evidence Seen


Sentricon Recruit HD
A quick review of the progress of the transition to Sentricon's Recruit HD. Allgood Pest Solutions has seen plenty of evidence that the termites do indeed love this product. Here's an interesting photo to show the results of Recruit HD after it has been in the ground 6 months. The stick on the left is the before and you can see by the one on the right the termites have eaten the gnarly remnants. Great showcase piece for our customers to see the actuall effects of the sentricon product. Great job to Mike Ethridge, in our Cobb Branch for the shadow box.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Georgia Basketball Fever


BASKETBALL FEVER
With the fall days quickly coming to an end basketball season is now up and running and Allgood Pest Solutions has a treat for you! We have several opportunities for those of you that enjoy a good game of basketball. With recent construction underway at Georgia Tech The Yellow Jackets are taking to the road and playing many games her in Gwinnett County at the Gwinnett Arena. 

Bulldog fans we also have some greatopportunities for discounted tickets for a couple of games. Men's
Georgia vs. Winthrop on Tuesday December 27, 7:00pm at Stegman Coliseum. I have free ticket vouchers that will get you a game ticket for only $5.
Lady Bulldogs Basketball game on Sunday November 20, 2pm Stegman Coliseum. I have free ticket vouchers that will get you a game ticket for only $1. You'll have to act fast on these...


We have, and are giving away plenty of tickets to these events, quantities are limited so let us know if you want to attend. Click on our Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/allgoodpestsolutions 



Friday, November 11, 2011

It's Time to Pestify on Allgood's Facebook Fan Page!

Allgood Pest Solutions Facebook Fan Page


Well everyone, I know you've been waiting. Check out our new Facebook Pestify tab and let me know what you think.You can play around on it here. Pestify about Allgood Pest Solutions.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Allgood Pest Solutions has a hero among us!

This year, the Georgia Pest Control Association has selected Wayne Holden as GPCA's Honored Hero for the Luekemia & Lymphoma Society's 2011 Light the Night Walk. 

Spending time with his family, playing the guitar, and watching UT football games are all things Wayne Holden loves to do. Chills, night sweats and a nagging pain in his stomach were not part of the plan.  After seeing numerous doctors and after visiting the Mayo Clinic in May 2010, then 55 year old  Wayne  was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As with many small business owners, Wayne a one man operation, had to keep working while receiving his chemotherapy treatments.  His customers are very supportive and he didn’t want to let them down by not servicing his routes.
After some minor complications Wayne's ready to resume maintenance treatments with hopes of putting this experience behind him.  He recently merged his business, Holden Exterminating out of Chattanooga TN, with Allgood Pest Solutions so he could continue to provide excellent customer service while taking care of his health. As a walker, a fundraiser and most importantly as a cancer survivor Wayne will be participating in the Light The Night Walk as our GPCA Honored Hero for 2011.  Look for him at the Atlanta Walk in Centennial Olympic Park on November 5, 2011.  You can also join our GPCA team or donate to Wayne’s fundraising efforts at http://pages.lightthenight.org/ga/Atlanta11/bholdenizf.  Contact Valera Jesse at Valera@gpca.org for more information on the GPCA team. 

Wayne's business experience and leadership will be a key ingredient to our continue Allgood's success as we expand our business up in that region. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Christine Pullara & Tracy Manning with GPCA President and Allgood Pest Solutions Education Director Dennis Judy

Allgood Pest Solutions supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Light the Night Walk.
You can help by donating today at http://pages.lightthenight.org/ga/Atlanta11/GPCAAllgoodPestSolutions
Thanks to all our wonderful staff and customers for raising awareness for cancer research.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Christine Pullara with "Kendra", Allgood Pest Solutions' Tarantula


A great segment on the Atlanta & Company Chuck Tindol, Glen Ramsey & "Kendra" with Christine Pullara. Remember to call Allgood Pest Solutions for any commercial or residential, termite or pest control issues. When bugs are all gone, it's Allgood. You can also follow Allgood Pest Solutions on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/allgoodpestsolutions  or on twitter @allgoodpest.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Allgood Pest Solutions Talking Bed Bugs


Chuck Tindol an owner of Allgood Pest Solutions talks about bed bugs with Christine Pullara on Atlanta & Company.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ants, Ants, Ants



Ants

Ants are pests around the home because they feed on and contaminate human foods, infest structures and build unsightly mounds in lawns. In some cases, ants are able to inflict painful bites or stings. Ants do not attack or eat fabrics, leather or wood in houses; however, some species can establish nests in decaying wood in structures.

Ants can be recognized from other insects because they have a narrow waist called a pedicel, with either one or two nodes (joints) between the thorax and abdomen. Also, ants have elbowed antennae. Winged reproductive ants have four wings with the first pair being much larger in size than the hind pair. Ants are frequently confused with termites. However, termites have a broad waist, straight antennae and four wings of equal size.

Ants are social insects. They live and work together in colonies made up of three castes. The three castes within an ant colony are the workers, queens and males. Worker ants are sterile females and seldom have wings. The size and appearance of worker ants will often vary with the species. The function of the worker is to construct, repair and defend the nest, feed the immature and adult ants of the colony, including the queen, and to care for the brood.

Queens normally have wings but lose them after mating. The primary function of the queen ant is reproduction. In some of the highly specialized ants, the queen cares for and feeds the first brood of workers with her salivary secretions. The queen may live for many years and is usually replaced by a daughter queen. Ants may have only one queen. These colonies are called monogyne ants. Depending on the species, many ants may have more than one queen. These colonies are called polygyne.

The male ant is usually winged and retains its wings until death. The sole function of the male ant is to mate with an unfertilized female reproductive. After mating occurs, the male ant dies.

Ants have an egg, larva, pupa and adult stage. Eggs are almost microscopic in size and hatch into soft, leg-less larvae. Larvae are fed by workers on pre-digested, regurgitated food. Most larvae are fed liquids, although some older larvae are able to chew and swallow solids. The pupae resemble the adult ants except that they are soft, non-colored and immobile. In many ant species the pupae are in cocoons spun by the larvae. Development from egg to adult may take from six weeks to two months.

Ants establish new colonies in one of two ways. New colonies may be started by flights of winged reproductives or by budding of the colony. The most common method of establishing a new colony is for male and female reproductive ants to leave the nest on mating flights. The newly mated queen then constructs a cavity or cell and rears a brood without the aid of workers. The small first brood of workers then forage for food. The colony grows in size and numbers as more young are produced.

Budding occurs when one or more queens leave the nest accompanied by worker ants who aid in establishing and caring for the new ant colony. Some of the most difficult ant species to control spread colonies by budding. Pharoah ants, certain fire ants, ghost ants and Argentine ants spread colonies by budding.

Most ants eat a variety of foods, although some have specialized food habits. Fire ants feed on honeydew, sugars, proteins, oils, seeds, plants and other insects. Pharoah ants feed on sugars, proteins and oils. Crazy ants like sugars, proteins and insects. Carpenter ants prefer sugars and insects.

Ants locate food sources by random foraging. When a scouting ant finds promising food, she carries it back to the nest. Other workers become excited and follow her to the nest. Then they follow scent trails back to the food source. Ants will travel great distances to get water. Workers are able to carry water to the colony in their stomachs.

The best approach to ant control in the home is cleanliness. Any type of food or food particles can attract and provide food for ants. Food should be stored in tight containers. Remove plants that attract ants or control aphids, whiteflies and other insects that produce honeydew. Reduce moisture sources, including condensation and leaks.

Location of the nest is the key to control of ants because they are social insects. Killing large numbers of individual ants may never solve the problem. It is important to identify the species of ant before trying to control the problem. Knowing the species will give you important clues to the habits of the ant and potential sources of the nest.

Keep records of where ants are seen. Some ants establish definite trails that can be followed to their nest. Placement of attractive materials, such as jelly, oils, or proteins can attract numerous ants that can then be followed to their nest. Find the ant nest by watching movements of the ants.

Look for ant mounds in the ground. Look for nests near foundations, sidewalks, patios and driveways. Check decaying logs, tree stumps, tree trunks and under rocks. Indoors ants may nest in walls, behind a baseboard, under insulation or under the house. Ant trails often enter through cracks, but the actual nest may be quite a distance away. Look for moisture sources and decayed wood in the house.

Chemical control of ants can be applied as barrier treatments, drench treatments, direct application to nests, or bait treatments. The purpose of a barrier treatment for ants is to prevent outdoor nesting species from foraging indoors or to cut off an indoor nest from food and water sources. Barrier treatments are usually applied behind baseboards, door and window frames, around chimneys, into cracks and crevices, around sinks and toilets, and between walls and flooring.

Drench or injection treatments are useful for the control of mound dwelling ant species outdoors. For instance, fire ant colonies near homes can be destroyed by pouring drenches onto ant mounds or injecting the mounds directly with an insecticide.

Nest treatments are the most effective way of controlling ants. If the nest is located, or suspected of being behind a wall, apply an insecticide directly to the nest. If the nest cannot be located, pay particular attention to places where ants are gaining access into the structure. Dusts are the best formulation for this type of control because they can be puffed into voids that contain nests. Dusts will provide the longest residual control in dry areas and can be tracked into the nest by foraging ants.

Bait treatments are effective on many types of ants if the ants eat them and sufficient quantities are used. Make sure the bait you select is labeled for the particular use. Baits should be located as close to trails as possible so that foraging ants can easily find them. Identify the ants' needs when selecting a bait formulation. Baits are readily available as pre-packaged stations, gels, liquids and granular forms.

As always if you continue to struggle in keeping them under control please feel free to contact usto see if we can help. www.allgoodpestsolutions.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Updated info on Relief Service this Weekend



Here is updated more detailed information about this weekend's service opportunities.
As you can see from this letter Our group will be serving in the Anniston Alabama area this weekend.
Please make sure you contact me if you are available to attend ASAP so we can make the preparations needed.

Brethren.
                 We received additional information last night and I want to share it with you as soon as possible, so please pardon the typos and grammar.
 We have been asked to assist in the relief efforts in the Anniston, Alabama area. We will be serving with the Macon and Athens Stakes.  Our assembly area is the Anniston Ward building located at 1217 Lemlock Lane, Anniston, AL 36206.  We have been asked to arrive on Friday night. There is a leader’s meeting at 9:00 pm.  The lower parking lot will be used for parking. The middle lot will be used as an assembly area while the upper lot will be reserved for RV Campers and heavy equipment.
We are scheduled to complete approximately 45 work requests. 30 of these requests involve cutting very large trees while the other request  focus on debris removal.  There is also a requirement for rough carpentry work.  We will be divided into approximately 15 teams.  Each team will have a “guide” from the local area that will lead us to and from the work sites.  The Church will provide the majority of the equipment that will be needed, including 8-10 “24in bar” chain saws.  If responders desire to bring chain saws, please note that the saws should have comparable size and power.   If possible, bring equipment that will help to remove debris (garden rakes, hammers, nails, cordless power tools, generators, etc.)   All responders are encouraged to bring items that will contribute to their comfort and safety: caps/hats, leather gloves, sun screen, water bottles, etc.
Responders will be able to camp on the Anniston Ward property.  Some motels are open in the area and the Anniston ward may be able to house some female volunteers.  Fortunately, many of the local stores and restaurants are still open.  The Anniston ward will serve breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning, starting at 6:00 am.  Breakfast will consist of hard-boiled eggs, grits, and pancakes.  Please note that there is limited shower capability in the Anniston building.  The local leadership is working to increase the concurrent shower capability, but have not resolved the issue at this time.  After a joyful day of work, the Anniston Ward plans to show a movie on Saturday night. 
We will have a sacrament meeting on Sunday morning at 7:00 am.  The Anniston ward will take care of the details.  Responders may attend in their work clothing.
A web site has been setup to share information.  The web address is:  http://fastcommand.fastcommand.com/getpage.php?name=volunteers&sub=Static .
At this point in time, we are asking each unit in the Stake to take care of their transportation needs to and from Alabama.
If you need assistance with rides or can offer rides, please let us know.


What to Bring
PERSONAL ITEMS: Toiletries, Sunscreen, Prescribed medications, First Aid kit
CAMPING GEAR: Tents, Sleeping Bags, Cooking gear, Flashlights
WORK GEAR:  Leather gloves, hat, protective eye wear, chainsaws, chainsaw oil, wide shovels, wheel barrows, chains with hooks
FOOD: Enough food, as needed for the time you have been assigned by leaders
Most every location will not be providing any food to volunteers, please be prepared and self-sufficient.

Thank you for your quick response in this call to action.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

You Can Help


To our Allgood Family and Friends,
I am aware that this is a last second notice but wanted to share the opportunity with you.

Due to the recent natural disasters in the surrounding areas and neighboring states, many friends and families that we know have been devastated by the events that have taken place. Many people have a desire to help but don't know how they can or what they can do. Here's one opportunity this weekend that I will be the coordinating point of contact for.
This weekend I will be working alongside about 2500 men from the Atlanta area from my church that will travel to the Northern Alabama, Southeast Tennessee and Northwest corner of Georgia.
We will arrive Friday night or early Saturday morning and stay over for the weekend until Sunday late afternoon. If you can only come up for one day that would be more than fine.
If you plan to stay overnight, you will need to be totally self-contained with sleeping gear and food, etc. I can help you prepare what you will need.
The relief will require chain saws, rakes, shovels, hammers, nails, ladders, buckets.  Not that you have to bring these items but if you're familiar and have them bring them. If you only have gloves and a bucket come and join us. The age requirement would be anyone over the age of 12 if accompanied by their father.
I will need to know how many of you can help this weekend. I’ll need your input as soon as possible but by no later than 9:00am this Wednesday, 4 May 2011.

I will have more information later this evening.
Over the past several years I have had the opportunity to participate in these disaster clean relief trips with my Church and can only say that they have left a lasting impression on me and my family. I look forward to the opportunity to work alongside you this weekend and the weeks to come as we can give a little time and help rebuild the lives of those that have been effected by these storms.

Over the next several weeks there will be plenty of opportunities to provide service helping with disaster relief opportunities. I will keep you informed via email, our Company Blog found at www.allgoodpestsolutions.blogspot.com and our facebook page at www.facebook.com/allgoodpestsolutions.

Please contact me any time at 678-614-2953 if you have any questions.
Tim Bird
Director of Buzz
Allgood Pest Solutions