New Service Center Featured in Ledger-Enquirer


This month, Northwest Exterminating will open its 16th service center in Columbus, GA.  We have been serving this area from our LaGrange office for the past two years and we’re looking forward to putting some roots down in the Columbus area.  We were recently featured in an article that ran in the Ledger-Enquirer.  Check it out below:

Businesses outside Columbus look to take advantage of BRAC boom


Companies outside Columbus also are searching for business opportunities from the Base Realignment and Closure process at Fort Benning.

Northwest Exterminating, a Marietta, Ga.-based company, plans to open an office this month on 54th Street in Columbus, more than six months before the Armor School completes its move from Fort Knox, Ky., to Fort Benning.

“We don’t open our office until we can show it can be self sustainable,” said Gail Jones, supervisor of Realtor Relations and Market Development for Northwest Exterminating. “I’m sure that BRAC and Fort Benning have a lot to do with that.”

Jones and the company owner, L.A. Phillips, were among 50 other small business owners, employees and residents at the National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center earlier this week for an update on the Base Realignment and Closure process creating the Maneuver Center of Excellence. By Sept. 15, the total assigned personnel to the Armor School will be 7,500. The expansion is expected to bring about 28,000 people to the Chattahoochee Valley, including soldiers, civilian workers, contractors and family members.

The location of the exterminating business and recent announcements of new restaurants are a trend in general growth, said Gary Jones, executive vice president of Economic Development and Military Affairs at the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

“What we are seeing is general growth that you associate with an influx of people that are primarily going to be in need of the service sector,” Gary Jones said.

The area can anticipate some growth in the service sector along with growth at Fort Benning, Gary Jones said.

“I think we can anticipate either expansion of existing or growth of new service sector business that will parallel the increase we expect from Base Realignment and Closure and general growth at Fort Benning,” he said.

Gail Jones said the company will open its 16th location on 54th Street this month after serving the city from its LaGrange, Ga., location for the last two years. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the company specializes in pretreatment for new residential home construction.


Northwest Exterminating
830 Kennesaw Ave MariettaGA30060 USA 
 • 888-466-7849

How to Prevent Spiders from Hanging Around Your Home

The house spider is a common problem in the US.  The most effective way of getting rid of spiders is to prevent them from ever coming into your home.  Spiders, like most insects, come into your home in search of food.  By ridding your home of other insects…your home will be useless to the spider

Ways to Prevent Spiders from coming into your home:

  • Spider survival is low in homes with low humidity, few insects, higher garages, sheds, barns, warehouses, etc.
  • Spider webs are often built in corners and angles of walls and windows.
  • Spiders build webs by trial and error which explains why there may be multiple vacant webs around your home. 
  • Keep home clean.  Clutter is good for spiders because it gives them a place to hide.
  • Use a vacuum to remove spiders, eggs and webs. 
  • Ensure that bushes and other plants are trimmed back from the outside wall of your home.
  • Make sure mulch is kept a few inches back from the foundation of your home.
  • Seal any cracks or crevices that can be used as an entrance for spiders into the home.
  • Use plastic storage boxes instead of cardboard.  Spiders love cardboard.

An if you need, call the professionals.


8 Steps to a Healthier Lawn

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We’ve been talking a lot lately about the approaching spring and getting your lawn growing and healthy.  After the harsh winter we had, lawns are looking dull and dry.  Now is the perfect time to bring them back to life. 

Northwest’s Lawn Care Program is an 8 step program that will keep your lawn growing and healthy throughout the year.  The program is based on a year round schedule that will ensure that your lawn is constantly getting what it needs.  Because the program is customized specifically for your lawn, together, you and Northwest, will establish a watering and mowing schedule for maximum impact.  The result will be a thicker, healthier and greener lawn.

8 Steps:

Jan: Post & pre-emergent broadleaf and grassy weed control

Feb-Mar: Post & pre-emergent broadleaf and grassy weed control

Apr-May: Fertilizer and crabgrass pre-emergent weed control

Jun: Fertilizer and post-emergent weed control

Jul: Fertilizer and post-emergent weed control

Aug-Sept: Fertilizer and post-emergent weed control.  Aeration and overseeding for Fescue lawns in late August.

Oct: Pre-emergent weed control for winter weeds and potash to support strong roots; Fertilize Fescue lawns that have been overseeded

Nov-Dec: Lime; Pre-emergent weed control for winter weeds and potash to support strong roots; Fertilize Fescue lawns that have been overseeded