Northwest Comes Together to Support Ephesus Food Pantry

Northwest Comes Together to Support Ephesus Food Pantry

Opportunities present themselves in interesting ways. Northwest has service centers in the Birmingham, AL and Carrollton, GA areas. One morning, a teammate driving between the two heard an announcement about the need for donations at a local Food Pantry on the radio. The result was the Northwest team coming together to meet this call.

The teammate who overheard the announcement reached out to the local service centers and Corporate office to see what could be possible. The radio asked for donations of basic hygiene needs, especially children’s soap and shampoo. Teammates collected and donated over 251 items within 2 days of the request.

Northwest was able to collect children’s shampoo and soap, baby wash and wipes, Q-tips, men’s and women’s deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, face wash, soap, and razors. All 250+ items were dropped off at the donation society to be used at the Food Pantry. While dropping off, our teammate was able to collect a list of additional needs and items, which the team plans to work on collecting and donating in the future.

It’s incredible to see teammates from all over the Southeast come together in support for our small, local communities we’re fortunate to serve. The Birmingham and Carrollton service centers look forward to supporting more initiatives in the area.

Showing Thanks to First Responders, Local Law Enforcement, and Customers by Our Laurens Team

Showing Thanks to First Responders, Local Law Enforcement, and Customers by Our Laurens Team

Piedmont Pest Control, soon to transition to the Northwest Exterminating name, continues to create ways for teammates to be involved in the Laurens’ community, something every teammate enjoys.

A connection the Laurens team created early on was with the local first responders and law enforcement, especially to say thank you for all they do daily for our community. Though 2020 has changed the way our teammates are able to serve locally, they have found ways to so safely and with the same service-oriented heart.

Supporting a Customer

Some of our teammates took a Saturday morning to help an elderly customer with yardwork they were unable to do. The lawn was mowed, tree limbs were cleared, the yard was picked up, and our team was able to honor and support our customer in this small way they were thankful to be a part of.

First Responder Cookout

Our Piedmont teams’ partnership with the Laurens first responders continued this month with another First Responder Lunch, but this time drive-by style! This was a fun day of celebration, involvement, and connecting with our first responders with a Chick-Fil-A lunch. We enjoyed having our police officers and firefighters come by to pick up lunch and for our team to express our appreciation for their service and commitment to our extraordinary community.

First Responder, K9 Partnership

The Laurens team is thankful for the overall involvement with our first responders and the incredible people met throughout the years. There have been some special times our Laurens’ team has been able to help one team, the K9s. Our Laurens office was able to host the Laurens Police Department K9 training dogs and use our office as training grounds for them. This might be the coolest thing our teammates have been able to participate in – it was incredible! One K9 stole the team’s hearts altogether, Kai. She is beautiful, energetic, and an honoree Laurens teammate. At 2019’s First Responder Cookout, our team sponsored a bullet proof vest for her to have. Thank you, Laurens PD, for allowing us to be of service to not only your team of first responders but also the K9s.

Being involved in the communities our teams live and work in daily is an honor and something our teammates enjoy, not only because of the small acts of kindness created, but also because of the opportunity to create even a small impact in the communities we love. Thank you to all our teammates for looking for ways to continue to be involved throughout a year that looks difficult for all.

A Northwest Christmas Partnership

A Northwest Christmas Partnership

This holiday season presented Northwest Exterminating with an unexpected Christmas miracle opportunity. Our teammates were asked to help a family that had recently lost everything in a house fire. With the holidays near, Christmas was far from the minds of the family with so much going on and with few ways to make it special for their children.

The Northwest Family was given ways to help and came together to collect items on the children’s wish list and to make a small difference to this family’s Christmas. The Northwest team loves to find ways to support the opportunities given to serve, but the true difference maker in this story is a teammate’s daughter. She heard of what Northwest was doing, saw the family we were supporting had a 15-year-old daughter her age, and granted each clothing item wish on her list.

Northwest Exterminating’s Co-Director of the Good Deed Team, Kristen Milligan, speaks value to this story, “This gives hope that the next generation has the compassion and willingness to help others that reflects our commitment to bringing the heart of Northwest into the communities that we live and work in. This kind of compassion is only taught by the actions and behavior they see around them, which is a true testament to our Northwest teammates and family.”

This family was able to have a Christmas miracle this year with gifts for everyone! We are so thankful WSB reached out to us on this opportunity to be difference makers for a family in the holiday season.

Monroe Team Works Together To Support Local Longtime Customer

Monroe Team Works Together To Support Local Longtime Customer

We have some incredible customers that have chosen The Mouse for many years! We couldn’t be more thankful for customers who continue to trust our team to protect their home. Because of the longstanding relationship we have with some of our customers, our teammates try to get to know each and genuinely listen for ways we may be able to help if the time ever comes.

For our Monroe team, that time came in September when longtime customers mentioned a need for a small shed to be removed from their property. The family was unable to remove the shed on their own due to health and cost concerns, but when the need was mentioned to their Northwest Service Professional, that teammate brought the need back to their team to see if we could help.

The Monroe team came together to demolish the shed and remove the debris from the property so that the family would not have to worry about it! What only took a few hours for our team meant so much to the family.

Our teammates were grateful that the family allowed us to help in this small way. Looking for the meaningful ways to make a difference is the Northwest Way, and we are thankful to have teammates who care about their customers, as our Monroe team continues to show.

 

Human Case of Mosquito-Borne Keystone Virus

Human Case of Mosquito-Borne Keystone Virus

We’ve reached the point in summer where random showers appear out of nowhere and end just as quickly as they start. The showers can sometimes occur back to back and the sun does not have time to dry up the puddles or standing water, leaving behind the perfect breeding sites for mosquitoes. Not only are mosquitoes one of the more annoying pests, they also carry disease, endangering you and your family. West Nile and Zika are the most well-known diseases that can be spread through mosquito bites. However, in recent news, another disease has surfaced in the media, the Keystone Virus.

  1. What is the Keystone Virus? This is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. The first human case documented was in 2016 in North Central Florida. However, the virus was first discovered in Keystone, FL in 1964.
  1. Should my family and I be worried about the Keystone virus? The virus is not a cause for panic or concern like Zika. Humans infected by the Keystone virus, may exhibit a mild fever and rash, and in very rare cases it may cause encephalitis. However, it is very unlikely to exhibit any symptoms.
  1. What kind of mosquito spreads the Keystone virus? The virus is primarily transmitted by the floodwater mosquito. This mosquito is common throughout the southeastern U.S and is most active during dusk. Unlike, the Asian Tiger Mosquito, this mosquito does not breed in containers but prefers woodlands and swampy flooded areas.
  1. I think I was bitten by a mosquito and I do not feel well. What should I do? Contact your doctor or a medical professional.

Our products and mosquito reduction program have proven to help control this mosquito, but there are steps you can take in mosquito prevention as well!

  • Keep gutters clear of debris and consider installing gutter guards.
  • Eliminate any areas of standing water. If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, check that the water is draining properly.
  • Peak mosquito activity is during dusk and dawn. Minimize outdoor activity during these periods. If this is unavoidable, make sure to use insect repellent, preferably one with DEET.
  • Call a pest control professional if you suspect a problem with mosquitoes.
Northwest Exterminating’s Good Deed Team Participates in “From Hunger to Hope” Initiative with Feed My Starving Children in Gwinnett

Northwest Exterminating’s Good Deed Team Participates in “From Hunger to Hope” Initiative with Feed My Starving Children in Gwinnett

The Northwest team came together on March 8th and 9th to support the “From Hunger to Hope” initiative with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)! Northwest packed over 3,000 meals, which will be provided to children across the world to help combat hunger.

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization that works to ship meals to undernourished children with the help of volunteers and distribution partners. Their mission is “to reach everyone, until ALL are fed;” the organization has provided over 2 billion meals and counting.

“It was such an honor to get our Northwest teammates together with our Co-Presidents, Stephen and Stanford Phillips, to spend a few hours serving to make a difference,” said Kristen Milligan, Co-Director of the Good Deed Team. Each year, the Good Deed Team sets out to “bring simple, meaningful opportunities for our Northwest team to create a positive impact,” and we feel fortunate to work with many great organizations across Metro Atlanta who are inspiring change in our communities.

Over the course of the two days, the 336 volunteers successfully boxed over 200,000 meals, which will help to feed over 500 children 3 meals a day for the next year. To get involved with the FMSC or for more information, please visit their website.

Northwest Exterminating’s Good Deed Team Participates in “From Hunger to Hope” Initiative with Feed My Starving Children in Gwinnett

Northwest Exterminating's Good Deed Team Participates in “From Hunger to Hope” Initiative with Feed My Starving Children in Gwinnett

The Northwest team came together on March 8th and 9th to support the “From Hunger to Hope” initiative with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)! Northwest packed over 3,000 meals, which will be provided to children across the world to help combat hunger.
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization that works to ship meals to undernourished children with the help of volunteers and distribution partners. Their mission is “to reach everyone, until ALL are fed;” the organization has provided over 2 billion meals and counting.
“It was such an honor to get our Northwest teammates together with our Co-Presidents, Stephen and Stanford Phillips, to spend a few hours serving to make a difference,” said Kristen Milligan, Co-Director of the Good Deed Team. Each year, the Good Deed Team sets out to “bring simple, meaningful opportunities for our Northwest team to create a positive impact,” and we feel fortunate to work with many great organizations across Metro Atlanta who are inspiring change in our communities.
Over the course of the two days, the 336 volunteers successfully boxed over 200,000 meals, which will help to feed over 500 children 3 meals a day for the next year. To get involved with the FMSC or for more information, please visit their website.

Who Are The Best Wildlife Control Companies in Savannah, GA?

Who Are The Best Wildlife Control Companies in Savannah, GA?

Here at Northwest, we consider ourselves experts in Wildlife Control & Removal and can handle any critter problem – from squirrel invasions, rodent damage and contamination, to snake removal, raccoon trapping, and dead animal removal (just to name a few!). Every wildlife exclusion or removal job is unique and takes a special skill set and training to safely and effectively remove the animals and prevent them from coming back. As a homeowner, it’s important to be well-informed on your service options if and when the need for critter control arrives. That’s why we’ve put together a list of what we consider to be the top wildlife control companies in the Savannah, GA area. And while we’re highly-rated and equally equipped for the job, it’s nice to have options! Our goal is to help homeowners and business owners find solutions that work, even if it’s not through our services.

  1. First Coast Wildlife Services/Expel Wildlife Service: First Coast is a full service wildlife control company that serves Savannah and the surrounding areas. They specialize in urban and suburban wildlife removal and damage management in both residential and commercial settings. They are licensed by the GA Fish and Wildlife Commission. Established in 2010, they provide animal trapping, wildlife exclusion, dead animal removal, pest control, and insulation replacement services.
  2. Critter Control: Critter Control has been in business since 1983, serving Savannah and the surrounding areas with both residential and commercial wildlife management services. They provide humane wildlife management and specialize in vertebrate pests such as squirrels, raccoons, bats, and birds. They also offer other related environmental products and services like their Wildlife Management Supplies and Eco-Wise, their green pest control services.
  3. TruTech Wildlife Service: TruTech has been servicing Savannah and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. They offer environmentally safe animal removal services, odor control, and wildlife exclusion.
  4. Preferred Pest Control: Preferred Pest Control is a locally owned and operated pest control company that has served Savannah and the surrounding areas for over 25 years. They are licensed in the state of Georgia and use Georgia Department of Natural Resources approved methods for wildlife management and removal. They offer services for all wildlife types from alligators (up to 4 feet in length) to raccoons and snakes. They specialize in humane wildlife management techniques.
  5. Yates Astro: Yates Astro is a locally owned and operated pest control company. They were founded in 1928 and service Savannah and all its surrounding areas. They provide wildlife management and removal services and claim that “if it crawls or flies and doesn’t belong in your house” to give them a call.
  6. Trapper Jack Douglas: Trapper Jack has 45 years of experience in predator control and nuisance wildlife management. He is a licensed trapper in both Georgia and South Carolina. He will service anywhere within 100 miles of Savannah or South Carolina. He specializes in alligators, coyotes, beavers, fox, bobcats, otters, raccoons, armadillos, and wild hogs. He also offers ride along opportunities at a cost for any wildlife management requests that he gets.

In addition, here are some wildlife resources you might find helpful:

Or try these links for specific wildlife nuisance questions:

If you suspect a wildlife nuisance problem and need fast service, click below to request a quote today.

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The Best Resource for Attic Insulation in the Atlanta Area

The Best Resource for Attic Insulation in the Atlanta Area

At Northwest Exterminating, part of our motto is “Customers First,” so we thought what better way to put the customer first than to equip you with some of the top attic insulators in the Atlanta area (not including ourselves, of course!). With the cold weather coming and the hot summer months only a short time away, it is best to consider your options sooner rather than later. See some of the businesses in the Atlanta area that could be great options for your next project:

  1. Beldon: Beldon has been trusted in the Atlanta area for many years and have countless reviews for the services that they provide.
  2. Smart Space: Smart Space’s focus is how to make your home the most energy efficient. They offer comprehensive reviews of your home to determine exactly what you need, include attic insulation options.
  3. Home Team Pest Defense: Much like Northwest Exterminating, Home Team offers TAP Insulation for your attic that can also rid your attic of pests. They service Atlanta and the surrounding area!
  4. Arbor Insulation Solutions: Arbor Insulation Solutions offer a variety of insulation options and have great information on their website about the different types of insulation, how much you need and more.

Insulation can be the first step to saving money on your energy bills every month. There is a lot of information to consider when deciding to insulate your attic, but each of the websites above offer insight into what you may need! We also found a great resource through Energy Star, as you’ll want to confirm that the products used for your insulation are Energy Star rated.

One other item you may want to consider is having your home TAP insulated! For more information about TAP insulation and its wide array of benefits, check out a few helpful resources:

Don’t forget about other resources like Home Advisor, Angie’s List, Google Reviews and social media reviews to see what people are saying about the businesses you are considering! Try phrases like “TAP Insulation” or “attic insulation in Atlanta” in your search to find your perfect match in attic insulation.

Want to learn more about how Northwest Exterminating could help insulate your home AND rid of pests? Give us a call at (888) 466-7849 or click the button below!

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