Savannah Children’s Hospital Gifted Easter Baskets from Northwest Exterminating

Savannah Children’s Hospital Gifted Easter Baskets from Northwest Exterminating

The Northwest Savannah service center has a long-standing partnership with the Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. The partnership has grown over the years, allowing the team to celebrate multiple holidays with the staff and families.

The Savannah team sent out the call to Northwest’s 35+ service centers to create and donate Easter baskets for the children at the hospital. The original request was for 60 Easter baskets to be donated to each child to spread some Spring cheer. The request was overwhelmingly met, and the team was able to drop off 92 baskets filled with window clings, crayons and colored pencils, coloring books, small dolls and action figures, and other springtime treats. The team did not donate candy at the hospitals request.

The Northwest team did not want to forget to honor the nursing staff of the Hospital who goes above and beyond every day. Candy and additional treats were donated to the staff as a continued thank you!

It is truly a blessing to be able to partner with the Savannah Children’s Hospital multiple times each year and bring even a small bit of joy into the lives of these children and families. The Savannah team is so thankful to be able to have the opportunity to serve their local community this way, and they are looking forward to the other events and holidays in 2021.

To find out more about the opportunities to serve the incredible staff and families at Savannah’s Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital, please visit

Savannah Office Supports Willet Children’s Hospital in Savannah, GA

Savannah Office Supports Willet Children’s Hospital in Savannah, GA

The Savannah team is at it again! Over the last few years, the Northwest team out of the Savannah, GA office has created an amazing relationship with the staff at the Willet Children’s Hospital. The team has focused the partnership to celebrate most holidays with the families and children staying within the hospital at this time.

Each year around the December holidays, the Savannah team reaches out to all of Northwest to collect decorations for the children’s rooms. From mini Christmas trees and lights to window clings and garland, Northwest comes together to purchase and donate these items to bring a bit of holiday cheer to the hospital. This year, the team donated 20 bags of decorations so that each family could decorate their rooms together. 20 window clings were also donated for the ICU rooms.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the team was unable to drop these off and assist with the decorations this year as they have in the past, but they were thrilled to still be able to continue the tradition is some way. In addition to the decorations, they also donated bins of candy for the nursing staff as a small way to say thank you to these frontline workers for all they do.

Being able to volunteer with and donate to the Willet Children’s Hospital has been such a gift to the Savannah team who truly enjoys anytime they’re able to come together to support the families and staff. We are thankful for all the Hospital does, and we look forward to continuing the partnership into 2021.

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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Daddy Long Legs vs Daddy Long Leg Spiders

Daddy Long legs or Daddy Long legs Spider?

harvestman(daddy long leg) spider crawling on a leaf Daddy Long legs, or harvestmen, are not actually spiders.  Daddy long legs are not poisonous, have long legs and a large bulbous-looking body.  They feed on insects, which makes them helpful around the garden.  They are especially active at the time of harvest, toward the end of summer and beginning of fall.  To keep daddy long legs away, vacuum carpet, upholstery, and curtains frequently to remove spider webs, adult spiders, and egg sacs.  Be sure to dispose of the vacuum bag.  Tightly seal the trash bag to make sure eggs can’t hatch and crawl out of the bag.

Tip for preventing daddy long legs: Pour 1 cup white vinegar and 1/3 cup vanilla extract into a spray bottle and shake.  Spray areas where the daddy long legs have been spotted indoors and out.  The smell will repel the insects.

Daddy Long legs Spiders, or cellar spiders, although venomous, are not known to be harmful to humans.  Their fangs are short and they do not have enough muscle to be able to penetrate human skin.  Daddy long legs spiders are very fragile and delicate.  They are usually brown or gray in color, cylindrical in shape and their legs are very long and thin.  Daddy long legs spiders survive on others species of spiders, or on occasion they will invade other spiders’ webs and consume the host, their egg, and any prey caught in the web.  They hang upside down on their webs, which they create in dark, damp places like home cellars, caves or abandoned animal burrows.

Tip for preventing daddy long leg spiders: To keep daddy long legs spiders away you will need caulk, a vacuum cleaner, a duster, boric acid/Borax, and spider traps.  Caulk cracks in your walls, foundation, and loose window frames.  With a vacuum cleaner attachment, suck up spiders and their webs at wall corners, undersides of furniture, floors beneath appliances, crevices along the baseboards and around windows and curtains.  Insects attract daddy long legs spiders so dust frequently and repair leaking pipes and faucets both inside and out.  Sprinkle boric acid under doorways, around window sills, along baseboards, and under appliances.  Boric acid is a common ingredient in household cleaning products and is not harmful to humans and pets.  Place spider traps in areas where spiders are usually seen.

Barry Teubert
Northwest Exterminating
Savannah Service Center
[email protected]

Sand Fleas

No-see-um’s, hop-alongs, beach fleas, biting midge, punky…these are just a few of the “cute” names that sand fleas go by!   But cute they’re not!  And they are very present in the low country area of Savannah, GA!

Sand Fleas reside on the beach and in other sandy areas during warm weather, double in numbers during the spring, produce a loud whine when in groups, and feed early in the morning and late at night.  Sand flea bites may feel like a sting because they are very deep causing welts and lesions with severe pain and itching.  The female bites for the blood protein needed for her egg laying, however this saliva can trigger your body to react and the bites can cause infections and fever viruses.  Sand Fleas tend to “feed” on people with paler skin, as the skin is thinner making it easier to pierce.

To help keep these fleas at bay, try using an insect repellant similar to those used against mosquitoes.  If you are bitten, do not scratch the welts, as scratching can cause swelling, itchiness, skin redness, and can lead to sand fleas burying themselves underneath the skin allowing them to continue feeding on blood.  For bite relief, you can take a pain killer such as ibuprofen gels.  Seek medical advice should the pain or itchiness worsen.

Barry Teubert
Northwest Exterminating
Savannah Service Center Manager
[email protected]

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