Liquid Soil Treatments
w/ Termidor or Advanced Bait Stations
Monthly or One Time Service during Spring & Summer Months
Residential and Commercial
Household Pest Control, Outdoor Perimeter Treatments and/or Indoor Treatments if needed.
We offer flexible monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or single service treatments.
W. Talmadge Hulsey and his wife Jimmie founded Empire Pest Control, Inc. in December 1989.
In 1993 Talmadge hired his son Jason Hulsey.
After fifty-one years in the pest control field Talmadge has decided to retire.
Jason Hulsey will continue to operate Empire Pest Control, Inc. on the same standards Talmadge founded the company.
Bedbugs / Bed Bugs
A number of health effects may occur due to bed bugs including skin rashes, psychological effects and allergic symptoms. Diagnosis involves both finding bed bugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms. Treatment is otherwise symptomatic.
Kudzu Beetle -Stink Bug
If you see droppings, how are you to know they are from a roof rat or a common house mouse? The droppings of a roof rat are actually long and cylindrical; the droppings are the most useful tool to determine if they have infiltrated your home. These rodents are nocturnal, so catching them out and about in your home in the day does not usually happen. It is what the rat leaves behind that will help you decide how to handle them. Although there is a chance you could find them sleeping in your attic. In order to tell if the rat is an actual roof rat look for these characteristics they can be as long as 18 inches, sometimes their tails are shorter than their bodies, have large ears and have a brown to black colored fur.
Dark brown to black, 12-18 inches in length including the bald tail, stocky body, small hairy ears, small eyes and a blunt snout, adaptable to a wide range of conditions.
Nocturnal and cautious, they do not travel far from their nest. Norway rats can enter a structure through an opening as small as ½ inch. They nest in lower levels of buildings and basements and burrow outdoors in soil, under sidewalks, near streams and rivers and near garbage. Norway rats have poor agility and sight but their other senses are excellent. They are good swimmers. Foods of choice are meat, fish, and cereals. Rats will chew through almost anything to get to food or water.
Adults usually live between 6 to 12 months, generally producing 3 – 6 litters, with an average of 7 – 8 young per litter.
Norway rats consume and contaminate foodstuffs and animal feed, cause structural damages to buildings and their foundations, road ways, railroad tracks and irrigation canals. Norway rats may also transmit the following diseases to humans or livestock: murine typhus, leptospirosis, trichinosis, salmonellosis (food poisoning), and ratbite fever.
Cockroaches prefer moist, warm, dark places typical of many homes. Roaches will eat almost anything they find, including pet food, crumbs, spoiled food, paints, wallpaper pastes, and book bindings. They can carry germs from the sink or bathroom onto dishes and other food surfaces, thus spreading bacteria that cause food poisoning.
Silverfish are considered a household pest, due to their consumption and destruction of property. Although they are responsible for the contamination of food and other types of damage, they do not transmit disease.
Subterranean termites are the single greatest economic pest in the United States. These termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year to homes, historical structures, and commercial buildings. In addition to buildings, termites also consume valuable books, documents and photographs. Subterranean termites have existed for over 55 million years and are extremely good at what they do. A great deal of their success can be attributed to their cooperative behavior. Subterranean termites are social insects. This means that they live in family groups called colonies. Social insects are different from other insects (grasshoppers, cockroaches, or beetles) because each termite in the colony performs a specific job that benefits the colony as a whole. Most other insects work only for themselves. For example, each individual grasshopper will feed and reproduce itself independently of its siblings. In the termite colony, an entire group or caste of termites is responsible for feeding their parents and siblings, while another caste is responsible for reproduction. Because of this division of labor, the colony of individuals functions as a single animal. The following is a description of how a subterranean termite colony becomes established and how the different castes interact and communicate as the colony grows.