I am JJ McCool, president and owner of Wildlife Solutions, Inc. My staff and I are excited to announce our expansion into insect pest control with the introduction of WSI PEST MANAGEMENT.

You can expect the same high level of customer service and local feel that we strive to make our hallmark. Leading the charge to make WSI PEST MANAGEMENT your local pest control choice is the latest addition to our crew, Fred Pierce. Fred is a fourth generation Baldwin county native with over a decade of experience as a professional pest control operator.

If you are tired of the “1-800” nationwide outfits and speaking to someone not even in the same state or possibly the country, then make the switch to someone that knows 181 and 27 are the same road. Give Fred a call or text to set up a free consultation and quote to put an end to all your pesky insect problems.

Yellow Jacket Control

Yellow jacket stings pose significant health threats to humans, as they are territorial and will sting if threatened. They are known to sting repeatedly and can cause allergic reactions. Yellow jackets and other stinging insects send over 500,000 people to the emergency room each year.

Call a pest professional if you suspect yellow jacket activity on the property. Because of their tendency to sting when threatened, yellow jacket control requires specialized equipment and safety precautions.

Millipede Control

Millipedes normally live in cool, damp places such as those found under stones, leaf mold, mulch, compost heaps, piles of grass clippings, and brick pathways. At certain times of the year millipedes become restless and migrate from their normal living places; they appear in window wells, basements, garages and other places where they become an annoyance.


Centipedes or “hundred-leggers” are predators that use sharp fangs to inject venom into the insects and other small creatures on which they feed. Centipedes are usually active at night and hide in cracks or under objects. They prefer dark, humid areas under rocks, mulch, leaf litter, or beneath loose bark in rotting logs. Individual centipedes may live for a year or more.

Centipedes can enter homes by crawling under doors or through most any small opening, such as where pipes or wires enter a structure. Once inside, they may be anywhere in the house but tend to favor undisturbed areas in garages, bathrooms, basements, and crawl spaces which provide hiding spaces and food.


Fleas can transmit a number of diseases to man, most important of which is plague. In the 14th Century, this disease, known as the “Black Death”, killed a quarter of the population of Europe (some 25 million people). In 1665, an epidemic in London killed 70,000 persons out of a total population of 460,000.

In 1900, the plague came to North America. From 1900 to 1925, 432 cases were reported in the United States. There have been no epidemics of plague reported in the United States since 1925, but plague is present in the wild rodent populations of the western states, and generally a few cases of plague, in humans, occur each year from this source. In 1980, nine cases of plague were reported (five from New Mexico, two from California and two from Nevada).


The name earwig, which literally means “ear creature,” originated from the widespread superstition that these insects crawl into the ears of sleeping people. Moreover, many individuals believed that once the earwig gained access into the human ear, it could bore into the brain. Actually these insects do not crawl into the human ear.

The most distinguishing physical feature of the earwig is the claw-like forceps (or cerci) located on the end of the abdomen. These forceps are straight-sided on most females, but are more pincer-like on males. Earwigs use their forceps mainly as protective weapons, but they also use them to capture prey.

Earwigs are active at night and hide during the day in cracks and crevices. They are mainly scavengers and occasionally feed on plants. The eggs are laid in burrows in the ground and most species overwinter as adults.

German Cockroach

The German cockroach is the most common cockroach species in houses, apartments, restaurants, hotels, and other institutions. Females produce a light brown, purse-shaped egg capsule that is less than 1/4 inch long and contains two rows of eggs. Each capsule contains up to 48 eggs (usually 30 to 48), and adult females usually produce from four to eight egg capsules during their lifetime.