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How to Termite-Proof New Construction
A Helpful Guide to Pre-Treating New Construction for Termites Keeping termites out of a structure is difficult enough after it’s complete. During construction, there are innumerable opportunities for these tiny critters to gain access. Being proactive and treating the property beforehand is the key to preventing future infestations. It creates an unwelcoming environment and… Read More »
Ecola Named LA Readers’ Top Choice 9 Years in a Row
When it comes to pest control, local residents know best. And in Los Angeles, Ecola Termite & Pest Control has been named the Readers’ Choice for nine years in a row by the readers of the Los Angeles Daily News. This impressive streak is a testament to the quality of service and value that… Read More »
There Are No Bugs in Our Reputation
There Are No Bugs in Our Reputation At Ecola Termite, customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We are family-owned, and everyone working with us is part of the family. From your first call to us to our final visit, our goal is to provide you with knowledgeable, courteous, and dependable service…. Read More »
New “Super-Termite” Species Invades Southern California
As if homeowners didn’t have enough to worry about, now there’s a new super-termite on the rise in California. The Formosan termite is an invasive species and a subspecies of the native-to-America subterranean termite. Pestworld says they are “the most voracious, aggressive and devious of over 2,000 termite species known to science, chewing through… Read More »
Mosquito Infestations Grow in Southern California
Summer mosquito season in California is turning out to be a doozy this year. The Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District is reporting record numbers of these annoying pests, saying “residents of Southern California don’t stand a biting chance.” Here are some of the reasons: Climate change is creating conditions in which mosquitoes thrive…. Read More »
The Travel Souvenir No One Wants To Bring Home: Bed Bugs
Out of the 80% of Americans who plan on traveling this summer, none plan to bring home any bed bugs. Yet, according to PestWorld.org, the official website of the National Pest Management Association, nearly all pest control companies have treated for bed bugs and are reporting that bed bug incidences are on the rise… Read More »
How To Defend Your Home From Cockroaches Clamoring To Escape California Heat
Residents of California who have never seen a roach in their home before are increasingly experiencing finding roaches in their homes. The Sacramento Bee reports that cockroach infestations are on the rise. This is caused mainly by the rising temperatures and drought conditions of spring and summer that bring these pests out from the… Read More »
Do You Have Termites?
Say you’re walking your dog in your neighborhood and come across a house that looks more like a circus tent. What are your next thoughts? I’m glad that’s not me! Wait, does my house have termites? Does it? In Southern California, there are two types of termites we deal with primarily, drywood and subterraneans…. Read More »
Experts Report: Invasive Pests Are Spreading In The U.S.
Did you know that a new pest is introduced into California every 60 days, on average? This may not seem like a significant number because most people don’t understand the impact that invasive species have on our lives. What Are Invasive Species? Before we can begin to care about invasive species, we need to… Read More »
What’s Mother-Approved Pest Control?
Sue Fries is the mother behind Ecola Termite & Pest Control. Known as “the termite lady,” she started Ecola 38 years ago, motivated by her struggle to care for her son with chronic asthma. Determined to find her place in the male-dominated field of pest control, she sought an alternative way to eliminate infestations… Read More »