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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 »
Are Pests Triggering Allergy & Asthma Symptoms in Your Household?
This time of year, it’s common to suffer from sniffles and watery eyes caused by allergies to pollen or other irritants that are a hallmark of the blossoming of spring. But if your symptoms remain long after spring irritants are gone, you could be suffering from chronic allergies triggered by common household pests. Pests.org,… 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 »
Real House Pests of California
Just as in the Real Housewives series, real house pests of California provides the same level of drama. Mice and rats gnawing through electrical wires; cockroaches, ants, and pantry pests munching on favorite snacks; and bedbugs deciding to come live with you from a recent vacation are just a few scenes in this reality… Read More »
7 Pest-Prevention Tips for Apartment Building Dwellers & Managers
Apartment residents and building managers are at a disadvantage when it comes to pest prevention and pest removal. The close proximity of apartment units that share not only walls and floors but also ducts and utility passages make it easy for pests to spread from one unit to another. It’s more likely than not… Read More »
The Pests That Ruled 2021
The pests of 2021 are primarily the same ones that torment us almost every other year. So what’s so special about 2021? COVID-19 had most of us working remotely, and spending a great deal more time at home made us more aware of our pest removal needs. The National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA)Top Five… Read More »
Bob Villa Says These Bugs Are Looking to Invade Your Home This Fall
When Bob Villa talks about homeownership issues, everyone listens. He is one of the world’s most trusted authorities in caring for homes. Bob Villa doesn’t believe bugs are out to get us. They just want a lot of what we want — shelter, food and water, and a warm place to spend their winter…. Read More »
Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Americans Would Forfeit a Month’s Pay to Not Deal With Bugs
Do you despise bugs enough to give up a month’s pay to not deal with them? Apparently, two in three Americans would, according to a survey conducted by OnePoll. Scientists are not certain where or when our negative feelings for bugs originated. Science Direct believes the cause is ongoing urbanization because people display stronger… Read More »
Bob Vila’s Must-Do Projects to Pest-Proof Your Home
The Smithsonian Institute estimates that there are about 10 quintillion individual insects alive in the world. That’s a number with 19 zeros! In the United States alone, there are 91,000 insect species, so it would be nearly impossible for any homeowner to disregard the possibility of a pest infestation at some time. The good… Read More »