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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 »
Researchers Reveal Top 3 Pest Troubles for 2023
As we move into 2023, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has released its list of the top three pests that will continue to be a major problem this year. According to the press release, the leading pests are rodents, termites, and bed bugs. Jim Fredericks, the VP of Public Affairs for the NPMA,… 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Traveling This Winter? Don’t Bring Bed Bugs Home!
There is no worse souvenir to bring home from vacation than bed bugs! Traveling is supposed to be fun and rejuvenating, a time to set aside everyday stresses and immerse yourself in new experiences. No one wants that new experience to involve bloodsucking tiny bugs that follow you home. But don’t cancel your vacation… 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 »
This Family Survived a Bed Bug Infestation
Firsthand accounts of the difficulties of a bed bug infestation aren’t common. That’s why we at Ecola wanted to bring it to the attention of our customers and readers. The experience of the family in this Today’s Parent magazine article is not unique. When bed bugs strike in your home, it could be a… Read More »