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Keeping Stink Bugs Away
Stink bugs are not only invasive because of their propensity to invade our homes in the fall, but because they are considered an invasive species to the United States. First discovered in 1996 in Pennsylvania, these insects are quickly spreading throughout the country. Native to China, Japan, and Korea, stink bugs are not a… Read More »
The Most Dangerous Bugs of Summer Call for Different Solutions
Summer is in full swing. Time to enjoy outdoor fun with family and friends. No one wants to think about dangerous bugs and the harm they might cause. Dangerous bugs are those that pose a danger to our health and our property. Here are some of the most common culprits and how we can… 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 »
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 »