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5 Ways Pests Devalue Your Home or Commercial Property
Whether you’re in the process of selling your property or simply a property owner dedicated to upkeep, pest control is key to maintaining your property’s value and habitability. Because the value of your home is based on many factors, including its condition at the time of sale, pests such as rodents, termites, or roaches… Read More »
Christmas Tree Bugs: Avoiding the Unwanted Gift Under the Tree!
‘Tis the season to venture out in frosty weather to find your perfect Christmas tree. And for many, only a real tree will do. Going to a Christmas tree farm with the family is a favorite holiday tradition that cannot be replaced with an artificial tree coming down from the attic. The wonderful smell… Read More »
Where Do Pests Go in Winter, and How Do I Keep Them Out?
Unlike spring and summer, when the world seems like it’s teeming with insect life, the cold of winter is quiet and still. The drop in temperature has a dramatic effect on pests, as they employ a handful of techniques to help them survive winter. The pests that winter over in our climate, such as… Read More »
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 »
How To Keep Fruit Flies out of Your House This Fall
We’ve all experienced the vexing annoyance of fruit flies. These pests show up in droves when sipping on a glass of wine with friends or when you bring your garden’s bounty into the kitchen. You swat them away only to have them reappear in front of your face again within moments. According to U.C…. 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 »