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New “Super-Termite” Species Invades Southern California

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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 »

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The Value of a Whole House Termite Warranty

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Ecola Termite & Pest Control  offers two types of termite treatment options, a localized treatment, which includes a one-year warranty on the areas treated, or a more comprehensive treatment, which includes a two-year full structure warranty. Typically, we recommend comprehensive treatments. That’s because the material we use stays in the wood and will continue… Read More »

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The Travel Souvenir No One Wants To Bring Home: Bed Bugs

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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 »

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How To Defend Your Home From Cockroaches Clamoring To Escape California Heat

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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 »

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Do You Have Termites?

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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 »

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Experts Report: Invasive Pests Are Spreading In The U.S.

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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 »

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What’s Mother-Approved Pest Control?

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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 »

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Spring is Prime Termite Season

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Spring usually brings to mind budding flowers and singing birds. But, for homeowners, it also signals the beginning of prime termite season. Spring is when termites emerge from their nests to mate and swarm in search of a location to establish a new colony. Swarming always occurs when the weather begins to warm and… Read More »

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7 Pest-Prevention Tips for Apartment Building Dwellers & Managers

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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 »

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Can I Avoid Fumigation?

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No other nuisance pest causes as much damage to homes as termites. The National Pest Management Association estimates that it costs American homeowners over $5 billion each year repairing homes from the damage of these tiny terrors. While fumigation has been the long-accepted method for exterminating termites, times have changed. Less toxic methods have… Read More »

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