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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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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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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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Real House Pests of California

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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 »

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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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Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Americans Would Forfeit a Month’s Pay to Not Deal With Bugs

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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 »

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Bob Vila’s Must-Do Projects to Pest-Proof Your Home

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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 »

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