Did you see a mouse today?

Did you see a mouse today? Did you see a mouse today? A fuzzy little shadow in a corner of the kitchen? That would not be at all surprising. Summer and winter alike, lots of little creatures like to get indoors where it is comfortable and safe. Unfortunately, mice are not just cute little animals. They are destructive, unhygienic, and new research shows that they carry diseases such as salmonella to a degree previously unsuspected. How are they destructive? The first and most obvious way is what they do to your food. They will chew through cardboard and thin plastic

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Pest Control Companies Can Help Manage Fire Ant Invasions in Chino Hills

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Pest Control Companies Can Help Manage Fire Ant Invasions in Chino Hills Spring is close at hand and pest control companies in Chino Hills know that means before long, fire ant mounds will be popping up all over our area. Most Californians are already accustom to seeing red fire ants but this year, they may notice another biting invader in their mist. Unfortunately, black fire ants have also been making their way across the nation. Their scientific name is Solenopsis richteri and experts widely agree that the insects traveled here from South America. Their colonies started out small and were confined to

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Spring Is Here: Is It Time For A Termite Inspection?

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Spring Is Here: Is It Time For A Termite Inspection? It’s spring again and time for that annual housecleaning. Your garage might need a good clean-out and maybe your front lawn could use some work. There might, however, be one other important step that you’re missing this spring: Termite Inspection. Termites are wood-eating insects that perform an important ecological role by breaking down dead wood and returning the nutrients to the environment. Unfortunately, if left unchecked, termites might also break down the wood that makes up your home, leaving you with expensive repairs and a house that might not be safe

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Millipedes

Millipedes Millipedes are insects that are in the arthropod family and have separate sets of legs. It has several sections that make up the body and each one has a pair of legs, with several segments. Most often they are elongated and have a cylindrical shape that can be fused together to show off one. They are mistaken by many for creatures that have 1,000 legs, but despite the name there are no known species of insect that has that many appendages. The most legs that have been found on this insect type have been 400, but more commonly there

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Oriental Cockroach

Oriental Cockroach The oriental cockroach is also known as a water bug is on the larger side of the species of cockroaches that can infest a home. They can measure upwards of 1 inch in length and can seem somewhat daunting to kill upon first sight. They are brown or black in color and have a high gloss body that can shine in bright light. The females are slightly different than the male, and hide their wingless as they do have short wings that do not do anything. They are too large to fly (weight differential). The females are wider

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Silverfish

Silverfish One of the more interesting looking insects that can infest the home is one of the many different classes of Thysanura. This animal is sliver and can have a blue contrast known simply as Silverfish. Sometimes this type of creature can be called fish moth but will usually be referred to as the color coated option, as the body is a greyish silver hue. The movement of this pest is very much like a fish in the way it sways but it is of course not related to any sea life that you might find. In Brief Originally found

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Subterranean Termites

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Subterranean Termites Subterranean termites are categorized as a subsection of the insect classification of termites. They are known for building underground colonies that can have upwards of 2 million members. They create a set of mud tubes that can allow them to gain access to their primary food source and also make sure that they are not getting exposed to the air. There are several jobs that are performed within the colony, much like ants and other insects that live and work underground. They are small and only get to be around 3/8 of an inch in size. They have

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Imported Fire Ant

Imported Fire Ant One of the several hundreds of species of ants that are known is the red imported fire ant or sometimes called RIFA. Initially this insect was native to only South America, it has become one of the hardest hitting pests in a variety of countries. Unlike other types, this ant is very aggressive, bites and can cause serious damage to human skin leaving postule on the skin. In Brief As stated above this ant is quite aggressive and is more powerful than the average pest that you’ll find in your backyard. Their sting will undoubtedly hurt. Most

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Cockroaches

Cockroaches One of the smaller species of cockroaches is the German cockroach and only gets to be a little bigger than half an inch long. They can get bigger, but on average they are small, tan, brown, and nearly black with streaks. You will find these in many dwellings across the world, as they often times end up around humans. They are known to take flight, and can infest just about any sort of habitation, restaurant, or facility where humans dwell. They do not do well with cold, which is a reason why they are usually found around people. Mostly

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Fleas

Fleas If you have the signs of Flea bites on your body, you will see a bunch of red bites over a great area. You’ll have to deal with a variety of issues to get rid of them, and instead of focusing on how to get rid of them in pets and humans; we will discuss what to do if they are infesting your home. First and foremost, it’s very important to understand that you will not be able to kill them all without some serious help. You could try to use a fogger or a spray of sorts, but

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