Posts Tagged Pest Control

4 Preventive Measures to Take in Your Chino Hills, CA Home to Eliminate a Possible Pest Invasion

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Whether they’ve crawled through cracks leading into your home or they’ve hitched a one way ticket on a box coming from your garage, a pest invasion can happen to anybody. Implementing preventive measures at your home in Chino Hills, CA is key to lowering the possibility of a major infestation. Below are 4 tips to help you guard your house against any unwanted visitors. Proper Food Storage and Cleanup Food attracts a variety of pests, so one of your biggest defenses against them is removing the food source. Cleaning up crumbs immediately and putting food back in your fridge and cabinets

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California Pest Control Pros Discuss Cool Weather, Roof Rat Troubles

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With the colder weather now upon us, many of California’s creatures are scrambling for somewhere warm to reside until spring. Thus, it is not uncommon for residents to begin to notice that their homes have been invaded by some of the Golden State’s most infamous residents. One uninvited resident that tends to show up quite frequently is the roof rat. In California, roof rats tend to weigh less than a pound and grow up to 17.5 inches long. They typically have big ears, long tails and dark hair. Depending on the individual roof rat, its hair may be black, dark

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Why Hire an Exterminator?

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Many people wonder whether they need to hire an exterminator or if they can handle the vermin themselves. Here are a few reasons why hiring an exterminator can make your life much easier and less stressful. Pest control experts can protect your home from any type of infestation. They are trained and prepared to handle anything. Most pests reproduce at amazing rates, making their complete removal very difficult and sometimes impossible for homeowners. Exterminators have the experience necessary to get to a colony’s source and eradicate it. Their service is guaranteed. Once you hire them you don’t have to worry about the

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Argentine Ants

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Amongst the many characterizations of insects, one of the most common pests that you’ll find in the home can be simply called ants. However, when it comes to extermination, knowing what you’re dealing with is key to getting the right solution for the problem. In the case of Argentine Ants, specific extermination is required. With that in mind, it’s also important to know a little bit of information about the species and what to look out for, in case you need to call an exterminator. In Brief This type of insect is native to South American countries, but in the

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Organic Methods to Stopping Ants From Entering Your Garden or Home

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When ants enter your home for the summer, chances are you’re going to go buy a can of ant spray or ant traps for a quick fix. These might be considered the fast food of doing away with ants since any can of Raid can take care of an insect problem temporarily. Long term, though, getting rid of ants without professional help can be a challenge. In some cases, that particular spray could potentially cause health problems if it’s inhaled too often around your home. It’s why you may prefer to use organic methods to get rid of ants. Various

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Wasps and Hornets Require Professional Pest Control

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Have you suddenly noticed wasps or hornets around your home? Have you been stung or are you afraid you or your children might be stung? Then it’s time to call a professional pest control service to take care of this serious problem. There are many types of wasps and they can be difficult to identify for a non-professional. Each type may have different habitats and different remediation techniques. They can live in the ground, under a rock, behind the wood shutters on your home, or burrow into your wood siding. If they work their way through your walls, they can

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Carpenter Ants: The Other Wood Destroying Pests

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Termites are not the only pests that threaten the integrity of your house. An infestation of carpenter ants nesting within your walls will also corrupt your home’s structural soundness. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat wood, they instead burrow their way through damp or decayed wood to create nests and tunnels. You will most likely find a nest of carpenter ants in hollow doors, wall voids, and insulation. If a colony of ants is not taken care of, they will reproduce at a rapid pace, leaving your walls filled with thousands of tiny pests. Finding small piles of wood shavings mixed

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Are spiders becoming a problem in your home?

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When people think of pests, spiders aren’t usually the first creatures that come to mind.  Most species aren’t harmful to human beings, and they’re known for devouring insects such as mites and flies that have made their way into your home or backyard.  An occasional small and harmless spider, making a little web in a corner of a room, typically isn’t a big problem and can be disposed of easily if needed. Problems with spiders arise when they become too great in number, and when the ones in your home are of a more dangerous variety. When there are too

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Ants: The Pests Many Homeowners Deal With

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Once you have ants inside your home, it may appear as though they keep multiplying, right before your eyes. These pesky bugs just won’t go away. Once you swat one away, there are ten other ants right behind that one. The reason for this is ants live and travel in colonies with a queen ant that lays the eggs and the rest of the colony is made up of worker ants. These ants work together to find food and shelter for the colony. Ants communicate with each other, by leaving a chemical message that whose pheromones other ants can only

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Ant Control – Simple Solutions

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When an ant problem first presents itself, most people reach for the ant spray. But the truth is that ant sprays are ineffective for keeping ants at bay because they will only deter the ants from that particular spot for a certain amount of time, which is until the spray wears or is washed off. Ant baits, on the other hand, are a very effective tool against ants. The best kind of ant bait in a self-contained station that you place directly near the trail of ants. The bait used is a slow-acting poison. The foraging ants then enter the

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