Did COVID-19 cause the Rat Infestations in Los Angeles?
If you live in the Los Angeles area you may have noticed rats in your home or backyard, rats are running rampant right now, I have never seen rodent infestations like this before, I believe it’s because of the current covid-19 pandemic situation we are experiencing. People are spending more time at home and creating […]
5 Pest Control Tips For Protecting Your Home During Winter Months
Since pests are at their peak during the summer months, homeowners sometimes forget that they need to remain vigilant in the winter as well. The cold temperatures cause pests like mice to seek shelter in warmer spots. Unfortunately, this could be your home. Below are five pest control tips to practice this winter to ensure […]
What is the difference between a rat, a mouse and a rodent?
At first glance, mice and rats seem incredibly similar. In behavior and anatomy, however, they have a lot of differences. The words rat and mouse aren’t scientifically given. Still, it’s possible to tell them apart at first glance. The Similarities Before we discuss the differences between mice and rats, let’s cover some of their similarities. Both mice and […]
Tick Prevention – For Pet Owners and Beyond
When you think about ticks, likely you think about the impact they have on animals. After all, if you have a dog or cat you probably give it a flea and tick preventative to keep them at bay. However, ticks are clearly a big problem for humans too. Not only are they annoying creatures but […]
5 Tips for Rodent Proofing Your Home for Fall
Sure as the sun rises, eventually those lazy summer days will turn to pumpkin spice everything and fall will arrive. One of the most important things you can do to prepare yourself for this eventuality is to make sure you are “rodent ready” and you have done some rat proofing. Here are five tips we’ve […]
7 Easy Ways to Avoid Rat Infestation
There are few things more terrifying to a home or business owner than the idea of a rat infestation in attic, basement or anywhere else on the property. While it’s possible to effectively exterminate rats when they have infested a space, the best solution is to avoid infestation in the first place. We’ve gathered seven […]
Rodents Under the Roof? Sure signs that you need attic pest control.
There are few things more unsettling than being woken by the sounds of scurrying above your head. Rodents in the attic don’t just disturb your sleep. They can also cause serious damage to your home. Learning to identify the signs, as well as the best ways to make these interlopers unwelcome, can save you a […]
The Cost of Pest Damage to Your Home
Most of us like to think of ourselves as living in harmony with nature. That harmony, however, goes right out the window when household pests that include rats, termites, ants and others invade your home. These pests are not just unsanitary, they can actually cause severe damage to your personal possessions, your furniture and the […]
Pest Spotlight: Silverfish
You open a box in your basement and half a dozen silvery insects speed away. What are they? Chances are good they are silverfish, a common household pest. What is a silverfish? These insects get their name from their silvery gray color and fishscale-like exoskeleton. They are typically 10 to 20 millimeters in length, with […]
California Oakworm in Coastal California
It can be extremely unsettling to see your healthy live oak trees suddenly stripped of all their leaves. When this happens, the culprit is often the California oakworm. Because the oakworm is a generally beneficial native species, it can be hard to tell when you need to treat for it and when it is best […]