Are Ants Dangerous to Humans?
If there is any one insect that fits the description of “pest” most accurately, it is probably the ant. There is nothing more frustrating than finding they have invaded your kitchen or built a hill in your yard. Even though they are annoying, they are not dangerous–are they? Well, actually they can be. There are […]
Bugs That Hibernate in Your Home during the Winter Season
Insects can’t generate their own heat like warm-blooded animals, so they must obtain it from external sources. They have developed a number of strategies for surviving through the winter, including overwintering and migration. One of the most common overwintering strategies for insects in temperate climates is to move indoors during the winter. This typically occurs […]
Tips for Pest-Free Baking for the Holidays
As you begin your holiday baking, there is one ingredient that you certainly don’t want to encounter in your pantry–a rat! However, rats, mice, ants, weevils, and other insects can be especially attracted to this very spot in your home. Luckily, if you are willing to be proactive, it should be easy to keep pantry […]
10 Winter Pest Prevention Tips for Your Home
As winter arrives, does this mean that pests around the home are not an issue? Actually, no. Mice, rats and other household pests may be active all winter long, especially here in the Los Angeles area where temperatures seldom dip below the high 40’s. If there are food sources and warmth available, even pets that […]
Rodent Library: What Type of Rat Infestation do I Have?
If you notice rats, or signs of rats, in your home, your first instinct is probably to try and take care of the situation as soon as possible. However, it can make sense to step back and observe for a bit. The reason for this is that when you know what type of pest is […]
Five Signs You May Have an Autumn Rat Infestation
Few household pests are as frightening to home and business owners as rats. Not only are rats creepy, crawly creatures, but they also carry diseases everywhere they travel and can even destroy your building from the inside out. Luckily, a good pest control company, like American Rat Control, can rid your home of these creatures […]
Prospective Homebuyers: Are Pests in Your New Home?
Most of the time, effective pest control involves the home you’re already living in. But if you and your family are looking for a new place to hang your hat, one of the most important aspects of your home-buying process should be a thorough and professional pest control review. Making sure there are no pests […]