Can Ants Damage My Home?

Ants have colonized every landmass on Earth, except for Antarctica and a handful of remote or unlivable islands. They can form 15 to 25 percent of terrestrial animal biomass in any given ecosystem. Out of an estimated total of 22,000 species, over 12,500 ant species have been identified. Ants are some of the most widespread pests in the country. Some, like the Pharaoh ant, will infest your food and transmit diseases and pathogens. Most ants are just a nuisance. However, one ant that will cause physical damage to your home is the carpenter ant. About Carpenter Ants Carpenter ants are…

Best Way to Catch a Mouse on Your Own

Mice and humans have an interesting relationship. We keep them as pets. Their body and organ structures match humans to a high degree, making these cute little critters perfect for lab experiments. As helpful as domesticated mice are, the average wild mice can be a bit of a pest, invading your home, getting into your home, and being a generally lousy guest. If you have a mouse in the house, what are some of the best ways to catch it? The Standard Trap When you think mousetraps, you’ll probably have the classic spring-loaded mousetrap in mind. These traps have been…

Common Misconceptions of Cockroaches

Cockroaches are a common insect. Out of 4,500 species, about 30 are associated with human habitats. Four of those 30 species are well-known household pests. While there’s no doubt that cockroaches are pesky creatures, there are several prevailing myths and misconceptions surrounding the behaviors and lives of these insects. Here are just a few of those myths. 1. Cockroaches only infiltrate homes that are dirty and in need of maintenance. Cockroaches are often associated with dank, dirty, disgusting environments, and while they do enjoy characteristically damp environments, they are not picky about the homes they infiltrate. Cockroaches can enter even…

Common Southern California Pests and Their Seasons

Southern California is home to Hollywood, theme parks, endless sandy beaches, warm weather all year, and plenty of interesting characters. As lovely and picturesque as Southern California is, it’s not entirely free of its problems. Insects and pests cover all areas of the globe, and sunny Southern California is no exception. Winter Southern California is usually treated to a temperate winter. But still, the drop in temperature encourages some pests to find warmth and shelter in our homes. House mouse: The house mouse is one of the most common species of mice in the world and, as you can imagine…

Is Ongoing Pest Control Service Right for Me?

Whether you’re at a picnic or lounging around the house, you’re bound to encounter pests in your life. Most people think about professional pest control only after seeing the ants or termites or hearing the mice scratching around upstairs. But by then, the problem has already escalated. Remember this hint when it comes to pest control: proactive instead of reactive. Here are a handful of reasons to invest in a professional ongoing pest control service. 1. Pests are known to carry a variety of diseases. Pests can carry any number of easily transmittable diseases, which is an especially prevailing issue…