Los Angeles Wildlife removal We are often called upon for our professional handing of wild animals that many have learned to relate the words Animal Control Orange County with the services our professional wildlife control and animal trapping company provides. (more…)
Antelope Valley is located in northern Los Angeles County, California and the southeast portion of Kern County, California, and basically the western tip of the Mojave Desert. All points between between the Tehachapi and the San Gabriel Mountains. (more…)
So here’s a bug you might not have heard of before: the wheel bug. What is the wheel bug, you may ask? Well, it’s commonly found in many states throughout the US and is also one of the largest, land-inhabiting “true bugs” found in the US (if you want to know what a true bug is- sorry, but you’ll have to look that up yourself!). Personally, I find wheel bugs to be really interesting bugs; they have a wheel-shaped pronotal armor on their backs and can grow to be quite big (up to 1.5 inches). In addition, they are very uncommon since they camouflage so well and also are extremely shy in nature. They also are very clumsy flying insects, which, in my opinion, somewhat adds to their cute and…
Hello everyone! As you may have noticed, I haven’t been updating as much lately. I’m very sorry about that! I’ve just been prepping for my vacation! I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to update this blog while I’m away (can you blame me?), but hopefully all the wonderful posts on here written by all the authors will be able to help you out anyway. For now, I will write this very brief post on the pros and cons of do-it-yourself pest control for any new people or skeptics who may be uncertain. (more…)
I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but I have a particular fondness for spiders. I find them to be the most interesting bugs as well as one of the most misunderstood. Now, since I tend to research them so extensively, it’s led me to be a tad paranoid and scream whenever I see one in real life, but I really do find them fascinating! Can you blame me? From the Brown Recluse to the Darwin’s Bark, every spider I find seems extraordinary in one way or another. Today, I’m going to introduce you to yet another amazing arachnid: the Brazilian Wandering Spider. (more…)
Ever see a lone flying moth in your kitchen in winter? See a few holes in that flour bag? Find some crawling "worms" in cornmeal? It is not un-common to open up the ingredient containers and find a surprise ...stored product pests. (more…)
It looks like many people have problems with stink bugs all year round. In essence, unfortunately, it’s true. They make their first appearance of the year in the spring with the peak season being early in May and end their appearance during the beginnings of the fall season. With a short hibernation period, stink bugs re-appear every year, wreak havoc, and return to hibernation. It’s a painful cycle for many agricultural farmers and even homeowners. Stink bugs were introduced to the United States from Asian countries. Many people will begin noticing them late in September which is when their peak flight activity starts.
The Puss Caterpillar Remember playing with caterpillars as a kid and letting them crawl around your hands? Well, it turns out, that in some regions of the US, you want to be a lot more wary and cautious when playing with bugs. One in particular, the puss caterpillar, is known as a demon among creepy crawlers with a deceivingly cute appearance. (more…)
There are different treatment techniques that you can do inside and outside your house to control pests, we will go into several of these so you can learn more about pest control information. Spray insecticide near the nesting area or cracks such as around window and door frames. Any soil near the house should be dug over to see if there are pests inside, then spray it with insecticide. When you use insecticides, do not spray near uncovered food. Wash your hands carefully after using them and store in a cool dry place and where children cannot reach them. These are some basic, but good pest control information tips. (more…)
A lot of homes have problems with different kinds of cockroach. One of the problems is that they transmit bacterial diseases such as typhoid fever. To control this kind of pest, there are two kinds of prevention – exclusion and sanitation. Exclusion means preventing the entry of cockroaches in your home. An example of this is sealing gaps around plumbing and switch plates. It can prevent the migration of infested units to others. Also, keep doors, windows, caulk cracks and gaps close and screened. If there is a child in your house studying, inspect his/her bag. It may also contain cockroach transporting from school to home. Hope you like these pest control cockroaches tips. (more…)
Bedbugs are an objectionable pest and one of the most difficult to eradicate. That is why we have pest control bed bugs to get rid of them. They are widely distributed around the world and associated with the sleeping quarters of hotels and other dormitory facilities. In domestic residences, an infestation is usually located primarily in bedrooms. The activity of bedbugs in premises is usually detected by the irritation caused to sleepers. (more…)
Although I don’t have any dispositions against the mud dauber alone, I do have a hatred for the nest that the mud dauber left behind on my porch this season. I was appalled! At first, I did not even know what it was. After some thorough research, I found out that it was a mud dauber nest that is filled with some nasty things. For those that don’t know what a mud dauber is, read on to find out! (more…)
Noises In Attic Los Angeles County California Hearing unexplained noises above the ceiling are often a big big indicator that you may have a a bat, bird or animal living in the attic of your home. The three biggest culprits in attics are squirrels, bats, and raccoons which can live in your attic, eaves, soffits or fascia. (more…)
The fire ants, also called red ants are among the most violent and aggressive insects. They attack nearly everything that may probably harm or threaten their colony. Not many individuals are aware that the red fire ants are members of hymenoptera order in which other prominent members are insects like wasps and bees. (more…)
Scat Mats & Doors Training Notes for Best Results Doorway Checklist Experiment with different power settings. Start with low setting for small animals and high with large animals. Use the right size of mat(s) to cover the opening. Fill all gaps completely with mats or obstacles. Position Power Pack and adapter away from curious pets. Use the door to help with the training process. (more…)
Rodents, for instance rats and mice, are the most dangerous animals to get in to your house. They are known to carry very many diseases some that are even life threatening and can easily cause death. Their main targets are food but are also known to be destructive to clothes and furniture by chewing on them. In some cases, they are known to bite people and spread disease this way. (more…)
When spring time rolls around, one of the first insects you will start seeing will be sugar ants. So here is some pest biology on sugar ants!
Sugar ants are known as one of the biggest species of ants that are found in the United States which may also give them their other name of “Big Black Ants” although some subspecies of sugar ants are not limited to a black color. Their size is a huge 1/4 in. – 3/4 in. and are typically black in color (some subspecies are reddish-brown).
There are a variety of pesticides that have been produced to protect you and your family from pests and among these pesticides, insecticides is probably the most commonly used by homeowners. This is, of course, because insects will outrank most common house pests. Some of the peskiest home invaders can include cockroaches, ants, bed bugs, fleas, flies, and etc. These are all of which you may unfortunately be too familiar with. There is good news for us though. There are professional grade insect killers provided to the general public that can get rid of these critters from invading your house. (more…)
Fleas are classified as insects belonging to the pulicidae family. These pests can live on most warm blooded animals; however they seem to have a liking for rodents, dogs, human beings, opossums and cats. Flea infestation can be quite annoying especially when they are biting since they have features that make them hard to find or dislodge from their hiding place. The following are interesting facts about fleas: (more…)