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Pest Control in San Diego County

Pantry Pests

Stored product pests are insects that tend to gather in and around food often stored in our pantries and cabinets, such as flour, dry cereals, spices, candies and chocolates. Infested foods should be located and put in a plastic trash bag, tied up and thrown outside.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs get their name from their habit of feeding on humans while they sleep in their beds. They are found in virtually every place people tend to gather including residences, hotels, schools, offices, retail stores and even public transportation.

Earwigs

To get control of earwigs and prevent an infestation around the home, remove harborage sites such as vegetation (leaf piles, mulch piles. etc.) Seal cracks and crevices well to prevent structural entry for optimal earwig control.

Crickets

Effective ways to control crickets is to reduce areas of moisture in and around your home. Moving woodpiles away from the structure while up keeping the yards growth will help rid a population. Provide adequate ventilation in crawl spaces, basements, etc. Sealing points of entry around your home, window screens and door sweeps, will prevent intrusions of crickets as well as other insects.

Silverfish

Prevention requires the control of moist or wet areas by repairing leaky pipes and drains and eliminate or repair any moldy or wet wood. Old books, magazines, and other paper products (silverfish choice of foods) are best kept out of areas where silverfish are usually found like basements, attics and garages. It's also important to keep food items such as flour and sugar in tight containers.

Ticks

Upkeep on greenery such as: keeping grass cut low, especially around fence lines, sheds, trees, shrubs, and remove weeds, woodpiles and other debris from the yard. Inquire about treatments; especially those that focus on the edges of the lawn where it interfaces with natural areas. This method has the greatest chance of preventing the establishment of ticks in your yard. Keep pets protected and see your local veterinarian for advice and treatments such as collars or medications.

Fleas

Fleas can quickly become a big problem, prevention is the best way for pet owners to avoid a major infestation. Dogs and cats most often get infested with fleas through contact with other animals or by spending time outdoors. Fleas have the ability to jump great heights, they are easily able to hitchhike into homes while hidden in the fur of family pets. Once inside, fleas quickly multiply and infest carpets, bedding, furniture and clothing.

Pillbugs and Sowbugs

This pest is a crustacean that has become completely adapted to spending its life on land. Pillbugs and Sowbugs are similar-looking with oval bodies. Both species do not bite, sting, or transmit diseases, nor do they infest food, clothing or wood. Simply put, they are a nuisance by their presence. Pillbugs are sometimes referred to as rollie-pollies.

Roaches

Management and control for cockroaches is very important for health and safety reasons, due to the fact that cockroaches are known to cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. Including to E. coli and Salmonella, they can also spread nearly 33 kinds of bacteria.

Gophers

Pocket gophers, are often called gophers. These are burrowing rodents that are well equipped for a digging, tunneling lifestyle with their powerfully built forequarters; large-clawed front paws; fine, short fur that doesn’t cake in wet soils; small eyes and ears; and highly sensitive facial whiskers that assist with moving about in the dark.

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