Insects are a Nuisance and What to Do About Them

Insects and pests can be a huge nuisance, not to mention they can also be dangerous. If you have an infestation in your home, it is important to take care of the problem as soon as possible. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps necessary to eliminate...

How to Prepare for Termites in Fall and Winter

In California, it's been said that there is "no termite season" because termites are always a problem to be on guard for. Actually, that's not far from the truth, but different types of termites swarm at different types of year. If you're preparing your home to guard...

Top Signs of Bug Infestation When Buying a Home

California's real estate properties sell for top dollar–with or without uninvited pest guests. While competition for property listings can get heated, some potential buyers might be inclined to retract their bid if they discover that bed bugs or other insect pests...

The Lifecycle of a Termite

Termites are highly social insects that construct complex nests and elaborate caste systems, so it's not surprising that their reproduction practices and life cycle are rife with complexities too. Not all termites get to reproduce, however. Like ants, bees and wasps,...

Unique California Insects You Didn’t Know Existed

California features a unique climate that's preferable to many species of insect life. Of course, not all of these insects are preferable to humans! We've created a list for you to enjoy as you learn about the insects that you may share your home and landscape with....

Fun Facts About Termites

Although there's nothing fun about termites, there are plenty of facts about these insect pests that you might find fun — or, at least, interesting to learn about. Termites are some of California's most notorious pests. Each year, U.S. homeowners pay about $5 billion...

Yes, It’s True. Termites are Social!

Highly social and ready to mingle in a California city near you, termites love a good time. Their idea of a good time is a party at your house, and you may not even know you've invited them to show up. California's termites are among the state's chief pests. They're...

The Link Between Pests And Asthma

A common lung condition that can cause breathing difficulties, asthma often appears early on during childhood, although it can sometimes appear for the first time in adulthood. To this day, there is not cure for asthma but there are treatments that help those who...

Where Termites Live Inside California Homes

Termites are definitely the most unwelcome of all "guests" in your home. They start invading your space quietly, practically undetected until one day you start hearing them in your walls, under your hardwood flooring and practically anywhere you go inside your house,...

How to Protect Your Pets from Fleas and Ticks

How to Protect Your Pets from Fleas and Ticks Owning a pet can be an amazing experience, but that doesn't mean it's all smooth sailing. For pets in Southern California, the arrival of cooler months often means the start to flea and tick season. While generally...

Rodents, Cockroaches, Spiders

Rodents, Cockroaches, Spiders The onset of fall means many things, like turning the clocks back, shorter days, and the start of cooler weather. However, the commencement of chilly temperatures in Southern California can be a prime time for rodent, cockroaches, and...

Don’t Let Termites Stop the Sale of Your Home

Prepping for a home sale is a huge undertaking. Hiring a real estate agent, preparing property to appeal to future buyers, and making sure all legal ducks are in a row is rarely an easy process. Most homeowners are aware of inspection rules and requirements during the...

How Quickly Can Termites Eat Wood?

As most homeowners know, nothing can pose danger to a home quite like termites. Fast, insidious, and highly problematic if left unchecked, termites are a nightmare scenario for millions of property owners across California. However, knowing that termites eat quickly...

Fall 2021 Termite Tips

No one likes termites. These insect invaders can wreak havoc on homes, causing significant damage. If ignored for too long, termite troubles can cost potentially thousands of dollars to repair. Rather than letting your home fall victim to termites, it's important to...

Where Termites Live in California

Termites are a problem from coast to coast and that includes California. Much of the state of California is subject to potential damage from termites, from warm and sunny Los Angeles to cooler climates in the North. The warm, humid climate in some areas of California...

I Have a Rat in My Backyard. What Can I Do?

Your first instinct may be to cringe if you see a rat in your backyard. No one wants a rodent that can wreak havoc on the interior and exterior of your home. If rats or other rodents are present in or around your home, you will notice a strong, distinct urine smell...