Preventive Pest Blog

  • Brown Recluse Spiders in California: Dispelling the Myth

    Picture this: it’s a sunny California day, and you can’t resist the perfect opportunity to surf at the famous Huntington Beach Pier. You walk to the garage to grab your board, turn on the light, and—yikes! A family of brown spiders is hanging out in the dark corner near your boards, appearing threatened that you’re […]

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  • California Cockroaches: Top 7 Common Types

    California is a dream destination for millions of people. Sunny weather year-round, breathtaking beaches, vibrant cultural scene, and diverse natural beauty make this West Coast state hard to resist. Unfortunately, California has become a home for unwelcome visitors such as cockroaches, commonly found scurrying around cities and inside houses or commercial properties. Southern California, in […]

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  • California Spiders: The Ultimate Guide

    California is home to a diverse collection of spiders, ranging from the common and intriguing garden spiders to the frequently misunderstood species such as the black widow. In this article, we discuss the characteristics and behaviors of various spider species found throughout the Golden State. We’ll also explain why spiders are important to our ecosystem! […]

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  • What Happens to Bugs in the Winter? Everything You Need to Know

    If you’ve lived in Southern California for long enough, you know that the warm climate is what attracts pests. Summer and spring seasons are known for mosquito bites, ant infestations, and cockroaches in the sink. But what about the wintertime? You may be surprised to hear that some bugs do come out in the winter, […]

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  • What do Fire Ants Look Like? Identify Them in 3 Simple Steps

    Ant control is important. These tiny critters breed quickly and are able to slip through the smallest crack and crevice in and around your home. In California alone, there are almost 270 ant species. With so many different types of ants, it is tricky to identify them all. However, it is possible to tell the […]

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  • Do Bugs Die or Hibernate in the Winter? Where Do They Go?

    Bugs and Winter Weather Can bugs in the home still be a concern during the winter months?   The short answer to that question is yes, although bugs aren’t as prominent during colder months as they are during warmer months, you should still be aware of bugs in and around your home.   There are […]

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  • What Pests Are Out in the Winter? From Mice to Stink Bugs to Boxelder Bugs

    Cold weather, especially for us Southern Californians, is not always welcomed. Do you know what else is undoubtedly always unwelcome? PESTS. These creatures enjoy packing up and making the move from the outdoors into your warm, inviting, and cozy home. Knowing which pests are attempting to encroach on your winter cheer can help you prevent […]

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  • The Best Time of Year to Spray Your Home and Yard for Spiders, Ants, & Other Bugs

    Let’s be honest, pest control is rarely a priority for homeowners until something goes wrong. It’s true, and this often leads to pest infestations and more costly pest control treatments. It only takes one pest infestation to learn that you need to take preventive measures when it comes to pest control. Hopefully, that one infestation […]

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  • Covid-19 Message from the Owner

    Valued Preventive Customers, Protecting your family, home, and business is what we do each day. As the COVID-19 crisis has affected all of us, we want to reassure you that we will continue to provide our essential services to protect your home and business without interruption. Pest activity doesn’t stop during this time. We remain […]

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  • How Often Should Pest Control Be Done?

    How Often Do You Really Need Pest Control Services For many home and business owners, to-do lists seem to never stop growing. Whether it’s taking out the laundry or attending work meetings, the checklist of tasks to accomplish somehow continues to get longer throughout the day. When it’s finally time to unwind, pest control probably […]

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