Preventive Pest Blog

  • 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! […]

    Read More
  • 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, […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • Do You Need Pest Control in the Winter?

    For many experts on pest control, Spring is cited as the best time of year to spray the house for bugs but while this is often true, these same experts also emphasize the importance of regular inspections. In other words, pest control is only effective when you keep on top of the matter and regular […]

    Read More
  • 3 Reasons People are Scared of Spiders

    Why Are People Scared of Spiders? There are dozens of phobias out there, from a fear of heights to a fear of clowns, but one of the more common ones is a fear of spiders (arachnophobia). Studies have found that more than 30.5% of the entire population of the United States suffers from arachnophobia, with […]

    Read More
  • How to Spot Termite Damage

    Hearing the word termites is enough to strike fear into the heart of any homeowner. These little insects can and do cause literally billions of dollars worth of damage to homes around the United States each year.  If left unchecked, termites can do untold damage to homes and buildings. That’s why it’s so important to […]

    Read More
  • 5 Signs That Most Likely Indicate a Pest Infestation

    No one wants to think about the possibility of a pest infestation in their home or business, but it’s a concern of which property owners need to be aware. Fortunately, if you know what to watch for, you can catch a pest infestation in its early stages and stop the problem before major damage is […]

    Read More