Preventive Pest Blog

  • How to Tell if an Ant is a Fire Ant

    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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  • Where Do Bugs Go in the Winter

    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 quite a […]

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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 Do You Really Need Pest Control Services?

    How Often Do You Really Need Pest Control Services For many people, pest control is an afterthought and a means of removal as opposed to prevention.  But what does this mean exactly? It means that pest activity is often ignored until it happens which goes against every piece of advice from the experts. That is […]

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  • Do You Really Need Pest Control in 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 […]

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  • Why Are People 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 […]

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  • How to Spot the Damage Termites Can Do

    How to Spot the Damage Termites Can Do 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 […]

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  • Common Signs of 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 […]

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  • Protect Yourself From Kissing Bugs in California

    With the discovery of the deadly kissing bug in California, all Californians should be taking precautions to protect themselves against this harmful invader, especially since there are well-documented connections between the kissing bug and Chagas disease. Continue reading to learn more about this deadly South American pest and Chagas disease. What is Chagas Disease? Chagas […]

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  • How to Have a Great California Summer: 3 Pest Control Tips

    Ah, the glorious days of summer. California summers are the stuff dreams are made of, with trips to the beach, ice cream cone stands, and palm trees swaying in the sun. But summer is also the time when pests come out of winter hibernation, multiply, and invade homes—and Californians are not exempt from the problem. […]

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