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    Dangers of Backyard Beehives

    Last updated 4 days ago

    Bees play an important role in the lives of flowers and some fruits, but they can be dangerous to humans. If you have a beehive in your backyard, keep reading to find out about the dangers it may be posing to you and your family.

    One of the most common dangers of backyard beehives is the increased potential for bee stings. Bee stings are not only painful but they also cause swelling and eventually itching. If you have a whole beehive in your backyard, you are susceptible to stings from multiple bees. Many people are also allergic to bees, which makes their stings much more uncomfortable. If a bee stings an allergic person, he or she may experience fainting, vomiting, and even closing of the threat. In this case, multiple bee stings could be deadly.

    Do you have a beehive in your backyard? If you do, call Center Termite and Pest Control at (888) 476-9951. We are a pest and rodent control service that takes care of the Orange County and Riverside County areas. If you would like to know more about us, please do not hesitate to visit our website.

    Battling Bed Bugs in America

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Bed bugs are becoming an increasingly larger problem in America, scaling up by 500 percent over the past 5 years. With more cases of bed bug infestations, more methods of fighting back have been developed. Watch this video to find out how America is battling bed bugs.

    Bed bugs are now being spotted in places like libraries, movie theaters, and retail stores. This is especially common in urban areas like New York City. They travel to these areas by riding in people’s belongings and on their clothes. Although they are becoming more resistant to pesticides, exterminators are harnessing extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, to eliminate them.

    Center Termite and Pest Control is proud to serve the Los Angeles area with termite, rodent, and other pest control treatments. Visit our website to find out more about our services. If you live in the area, call (888) 476-9951 or stop by and see us today.

    Scheduling a Termite Inspection Before You Buy a New Home

    Last updated 23 days ago

    There are many components of a new home that you should examine before moving in or even making a purchase. One of these aspects of new homeownership is a termite inspection. Here is a look at scheduling a termite inspection before you buy a new home.

    What Termites Do

    Termites are small, ant-like pests that feed off of wood. They do not leave a very noticeable trail in the beginning stages of an infestation, so they can be hard to identify except by professionals. As termite colonies grow, they consume more and more wood, which can eventually compromise an affected structure’s integrity. Termites dig their way inside of wood and then eat their way out. Certain adult termites have wings, so they may infest neighboring areas and expand their colonies.

    What an Inspection Can Reveal

    When you have a home professionally inspected for termites, you will be presented with a few key pieces of information. Firstly, a pest control professional can identify termite colonies when they are in their early stages and deal with the problem before any damage is done. If there are other threatening pests in the area, your expert can identify them as well. If your exterminator does find signs of infestation, he or she will be able to determine whether the infestation is still active or the termites have been exterminated.

    How This Can Benefit the Buyer

    Termites can cause major damage that can lead to expensive repairs. If you find that a home’s structural integrity is compromised by termites, you should not make an offer unless the homeowner is willing to pay for treatment. Unless there is already substantial damage due to the infestation, the homeowner can still have the termites exterminated and maintain a structurally sound home to sell to the potential buyer.

    Schedule a termite inspection for your potential new home with Center Termite and Pest Control. We provide the Los Angeles area with termite fumigation and extermination as well as rodent control. Find out more about our exterminator and pest control services by visiting our website or calling us at (888) 476-9951 today.

    Bed Bug Infestation Continues to Plague U.S. Cities in 2014

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Bed bugs are blood-sucking pests that tend to live in furniture, thus the name “bed bugs.” Unfortunately, infestations have not slowed down in recent years; rather, they have increased in number. Keep reading for more information about the bed bug infestation that continues to plague U.S. cities in 2014.

    Causes

    While anyone can be subjected to a nasty bed bug infestation, there are factors that make this more likely to occur. One of the biggest factors is clutter. Clutter-filled homes tend to prevent infestation sufferers from being able to effectively exterminate their bed bugs. Another reason this infestation continues to worsen is that customers often fail to take the advice of professionals. It is important to do as your pest control professional says in order to fully and effectively treat the problem. Another cause of the American city bed bug infestation problem is re-infestation, which occurs when bed bugs return to a previously infested location.

    Locations

    Certain areas are more prone to bed bug infestation than others. Hotels are the most popular places for bed bugs to infest. Since bed bugs live in furniture and feed on human blood, a hotel is a perfect place for an infestation. College dormitories and nursing homes are also popular because different people sleep in an infested bed and spread the infestation. Infestations are also commonly seen in office buildings, schools, hospitals, and public transportation.

    Timing

    Bed bugs can show up at any time of the year, but different factors cause them to be more of a problem during the summer. It could be that it is harder for them to survive in colder temperatures during the winter, and it could also have to do with the summer being a time of more frequent travel.

    If you suffer from a bed bug infestation, call Center Termite and Pest Control at (888) 476-9951. We are an exterminator service that provides the Los Angeles area with pest and rodent control. For more information about our pest control business, feel free to visit our website. If you live in the area, stop in today to find out more.

    Keeping Your Pets Safe from Summer Pests

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Summertime pests pose not only a risk to your human family, but to your four-legged family members as well. Dogs can be at particular risk because they are often let outside, where their curious nature has them exploring every rock, root, and crevice. Mosquito bites can cause the same discomfort in your dog as they do in you; they can also transmit heartworm, a potentially deadly condition. Ticks can pose a health threat by transmitting Lyme disease. Vaccinating your pet against both heartworm and Lyme disease and using an animal-safe pest repellant will protect your pet’s health this summer. Additionally, keep your yard and your landscaping trimmed and neat to reduce its appeal for ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests. 

    Center Termite and Pest Control offers residential pest control services throughout the Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside areas. Contact us today by calling (888) 476-9951 to find out how we can protect your home, your family, and your pets from pests all year long. We also invite you to check out our website for more information about common California pests and how to eliminate them. 

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