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    Examining Some Popular Cockroach Extermination Techniques

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Humans have been dealing with cockroaches since the dawn of time. Fortunately, modern exterminating techniques tipped the scales in the fight against cockroaches. When you contact a pest control company in Los Angeles to deal with your cockroach problem, an exterminator will determine the extent of the infestation and recommend the appropriate treatment or solution to rid your home of cockroaches for good. Some of the most popular cockroach extermination techniques include: 

    Cockroach Baiting

    Although the technique itself isn’t new, the baits themselves have become more sophisticated and even deadlier to unsuspecting cockroaches. Some cockroach baits kill slowly, which allow toxicants to pass through the insect’s gut and be excreted in its droppings. Young cockroach nymphs feed on these droppings and die. There are also bait products that can kill cockroaches on contact.

    Insecticide Dusts

    Insecticide dusts are another excellent weapon against cockroaches. Dusts can provide thorough treatment to almost all surfaces within a hidden void where cockroaches might harbor or travel. They are also capable of providing long-term residual control. For more sensitive home environments, ask your pest control provider about organic sprays and powders.

    Vacuum Removal

    Depending on the extent of your cockroach problem, your exterminator may vacuum high numbers of roaches before installing bait trays or applying powders and sprays. If your pest control provider recommends vacuuming, make sure a HEPA vacuum is used to prevent cockroach allergens from being distributed throughout your home.

    Cockroaches don’t stand a chance against the experts at Center Termite & Pest Control. Our experienced and professional exterminators can deal with any pest problem you have. We also provide preventative treatments to make sure roaches and other pests don’t become a problem in your home. Contact us online or call us toll-free today at (888) 476-9951 to schedule pest control for your home.

    Handling a Cockroach Problem

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Cockroaches are hearty and resilient pests, but that doesn’t mean your home has to be overrun with roaches. The best form of treatment is preventative in nature, which means doing everything you can to keep termites out of your home. Install door sweeps on all exterior doors and keep clean up debris and food waste quickly. Also try to seal up all cracks and crevices around your home to prevent roaches from sneaking in undetected. Watch this short video clip for more tips on handling a cockroach problem.

    If you have a cockroach problem, contact the professional exterminators at Center Termite & Pest Control. We offer the best products, treatments, and solutions to rid your home of cockroaches. Visit our website to learn about our pest control treatments or call us today at (888) 476-9951 to schedule an appointment to learn about the safest and most effective method to rid your home of existing pests and prevent future infestations.

    What Homeowners Need to Know about Rodents

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Rodents are dirty, dangerous, and destructive pests. In addition to being a nuisance, rodents can cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars in property damage after chewing through electrical wiring, insulation, plumbing, and drywall. Rodents also carry and spread a number of diseases that can make your family and pets very sick. Because of the staggering reproductive potential of a single pair of rats or mice, consult a rodent control professional in Los Angeles at the first sign of rodent activity in your home. Here are some important things you need to know about rodents.

    Where Rodent Infestations Occur Most Frequently

    Rats and mice can live anywhere in your home. However, there are certain areas that are more prone to rodent infestations. Knowing where to look for signs of rat and mice activity can help you recognize an infestation before it gets out of control and results in serious damage. Rodent infestations most frequently occur in the kitchen, basement, and attic.

    Worse Time of the Year for Rodent Problems

    Rodent infestations are a major concern in the fall and winter. According to PestWorld.org, 45 percent of rodent infestations occur during this time of the year. The reason for this spike in rodent activity during the fall and winter is that rats and mice seek shelter from the cold. Be on the lookout for signs of rats and mice all year round, but be especially vigilant during the cooler months.

    Top Rodent-Proofing Tips

    One of the best ways to keep rodents out of your home is by sealing cracks and holes on the outside of your home. Mice can squeeze through openings the size of a dime, so seal up even small holes and cracks. Additionally, try to eliminate all moisture sites around your home, including leaking pipes and clogged drains. You should also store firewood at least 20 feet from your home and five feet off the ground.

    If you have a rodent problem, contact the rodent exterminators at Center Termite & Pest Control. We provide exceptional rodent control services for homeowners in Los Angeles, Riverside, and the greater Orange County area. Call us at (888) 476-9951 to schedule an appointment.

    Avoiding Bedbugs When You Travel

    Last updated 2 months ago

    With the worldwide resurgence of bedbugs, it’s important that you take precautions while traveling to avoid bringing these pesky bloodsuckers home with you. First, be sure to carefully inspect your hotel room for signs of bed bugs before unpacking. If you notice dark spots on the bedding or see live or dead bedbugs, ask to be moved to another room—preferably not a room directly adjacent to the room with the bedbugs. Even if the room seems clear, keep your suitcase off the ground. When you return home, wash all your clothing and inspect the inside of your luggage for bedbugs before putting away.

    If you do happen to bring more than souvenirs and memories home with you, consult Center Termite & Pest Control. We provide effective bedbug treatment throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to learn more about our pest control services or call us today at (888) 476-9951 to schedule a bedbug inspection with one of our exterminators.

    Incredible Termite Facts

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Everyone knows that they do not want termites on their property, but few people know much about the eusocial insects beyond that they eat wood and hide away between walls. If you are looking to learn a bit more about the termite colony structure and the monstrous damage termites are capable of causing, here are some facts that may interest you.

    Termites do not sleep. They feed 24/7, and they feed in large groups. Each termite has a specific job within its colony. Some termites are in charge of eating and delivering food to others, while some are in charge of protecting the colony’s lair and works. Put all of these facts together, and acknowledge that there could, in theory, be more than one million worker termites from a single colony feeding on your property without you knowing it.

    Are you concerned that termites might be eating away at your home or wood landscaping features? Has it been a while since your last pest inspection? To speak with a termite extermination professional that can inspect your Southern California home and provide any termite fumigation services you require, call Center Termite & Pest Control at (888) 476-9951.

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