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    Handling a Cockroach Problem

    Last updated 5 days 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 13 days 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, 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 20 days 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 25 days 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.

    Signs That Your House Has an Ant Infestation

    Last updated 1 month ago

    They’re at the door. No, not the friends you invited for a dinner party. Ants, and lots of them. While you should contact a reputable exterminator right away if you are at a stage where there really are ants crawling in under your front door, there are earlier signs of an ant infestation that could help you prevent this pest control problem. They include:


    Spotting ants in your home, alive or dead, is the most obvious sign that you’ve got an ant problem. Ants of many species are nocturnal and seem to know how to stay out of the way of human eyes, but they are not quite as clever as termites. If you’ve got a lot of ants, you are likely to see them soon. Keep your eyes peeled especially during the evening hours, when ants that are starving go in search of food even if you are home.

    Ant Excrement

    Ant excrement, or frass, resembles small piles of dirt or sawdust. If you spot frass in your home, keep an eye out for additional piles and get a pest solution plan in order right away.

    Rustling Noises

    A few ants feeding together typically make less noise than a single mouse. Get tens of thousands of ants together, however, and a dry, rustling sound may be heard. If you can actually hear the ants in your home, chances are you have a large visiting population. Contact your trusted pest control professional to remove ants and other pests from your property.

    Do you suspect that you may have an ant problem because you have recently seen or heard sign of ants in your Southern California home? To speak with an experienced pest control professional who can exterminate the existing ant population in your home and help you keep ants away from your home in the future, call Center Termite and Pest Control at (888) 476-9951.


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