Harbor Pest Blog

Check back here often for new tips & tricks about pest control and for news about Harbor!
Harbor Pest

How to Seal Your Home Against Pests

No one likes unwanted visitors in their home. Pests like insects and rodents are some of the worst guests to arrive uninvited. Fortunately, there is a proven method for keeping them out of your home. Read on to discover how you can take care of it yourself. Survey the Entire Exterior The best way to keep pests out is to understand how they get in. That means finding the holes around your home that lead inside. To do this, first carefully walk around the exterior of your home in search of holes. Bring a pencil and paper with you to mark down any vulnerable spots you see. Pests only need a gap of a few millimeters to get inside. After an initial walkthrough, it’s time to get a little more thorough in your search. Put on clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, along with safety equipment, including gloves and goggles. Get...
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading
Harbor Pest

Ridding Your Home of Roaches

There might be no bug on Earth that is more despised and vilified than the cockroach. These little critters are hated almost the world over due to the fact that they bring dirt and disease wherever they go. And once they make it into your house, it is virtually impossible to get rid of them. Notice the word almost. It’s not impossible, but it is certainly an uphill battle. If you’re battling a roach infestation in your house, you’re probably ready to try just about anything to finally get them out. Looking for ideas? Here are some tips on how you can get rid of the roaches in your home. Clean Up If you have roaches, there’s a good chance it’s because you have something they want: food. If you’re not good at cleaning up after yourself, there are most likely crumbs and other messes all around your home. This literally...
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading
Harbor Pest

How to Inspect Your Home for Ants

Carpenter ants are pests alright. A colony can easily grow to 2,000 worker ants, and unfortunately, their nests are very difficult to find. In fact, carpenter ant nests can go undetected in your home for years! These ants also establish satellite colonies, which make them very difficult to get rid of. Finding Carpenter Ants Many homeowners often suspect that they have termites based on the wood damage they see, but in many cases, this damage is actually caused by carpenter ants. While termite damage is usually more severe, carpenter ants can do extensive damage to the wood structures of your home, particularly since colonies often go undetected. So how do you find carpenter ant colonies? What are the signs to look for? There are several main things. First, you may see piles of wood shavings. Carpenter ants don’t eat wood (like termites do), but instead, push it out of tunnels they...
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading
Harbor Pest

How to Prepare for a Fumigation

Harbor Pest Control, serving the San Diego area since 1948, knows that when it comes to pest control, there are few words that homeowners dread more than ‘fumigation.’ We understand. It seems like it’s a massive undertaking, and homeowners are understandably upset and overwhelmed when it’s mentioned. The good news is, fumigation doesn’t have to be a painful undertaking. It’s easy to ready your home for fumigation, and you’ll be able to spend a day out with your family while our trained, professional staff ensures that your property is pest-free when you return. If you’ve been curious about how to prepare your home for fumigation, read on. With just a few steps, you’ll be ready to go. We treat not only termites but a wide variety of the pests that like to share our beautiful city with us, including bed bugs. Getting Ready for Fumigation Services It’s important to realize that...
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading
Harbor Pest

10 Pests to Watch Out for in San Diego

Beaches, Balboa Park musicians, tacos and plenty of alcohol. These are things you can enjoy all over San Diego, California. Unfortunately, pests also like to enjoy everything San Diego has to offer, including you. So if you're living it up in San Diego, watch out. Common Bloodsucker Pests in San Diego Good night, sleep tight and don't let these bloodsuckers bite. San Diego is home to common bloodsuckers, like fleas, ticks and lice. With them, are bed bugs and mosquitos. Infestations of bed bugs are increasing and can require months of continuous treatment. From dawn to dusk, Culex mosquitoes are constantly searching for a host to bite and can be transmitters of West Nile and other viruses that can make someone really sick. Additionally, the Aedes, or "Yellow Fever" mosquitoes can transmit other diseases between people they bite. Pests that Hide in Your Walls or Kitchen Sharing is caring with these...
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading