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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...
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Don’t Squash Me! I’m a Good Bug

When you think of bugs and pests, you think of the creepy crawlers and want to reach for your shoe to squash them. You may want to think again! Some bugs are beneficial to your house and gardens. All throughout nature there are predator and prey, and good and bad. Bugs can be categorized in the same way. Bad Bugs You will have your bad bugs that will destroy or cause harm to your house and garden. These bugs will gnaw through wood, ruin your flowers and gardens, reduce the living conditions and cause discomfort. Some bad bugs include: Termites Carpenter ants Bed bugs Roaches Fire ants Snails Mealybugs Beetles Once these unwanted guests appear, it can become very costly to get rid of them. Depending on the infestation, extermination and a maintenance treatment may become a long-term solution. Good Bugs A natural defense to a bad bug is a good...
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What Kinds of Pest Problems Require Fumigation?

When many people think of pest control, the image of a tented house being prepared for fumigation often springs to mind. Fumigation is indeed an effective measure in many cases, but it's not a cure-all--and it is actually used a lot less frequently than you probably think. In fact, because the gases that are used are harmful to humans and pets, fumigation is something that should only be used under specific circumstances. Keep reading to learn more. Pests That are Commonly Treated with Fumigation By far, the pest that is most commonly treated using fumigation is the drywall termite. Unlike many pests, which can be lured out with bait and other tricks, termites tend to remain stubbornly hidden. Notoriously elusive, they will continue to wreak havoc, subsisting off of organic matter like drywall, cloth and flooring, until drastic measures are taken. Fumigation is also commonly used to eradicate powderpost beetles, which...
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Common Places Ants Can Be Found in Your Home

Ants often seek shelter inside homes when it's hot outside or they need to find a water source. Many are seen inside cabinets, especially if there are packages of food open. However, there are a few other common places that you might see ants, some that are surprising. Harbor Pest Control can come to your home to use products that kill or deter ants from taking up residence in your house and that are safe for the people and pets inside. You will usually see ants anywhere there is a water source. This includes near kitchen and bathroom sinks as well as near the shower or tub. When it's dry outside and very little water for ants to consume, they often make their way inside structures to stay hydrated and to find food. The kitchen is quite possibly the most popular location for ants in the home. It's full of food...
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Ways Spiders Can Find Their Way Into Your Home

Although most spiders found in homes are not dangerous and can actually help control insect populations, few of us like the idea of sharing our home with eight-legged arachnids. Unfortunately, the only place on Earth without spiders is Antarctica, which isn’t on most people’s list of top places to live. By understanding the various ways in which spiders can enter your home, you may be able to stop them from invading your space and avoid a move to the South Pole. Any opening, no matter how small, is a potential entry point for spiders. The first step to keeping spiders at bay is to seal up any gaps, cracks, or holes around windows, doors, pipes, and vents. Spiders can also gain entry into your home by “hitchhiking.” They can lurk inside boxes, plants, firewood, and other items that you bring into your home. When bringing in items from the outdoors or...
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