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Where You Can Find Mosquitoes

mosquito plMosquitoes thrive in San Diego and across Southern California. They're not only found up the Pacific Coast but also across the southern parts of the U.S. These insects infest most of the country, including the Northeast and the Midwest. Though their numbers fall off toward the Rockies, it's hard to escape from them no matter where you go. 3 Common Mosquito Areas in Your Yard Kids' Pools San Diego may have more tolerable temperatures than the rest of Southern California, but it still gets hot enough to fill up the kiddie pool. If it's full and the kids never use it, the water may become stagnant after a week or two. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, laying as many as 200 eggs at a time. If the kids aren't using it, always empty the kiddie pool to prevent a mosquito infestation. Flowerpots It's normal to leave flowerpots sitting outside,...
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5 Surprising Myths About Bed Bugs

bedbug cardBed bugs are a homeowner's worst nightmare. Waking up to find bed bug bites on your body can be horrific when you do not know how to manage these pests. Many homeowners feel as though they can do nothing about bed bugs, and they learn to accept them as an unavoidable part of life. In reality, there are many actions you can take to eliminate bed bugs in your home.1. Only Filthy Homes Attract Bed BugsMany people assume that only the most messy homes attract bed bugs. Unfortunately, homeowners who experience bed bug problems often assume that removing clutter and scrubbing surfaces will make bed bugs go away. Although filthy homes are more prone to bed bug infestations, the reality is that any home can attract bed bugs. You should not, therefore, feel as though your bed bug problems mean that you are not doing enough to keep your home clean. 2....
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Top 5 Winter Pests

ant cardAlthough winters are milder in California than many other parts of the country, the cooler months still bring about changes in the activity of common pests. Insects, being cold-blooded, frequently hibernate during the winter. However, the presence of warm, climate-controlled homes and a steady source of food and water can lead some bugs to venture indoors rather than go into hiding throughout the colder months. Rodents, too, tend to seek out shelter in homes and crawlspaces when the weather turns cold. For this reason, you may find your home with more unwanted visitors during the winter than you'd like. Here are a few pests to keep an eye out for:  1.) Ground Squirrels This rodent poses more of a threat to your yard and garden than to your home, but it can be a real pest during California winters. The California Ground Squirrel breeds during the winter, and they are very active...
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Most Common Pests That Infest Coastal Homes

When you live on the coast, there are advantages and disadvantages. You can view the beautiful sun as it glistens over the ocean. There's always something to do, such as swimming in the ocean or enjoying one of the activities in the city. However, there are a few pests that can make their way inside the home that might make living on the coast a bit bothersome. Fortunately, you can contact Harbor Pest Control to eliminate the pests that are calling your house their home. Black widow spiders are often seen in the area. The female of the species is the one to watch out for as she has all the venom where the male generally doesn't pose any harm to people. The black widow will spin a web that doesn't really look like a web. She is black in color with a small red hourglass shape on her abdomen. The...
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Which Spiders Should Spook You This Halloween Season?

The Halloween season is full of things that look frightening, such as witches and ghosts. However, there are also a few spiders that you need to watch out for in the San Diego area. These spiders might be small in size for the most part, but they look scary and can cause pain and possible damage to the body if you are bitten by one of them. The Western Black Widow is the most common pest seen in the San Diego area. Even though a widow bite can be painful, it rarely causes death to humans. You can find the spider inside the home as well as outside, but the spider tends to enjoy living under logs and in dark places more than being in a home where there is a lot of activity. However, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't let a company like Harbor Pest Control treat the exterior...
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