La Jolla residents like the area for its beautiful climate. The city is also loved for its tight-knit community and beautiful beachfront location. The climate, moisture and food sources of the city make it an attractive place for many pests. If you live in La Jolla or another part of the San Diego metro area, you will probably need one or more of these services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs are spreading like wildfire across the state. They are unknowingly transmitted on clothing or in bags and luggage. Children can pick them up at school. Bed bugs may be picked up at the gym, in a dressing room or in a workplace. Hotels and homes of friends are common places to pick them up as well.
The blood-drinking pests are flat, brown and round or slightly elongated. They can live for a month without blood and survive most bug foggers from home improvement stores, which makes them especially hard to get rid of. Also, they breed quickly. Red bumps in a straight row on your skin shed exoskeletons, reddish-brown excrement or a musky odor may indicate a bedbug problem. They are usually found on furniture or mattresses. Professionals have effective substances for removing bed bugs, and they set up a recurring treatment schedule to ensure that the infestation is completely eradicated.
There are several types of ants in La Jolla, California. Fire ants are medically significant because they sting and have venom that can cause a severe allergic reaction in addition to pain. Carpenter ants pose a risk to your trees and eaves since they chew holes and tunnels in wood to make their homes. Argentine ants destroy the helpful outdoor ant colonies that are responsible for killing destructive pests in your garden and lawn, which means that your vegetation may die. There are several types of small black or brown ants that can enter your home through the tiniest cracks and contaminate your food supply. Also, they attract predatory pests.
Black widows are the most problematic spiders in La Jolla. They like dark moist places outdoors such as garden hoses and garbage cans. When they come indoors in search of prey, they may be hiding in kitchens, laundry rooms or bathrooms. The spiders have a red hourglass on their abdomens, and their bodies are shiny and black. If you are bitten by one, you may become ill for several days and have muscle aches. In rare instances, some people have had acute myocarditis after a bite. Hobo spiders and wolf spiders can also make you feel ill or sore if they bite. They are brown and gray. A spider problem means that you have another bug problem since spiders are predators.
If you notice any of these pests taking over your yard or entering your home, call a professional immediately. At Harbor Pest Control, we have over 65 years of experience with all types of pests and provide prompt service. Call for a free quote.