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Getting Rid of Rodents in 2020

If you’ve ever had a rodent issue, you know they can be pests all year long. But, oh when winter comes and temperatures get cooler, rodents seek new shelter often in your home – basements, attics, and garages. No matter ...
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How to Store Holiday Decorations—and Keep Pests Out!

Who doesn’t love the festivity of the holiday season? Each year, we gather with friends and family to celebrate another year with one another, pay respect to our beliefs, and (of course) open some gifts! However, all good things must ...
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Are There Squirrels in my Home? 5 Signs of an Infestation

Unlike some rodents, tree squirrels generally don’t hibernate in the winter. Instead, they’re likely to seek out warm areas to take shelter from the elements. Our houses, with their enclosed spaces, central heating, and potentially abundant food supplies, are a ...
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What Makes Preferred Pest Control Great? Our Customers Share Their Stories

There are plenty of pest control specialists in Orange County, but not all are equal. At Preferred Pest Control, we think of “success” as more than just eliminating infestations. That’s important too, but going above and beyond the expectations of ...
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3 Simple Tips to Ensure a Pest-Free Thanksgiving

Another Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and we here at Preferred Pest Control would like to wish a happy holiday weekend to you and your loved ones. With November comes colder weather, and that often drives outdoor pests—like ants, roaches, ...
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Why Choose Preferred Pest Control?

Let’s face it, you’ve got choices when it comes to pest control services in Orange County. Warm weather and plenty of people means a lot of homes full of critters — and lots of competition for us. So what makes ...
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Why We Have Over 175 Five Star Reviews!

Preferred Pest Control is a family owned company located at 17150 Newhope St. in Fountain Valley, CA 92646. Preferred Pest Control Orange County has over 50 years of combined industry experience, with old fashioned values like: honesty, integrity & quality service ...
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Fall Pests: Ant Infestations in Orange County

In most cold regions of the country, ants go into a dormant, hibernation-like state during the chilly fall months. But in Orange County, our temperate and balmy climate is a bit of a double-edged sword. It’s usually warm enough for ...
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Do You Still Need Pest Control During Fall?

It's been quite warm in Orange County, CA! Especially in the northern cities like Fullerton, Corona, and Orange. But when chilly fall weather comes rolling in, what could be better than staying inside and getting cozy?  Orange County residents aren’t ...
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Avoiding Insect Bites and Stings This SoCal Summer

Summer is the season of beautiful blue skies, great weather, and an abundance of outdoor activities with family and friends. There are pool parties, barbecues, and vacations which allow everyone to escape their regular routines. But, alas, summer is also ...
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Bed Bugs Versus Dust Mites – When You Need Professional Help in Southern California

Bed Bugs and Dust Mites – you don’t want either in your Orange County home! The problem is, you have to know what you have in order to eliminate them. The team at Preferred Pest Control is ready to deliver ...
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GOT FLEAS? How To Regain Control Of Your SoCal Home

As much as you love your furry family members, you certainly have no love for the fleas that often come along for the ride and infest your home. If you find your home infested with fleas, the team at Preferred ...
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Trust the Professionals to Get Rid of Spiders in Your Home

Spiders. Everywhere. Everyone recognizes spiders, eight legs, no wings, several pairs of eyes, and well, in most cases, creepy. Of course, along with the spiders come their sticky, unsightly webs. Spiders can enter your home any number of ways – seams underneath doors, ...
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Bees, Wasps, and Hornets, Oh My – Know the Differences and When to Act

A Bee? A Wasp? or a Hornet? While nearly everyone can identify the honey bee, because the species is so frequently in the news, most people don’t know the difference between stinging insects - bees, wasps, hornets, and other stinging ...
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What You Need to Know About Controlling Ants in California

How to Control Ant Problem in OC Ants, while quite pesky, aren’t really an issue in most cases when they are outside, but when they come inside your home, it’s a different story. Here on earth, ants are plentiful with more ...
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Are Bees a Problem at Your Southern California Home?

What to Do when Bees Invade Your OC Home If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve heard about the plight of the honey bees and the resulting damage their demise could cause for everyone here on planet earth ...
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How to Handle Bedbug Infestations in Orange County

When it comes to common household pests, there may be none more upsetting than bedbugs. These little bloodsuckers are enough to make anyone skittish, and are notoriously tough to eliminate. At Preferred Pest Control, bedbugs are actually something we specialize ...
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April is National Pest Management Month!

What is National Pest Management Month? So what exactly is National Pest Management Month? Every April, the National Pest Management Association celebrates the pest control industry and our role in protecting human health and property from a variety of pests and associated ...
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No Kitten Around: What You Need to Know about Rodent Control

We're not "kitten" around! Even though it's been widely portrayed that cats are a great way to regulate rodent control, when you have a real rodent problem as a resident in Orange County, you may want to take matters into ...
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How to Keep Beetles Out of Your Home

It doesn’t take much to make a beetle happy – warmth, shelter from the elements, and just a bit of food. That’s why human homes are so appealing to them. As pest control specialists, we know this all too well ...
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What You Need To Know About Termite Control in Orange County

Spring is nearly here, and with it comes warm weather, sunny skies, and uncontrolled termite reproduction. We’re sorry about that last part, but it’s important to know. The truth is, nearly every year, we see an uptick in termite infestations in Orange ...
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Spiders in Orange County – What You Need To Know

Our temperate coastal climate feels like a blessing most of the time. (Although it's been raining like crazy the past few days!) But bugs thrive in warm weather as much as we do. And Southern California is home to countless ...
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Spring Cleaning: Are Your Prepared for Warm Weather Pests in OC?

How to Prepare for Pests in Orange County Winter is finally in the rear-view mirror, and the time for tidying up is upon us. But it’s also the time when household pests start to become more active, seeking out steady ...
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Winter Pest Control in Orange County

What the days get short and the temperature drops, there’s no better way to get warm and cozy than to spend plenty of time indoors. Unfortunately, we humans aren’t alone in thinking that way. Bugs and rodents see your home ...
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Moths are Attracted to Winter Clothes

Moths in Orange County still damage residents’ and homeowners’ wool, fur, silk-, feather-, and felt-based fabrics despite slightly cooler winter temps. Do you have signs of a moth infestation? You may notice holes in clothing and even whitish larvae under ...
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