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Crickets Mating Season is Here! What You Need to Know.

If Orange County homeowners and residents are noticing some chirping in and around their homes, there’s a good chance it’s crickets. Specifically, male crickets “chirp” (or sing) to woo a mate. They do this by moving their wings together, which ...
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Orange County Residents – Need to Get Rid of Silverfish?

Orange County residents and homeowners most likely have encountered silverfish scurrying on their kitchen floors, in and around pantries, or up in the attic. Virtually any place that is cool and damp is bound to attract these silvery, three-tailed flat ...
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Spiders: The Truth About Mating Habits

For Southern California residents hitting the hiking trails, be prepared to see more male tarantulas up until November. Why the sudden increase? Yep, tarantula mating season is here, which means males will be out and about in search of dormant ...
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Ants, Common Orange County Pests

One common Orange County pest that residents may see in their homes and lurking around gardens is none other than, ants. Argentine ants, especially, are attracted to sweet foods, making sweet blossoms and fruits in gardens prime targets. Not to ...
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German Roaches Go on the Move and Begin Hitchhiking

Now that it’s warmer don’t be surprised to see German roaches scuttling on floors, walls, and ceilings. German cockroach infestations are nothing new in the U.S., being one of the most common cockroach species homeowners deal with (the American cockroach ...
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Ants: Picnics and Parties

With summer here, longer days mean delicious picnics at the park and bonfires on sandy beaches. But with such memorable times alongside family and friends comes a hidden nuisance just waiting to come up and snatch picnic and party-goers’ tasty ...
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How to Avoid the Inevitable Gnats & Flies in Orange County

With one of the worst droughts in Orange County thankfully behind us, west coast residents and homeowners are now faced with a new annoyance - pesky fungus gnats and crane flies looming in and around their homes. Both are a ...
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Bees and Wasps + Other Sting Insects

While spring is nearly gone, bees and wasps are here to stay—that is until the season for such sting insects tails off in late fall. What this means for Orange County residents and homeowners? Be on the lookout for buzzing ...
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Flea season Starts in Late Spring, Are You Prepared?

As if winter flea season wasn’t enough, these jumpy creatures are back for late spring. Left unchecked, fleas can cause annoying bites, and transmit bacteria and tapeworms (gross!) to people and furry friends. However, the risk of flea-infected tapeworms for ...
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What Bird Mites Do to Birds Nesting

[photo by aewills] When homeowners think of spring-time pesky critters, bird mites probably don’t come to mind. That’s not to say they are any less of a nuisance than fellow insect cousins, fleas and lice. In fact, what makes bird mites ...
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American Roaches Love Moist, Warm Weather

3 Ways to Keep Roaches Away During Summer Out of the roughly 4,500 cockroach species, just 30 are household pests. Guess which group American roaches fall into? Yep, pests it is. And, they aren’t just any pesky critter; along with ...
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Earwigs & Other Common Landscaping Pests to Look Out For

Earwigs - a Common Pest in Orange County We have a love-hate relationship when it comes to earwigs. Under normal population growth, they snack on slugs, snails, and plant decay, which helps garden ecology flourish. But, after the rainy season ...
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Drywood Termites Start of Drywood

Information about Drywood Termites There are several different types of termites. One of the less common is known as the drywood termite, which is most prevalent in Orange County and other coastal cities in the US. Unfortunately for many homeowners, drywood termite ...
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Rodents Seek Shelter from Cold Nights and Rainy Season

Rats live in our ivy, nibble on our garden vegetables, dig into our trash, and may even bite our near and dear furry friends. To say we despise rats would be an understatement. So, when we see that February is ...
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Why Beetles Enter Your Home In Winter – And What To Do About It

In some ways, household pests are a lot like us. They need a steady source of food, which is often hard to find in the winter. And when cold weather rolls around, they scramble for any warm shelter they can ...
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Pests to Look Out for in 2018

Pests You Will Notice this Year The new year is here and, along with the cooler weather, you may not see so many pests lurking in the corners and crevices. However, they’re laying dormant, waiting for the warmer weather to come. Read ...
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Be Prepared for Spring

How to Prepare for Pests this Spring The "New Year" is upon us! Whether you're out shopping for health foods, joining a gym, or organizing your time - whatever your resolution is, we hope you're sticking to it! But can you believe ...
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Winter Pest Control In Your Home

When winter rolls around and temperatures drop, few things sound better than warming up indoors. Unfortunately for homeowners like you, it’s not just people that think this way – insects and rodents are looking for shelter, too. As pest control ...
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Why Clients Rave About Preferred Pest Control OC

We're more than just a name: Preferred Pest Control is thrilled to be Yelp’s #1 pick for pest control services in Orange County! You’ve got choices when looking for pest management solutions in Fountain Valley and the surrounding area. But not ...
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Arizona’s Bed Bug Breakout that Has Everyone Talking

Bad news for cinema fans in Glendale, AZ - bed bugs were recently spotted in an AMC theatre. Dark, warm spaces with plenty of foot traffic make an ideal place for bed bugs to call home, so it’s not terribly ...
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CARPET BEETLES DEVOUR MORE THAN RUGS

You don’t need to make use of a carpet to have Carpet Beetles. In fact, Carpet Beetles are prevalent pests found in virtually every building in Orange County area, and when left unchecked, they can cause severe damage to your ...
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KILL ROACHES THE RIGHT WAY!

When we see roaches scurrying quite happily along the bathroom floor or kitchen the first reaction for many of us is to screech with fear and then send a crushing blow to the beast from the bottom of your foot ...
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They’re back! Get rid of crickets

Crickets are small insects that make a somewhat annoying chirping noise. Prominent species of crickets include field crickets, ground crickets, and house crickets. Usually, crickets are found in temperate climates and are located in your gardens, houses, and meadows. They’re ...
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Sweating Over Bed Bugs In The OC

Bed Bugs have been mentioned in different circumstances throughout history and have been known to live alongside humans for centuries.   They are a nuisance that is making a come back all throughout LA and Orange County, plus they trouble many ...
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The German cockroach in Orange County

The most common household cockroaches in the OC home. The German Cockroach is a little species of roach with a size of about 1/2 inch to 5/8inch. They have a light brown color with 2 dark parallel lines that run ...
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