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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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Dealing with Rodent Infestations in Orange County

Trouble with rodents in or around your home? It’s not uncommon here in Orange County, where high human population and a gentle climate make it easy for mice and rats to thrive both indoors and outside. If you suspect that ...
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Pantry Pests Cause a Lot of Thanksgiving Headaches

How to Prevent Pests from Invading Pantry Thanksgiving is a time to cherish with family and friends. However, if pantries and turkey dinner go unchecked, it’s chow time for pest-y Thanksgiving-crashers like Orange County German roaches, American roaches, and Oriental ...
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How to Prevent Wasps from Invading Your Home

Wasps in Orange County In October and November, Orange County homeowners, businesses, and residents can expect to see scavenging Yellow Jacket Wasps hovering over trash cans and invading picnic gatherings and other outdoor festivities. A simple swat may send flies ...
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3 Steps to Remove Unwanted Roaches in Orange County

German Roaches, American Roaches, Oriental Roaches Even with fall temperatures dropping, Orange County homeowners and residents should think twice before disposing of cockroach baits and insecticide. Cockroaches are no stranger to extreme change, having lived during (and long past!) the dinosaur ...
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Please, No Fleas! Why There’s an Outbreak in Orange County

Orange County Flea Outbreak Seriously, you're telling me these fleas won't go away? Your poor pup may be looking at you like you're crazy. Unfortunately, the slightly cooler weather in Orange County doesn’t necessarily mean fleas are going away. In ...
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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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