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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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Snails Taking Over Your OC Garden

Gardening is a productive and fun hobby undertaken by many people throughout Orange County. The ability to grow beautiful flowers or food is something that many people appreciate. However, other creatures enjoy a beautiful garden as well. Snails are the ...
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How to Get Rid of Silverfish in Orange County

How to Get Rid of Silverfish in Orange County Mostly found in the basement, garage, sink areas and laundry room, Silverfish in Orange County is an annoying pest that feeds mostly on paper and wallpaper. An invasion of silverfish in ...
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AMERICAN ROACH TAKING OVER

Every one of us has seen Roaches in our kitchens and dining rooms. These small nocturnal bugs could attack your house without any warning. They are terrible crawlers that stray everywhere around Orange Country, including over cooked meals, dirty dishes, ...
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Summer heat and tons of Roach Control in my home. Yikes!!!

Summer is here and with these higher temps comes a bug which thrives is such climates: the roach control. Find out the differences between American and German cockroaches that we have here in Orange County and put a stop to them ...
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Are fleas in Orange County California? You bet!

Ridding of fleas from your home or office can take time and much perseverance. They key is to be very thorough so you remove them correctly the first time around. Typically you first need to find the source of the Flea Infestation ...
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Ants in the Summer – Help!!!

Ants in the summer can be such a headache! To prevent home & business invasions of ants, keeping everything clean is a must, especially in the hot summer months. It's a great idea to clean up right after you eat and seal up any food packages ...
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Summer Time Wasp & Yellow Jacket Problems? Call Preferred Pest Control Today!

It’s almost summer again and that means yellow jackets are getting ready to bug you around your home or office! Be on the lookout for any ground wasp or yellow jacket nests and call Preferred Pest Control asap to get rid ...
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Orange County Ticks – Summer is approaching!

Summer is approaching and Ticks love the warm weather! Be careful, ticks like to attach themselves to humans and pets which can cause pain. The feeding activity of an attached hard tick can sometimes cause paralysis. Ticks are very tough pests and ...
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Common Spiders of Orange County

If you live in Orange County, Southern California like we do, you probably know all too well about the type of spiders that can overrun our cities. Keep reading if you need help dealing with any spider infestation or want ...
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Dry Climate and American Cockroaches

Cockroaches are probably the most unwanted insect that one would want invading their home. As residents of Orange County, Southern California, we know that the dry climate attracts these filthy pests. Read on to learn how to be best prepared ...
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