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8 Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites Once and for All

You’re not the only one looking forward to fun summer activities. Pesky mosquitos also enjoy warmer weather, so it's best to prepare to share the great outdoors with a few insect friends. Getting rid of them isn't as easy as getting rid ...
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Treating Termite Infestation in New Construction

Treating termites before construction starts can help you defend against possible claims in the future as they frequently dwell where there is a high concentration of moisture and dampness. In old houses, these are frequent problems because they tend to live ...
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5 Ways to Get Rid of Silverfish

Of all the insect infestations you can be cursed with, silverfish might just be the most skin-crawling — right after cockroaches, of course. Silverfish are mostly a (super-creepy) nuisance pest, but they can destroy books, wallpaper, and clothes with their excrement, according to ...
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How to Kill Termites

Out of the umpteen insects, critters, rodents and other pests, termites seem to be the most dangerous ones. They are one such pest that can ruin your house’s foundation in just a few years. The worst part is that they ...
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Getting Rid of Garden Pests

It probably won’t surprise most vegetable gardeners that insects outnumber humans many millions of times over. While some insects can be beneficial for certain plants, gardeners are all too familiar with the destruction of many tiny crawly critters. Fortunately, nature ...
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4 Good ways to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard

Mosquitos aren't just an outdoor nuisance -- they're a legitimate cause for health concerns. So far, 2012 has been the worst year on record for reported cases of West Nile virus in the United States, and according to the Centers for ...
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HOW TO KEEP MOSQUITOES FROM BITING

Mosquitoes are annoying.  They also carry serious diseases, but for most of us, the issue is that they buzz, bite, and just are a nuisance.  We understand how the itching from the mosquito bite feels and how it annoying can it ...
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How to get rid of mice and rats in your house

If you have rats or mice in your house, you need to know what signs they leave, what problems they cause and how to get rid of mice and rats humanely. Our guide explains how to get rid of rodents, ...
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SPIDER!

Yes! I have definitely did the same thing! Working in Pest control can sometimes open you up to a wide variety of teasing and joking, for example, when I told my friends that I was taking up a job with ...
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How to Get Rid of Mice And Keep Them Away for Good

Mice infestation? Check out this article I've shared that helps you get rid of them and keep them away for good! Fall and winter are prime time for rodents trying to make their way into warm, cozy homes, but it's never too ...
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How To Get Rid Of A Silverfish Infestation

We know they can be really annoying, so we've shared some tips on how to get rid of that silverfish infestation! No, they don’t bite, but you can’t have them as pets either. Although silverfish may look quite creepy, they ...
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Virus Disinfection for the Workplace

People around the world work to find their new normal amid the corona virus pandemic. Business owners are looking for ways to get their employees back to work or to keep them safe as they continue to provide essential products ...
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Pests Don’t Carry COVID-19, But You Still Don’t Want Them!

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many people to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. While much of the information being provided by government and health care officials is very helpful, there’s also information being shared on social media that’s not ...
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Pest-Proofing Your Attic

Attic pests—like mice, rats, squirrels, and bats—are every homeowner’s nightmare. They bring unsanitary conditions (even disease) and can damage the house’s structure and insulation, requiring expensive repairs. Keep these unwanted house guests out with some preventative measures, courtesy of Preferred ...
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Pest Profile: Termites in Your Home

Termites are among the most dreaded household pests, and for good reason. Do you know how to identify a termite infestation? Or what to do if you suspect one? Here’s what you need to know about termites as a homeowner: ...
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Keeping Those Spring Bouquets Beautiful

We love to see flowers as a part of our home decor. Most especially this spring when flowers are all in bloom. Flowers are the ideal way to show your love, but as much as humans love flowers, so do ...
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Post-Valentine’s Day Pests

Valentine’s Day has come and gone. We shared chocolates and laughs with a loved one, attended a fun singles party, or maybe we just skipped celebrating all together this year.  While humanity was wrapped up in love (or their blankets ...
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Pests of All Seasons

Though some pests die off in winter, many thrive all year long in Southern California’s warm climate. Even those that don’t make it through the winter, lay their eggs in anticipation of the coming of spring. Since so many pests ...
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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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