Wild Wild Pest Control: San Diego is home to a wide range of pests that can cause serious problems. If you’re dealing with a pest problem in your home, it’s best to hire a professional to get the job done right.
A qualified pest control company will have all the licenses and certifications needed to provide effective service. They should also have a strong reputation in your area.
San Diego is home to many different pests, but termites are one of the most destructive. They eat wood and other plant material, causing serious structural damage to homes and buildings.
The best way to protect your property from termites is to get an expert inspection from a qualified San Diego pest control company. These professionals will be able to create a plan for your home that will ensure termites are kept away from your property and that you never have to worry about the destruction they can cause.
Termites are secretive creatures and can be hard to spot, which is why it’s important to call in a termite specialist as soon as you notice any signs of activity. You’ll want to look out for swarms of winged termites, discarded wings from those insects, mud tubes in crawl spaces or on wooden beams, and hollow-sounding wood.
Besides destroying your home, termites are also a hazard to your family’s health. The bites they leave behind can trigger allergies in some people, and some are venomous.
Bed bugs are one of the most invasive pest problems in California. They can cause uncomfortable bites, and can spread quickly from one infested room to several in a hotel or apartment complex.
San Diego Pest Control can help you get rid of your bed bug infestation. We use a combination of heat and chemical applications to kill these pests.
Infestations of bed bugs are common in hotels, apartments, dormitories, homes, theaters, hospitals, schools and public transportation stations. They can also be found in workplaces and office buildings, libraries, airports, and other places where people congregate.
Bed bugs feed on human blood and are primarily active at night. They are reddish brown and about the size of a pinhead. Their bites are irritating and uncomfortable, but do not carry diseases. The bites look like little red welts, and they usually heal within 1 or 2 weeks.
Rodents are one of the largest groups of mammals on earth. They can be found in rainforests, deserts, grasslands, savannahs, tundra and islands.
They are omnivorous and eat a variety of different foods, including seeds, nuts, fruit, bark, leaves and insects. They have pouches in their mouths where they store food and a strong inscisor to help them chew through tough materials.
There are more than 1,500 species of rodents, with most living in forests or grasslands. Some, like the brown rat and house mouse, have adapted to live around humans.
Winter months can bring more rats into cities as they seek warm and dry places. Seal any holes, gaps or cracks in your home to keep rodents out. Also, check your garbage to make sure it is not attracting them.
Bees & Wasps
Bees and wasps are both stinging insects that can pose a danger to homeowners. The stings from bees and wasps can cause severe allergic reactions, especially in those with weak immune systems or children and the elderly.
A professional exterminator knows which type of sprays to use to remove bee and wasps safely from your home or yard. Some ETC pesticides can be toxic to humans and pets, so they should be used only by trained professionals.
The most common types of bees and wasps that are found around homes and gardens in San Diego are paper wasps, yellow jackets, and mud daubers. These bees and wasps are aggressive scavengers, which may be an issue around outdoor activity like bird feeders or food spills.