At Pacific Pest, we know better than anyone how frustrating a pest problem can be. Although California is a beautiful state, with that beauty comes a multitude of pests. Whether that is gophers digging holes in your lawn, ants all across your kitchen floor, or bed bugs in your home, these can be terrible situations that make you go absolutely crazy.
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Ants are a common pest that exists in most homes throughout California. Some ants are simply annoying, but others can be destructive. Most people have had experience with ants at some point in their lives. Whether that is while sitting on the grass, or an infestation of carpenter ants in your garage. Most ants live outdoors but travel indoors to find sources of sustenance. Common ants that can be found in California include argentine, carpenter, pharaoh, pavement, fire, and odorous ants.
If you have ever heard of bed bugs, then you know they can be a horrible situation. Bed bugs are tough to kill, and once they infiltrate, are almost impossible to get rid of on your own. Infestations can occur from purchasing used-furniture, visiting a movie theatre, or even staying in a hotel. Wherever bed bugs live, if you come into contact with them, you can catch them. It is good to note that some people are not allergic to bed bugs. This means you may have an infestation and not even know it because you don’t react to their bites.
Although birds are beautiful, birds can sometimes be quite a nuisance and need to be controlled. The most common pest birds in California are the pigeon, house sparrow, starling, and crow. The reason that birds can become a pest, is because their defecation is acidic, and their nests can infest your home. Some birds, like crows, can even be dangerous, having been known to attack humans. Make sure you to use a professional bird exclusion company for successful removal from your property.
Cockroaches are known for being the one being on earth that would survive a nuclear holocaust. Despite cockroaches also being known for being found in dirty restaurants and homes, they can actually be found anywhere that food is present. This means that simply leaving a bag of chips out might be the culprit that starts a cockroach infestation. There are many types of cockroaches in existence, but the most common types of cockroaches in California include the German cockroach, brown-banded cockroach, oriental cockroach, American cockroach, and Turkestan cockroach.
Known for ruining gardens and lawns, gophers are distinguished by the holes they make. Gophers can make you crazy if you cannot get control of them. There are five different types of gophers in California, with the most common being the Botta’s Pocket Gopher. Although annoying, gophers actually improve plant growth through their tunnels.
There are many different types of flies found all over California, especially when it is warm. The most common flies are the Blowfly, house fly, black garbage fly, stable fly, and flesh. Flies are often found in the garbage or around food. The most common fly is the house fly. They lay eggs in excrements, trash, and spoiled food. Flies can carry disease and can be a huge pain, therefore eliminating the larval source is essential during an infestation.
Mice often infest human structures such as homes and commercial buildings. Mice live side by side with humans, finding water, food, and shelter without us even knowing. You might often not know you have a mice problem until you see mouse droppings. This is in part due to the fact that mice are nocturnal.
Similar to mice, rats often live amongst humans without our knowledge, but they are much more destructive. Rats have huge teeth that can chew through wires, and cause serious electrical problems. They are also very intelligent, which allows them the ability to sneak into homes undetected and steal food. Rats are found everywhere in California and are very difficult to get rid of once they have made your home, their home.
Termites are very dangerous due to their potential to destroy homes. There are three main types of termites found in California, damp wood termites, dry wood termites, and subterranean termites. These termites all feed on wood and can threaten the structure of your home. Termites are not necessarily a nuisance in terms of biting humans but can cause serious monetary destruction.