Category Archives for "Pest Control"

Feb 22

Termite Pest Control

By Pest Control Expert | Pest Control , Termites

Spring Valley Pest Control Termite

Are Termites White Ants?

Termites Look Like White Ants

Termites are secretive insects and often spend their entire lives out of the sun.

Being difficult to find contributes to the termite problem. By the time you know they are there it could be too late.

As a result, they can develop a whitish color and, because they are around the same size as ants, they came to be known as "white ants".

They are, however, not related to ants at all and belong in the same species classification as cockroaches! Like ants, they are territorial and aggressive and termite and ant colonies have been known to fight to the death.

Ants have long viewed termites as a food source and so termites have evolved to defend their nests by breeding a soldier cast with large mandibles to fight off enemies such as ants.

Video: Ants Vs Termites

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Jan 18

Spring Valley Fly Infestation

By Pest Control Expert | Flies , Pest Control , Professional Pest Control

Spring Valley House Fly

Dangers of a House Fly Infestation

Spring Valley Flies Carry Disease

Attractive, isn't it?

Houseflies have appeared in stories dating as far back as the Bible and Greek mythology, and have probably been around long before there were houses! I wonder what they were called then?

They have reared their ugly little heads in historic art and have long interested scientists because of their unusual sex determination mechanism.

While their common name suggests that they’re supposed to dwell in houses just like people, they have the potential to be dangerous when they mingle among humans and their pets.

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Jan 07

How to Treat Bed Bugs

By Pest Control Expert | Bed Bugs , Bedbugs , DIY Pest Control , Pest Control

Professional and DIY Bed Bug Treatment

Bed Bugs Mating

Bed Bug Treatment Warning

Getting rid of bed bugs yourself is a tricky, complex and time consuming process that requires a number of products to be purchased.

Although this article leads you through the process, our recommendation is that you engage a local pest control professional who will have the local knowledge, equipment and product to eliminate your bed bug problem as quickly and efficiently as possible.

There are 6 aspects to treating bed bugs in your home and each must be followed through to completion.

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Jan 03

Spring Brings Slugs and Snails to Spring Valley Gardens

By Pest Control Expert | DIY Pest Control , Gardening , Pest Control , Slugs , Snails

Spring Valley Snails Are Garden Pests

Spring Valley Snail

Although Spring has not yet sprung, it's not that far away. You need to be ready to protect your precious plants and seedlings from the ravages of spring garden pests.

Your garden will attract a lot of spring pests. Snails and slugs will be your most frequent visitors, especially after rain. They will emerge to feed on your greens, plant seeds, seedlings, underground tubers, leaves and fruit. Damage to seedlings often results in the death of the plant.

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Dec 22

Spring Valley Mosquito Problem

By Pest Control Expert | Mosquito , Mosquitoes , Mosquitos , Pest Control , Pest Control Management , Professional Pest Control

Spring Valley Mosquito Drinking Blood

Preventing a Spring Valley Mosquito Problem

As they say "an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure".

This is especially true if you live in Spring Valley and have a mosquito problem.

Your first step to avoid a mosquito infestation is to eradicate their breeding sites.

Mosquito Breeding Pond

Start with a tour around your home and yard. If you eradicate their breeding sites, you can prevent a Spring Valley mosquito infestation.

Standing water is prime mosquito breeding habitat, so look for places where water collects and can’t evaporate. Improperly installed or clogged gutters and downspouts are ideal situations for female mosquitoes to lay eggs. So are birdbaths, outdoor plant pot saucers, pet dishes and wading pools. If you have a non-aerated pond or ornamental water feature in your garden, you need to be especially alert.

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Dec 17

Spring Valley Pest Control: Cockroach Infestation

By Pest Control Expert | Cockroaches , Pest Control , Pest Control Management , Professional Pest Control

Cockroach Spring Valley Pest Control

Signs of a Cockroach Infestation

Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches prefer to live and feed in the dark, so a cockroach seen during the day is a possible sign of infestation.

They are nocturnal insects and prefer dark, moist places to hide and breed.

They can be found behind refrigerators, sinks and stoves, as well as under floor drains and inside motors and major appliances. Because they can flatten their bodies to fit into narrow areas, cockroaches may also be found hiding beneath rubber mats, behind wallpaper and within wall cracks.

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Dec 01

Do My Own Pest Control

By Pest Control Expert | Ants , Arachnophobia , Bed Bugs , Bedbugs , DIY Pest Control , Fleas , Gardening , Pest Control , Pest Control Management , Professional Pest Control , Rodents , Spiders , Termites

DIY Spring Valley Pest Control

DIY Pest Control

Spring Valley Hornet Pest Control 400

This is a question I'm constantly asked.

"Can I Do My Own Pest Control in Spring Valley?"

And the answer is (like the answer to so many other things) "It Depends."

First, it depends on the type of infestation you have. There's a big difference between an infestation of ants, for example and an infestation of bedbugs. You can see the ants, and no matter how many there are, their origin is a single nest with a queen. If you're patient, you can lay down ant poison to be taken back to the nest and eventually kill the queen. If there are other nests in the vicinity, you can repeat the process until they are all wiped out. Of course, your Spring Valley pest control company can do it faster and more efficiently, but it's still possible to handle it as a DIY pest control project. See Overrun with Ants? Call the Spring Valley Pest Control Expert.

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Nov 29

Overrun with Ants? Call the Spring Valley Pest Control Expert

By Pest Control Expert | Ants , Pest Control , Professional Pest Control

Ant Infestation

Ants: They Don't Make Great Pets

Spring Valley Ant Infestation

Spring Valley Ant

When you have an infestation of ants in Spring Valley, the awful truth you need to understand is that you are only seeing a tiny fraction of the number of ants that have invaded your property.

What you are seeing are the worker ants that have been sent out from the nest to scout for food. When they find it, they head back to the nest with a morsel of food, leaving a trail of pheromones for other ants to follow. Pretty soon, you have a supply line of ants scurrying fast in both directions.

And they will find food, whether it's a crumb dropped from your table, some food left out (even if covered) or simply a dead insect.

The thing is that there is little point in killing the visible ants. To get rid of your Spring Valley ant infestation, you must kill the queen, along with the eggs that the workers are getting ready to hatch.

And, of course, the queens of other nests in the vicinity as well.

This is where your Spring Valley pest control expert comes in. They have the equipment, tools, techniques and safe insecticides to get rid of your ant infestation for good.

Spring Valley Ants Ate My Silk Moths


When I was a kid of around 11 years of age, we had a silkworm craze, usually started by a kid with a backyard mulberry tree.

We would put a few silkworms with some mulberry leaves for them to eat in a shoe box with holes punched in the lid for oxygen and then watch the fascinating silkworm life cycle, topping up with fresh leaves every couple of days or so.

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Nov 24

Spring Valley Pest Control

By Pest Control Expert | Ants , Bed Bugs , Cockroaches , Fleas , Mosquitoes , Pest Control , Rodents , Slugs , Snails , Spiders , Termites

Pest Control in Spring Valley

Spring Valley Pest Control Cockroaches

Previous posts have focused on specific pests that invade the Spring Valley area and what your Spring Valley pest control expert can do to combat them.

This post summarizes those approaches.

But first a question: What is it about Spring Valley that seems to attract more than its fair share of pests?

We are looking at

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