Saturday, November 28, 2015

Warning Signs That You Need a Professional Pest Exterminator Immediately

Pests can literally eat away at your home until there is nothing left to keep it standing. What are some warning signs of an infestation? While pests can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare, there are usually signs and symptoms of an infestation that can alert you to their presence. Learning about and searching for these cues can help you find the source of the problem, and allow you to take steps to eliminate the invaders before they destroy your home. Do you have rotting or vulnerable wood in or around the home? If you have a dead tree in your yard or wooden beams within your roof, deck, or attic, you should inspect it on a regular basis to ensure that pests, such as carpenter ants or termites are not present.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Professional Pest Control Services Can Remove Pests from Homes Safely

You may never forget the time when you realized that you had an unwelcome pest within your home or business. You may have caught the intruder unaware as you walked into a room. You may have seen evidence that intruders had made themselves at home by enjoying certain food or other items that were accessible. While memories like these may not easily be forgotten, pests can be permanently removed from a building. In a way, pests are like people. Each one is looking for a place to live which takes care of various needs. Unfortunately, a pest may have decided to choose your home or business to live in. The great news is that pest control professionals in San Diego can take care of this situation in a timely manner.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Drywood Termite Infestation? Call Termite Control Professionals Now!

You can never fully understand how important termite inspection in San Diego truly is for the sake of your house unless you have suffered the ravages and home structural damage caused by a California termite attack. These horrible pests can wreak havoc and ruin on your wood-built house in a matter of a single silent and unnoticed infestation over a period of only a few years. While there are several different types of termites to harass you in the Golden State, drywood termites are some of the hardest to detect. Detecting Drywood Termites The real problem with drywood termites lies in the difficulty of detecting these cryptic insects. They live and hide deep down inside of wood. You might never even see or be aware of them unless you are fortunate enough to catch them swarming or if you have repair work done on your house.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bee Search and Bee Removal: Never Underestimate How Well They Hide

If you have bees inside your house or just outside of it in San Diego, CA then you certainly need to talk to a professional about bee removal. Finding the bees can be a challenge. Removing them can be trickier, but you have to find them first if you are to engage a professional bee keeper or bee pest control specialist to get rid of the annoying and sometimes dangerous pests. Finding the Elusive Bees When bees make a hive near your front door or windows, you can hardly miss them. Most of the time, they are shrewder than that and choose to construct their hives in places that can take you literally months to find. In fact, among the most common means of diagnosing a bee problem begins by first finding dead or live bees inside your house.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Stop Rodents from Taking up Residence in Your Home

Rodents that take up residence in your home can harm you and your family by spreading disease and illnesses. Follow these tips to keep these pests out of your home all year long.

Seal up Your Home

You will need to seal up the cracks and openings in your home to keep rodents away. These include any cracks or openings that are large enough to squeeze a pencil through, which is all it takes for a rodent to find its way into your home.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Common Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

No one ever wants to think that they might have bed bugs in their home, but if you find yourself suffering from bites you can't explain, you might have an infestation on your hands. Check out some of the more common signs of a bed bug infestation before calling on a pest control specialist for help.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Inspecting for Termites before Buying a Home

If you are buying a home as a main residence to flip it or to use as a rental property, you’ll want to make sure that it is structurally sound and free from pests. One way to do this is to have the property inspected for termites. During the inspection, the inspector will look for signs of damage such as wood shavings or signs of entry into a home. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

How to Keep Termites out of Your Home

Termites can cause a lot of damage to your home. They will eat just about anything that is soft such as wooden beams, insulation, or electrical wire coverings. To make matters worse, you won't even know that termites have invaded your home until after the damage has occurred. Therefore, it is critical to know how you can keep them from entering your home in the first place.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Summertime Tips from Exterminators on How to Handle Stinging Insects

It’s livelier in the summertime with homes everywhere getting decked out for barbecues, pool parties, and family reunions—any excuse to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the company of friends and family. However, there may be unwelcome guests at your party every now and then, and pests—mosquitoes, ants, and wasps—are the top party crashers of the season.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Bed Bugs: A Top Pest Control Issue Causing Harm to Home and Health

One’s home has always had tiny yet formidable enemies, and they could be lurking anywhere in the nooks and crannies of your living room and your bedroom. Bed bugs are pesky critters found within the dark corners and folds of your bedding and furnishings. They have been called “public health pests that need to be addressed seriously” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Termites in Your Home? Call a Professional Pest Control Company Fast

In a recent poll about termite-infested cities, four California cities made their way on to the top ten list. San Diego came in fourth while Los Angeles topped the list. That isn’t anything San Diegans celebrate; after all, the average cost of termite damage is $8,184 according to a study conducted by Harris Interactive—and termite damage is usually not covered by insurance.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Termite Troubles: When Your Ceiling Gets Infested

When you think you have a termite problem, there are key places to look, and signs to watch out for indoors. You can observe your foundation wall, its corners, and its joints, as well as the floor and the ceiling. Keep an eye out for any staining and unusual  blistering paint, especially where your plumbing system runs through the wall.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Bee Removal Tips: How to Deal with a Carpenter Bee Problem at Home

California Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa californica) are relatively large bees that are all-black in appearance, with some bluish/greenish reflections. The male is differentiated by lighter markings in the abdominal segments. They are agriculturally beneficial insects, and they play an important role in pollinating plants.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Save Honeybees, and Call for Assistance to Remove Africanized/Killer Bees from Your Property

A lot of people are scared of honeybees for their hostile defensive instincts. Getting stung can definitely be painful (or even life-threatening for people with allergies). However, these insects play an important role in the planet’s ecosystems, as they pollinate plants that humans eat and also produce honey, which humans also consume. That is why it is it alarming that their colonies are dwindling. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hire a San Diego Exterminator to Protect Your Home from Stinky Rodents

Rodents comprise the biggest group of species in the mammal kingdom. They play a vital role in the upkeep and preservation of forests by spreading seeds through their stool. That role, however, may not be so helpful in your San Diego home. Besides their odor and destructive diet, they are also a known carrier of deadly diseases. Diseases Carried by Rodents Direct contact with rodents or inhaling dust contaminated by rodent urine or droppings can cause you or your family to acquire diseases, such as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, and Leptospirosis. Each of these diseases may be carried and spread by certain species of rodents, and those found in your home are most likely among them.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pest Control in San Diego: Cockroach Eradication and Prevention Myths

Seeing a cockroach scurry across the floor is more than enough to send most homeowners into a fit of revulsion. Unfortunately, the panic and distress cockroaches can cause have spawned numerous myths regarding the eradication and prevention, such as: White Cockroaches are a Subspecies You Don’t Have to Worry About A white cockroach is only that color because it has recently shed its exoskeleton, leaving the soft, white shade you noticed. Eventually, the exoskeleton will harden and darken to the shade you’re used to seeing. White cockroaches usually indicate young roaches, which means a generation or two have already taken up residence in your home.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

San Diego Termite Control: Stop Termites from Rediscovering Your Home

Termite infestations damage 60 to 80 percent of all homes in Southern California. In retaliation, home and business owners in the area collectively spend hundreds of thousands of dollars every year on effective termite control. It’s still a far better alternative to the cost of repairing the damage termites can cause. The moment you spot any signs of termite infestation in your home, be sure to call an exterminator as soon as possible. Once a company specializing in termite control in San Diego has cleared out termites from your home, you’ll definitely want to keep it that way. Unfortunately, a home that has been terrorized by termites is an appealing location for swarming termites looking for a new place to call their own.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

San Diego Bee Removal Experts Use Safe Methods to Drive Bees Away

Bees are extremely useful insects. They are responsible for pollinating flowers, which helps maintain plant life on this planet, and they give us honey as a bonus. It’s an entirely different story, however, when they start building their nest in your home in San Diego. Your family might live in fear of getting stung as long as their presence can be seen inside your home. Are Bees Dangerous? Not all bees are dangerous. In fact, they only become aggressive when they are provoked, such as when someone threatens their hive. This, however, does not make bees harmless. You shouldn’t put your family at risk of getting stung or swarmed by allowing the bees to stay inside the property.

Monday, June 22, 2015

4 Reasons to Hate Cockroaches Even More

Cockroaches are the scourge of the earth. Just hearing the name of these creatures is enough to send some people scrambling for cover. Those hairy legs, hideous wings, and unnerving antennae are the makings of a cruel nightmare. If that’s not cause enough for you to hate them, then one of these reasons surely will be

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Why Do Bees Swarm?

The sight of bees swarming is sure to scare a lot of people. However, there really shouldn’t be any cause for initial concern, as bees that do this are generally in a good mood. To help you better understand  why bees swarm, here’s what’s really happening in detail:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

How to Prevent Termite Infestations in Your Home

Nothing can be more devastating to your home than a termite infestation. The pests feed voraciously on wood and its derivatives (including paper). They will happily chew their way through most furniture and wooden support structures. You will want to prevent termites from entering your home because the moment when even a single small group manages to establish a colony within your home, all your wooden items are at risk of being eaten away.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Keep the Buzz in the Meadow and Not in Your Home

When you have a bee problem in your home, it would be wise to call a bee removal service as soon as possible. This is especially true if you or a neighbor has a severe allergic reaction to bee stings.
Naturally, you’ll want to keep your home free of bees once a bee removal service finishes ridding your home of bees. Unfortunately, bees only nest in an area that provides ample shelter with nearby food sources—and a brand new swarm of bees will quickly find out why a previous swarm chose the prime real estate that your home offers. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help keep bees away from your home and in the meadows where they belong:

Friday, May 29, 2015

Antacpest to donate $25 to school per family that signs up for pest control service by June 1st, 2015

Antac Pest Control, has recently offered to donate $25 for each new customer that signs up for or switches over to Antac's annual maintenance program. This would apply to new customers only that sign up by June 1st, 2015. The new customer would need to mention the beneficiary school's name when calling to sign up.

   If your school has approximately 100 families sign up, this could mean $2,500 that could be used towards new books, new technology, art and music programs, etc. Just imagine if 400 families signed up!

   Antac services is all over San Diego County, so if you have a relative living outside of our school district but within San Diego County, they could still call and mention your school's name when signing up. Your school will still get the $25 credit. I've attached a flyer that you could send out to your students via email, Peachjar, or post to your school website or e-news... You could encourage your student body to share it on social media as well.

  Please let us know if this is something you would like to do for fundraising this spring. Also feel free to pass this opportunity along to other friends, school foundations and school districts within San Diego County - if you happen to know of others that might be able to benefit from a fundraiser like this.


Heather and Josh Long

Pest Control is Best Done by Professionals

There are plenty of ways for a homeowner to effectively get rid of unwanted pests and other small critters on their property, and vacuuming is one of them. Many pest management contractors use targeted vacuuming as part of their services, particularly when it’s necessary to minimize/eliminate the use of insecticides and promote Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices. As you may gather, these practices rely more on the use of common household items and less on chemicals, making them more eco-friendly.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Bee Removal: An Overview

The presence of bees—along with their nasty sting—can be enough to dampen the many joys of warm weather. If you want to evict the bees that have moved onto your property, you first need to understand the task at hand. The information below will give you a better understanding of what you need to do.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bringing the Hammer Down on Termite Infestation

Termite infestations are one of the leading causes of home damage in the United States, at an estimated $1 billion in home repairs each year. Needless to say, you don’t ever want to have a termite infestation happen in your own home.

The moment you notice termites in your home, you’ll want to call a termite control service to come and address the problem of infestation. Once your exterminator has dealt with the wood-chomping pests, here are a few ways to keep future infestations from happening:

Friday, May 1, 2015

Are Carpenter Bees Infesting Your Home?

Spring is almost over, but certain notable occurrences from this season can linger beyond the mild months. Take pest infestations for instance; certain critters make their presence known every spring, and carpenter bees are no exception. During this time, male and female bees of this species mate, which can be bothersome to humans as they destroy property to build a home for their family.

Typical Nest Sightings
These carpenter bees start building nests around springtime, and these could be within the parts of your home made of dry, unfinished, or unpainted wood. That includes your walls, ceiling, deck, and some furniture. The tunnels they burrow, which you’ll see as round holes with sawdust piles and possibly a trail of yellowish excrement, are typically half an inch in diameter and anywhere between 6 inches to several feet in length.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Achieve a Bed Bug-Free Home with These Tips

Bed bugs are a pest no one wants in their homes. After all, these critters can cause restless nights and are notoriously difficult to get rid of without the help of experienced exterminators. Once an exterminator purges bed bugs from your home, it’s only natural to want to keep it that way. With that in mind, here are three simple tips to help keep your home bed bug-free:

Travel Smart

It’s easy to bring home bed bugs from your hotel after a long vacation. The best way to avoid this is to travel smart. Avoid hotels that have a history of bed bugs. Once in your hotel room, inspect the bed for any signs of bed bugs and report a problem if you find any.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Stinger: Being Aware of the Danger of Bees

Bees are often harmless. They typically buzz about pollinating flowers. However, they can be quite dangerous when provoked or angered--usually when their hive is disturbed. Once on the warpath, bees can swarm and sting those whom they consider a threat—and that could be you.

Bee stings aren't usually dangerous; however, some people are allergic to bee stings and, when stung, can experience a life-threatening condition known as anaphylactic shock. If a bee swarm attacks you, it won't just be one bee that stings you but hundreds of them. A healthy adult may be able to survive the ordeal, but young children and pets could have it worse. The accumulated bee venom can be quite dangerous for them. Furthermore, bees often target the softer areas of a person's body which are the eye area and the face. These are reason enough to avoid bee hives and prevent a potential bee infestation.