How To Choose A Pest Control Company

Pests may be unpleasant, but working with a pest control company doesn’t have to be. When it comes to your home, you need to know who you can trust to safely and effectively remove pests.

Guaranteed Pest Control 

Not all pest control companies are created equal. In fact, not all companies are licensed, even though they should be. Pest control businesses in California must obtain a license, which certifies that they have the required knowledge and skills to treat your home. Natural Science Exterminating is licensed and bonded for your protection. With our trained and experienced professionals, our work in your home is guaranteed.

Pest Control Appointments

Infestations should be treated as soon as you discover them to prevent the pests from contaminating and damaging your home. If you have bees or wasps, it is best to book an appointment for inspection and removal as soon as possible, given that their stinging nature poses health risks to you and your family. Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage every year to properties across the United States by eating wood. Natural Science Exterminating is available within 24 hours for termites, bees, and wasps. 

If you would like to take preventative measures and book your appointments in advance, see which pest control companies have a reputation for commitment and punctuality. If you discover a pest control company that is fully booked weeks or months in advance, but has a reputation for missing appointments, it is best to look elsewhere. Natural Science Exterminating fulfills annual pest control contracts because we are confident in our commitment to keep your home pest-free all year round, and we have positive reviews to back it up.

Pest Control With Integrity

If something doesn’t feel right, listen to your gut. There are countless stories of pest control treatments gone bad. Big box retailers that offer pest control tend to appeal to homeowners by being an established, familiar entity that can offer discounts or coupons as introductory offers. But if their heart isn’t in the right place, their focus is profit—and not necessarily service quality. 

Small or local companies are a great alternative to nationwide chains, but do not base your decision solely on the basis that they aren’t corporate giants. Small businesses may lack oversight and compliance, with the owners or their employees treating properties without licenses or experience. Always choose a pest control company that is licensed, trained, and reputable.

Moreover, integrity means that the pest control company is honest in their inspection and treatment. Natural Science Exterminating is proud to be a company that will spot treat whenever possible, and tent fumigate as the last resort. Furthermore, while the pest control industry is notorious for unnecessary or excessive upsells, we do not attempt to treat more than necessary. 

Environmental Pest Control 

When it comes to pest control, some companies do not offer natural treatments as an option at all, whereas we put it right in our name. 

Natural Science Exterminating removes termites with a borate salt solution or orange oil, both of which are environmentally safe, effective, and approved by California law. We are also licensed to install Energy Star® certified insulation which provides homeowners with eligibility for a tax credit of up to $500. Moreover, this pest-resistant insulation is energy efficient, fire retardant, and sound-proofing.

If you have any questions about pest control inspection, treatment, or prevention, give a call today to see if we might be the right pest control company for you. 

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San Juan Capistrano Condo Pest Control Success Story

There’s a saying that goes: “when it rains, it pours.” Unfortunately, a property that has never been professionally treated before with pest control solutions is vulnerable to infestations, making it possible for more than one species to invade your property. 

We’re proud to share one such case of a success story of the extermination of several kinds of pests. 

Pest problems usually come as shocking discoveries to property owners. We’re ready to tackle almost any pest problem and get the job done, no matter how gnarly the situation may appear.

Our team at Natural Science Exterminating received a call from a condominium owner in San Juan Capistrano who was stunned to discover that their property was infested with rodents, roaches, and termites—right in the midst of remodeling!

Remodeling happens to be the perfect time to implement pest control solutions. Click here to learn why.

Rodent Extermination

Equipped with a keen sense of hearing, rodents can quickly make their presence unknown as soon as humans approach. However, some rodents aren’t concerned with hiding—they’ll engage in aggressive, confrontational standoffs, which can be highly dangerous. Rodents can infect humans with rabies, fleas, hantavirus, typhoid, and more through direct contact or food contamination.

In the search for food and shelter, rodents enter properties through the smallest of crevices. These entry holes must be professionally sealed to prevent them from entering. Rodent removal requires setting traps in already infested areas, and installing bait stations outside the property to lure them away entirely. 

Cockroach Extermination

​​Cockroaches love the spring and fall, as well as any environment abundant in moisture and decay. Roaches invade homes in search of food and damp spaces to lay their eggs. Cockroach reproduction must be professionally treated with growth regulators so that their eggs don’t hatch. Many property owners make the mistake of only treating the visible adult cockroaches, unaware of the new batch that is soon to emerge from their offspring. 

Termite Removal

Termites cause billions of dollars of damage every year across the United States by consuming just one type of material: cellulose. Wood and wood-based materials make up some structural component of almost every property. 

Tent fumigation (tenting a property and releasing gaseous termiticide within) is considered the most absolute method, as it affects the entire home and all of its nooks and crannies. 

However, our client’s termite infestation could not be treated with tent fumigation because the property was not a detached unit, but rather a condominium with shared walls.

Spot treatment is a localized solution that does not require tenting. Moreover, tent fumigation is an entirely chemical solution, whereas natural solutions, such as orange oil, are available for spot treatment. Following spot treatment, we pest-proofed the property by applying Bora-Care to the exposed wood. Bora-Care contains borate mineral salt and lasts the life of the wood, preventing it from becoming a food source. 

Remodels are the perfect window of opportunity to spot treat and apply Bora-Care, as the exposed wood is made physically accessible. 

Following our comprehensive treatment of rodents, cockroaches, and termites at this condominium, the owner was so impressed and pleased with our work that they decided to invest in an annual pest control contract to ensure that their property remains beautiful, safe, and pest-free all year round. 

Natural Science Exterminating is a family-owned business in Orange County with decades of pest control experience. We offer both natural and traditional treatments to rats, mice, termites, cockroaches, ants, spiders, wasps, bees, and other pests. 

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Pest-Proof Your Remodel

There is nothing more exciting than building something new. 

Whether you’re selling, flipping, or remodeling, transformation involves time, energy, and money—all in the hopes that your project will manifest what you had envisioned. 

If you want to build a home that lasts, pest management is just as important as the construction itself. Termites are pests that cause billions worth of damage to homes across the United States. The havoc they wreck is devastating because they consume cellulose-based materials by their very nature. It’s in their DNA to chew through the very material that many homes are built with.

A remodeling project is the perfect opportunity to implement pest management solutions, since drywall, appliances, and necessities to life will be out of the way. The interior structures and the foundation as well as any part of the property that is constructed of wood should be treated for termite prevention.

Bora-Care is a low toxicity solution of a borate salt that prevents termites, fungi, and rot. When it comes to termite prevention, Bora-Care must be applied directly to the wood in order to prevent it from becoming a food source. When professionally applied, Bora-Care can last for the life of the wood, protecting it from termite damage and preventing its deterioration.

If you’re planning to do demolitions and can’t wait to blast through the walls, tear up the floors, and drill through the ceiling, consider using this smashing opportunity to treat the exposed wood. 

For most of us, pest control is usually the last thing that comes to mind when planning a remodel. Admittedly, it isn’t the most glamorous subject. However, it is important to remember that termite prevention is what keeps your home beautiful, ensuring that all of the time, money, and effort you have invested will be preserved for years to come.

Remodels are the perfect window of opportunity to thoroughly treat the property beneath its surface. There aren’t really many instances in which the interior structure of a property needs to be exposed, other than for remodeling and, well, pest treatments.

Keep in mind that termite prevention treatments during a remodel are quite a different experience for property owners than when an incident arises and makes it apparent that extermination is necessary. Prevention is proactive, whereas reactions can be stressful—especially if the property was not adequately prepared for a pest invasion. It’s a lot easier to sit back and relax while a professional pest control company treats your home with preventative solutions, rather than being met with the shock horror of discovering an invading colony. 

Of all of the natural disasters that can cause serious damage to a property, pest infestations are one of the few emergencies that can be anticipated and prevented. 

Natural Science Exterminating creates customized plans to prevent pests from entering your property and subsequently causing structural damage. We work with the construction team of your home to ensure that Bora-Care is applied correctly so that you can move into your new home with peace of mind.

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Pest Control Maintenance Plans Save Busy Homeowners Time And Money

California is the most biodiverse state in the United States. The beautiful and sunny state is the reason why so many tourists visit and residents live there. But they are not all—pests love it here too. 

California can be wet, dry, cold, or humid throughout the year. Insects tend to lay their eggs in the fall to incubate and hatch in the spring. The cold of the winter is what the insects try to escape by invading the indoors. The spring is when pest invasions are most intense, which is why homeowners should prepare their home with pest control in the winter prior. Many homeowners make the mistake of not preventing their homes from pests and resorting to last minute do-it-yourself treatments that are not effective at pest removal. 

Ants, Spiders, Fleas, Wasps, And Bees 

Seasonal changes affect the behaviors of insects, but pests can survive and reproduce all year—indoor or outdoor. Cockroaches seek food and water; they are the most active in the spring and fall, when there is the most moisture and decay. ​Wasps and bees are the most active in the summer, when colonies begin to ramp up construction of the nest. Spiders, fleas, ants, and other insects target homes in the fall and winter in an attempt to escape the cold. Ants hatch the highest number of eggs in the spring, which is why the winter is the best time to implement pest control before they hatch.

Ant Treatment

Ant colonies hide in places that most humans simply cannot see or get to. Which is why DIY ant treatments such as that insecticide spray from the home improvement store seems to work at first, but usually doesn't remove the entire colony. The problem is that ant colonies often build their nests out of sight or out of reach. Natural Science Exterminating professionals will carefully inspect your home to determine the source to remove the entire ant population and prevent them from coming back. 

There are over a dozen ant breeds in California. A few, like the fire ant, are more than a nuisance—they are a health hazard. Their painful bites and stings can be life-threatening. One of the best anti extermination methods is to provide the ants with a poisonous food source; the ants will either eat the substance as they find it, or they will bring the poison food back to their colony. This treatment is highly effective but requires that pets be kept away and pet food be stored away while the bait is in effect. Alternatively, natural ant extermination involves a granular bait that is released into the grass or soil whenever it rains or gets wet outside, targeting the ants and their nests.

Pest Control Contracts Help Busy Homeowner Save Time And Money

Given the biodiversity of California, pest control should be conducted year round. At Natural Science Exterminating, our annual contracts provide you and your home with comprehensive inspection, treatment, and prevention. Instead of anticipating what pests Mother Nature will bring into your home throughout the year and waiting to discover an infestation, early detection and treatment saves time and money in the long-run. It’s a proactive and stress-free treatment approach. 

Natural Science Exterminating is a family-owned business in Orange County with decades of pest control experience. We offer both natural and traditional treatments to ants, spiders, wasps, bees, fleas, and other pests. 

Call Us Today: 1-714-451-2890

E-mail: info@naturalscienceexterminating.com 

How To Prevent Spiders From Entering Your Home

Houseplants have exploded in popularity. People are spending more time at home than ever before and picking up new hobbies and skills. The houseplant trend took social media by storm, with large communities on every major platform and a new type of influencer known as the “plantfluencer”. 


The benefits of houseplants include stress reduction and cleaner air. However, having plants in the home can pose the risk of attracting pests. Spiders are a very common household pest. While some people find them to be a small nuisance, others find them terrifying. 

How Dangerous Are Spiders?

Perhaps the most popular venomous spider is the black widow, identifiable by its black color and a red hourglass shape on her underside. 

The National Geographic reports that only a few out of the known 40,000 species of spiders can actually harm humans. A 2014 study in the Journal of Medical Entomology shows the "vast majority" of spiders found in fruits are harmless. 

If you come across a spider, do not panic, but at the same time, exercise caution. It is better to be safe than sorry. Do not touch the spider and call your local pest control immediately. In the case of an emergency, dial 911.

How Do Spiders Get Into The Home?

Spiders may crawl into your home when it gets too hot or too cold outside. Extreme weather conditions can lead spiders to seek refuge inside of your home, getting in through windows, doors, holes, the smallest of cracks, or any open space. They are especially active during mating season and may lay eggs in items you bring indoors. Food, especially fruits, and water can attract spiders into your home. They like to be in moist environments, which is why you will most commonly find webs in your bathroom or basement. 

Spider Repellent and Traps

Essential oils, especially peppermint oil, are a highly effective form of natural spider repellant. Fill a spray bottle with cold water and fifteen to twenty drops of peppermint oil and shake it and then spray onto floors, corners, cracks, and window frames. 

Nonetheless, spiders can still find their way in. Non-toxic sticky traps are an easy way to trap spiders. Leave the sticky trap in common crawl spaces, and once they crawl onto it, they will get stuck by the adhesive.

Spider Pest Control

It is best to call professional pest control services if you see or suspect a spider infestation. Even if a spider is not venomous, they may weave unsightly spider webs around your house, or find a mate to lay and hatch eggs with. A spider colony can be very uncomfortable and even unhygienic to live with. 

Natural Science Exterminating is a family owned business in Orange County with decades of pest control experience. We offer both natural and traditional treatments to spiders, bees, termites, rats, and other pests. In the event that a spider or pest is threatening your health, family, or property, we are available for emergency pest control. You can count us to remove spiders from your home safely and effectively.

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Natural Pest Control Maintenance

What is the cost of termite damage?

Termite infestations are a significant threat to homes. Apart from the inconvenience caused by such infestations, the costs of damages are significant. In the United States alone, termite damage costs homeowners over five billion dollars in repairs every year. 

Further, the average homeowner will pay at least a few thousand dollars to cover the costs of fixing any cosmetic or structural damage caused by these termites. 

If you are thinking of purchasing a home, having the property inspected for termites before signing the dotted line can save you much trouble later on. Are you taking out a mortgage? There is a good chance that your lender will require you to have a termite inspection before the sale is finalized. 

How to prevent termites and save money

It is hard to feel comfortable in your home if you find yourself quite worried about termite infestation, especially if your neighbors or other homeowners in your area have had instances of such infestation. Calling experts to come and inspect your home for termites will give you peace of mind in knowing that home is safe from such pests. However, if the inspector does discover your home to be infested, the news of a termite infestation can be quite a big shock. As such, many homeowners would benefit from annual inspections and continual inspections throughout the year. Natural Science Exterminating offers free termite estimates over the phone and one-time pest control treatments including natural ant extermination typically cost $225.00 but if you call now we are offering a 10% discount for termite and pest control.

Regular inspections and preventative measures can save you from the high expenses of repairing damage in the future.

Chemical extermination versus natural termite treatment 

Bora-Care is a borate-based product for the prevention and control of termites. It is applied directly to the wood. Orange oil is an organic termite treatment that kills termites by breaking down their exoskeleton and destroying their eggs. However, the latter is only efficient against dry wood termites as such pests live and colonize the wood they’re infesting. They are not as effective against subterranean termites as those that live in the soil and come up to feed on wood. Many homeowners prefer natural and organic extermination, which is why Natural Science Exterminating prioritizes eco-friendly options whenever possible. However, organic termite removal treatments aren’t always as effective as their chemical counterparts. Natural termite care and treatment might require using multiple treatments as the entire colony is not eliminated during a single treatment. 

Spot treatment versus tent fumigation 

Spot treatment is a process of drilling tiny holes into the wood and inserting a dry termiticide. This treatment is intended to target local points of infestations. We also have the carpentry expertise to repair wood damage on small and large infestations. On the other hand, tent fumigation involves covering the entire space with a tent and using gas to kill and destroy termites and their colonies. We only use tent fumigation as the last resort.

One-time extermination versus continuous pest prevention

Termite problems in the country are widespread. If left untreated, a termite infestation can cause damages amounting to thousands of dollars, and new termites can reinvade the home, as new colonies are constantly forming. These nightmares can be easily prevented with low-cost, flat-rate treatments through an on-going pest control maintenance plan.

You can proactively stop this by calling us. Ask about our flat rate pest control maintenance program and free termite inspections. Our experts can locate early signs of termites and treat them sooner rather than later. 

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