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 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.
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