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Rainy Days Means Rats Want Inside Your Home

With all the rainy days of winter comes the natural migration of outdoor critters looking for somewhere to keep dry and warm. Unfortunately for us, this often means that rats seek shelter within our homes during the wetter months. Not surprisingly, rats want to come inside on rainy days. With the help of 1st Stryke, you can be one step ahead of rats this rainy season. We want to help you by providing extensive rodent control services. In the meantime, here’s how to keep unwanted house guests out. Be Mindful of Food Storage Keeping all of your countertops clear of...

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How to Know if You Have a Rat Problem

Rodents are the absolute most versatile animals on the planet and can be, to a great degree, hard to eradicate. Having a rat problem in your home can bring about extensive harm to plagued structures and neighborhood gardens. Rodents are additionally known bearers of numerous illnesses and demonstrate a well-being risk to people. Rat populations grow rapidly and relentlessly. It is best to begin rat control preceding invasions. Identifying a Rat Problem in Your Home Likely, you will never actually see a mouse or a rat until your infestation has become severe. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency...

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What Crickets Are in Southern California

Across the globe, there are around 900 different species of crickets. In the country, there are nearly one hundred. Here in Southern California, the most common crickets we encounter are the house, field, or camel crickets. House Crickets House crickets are one of the predominant species of crickets found throughout southern California. These crickets can easily be identified by the three dark bands on their heads. They have wings and are yellowish-brownish in color. They range from ¾ to ⅞ inches long. Field Crickets Another common cricket found throughout southern California is the field cricket. As their name would suggest,...

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Cricket Pest Control

Crickets are commonly found throughout homes and gardens in Southern California. As a result, cricket pest control is often front of mind for Southern California homeowners. Here at 1st Stryke, we want to help get rid of any pests you may have while also educating you along the process. Here is a closer look at cricket pest control, starting with taking a closer look at these noisy pests. Chirping Crickets While some people may have a higher tolerance for crickets as opposed to other creepy crawlies, like cockroaches, the chirping is often what drives most homeowners crazy. What many don’t...

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Termite Inspection Service Huntington Beach

Data shows that termites cause an average of $5 billion worth of property damages annually. Termites are a national problem found in 49 states across the country. If you think you may require the best termite inspection service Huntington Beach has to offer, check out 1st Styrke Pest. Do You Have Termites In Your Home? Before starting a termite inspection, pay attention to a few signs that you may have a problem with these pests in your home. Termite Droppings Some termites prefer to build nests in the wood of your home. They hollow out areas within the wood but...

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Best Termite Fumigation Company Orange County

  Are you looking for the best termite fumigation company Orange County to offer? Well, look no further. If you’re wondering when you should call in professional pest control, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few signs to look out for telling you it’s time to call the pros. If You Find Structural Damage Pests and rodents can cause structural damage to your home that can pose a safety concern for your family. If you notice any new structural damage you might want to call in the pros before it gets any worse. If You Have a...

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Pest Problems in Fall

Unfortunately, for Southern California residents, pests can be a nuisance all year round. With fall among us now, it’s essential to be prepared for pest problems in fall. Here are the five most common pest problems for this season. Spiders While some argue that spider season runs all year round, in Southern California, you’ll start seeing these pests more than ever during the fall. Unfortunately, the cooler weather means they might start looking for a more habitable place to make webs, like your home. Mice Since we know that mice can squeeze into tiny areas, it should be no surprise...

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Do I Have Flying Termites?

Flying termites account for an average of $5 billion of property damages each year, according to research. Since flying termites are prevalent in nearly every state, it’s no surprise that Southern California often falls victim to these pests. How do you know if you have flying termites? The experts at 1st Stryke Pest are here to help you identify these pests. Signs of Flying Termites Before calling the experts in for a termite inspection there are a couple of signs to look out for. Finding Droppings You might have dry wood flying termites if you start seeing random piles of...

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When Should You Call in a Professional Pest Control

If you’re wondering when you should call in a professional pest control, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few signs to look out for telling you it’s time to call the pros. If You Have a Recurring Problem Sometimes, large infestations of pests are difficult to entirely eradicate. If you thought you solved your problem but are seeing signs of a repopulation, it might be time to call in a professional pest control team. If Pests are Causing Safety Concerns Pests can cause life-threatening allergic reactions in some individuals and even be the cause of disease spread....

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Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes

Orange County neighborhoods are being bombarded by the invasive Aedes mosquitoes. Learn more about these pests now. They Feed on Humans Aedes mosquitos can make your yard less enjoyable by negatively impacting your quality of life. These aggressive, day-biting mosquitoes prefer to feed on humans. Unlike other species, they bite multiple times and leave large bumps and welts. Because they bite more frequently, they increase the risk of spreading diseases such as: Chikungunya Yellow fever Dengue Zika They are Container Breeders These pesky mosquitoes need very little water to reproduce and are container breeders. During breeding, Aedes mosquitos will lay...

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