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Wasp Pest Control

Common to Southern California is the wasp, with multiple species found in the region. To protect your home or business, you should learn all of the different techniques available for identification and wasp pest control. Identification There are three species of wasps commonly found in Southern California, including the paper wasp, mud dauber, and yellowjacket. The first step in the treatment process is identifying what wasp species you are currently dealing with at your home or office. Paper Wasps Often mistaken for a yellow jacket, the paper wasp is black and yellow and has a slim body. This species of...

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Fall Rodent Prevention

Fall isn’t all pumpkin spice lattes and cozy flannels. With the changing of the season comes changes of creatures’ habits around our homes as well. As the weather cools rodents begin invading your home in search of a warmer place to set up shop for winter.  This fall, be one step ahead of rodents with the help of 1st Styrke. We want to help you by providing extensive rodent control services, but even before you have a rodent issue, there are ways to help keep them at bay. Here are some fall rodent prevention tips to keep those pests out...

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Signs You Have Cockroaches

The American cockroach is common in Southern California homes. They are easily recognizable by their reddish-brown body with yellowish edges found just behind the head. Not only are these pests a pain to deal with, but they can carry bacteria and unpleasant odors into your home. If you think you might have a cockroach infestation and require pest control, 1st Stryke is the best pest control service Southern California has to offer. Our services range from the extermination of pests, small animals, and rodents. To help figure out if you’ve got an infestation on your hands, here are four signs...

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New Promotion!

The colder months are coming, which means that pests are going to start making their way out of the cold and into your homes. Here at 1st Stryke Pest, we want to help you be one step ahead. That’s why we’re running a new promotion on our services! $95 for the First Month of the Start-Up Maintenance Program That’s right! Right now, we are offering $95 for the first month of the 1st Stryke Pest & Termite Control Start-Up Maintenance Program. After that, you’ll pay $70 bi-monthly for your pest and termite maintenance needs. We’re happy to provide our services...

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Tips for Bringing Home Bed Bugs From Vacation

Vacation season is among us, which means you are likely itching to plan your next getaway. But, don’t forget that anytime you travel, you always want to be wary of the possibility of bed bugs and avoid bringing them home with you at all costs.  Unfortunately for travelers, hotels can quickly be breeding grounds for bed bug infestations. To top things off, should you encounter bed bugs on your vacation, you’ll also have to worry about them catching a ride home with you on your luggage or clothing. Thanks to 1st Stryke; if you find yourself in need of a...

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How to Know if You Have Bed Bugs in Your Home

Bed bugs are flat, oval insects known for being incredibly burdensome. Not only do they feed on human blood, which makes your skin crawl just thinking of these pests, but once they have infested your home, they can be challenging to get rid of. If you think you might have an infestation and require a bed bug exterminator, 1st Stryke is the best pest control service Southern California has to offer, with services that range from the extermination of pests, small animals, and rodents. We are a family-owned business, and our technicians are environmentally aware and trained professionals in handling...

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How to Check For Bed Bugs in a Hotel

If you’re looking to travel soon, whether it be for work or pleasure, you always want to be wary of the possibility of bed bugs. Hotels and motels can unfortunately be breeding grounds for bed bug infestations as the small reddish-brown insects like to live cozily in beds. Worst of all, if one happens to catch a ride home with you on your luggage or clothing, you’re in for a rude awakening once it makes a nest in your own home. If you are ever in need of a bed bug exterminator, 1st Stryke is the best pest control service...

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Bird Mites

Bird mites, also sometimes referred to as chicken mites, are a pest that not many people are aware of. Regardless of their limited exposure, it does not stop them from being the nuisance that they are. These pesky insects are tiny and live on the skin of different birds but can easily find their way into our homes and other structures due to their size. When bird mites get into homes and other areas populated by humans, it becomes a huge problem. If you think you might have a bird mite infestation in your residence or commercial space, don’t hesitate...

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Different Types of Ants in Southern California

With over 12,000 different species of ants found worldwide, it can be confusing to identify which ants are invading your home or garden. Thankfully, of this diverse population, only around 700 species are found in the United States, 25 of which enter homes, and only about ten common to the Southern California region. At 1st Stryke, we offer services that range from the extermination of pests, rodents, and small animals. We are a family-owned business serving the Greater Orange County area with ant control. Our technicians are environmentally aware and trained professionals in handling a wide range of pest and...

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Mosquitos Are Going to Be a Problem This Summer

Across the country, mosquitos cause year-round disturbances, but due to their natural habits, they tend to be most prominent during the summer. Especially in Southern California, these bloody-thirsty insects are incredibly burdensome. If you know mosquitos are going to be a problem this summer around your home, let’s take a look at some of your options. Mosquito Forecast According to this mosquito forecast, the Southwest region of the United States, including California, can anticipate slightly above average threat levels in terms of mosquitos. Unfortunately for us in Southern California, mosquitos thrive in warmer temperatures, preferring anything above 70 degrees Fahrenheit....

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