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What to Do When You Have Termites in Norwalk, CA

Termites can be an absolute nuisance. While they don’t pose a physical danger like some other pests, they can wreak havoc on your home— decimating your furniture, walls, roof, and more. This can become exorbitantly pricey, so it’s important you know exactly what to do if you notice a potential termite infestation in your home. Termites in Norwalk, CA and surrounding areas can be a bit tricky, so follow the tips we’ve listed below.  Check the wood around the house. As we progress through Spring and enter the Summer season, termites get very active. You’ll want to check the wood...

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What We’re Doing During Covid-19 to Keep Our Customers Safe

As COVID-19 continues to change our way of life, 1st Stryke is more conscious of health and safety than ever before. We’re taking thorough measures to ensure our customers remain safe during this time. As essential service providers, we’ll continue to provide the services our clients need during this trying time.  We only enter the home when necessary. If the job can be performed outside, we won’t enter the home. This is to reduce human contact and to keep our clients safe.  We wear protective equipment such as masks/respirators, gloves, goggles, and shoe covers.  Our team members will be cautiously...

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Rat Pest Control Tips

Nobody likes even the mere thought of having rats in the home. They breed like crazy, and they carry dangerous diseases. Having a rat infestation in the home is a problem nobody wants to have, and if it’s something you’re dealing with currently, we understand how frustrating it can be. Follow the rat pest control tips in this post to get a better handle of the problem.  Put your food away. Rats and mice will feed on just about any type of food you have in the home, so it’s really important that you diligently put your food away after...

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Importance of Pest Control for Hygiene

Rodents and insects are a threat to good hygiene. These creatures carry various diseases and can be absolutely detrimental to you and your family. At 1st Stryke, we’re experienced at eliminating these pests and can help you keep your home clean and your family safe.  The common household pests are flies, cockroaches, fleas, bedbugs, mice, and rats (among others). You don’t want an infestation of any of these creatures in your home. For example, rats contain various diseases like hantavirus, leptospirosis, and salmonella. If a rodent is near your food, you are extremely vulnerable to these diseases— bringing a great...

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Do Cockroaches Carry Diseases? 

Cockroaches are nasty insects that no one wants in their home. They breed like crazy and are an absolute nuisance. But do they carry diseases? This is a big question that many people want to be answered, and it may be something you want to know if you see cockroaches in the home?  The truth is that cockroaches often carry diseases, and they may spread these diseases to you and others living in your home.  The cockroach can carry a range of nasty bacteria, including salmonella, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. The cockroach may also carry viral strains like the poliovirus. The...

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Types Of Ants Commonly Found in Southern California

There are over 200 types of ants that are found in Southern California. With so many different ant types, it can be hard to accurately identify the ones that enter the home.  At 1st Stryke, we have seen certain species repeatedly, and we know exactly how to identify them. Here’s a list of the common ants you’ll find within SoCal.  Carpenter Ant. This ant species is called the “carpenter ant” due to the way they excavate the wood and form smooth tunnels from it. In a carpenter ant infestation, the main sign will be a small opening in the surface...

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Long Beach Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a nuisance to deal with, wreak havoc to your peace of mind, and disrupt the comfort of your own home. It’s a problem that needs to be handled swiftly, and while you can attempt to eliminate these pests yourself, we recommend hiring a professional Long Beach bed bugs extermination company. 1st Stryke Pest Control has helped countless families eliminate these nasty creatures from their homes.  Why You Need a Bed Bug Exterminator  Bed bugs are hard to eliminate. Once bed bugs infiltrate the home, they’re notoriously hard to get rid of, and you will expend major time...

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Long Beach Pest Control

1st Stryke Pest and Termite Control

When your home has been invaded by disgusting insects or rodents, you need a Long Beach pest control company that can swiftly and definitively take care of the problem. 1st Stryke Pest and Termite Control can help you eliminate unwanted pests from the home.  What to Look for in a Pest Control Company Good communication. Dealing with pests can be a sensitive matter, and it’ll require good communication between the home’s residents and the pest control company. At 1st Stryke, we understand how crucially important to keep a steady line of communication with our clients to keep them informed on...

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The Diseases that Rats Carry

The very thought of rats scurrying in your home likely makes you squirm. Rats are loaded with dangerous diseases, giving you an increased chance of infection and ill health. Whether it’s from a rat bite or scratch, or it’s transmitted from the rates urine or fecal matter, you need to be careful if there are rodents in the home. Let’s look at a few of the diseases that rats carry.  Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. This is a serious, sometimes fatal, disease that’s transmitted by directly touching a rate, inhaling the dust from rat waste matter, or due to a rat’s bite....

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What to Do About Bed Bugs in Long Beach, CA

As you lie in bed, you feel your skin begin to itch. When you awake, you find dozens of tiny red marks— a battlefield of irritating bug bites marking your skin.  This is a horrible feeling— knowing that bed bugs are creeping in your mattress, waiting to pounce as you sleep. If this describes your situation, we’re going to give you some tips on how to get rid of Bed bugs in your Long Beach home.  Start by washing the bedding, linen and curtains of the room.  Next, treat the mattress. Bed bugs have small, flat bodies, which enable them...

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