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Tips on Keeping Rats Out the House

It’s hard to keep peace of mind when there are rats in the home. Once rodents are in your house, they definitely stick around, and they multiply in numbers. This, of course, makes it all the more difficult to get rid of them.  The best cure is prevention. Even if a few rodents are in the home, there are things you can do to prevent an incoming infestation. Follow these tips to keep your home free and clear of disgusting rats and mice. Keep the home clean. This is the main thing you should focus on. Sweep and mop the...

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How to Know If You Have Termites

Termites can be an absolute nuisance in the home. Known to devour wood and furniture, these pesky insects can proliferate and cost you thousands of dollars in damages if left unchecked.  If you know the surefire signs of termites in the home, you can stop these insects before they wreak major damage.  Blistered wood. If you have wood flooring and furniture, and you notice that the wood is blistering, it can be a sign of a termite infestation.  Hollow wood. Termites eat through wood as they are searching for cellulose. This results in long grooves in the wood, which over...

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How to Get Rid of Rats

The mere thought of a rat infestation in your home likely makes you squirm. Rats are pesky, downright disgusting creatures. They breed like crazy, so if you see one in your home, you need to act quickly before the problem becomes too much to handle.  In today’s post, we’re going to discuss some actions you should take to get rid of your home’s rat problem. Keep things clean. The goal is to get rid of everything rats need to survive (i.e. food). To do this, your sanitation must be thorough. After you cook, seal your leftovers in containers and put...

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How Do I Know If I Have Rats Or Mice?

A rodent infestation can sneak up on you if you’re not paying attention. Before you know it, you can have multiple rats and mice scurrying throughout the home. Once they’re there, it can be a bit difficult to get them out.  Do you know the telltale signs of a rodent infestation? If not, here are a few things to look out for.  Droppings. Droppings are often the number 1 sign of a rodent infestation. Mouse droppings are less than ¼ inch in length, and have pointed ends.  Rat droppings are ½ and ¾ of an inch long, and have various...

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How to Eliminate Rats and Mice with Traps

Rodents are nasty creatures that sneakily enter the home through the tiniest of cracks and crevices. They breed like crazy, and can lead to a massive infestation if left unchecked. As a Torrance pest control company, we have a few tips to stop a rodent infestation in its tracks.  Focus on sanitation. Rodents can smell food, which is bad news if you leave your food out overnight, or you don’t take care of the garbage. To prevent rats and mice from feasting on your leftovers, simply make sure you put your food in sealed containers, clean up any crumbs on...

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Tips for Winter Pest Control

As we progress through the fall season, it’s time to start preparing your home for the winter season. Pests and insects can still be quite aggressive in the colder months, so you should do everything necessary to keep them out of the home. As a pest and rodent extermination company in Torrance, CA, we’ve compiled a few tips to help you for the fall and winter.  Put food away and keep things clean. Rodents like mice and rats are still active during the winter, so it’s crucial you focus on your home’s cleanliness and sanitation. Be sure to put food...

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How to Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are nasty, persistent little creatures that no one wants in their home. They feed on human blood, and typically live around beds. A bed bug infestation can easily go unnoticed until you start seeing bite marks on your skin. Bed bugs hide in furniture, behind wallpaper and pictures on the wall. They typically don’t appear until nighttime. They can be extremely hard to find and eliminate from the home. If you choose to handle your bed bug problem without professional help, it can be an uphill battle. You will need to thoroughly inspect your bedding (including sheets, comforters,...

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Spider Control Tips For Homeowners

The mere thought of spiders can make someone squirm. When spiders infiltrate the home, they set up domain quickly, and will multiply if you don’t take action. Follow these tips to eliminate your spider problems.  Seal the windows. Spiders notoriously find their way through even the tiniest cracks and crevices. Windows are often where they enter the home, and you can prevent this by using a sealant to close any small cracks.  Eliminate other insects. Spiders feed off the carcasses of dead insects. To avoid attracting spiders, make sure your home is clean and be sure to remove any dead...

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How to Insect-Proof Your Home

If there is one thing that annoys just about everybody, it’s having too many insects in the home. If given the choice, nearly everyone would choose to have no insects enter the home. It offers more peace of mind, and you don’t need to worry about swatting bugs away as you relax in your home.  There are a number of ways you can bug-proof your residence. While it’ll be tough to keep 100% of bugs out at all times, you can definitely do a few things to ensure your home stays mostly bug-free.  Screen the openings.  Place screens on windows,...

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What Are The Surefire Signs of A Raccoon In the Home?

The Southern California area is home to many home-invading animals, and the raccoon is definitely one of them. Raccoons are squirrely, agile animals; they’re commonly found in urban areas, and when they need a place to nest, they will break into a house.  Raccoons are not an animal you want in the home. They often carry rabies, which is incredibly harmful to the health of you and your loved ones. And they can wreak havoc to your furniture and appliances.  Do you believe that a raccoon has infiltrated your home? Run through these list of signs to confirm. A strong...

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