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Termite Inspection West Covina

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 West Covina has to offer, check out 1st Styrke Pest. Signs of 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. Evidence of Swarms A key indicator to look out for is any type of evidence of termite swarms, such as discarded wings near access...

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What’s the Difference Between Bed Bugs and Bird Mites

Bed bugs and bird mites are nasty pests that can quickly infest your home. While the two have some similarities, you should know differences to help identify if you have either issue and learn how to address the problem head-on. In this article, we’ll figure out what’s the difference between bed bugs and bird mites. What Are Bed Bugs Bed bugs are around ¼ of an inch long, and the adults are reddish-brown. A bed bug looks like an apple seed, with six tiny legs and two antennae. Bed bugs feed on blood and can cause large swollen welts in...

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How to Know if You Have Mites

Measuring an astonishingly small 1/100th of an inch in length, mites are tiny bugs that live inside your home. Mites are common, as they live off of everyday things found throughout your home, including human and pet dander. Since these bugs are so tiny, to know if you have mites, keep reading to find out more! Symptoms of Dust Mites Dust mites are tiny bugs and are challenging to identify. To figure out if you have mites in your home, you need to pay attention to common symptoms that may be occurring in members of the household.  A significant cause...

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Rats Want to Come Inside for the Winter. How to Keep Unwanted House Guests Out!

Winter is coming, and with it comes the natural migration of outdoor critters looking for somewhere to keep warm. Unfortunately for us, this often means that rodents seek shelter within our homes during the colder months. Not surprisingly, rats want to come inside for the winter. Here’s how to keep unwanted house guests out! With the help of 1st Stryke, you can be one step ahead of rodents this winter. We want to help you by providing extensive rodent control services. Removing Clutter Ensure you don’t overlook less common areas like your attic, basement, and garage when decluttering your home....

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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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