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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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How Do You Know if You Have Termites in Your Home?

Termites are a national problem found in 49 states across the country. Data shows that termites cause an average of $5 billion worth of property damages annually. So, how do you know if you have termites in your home? Here are a few of the top signs to look out for. Termite Droppings Some termites prefer to build nests within the wood of your home. These termites hollow out areas within the wood but also create holes too, keep these areas clean. They will specifically remove their excrement via these holes in your wood. Since their diet consists of wood,...

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Types of Ants in Southern California

Ants are pests commonly found throughout Southern California homes. Unfortunately, ants can be tricky to get rid of because they are known for having such a wide assortment of settling habits amongst the varying species. At 1st Stryke, we recognize that the first step in identifying a pest problem is recognizing the species and therefore targeting our removal approach. Since we value this information, we’d like to pass it along by identifying some of the different types of ants in Southern California. Southern California Ants While there are over 10,000 known different ants worldwide, thankfully, only a handful can be...

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What Is the Difference Between Pest Control and Exterminator?

Although you might hear the terms pest control professional and exterminator used synonymously, the two have significant differences. While both seek to eliminate pests from your home as their ultimate goal, the way that is achieved is very different. So, what is the difference between pest control and exterminator? Let’s take a closer look. Pest Control Professionals Like those found at 1st Stryke, Pest control professionals use a series of pest management methods. The biggest key to eliminating pests from your home long-term is through both prevention and continued management. When you call one of our pest control professionals at...

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Ant Exterminator

Are you looking for an ant exterminator for your residence or commercial space? Not to worry, 1st Stryke is the best pest control service Southern California has to offer. 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 rodent removal and pest control. Our technicians are environmentally aware and trained professionals in handling a wide range of pest and rodent concerns. Get Rid of Ants in Your Home It can be relatively easy to identify ants in your home because...

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How Much Does a Pest Control Service Cost?

Finding the best pest control services for your home can require a lot of research. One primary point of discussion always surrounds the costs associated with obtaining pest control services. While it is a valid question to ask, you might be wondering, how much does a pest control service cost? Average Cost of Pest Control Service Not surprisingly, there are a number of different factors that will determine the pricing of your pest control service. But, as a nationwide average, you can look at the numbers gathered by HomeGuide.com and HomeAdvisor.com, which range around $170. Annual Contracts Depending on the...

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Rodent Removal West Covina

Are you looking to get rid of rodents in your residence or commercial space? Not to worry, 1st Stryke is the best rodent removal West Covina has to offer. At 1st Stryke, we offer services that range from the extermination of rodents up to small animals. We are a family-owned business serving the Greater Orange County area with rodent removal and insect control. Our technicians are environmentally aware and are trained professionals experienced in handling a wide range of pest and rodent concerns. Rodent Extermination Process Rodents are one of the most versatile creatures on the planet and can be...

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