If you’re struggling with rats or mice in your home, the problem may boil down to the way you’re using mouse trap. Here at Hope Pest Control we are dedicated to keeping your home rodent free.Continue reading
Approximately 20 percent of Americans have had a bedbug problem, or know someone that has. While these bugs don’t carry or cause disease, anyone who has suffered a bedbug infestation can confirm the nuisance they present. They bite as you sleep, and while you might not feel the actual bite, it might leave you with flat, raised, or small itchy bumps. These might also get swollen, and turn red. While bedbugs were mostly seen in hotels and old buses and trains, they are now making their way into urban homes. That’s why Hope Pest Control is here to help take care of your Ventura Bed Bugs. These pests can create havoc in your life. Check out these bed bug prevention tips to protect your home from unwanted guests.Continue reading
The 4th of July in Ventura County means that there is usually plenty of eating going on, enjoy your holiday knowing Hope Pest Control provides same day pest inspections. Humans are eating hot dogs, hamburgers, and savory barbeque, But Hope Pest Control knows that while you are enjoying the fun outside, termites could be eating away and causing some serious damage in and around your home. Termites are insatiable – they eat all day, every day – devouring wood and wreaking havoc wherever they go.Continue reading
When Ant’s are somewhere, they’re everywhere and you’re thinking about Oxnard Ants. In the late summer, it seems you can’t leave any food out without returning to find them crawling around in it. If you’ve never woken up to find a line of ants marching through your bathroom, well, kudos. But when it gets hot out in Oxnard, ants are hard to avoid. Finding Pest control near me is a smart choice, but first, we’d like to answer a common question: Do they sting?Continue reading
When pests come inside, they become a problem in more ways than one. They threaten our health, damage our property, and become an overall nuisance. Stopping pests doesn’t mean you have to wait around for them to show up; rather, it means being proactive with Ventura pest control. With a focus on the most vulnerable areas of Ventura homes and businesses, find out how Hope Pest Control can help fortify your property against bothersome insects and rodents.Continue reading
Summer’s around the corner, the beaches begin to warm up and the weather takes a turn for the better. Homeowners will start to tackle their summer preparation for a pest free home. Our summer cleaning advice is for homeowners to make sure to also incorporate proper pest-proofing into their deep clean during the summer. Although summer pests may seem like just a nuisance, warm weather invaders like flies and termites can pose serious threats to people and property alike. To ensure your home is properly prepared for the season ahead, see below for the pests that could pose problems during the summer and how to keep them out for good. Here at Hope Pest Control, this is our Summer Cleaning Advice for a Pest Free Home
Ticks pose serious health threats to humans and animals. They are known for transmitting diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme Disease. These pests typically hide out in tall grass or shrubbery and alongside roads or trails. They wait for a host to walk by to latch onto. Be sure to keep your yard well maintained and mowed. It is important that you remove a tick as soon as it is spotted on your body. You can lessen the chances of bringing ticks into your home by wearing long sleeves and pants when outdoors. Insect repellent with at least 20 percent DEET will help keep a pest free home.
While fleas are known best for irritating pets like cats and dogs, these annoying pests can also bite and transmit diseases to humans. Fleas can cause allergic dermatitis and can transmit the rare bubonic plague as well as tapeworm to pets. Our spring cleaning advice for keeping fleas out of your home and off your family and pets is to maintain a clean home by frequently vacuuming and washing bed linens regularly. Outdoors, yards and lawns should be kept well-groomed since fleas prefer to hide in tall grass. Fleas typically travel upon rodents, so eliminate any rodent harborage sites such as overgrown shrubs or trees. Pet owners should perform flea checks after pets have been outside, bathe and groom them regularly, and visit a veterinarian annually.
Termites begin to swarm in early spring when the weather gets warmer, putting homeowners at serious risk. In the U.S., termites cause more than approximately $5 billion in property damage each year. Subterranean termites are known to cause the most damage with their saw-toothed jaws, while Formosan termites are the most aggressive, able to quickly reproduce and wreak havoc. Look to reduce humidity and moisture buildup around the home through proper ventilation of crawl spaces, attics, and basements to avoid attracting termite swarms. Additionally, storing firewood at least 20 feet away from the home and keeping mulch at least 15 inches from the foundation of your home is a good way to keep a pest free home.
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More than 20 different ant species are known to infest homes, schools and businesses. Although ants may seem like just a nuisance, they pose real threats such as food contamination and costly property damage. Our spring cleaning tip is to keep ants out this spring by sealing cracks and crevices that allow entry into your home. Prevent ants from getting into the kitchen by disposing of trash regularly and keeping all sweets in closed containers. Additionally, eliminate moisture or standing water near the home and keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house, as ants often use these as highways into the home.
House flies contaminate food surfaces by spreading disease organisms picked up on their legs and mouths. These common pests are known to transfer over 100 different pathogens, including typhoid and salmonellosis. House flies and fruit flies can cause major headaches but are easily prevented with vigilant sanitation. Keeping kitchen counters clear of food and regularly removing trash in a sealed tight bag is the best way to prevent flies. Make sure to repair any visible rips or tears to mesh screens around the home, and apply any as needed to windows and doors to prevent fly entry.
Cockroaches pose serious health risks, as they’re known to spread illnesses such as E. coli and Salmonella, and can also trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. If you find one cockroach in your home, it’s likely there are many more hiding in the cracks and crevices. Cockroaches are attracted to moisture and food sources. Vacuum frequently and store your food in airtight containers to keep cockroaches out. In addition, seal any cracks or crevices around the home and eliminate moisture buildup in attics, basements and crawlspaces. Pay special attention to kitchens and bathrooms, as these areas are particularly vulnerable to cockroach infestations.
Bed bugs are one of the most common pests homeowners encounter. Although bed bugs do not transmit any diseases, their bites can become red, itchy welts. An infestation is difficult to control once it takes hold. Be sure to properly inspect all furniture for tell-tale blood spots and shell casings. Pay special attention to the seams of your mattress. Additionally, inspect areas where your pets sleep for any signs of an infestation. If you’re returning home from a spring vacation, make sure to inspect your suitcases outdoors before bringing them inside. Also, wash and dry all clothes on hot cycles, even those that have not been worn. This ensures a pest free home.
Summer is a prime season for families to enjoy fun in the sun and for Ventura ant problems. California is home to around 270 ant species, of which fewer than a dozen are among the most invasive and destructive of house pests. Ants damage your property (especially carpenter ants), carry risk of disease (Argentine ants), and might even set up colonies in your walls and carry in their own food to their new colony (odorous house ants). Others, like the velvety tree ant or the dreaded red fire ant, present a risk of bites and stings. In short, ants might want to celebrate their summer inside your house, but it’s best to keep them outside where they belong.We’ve put together a few tips to help you manage ant infestations and help reduce the chance of any Ventura ant problems.Continue reading
Here at Hope Pest Control are here to help you get rid of mice. Prior to engaging in any extermination or control methods, it is necessary to properly identify your pest population. Noises within walls may be a result of a mouse infestation; however, insects and even the building itself may make similar noises and will require different solutions.Continue reading
Want to spring pest control your home? We’re all for our awesome homeowners lending a hand in our pest push-back. A punch-list is always handy when you’re running through the spring checklist – feel free to use Hope Pest ControlContinue reading
Any Beg Bug infestation can cause you sleepless nights and stress amongst other irritants. Hope Pest Control is here to take care of your infestation and put your worries to restContinue reading