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Ant Infestations

Antinfestations SignatureAmong the most commonly reported pest problems are ants. Ants enter your property in search of food and water, and once reliable sources have been found, the ants will occupy the space and they will reproduce. Ants can typically lay over 100,000 eggs in just a few days. Because ants can produce large numbers of offspring at a rapid pace, even a brief encounter with a single ant in your home or business office is enough to warrant a professional inspection. There are chemicals you can purchase in attempt to take care of the situation yourself, but without proper identification of the type of ant, and without efficient treatment strategy, the efforts to eliminate the pests on your own can end up being very costly, unsafe, and ineffective. You can avoid wasting money on useless, harmful chemicals, by seeking a professional pest control provider. Any so-called exterminator can find a way...
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The Alternative to Fumigating Your House for Termites

TermitesHaving termites in your home can be devastating. After getting the bad news from your termite inspection, you may be feeling like there is no hope but to tent up your home and fumigate while you are away for several days. This is not only a major inconvenience for you and your family, but the thought of pumping toxins into your home is not attractive to many homeowners. Fortunately, our professionals at Signature Pest have an alternative to fumigation that can save you from having to tent up. Our treatment for termite control in the Inland Empire involve services where you don’t have to fumigate at all. Orange Oil Treatment The Orange Oil Treatment is administered as an injection or an inspection scope for getting rid of termites, wood-boring beetles, and carpenter ants. It can be rough having to deal with these wood-eating pests, and an orange oil treatment can get...
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Why Do Mosquitoes Bite?

mosquito cardAre you the type of person that always​seems​ to get bit by mosquitoes while outdoors? Have you ever wondered why these obnoxious pests bite in the first place? We’ve got some answers for you! For one thing, not all mosquitoes bite—only the females do. Female mosquitoes feast on unsuspecting victims because human blood contains a protein that helps mosquitoes produce eggs. Beyond that, Mosquitoes seem to prefer certain types of blood over others. According to a study,​ mosquitoes tend to bite those with Type O blood more than those with Type A blood. But wait… There’s more! Read on to learn more about causes of Mosquito bites: The Ideal Mosquito Cocktail Mosquitoes have a peculiar way of selecting their bite victims. These annoying little creatures prefer a cocktail of carbon dioxide (the air that you exhale) and sweat. Mosquitoes can detect carbon dioxide from up to 164 feet away! People with...
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What is the Most Common Time of Year for Various Pests?

bedbug cardAs the seasons shift throughout the year, the types of pests we see around our homes differentiate. While there are various strategies to keep them at bay, the same pests you saw in your home last year can potentially return again this year, and next year if you are not prepared. Many homeowners aren’t aware of the various pests that show up during certain seasons of the year. For example, if a homeowner does not know what kind of pests show up in summertime, their prevention measures may not be sufficient enough to avoid a pest infestation from occurring in their home. In order to help you stay as prepared as possible, Signature Pest Control has put together a guide explaining which pests show up during specific seasons. Bookmark this article and use the information provided as a reference tool on a yearly basis to best prepare for the times ahead....
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Are Rats Chewing Through Your House?

ratA rat problem in the home can be a real headache for people to deal with. Rats can contaminate food supplies when they get into kitchens, and they can potentially spread diseases to humans through painful bites if they feel threatened. They can destroy furniture, and chew through most of the building materials that make a house. Rat’s can chew through almost anything, and they reproduce rapidly in short periods of time. This means that one pregnant rat can easily lead to many rats. This is not good because all of the potential health hazards associated with rats, and the damage they can cause to property and belongings can cost you a lot of time and money. At Signature Pest & Termite Control, we understand how upsetting it can be to find an infestation of rats in your home. If you’re looking to get rid of these pests for good, Signature...
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Insects and Chilly Weather

Oh, the weather outside is frightful - especially for bugs. During the cold weather, bugs adapt all sorts of protective measures to keep themselves alive throughout the winter.  You may be thinking to yourself, “Don’t they die? Can bugs ever die?!”  The cold weather can put a lot of insects in a life or death situation. A lot of them seek warmth from each other’s bodies or find places to hide during these cold months. But if you want to learn more about the ways in which an insect survives, check out the following information below.  You can use this guide to understand how to protect your home against insects over the winter. By knowing where bugs go when it’s cold, you can help to your home pest control so that your winter does not get out of hand.  Fortunately, you can easily control and reduce the number of insects in...
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How to Identify a Hornet Nest Around Your Home

There is a familiar and sometimes terrifying buzz that comes with a nest of hornets. It is a sound no homeowner wants to hear. These pests can set up with nests in the attic, in the eaves of your house, in a nearby tree or in just about any covered area. These nests can be dangerous to handle, which is why you should trust a professional pest control service like Signature Pest to make sure these angry insects never come back. Learn about the various pest control services we offer for further information.  How to Spot a Nest  A hornet nest is made of a paper-like substance that comes from saliva and wood pulp and the queen hornet will construct this nest to house her eggs. The nests are built in tiers and will grow as the colony expands. Some nests can grow as large as basketballs, but once a nest...
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Do You Have Bed Bugs?

What Are Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are small, flat, wingless insects that range in color but are typically white or brown.They feed on humans and pets, which is why people end up with bites when bed bugs arepresent in their home. Bed bugs usually hide during the day and are active at night when theyfeed. While their bites do not necessarily spread disease directly to people, they may cause people toscratch at the bite causing breaks in the skin that can get infected easily. The bites can alsocause an allergic reaction in some people. For these reasons, action should be taken when bedbugs are discovered in your home. Where Can You Find Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are not regionalized. They are most often found in hotels, motels, hostels, shelters,and apartment complexes where large numbers of people come and go. However, they can endup in homes a couple different ways. They can...
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Cockroaches: When You See One, You May Have Hundreds

mayhaveroachesCockroaches are one of the most, if not the most, common pests across the country, but also one of the most widely loathed. While the vast majority of renters and homeowners already see at least one cockroach in their home once in their life, cockroaches in Los Angeles are becoming even more common in California homes. Local drought conditions have made outdoor water sources sparse, sending cockroaches and other pests inside to find the hydration they need to survive and reproduce. Unfortunately, they aren’t very picky and may become problems in almost any place containing food, making getting rid of cockroaches easier said than done. Before you call your Los Angeles pest control service, take a moment to educate yourself on how these irritating insects may come to find themselves in your home. Problems Associated with Cockroaches In addition to being just plain creepy and leaving a mess behind in the...
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Homemade Pest Control for Termite Treatment

gettingridtermitesTermite problems are one of the worst things homeowners can imagine, but they are also very common, so common that termites cost American homeowners more than $5 billion each year. Professional termite treatment can be costly, so many homeowners seek home remedies to deal with these destructive pests. Unfortunately, home remedies are rarely an effective solution, and while professional services can be costly, damage resulting from inadequate elimination attempts is even more so, so it’s recommended that homeowners simply hire professionals. However, home remedies can be used to minimize or prevent the spread of termites until a professional exterminator can provide treatment. Once you’ve scheduled your appointment with a professional pest control service, try these home remedies to keep your termites under control while you wait for help. Essential Oils There are a number of essential oils, including orange oil, neem oil, clove oil, and garlic oil that are toxic to...
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