As we mentioned in our last blog post, spring is the time of year when we get the most calls to come out to Temecula homes and businesses for termite control. This is because in spring, termites are the most active, and most easily spotted by the untrained eye. Continue reading “The Life and Behavior of a Subterranean Termite” »
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Termites are active year round, causing costly damage to wood structures in Temecula. However, most of the year, termites are virtually unseen—doing their work behind the scenes. But, in spring, the subterranean termites that are local to Temecula make a brief appearance, giving Temecula homeowners the opportunity to spot an infestation that they may not be able to see during the rest of the year. Continue reading “Spring is Here—Time to Be on the Lookout for Termites, and Call for Termite Treatment in Temecula!” »
Ground squirrels are more than just pesky rodents. They can actually be quite destructive if left to have free reign on your Temecula property.
Ground squirrels, or more specifically, California ground squirrels, tend to live in more rural areas, like the Temecula Wine Country, but they can also be found in suburban yards and on commercial properties. They live largely underground (hence their name), creating tunnels and gnawing on plant roots along the way. They can do serious damage to plants and trees, as well as to irrigation systems. In severe cases, their burrowing can also do damage to building foundations or cause hillsides to erode. Continue reading “Ground Squirrel Control for Temecula Homes” »
The rain is coming and so are the ants! You may have noticed that whenever it rains heavily in Temecula, you are more likely to have ants invade your home. This is no coincidence. Since ants live in shallow nests just below the surface of the ground, it doesn’t take much rain for their nests to flood and send a colony searching for drier ground. Often, that drier ground is inside your home. Continue reading “Temecula Ant Exterminator to Combat Rainy Weather Ant Invasions” »
We understand that there are several pest control and termite control companies in Temecula to choose from. We also know that reviews of pest control companies often help Temecula residents make a decision about which company to choose, so we decided to share with you a few of the reviews we have received from our pest control customers in and around Temecula. Continue reading “Pest Control Reviews From our Customers in the Temecula Area” »
As a pest control company in Temecula that specializes in termite treatment, termite fumigation is something we get asked about a lot. So, we thought we’d take the time to answer some frequently asked questions and clear up some misconceptions about termite fumigation.
First, let us explain what termite fumigation is. Fumigation is the most effective treatment available for eliminating termites within an enclosed space, like a house. It involves the administration of a gas into a sealed structure, which is then left in the structure for approximately 24 hours, and then released. Continue reading “Answering Your Questions About Termite Fumigation for Temecula Homes” »
Orange oil has been the “go-to” natural termite treatment in Temecula for many years. However, it has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more and more Temecula residents are looking for a “green” termite treatment.
What is Orange Oil and How Does It Get Rid of Termites?
Orange oil is an extract from orange peels. Technical-grade orange oil, which is what is used in termite treatment, is produced through a steam distillation process (as opposed to the cold pressed process used to produce food-grade orange oil). Orange oil is very low in toxicity, but can cause irritation to the eyes and skin through prolonged contact. Orange oil is found in many household cleaners, because it is also an excellent natural solvent and degreaser. Continue reading “Orange Oil for Termite Treatment in Temecula” »
Temecula and the surrounding areas have an abundance of black and brown widow spiders due to the warm, dry weather that is typical of Southern California. However, you may not always see them, as they tend to stay in dark, secluded areas, like under your patio furniture, outdoor play structures, or in woodpiles. They can also occasionally be found indoors, especially in the dark corners of garages or sheds. Continue reading “Temecula Black Widow and Brown Widow Spider Extermination” »
Knockout is a full-service pest control company. We don’t just handle bugs and spiders, like other pest control companies in Temecula. We are also able to remove and eliminate rodents from your property, such as mice, rats, gophers, moles, and squirrels.
Rodents can do a tremendous amount of damage to your home or business if they are allowed to take up residence. They can chew through electrical wires, causing extensive damage and creating a hazardous situation, and they can even get into your electrical panel, which can affect a structure’s entire electrical system. They can also wreak havoc on air conditioning units, ductwork, or other building systems or structures. In addition, they can create unsanitary conditions in your home or office, spreading bacterial diseases and germs, and causing unpleasant odors. Continue reading “Rodent Control for Temecula Homes and Businesses” »
A question we often get at Knockout Pest Control is this: “Do you use safe methods for removing termites?” We get it—we are dealing with your home or place of business and no one wants to breathe in bunch of harmful chemicals. We use several different methods for termite removal for our Temecula and Murrieta customers, all of which are safe and effective.
Heat Treatment for Termite Eradication
For customers with limited infestations, we are able to offer heat treatment for the elimination of termites. This involves no use of chemicals whatsoever. With heat treatment, we bring the interior temperature of the wood to about 135 degrees and keep it there for an hour. This is a very effective way to eliminate termites, while allowing you to stay in your home and keeping it free from any chemicals. Continue reading “Green Termite Control Options for Temecula and Murrieta Homeowners” »