If you live in Temecula or Fallbrook, you know that ants can be a big problem—especially in the summertime. One customer, Bryan E. of Temecula, said in a recent review of Knockout Pest Control on Facebook that his “…neighborhood is heavily infested with ants and other critters” and that he “…used to dread the summertime ant infestations.” Continue reading “Five-Star Review on Pest Control From Temecula Customer” »
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In areas like Temecula and Fallbrook, ants can be a year-round problem. But if you’ve noticed that ants are more prominent in your home in the hot summer months, it’s not just your imagination! Continue reading “Why Are Ants Worse When It’s Hot Out? And What Can Homeowners Do About It?” »
As we mention elsewhere on our website, at Knockout Pest Control & Termite, we offer both one-time pest control services and regularly scheduled services. We wanted to go into more detail about some of the pest control services we offer so you can determine which type of service is right for your Temecula home or commercial space. Continue reading “Regular Service versus One-Time Pest Control Service in Temecula” »
If you’re a homeowner, there are probably a lot of projects around the house that you take on yourself—anything from small repairs to major home improvements. Some Temecula homeowners even try to take the DIY route when it comes to pest control, rodent control in particular.
DIY Rodent Control Methods
You can find many different products in the pest control aisle of your local home improvement store that claim to help you catch or kill rodents: snap traps, glue traps, live traps, and rodent bait are some examples. You can certainly try these over-the-counter options if you think you may just have one or two rogue rodents, but if you suspect you have a larger rodent infestation, or if you’re not sure where the rodents are hiding out, it is best to call a professional Temecula rodent control company. Continue reading “DIY Versus Professional Rodent Control for Temecula Homeowners” »
Nobody wants termites in their home or place of business—they can do a lot of expensive damage—so many property owners tend to keep an eye out for anything that looks like a termite. After all, catching them early and getting rid of them in a timely manner is key to minimizing the damage to a structure. Continue reading “Is that a Termite? How to Distinguish Termites from Other Temecula Pests” »
Termites can be a big problem for Temecula homeowners, and Knockout Pest Control is here to help if termites have made their way into your home. But there are also things you can do—certain preventative measures you can take—to help keep termites from taking up residence in your home. Continue reading “Common Entry Points for Termites and How You Can Help Keep Them Out of Your Temecula Home” »
If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you know that part of the process usually involves what is commonly called a “termite inspection.” This type of inspection generates what is officially called a Wood-Destroying Organism (WDO) report. The report outlines the findings of the inspection of a property—inside and out—and makes recommendations for needed repairs, as well as for the extermination of any termites or other wood-destroying pests. Continue reading “Termite Inspections and WDO Reports That Won’t Hold Up Your Fallbrook or Temecula Real Estate Transaction” »
Black widow spiders are quite common in Fallbrook and the surrounding areas. This may sound alarming to some readers, since black widows are known to be venomous, but fortunately, the spiders are not generally aggressive. They won’t bite unless they feel threatened. However, a spider has no way of telling the difference between an active child that has “invaded” their space, a curious pet, or a real threat, so it’s important to call a pest control company to take care of black widows before they have a chance to bite. Continue reading “Entertaining Outdoors This Summer? Get Rid of Black Widows Now!” »
Ground squirrels are a particularly annoying and destructive type of landscape and garden pest. Not only can they destroy plants or consume your garden’s fruits and vegetables, but they can also do considerable damage to sprinkler heads and irrigation lines. They can even topple trees and large shrubs if their burrows disrupt the root systems too much, or kill trees by stripping them of their bark. In rare circumstances, ground squirrels can do costly damage to buildings or other structures by burrowing beneath the foundation. Continue reading “When Ground Squirrels Invade, Your Fallbrook Pest Control Company Can Help” »
As we drive around the Temecula and Fallbrook areas this time of year, we see lots of flower and vegetable gardens popping up. Gardening can be a fun and rewarding activity, except when garden and landscape pests sneak in and literally consume the fruits of your labor!
Insects can do a good amount of damage to a garden, but even worse are rabbits, ground squirrels, gophers, rats, and birds, all of which are capable of destroying large portions of your garden virtually overnight. Continue reading “Landscape and Garden Pest Control for Temecula and Fallbrook Homes” »