There are a lot of little-known facts about pests and the pest control industry, but not a lot of them matter to the average homeowner or business property owner. We don’t expect people to know everything there is to know about the pests that are common to Temecula (that’s our job), but these five facts are not only interesting—they can also help homeowners and business owners in Temecula protect themselves and their properties from the damage pests can cause. Continue reading “5 Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Pest Control in Temecula” »
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If you’re a fan of the Farmhouse decorating style that’s sweeping the nation (thanks largely to Joanna Gaines and the HGTV show Fixer Upper), you’ve probably noticed the trend to display firewood near a fireplace as a decorative touch. Even people with gas fireplaces are placing stacks of wood in decorative firewood holders or in specially designed nooks. It looks great and adds a natural element to a home’s décor that many people are looking for. However, there’s something very important you should consider before taking the time to chop up (or buy) the perfect logs to display in your home—pests!
Here at Knockout, we’re no experts in interior design, but we are experts in pest control. And one of the surest ways to invite pests into your house is to bring in wood from the outdoors and store it in your home. In fact, we don’t even recommend stacking wood near your house. It’s wise to place firewood at least five feet from any structure to protect it from wood-destroying organisms like termites.
Firewood—especially firewood that still has its bark—can house all kinds of pests, including beetles, ants, and worst of all, termites. Stacked wood is also a great hiding spot for black widows who like dark, sheltered areas.
Upon casual inspection, the wood you want to bring into your home may not appear to be infested with bugs, but there is likely a critter or two hanging out somewhere. Bringing in old, dry wood with its bark removed is safer, but not completely risk-free, and if you ever plan on burning the wood, using a pesticide on it should be out of the question.
If you have no intention of ever actually burning the logs, the safest way to go is to buy logs that are purely decorative. A quick search on Amazon for “decorative logs” yields all kinds of great options, depending on the look you want. It may seem wrong to pay for something you might be able to get for free in your backyard or very inexpensive locally, but consider the cost of bringing unwanted pests into your house—especially termites! That free or cheap wood could prove to be very costly in the long run.
In the Temecula area, we have enough problems with pests as it is. Don’t welcome them in as part of your décor.
If you are in need of a pest control specialist in Temecula, contact us at Knockout. We’d love to help you get your pest problems under control this year and keep your home free from other unwanted pests. We specialize in all types of pests, including ants, spiders, rodents, and termites.
Recently, our pest control company was featured in the online publication, MySanDiego.org. They wrote a great article about Knockout for their Made in San Diego column. According to the website, “Made in San Diego features some of the small businesses and entrepreneurs that make San Diego a great place to live and work. They have a fresh approach, they’re doing things differently, and inspiring the community.” Continue reading “Knockout Featured in Local Publication as a Pest Control Company in Fallbrook that Stands Out from the Competition” »
Our Temecula pest control company works with a lot of home and business owners in Temecula, Murrieta, and Fallbrook every day. We know that many of them lead busy lives—running businesses or going to work every day, raising families, or attending school. Because we know how busy they are, we have great appreciation when one of them takes the time to leave our pest control company a review on a site like Google, Yelp, or Facebook. Continue reading “Customers Take to Yelp to Tell About their Great Experience with Us for Pest Control in Temecula” »
Many people in Temecula, Murrieta, and Fallbrook have black widows living in or around their homes. This particular type of spider loves our warm, dry climate. But unlike ants, you rarely see black widows out in the open. Indoors, they tend to reside in secluded areas where they are unlikely to be disturbed, like closets, dark corners, garages, or in cluttered areas. Outdoors, they like to hide under patio furniture and kids’ play structures, in wood piles, in bushes, under rocks, or any other sheltered location they can find. Continue reading “How Do I Know if I Have Black Widows in My Temecula Home?” »
We recently heard a story from someone using another pest control company in Temecula that we wanted to share with you. The family had just moved onto a new piece of property and called a local pest control company for service. They had the usual pest problems—ants and spiders. They could see a trail of ants going directly into their house. Continue reading “Does Pest Control Service Take Care of Temecula Pest Problems Immediately?” »
We hear all the time from our pest control customers in Temecula and Fallbrook that they are very happy with the service we provide. They tell us how their home used to be inundated with ants or spiders and now, they rarely, if ever, see one inside their home. Other customers tell us how happy they are that they no longer have to worry about damage to their home or belongings due to rodents. Continue reading “Tell Us About Your Experience with Knockout’s Pest Control Service for Your Temecula Home or Business” »
It’s wintertime, and although some pest problems, such as ants or bees, may have subsided, there are other pest control issues that can pop up in their place. As food becomes more and more scarce, pests look indoors for sources of nourishment, which can lead to an increase in the amount of rodents and cockroaches you see in your Temecula or Fallbrook home. Continue reading “Common Winter Pest Problems in Temecula and Fallbrook” »
The holiday season is upon us. It’s a time for celebrating and a time for giving. As you think about who will be the recipients of your gift-giving this year, don’t forget about some of the great local charities that could use your support. As a local pest control company serving Fallbrook and Temecula, we have a lot of respect for the charities in our community that strive to make it a better place to live. Continue reading “Supporting Local Charities This Holiday Season: Recommendations from Your Local Fallbrook Pest Control Company” »
At Knockout Pest Control & Termite, we have some of the best customers in all of Fallbrook and Temecula! We truly enjoy meeting people in our community and helping them rid their homes and businesses of unwanted pests. Continue reading “Fallbrook Customer Calls our Pest Control Service “Overly Impressive”” »