It’s that time of year when things are starting to bloom and grow. It’s also the time that certain burrowing pests like ground squirrels, moles, and gophers become more active. [Read more…]
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It’s the time of year when many people start thinking about putting their homes on the market. Early spring is typically a great time to sell, so planning ahead now to prep your house for those all-important real estate photos is smart. [Read more…]
Knockout Pest Control & Termite is a family-owned and operated pest control company that serves the communities of Temecula, Murrieta, Fallbrook, and the surrounding areas. There are many others in the area, as well as some of the “big name” pest control companies that are national brands with locations in the area. [Read more…]
It’s the start of another new year, and also a time to evaluate various aspects of our lives and make some needed changes. Maybe you’re making some lifestyle changes, or perhaps you’ve set some goals for yourself that you’d like to accomplish this year. [Read more…]
Not long ago, our Temecula pest control company was featured in an article for a publication that reaches people all over the country! Businessing Magazine is an online resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs. They often feature small businesses that other business owners can learn something from. [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]