Seven Simple Ways To Keep Pests Away From Your Santa Clarita Home

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The relatively mild climate in the Santa Clarita Valley region makes the area accommodating to a host of pests that can plague homeowners. Cockroaches are among the most common Santa Clarita pests that invade homes in this region. Cockroaches are very resilient, can withstand many treatment options, and survive for long periods without food or water.

Termites are a leading cause of property damage in Southern California. Often, property owners are unaware of a termite problem until the colony has created very costly structural problems.

Although the majority of spiders are considered as primarily a nuisance, this area is home to potentially dangerous types, including the black widow.

Rodents navigate the area looking for new sources of food and shelter. Among the most common that invade homes include the Norway rat, roof rat, and mice, which also commonly introduce harmful parasites that include fleas and ticks.

Flying pests pose a variety of different problems in this region, such as mosquitoes. The Los Angeles County Vector Control recently reported some troubling news regarding the emergence of the Asian tiger mosquito, yellow fever mosquito, and others that are linked to a variety of illnesses. Among the most dangerous concerns include West Nile virus, Zika virus, dengue fever, and others.

Meanwhile, the region is also home to a variety of stinging insects that tend to be aggressive. The Western yellowjacket wasp, paper wasp, and others commonly attack people who they think are threatening their nest in swarms, and many can sting repeatedly.

Three Best Indoor Practices For Pest Prevention

1. Adhere to a regular schedule of cleaning, including wiping counters, sweeping floors, and promptly cleaning up spills.

2. Trash cans containing food scraps should have tightly-fitting lids.

3. Periodically check rarely visited areas, including basements, attics, and crawlspace, for possible water problems or pest intrusion. 

Three Tips For Preventing Pest Intrusion Outside The Home

1. Closely inspect the foundation and seals around doors or windows for cracks, gaps, or other openings, and apply weather stripping or caulk.

2. Limit any pooling or standing water by fixing leaky spigots, and keeping gutters and downspouts clean.

3. Keep the yard free of unnecessary debris, and keep branches and vegetation trimmed back away from the home.

Tip 7: Why Contact A Professional Pest Controller?

Many property owners mistakenly attempt to take shortcuts by using mythical home remedies, or do-it-yourself home treatment options offered by retailers. Many of these store-bought products make exaggerated claims of effectiveness that are often far from reality. Many of these pests are incredibly resilient, and will become further entrenched in areas of the property to avoid the chemicals, such as those found in aerosol sprays, foggers, and other short-term options.

Unfortunately, when homeowners are indecisive or trying their own methods, many pests will expand their presence. Speaking with a trusted local pest control provider is a strongly recommended course of action. 

Leading Local Pest Extermination Company

CVA Exterminators now offers three categories of residential pest control in Santa Clarita that are specifically designed for the needs of our Santa Clarita customers. These include general, specialty, and eco-friendly plans. They involve having our seasoned technicians closely inspect the exterior and interior of your property, and apply their many years of knowledge to safely and effectively keep the premises free of bothersome pests. Our ongoing service plans include either bi-monthly or quarterly visits to your home to eliminate emerging pest-related concerns and also proactively addressing any vulnerabilities to future intrusions.

Are you experiencing problems with rodents, stinging insects, bed bugs, termites, or other unwanted and potentially dangerous pests? We offer reliable rodent control services, termite treatment programs, and more! Contact our office today for a complimentary onsite inspection and estimate. Remember to ask about our NatureShield Pest Service that uses the latest natural products, instead of potentially harmful synthetic pesticides.