Why Do I Have Ants in My Home? How Do I Get Rid of Ants?
If you happen to spot a trail of ants in your home or business, the Argentine ant is likely the culprit. But what has made these insects such a widespread concern in our region? And why do you have these ants in your area? Argentine Ants: Southern California’s Insect Invaders As one of the most […]
How Ants Became Southern California’s Number One Nuisance Pest
Ants are the worst pest in the world, and we’re not exaggerating when we say that. Homeowners say so, listing the insects before cockroaches, spiders, and bed bugs. But even though ants don’t spread diseases or bite like other common pests, they’re still a major nuisance. With colonies that are not only massive, but also […]
Do Ants Sting?
Ants – when they’re somewhere, they’re everywhere. In the late summer, it seems you can’t leave any food out without returning to find them crawling around in it. If you’ve never woken up to find a line of ants marching through your bathroom, well, kudos. But when it gets hot out in Southern California, ants […]
Profiling California’s Least Wanted: Ants
Comic Con is gone, but some supervillains remain. Lloyd Pest Control profiles four of the most notorious ant species in California.
The Great Pest Migration: A Consequence of Drought and Heat
Following the drought, pests are still seeking Southern California homes for refuge. Learn their motivations and how to stop them with Lloyd Pest Control.
7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Pests
Some ants protect their nests with their heads Aside from being able to carry objects 50 times their own body weight, ants display another behavior that is quite spectacular. head to protect its colony from unwanted guests. Ants use to live alongside the dinosaurs over 130 million years ago. Fossilized evidence of ants and other […]
Twas the night before Christmas
A concerned individual ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Creatures were stirring, including a mouse Neither of us had a clue how they got here Our house is infested I told my dear The children were awake stirring in their beds While visions of spiders danced in their heads When out […]
The Journey of Argentine Ants
In Southern California, we see our share of ants. In fact, we’ve written several posts about why you get ants in your home , how to prevent ants, and how to treat ants. Here at Lloyd Pest Control, we are always on the lookout for news and discussions about our favorite topic – pests! Recently, we […]
How to Prevent and Treat Fire Ants
Summer months are notorious for bringing vibrant sunshine, the inevitable heat, and a not so desirable fire. Fire ants are more than just a backyard nuisance – they’re capable of harming you, your children, and even your beloved pets. This highly invasive species can be found in various parts of the country including certain areas of […]
Ants March into Homes as Weather Warms
There is one house guest that no one wants, but nearly everyone gets – ants. And as the weather continues to warm, ants will begin marching one-by-one indoors. Take the necessary steps to prevent ants from ruining your summer fun. A recent study of pest professionals, conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has revealed […]