How Ants Became Southern California’s Number One Nuisance Pest

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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?

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How can I keep bugs out of my house?

Fox 5 invited us to their studio for a segment called “What’s Buggin’ You?” Our entomologist, Dr. Eric Paysen and Fox 5 Morning News Anchor, Shally Zomorodi, review some steps you can take to avoid pests in your home this summer. DIY Tips To Defend Your Home Against Pests Screens.  Fix those hole-y screens to keep […]