Invincible Insects: How To Get Rid of German Cockroaches

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Predating the dawn of civilization, cockroaches have been roaming the earth for millions of years, making them the oldest known insects in modern-day existence. Throughout multiple millennia, roaches’ anatomy hasn’t changed all that much, either—as the oldest fossils found look nearly identical to the cockroaches that creep us out today. Talk about being more resilient […]

How To Get Rid of Fleas and Prevent Typhus Disease

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In Southern California, flea outbreaks have recently spread a deadly disease known as flea-borne murine typhus—and experts believe it’s due to the worsening conditions within growing homeless populations. With conducive habitats, booming rat populations, and plenty of potential hosts, flea-borne typhus outbreaks are on the rise throughout urban areas in Los Angeles and Orange County—which […]

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 […]

The Frustrating Factors That Have Helped Bed Bugs Flourish

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“Goodnight. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Despite bed bugs living among humans for eons, there was a point in time when these blood-sucking bugs were so rare in the United States that some Americans didn’t even know they existed. If you were one of these people, you may have once believed they […]

How To Get Rid of Snails: A Slimy Scourge On Gardens, Farms, and Crops

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The slimy scourge that we know of as snails were introduced to California in the 1850s from international travelers. Thought to be carried over by French escargot connoisseurs (Snail-eaters? Ick!) and hobbyists who collected these shelled slugs, the brown garden snail (Cornu aspersum) has since multiplied its population exponentially – destroying bountiful West Coast gardens, […]

How to Prevent Wasps from Moving In This Summer

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From backyard barbecues to patio parties, the beginning of summer marks a season full of outdoor celebrations with your friends and family. Whether you’re cooking up something delicious on the grill or sipping on an ice-cold drink, enjoying your time in the summer sun is no fun when wicked wasps try to crash your party! […]

How Does Lloyd Pest Control Treat Termites?

Southern California is a hotspot not only for tourists, businesses, and those who love year-round sunny weather (we’re with you on that), but for termites as well. They chew into our buildings – and there are plenty of wooden structures throughout Southern California to keep them hanging around. That’s why at Lloyd Pest Control, we […]

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 […]