Does Freezing Work Against Termites?

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If you have termites around, it’s time they chill out. Much like orange oil, zapping, and heat treatments, freezing (or “chilling”) is a method of treating termites that doesn’t rely on the use of chemicals or pesticides. To an increasingly environmentally conscious public, this is very enticing. But if you’re in need of termite treatment […]

“Fish” Out of Water, Inside Your Home: The Troublesome Silverfish

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Something’s fishy, but it’s not fish at all. Rather, it’s silverfish, a notorious nuisance pest. As sneaky little insects, they become a problem for Southern California homeowners when they flock to humid places indoors. Once there, they can be destructive to household property – and it doesn’t help that they’re hard to get rid of […]

How Do You Kill Bed Bugs?

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Few things give people the heebie-jeebies like the mention of bed bugs, and for good reason. Bed bugs are nasty little critters that suck our blood when we’re most vulnerable: in our bed, asleep, trying to sleep tight, trying not to let the bed bugs bite. In the past, bed bugs have been notoriously difficult […]

What Does Free of Infestation or Infection Mean?

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For more than 80 years, people have depended on us to find and eradicate their termites in Southern California. We know that it’s unbecoming of us to brag, but with experience that dates back to the 1930s, we’d like to think we’re pretty good at our jobs. Even though the science and tactics have changed […]

Which Spiders Are Venomous?

Spiders are often demonized in film and popular culture, portrayed as vicious little monsters with lethal bites. And don’t get us wrong spiders are creepy; with their spindly legs and multitudes of eyes, it’s no coincidence that we use this creepy crawler for Halloween decorations. So, we don’t blame you for being wary around them: […]

Contaminating Crawlers: Why Rats Are a Health Hazard

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Rats crawl inside homes and businesses in Southern California to find food and shelter. Because of their habits, we tend to think of them mostly as a threat to our walls and ceilings. But once they get in, they become a major threat to our health as well. While out of sight most of the […]

Drywood Termites: Lurking in the Lumber

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Drywood termites are known to cause silently destructive infestations. Learn more about Southern California’s costliest wood lovers from Lloyd Pest Control.