Pest Control in Lake Arrowhead. Since California is one of the few states that pests call home due to the weather conditions, it is important that you protect your house or business in Lake Arrowhead as quickly as possible. Protecting your home doesn’t have to be complicated; it can be as easy as calling a trusted pest management provider and asking for pest control in Lake Arrowhead and home control services for the Lake Arrowhead area. A pest control expert will deliver safe and professional home pest control based on your unique needs and pest problems for Lake Arrowhead residents. We treat the following pests in this area:
Earwigs are very adaptable species, able to survive just about anywhere there is a food source. They, like most earwigs, are omnivorous and will eat everything from living plants to decaying animal matter. As their habits are very effected by temperature Earwigs are drawn to the type of environment that provides them with consistent temperatures. The European earwig is considered the worst of the earwig species where crop damage is concerned. While even this species cannot inflict the kind of damage that other species of pest insects can, they do damage different types of vegetation such as beans, beets, celery, strawberries, plums, cucumbers, potatoes and more. They will eat ornamental flower species as well such as dahlia, carnations and sweet-william.
They have been known to eat a wide variety of other insect species such as aphids, spiders, caterpillars and other species. They are especially well known for eating aphids. They also eat fungus as well. In the human home, they are pest species because of the wide variety of things they consider food. Earwigs can be easily spotted at home, but you can set “sample traps” to see just how many are in your home. It will be very difficult to get rid of all of your earwig infestation with traps alone, though, but it will give you an idea of how many earwigs you may have in your home.
Argentine ants live in mega colonies with hundreds of thousands of members. The largest colony discovered in Europe was said to be over 3,700 miles long! The only role of the male Argentine ants is to mate while the females do all of the food collection and building. While other types of ants attack their same species, Argentine ants do not. This incredibly large colony size is unique to Argentine ants. Because all Argentine ants have similar DNA, they recognize each other as family. They form identical interconnected colonies where the queen shares worker ants. More than one queen can live in each colony. The queen is often times up to four times the length of a worker ant and may have wings. Due to multiple queens living in the same place, it is extremely difficult to terminate a colony.
The first sign of a problem may occur when you see a trail of crumbs coming from the pantry. Argentine ants leave crumbs and a pheromone trail to remember where they have been and save time the next time they are looking for food. Once you find the ants, step on a few. If they leave a musty odor behind it is most likely an Argentine ant colony. These ants bite but they don’t sting. They are not a threat to humans, but they may contaminate your food.
Do not try to treat this invasion with pesticides found at your local hardware store as it can cause stress to the colony which just signals the queens to produce more eggs. Always be very careful with poison around children and animals. Due to the difficulty in terminating these colonies, it is best to call a pest professional for help.
Signs of a problem: The most likely place for a bed bug to live is in or near your bed. They like small dark spaces and reside in mattresses, box springs, bedside tables, dresser drawers, cracks in the walls and carpeting. They will leave dark red stains on your sheets. You may also find skin that they have shed. The smell of bed bugs is a foul sweet scent. Bed bugs are nocturnal, so you should get a flashlight and search in the evening hours if you believe there is a problem.
Do they attack humans? Yes, bed bugs live off of human blood and need the nutrients in blood to reproduce. Bed bugs typically are able to suck blood from exposed skin on a human without being noticed. It may take up to 10 minutes for a feeding. A burning or itchy rash may occur several days after the bite. Try over the counter creams to treat the rash. In rare cases, an allergic reaction may occur that needs help from a medical professional.
Stopping a bed bug infestation: First, you will need to remove everything from the infested room including all clothing and bedding. Be very careful in removing furniture you wish to discard, because bed bugs could fall off and find a new place to live inside your home. Launder everything in the infected room on the hottest temperature setting suggested. Vacuum the room thoroughly and empty the vacuum outside the house. Call a pest professional for assistance in treating furniture you want to keep. Heat treatment or chemical treatment may be used to terminate the infestation. Ask your pest professional at Fiedltech IPS for more information.