sábado, 28 de noviembre de 2020

NOT ALL GUESTS ARE WELCOME TO OUR HOUSE!

You may love having guests over, but surely ants, rats and cockroaches are not invited. No one in their right mind would want to come home to fleas. In fact, homeowners don’t even want to think about sharing their homes with any kind of pests. Nonetheless, pests pose a very real threat and are more widespread than you may imagine.

While certain pests like ants and cockroaches may be easily found out, rats and mice being nocturnal are not that simple to spot. It is difficult to spot them during the day, but you may find partially nibbled food, droppings, burrows and nests if you have rats or mice in your home. It is scary to think what may be lurking in the unseen areas of your home.


You can avoid the infestation of some pests simply by keeping your house clean. But others will need to be evicted forcefully and this is where a qualified pest control company, like Fieldtech IPS, comes into the picture. A pest control service may use several methods to rid your home of unwanted insects and rodents.

It helps to know that pests want three things that are easily available in your home. These include food, water and shelter. Some insects will even attack your clothing essentially ruining your wardrobe. It is necessary to have an ongoing pest control service maintenance program to ensure that infestations are under control and future ones do not arise.


Common Pests

Ants are a common problem almost all year round. They can wreak havoc indoors or out. Without destroying the nest the ants will only regroup and return.

Cockroaches are also extremely difficult to control, which is not surprising since they can go into hiding and live for a very long time without food or water. Prevention is the best option since roaches are rarely found in scrupulously clean places. Once infested, roaches are not easy to get rid of. We use pesticides that are federally approved to get rid of this pest. A clean house, especially the kitchen, is by far the best method to keep roaches out.

Different kinds of bugs swarm in spring and autumn and form a significant part of the pest control service’s business. They can interfere with your comfort at home or with your gardening Pests can grow in number very quickly, so it's a good idea to call us as soon as possible. Once an infestation is confirmed.

People especially dislike fleas because they can cause physical discomfort. Some pests are nocturnal and feed on human blood. We take special care to rid you of pests problems. All beds are stripped bare and every crevice and joint examined. Even the seams and buttons of mattresses may be teeming with these parasites.

Cats and dogs are carriers of fleas and children playing with the pets may be tormented by the fleas. They are not particularly difficult to control. Dust mites are also found in many homes. They cause asthma and other allergic reactions.Though dust mites can be quite a pain to get rid of, if you keep your home free of dust, the mites will be less of a problem.

If you use amber lighting outside, it will keep insects away. Also, caulking cracks, crevices and joints prevent roaches and other insects from using them as their hiding place. Also, cleanliness goes a long way in helping you keep your house pest free. We will remind you that most pests are tiny and they can survive on crumbs that are dropped on the floor. And while you keep the indoors clean, do not neglect the outdoors. Piles of leaves and other rubbish in your backyard form excellent nesting and hiding places for a wide variety of rodents and insects. It is vital that you clear this away at regular intervals.


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martes, 17 de noviembre de 2020

BANNING DESERVES THE BEST PEST CONTROL

Banning, CA is a great place for exploration and recreation thanks to nearby mountain ranges and proximity to major metro areas. Nestled into a valley, the city also has a mild climate that is not too hot and not too cold. But, perfect weather can have its shortcomings namely, pests.

The temperate weather in Banning, CA makes the city a great host for pests of all kinds year-round. While pest control is something that comes with owning a home, business, or property, Fieldtech IPS has you covered. From one-off operations to long-term pest prevention, we are experienced in putting pests in their place and out of yours. Keep your Banning, CA home free from disease-carrying, damage-causing pests with Fieldtech IPS. These are the main pests that we exterminate in that area:


Fleas

There is nothing savory about these fleas, they hatch from larva and feast on the fecal pellets of their adult forbearers until they enter the pupa stage, wherein they enter a pesticide-resistant cocoon, which can last up to six months or until they sense the presence of a hot-blooded body to chomp on. Then, when the moment’s right, they bust out of their cocoons as vicious blood suckers that scorn the likes of pets, cats and humans alike.


Odorous House Ants

Named for the gross, rotten smell they released when squashed, this species was prominent in the area until the Argentine ants displaced them. They are a little larger than the Argentines which did little to help them against their Napoleonic-statured adversaries. The fact that they do not bite or sting may also explain their displacement. 


German Roaches

These are the smaller roaches that live in Southern California. In fact, German roaches are the most common roach in the USA. These roaches are tan or light brown and a mated pair can produce up to one million roaches. Also, given their elusive eating habits, it can be difficult to detect them in your home until they already have a sizable population. German roaches mainly feed on human food, but can survive for months on simple starches found in furniture glue and book bindings. Brown-banded roaches are less common and are easily identified by the pale brown bands that can be seen stretching across the wings of the adults. Neither of these roaches bite or sting.


House Mouse

House mice are the most common commensal rodent in the world. With tiny eyes and big ears, they are far cuter than any rat, but don’t be fooled: these vermin contaminate food stores and are direct carriers of many human diseases. Plus, they like to get biz-ay, if you know what we mean. One female can have a litter of up to eight babies eight times each year. These rodents will only bite if threatened or confronted.


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viernes, 13 de noviembre de 2020

REDLANDS AGAINST PEST INVASION

In recent years, Redlands (CA) has seen its prosperity make a visible mark on Southern California, but that does not mean pests aren’t a problem. They invade this cozy community at high rates. No neighborhood is free from infestations, no matter how beautiful the homes, and businesses are, they are also at risk.

With the help of Fieldtech IPS, you don’t have to worry about pests. Whether they have come in from San Bernardino National Forest or any of the nearby urban feasting grounds. If they are causing problems on your Redlands, CA, property, let our technicians handle it. Our signature pest control not only gets rid of pests, but keeps them out as well.

Stop pests from interrupting your life in Redlands, CA. Get quality pest control from Fieldtech IPS, contact us today! These are the main pests that we treat in this area:


Fire Ants

There’s a reason these ants don’t have a gentile name like Super Cool Soothing Ants,  the California Fire Ant bites! The pain from a Fire Ant bite can be pretty nasty, sometimes more painful than a bee sting. The good news is that they are nowhere near as prominent as the Argentine Ant, and live mostly in small, inland colonies. They also do not reproduce with the ferocity of the Argentine Ant.

The bad news is that a distant cousin, the Red Imported Fire Ant has recently moved into locations near Southern California and these jerks have a much more painful bite than the regular Fire Ants. In fact, in Texas, public playgrounds have been closed due to being overrun by the Red Imported Fire Ant.


American and Oriental Roaches

These make up the bigger species. If you have ever met a roach in your home big enough that you considered naming it and subsequently considered putting your house up for sale good chances that it was either an American or Oriental roach.

These guys can be found underneath sinks, along baseboards, in low cabinetry, horror movies and your nightmares. They are identifiable by their dark colored bodies and the waxy sheen on the winged backs. Generally, they don’t sting or bite, but your nerves may never recover from the first time you accidentally crush one with your foot.


Roof  Rats

Roof rats like to to get high… no we are not talking about some bong-smoking rodent (although that might explain their love of cheese). Roof rats prefer to live in high places like power lines, beams and rain gutters. When the weather gets cold, they will venture into homes and workplaces. These rats are dark gray or black colored, and are recognizable by the scaly, worm-like tails that rail behind them. Roof rats are known to bite and to damage any kind of property in a few days.


Black Widow Spiders

Perhaps the most notorious spider is the black widow. Highly recognizable, a black or brown color, severe legs, and its trademark the rust-colored hourglass shape that adorns its abdomen. The female is the one to look out for, since the male’s venom becomes almost benign when it reaches maturity.

But those ladies do bite, and the symptoms are a lot less cool than the super strength and agility that Spider Man received after being bit by a spider. If you a black widow bites you, contact a physician immediately, otherwise you may experience symptoms of increased body temperature and blood pressure, sweating and nausea. Bites are rarely fatal, except occasionally in very small children.



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martes, 10 de noviembre de 2020

BARSTOW SPECIALISTS IN PEST CONTROL

Looking for a pest professional in Barstow, look no further than Fieldtech IPS. Which common pests are you most likely to encounter in Barstow, CA?  


These are the top three for us. 

European Earwig

The European earwig is an invasive specie and is widespread throughout California. Earwigs are tiny, unattractive insects that may reside in your homes sometimes. The name earwig originates from a superstition that these insects crawl into people’s ears while they are asleep. But you can relax because there is no truth to this myth! Earwigs do not crawl into people’s ears, neither are they harmful. However, you wouldn’t want to get an earwig infestation because these insects are gross and ugly to look at and they emit a foul-smelling liquid. Although earwigs do not bite, they leave your house smelling bad and unbearable. If you detect the signs timely, you will be able to get the infestation treated before they make your house smell foul or increase to numbers that you can see them crawling on the floors. Different types of earwigs show different patterns of infestation, some infest in groups while some don’t.

Argentine Ant

Argentine ants are widespread throughout the southern states, California and Hawaii. These ants are tenacious, and generally spraying near their nests or around your house will cause them to bud off and create new nests, making your infestation worse. Instead, use baits that allow worker ants to bring poison back into their nests and kill off the colony. Additionally, make sure to keep all surfaces clean at all times, so there is nothing for them to try to forage from your home. If your home is becoming a haven for Argentine Ants, get help from the professional

Bed Bug

Bedbugs are small, reddish-brown parasitic insects that bite the exposed skin of sleeping humans and animals to feed on their blood. Although bedbugs aren't known to spread disease, they can cause other public health and economic issues.

About the size of an apple seed, bedbugs hide in the cracks and crevices of beds, box springs, headboards, bed frames and any other objects around a bed. The risk of encountering bedbugs increases if you spend time in places with high turnovers of nighttime guests such as: hotels, hospitals or homeless shelters. If you have bedbugs in your home, professional extermination is recommended.

Effective pest control is not a single-time event. To keep your Barstow home pest-free, your local Fiedltech specialist will implement a proprietary cycle of services known as the I.P.M. (Integrated Pest Management). This cycle ensures complete erradication of your pest problem, plus on-going monitoring for Barstow’s most common pests.


Barstow Pest Control

Just what type of pest does pest control in Barstow? Many. From ant control to bed bug control, your Barstow Fieldtech specialist specializes in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of household invaders. Each treatment plan is customized to each customer’s needs. And each solution is backed by the Fieltech Guarantee. Treatment methods also vary by pest type. A number of different pests inhabit the Barstow area, but your local Fieldtch specialist is well versed in the behaviors these pests display in this part of Barstow. Here’s a quick run-down of the pest-specific solutions Fieldtech offers:

Ant control

Bed bug control

Stinging insect control

Cockroach control

Flea control

Fly control

Rodent control

Spider control

And more …

So if you’re looking for a Barstow pest specialist who knows what to do in the face of almost any invader, call Fiedltech today.


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martes, 3 de noviembre de 2020

BLOOMINGTON PEST CONTROL

Pests can wreak absolute havoc on your home right under your nose! Often, homeowners don't know they have a pest problem until it's too late, and they're stuck with thousands of dollars in home repair bills! Fortunately, Fieldtech IPS Pest Control has accredited experts who know exactly what to look for and can offer you the best solution for those infesting terrors!


We offer free inspection in practically any structure! During your free, no obligation inspection, our specialist will diagnose the severity of your infestation, as well as identify what type of pest you have and the best treatments to get rid of your unwelcome house-guests.

So if you suspect of the presence of any pest in your home, give us a call. Our certified specialists have the knowledge and expertise to catch the culprits and send them away for good! This is crucial in the fight versus pests as the bed bugs as well as bats are both most usual pests that are located in Bloomington. When you are searching for an excellent bat and also bed bug control company in Bloomington you must consider what is triggering the pests in your area as well as what kind of pest control approach you require. As an example, bats can be gotten rid of by using pest management techniques, as well as if you have an energetic infestation, you should think about an approach with eco-friendly and natural treatments in your area.

If you have a big infestation after that you might need to choose the services of a professional pest control company to treat the pests. 

Bat Control

Bats are scary! While bats may roost near your home, especially during warmer months, they often go unseen due to their nocturnal lifestyle. The truth is that bats generally do not cause harm to humans. In fact, some people encourage bats to stay at their properties because bats are voracious insect eaters. However, there is good reason for your concern: Bats may be infected by rabies and other diseases. Bats may contribute to fungal infection. Parasites use bats as hosts. Many people are just generally uncomfortable when bats are present.


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sábado, 31 de octubre de 2020

PEST CONTROL IN TWIN PEAKS CA

There are a whole lot things to worry about in life. Pests do not need to be just one of them. At Fieldtech IPS, our priority is making sure that your residence is a pest free environment. We work with a pest management process that allows us to exterminate: spiders, bed bugs, cockroaches, wasps, ants and rodents in Twin Peaks, CA.



Ants 

Most ant species are highly developed social insects that live in permanent nests, which depending on the species, may be in the soil, in timber, under pavers, in wall cavities or roof voids. Ants may travel large distances in search of food. Even the cleanest of homes can provide a ready food source for ants which once found can invade in large numbers, such that professional help is required. Some inflict severe bites but most are a nuisance pest when they infest kitchens and BBQ areas in large numbers.


Bed Bugs 

Blood-suckers commonly found in motels, hostels or boarding houses where itinerant travelers stay overnight. Bed bugs are often found in buildings used to store second-hand furniture or clothing. How do Bed Bugs get into bed? Bed bugs are transported with luggage, clothing and other articles, but not on the person. It is not possible to know if someone is a ‘bed bug carrier’. Bed Bugs do bite at night. Next morning you may see dots of blood in a line on bed linen. The blood has a sickly sweet odor. Also look for dried blood deposits around cracks in the bed, bed-head, flooring, bedside furniture and mattress.

Life cycle: From the egg, the bed bug has five nymphal stages before becoming an adult. The adults and nymphs leave their harborage area to feed every 2 to 3 days. They feed for 3 to 5 minutes at night, in the early morning hours, before returning to their harborage area, usually located within a few meters from their feeding area. Bed bugs can survive for long periods without a blood meal.


Hobo Spiders

Although the bite of the hobo spider is initially painless, the bite can be serious. After 24 hours, the bite develops into a blister and after 24-36 hours, the blister breaks open, leaving an open, oozing ulceration. Typically when the venom is injected, the victim will experience an immediate redness, which develops around the bite. The most common reported symptom is severe headache. Other symptoms can include nausea, weakness, fatigue, temporary memory loss and vision impairment. In any case, first aid and medical attention should be sought, if bitten, as and when any adverse health effects are observed. They are brown in color and the adults measure roughly 1/3 to 2/3 inch in body length and 2/3 to 2 inches in leg span. Their abdomens have several chevron shaped markings. Males are distinctively different from females in that they have two large palpi (mouth parts) that look like boxing gloves. Females tend to have a larger and rounder abdomen when compared to males.


Cockroaches 

Are known carriers of serious diseases, such as, salmonella, dysentery, gastroenteritis and other stomach complaint organisms. They adulterate food and spread pathogenic organisms with their feces and defensive secretions. Cockroaches must molt regularly throughout their life-cycle. The discarded skin becomes airborne and can cause severe asthmatic reactions, particularly to children, the elderly and people with bronchial ailments. The cockroach begins as an egg: The female produces an egg sac which she carries or deposits in a safe place. The young cockroach or "nymph" will undergo a series of molts, shedding it's external skeleton, as it grows to adulthood. The entire life cycle may extend to a few months depending on the species and environmental factors, such as, access to food and moisture, adequate shelter and warm temperatures.

Wasps

The Yellow Jacket Wasp can attack as a group and may sting many times which is very painful and highly inflammatory particularly if stung around the throat or other glandular parts of the body. Deaths are known to occur when a European Wasp stings a person after the wasp has been swallowed. The European Wasp may enter a soft drink or beer can (they like sugar) and if swallowed, it will bite and inject it's venom inside the persons throat which will causing massive swelling of the glands and possible asphyxiation (suffocation). Paper Wasps can be very aggressive in hot weather and may cause severe pain from their sting. They are about 20 mm in length, and should be approached with caution.

Rats 

Often cause electrical fires in buildings by gnawing through plastic electrical junction boxes. Rats must constantly gnaw on hard objects to cut back their constantly growing incisor teeth. In addition, they live in the most unsanitary places, and are carriers of serious health risks to humans from their droppings and constant incontinence (they use urine trails to find their way in the dark).


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lunes, 26 de octubre de 2020

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 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

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.


Ants 

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.


Bed bugs

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.


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miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2020

PEST TREATMENT IN BIG BEAR LAKE

We offer specific as well as general pest control in Big Bear Lake, California. In the pest control industry, new systems and products are always being developed to take care of pests. As these improvements advance and grow, the general goal is to lower the impact on the environment and on other animals that aren't being targeted. Some of the most recent pest control products are used to get rid of the following insects:



Spiders

Spiders are actually fairly harmless to have in and around your home. Some people even like having them around because they often help keep the level of other household insects in check by eating them; they actually do a pretty good job of this. Still, you need to be aware of some of the problems they can present. First, a spider infestation is not good, if you think seeing one is bad, imagine seeing thousands of them scurrying all over the place and all over everything. It is not a pretty site. Also, while most are harmless, others are quite dangerous. Some, like the Black Widow can inflict painful and serious venomous bites. 

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) get their name from their reputation as being the worst bedfellows. These insects lay dormant during the daylight hours in small cracks and crevices, including mattress seams, furniture, sheets, behind baseboards, and electrical outlets. And like all parasitic vampires, bed bugs emerge at night (peak activity being between midnight and 7 a.m.) looking for warm bodies on which to feast. Bed bugs are tiny bloodsuckers – only about an eighth on an inch in length. They’re recognizable by their reddish-brown color and flat, oval-shaped bodies.

Fleas

The population of fleas has been rising in recent years as these pests become increasingly resistant to traditional methods of treatment. Fleas in the house can be very difficult to control because of the resistance they have developed. They can pose a serious health risk to humans and pets. Fleas will feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body and typically leave behind itchy, unsightly marks and can cause severe allergic reactions as well. If you suspect a flea infestation in your home, it is important to contact a licensed pest professional, immediately to rid your home of fleas and help prevent future occurrences.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches may become pests in homes, schools, restaurants, hospitals, warehouses, offices, and virtually in any structure that has food preparation or storage areas. They contaminate food and eating utensils, occasionally damage fabric and paper products, leave stains on surfaces, and produce unpleasant odors when present in high enough numbers. When cockroaches that live outdoors come into contact with human excrement in sewers or with pet droppings, they have the potential to transmit bacteria that cause food poisoning (Salmonella spp. and Shigella spp.) if they enter into structures. German cockroaches are believed to be capable of transmitting diseasecausing organisms such as Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., hepatitis virus, and coliform bacteria.

They also have been implicated in the spread of typhoid and dysentery. Indoor infestations of cockroaches are an important source of allergens and risk for asthma among some populations. 

Wasps

While many homeowners believe the best way to deal with wasps is to crush them, the truth is that when wasps are crushed, their bodies release a chemical pheromone that draws other wasps close by to their nests. That’s why our seasoned pest control techs will either remove the hive directly or destroy it with commercial chemicals sprays. Our method will depend on the severity of the wasp problem, the proximity to your home, and whether there are trees, flowers, or a forest nearby. 


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viernes, 16 de octubre de 2020

COMMON PESTS IN WRIGHTWOOD

Rats

Rats are some of the worst problems to have in your home. They are destructive, can cause major damage to your home, and they carry diseases. Most of us do not want them around our children and family. Unfortunately, they love the warm climate that is present in Wrightwood.

No one wants to deal with mice and rat control problems. Therefore, it is important that you protect your house or business in Wrightwood 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 like Fieldtech IPS and asking about pest control services for the Wrightwood area.


Wildlife

There are many nuisance wildlife that can turn your life upside down. Skunks, possums, and other creatures can wreck your house. These invaders will climb into your attic and into your basement. Regrettably, a wildlife problem isn’t a problem that you can fix on your own. You need professional assistance. Otherwise, the wildlife will go time and time again. Fieldtch IPS will transfer the animals far away from your house and release them. 

Ants

The tiny Argentine ant can to fit through cracks and holes as small as one millimeter in order to find food and water for its colony. You will find Argentine ants mostly in the southern United States, especially California. It is generally understood that Argentine ants may have entered the United States aboard ships carrying coffee or sugar from Argentina during the 1890s. They expanded from the coast throughout California and to the southern parts of the United States.


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martes, 13 de octubre de 2020

ROOF RATS AND BAT CONTROL IN PHELAN

RATS

Roof rats are now present in large numbers in Phelan, causing considerable financial loss and headache to those who are unfortunate enough to experience an infestation. In this region, roof rats are normally a grey/brown color, often have a white stomach, (but may be darker) and have a long, nearly hairless or hairless, scaly tail at least as long as the body.


An adult roof rat requires an opening only the size of a nickel to gain entry, younger rats may be able to enter an opening the size of a dime. Roof rats will eat just about anything, and need to constantly gnaw on items to keep their teeth. Vehicle wiring, wood, vinyl siding, appliance and home insulation,  aluminum siding, electrical wiring, paper, and even some types of metal and concrete are no match for a roof rat’s gnawing.  

Commercially grown crops, home gardens, livestock and poultry waste, hay, grains, pet food, fruit from trees and vines, trash, leather, tree bark, metal and plastic plumbing (to gain access to water) and even chicken feathers are on a roof rat’s menu.  In agricultural areas, they cause significant financial losses due to crop damage. 

Roof rats are capable of climbing any rough vertical surface. Bricks, cinder block, and  stucco several stories high are scaled with little effort. 

Roof rats live approximately one year, but sometimes longer. Females live longer than males.  A juvenile roof rat reaches breeding age by 12 weeks, and a female roof rat will have 4 to 6 litters per year. Each litter averages 5 to 8 pups.

Rats must be trapped and completely eliminated not only to preserve property and human health (when found in buildings) but to stop the spread of roof rats to new areas.  They carry fleas and ticks, and are known to carry and spread murine typhus, leptospirosis, trichinosis, salmonellosis, rat bite fever, and plague via infected fleas and ticks, in nests, etc.  Anywhere a rat has been is a potential source of contamination. 


BATS 

Bats are a wonderful and beneficial member of the mammal family, and are the only mammals with wings. Taking to the desert skies at night, they consume insects, pollinate plants and disburse plant seed.  Worldwide, there are over 1,100 species of bats. 40 of those species are found in the United States, and California in certain areas like Phelan.  

While bats do use caves and old mines in which to live, some desert species tend to live in cracks and crevices in-between large rocks, under tree bark, etc., while others live in trees.  They drink while flying just above water sources, skimming the surface. Many species will eat their own weight in insects every night.

Sometimes bats choose to roost and raise young in places they aren’t meant to be.  An unsecured attic is a popular choice.   Should bats choose an attic, they can cause a of damage, and deposit large amounts of guano (bat feces.)  Bat guano often contains micro organisms that can make people sick.   Bats may also be carriers of rabies.

Sometimes a bat will fly in through an open window, entering the living area of a home. 

It is very important, in either circumstance, to enlist the services of a trained wildlife control professional-and never an exterminator, for humane and safe bat removal.

Be certain you are consulting with a licensed wildlife control operator, one who is trained in the humane techniques used in removing bats from your home, warehouse, or other enclosed areas.


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jueves, 8 de octubre de 2020

PEST CONTROL IN HESPERIA

The sun is shining, the weather is warm in Hesperia, no one can wait to get out enjoy the sunshine, but unfortunately for us, bugs feel the same way. When we think of spring, we like to think of picnics and scenic walks, but another thing we should be thinking about this time of year is pest control. Pests can ruin a good time no matter what time of year; anything from annoying ants to something much more serious like a wasp’s nests can cause serious problems for any unprepared household. 


During the wintertime, pests like to invade the warm homes of humans in an effort to escape the cold weather outside. It is during this time that residents are more likely to see rodents, roaches, silverfish, and stinkbugs lurking in their homes. Depending on the pest in question, some can be put on hold for a few weeks for extermination, while others may require a more urgent response. In the springtime, the unwanted visitors we are most likely to encounter will be spiders, flies, and ants – with ants being the most common because it can be difficult to know for sure if an entire colony has been exterminated, or only a handful of them.

Once it gets to summertime in Hesperia, the most common types of pests that require extermination services are bats, termites, and ticks; other common pests dealt with during this time of year include ants and mosquitoes. As the weather shifts back into fall, we can expect to see a return of spiders, rodents, and stinkbugs; fleas are another common pest that will make itself known during the summer as well. Some pests, however, prefer to be human nuisances all year round, such as cockroaches and bed bugs.

Exterminator prices with Fieldtech IPS can vary depending on the season and type of pest, the area surrounding the site of infestation, and local laws and ordinances.


Call us for immediate help: 1-800-805-5758

Our service includes free estimate and a free inspection.

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