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Rats On Their Way Indoors Due To Rain

It’s been raining lately and will rain again soon and that means rats are trying to come indoors. Many people hear them and buy the least expensive do-it-yourself option, which are glue boards.

When laying glue boards, if you don’t do it properly you are essentially just throwing money out the window. Actually, three out of four times, when I show up to a customers house who has already laid glue boards down to catch a rodent, they are not properly placed. Continue reading

How Orange Oil Kills Termites

If you’re reading this, chances are you suspect that you have drywood termites in your home.

At Unipest we offer Santa Clarita residents the most eco, family and pet friendly options for this, like Orange Oil. Orange oil is the most natural extermination technique available.

But how does Orange Oil work? My answer to this is something called the capillary effect. Continue reading

What To Expect In An Escrow Inspection

Don’t let the Termite Inspection Ruin Your Escrow! (Or) What to expect when ordering an Escrow Termite Inspection in Santa Clarita, CA (or) the Good news and the bad news about Escrow termite inspections

By Cardon Ellis

Termite Inspections… everybody knows you need to get one, but even seasoned homebuyers are often just as unaware as first time homebuyers about what an actual termite inspection IS and what to expect during the process. That’s probably why you hear so many agents say “we will wait until we see the Termite Inspection Report before we get excited,” about many home transactions. Continue reading

Why Get A Termite Inspection?

Benjamin Franklin is notorious for stating that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In Southern California, Specifically Santa Clarita, we measure things slightly differently.

Distance isn’t measured in miles, but in minutes, conveniently divided into “with traffic,” or “without traffic.” Well, in the termite world, “prevention” and “cure” are measured in dollars so perhaps if Benjamin Franklin were a Santa Clarita Termite Inspector he may say “$100 of termite prevention is worth $1000 of orange oil treatment or fumigation!” Continue reading

How To “Termite Proof” Your House In Santa Clarita

You remember when you were a kid in biology class and the teacher cleverly informed you that cockroaches are so adaptable and breed so quickly that they could survive a nuclear holocaust?

Well, cockroaches ARE super adaptable, and they could survive almost anything… and they have already succeeded in doing so by evolving into termites about 170 million years ago. Continue reading

Santa Clarita’s Most Invasive Rat And How To Identify It

Most of us at one point have asked or been asked by a friend “if you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?”.

Most people make jokes about not eating a certain burrito, or lament not having asked out that special person in college, but, as a pest control professional, if I had the opportunity to go back in time, I would wait on the Californian waterfronts in the late 1700’s to stop the first Roof Rat from coming off the ships from Asia! Continue reading

Eco-friendly Commercial And Residential Pest Control

Unipest of Santa Clarita specializes in eco-friendly commercial and residential pest control. We have found a combination that is not only natural but also extremely effective.

People think that offering organic alternatives to pest control is a new concept, but many of the pest control products used are, and have always been pretty natural. The social pressure for more environmentally friendly products is definitely new, and we are happy to offer our clients all of the best organic and natural options out there!

We use a lot of products with essential oils in them, especially for ants and spiders. Some essential oils we use are: Rosemary, Peppermint, Geranium, and Thyme. Continue reading