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
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
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
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
Black widows and “brown widows” are extremely successful in the Santa Clarita Valley, and this summer time heat is making their populations grow even more. A black widow’s venom is reported to be 15 times more venomous than a rattlesnake’s and their web more powerful than stainless steel.
The spider’s venom is a paralytic neurotoxin that freezes their prey and can be a significant health hazard to larger animals like humans and pets.
Many people mistake spiders in their homes for Brown Recluses, but to date, there have been no registered cases of brown recluse bites in California. In theory, they could survive in an imported good for a period of time, but they wouldn’t reproduce effectively. Continue reading
We at Unipest fumigate many Santa Clarita Valley homes. People often ask us when fumigation is necessary, how the process works and question it’s safety.
Fumigation is an extremely effective way of eliminating both drywood termites and bed bugs, but can also be used to eliminate a myriad of pests.
Because we specialize in organic and eco-friendly products for pest control, we generally opt for orange oil, an all natural termite killer. If the structural integrity of the home is at risk or if there are just too many termites in the house, that’s when we will tent. The primary advantage of fumigation is that it has a 99.3% success rate. Continue reading
As a pest control company here in Santa Clarita, one of the best parts of our job is the satisfaction that comes from having a job where we get to help people.
People call us because they are distressed that they have bed bugs, or they found termites, or they have ants and spiders and we get to see them go from distressed to seeing them very happy and relieved. Continue reading