I had a live on-air interview on KHTS FM 98.1 & AM 1220 recently and among other topics, we talked about the worst bee attack I’ve ever seen in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The woman owned a big beautiful 80-90 year old California pepper tree, off of Sierra Highway that had a large hole in it. Many times trees get a hole and the cavity gets bigger and bigger until eventually the tree dies. Continue reading
I had a live on-air interview on KHTS FM 98.1 & AM 1220 recently to discuss the pest of the season, and what Santa Clarita residents experience throughout the year when it comes to pest control.
When heat of the summer is gone, we stop getting as many big calls about bugs, spiders and black widows. The Fall shifts immediately into termite season, because that is when swarming season starts. Continue reading
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
It doesn’t rain much here in Santa Clarita, but when it does, guess who else wants to escape the wet weather? Pests!
We get a lot of calls from homeowners who have found rats and insects invading their home because of the rainy weather. Continue reading
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
My phone starts ringing off the hook whenever it rains because of… rats! Think about it, you want to get out of the rain and cold and so do they.
They’ve successfully found harborige, mates and food out and about, and then all of a sudden it’s pouring rain and they rush to get inside. Continue reading
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
Question: Is it safe for me and my kids?
Answer: All of our treatment protocols and our products are eco-friendly, kid-friendly, and pet friendly. All of the products used in residential pest control were designed specifically for homes and situations like yours. Continue reading
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