If you’ve ever asked the question, “How did killer bees come to California?”, a Santa Clarita pest control company owner is sharing the story of the Africanized bees’ arrival, and clarifying how common they are locally today.
Originally, only the more docile European honey bees were present in Santa Clarita, but this changed in the decades after an “accident” in 1954 in Brazil, according to Cardon Ellis of Unipest. Continue reading
An expert from the Santa Clarita pest control company Unipest is aiming to help residents avoid bee hive removals this summer around their houses by naming two common issues that can result in infestations.
“It got hot all of a sudden, so everybody’s calling me with all kinds of crazy bee infestations,” said Cardon Ellis, owner of Unipest, adding that Santa Clarita usually gets an influx of bee activity after the weather gets to be above 77 degrees. Continue reading
Bees and crane fly populations are booming here in the Santa Clarita Valley, and I had a live on-air interview on KHTS AM 1220 recently to talk about what these pests actually are and how we can rid your home of them.
Crane flies are large, slender, long legged flying bugs that many people mistake for large mosquitos. Now that it’s starting to warm up, all of those eggs are hatching and we have a ton of crane flies everywhere. Continue reading
For residents interested in learning how to check a mattress for bedbugs when travelling, the Santa Clarita pest control company Unipest is offering advice.
Inspecting a mattress for bedbugs prior to sleeping there is easy and fast, according to Cardon Ellis of Unipest. Continue reading
I had a live on-air interview on KHTS FM 98.1 & AM 1220 recently to talk about the booming population of rats and roaches here in Santa Clarita and how it got to be so bad.
When it comes to cleanliness in order to be proactively avoiding bugs and rats, it used to be true that you could take the trash out often and avoid messes and you wouldn’t get pests as often. Continue reading
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