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
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
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