Our pest specialists are ready to take on the challenge.
Unipest Pest Control is the Santa Clarita Valley’s first line of defense when it comes to safe, organic pest control that effectively eliminates pests.
For organic, safe pest control and extermination options in Santa Clarita, Unipest is never second best. Continue reading
What began as a father and son’s dream in a suburban garage in Valencia, the local Santa Clarita family opened up their eco-friendly and organic pest control business over 25 years ago.
The business, now a large success and local household name, strives to provide continued quality service and maintain their friendly and service-oriented relationship with the community. Continue reading
Cardon Ellis of Unipest Pest Control explains an interaction with a customer when a homeowner heading to the kitchen to grab cereal in the pantry for breakfast and finds pests inside the box.
Now the question pops in the customer’s head on what type of pest this is and how to get rid of them, Ellis said. In this case the homeowner is dealing with an Indian meal moth. Continue reading
A Santa Clarita pest control company describes how aggressive bees pose a danger to people and pets, and how beehive removal can mitigate that danger.
Unipest, a Santa Clarita pest control company, explained how they can help home- and business-owners protect themselves, their customers and nearby pets by removing or exterminating beehives. Continue reading
If you need residential pest control in Santa Clarita for ants, spiders or other pests that you’ve noticed around your home, Unipest can help with a wide range of eco-friendly services.
The experts from Unipest can conduct an inspection and make an individualized treatment plan tailored to fit your home’s specific situation, whether that be for bi-monthly, monthly or one-time services. Continue reading
Most lending organizations don’t want to loan on a property unless they are assured that the property doesn’t have any “Wood Destroying Organism” that threaten its structural integrity.
These infamous “Section One” items must be eliminated in most transactions before a home can go through escrow and fortunately, Unipest is a full-service Escrow Inspection, treatments, and construction repair company.
We work with all the local companies, United America Realty, HSB Realty, Realty Executives, Realty One, Re-Max, Keller Williams, etc. and have an efficient pipeline for termite identification, elimination, and certification.
Our State-Certified Termite and WDO Inspectors will come to your house, identify what types of termites, dry rot, fungus, or section one items are present and prepare a plan for their speedy removal or remedy so you can get your “clearance” and move through escrow…generally within less than a week.
You don’t have to go far to find customers, real estate agents, and escrow professionals who would recommend our services.
As Santa Clarita’s only Factory Certified XT-2000 Orange Oil company we can give you a clearance without tenants having to leave the home, and as a strategic partner with Vikane Gas we can tent the home completely if it is vacant or if your unique escrow situation demands it. Either way, if you are a realtor looking for a termite inspection partner or a homeowner looking to list soon, call us immediately at 661-284-7575 for a free inspection.
Birds are beautiful and they occupy a very important niche in the local ecosystem of Santa Clarita, but….64 different diseases! Can you believe it!?
Pigeons carry 64 different diseases! So gross! And its not just pigeons causing problems. Non pest species of birds like swallows will cause significant amounts of property damage as they nest during the summers and raise their young and you cannot remove them until they leave on their own so preventing them from nesting on your property and pooping everywhere is serious business.
Fortunately, Eco Friendly pigeon and bird control options for your home in Santa Clarita are plentiful at Unipest. We Santa Clarita’s only “Bird Barrier Certified” company and have helped hundreds of homeowners and homeowner associations keep the pigeons, starlings, and other pest birds away using organic, eco-friendly, and EPA approved products and methods.
If the birds are getting a little “Alfred Hitchcock” on you, call us today and we will give you a free inspection.
Bees are serious business. Just their buzzing sound is enough to make a grown man wince in fear. And for good reason. Depending on the stats and the year, bees, especially “Killer” Africanized Bees rank in the top 3 of North Americas most dangerous animals. THOUSANDS of people, pets, and livestock have died or been injured from stepping into the wrong territory of an Africanized beehive.
Fortunately, eco-friendly beehive removal options are our specialty. Whether it’s a live removal of a new European Honeybee Hive or the extermination of an Africanized Beehive, Unipest has the tools and talent to help you stay safe.
Because about 80-90% of the feral hives in the Santa Clarita valley are Africanized, let’s talk a little bit about removing an Africanized beehive. As you can see in the videos below, there is a lot more to eco-friendly beehive removal than just showing up and spraying or removing the hive.
First you must identify where the hive material is. If you smoke a hive with pine needle smoke, it may calm down temporarily. If you spray an aggressive hive with pesticide, it may kill the adults and calm down in activity for a couple of days, but unless you remove the hive material itself, the honey on the hive material will protect the queen and the young from exterior smoke and pesticides and when the new young reaches adulthood in a week, the hive will return just as strong and as vibrant as it was the week before. So… the name of the game is hive removal and locating the exact area the hive is in.
To do this we have all kinds of tools at our disposal. Often times with a simple visual inspection or with a visual scope we can identify where a hive is. If the hive is behind a wall, thermal imaging scopes are an effective way to pinpoint where a hive is. Once locates, we will cut the stucco or the drywall around the hive, remove it, and then patch the area back together so you couldn’t even tell we were there! It is really that simple!
If you suspect your Santa Clarita home has bees, call us today for a free beehive removal inspection at 661-284-7575.
If you are the kind of person who wants the best, most eco-friendly option for bed bug control, heat treatments are for you.
If you have found bed bugs in your room. You have probably “googled” bed bug control and read 50 different articles about every kind of gimmick possible, but the truth is, after combined decades of experience in the industry, there are only two sure-fire ways of eliminating bed bugs from your typical home or business in Santa Clarita, heat treatments, and fumigation. Almost anything directly applied to a bed bug can kill it but the EGGS are the problem.
Not all treatments kill eggs, thus never completely eliminating the problem. So…Let’s start talking a little bit about heat treatments. For those that don’t feel comfortable fumigating their house, or want to avoid “harsh chemical” treatments, heat treatments are an eco-friendly and VERY effective option for bed bug control.
Dr. Linford, in 1948, invented the methyl bromide fumigation, and in 1989, his son, also Dr. Linford, invented the heat treatment. In a nutshell, we drag large electric or propane heaters into the home and raise the temperature of the treatment area to at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 4 hours. If successfully exposed to such high heat (up to 140 degrees) for a sufficient period of time, the adults, the young bed bugs, and the eggs all get dehydrated to death!
Besides a whole house fumigation, bed bug heat treatments are the only service we recommend for bed bug infestations, and we have been strategic partners with the scientists and doctors behind the development of heat treatments for years!
“But what about damage to books, and pictures, and my new 100 inch television?” you may ask. Don’t sweat it. The flash point of paper is about 451 degrees (remember the book?) and your HD television will be just fine. We are raising the temperature of the house to 120-140 degrees, not 500, so your personal items will be just fine! However, as always, if you are concerned, call us anytime for more information.
There is no need to move anything out, there is no need to freak out or throw away your beds, just give Unipest a call and we will come out and give you a free bed bug inspection and help you choose the best extermination method possible.