What are the most common pests in California?
Like any state, California has its fair share of insects, rodents, and other wildlife that pose a potential pest control problem as they make their way closer to residents’ homes. To give you a better idea of what to expect, we put together a list of three pest control problems.
Take a look at the list below.
There are a few reasons why you may be interested in the pest related issues.
If you’re thinking about moving to California or you’re just curious about the types of pests Californians deal with, you’ll find a few of the most common pests below. Take a look and let us know if you have any questions.
It’s always a good idea to contact your local pest control service if you suspect you have a problem, as pests tend to reproduce quickly and spread throughout your property.
California has several different species of ants.
The good news is that ants tend to stay outdoors most of the time. However, it is not uncommon for them to enter a building while searching for food. As ants are highly social insects, they live in large colonies, so if you see a couple of ants, there is a high chance that there are many others not too far away.
We included this insect in our list of common pests in California because of the overwhelming impact they can have should they decide to infest your house.
In the last couple of years, bed bugs have made a huge comeback all over America.
These pests have caused headaches for many residents, mainly due to fact that they reproduce quickly and can be difficult to eradicate once a large infestation has taken hold.
Bed bugs will normally stay close to their food sources, so they will often be found hiding in mattresses, couches, box springs and bed frames. While they are not known to spread disease, bed bug bites can cause allergic reactions as well as severe itching, redness, or swelling. If you notice the presence of bed bugs in your home, you should get in touch with a pest control professional immediately.
There are several varieties cockroaches in California. The most common ones are American, German and Oriental cockroaches. These insects can live both inside and outside buildings and are known to be quite resilient, having the ability to adapt to various types of environments.
They enter buildings seeking food, moisture and warmth. Cockroaches aren’t particularly picky eaters and will eat any kind of food, such as bread crumbs, sweets, meat, etc.
While they aren’t considered social insects, cockroaches don’t mind the company of others, even if they’re from a different cockroach species.
There’s a wide range of insects that become pests as they move into homeowner’s property, but the three mentioned above are some of the most common. In effort to keep these pests out, it’s a good idea to contact your professional pest control service to perform regularly property inspections throughout the year.
This will help identify problematic areas around your property, which these pests often exploit to gain access to your home.
If you find these three common pests around your home, be sure to give us a call for help. it’s best to handle problems sooner than later, as these pests have the ability to reproduce very quickly.
AAction Pest Control offers fast pest control services, including spider, rodent, and bee removal, throughout the Ventura and Los Angeles areas.