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Sue Sorenson

Have a Pest Free Holiday

Have a Pest Free Holiday For many people, the winter months are the most enjoyable time of the year. These individuals are filled with joy and excitement when the holidays approach, and it's the perfect chance for everyone to get together and to have a good time. However, common winter pests can quickly ruin your holiday plans if you don't take action to prevent them from entering your home. Inability to protect your property can result in damage and expensive repair bills, but some pests can even transmit harmful pathogens. When you have the right plan in mind, you won't need to worry about that problem, and your home can remain free of pests all winter. You are about to learn what invaders you can expect to find and the ways to keep them away from you and your family. Mice When the temperature drops, mice will start searching for a...
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Don’t Let Ants Crash your Thanksgiving Dinner

Don’t Let Ants Crash your Thanksgiving Dinner If you are like many other people, then you are likely feeling excited about fall and Thanksgiving. This is a time for families and friends to get together, share a meal and make memories. Although it can be a lot of fun, fall is also a time when ants are the most likely to enter your home, and it's important you take steps to protect yourself from a possible invasion. As the outside temperature starts to drop, they will become desperate to find food sources, and your home might be an attractive option. The following information will help you discover if you have an infestation. Types of Ants Learning to identify the most common ant types is wise if you want to prevent them from taking over your home. You have likely spotted a house ant before, and they are small and black in...
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Halloween and the Fall Season: The Perfect Time for a Spider Invasion

Halloween and the Fall Season: The Perfect Time for a Spider Invasion Fall has arrived, and Halloween will soon bring a variety of little spooks and goblins to your front door for a treat. Unfortunately, this time of the year also brings out some creatures that aren't quite so pleasant here in California, and you may find yourself facing some creepy spiders that have taken up residence in your home in preparation for the cooler temperatures to come. Here at Sorenson Pest Control, we're regularly called upon at this time of the year to rid homes of these common spiders. 1. Black Widow The largest of all of the web-spinning spiders, the shiny black widow is unmistakable thanks to the red-hourglass marking on the underside of its abdomen. That marking signals a very real danger because this is a venomous spider that can deliver a painful bite, which sends a neurotoxin...
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How to Tell if You Have a Mouse Problem

MiceThere is no question that mice and people intermingle, even though these chance meetings are unintentional. Throughout history, mice have been known to inhabit homes, churches, museums and other edifices. Somehow, a mouse manages to live and thrive without the need to work for a living. Some mice lead quite happy lives depending on the goodwill of humans who provide them with their daily sustenance. Look for the Obvious Signs It is easy to recognize the existence of mice in the house. The most obvious sign is the sound of mice scampering about in the attack or walls. If a home is the habitat of several mice, the sound is rather loud and reminiscent of a small army marching to and fro from one end of the house to the other. Little droppings closely resembling caraway seeds are the most obvious telltale signs that mice have invaded the home. Mice tend...
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3 Ways Roaches Cause Harm to People & Property

American RoachIt's fast; it's walked the Earth with the dinosaurs; and it's one of the most common pests that homeowners have to deal with. You guessed it; it's an American cockroach. While most species of cockroaches - about 4,000 - inhabit caves and forests, about 30 types are known to invade human dwellings in states like California. With that said, here are three ways roaches cause harm to the people inside your home and the property itself. Roaches Can Create an Offensive Smell in Your Property Usually living in groups and mostly active at night, cockroaches are filthy pests that can ruin everything from fabrics to food. They discharge portions of their partially digested food and nauseous secretion in intervals from their mouths and the glands on their bodies. This leaves an offensive smell in the areas or on the food visited by them. Without proper treatment, this odor can become long...
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