Paradise, CA Pest Control
With its mild temperatures and year-round sunny weather, the city of Paradise truly lives up to its name. The only thing is that the climate appeals to a lot of pests as well. While some are a nuisance outdoors, like mosquitoes, others may invade your home or business and cause structural damage and even health problems. That's where Sorenson Pest Control comes in.
We want our customers to be informed about various pests; that way, they can spot infestations before they become too serious. Read on to learn about three common invaders in this region.
Pavement ants and thief ants are the two most common species here; thief ants are especially attracted to grease. While most ants stay outdoors, they may be encouraged to enter your property if you leave food out, especially meats and sugary foods. If there's vegetation touching against your walls, this will make it easier for ants to move in.
Fire ants are a different matter. They won't just contaminate your food; they'll bite and sting you over and over, injecting a venom that could land you in the hospital, especially if you have an allergic reaction to it. You might recognize them by the dirt mounds that they build outdoors.
Mice and rats will enter your property through even the smallest cracks - mice can fit into holes as wide as an eighth of an inch - and will proceed to build their nests using whatever soft materials they can find. They'll create further structural damage by gnawing on wood, biting through electrical wires, and burrowing into the walls to reach your kitchen area. Be on the lookout for such damage, in addition to signs like a pervasive ammonia stench.
With its shiny black abdomen and its red hourglass on its abdomen, the black widow is the most threatening spider in the area. They often dwell in downspouts, garbage cans, sheds, and other dark, damp places, and while they tend to stay out of human affairs, they will bite anyone who unwarily invades their space. Their bites will spread a neurotoxin called latrotoxin, which can lead to severe muscle pain, headaches, and dizziness. The brown recluse is another spider we can eliminate. These are brown or dark gray, and they can be found in bedding and drawers.
A Family Business
Sorenson Pest Control opened in 1982 and continues to be a family-owned-and-operated business. Our approach to pest control is known as integrated pest management, and it dictates a special method for inspection, treatment, and prevention. We serve clients in Paradise as well as in Butte, Calusa, Glenn, Yuba, and Sutter. To schedule a consultation and receive a free estimate, call us today.