HomeShield Pest Control Serves Calabasas, California
Hidden in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, the town of Calabasas is one of the most unique cities in Los Angeles County. Roughly 20,000 people populate the hillsides of this quiet desert city, providing tranquil neighborhoods like Park Granada, Deer Springs, and Saratoga Hills. Roughly translated from Spanish, Calabasas means ‘pumpkin’ or ‘gourd.’ Each year, residents of Calabasas hold a pumpkin festival to celebrate their unique heritage and namesake.
While not everyone in Calabasas knows it, pest infestations are on the rise within this mountainous bedroom community. Rising human populations and high localized temperatures allow pests to thrive long after the 'season’ is over. This means that residents experience infestations of the worst degree. As the years pass, investing in professional pest control in Los Angeles County becomes more and more important. For businesses and homeowners all over Calabasas, going without a professional plan could be costly and potentially dangerous.
Calabasas home and business owners need pest control they can count on. With the team at HomeShield Pest Control, professional pest treatment and remediation is only a few clicks away. We are proud to support our legacy of 10 years with actionable results, using eco-friendly alternatives that make the most of your property. Schedule an initial estimate completely free of charge by contacting us now.
Residential Pest Control In Calabasas, CA
The number of pests in Calabasas is extremely concerning to the people that live nearby. To protect their family members, pets, and personal property from harm, hundreds of Calabasas homeowners choose to invest with the team at HomeShield Pest Control. We protect private properties with insecticides that are:
- 100% green
- 100% safe
- 100% eco-friendly
Contact HomeShield Pest Control to learn more about how our residential pest control plans could help you thrive.
Commercial Pest Control In Calabasas, CA
Industries all over Calabasas trust the groundbreaking commercial pest control plans from HomeShield Pest Control. Not only do we help businesses become and stay pest-free, but we can ensure that your reputation remains unmarred by pest activity.
Do we work in your industry? HomeShield Pest Control currently serves:
- Car Dealerships
- Places Of Worship
- Childcare Centers
- Funeral Homes
- Medical Offices
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Shopping And Retail Facilities
Don’t see yourself on our list? We would still be happy to serve you! Book an initial inspection to start investing in a Calabasas commercial pest control plan today.
Four Ant Control Tips For Calabasas Homes
Learning to properly control ant populations around your Calabasas home can be challenging. Not only are many ant species small and easy to overlook, but many of them can slip inside the home without being noticed at all. Many species, including carpenter ants, fire ants, and odorous house ants, cause problems for homeowners simply by colonizing nearby. Carpenter ants chew through wood to build viable colonies. The stings of a fire ant can be extremely painful and may trigger allergic reactions. Odorous house ants may contaminate food items, and release a foul scent when crushed.
Here are four ant control tips for your Calabasas home:
- Control your garbage output around the property. If you have food waste or other trash to throw away, do so in a plastic bag. Store all filled bags inside an airtight plastic container until they can be completely removed from the property.
- Do not allow any cracks or unsealed gaps to subsist around the property. Add waterproof caulking to any area that requires extra attention.
- Look for ways to reduce exterior factors that could be drawing ants inside such as puddled water, overgrowth, and you will need to keep the grass well-trimmed at all times.
- If ants remain a present threat on your property, turn to HomeShield Pest Control for professional ant control services. Our service techs are standing by to answer your call at any time.
How To Keep Rodents Away From Your Property In Calabasas
Three types of rodents are common offenders for properties all over Calabasas: rats, mice, and gophers. While gophers are lawn-based pests that rarely if ever gain entry to the home, rats and mice are a different story... In fact, rodents are the most common home-infiltrators in the world. To keep them away from your home or business in Calabasas, do all of the following:
- Reduce rodent access to the home by repairing any holes larger than a quarter. This will significantly reduce your chances of drawing an infestation inside.
- Limit the amount of food or water that is accessible to pests. Wash all dishes thoroughly, repair leaking pipes or clogged drains, and put away ingredients immediately after use.
- Mop, vacuum, and sweep often to eliminate potential rodent infestations.
- Invest in a continuous rodent control plan from HomeShield Pest Control.
Say goodbye to rodent stress, and wave hello to the future of ergonomic pest control. Submit an online contact form to get connected with HomeShield Pest Control today.
Warning Signs Of Bed Bugs In Calabasas
Bed bugs are one of those pests you might not notice at first. And by "at first," we actually mean a pretty long time. So long, in fact, that bed bugs might have spread over your entire home before you finally realize they are there. This is because bed bugs are so good at hiding when you're awake and only coming out when you're asleep. What's worse is that you might mistake bed bug bites for mosquito bites because the two can look similar.
Unfortunately, the fact that you don't notice them makes bed bug control all the more challenging. You'll probably never see a bed bug unless you look really hard for one. Of course, you won't know to look for bed bugs unless you spot other signs of infestation, such as:
- Small, brown bloodstains on sheets or blankets.
- Bed bug feces or eggs. These look like tiny coffee grounds and sesame seeds, respectively.
- Bites appearing in clusters.
- Shed exoskeletons in your bed or other furnishings.
If you notice any of these signs, it's important to call us here at HomeShield Pest Control fast. Bed bug infestations are easier – not to mention cheaper – to deal with the earlier you catch them.
Five Quick Tips To Keep Dangerous Cockroaches Out Of Your Calabasas Home
Keeping cockroaches out of your home can be challenging, especially here in California. Cockroaches as a group need lots of fresh water. And that's in short supply here in Southern California at the moment. That means roaches in the area typically have to turn to humans to get their water needs met. Keeping them away can sometimes seem impossible.
Not only is your home likely the only source of moisture for roaches, but it's also the most convenient place to find food and shelter. The trick is to make it so much less convenient that roaches move on. To do that:
- Eliminate all sources of easy moisture like leaky pipes and clogged drainage.
- Store pantry foods in airtight containers.
- Keep all garbage cans covered at all times.
- Declutter to reduce places where roaches can shelter.
- Seal all cracks and holes in your home's exterior
Unfortunately, the harsh reality is roaches often break through prevention measures, no matter how stringent they may be. If and when that happens, you'll need expert help.
Why Homes In Calabasas Need Professional Termite Protection
Termites, like bed bugs, are another pest that can be your shadow roomie for months or even years while you're none the wiser. This is because termites don't really have to interact with you or the world at large. Since they eat the wood they live in, they have no reason to leave the nest at all.
The one exception to this rule is swarming. Termite breeding means founding satellite colonies with a new king and queen. To do this, a mature colony sends out thousands of reproductive adults whose job is to pair off and start a new nest. If you see a swarm of these termite alates in or around your house, it's a sure sign you need a professional home pest inspection immediately because you've probably had an infestation for a while.
Not seeing swarms doesn't mean you're in the clear. Other signs to look for include:
- Mud tubes around your foundation
- Pinholes in drywall
- Termite sawdust
- Wood damage that looks like water damage without a source of water
If you see any of these signs, it's important to get a HomeShield Pest Control expert out to your property as soon as possible to avert even more damage.
How To Keep Black Widow Spiders From Invading Your Calabasas Home
Black widow spiders are not as common as other species in our area, but they're still a reality we have to deal with from time to time. Though all spiders are venomous, what sets the black widow apart is the fact that it has a medically significant bite. This means its venom is potent enough to cause severe symptoms that require medical intervention. These spiders even pose a mortal threat to young children and pets.
Fortunately, the measures you take to prevent other pests can help prevent black widows and other spiders. This is because spiders have no real reason to enter your home unless you have an infestation of prey they like to eat. So keeping things like roaches and flies away can ensure your home stays (relatively) spider-free.
If you're noticing an uptick in spider activity, you probably have another infestation you may not be seeing. It also increases the likelihood of you having an unpleasant encounter with the beautiful but dangerous black widow. So call us here at HomeShield Pest Control. We can eliminate your spiders and whatever draws them in all at once!