Pest control in Redwood City, CA, can be uniquely difficult. Not only do we have to put up with the big city pests that the rest of the Bay Area has to deal with, but we also have to think about other sorts of pests that can come into our homes and businesses from nearby wilderness areas and the bay itself. Fortunately, HomeShield Pest Control can protect your home or business against the variety of local pests looking to invade your property.

Residential Pest Control In Redwood City

Home pest control in Redwood City can be challenging on many fronts. We have big-city pests like rodents and roaches coming at us from the urban areas of San Francisco. We have water-loving pests like mosquitoes coming at us from the bay. And we have wilderness pests like gophers and birds coming at us from the parks and the preserves surrounding our area. 

All of this means we have to be extremely vigilant here in Redwood City to avoid pest infestations. Unfortunately, even the most intense vigilance can't always stop pests. There are many pests in our area that are very good at going long stretches of time without being discovered.

Rodents, for example, are nocturnal and are also very good at sensing when humans or pets are coming and scurrying out of our way. Roaches also have the same talent. Thus, you could end up with a pest infestation that remains in your home for weeks or even months, potentially doing damage and exposing you to disease the whole time.

The best thing you can do to prevent this is to contact professional pest control experts before you start to notice signs of pest infestation. The pest experts at HomeShield Pest Control can help you discover conducive conditions that could attract future infestations as well as existing early-stage infestations that can be nipped in the bud before they cause damage. Call us today to find out more about our residential pest control services.

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Commercial Pest Control In Redwood City

For every reason you need residential pest control in our area, there are two reasons you need commercial pest control in Redwood City. Pest problems are exacerbated in commercial spaces for a multitude of reasons. It's easier for pests to gain access to most commercial properties, there are many more attractants on most commercial properties, and pest infestations can remain undetected on your commercial property much longer than they normally can in your home. 

Worst of all, the consequences of having a pest infestation on your commercial property are usually much more severe than the consequences of having a pest infestation at home. That's why you should have a professional pest control team in place from day one. 

Here at HomeShield Pest Control, our pest experts can help protect your business from unsanitary and dangerous pests that can wreck your reputation, destroy your property, and endanger your customers and employees. So don't wait until it's too late to avoid pest problems. Contact us right away.

Five Simple Tricks To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Redwood City Yard

Mosquitoes are one of those kinds of pests that can come right from the bay. Though they can't breed directly in salt water, they can easily breed in the marshes and creeks that surround the main water body. Since we're right next to that main body of water, we get the full blast of mosquitoes every summer.

When the warm season comes around, mosquitoes will begin to come out of the marshes and creeks and start to repeat their life cycle. Once they're ready to breed, female mosquitoes are the ones that do the biting. Unfortunately, even though female mosquitoes only bite when they need to lay eggs, they are just so numerous that there is never any shortage of biting mosquitoes in our area.

There are a few ways to combat them:

  1. Remove all standing water on your property to make it harder for mosquitoes to lay eggs.

  2. Plant herbs and flowers mosquitoes hate, like lavender and rosemary.

  3. Trim back shade trees and bushes to reduce mosquito hiding spots.

  4. Eliminate moist soil from your property, as some mosquitoes can breed in it.

  5. Make sure to wear light clothing and insect repellent when outdoors.

Taking these measures can make your property less attractive to mosquitoes, but even these may not be enough to achieve total mosquito control in Redwood City. That's where we come in. Here at HomeShield Pest Control, our mosquito treatments can help protect you from mosquitoes that fly onto your property after breeding elsewhere.

The Secret To Complete Rodent Control For Your Home In Redwood City

Keeping rodents out of our homes and businesses is an uphill battle across the entire country, and Redwood City is no exception. Rats and mice are often desperate to get into human dwellings because they are full of convenient food, easy moisture, and climate-controlled shelter. Best of all, they're free from most predators. What rodent wouldn't want that life?

Unfortunately, though living with us may be best for the rodents, it is certainly not best for us. Rodents can do serious property damage, and they can also spread a plethora of different dangerous illnesses. That's why keeping rodents off your property should be one of your top pest priorities.

When it comes to rodent-free living, we've got good news and bad news. The bad news is that getting rid of an existing rodent infestation on your own is next to impossible. Rodent control products that you can buy at the store are generally not effective against entire infestations, so you will just be wasting your time and money by putting out things like glue boards or snap traps.

The good news is that you can enjoy a totally rodent-free home with help from your friendly neighborhood rodent exterminators. Here HomeShield Pest Control, we've got state-of-the-art rodent control products that can eliminate entire infestations and the training on how to effectively deploy them.

Rodents might be clever and sneaky enough to outfox store-bought products, but they can't stand up to us. So don't spend another day living with these disgusting four-legged roommates. Give us a call or visit our contact page to schedule your rodent inspection today.