Oct 062015

Beetles can be found almost anywhere in the world and not only on land. They can occasionally be found in freshwater bodies such as lakes and ponds. Beetles are very destructive pests as they are able to feed on both organic and inorganic matter. Their larvae have been known to ruin carpet and rugs in homes by feeding on them. Beetles are good at adapting to varying climates and can survive extreme conditions.

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They are also good at camouflaging themselves which make them an even more annoying pest to try to get rid of. Beetles can be differentiated from other types of insects by their wings which are rigid for the most part in the front and then membranous in the back. The membranous parts of their wings can be used for flying. Most beetles are dependent on their sense of smell primarily and then their sight and touch as well. They are sensitive when it comes to UV rays.

Treatments for Inglewood Beetles

Some treatments work better than others depending on the different species. Carpet Beetles feed on and infest carpet, rugs, cloth, tapestries, etc. They are small, round, and usually black or dark brown. Entry points for these beetles are usually by clinging to pets, used furniture or other cloth based items, and windows/doors. The best treatment method for the, are low toxicity pesticides which also don’t have an odor or at least not a strong odor.

Our Inglewood beetle control technicians can also use dust or granules to preserve the area/item that has been infested depending on how bad the infestation is. With carpet beetles, it is best to get regular treatment to maintain the pest-free environment. Call us today at (310) 331-8898 for more information on how to get started removing your infestation!

Is That a Beetle?

Beetles are often mistaken for bed bugs. Bed bugs tend to be orangeish in color whereas beetles are not. Bed bugs also tend to hang out around mattresses and the crevices of furniture. An indicator that you may have a bed bug infestation are blood stains on your sheets.

Call Our Inglewood Beetle Control Experts!

If you have a feeling that bed bugs or beetles have infested your home then call us as soon as you can at (310) 331-8898 and our licensed and experienced technicians will walk you through the removal process along with giving you advice on how to prevent future pest infestations.  

Oct 062015

Nobody likes pests in their home or yard, especially when said pests are ants. When an ant infestation occurs it seems like they will be impossible to get rid of and that they’re everywhere. The last part being technically true as ants really can be found in most places. Ants are very skilled when it comes to adapting and working as a team. They actually outnumber every other insect species in the world.

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Ants in Inglewood CA

There are quite a few types of ants such as:

  • Argentine ants
  • Fire ants
  • Odorous house ants
  • Carpenter ants

Inglewood Argentine Ants

Argentine ants are easy to tell apart from the others. They are usually really small, approximately 1/16 of an inch, and can be anywhere from light brown to a dark brown. They do not bite/sting. Argentine ants are originally from South America; they migrated to America in the late 1800’s. This species of ants are organized as well as prolific, more so than the other species. They flock to places that contain moisture like bathrooms, potted plants, and irrigation systems. They love to eat foods that are high in sugar including syrup, honey, jelly, and occasionally they will forage for meat.

Inglewood Fire Ants

The second species, fire ants, can be very dangerous as their stings are worse than fleas as well as bee stings. Fortunately for everyone though, these ants are not common and can only be found inland. They don’t tend to be prolific, live in smaller colonies, and are less impulsive when it comes to reproducing as much as the other ant species. In some places, public parks, etc. are deemed unsafe for people to enjoy them.

Inglewood Odorous House Ants

Another species are odorous house ants also known as grease ants. They get their name from the nasty smell they emit once they’re crushed. This type of ant will grow to be bigger than or about the same size as the Argentine ants and also do not bite/sting.

Inglewood Carpenter Ants

The fourth type of ant are the carpenter ants. They are classified differently than the other ants. Carpenter ants destroy wood just like termites.  They are named carpenter ants because they like to carve galleries in wooden beams. Doing so causes immense structural damage to the beams. This species is able to grow up to half of an inch or even bigger.

If a building is infested with carpenter ants, it is very likely that a rustling noise will be heard from within the walls of the building and they tend to leave behind piles of sawdust from their carving escapades. The best thing to do for this species of ants is hire a termite inspector as an inspector knows how to find out if a nest has been built by the ants or if they are just looking for food to take back home. If a nest is indeed found within the building then the best thing to have do is have a licensed termite inspector recommend a treatment.

Treatments depend on factors such as where the infestation is and what kind of infestation it is. The treatments can also be applied in a children and pet friendly way to keep your family safe while ridding you of pesky ants.

If you know there are ants hiding on your property or appearing in large numbers in plain view, give us a call at (310) 331-8898 right away. We can schedule an inspection and have one of our Inglewood ant control technicians come and take a look at the issue.

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