Hello everyone, and welcome to this edition of North County Landscape & Home Improvement’s series on ancillary services and businesses that can help elevate your home’s value and aesthetic. Today we’re going to be talking about a common problem that’s going to affect pretty much every homeowner: pests and pest control.
Pests come in a variety of different forms and flavors, from the tiny to the terrifyingly large. Aphids, rats, mice, and bugs of every shape and size consistently conspire to make our lives more difficult and can wreak some serious havoc on our homes both inside and out.
Rats and termites are two of the most pervasive pests in the southern California area right now, and both can cause huge amounts of financial and physical damage to us. Rats love chewing through electrical wires, wood, and ducts to steal our food and simultaneously make our houses significantly less sanitary. Termites love chewing up anything made of organic material, including the wooden beams that hold the roof over our heads.
Prevention methods for rats include keeping a tidy yard (of course!), making sure trash is secured in bins rather than being placed on top or to the side, and eliminating any possible food sources, such as bird feeders and pet food. The problem is, in major metro areas such as L.A. with soaring rat populations, the creatures are everywhere, and amateur prevention will only take you so far.
For both rats and termites, the best preventative measures are provided by the experts. Exterminator companies can provide you with the tools needed to prevent the creatures from even considering your home, whether it be by utilizing traps or using chemical sprays that repulse the destructive pests.
If it’s already too late and you’ve begun finding signs of infestation in your home, then you’re going to need to find a solid exterminator as quickly as possible. Pests can cause untold amounts of damage from within the confines of your walls, and without prompt removal may cost you dearly in the long run.
The problem comes in finding good pest control companies, as the industry is lousy with cost-cutters, scammers, and small outfits that are stretched so thin they need to rush from job to job. You don’t want to be stuck paying thousands for a pest extermination just to find a rat staring at you from the kitchen counter late at night a week later.
If you live in eastern Los Angeles and are either looking for pest prevention for your home or are trying to get rid of a current infestation, we recommend giving Grand Oaks termite exterminators a call. Also known as Grand Oaks Termite Control, the company has been successfully repelling and exterminating pests for nearly a decade.
Home ownership is both a blessing and a curse, and it comes with all sorts of unpleasant responsibilities and obligations that nevertheless must be done properly and thoroughly. This is especially true when it comes to pest removal and prevention, so make sure you hire the best when it comes to eradicating the unsavory beasts from your property.
Grand Oaks Termite Control
110 S Worthy Dr., Glendora, CA 91741