Fresno Pest Control Services
Bug & Rodent Control in Fresno & Surrounding Areas
Serving Fresno County California. Official Pest Prevention was born January 1, 2000 when the tech bubble was about to burst and people were still concerned about potential Y2K problems. Starting with a few contacts, and only four full-time employees, the small company has grown into an organization that today employs over 25 people, maintains a fleet of 18 trucks, and has serviced over 21,000 northern California households. This tremendous growth has come from loyal customers recommending our work to their friends, family, and neighbors
Bed Bugs in Fresno, CA
Bedbugs are six legged parasitic pests that suck human and animal blood. Their size is approximately 1/4 inch with an oblong flat appearance. Their size resembles an apple seed. Top of the portion of their body has gold tinted hair, antennae and cone like eyes. The bottom part of their bodies is wrinkly like crinkled paper. Bed bugs cannot fly but they can crawl very quickly. They increase and multiply in the temperature range of 70 degrees up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. A new bedbug, is called a nymph, they are see-through in color and changes into a bright red color after eating. To arrive at adulthood, a nymph bed bug should shed its skin about half a dozen times. A normal female can lay five to seven eggs weekly and can produce approximately five hundred eggs throughout its life span of Twelve months to eighteen months. The eggs will hatch out within 6 to 17 days when they become known as nymphs. Bed Bug eggs are resistant to pesticide sprays. Bedbugs hide in beds, rugs, bedsheets, clothing, underneath wallpaper, under towels, between drape folds, behind wall decors and behind wooden furnishings. They like to attack in the evening and they will remain active until right before daybreak. Bedbugs bite exposed skin of a man or woman sleeping in an infested bed and then leave reddish scratchy dots. They don't wander off from sleeping and relaxing areas however they manage to travel over 100 feet at night time to look for food. Bed bugs were once terminated in the United States but they're making a comeback by using international travelers. The most common places to find them are motels and condominium buildings. These bugs can survive annually without food. Using public transportation like bus, rails and cabs can bring you into contact with bed bugs which you then take to your home.
Termite Treatment Fresno, CA
Termites are often called noiseless destroyers, because they are frequently hiding in your residence or in your lawn without any signs of damage. All wood eating termites eat wood based plant materials. All homes no matter their particular structure type, provides cellulose foodstuff for termites. Subterranean termites go after dead plants and flowers along with bushes within the ground. A subterranean termite's mouth is efficient at tearing components of woody material. This particular ability is what causes concern in our dwellings. An average community of underground termites could ingest sixteen grams of wood a day. This is around 12 pounds of wood a year. Subterranean termite insects merely measure from 1 cm to a couple of millimeters in length, their eating habits are capable of causing costly damage to property. House foundations, household furniture, racks and even textbooks are common eating locations for termites. Termite homes tend to be formed around the earth. Within these dirt piles, termites develop elaborate tunnel systems and then use dirt tunnels through which they will gain access to above-ground food resources.
4 Signs You Need Rodent Control
1. Animal droppings in your home - Not only are rodents known for leaving their droppings in cabinets and garages, but their urine's smell is very noticeable and a clear sign for you to call in our Fresno rodent control exterminators.
2. Sounds - More often than not, rodents are nocturnal animals that scavenge, eat and nest throughout the night and it could be that a rodent is simply visiting your home looking for food. But if you see a rat in the day time, it's likely that it is nesting somewhere on your property and needs to be rooted out.
3. Footprints - Footprint tracking and examining rub marks can tell you which rodent you're dealing with. A mouse has the smallest foot measuring a quarter inch roughly whereas a rat has a foot measuring up to 1 inch. You can also examine tail spots in dusty locations of your home to get an idea of the size of the tail you're dealing with which can tell you the size of the rodent.
4. New holes in screens or cupboards - To gain access to your trash or home, rats will do anything they can to get through thin screens, fabrics and plastic bags. If you see that something new has popped up, make sure to get in touch with our rodent control specialists to get to the root of your problem.
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