6 Most Common California Pests

black widow spider

California’s weather is wonderful, making it perfect for many different types of insects and arachnids that enjoy the climate of our beautiful state. Though there are thousands of insects and other pests throughout the state, the following are the most prevalent kinds.

1)    Ants

Ants are everywhere. They are one of the most common pests in the world, and California is no exception. While most ants are not dangerous, red ants can cause a lot of discomfort. In some cases, they can initiate adverse allergic reactions.

2)    Spiders

There are many different types of spiders living in California. Some species are harmless to humans, whereas others can place you in the hospital. Some of the most dangerous spiders include the black widow and the brown widow. Even though they are different colors, they share the same level of dangerousness. The desert recluse and the Chilean recluse make their home right here in South California. Even if you have innocuous spiders living with you, it is a sign of a larger problem. Spiders tend to choose locations with a good supply of food nearby. This fact means spiders are an indication of more bugs.

3)    Cockroaches

The survivalist of the insect world, cockroaches can live for a month without food and a week without water. Some roaches can even survive without their heads. They are as difficult to eradicate. They love the dark, so if you can see them, it probably means there is an infestation. Call your commercial pest control California technician as soon as you come across them.

4)    Crickets

Crickets rarely cause much damage, although they do like paper, but they can drive you bonkers. Their incessant chirping indoors can be quite loud. The bad news is that the chirping is a mating call, meaning that you could be hosting a colony before you know it.          

5)    Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are one of the worst nuisances and the biggest enemy of pet lovers. Both fleas and ticks can carry diseases and pose a health hazard. Ticks can cause Lyme disease in humans, and the Lone Star tick can cause people to become allergic to meat products for life. Just for that alone, you should not hesitate to call a California pest control company that knows just how to get rid of pests such as these that plague our state.

6)    Rodents

Rodents can cause great harm. They enjoy chewing cables, which can cause short circuits and fires. They gnaw at furniture and make holes in the walls where they burrow. Rodents often carry diseases, posing a threat to you and your pets. Rodents can reproduce quickly, creating a litter of eight and reproducing up to eight times a year. Therefore, if you have an infestation it can grow out of control in the blink of an eye.

Commercial Pest Control Experts in Sacramento

Now that you know some of the common pests in Sacramento and California, are you ready to remove pests from your commercial property? Give Pest Pros Pest Solutions a call at (916) 588-9345, and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation and inspection.

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