Pest Control In La Mesa, CA

La Mesa, CA Pest Control Services

Located just nine miles east of San Diego, La Mesa, CA, is home to just under 58,000 residents. With the civic motto 'the Jewel in the Hills,' La Mesa really is a hidden gem. Not only does the city boast great school systems and is rich in art, culture, and history, but its proximity to the bigger surrounding metropolitan areas makes it a great place to both raise a family and start a business. However, San Diego pest control needs have gone up since more people have realized what a wonderful place La Mesa is. As more people move to the area, the pest populations continue to explode. Read on to learn how Habitat Protection can help your La Mesa home or business stay pest-free today!

Residential Pest Control In La Mesa

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As more people move to La Mesa and the surrounding areas, the higher the chance you have of discovering unwanted pests in your home. That's why Habitat Protection provides comprehensive residential pest control services. With nearly 40 years of experience, our expert technicians are intimately familiar with all the different local pests, so you can count on them to get the job done right the first time.

Our residential pest control services are:

  • Customizable to fit your specific needs.
  • Environmentally conscious.
  • Take into account the whole environment.

We don't just show up, apply treatment, and call it a day. Our technicians spend lots of time thoroughly evaluating your home and property, which allows them to design a customized treatment plan specific to your environment. This attention to detail maximizes the value of our treatment services, as it ensures pests will not return. If pests have invaded your home, give us a call today!

Commercial Pest Control In La Mesa

Commercial pest control services are just as important as residential services. As a business owner, there's little worse than finding that pests have invaded your establishment. Not only can pests violate health codes, but they can make your employees and patrons ill and possibly sink your reputation. At Habitat Protection, our commercial pest control services are just as involved and thorough as our residential services.

We offer the following types of commercial services:

  • Educational
  • Healthcare
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Warehouses
  • Property Management
  • Restaurants

No matter what type of pest has invaded your business, Habitat Protection has the knowledge and tools to exterminate them permanently. We pride ourselves on our use of Integrated Pest Management methods, which ensure we get the job done right the first time. If pests are throwing a wrench in your operations, don't wait; give us a call today!

How To Tell If Your La Mesa Home Has A Cockroach Problem

One of the worst infestations to have is a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches are not only disgusting to look at, but they are also capable of spreading many different diseases and illnesses to people.

Below are some of the ways you can tell if you are experiencing a cockroach infestation:

  • As cockroaches scuttle around, they will leave behind dark smear marks. These will be present on floors and walls anywhere they are present. Be sure to look in dark corners and between appliances, as this is where they are likely to spend the majority of their time when they are not foraging for food in your pantry.
  • Though small, cockroach eggs can hold up to 30 nymphs. Finding one of these in your La Mesa home indicates a serious infestation.
  • You may find shed skins. As the cockroach nymphs grow, they cycle through several different skins until they reach adulthood. 
  • You will find tiny, one-millimeter-sized droppings that look like coffee grounds or pepper kernels wherever they are foraging.

At Habitat Protection, our technicians have the knowledge and tools needed to safely and permanently exterminate these harmful pests. If you think you have cockroaches in your home, don't wait; call us today!

What To Do About Spiders In Your La Mesa Home

Spiders are common pests here in La Mesa. Unfortunately, we have everything from the common house spider to venomous types. Regardless of what kind of arachnid you have in your home, it's best to call a professional to help remove them, as it can be difficult to identify which is a common house spider and which spiders are dangerous.

In the meantime, below are some things you can do to prevent them from coming into your home:

  1. Go around your house and seal up any holes you find. No matter how small it is, cover it up because this is how spiders get inside.
  2. Most spiders are looking for a safe place to hide, so attics and garages are especially appealing. Reduce this appeal by organizing your boxes and things to make it difficult for a spider to settle in.
  3. If spiders are invading your home, you are likely already dealing with a different type of insect infestation. Because spiders look for easy meals, a home filled with other insects is a great place to be.

At Habitat Protection, we specialize in removing existing spider infestations and implementing prevention strategies to ensure they do not return. If you are worried about the spiders in your home, give us a call today!

Ants & Common Pest Problems In The La Mesa Area

There's a lot to love about the La Mesa areas; unfortunately, pests agree. There are all kinds of common area pests looking to make their way into your La Mesa home, including:

  • Ants: Depending on the species, ants can damage property, spread disease, contaminate food, deliver painful stings, and become a huge nuisance. 
  • Bed Bugs: Bed bugs spread quickly and can be almost impossible to eliminate without professional help. 
  • Fleas: Fleas leave itchy bites on people and our pets, spread disease, and trigger allergies. 
  • Rodents: The trifecta – rodents damage property, spread disease, and grow into large scale infestations. 
  • Termites: Termites cause wide scale destruction while evading detection.

For help with ants or other local pests, you can count on the professionals at Habitat Protection. We offer residential pest control to eliminate dangerous and nuisance pests and keep them from returning. 

Guide To Bed Bug Detection In La Mesa

A lot of people think bed bugs are too small to be seen by the naked eye. While they are small, it's more a bed bugs' behavior than their size that allows them to go undetected. Adult bed bugs are about the size and shape of an apple seed. Mahogany brown, they are generally flat but will become swollen and redder after feeding. Bed bug nymphs are a similar shape but smaller and lighter in color. 

While technically visible, bed bugs are experts at hiding. They are nocturnal and only come out when they are certain we are asleep. Even then, these parasites can go for months without eating, allowing them to be very selective about when they come out. In order to detect bed bugs, you'll need to look for signs that go beyond spotting live bed bugs. 

The signs of a bed bug infestation include:

  • Reddish-brown spots on bedding and furniture: These are caused by blood and bed bug excrement. 
  • Bed bug eggs and shed skins: Bed bugs molt five times as they mature into adults. You are more likely to find tiny bed bug eggs or shed skins than to catch a live bed bug in action. 
  • Bed bug bites: If you wake up with itchy bites on your arms and legs – especially if they appear in lines or clusters – they may be from bed bugs. 
  • A musty odor: Bed bugs produce a musty scent. The larger an infestation grows, the more noticeable this smell becomes. 

Bed bugs are a pest that requires professional bed bug control. If you notice these or other signs of a bed bug infestation, don't hesitate to call the experts at Habitat Protection to request an inspection of your home.

Why Do I Have Fleas In My La Mesa Home?

A lot of people blame their pets for bringing fleas into their homes. While it is true that pets are a common vector for flea infestations, they aren't the only way these tiny pests can get into your La Mesa home. 

Causes of flea infestations include:

  • Pets: While not every infestation starts this way, pets are a common way for fleas to get into your home.
  • Wildlife: Often, nearby wildlife can carry fleas onto (and sometimes even into) your La Mesa property. 
  • People: While fleas can't live on human hosts the way they can on animals, they will occasionally catch a ride on our clothing or shoes. We can bring fleas into our own homes, or sometimes guests may unknowingly spread an infestation. 
  • Second-hand items: Similarly, if you bring second-hand furniture into your home, it could have fleas stowed away inside. 

For help controlling or preventing fleas in La Mesa, it's important to talk to your veterinarian as well as the experts at Habitat Protection. 

Squirrel Removal In La Mesa

Squirrels are common overwintering pests in La Mesa. They will get into attics and chimneys and wreak havoc on your home. They may look cute, but squirrels are just as dangerous as other rodents and will damage property, contaminate food, spread disease and parasites, and soil insulation and attic spaces. 

Do-it-yourself pest control for squirrels is often hazardous and seldom effective. The best way to address squirrel infestations is with help from Habitat Protection. We offer safe and affordable, industrial-grade squirrel treatments. In addition to removing rodents from your home, we can also offer rodent sanitation, bait stations, trapping and exclusion, and more. 

If you need to get rid of squirrels in La Mesa, you can't go wrong with Habitat Protection. Of course, preventing squirrels from getting into your home in the first place is the ideal solution. You can do this by installing fencing, keeping branches trimmed away from exterior walls, sealing gaps in your foundation, and maintaining chimney caps and vent screens. For help preventing squirrels and other pests, call the experts at Habitat Protection. 

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