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Creepy Pest Control Horror Stories for Santa Barbara

Creepy Pest Control Horror Stories for Santa Barbara
By Kevin O'Connor on Sep 25, 2019 at 02:35 AM in Santa Barbara Pest Control, Santa Barbara Ant Control, Santa Barbara Mosquito Control , Santa Barbara Rodent Control, Santa Barbara Termite Control

We decided to take a look around online and see what kinds of creepy pest control stories we could find to entertain our Santa Barbara clients. We think you'll enjoy them -- there's just something about a good pest horror story!

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Argentinian Ants Explained for Santa Barbara Residents

Argentinian Ants Explained for Santa Barbara Residents
By Kevin O'Connor on Aug 27, 2019 at 07:51 PM in Santa Barbara Ant Control, Santa Barbara Pest Control

Argentinian Ants are a serious late summer pest for humans, invading our residences to find food and water. Santa Barbara residents may feel a familiar sense of despair as they see the small foragers returning for their annual invasion of our kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.

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DIY Pest Control vs Hiring a Professional: More Things to Consider

DIY Pest Control vs Hiring a Professional: More Things to Consider
By Kevin O'Connor on Jul 31, 2019 at 09:48 PM in Santa Barbara Ant Control, Santa Barbara Mosquito Control , Santa Barbara Pest Control, Santa Barbara Rodent Control, Santa Barbara Termite Control

Do you take a Do-It-Yourself approach to challenges, preferring to use your wits, common-sense, and the internet to solve problems? Do you have a pest problem in your Santa Barbara residence?

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Santa Barbara Rodent Control and Some Facts about Plague

Santa Barbara Rodent Control and Some Facts about Plague
By Kevin O'Connor on May 31, 2019 at 08:32 PM in Santa Barbara Pest Control, Santa Barbara Rodent Control

We enjoyed a recent article in the LA Times (see below) that briefly gives a history of plague outbreaks in California in the last century and details the eradication measures taken that effectively stopped the deadly disease in its path.

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It's Mosquito Awareness Week in Santa Barbara!

It's Mosquito Awareness Week in Santa Barbara!
By Kevin O'Connor on Apr 26, 2019 at 06:43 PM in Santa Barbara Mosquito Control , Santa Barbara Pest Control

Santa Barbara residents play an important role in protecting the public health of their community and should take simple steps to reduce the risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases in their neighborhood.

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Bee Swarms: A Beginner's Guide

Bee Swarms: A Beginner's Guide
By Kevin O'Connor on Mar 15, 2019 at 08:28 PM in Santa Barbara Pest Control

Santa Barbara residents should know that swarming honey bees have gorged on their honey stores before departing their nest and are so full of honey that it is difficult for them to sting, even if they wanted to!

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Santa Barbara Garden Lizards: Pests or Pest Control Experts?

Santa Barbara Garden Lizards: Pests or Pest Control Experts?
By Kevin O'Connor on Jan 16, 2019 at 12:24 AM in Santa Barbara Ant Control, Santa Barbara Mosquito Control , Santa Barbara Pest Control, Santa Barbara Termite Control

Here at O'Connor Pest Control in Santa Barbara we consider lizards to be pest control experts in the best sense: they feed upon many of the insect pests that sting or bite humans and they do so completely naturally.

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Rodent Inspection Skills for Santa Barbara Residents

Rodent Inspection Skills for Santa Barbara Residents
By Kevin O'Connor on Dec 10, 2018 at 09:03 PM in Santa Barbara Pest Control, Santa Barbara Rodent Control

At O'Connor Pest in Santa Barbara, we know just how adaptable and smart rodents are -- and we know that we have to keep alert and vigilant as we observe and monitor rodent presence and behavioral patterns. Each of our Santa Barbara clients presents a unique pest situation and we pride ourselves on effectively predicting and preventing rodent damage before it occurs.

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Autumn Is a Time for Cleaning up Santa Barbara Gardens... or Is It?

Autumn Is a Time for Cleaning up Santa Barbara Gardens... or Is It?
By Kevin O'Connor on Oct 23, 2018 at 09:51 PM in Santa Barbara Pest Control

Removing the brown seed pods, dried grasses, fallen twigs, coastal live oak leaf litter and other signs of abundant summer growth feels intuitively right. After all, this is how we clean our homes. But does this practice really "clean up" garden pest problems?

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Shifting Patterns in Vector Borne Diseases

Shifting Patterns in Vector Borne Diseases
By Kevin O'Connor on Oct 11, 2018 at 08:34 PM in Santa Barbara Pest Control, Santa Barbara Mosquito Control

Vector-borne diseases, while historically most prevalent in tropical climes, where they disproportionately affect poor and undernourished populations, are cropping up increasingly on the radar of temperate region disease specialists and medical practitioners.

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