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April Brings Mosquito Awareness Week to Santa Barbara!

April Brings Mosquito Awareness Week to Santa Barbara!
By Kevin O'Connor on Mar 31, 2020 at 10:43 AM 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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Helping Our Local Santa Barbara Pollinators: Native Plants Nourish Bees and Butterflies

Helping Our Local Santa Barbara Pollinators: Native Plants Nourish Bees and Butterflies
By Kevin O'Connor on Mar 06, 2020 at 08:40 PM in Santa Barbara Beneficial Insects

Bees, butterflies and other native insects are dwindling because they’re running out of the habitat and food provided by native plants. If we want to save our Santa Barbara native pollinators — and the birds and other animals that need those insects to survive — we need to change how we think about landscaping.

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How do I know if I Have Termites? Quick FAQs for Santa Barbara Residents

How do I know if I Have Termites? Quick FAQs for Santa Barbara Residents
By Kevin O'Connor on Jan 07, 2020 at 09:10 PM in Santa Barbara Pest Control, Santa Barbara Termite Control

Chances are good that at some point you'll have to deal with termites if you own or rent any living space in Santa Barbara that involves wood as part of its construction. Getting to know and understand these pests a little better can help you avoid serious damage to your structure.

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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 Pest Control, Santa Barbara Ant 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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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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DIY Pesticide Solutions for Santa Barbara: Effective? Or Dangerous?

DIY Pesticide Solutions for Santa Barbara: Effective? Or Dangerous?
By Kevin O'Connor on Feb 19, 2019 at 10:10 PM in Santa Barbara Ant Control, Santa Barbara Mosquito Control , Santa Barbara Rodent Control, Santa Barbara Termite Control

The DIY pesticide alternatives found at your local Santa Barbara home and garden store don't always work as advertised and improperly applied can pose serious health risks for humans and pets. 

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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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