Help Reducing Tick Populations: Where to Look for Professionals

Home Cleanliness, Home Improvement, Pest Control
Our customers and California residents have expressed significant concern about ticks this season. Because it wasn't as cold as usual this winter, tick populations did not decline as rapidly as they usually would have. Since tick season typically begins when the weather becomes warmer, people's concerns about tick attacks on their families and pets increase as spring approaches. Ticks connect to their hosts and transmit disease from minutes to days later. Our goal is to help you be prepared, so we have compiled a list of conditions ticks can transmit. Preventing Tick Bites: Steps to Take You should take extra care to avoid getting bitten by ticks this year.  Ticks that carry diseases can be found anywhere, including long grass, so be careful when walking your dog, lounging in the…
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Are You Ready to Build Your Dream Home?

Home Improvement, House Exterior, House Interior
Building a new home for you and your family is a big step—there are a few indicators that you're ready to embark on this new adventure. You’ve Planned Everything We all work on projects from time to time, whether at work or at home with our families. But this isn't just any old project; you're building your ideal home! So make sure you've done all of your homework. What kind of property are you looking for? Where do you want to live? These are just a few of the numerous questions you should consider before beginning work. You Can’t Seem to Find the Proper Place to Live You've looked at house after house, but nothing seems to fit—always there's something off. This could imply that it's time to take affairs…
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The Most Common Causes Of A Smelly Shower

Home Improvement, Plumbing
Showers are normally a soothing part of a person's day. After a long, stressful day at work, there's nothing better than getting into the shower and letting the water wash away your worries. However, there is another aspect of showers that can be rather embarrassing. Many different factors can contribute to a smelly shower. Detecting the Source of the Odor When you notice unusual new shower drain odors that make you wrinkle your nose in the restroom, the first thing you should do is document the type of unpleasant stench so you can figure out where it's coming from. 1. A Dirty or Dry P-Trap If your shower drain smells like sewage, it means your P-trap isn't successfully stopping sewer gases from escaping into your bathroom. If you have a…
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How to Avoid the Growth of Mold in the Bathroom

Home Cleanliness, Home Improvement, House Interior
Mold can grow in any part of the bathroom; typically, it can be found in the nooks and crannies, but it can also be found on the tiles. The most common cause of mold growth in bathrooms is high humidity, but it can also be caused by a lack of proper hygiene in the space.  The areas in a bathroom where humidity tends to congregate easily include the areas around the shower, the toilet, the pipes, and any surfaces that are exposed to water, such as the tiles, walls, floor. What can be done to prevent mildew growth in the bathroom? It is vital to do a cleaning that is both thorough and frequent, in addition to adhering to certain basic safety measures. What to Look For if You Suspect…
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Get Rid of Birds & Other Pests Today!

General
Even though birds might not seem like much of a threat to your family, your business, or your property, they can cause a lot of problems. Birds like pigeons, doves, finches, and sparrows, among others, look for places to nest that are protected from the weather. This can sometimes lead to the birds making your property their permanent home, which can cause damage to your property, illness, unattractive droppings, and even fleas or bird mites.  Once a nest has been built, some species may even act aggressively in order to keep potential threats away from their young and keep hatchlings from dying. Call Santee Pest Control Company if birds keep coming back to your property and you need help from trained professionals to make sure they don't come back. They…
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Bed Bug Treatment & Control

Home Cleanliness, Home Improvement, Pest Control
We are highly trained and experienced in treating and eradicating bed bugs in your home or place of business. We will cure and get rid of your bed insect infestation using only tried and tested procedures. After the treatment, we double-check our own work by doing a K9 inspection to confirm the outcomes and ensure that the area we treated is completely clear of bed bugs. Just as with termites, the only way to know for sure whether you have a serious bed bug infestation and what it will take to cure and manage it is to conduct a full and comprehensive examination. Get in touch with us right away if you have any questions or would like to arrange an inspection. If you think you have bed bugs, don’t…
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Different Types of Termites Commonly Found at Home

Different Types of Termites Commonly Found at Home

Pest Control
Termites are small, soft-bodied insects that can be found all over the world. They can be commonly found in homes and other buildings, feeding on wood and other materials that contain cellulose.  There are several different types of termites, each with unique physical characteristics and behaviors. Here are the most common types of termites that are found at home. Drywood Termites Drywood termites are among the most common termites found in homes and other buildings. These pests are characterized by their ability to live in wood without relying on any moisture for survival. As such, they can be difficult to detect, as the structural damage they cause often goes unnoticed until the infestation has become quite severe.  These pests are tiny, measuring only a few millimeters in length, but they…
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Safety is Always Key

Safety is Always Key

Pest Control
All exterminators want to make sure that people are safe, which is why they get into a job that removes pests. They are also aware that they have access to homes that few other people have, so they will be aware that they need to allow some precautions to happen. This is why the owner of any property that they are at is going to want to make sure they are who they say they are. Most of the time, work order and uniform are enough for someone to prove who they are, but identification is also very necessary. Any property owner or person renting or leasing needs to be able to reach the company of the exterminators that have shown up at a property. If a person is expecting…
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What Happens When You Hire an Unlicensed Plumber?

What Happens When You Hire an Unlicensed Plumber?

Home Improvement, Plumbing
Plumbers are expensive and when you are short on money, looking for low-cost repair(s) seems like the right decision for your financial budget.  Word of mouth, or putting an advertisement on Craig’s List or elsewhere, is likely to get you a flurry of calls. In our economy today, many businesses have gone under, but people still need to pay bills and put food on their tables. It is easy just to speak to a few people who do plumbing, set a price, get an estimate of the time it will take to do your repair(s), and the start date.  In theory, you can get great service at a much lower cost, the person you choose sounds respectable, honest, knowledgeable, and can plumb anything. Please bear with me, as I am having a giggling…
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Can You Really Do Your Bathtub Refinishing? Here’s What Experts Have to Say

Can You Really Do Your Bathtub Refinishing? Here’s What Experts Have to Say

Home Improvement, House Interior
Not all homeowners think they have the time or know-how to do their own bathtub refinishing. But is doing it yourself actually possible?  Experts say that refinishing a bathtub does not need to be a difficult task, but the process can take upwards of five hours for a small-sized tub with an average person's repertoire of skills and tools. Some homeowners want to do their bathtub refinishing, but should they? When homeowners are looking for ways to save money, bathtub refinishing can be an attractive option. However, some homeowners have found that this is not always the case. Bathtub refinishing can have several potential downsides, including the risk of damaging the tub while sanding or painting it and also requiring time commitment beyond just doing a DIY project. It's essential…
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