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Experience, knowledge, and dedication is a powerful combination in any business. When Corky started his company back in 1967 he was one of the only pest control companies in town. For the last 46 years he has had the pleasure of servicing Southern California and making it his passion to not only study the uniqueness of our climate and terrain but he has also become a well known author of the industry.

Pest Control and the Drought

How the drought affects insects and pest control 

Current drought conditions are the most severe in approximately 1,200 years, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.  40% of California is in the “exceptional” drought category, which is up 23% from a year ago.

Flying and crawling insects, dependent on ever decreasing plant life, in fields, canyons and forests, are migrating to residential areas, back yards and public landscapes, in search of flowers, plants and water.

In urban areas, where water conservation is in force, many insects, including ants are heading indoors to find sufficient water to support their survival.

In anticipation of the increase in insect migration caused by the drought, we have changed our treatment programs to more effectively target invading insects.

Have you seen more pest activity in your yard lately?  Are you finding insects inside your home, that haven’t been there before?  Are insects getting out of control?

Blame it on the drought!