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Argentinian Ants Explained for Nipomo Residents

Argentinian Ants Explained for Nipomo Residents
By Kevin O'Connor on Aug 27, 2019 at 07:58 PM in Nipomo Pest Control, Nipomo Ant Control

Argentinian Ants are a serious late summer pest for humans, invading our residences to find food and water. Nipomo 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 09:58 PM in Nipomo Pest Control, Nipomo Ant Control , Nipomo Mosquito Control , Nipomo Rodent Control, Nipomo 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 Nipomo residence?

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Nipomo Rodent Control and Some Facts about Plague

Nipomo Rodent Control and Some Facts about Plague
By Kevin O'Connor on May 31, 2019 at 08:36 PM in Nipomo Pest Control, Nipomo 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 Nipomo!

It's Mosquito Awareness Week in Nipomo!
By Kevin O'Connor on Apr 26, 2019 at 06:52 PM in Nipomo Mosquito Control , Nipomo Pest Control

Nipomo 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 08:33 PM in Nipomo Pest Control

Nipomo residents should know that swarming honeybees 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 Nipomo: Effective? Or Dangerous?

DIY Pesticide Solutions for Nipomo: Effective? Or Dangerous?
By Kevin O'Connor on Feb 19, 2019 at 10:14 PM in Nipomo Pest Control, Nipomo Ant Control , Nipomo Mosquito Control , Nipomo Rodent Control, Nipomo Termite Control

The DIY pesticide alternatives found at your local Nipomo 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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Nipomo Garden Lizards: Pests or Pest Control Experts?

Nipomo Garden Lizards: Pests or Pest Control Experts?
By Kevin O'Connor on Jan 16, 2019 at 12:27 AM in Nipomo Pest Control, Nipomo Ant Control , Nipomo Mosquito Control , Nipomo Termite Control

Here at O'Connor Pest Control in Nipomo 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 Nipomo Residents

Rodent Inspection Skills for Nipomo Residents
By Kevin O'Connor on Dec 10, 2018 at 09:06 PM in Nipomo Pest Control, Nipomo Rodent Control

At O'Connor Pest in Nipomo, 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 Nipomo 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 Nipomo Gardens... or Is It?

Autumn Is a Time for Cleaning up Nipomo Gardens... or Is It?
By Kevin O'Connor on Oct 23, 2018 at 09:54 PM in Nipomo 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 08:40 PM in Nipomo Pest Control, Nipomo 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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