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April Brings Mosquito Awareness Week to Nipomo!

April Brings Mosquito Awareness Week to Nipomo!
By Kevin O'Connor on Mar 31, 2020 at 10:30 AM 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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Helping Our Local Nipomo Pollinators: Native Plants Nourish Bees and Butterflies

Helping Our Local Nipomo Pollinators: Native Plants Nourish Bees and Butterflies
By Kevin O'Connor on Mar 06, 2020 at 10:35 PM in Nipomo 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 Nipomo 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 Nipomo Residents

How do I know if I Have Termites? Quick FAQs for Nipomo Residents
By Kevin O'Connor on Jan 07, 2020 at 01:00 PM in Nipomo Pest Control

Chances are good that at some point you'll have to deal with termites if you own or rent any living space in Nipomo 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 Nipomo

Creepy Pest Control Horror Stories for Nipomo
By Kevin O'Connor on Sep 25, 2019 at 01:06 PM in Nipomo Pest Control

We decided to take a look around online and see what kinds of creepy pest control stories we could find to entertain our Nipomo 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 Nipomo Residents

Argentinian Ants Explained for Nipomo Residents
By Kevin O'Connor on Aug 27, 2019 at 01:16 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 01:22 PM in Nipomo Termite Control, Nipomo Ant Control, Nipomo Mosquito Control, Nipomo Pest Control, Nipomo Rodent 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 01:26 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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Bee Swarms: A Beginner's Guide

Bee Swarms: A Beginner's Guide
By Kevin O'Connor on Mar 15, 2019 at 01:35 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 01:42 PM in Nipomo Termite Control, Nipomo Ant Control, Nipomo Mosquito Control, Nipomo Rodent 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 01:45 PM in Nipomo Termite Control, Nipomo Ant Control, Nipomo Mosquito Control, Nipomo Pest 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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Found a cockroach dead in my 3rd bedroom!! Ugh....O'Connor Pest control came out that day...earlier than they said and called to check first...Bobby Phillips was great..no high pressure sales...I saved the cockroach and he said it was most likely a one time thing...it was an American Cockroach and rare, that it most likely got in thru a drain or gap or from the neighbor I share a wall with.......Bobby sprayed inside the house and said I had to leave for 4 hours....guaranteed for 30 days.....this happened once in 2008 and I had terminal come out....they high pressured me and scared the hell out of me telling me I probably had an infestation...anyway, it was nice not to be pressured and Bobby knew his cockroaches!
Sandra S.
Danville, CA