La Habra Heights Pest Control

Open space and ranch style properties makes the City of La Habra Heights more of a community than an actual city. Pest control can be challenging for homes surrounded by open areas teeming with foliage and wildlife. Hearts Pest Management is pleased to be servicing residents of La Habra Heights with traditional and organic pest control. La Habra Heights, CA

Green Pest Control in La Habra Heights

All our service professionals are EcoWise Certified!

What better way to deal with common insects like ants and spiders than by going to the leader in green pest control? Our service professionals are EcoWise Certified in organic applications. At Hearts, we employ a variety of common sense techniques to control pests effectively by providing prevention-based pest control that utilizes IPM (Integrated Pest Management) solutions, minimizing the need to use pesticides. We only treat when and where necessary. To learn more about what we have to offer in green pest control, please visit our page on Green / Organic Pest Control to view a short video by Hearts Pest Management Owner and President, Gerry Weitz.

Ant Control in La Habra Heights

Hearts has both traditional and organic methods for controlling ants.

Got ants? We can help! Ants are a year round problem in La Habra Heights and here’s why: Argentine ants, an invasive species from South America, entered North America during the 1890’s via cargo (coffee) ships. This particular ant species enjoyed our climate so much; they created one very big, super colony. What makes this particular species so difficult to control is that Argentine ants, unlike most ant species, have multiple queens. Hearts Pest Managements’ service professionals are able to identify Argentine ants to ensure the most effective ant control is provided. Visit our main page on Ant Control for detailed information on different ant species and types of treatment.

Spider Control

Black and Brown widow spiders with their egg sacs.

Spiders are predators and almost all carry venom but their purpose is to kill insects, not attack humans. With that being said, sometimes spiders interfere with our daily activities. Seeing a black widow and her egg sac when you open up the lid on a BBQ is not a pleasant experience. Many spiders are beneficial outside of the home where they eat ants, crickets, flies, sow bugs (roly-polies), aphids, and other insects. Even inside, spiders will help eliminate termites but most people prefer not to share the same living space! When it comes to Spider Control, it’s the widow spiders La Habra Heights residents need to be concerned about. Both black and brown widows are toxic to humans. Black widows tend to hide in dark corners while brow widows like to get under things – patio furniture for instance. Your Hearts technician will search out these hiding places and remove any webs and egg sacs up to the first level. There are also preventative tips to keep spiders from coming indoors such as sweeping patios and windowsills, caulking any gaps in baseboards or doorways, hosing down the eves of the first and second story, and frequent vacuuming indoors, especially in dark corners.

Hearts can help keep your landscape in La Habra Heights free of plant destroying pests.

Managing Landscape Pests in La Habra Heights

In order to keep your garden landscape looking beautiful, Landscape Pest Control is an essential part of caring for your home. Only a company with both structural and landscape pest control licenses can make that happen. We are and we can! From gophers to scale insects, your landscape can suffer not just esthetic damage but to your pocket as well! You've invested your time and money into making the outside of your home look beautiful and healthy. It doesn't take long for pests such as aphids to cause leaves to discolor and drop to the ground. Hearts will complete of full inspection of your property and make suggestions using IPM solutions, besides treating for pests, to keep your landscape looking pristine. Here’s a list of just a few of the types of landscape pests Hearts Pest Management treats: Whiteflies: Although we call them flies, whiteflies are not true flies; they’re related to aphids, scales, and mealybugs. Host plants and trees often infested with whitefly include Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, citrus and avocado trees and many more. ... Whiteflies are sap-suckers that excrete honeydew, much like an aphid, turning the leaves yellow and causing them to drop. Hearts can treat for whitefly with either standard or organic products. Aphids - Plant Lice: Early detection is the key to controlling aphids. Especially for new plants; excessive sap removal by aphids can affect the health of a young plant. Older, established plants can tolerate aphids a bit more but the leaves still wilt and turn yellow-brown. Damage to ornamental plants by aphids is two-fold; they feed on the plant sap, which distorts leaves, then the honeydew aphids emit leads to a fungus called “sooty mold.” Ever wonder why you have ants on your plants? The honeydew aphids emits attracts them! Black Sooty Mold: Black sooty mold is a common name give to various species of fungi that develop on plants and trees which are covered in honeydew. Honeydew coats the leaves to the point that it reduces the ability for sunlight to penetrate causing photosynthesis to be reduced significantly. You can cosmetically remove the mold by spraying leaves with soap and water but to actually get rid of it you’ll need have your pest control technician treat the source – honeydew producers. Lawn Care and Lawn Pests: Grubs, cutworms, army worms, sod web worms, and pillbugs – these insects feed on different parts of a plant and grass including roots, crowns, and leaves. In lawns, if not diagnosed correctly, areas that have turned yellow can quickly spread to cover larger areas of grass. Your Hearts service technician will be able to help you get your lawn looking healthy again. Scales and Mealybugs: Mealybugs spread easily and unlike other soft scale insects, move quickly. As they move, they eat. Mealybugs and other soft scale insects cause the same damage to plants as aphids by emitting honeydew. Slow plant growth, black sooty mold and dropped leaves, even plant death is often the result if left untreated. Rats and Mice: Rodents can become indoor /outdoor pests. Roof rats are great climbers and use tree branches touching the home to gain access to your attic or crawl space. Hearts provides full trapping, remediation, and clean-out when necessary. Outdoors, mice and rats can still do damage to the landscape, not to mention they spread disease. We provide residents in La Habra Heights with monthly rodent baiting or trapping, depending on the need and preference of you, the home owner. Gophers and Squirrels: Gophers are a year-round pest in garden landscapes. For this reason, we offer a two stage solution involving a remediation program and warranty for the existing gopher infestation, followed by a maintenance program due to the potential for re-infestation from neighboring yards, canyons or fields. Each month, your Hearts service technician will inspect your property for any new activity and treat accordingly. We provide free gopher and squirrel inspections. Snails: Snails are most active at night and on cloudy or foggy days. On sunny days, snails hide to get away from the heat and bright light. The only evidence of them being around are their silvery trails and plant damage. Snail control is possible with a good management program that relies on a combination of methods. The first is to eliminate hiding places - weedy areas around tree trunks, leafy branches touching the ground, dense ground cover such as ivy, wood piles and stones. Baits are often used in conjunction with habitat modification of eliminating as many hiding spots as possible, especially in landscapes that contain lots of shelter, food, and moisture for snails. Crickets: Female House crickets come indoors looking for a safe and quite place to lay their eggs; it’s the male cricket that makes all the racket. Male crickets sing chirping songs when trying to attract females. One reason House crickets can survive indoors is because they do eat human food. They also can survive on fibers from clothing and carpeted rooms. A combination of prevention and treatment is required to keep crickets from becoming annoying house pests. We will do all we can to target damaging pests while at the same time, being mindful of the environment and beneficial insects. Call us today and ask about our free landscape and rodent inspections!


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