Pest Control in Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo, CA is nestled in the Saddleback Valley in the southern portion of Orange County where it can be dry and heat intensive, well into the 90’s, during many months of the year. This kind of climate can bring thirsty ants and other pests indoors causing Mission Viejans to feel like they live on one big, gigantic ant hill!

Shoreline of Lake Mission Viejo and view of the Saddleback Mountain Range.

Shoreline of Lake Mission Viejo and view of the Saddleback Mountain Range.

Hearts - An Environmentally Conscious Company

Hearts Pest Management has a wide range of pest control services to meet your needs in Mission Viejo, CA.
We are a growing pest control company in Mission Viejo, recognized for best practices, and backed by ‘A’ ratings from the Better Business Bureau and Angie's List - a contractor rating service.

Hearts Pest Management is recognized by California’s Environmental Protection Agency as an innovator in Integrated Pest Management.

Hearts Pest Management is recognized by California’s Environmental Protection Agency as an innovator in Integrated Pest Management.

As an award-winning company, Hearts has been admitted to an elite EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program and is recognized as Southern California's leader in organic pest control methods.

Invader Ants from Argentina

Summers in Mission Viejo can be very warm (by Californian standards) and Argentine ants don't like the heat anymore than we do.During spring and summer, the ants start marching into homes, not one by one but colony by colony!

Argentine ants are an invasive species that literally crawled into our country via cargo ships carrying coffee from Argentina.

Because they found the weather in California desirable, Argentine ants have become the most common ant species and a problematic pest for Southern Californians.

Why DYI Doesn't Work on Argentine Ants

Argentine ants are hard to control with do-it-yourself methods because they can move their colonies within hours - to either escape when threatened or take advantage of a new food source. This particular species has more than one queen and will often break off into multiple colonies creating new infestations.

Argentine ant and aphid

Argentine Ant (Linepithema humile) tending an aphid.

Ants are annoying when they invade the home and most consider them quite harmless but did you know that ants can spread diseases such as salmonella and staph? They spread these diseases throughout your home when they come inside in search of food and water!

The most effective pest control and permanent solutions to find and treat the Argentine ant nest. Queen Argentine ants must be eliminated to properly eradicate a colony. Hearts Service Professionals are experts at identifying this ant species and finding their nesting areas.

Landscape Pest Control in Mission Viejo

Leaf with aphids and whiteflies

Aphids and whiteflies damage leaves of trees and shrubs.

Aphids are often green in color, depending on the species, with long slender mouthparts that they use to pierce and then suck out fluids from tender parts of plants, usually the leaves.

Large populations of aphids will cause leaves to discolor, turning them yellow. Aphids are especially a problem on rose bushes. And - they attract ants! Besides doing damage to plants, aphids are a two-fold type of pest because the more aphids you have, the more ant colonies you'll find invading your property.

The honeydew an aphid emits from its rear is a sticky substance that can cause a black, sooty-looking fungus to grow on leaves and stems of plants. It is also what ants feed on when they are not coming indoors raiding your pantry. Ants actually act like farmers, herding aphids and protecting them from predators so they can obtain the sweet honeydew.

Giant whiteflies on leaf

Giant Whiteflies on Leaf - Whiteflies resemble a powdery substance.

Whiteflies are another landscape pest for Mission Viejo residents. Many homeowners grow beautiful hibiscus trees which whiteflies tend to gravitate to and cause damage. If you´ve noticed a powdery substance on the leaves of your tree, or plants, it´s a sign you have whiteflies.

Hearts Pest Management is able to identify various landscape pests including whitefly and treat as necessary. We provide landscape inspections free-of-charge for both residential and commercial properties.

Pest Control for Roses with Hearts Pest Management

Hearts Pest Management offers both organic and traditional pest management solutions for treating roses for pests and fungus such as aphids and powdery mildew.

Hearts will keep your roses looking beautiful!

Hearts will keep your roses looking beautiful!

Our Service Representatives are trained in rose care to ensure the best form of treatment for eliminating various types of pests rose bushes often attract. Roses get tiny green caterpillars that look like inch worms called “Rose Slugs.” The caterpillar is the larva of a Sawfly.

Rose Slug

Rose Slugs “skeletonize” the leaves of rose bushes. The Sawfly larva eats holes into a rose leaf until all that is left is the frame of the leaf.

Damage from rose slugs causes what is called "skeletonization" of the leaves, leaving large holes and just the outline and veins of the leaves.

Summer pests on roses also include aphids, powdery mildew, rust, and black spot. On the other hand, in Southern California we have insects and fungal diseases all year round, making it very important to keep a pest maintenance plan throughout the year.

Plus, many types of insects will overwinter on rose bushes. Hearts will help eliminate any overwintering invaders and summer pests.

Hearts Pest Management provides landscape inspections for Mission Viejo residents and business owners - free-of-charge!

Pest Control for Spiders in Mission Viejo

Black and Brown Widow Spiders

Brown and Black Widow Females – Note the spiky egg sac of the Brown Widow.

Black and brown widows eat a variety of insects, therefore if you have a lot of spiders, it's because there are many insects around your home. Spiders can be controlled by treating and eliminating their food source – either with traditional pesticides or organic methods. It’s important to web dust frequently, especially during summer and fall.

Widow spiders are solitary and like to hide in dark, undisturbed places. Females not only produce about 300 eggs per sac, they can store sperm to create up to 10 egg sacs over several months, that’s 3000 spiderlings a year! Hearts Pest Management professionals are experts at finding widow hiding places and perimeter of your home or business.

Rat and Mice Control

"There's a Mouse in the House!"

Roof rat

Roof Rats are also called "Black Rats." They climb onto the roof usually by tree branches and into an attic to set up their nest.

In Mission Viejo, the roof rat is the most troublesome of rats. Hearts Pest Management offers free rodent inspections for both commercial and residential customers.

We provide trapping, exclusionwork (blocking of access points), and attic clean-outs.

Bee and Wasp Management

close up of honey bee

Honey Bee Pollinating Red Apple Ice Plant

Hearts Pest Management understands the essential role bees play in nature and we do our utmost to respect honey bees, while keeping in mind, the safety of your home and family.

Hearts specializes in bee removal and honeycomb clean-out when it is absolutely necessary.

Wasps on the other hand, can be quite the pests in the eves of home and patio. Certain wasps, such as the Ground-nesting Yellowjacket, builds its paper nest just under the surface of the ground; and if stepped on, theses yellowjackets can do some major stinging!

Hearts provides free inspections for bees and wasps.

Western Yellowjacket on leaf

Western Yellowjacket feeding on aphids and honeydew.

Here's a review of our pest control services we at Hearts can offer Mission Viejo residents:

  • general pest control
  • green and organic pest control - certified!
  • residential, commercial and landscape pest control
  • rat, mice and bird control with complete programs to stop entry and clean up all the mess and contamination
  • bee removal and honeycomb cleanup
  • gopher control
  • cockroach elimination
  • flies and fleas
  • landscape pruning and modifications

Hearts Pest Management Staff

Hearts Pest Management Staff

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