Pest Control in Pasadena, CA

The City of Pasadena, home of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, borders the San Rafael Hills tucked below the magnificent San Gabriel Mountains.

If you live or work in an inland community such as Pasadena, where temperatures can vary from very warm summers to increasingly cold winters, our general recommendation for pest control is a frequent maintenance service.

Pasadena, CA and San Gabriel Mountains

Inland communities like Pasadena tend to be warm in the summer but very cold in the middle of winter.

Customized Pest Management for Pasadena

Hearts Pest Management can tailor your pest control service for winter, spring, and summer.

Many Pasadena customers opt for winter bi-monthly and monthly during spring and summer when pests like ants become unbearable.

Going Green

Many Pasadena residents prefer our “Greenthumb” Organic Pest Control program. This plan is recommended as a monthly service to keep general pests at bay. Landscape conditions may alter this recommendation.

Hearts Pest Management Service Representatives are EcoWise Certified for organic applications and practice IPM – Integrated Pest Management solutions for all our customers.

Pest Concerns for Pasadena Residents

Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA

Pasadena is known for its famous Rose Parade held each year on New Year’s Day.

Hearts Pest Management has a wide range of pest control services to meet your needs in Pasadena.

We are a growing pest control company in Pasadena, recognized for best practices, and backed by “A” ratings from the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List Contractor Rating service.

Most recently, Hearts was admitted to an elite EPA, Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program.

Spiders Control in Pasadena

Spiders have a behavior called "ballooning." Ballooning is when a spider (usually small spiderlings) climb to the top of a fence post, tree, or plant, and then stick their abdomens up in the air to let out a single strand of silk.

Western-spotted Orb-weaver Spider

Western-spotted Orb-weaver - Orb-weaver spiders are beneficial in gardens; they catch flies and other garden pests inside their intricate webs.

The air currents from catch the silk thread and lift the spiderlings high, carrying them to new locations. Sometimes it´s a neighboring house but other times the wind can carry the spiders several miles away and into the next town.

Once spiders land, they will re-infest already treated areas. This is why sometimes you see a spider web after your service technician has just treated.

Hearts Pest Management Professionals are aware of this ballooning behavior and web dust homes on a regular basis. Ballooning spiders have been known to fly as high as 10,000 ft. and land on ships 200 miles out in the ocean!

Spiders of Medical Importance: In California, two spiders of medical concern are the Black and Brown Widow. Brown widows have an easily identifiable egg-sac - cream-colored with spikes.

Black and Brown Widow Spiders

Black Widow and Brown Widow with Egg Sac.

This spider likes to lay her egg-sacs underneath patio furniture, playground equipment, and even under children´s outdoor toys.

Black widows also like to hide, especially in dark corners. Hearts can treat for Black and Brown widows with either traditional or organic methods; our technicians are exceptional at finding areas where these two spiders tend to hide.

Organic and Traditional Spider Control Available in Pasadena

If insects are able to get inside the home, spiders will surely follow. The first strategy in ridding a home of spiders is for a Hearts Pest Management Professional is to conduct a thorough inspection of any insect infestations that may be present.

Grass Spider

Grass spiders are also called "Funnel-weavers" and although their webs are unsightly, these spiders are harmless.

Spiders feed on a variety of insects - eliminating these insects reduces spider populations in and around the home.Hearts has both traditional and organic methods for spider treatments.

Unlike ants or other social insects, spiders are solitary and have to be eliminated with direct contact. Your Hearts Pest Management Technician will search out and destroy any egg sacs he/she finds.

Organic products work best with a maintenance plan, either monthly or bi-monthly treatments will help to keep spiders from taking up residence in your home and/or garage.

Rat and Mice Control in Pasadena

roof rat

Roof rats find ways to come indoors, usually during the winter.It’s important to trim trees that may be touching the house.

The coldest month of the year in Pasadena is December with a temperature of 44°; definitely cold by Southern California standards!

Rats and mice choose this time of year to come indoors where they can get warm and begin making nests for their offspring.

Inspection and Pest Prevention

As a homeowner, it’s important to start caulking any gaps and check for torn screens and any cracks and crannies where mice and rats can squeeze through.

Mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime!

Hearts Pest Management provides free inspections and will help both businesses and homeowners eliminate rodent problems.

Caulking crevices and gaps

Caulking crevices will keep both mice and insects from coming indoors.

Grease Rub

Dark, greasy-looking areas next to a hole or gap are called "grease rubs" - Evidence of rats going in and out of an access point.

We provide trapping and remediation, baiting, attic clean-outs, and exclusions (finding and blocking off any access points where mice and rats have entered the home).

Please visit our main page for more details: Rat and Mice Control

Ant Control in Pasadena

It really does feel like one is living on top of a giant anthill in Pasadena, especially during the summer months. California is a big giant anthill – of Argentine ants.

Argentine Ants

Argentine Ants and Aphids

Argentine ants prefer sweets like the honeydew aphids produce. These two are being fed by aphids in exchange for protecting them from other insects.

Argentine ants are invasive ants that have built a super colony all up and down California, raiding our homes and the surrounding landscape.

The ants are about 1/8 of an inch long, light or dark brown, and produce a faint, greasy odor when crushed.

In California, Argentine ants have become the most common ant around and inside of the home. They can be found in the kitchen pantry, bathrooms, children’s rooms, closets, electrical outlets, even in the freezer!

Besides sweets, Argentine ants will eat meats, eggs, oils and fats. This ant species is a bit different from other ant species. That is why it is important to identify them correctly because they don’t always respond to over-the-counter or do-it-yourself products.

One colony of Argentine ants can have several queens and if threatened, will break away from the original colony and start colonies of their own. Argentine queens also assist with foraging for food, whereas in most species, their queens have lost the ability to forage and rely on their worker daughters.

Argentine ant infestation.

Argentine ant infestation.

Identifying Ant Species

Hearts Pest Management technicians are experts at identifying ant species and treating for Argentine ants with either traditional or organic methods, depending on the nature of an infestation.

Our service professionals will inspect the property for ant nests and treat accordingly to keep these ants from coming indoors. Visit our page on Ant Control for more detailed information.

Hearts Provides a Comprehensive Line of Pest Control Services

General Pest Control

Green and Organic Pest Control - Certified!

Residential, Commercial and Landscape Pest Management

Rat and Mice 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

EcoWise Certified

Hearts' Technicians are EcoWise Certified.

No other pest control company is licensed for both structural and landscape pest control - and is EcoWise Certified. We are.

It's not simply a matter of licensing. It's a reflection of our training and broad focus on all your needs in and around your property and environment.

Hearts Pest Management respects the uniqueness of Pasadena and aspires to be a socially and environmentally responsible company in Pasadena, CA.

Please call for an appointment 1-800-986-1006.

You may also fill out the form below to request an inspection or more information about our services.

Huntington Gardens

The Huntington Japanese Gardens near Pasadena in San Marino, CA

Local Attractions for Pasadena

Although Pasadena is well known for the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade; nearby in San Marino are the beautiful Huntington Gardens.

Whether you live in or just visiting Pasadena, make sure you check out the different gardens at The Huntington and its museum:

"The Huntington Gardens"

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