Pest Control in Del Mar, CA

Del Mar, California . . . where “The Turf Meets the Surf.” If you are lucky enough to live in this beautiful beach city, then you know how wonderful the weather and downtown shopping, restaurants, beaches, and night life can be.

But, like any other city in San Diego County, pests are often year-round due to our mild, fair-weather climate. This causes a multitude of insects and rodents to invade the home. No hibernating during winter months for these pests!

Del Mar Beach Scene

Del Mar, CA “Cool as Ever”

An Environmentally Conscious Company

Seagull, Del Mar, CA

Hearts cares about the environment and is the number one company in Southern California that practices organic methods and IPM solutions.

EcoWise Certified

Hearts is an EcoWise Certified Green Pest Management

Hearts Pest Managementis able to treat general pests with organic applications.Our "Greenthumb" program eliminates ants, spiders, earwigs, water bugs, and outdoor fleas.

All of our technicians are EcoWise Certified and trained in IPM (Integrated Pest Management) solutions for both residential and commercial properties.

Hearts Pest Management Receives Award from California's Environmental Protection Agency

Argentine Ant

Argentine ants have invaded California’s coast and surrounding inland cities.

Ants Everywhere!

Del Mar residents may feel like their beach city has turned into one big anthill, well it has, kind of. … The coast of California is now one huge super-colony of Argentine ants, invasive ants from South America.

This particular species first came into the states from South America via cargo ships during the late 1800’s and has since created three super-colonies throughout the world – California happens to be one of them.

During spring and summer, Argentine ants come indoors in search of food and water. Then in rainy weather, during the fall and winter months, they come back inside again to get away from the water!Argentine ants don’t respond to "Do-it-Yourself" treatments for a couple of reasons: One, a single colony has several queens (most ant species have just one queen), which means if threatened; they can break up into multiple colonies and cause an even greater infestation.

And two, Argentine ants can move their entire colony within in a matter of hours. So just when you think your methods have worked, they’ve popped up somewhere else!

The most effective pest control is to find and treat the Argentine ant nest. Queen ants must be eliminated to properly eradicate a colony. Hearts Service Professionalsare experts at identifying and treating for all ant species, including these invaders.

Del Mar Fair / San Diego County Fair

Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack. Residents living near the ocean in Del Mar may see more than the average amount of spiders throughout the year due to air currents.

Western-spotted Orb-weaver Spider

Spiders use ocean air currents to carry them to neighboring homes and other new locations.

Del Mar Spider Control

Spiders have this behavior called “ballooning” that transports them from neighboring homes to neighborhoods all the way across town, even to ships at sea!

Young spiderlings climb up high on a home, and then let out a single thread of silk letting the ocean currents carry them to new locations. It’s because of these air currents coming over the ocean that allows the spiders to travel great distances.

Widow Spiders

The two spiders of medical importance in Del Mar are black and brown widow spiders. Both will bite when disturbed or threatened.
It is very common to find widow spiders and their egg sacs under outdoor equipment, playgrounds, woodpiles, corners of the garage, under patio furniture, storage areas, and in the eaves.

Black and Brown Widow Spiders

A Brown widow has an orange hourglass and a Black widow has a red one on the underside of their abdomens.

Homeowners can rely on Hearts Pest Management to keep their spider population under control; however, spiders do have their place outdoors. Many spiders, such as garden orb-weavers, are beneficial in keeping landscape and garden pests at bay and, they don’t bite humans.

Here are some of the things homeowners can do, in-between pest services, to keep spiders from coming indoors:

Caulk any cracks and crannies to keep not only spiders out but ants and mice too.

Sweep at least twice a week, knocking any webs down found in corners and in the garage.

Check under patio furniture; brown widows love hiding under there with their spiky egg sacs.

Let your Hearts Service Professional know where you’ve seen spider activity.

Commercial Pest Control in Del Mar

Hearts Pest Management will inspect commercial buildings free-of-charge and customize a maintenance plan to ensure your establishment's needs are met.

Our commercial customers include: medical facilities, retirement centers, restaurants, retail shops, churches, schools, and hotels.

Downtown Del Mar, CA

Downtown Del Mar lends a village atmosphere to visitors and residents alike, from fine dining to shopping at one-of-a-kind boutiques.

For example, retirement or convalescent centers choose our organic Greenthumb program to treat their facility wherein many of their residents are unable to leave the premises as is required with traditional inside treatments.

Our service professionals are just that - professional. They will answer any questions and share their knowledge of providing IPM (Integrated Pest Management) solutions for managing pests.

Fly on railing

Flies from the beach are a nuisance to restaurants and other nearby business owners.

Commercial Pests

Restaurants often battle with roaches, flies, ants, and other pests which Hearts can help eliminate.
Hotels sometimes have problems with bed bugs; Hearts is able to treat for bed bugs and also provide a bed bug monitoring system to maintain the facility.

Medical facilities and retirement homes are unique because often residents and/or patients cannot leave the premises. Hearts is able to treat these types of facilities utilizing organic products and IPM methods for their pest control needs.

Landscape Pest Control in Del Mar

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.

Home in Del Mar

Hearts will keep your landscape looking good and pest-free. Hybiscus trees often become infested with whiteflies. We can help!

Gophers cause damage to landscapes

Gophers cause major havoc in grass and garden landscapes.

Hearts Pest Management respects the uniqueness of Del Mar and aspires to be a socially and environmentally responsible company for the residents and business owners of Del Mar, CA.
Certain insects and animals quickly fall in the "landscape pest" category when they start causing damage to trees, plants, and grass.

Gophers have been known to take out entire plants; one minute the plant is standing tall, the next it´s disappeared into the ground.
If you´ve noticed a powdery substance on the leaves of your beautiful hibiscus, it´s a sign you have whiteflies.

Hearts Pest Management is able to identify various landscape pests and treat for whitefly, aphids, plant-eating bugs, outdoor fleas, gophers, rodents, squirrels, grubs, and other plant eating insects.

Rose Pruning and Care in Del Mar

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

pink rose and rosebud

Hearts will help to keep your roses looking beautiful and pest-free.

Hard pruning of roses

January is the time of year for “hard pruning.”

Hearts provides an additional service to prune your roses and keep you apprised of the health of your rose garden.

Roses get tiny green caterpillars that look like inch worms called “Rose Slugs.” The caterpillar is the larva of a sawfly.
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.
In sunny 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.

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.

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

Here is a list of our Pest Control Services in Del Mar

  • 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

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