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April Brings Mosquito Awareness Week to Bakersfield!

April Brings Mosquito Awareness Week to Bakersfield!
By Kevin O'Connor on Mar 26, 2020 at 01:56 PM in Bakersfield Mosquito Control , Bakersfield Pest Control

Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield Pollinators: Native Plants Nourish Bees and Butterflies

Helping Our Local Bakersfield Pollinators: Native Plants Nourish Bees and Butterflies
By Kevin O'Connor on Mar 06, 2020 at 10:53 PM in Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield Residents

How do I know if I Have Termites? Quick FAQs for Bakersfield Residents
By Kevin O'Connor on Jan 07, 2020 at 09:29 PM in Bakersfield Pest Control, Bakersfield Termite Control

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

Creepy Pest Control Horror Stories for Bakersfield
By Kevin O'Connor on Sep 25, 2019 at 02:41 AM in Bakersfield Pest Control, Bakersfield Ant Control , Bakersfield Mosquito Control , Bakersfield Rodent Control, Bakersfield Termite Control

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

Argentinian Ants Explained for Bakersfield Residents
By Kevin O'Connor on Aug 27, 2019 at 08:31 PM in Bakersfield Ant Control , Bakersfield Pest Control

Argentinian Ants are a serious late summer pest for humans, invading our residences to find food and water. Bakersfield 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 10:07 PM in Bakersfield Rodent Control, Bakersfield Ant Control , Bakersfield Mosquito Control , Bakersfield Pest Control, Bakersfield Termite 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 Bakersfield residence?

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Bakersfield Rodent Control and Some Facts about Plague

Bakersfield Rodent Control and Some Facts about Plague
By Kevin O'Connor on May 31, 2019 at 08:38 PM in Bakersfield Rodent Control, Bakersfield Pest 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 08:37 PM in Bakersfield Pest Control

Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield: Effective? Or Dangerous?

DIY Pesticide Solutions for Bakersfield: Effective? Or Dangerous?
By Kevin O'Connor on Feb 19, 2019 at 10:16 PM in Bakersfield Rodent Control, Bakersfield Ant Control , Bakersfield Mosquito Control , Bakersfield Pest Control, Bakersfield Termite Control

The DIY pesticide alternatives found at your local Bakersfield 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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Bakersfield Garden Lizards: Pests or Pest Control Experts?

Bakersfield Garden Lizards: Pests or Pest Control Experts?
By Kevin O'Connor on Jan 16, 2019 at 12:32 AM in Bakersfield Pest Control, Bakersfield Ant Control , Bakersfield Mosquito Control , Bakersfield Termite Control

Here at O'Connor Pest Control in Bakersfield 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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