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Cerritos, CA Pest Statistics
Around 360 pest control companies service Cerritos residents with an average customer service rating of 3.5 out of 5.
Anopheles mosquitoes are common in the Cerritos area with mosquito season lasting from March to September.
Los Angeles County has a high concentration of Subterranean and Drywood termites.
Roach density in Cerritos is very heavy with American cockroaches, German cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches being present.
Deer mice, California deermice, and Roof rats can be found in Cerritos.
The Brown dog tick, Deer tick, and common flea are active year round.
Cerritos is home to many stinging insects including Blackjackets, Bald-faced hornets, California yellowjackets, Aerial yellowjackets, and European paper wasps.
Roughly 306 ant species have been found in California with the Linepithema humile specie being the most popular.
Bed bug density is very heavy in Cerritos, California.
Frequently Asked Questions for Cerritos
Based on market research, an average of $50 to $60 a month for basic pest control services can help protect your Cerritos, CA home from the most common household pests. Longer billing cycles could be available to help discount the rate. A startup fee and contract agreement may be required for pest control plans. Pests that are more difficult to exterminate, such as bed bugs, are usually not included in basic pest plans.
Some Los Angeles County residents prefer pest control only when a pest has been spotted. Determined by the severity of the infestation and the pest, one time visits average $200 to $500. Although a one time visit could be necessary, monthly pest control services tend to be cheaper and continue to keep household pests under control.
The extermination of a bed bug or termite infestation in Cerritos, CA is the most expensive. The cost will vary depending on the size of your home with an average of $1 to $3 per square foot.
Common Pests In Cerritos, California
Anopheles mosquitoes, known for resting at a slight upward angle, are brownish-yellow in color with scaly wings. Females bite animals, such as cattle, or humans since they need blood for egg production. Anopheles mosquitoes seek out dim, sheltered areas preferring to rest during the day but are active at night. They may live up to two weeks in nature and will be found near water sources, whether small or large. If traveling to an area with an outbreak of malaria, you may want to talk to your doctor about options for protecting yourself from Anopheles mosquito bites.
Drywood termites are cream white to light brown in color. They prefer dry wood above ground and survive off of the moisture from consuming wood and in the air around them. They are usually found in warmer, tropical climates and their size varies depending on social class. Drywood termite infestations may be discovered by seeing swarms of termites, discarded wings after swarms occur, and mounds of fecal droppings the termites leave behind. Do not store firewood or excess wood close to your home, seal any cracks and crevices to prevent entryway into your home, and stay up to date with termite inspections to prevent an infestation of drywood termites from occurring.
Oriental cockroaches have a shiny black exterior. Males grow to 25 millimeters in length and have short wings. Females reach 32 millimeters and do not have wings. Oriental cockroaches are commonly found in dark and damp areas such as drain pipes, sewers, basements, and crawl spaces. They prefer to feed off of trash and decaying organic matter. While their bites are not dangerous, they can spread many diseases by simply walking around. Take care of any leaks, regularly clean garbage cans, and seal off potential points of entry to prevent them from entering a home.
Linepithema humile, also known as Argentine ants, have smooth, shiny, light reddish-brown bodies that only reach 0.3 millimeters in size. Argentine ants typically build shallow nests underground in moist soil, by sidewalks, or underneath rocks. They are drawn to open food containers, kitchen grease, sugar, and other dead insects.
Roof rats have long bodies covered in soft brown fur. They have light colored bellies and long skinny tails. A mature roof rat’s body can reach up to 8 inches in length with their tail measuring up to an additional 10 inches. They prefer to nest in areas of such as attics, ceilings, and behind walls. Roof rats are food hoarders by nature and seek out fruit, nuts, and seeds to transport back to their nest. Seal any cracks in foundations or siding, repair gaps in doorways, and screen windows to prevent them from coming inside your Cerritos, CA home.
Ground Crab Spiders
Ground Crab Spiders are shaped like the crab you might see at the beach with wide flat bodies and legs extending from their sides. They are often gray, brown, or tan and grow to about 1/2 of an inch in size. Their 8 eyes are located on a raised bump to give them a 360 view. Their diet primarily consists of mites and other small pests. They are truly ground spiders and do not spin webs, but hide in tree bark and other dark locations.
European Paper Wasps
European Paper Wasps, also known as Polistes dominula, share a striking similarity with Yellowjackets in their slim, black and yellow bodies that can reach up to 1 inch in length. These wasps build paper-like nests in cavities like attics, vents, eaves, and satellite dishes. They primarily feed on hornworms, caterpillars, nectar, and other sugary substances.
Ixodes scapularis, commonly known as Deer Ticks, are a species of tick that exhibit a reddish-brown coloration with a hard, black exoskeleton, and can grow up to 3 millimeters in length. These ticks are notorious for their ability to transmit Lyme disease, a debilitating bacterial infection. Deer Ticks are known to lurk in tall grass and brushy areas of Cerritos, CA, waiting for a suitable host to walk by, at which point they attach themselves and begin feeding until fully engorged.
Bed bugs are the size of an apple seed and are brown in color. They feed off of blood by biting their host causing itchy and irritable sites. Bed bugs are commonly found in furniture, mattresses, headboards, and hiding in small areas. Keep a regular cleaning schedule, minimize clutter in your home, and be cautious while traveling to prevent bringing them back to your home.