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Watch what you bring home with recent holidays!

With the recent holidays, you may have accumulated more cardboard, corrugated cardboard, and plastic packaging materials than your trash cans could handle at once, in addition you may have a cut tree you moved from your living room to the back yard or side of the house.  A tip from Wheeler’s Pest Control:  Cut those items up in to small pieces to better fit in the space your trash cans.  The card board material is made of Cellulose, wood, and mixed with moisture this provides food for a number of insects, and even dry this mater...

Fleas can be difficult to control without teamwork

 Fleas can be difficult to control without teamwork. We have found that when the customer follows these guidelines the treatments are more effective and control is achieved more quickly. The property needs to be ready prior to our appointment time. If you are not going to be able to be prepared please contact the office prior to appointment time to discuss rescheduling when you will be able to be prepared.     Preparations prior to arrival: Clear all carpeted floor (including closets) of boxes, clothing, toys, & any other items that...

If you have a pest management service at your home or business, you may have seen at some point the letters IPM

    If you have a pest management service at your home or business, you may have seen at some point the letters “IPM” on some of the paperwork.  If not, don’t worry, the pest industry, and in particular California’s state agencies that license pest work are well ahead of the curve.  You really can’t get a license to preform most pest work without knowing what those letters stand for, and hopefully what they mean.   IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management.  Anyone can look up the definition for...

What isn't apparent is the back end costs of using Red Apple on your property

While serving the Southern California area, one of our common pest problems is Gophers, and there is one plant in particular where Gophers are frequently present. Aptenia cordifolia, or commonly known as Red Apple, is a ground cover plant from the Ice Plant family.  This plant grows in our climate quite well, is low cost to acquire, and grows quickly, making it perfect for holding slopes together, and covering areas that homeowners don’t quite know what to do with.  What isn’t apparent is the back end costs of using Red Apple on your pro...

Wheeler's Pest Control offers gopher control services in Los Angeles

Wheeler's Pest Control offers gopher control services in Los Angeles and Orange County! Call Today for a free quote.

Happy Thanksgiving! Wheeler's will be closed Thursday and Friday

Happy Thanksgiving!  Wheeler's will be closed Thursday and Friday. Have A safe Holiday!

Wheeler's Pest Control Offers the best Orange County Rodent Control Services

Wheeler's Pest Control Offers the best Orange County Rodent Control Services! Call Today For A Quote.

Fleas are spreding Typhus in Orange County! People are getting ill.

Fleas are spreding Typhus in Orange County! People are getting ill. Wheeler's Offer Flea Control services to help, Call Today.

Wheeler's Rodent Proofing

Rodent Proofing your Home or Business  Rodent proofing your home is another step you want to take if you are having a rodent problem inside your home. You see, rats leave a trail of urine and dropping everywhere they go. This is how they find their way back to places they like. This trail is also one that other rats will follow. Therefore if rat proofing isn’t completed properly you can bet on other rats finding their way back into your home. Wheeler’s Rodent Exterminators Our exterminators have at least 10 years of experience at solving r...

Rodent Control Service

RODENT BAITING Rodent Control around your home or business                                                                                                   The rats in your home or in your business are only a small percentage of the total rodent population in your area.  The more rats surrounding your property...

Rodent Extermination Value

VALUE GOOD WORK ISN’T CHEAP, CHEAP WORK ISN’T GOOD. The most expensive service you every buy is one that you have to pay for twice. Here is why you get the best value for money by getting it done right the first time with Wheeler’s Pest Control: We only use construction grade materials for rodent proofing We use the best bait stations for our rodent baiting service We only use the best and most effective baits in our bait boxes We provide a life time warranty against another rodent infestation  Call Wheelers Pe...

Professional Pest and Rodent Control

Professional Pest and Rodent Control  Welcome to Wheeler's Pest Control! We are a local; family owned and operated pest Control Company, servicing Los Angeles & Orange County. Our state licensed technicians set the standards in the pest control industry servicing both commercial and home pest control customers with our pride, integrity, professionalism, and 100% customer service focus.                           Rodent Extermination is our specialty and is never an easy task! Our t...

Detouring gophers from your yard with plants.

Detouring gophers From your yard with plants. Planting around the exterior of your yard to put up a organic gopher barrier will save your yard. Below is complete list of plant gopher dislike.   Trees and shrubs: Arbutus unedo, buddleja, callistimon, ceanothus, cistus, escallonia, fuchsia, grevillia, toyon, hydrangea, lantana, michelia, nandina, oleander, pomegranate, ribes, rosemary, salvia (native and nonnative), westringia. Perennial flowers: dietes, lavender, nepeta, shasta daisy, California fescue, euphorbias, foxglove, juncus, mimulus. Bulbs: Am...

Red Imported Fire Ant In Orange County

There are several species of ants in Orange county. Here we will focus on the Red Imported Fire Ant and how it was found in Orange County. Also, we will educate you a little bit about these nasty critters.  A LITTLE HISTORY In the late 90's a young couple was looking for plants in Las Vegas. As they walked through the nursery Emily Tyska saw a plant she wanted and asked her husband to grab it. As soon as he touched the plant he found his hand and arm covered with hundreds of stinging ants. Bubble like welts started showing up on his skin, his throat ...

The Mythical California Brown Recluse in Orange County

Stop it! You're driving me crazy! There are no populations of Brown Recluse Spiders in Orange County or California period! No matter what the news articles with all their hype say, there are no experts in the field of entomology that will tell you this spider has established its self in either California or Orange County. You see, the brown recluse is native to the southeast. It has only been seen in southern California in association with people and goods being transport from that area into California. Even with these finds no populations of these spider h...

High Quality Rodent Control Services At Wheelers Pest Control

  HIGH QUALITY RODENT CONTROL SERVICES AT WHEELERS PEST CONTROL   Rodents in any shape or form are a nuisance in and around the house and they can cause great damages to your home if you don't do something about them. It's vital that you do the right thing when spotting pests such as rodents in and around your home or even when you spot signs of them having been there, as if you leave things too long before you know it your whole residence will become infested with them. Having your home infested with rodents will cost you dearly in two respec...

Wheeler's Pest Control Provides Orange County With Premiere Pest Control Services

    LAGUNA HILLS, CA, June 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 12th June2012-Wheeler's Pest Control is the premier pest control service in the Orange Country area. Specializing in all types of pest control, including bed bugs, insects, rats and birds, Wheeler's is able to effectively handle any pest problem that you might be having. Wheeler's also offers both commercial and residential services, so that you can be sure that you are taking care of the situation before things get out of hand.  Bed bugs have become an increasing problem th...

Be Safe When You Camp - A Pest Control Issue

I love to camp out in the great out doors like a lot of other people. It's nice to hike, sit around a big camp fire, fish and meet new people. To make sure my trip is a safe one I have a check list I work off of to make sure I have all the safety equipment and supplies I need for a trip. Having a well supplied first aid kit is a must, plus enough water, food, sun screen, insect repellent, fuel for the vehicle so on and so on. There is one area of safety concerns for ourselves and family that we my neglect to think about that has become important. That area of...

Bugs in Your Ears - Earwigs

Perhaps the worst fear people have of earwigs, with their menacing rear pinchers, are that one my crawl into the ear and bore into the brain. The old Anglo Saxon word earwicga literally means "ear creature" and in nearly all European languages the name for earwigs suggests a connection with the ear. Perhaps, way back then, when people slept on dirt floors, straw or hay, earwig's explored human ears as a place to hide out. Even thought there are no records of this actually happening it is conceivable and, apparently, Americans have inherited this anc...

Common Sense Pest Control for Cockroaches

We have brought with us into the 21st century a number of ancient roommates that have shared our nests since the day of the cave. Not surprisingly, many of them gravitate toward the kitchen. Once inside these visitors are often very difficult to get rid of. The best strategy to keep roaches out of your nest is to exclude them in the first place. In addition to excluding this pest from you house or from your food involves changing the manner in which we store our organic wastes. Waste management has two aspects, both equally difficult because they involve ...

Organic Elitism

There is nothing worse than a holier-than-thou organic pest control operator or gardener who looks down on companies or people who are not following organic practices 100%. It is important to encourage the use of the most environmentally friendly products and sustainable techniques, but the occasional use of synthetic products does not make a company a bad company or wrong. There is nothing more misleading than seeing the word "organic" on a pest control product label. Just because a pesticide is extracted from a plant or excavated from the ground does not...

Green, Organic, Natural - Misleading Words

Consumer demand for safer products to use around their homes and businesses to control pests was jumped upon by various companies. Green, organic and natural are the catch words being used to sell all kinds of products now. But in many cases these words are being used to mislead the consumer into thinking they are safe for people, plants, animals and the environment in general. The saying," buyer bewares" should be applied to any product that is being promoted using these words! It is just two simplistic to say because it's green, natural or organic that it i...

Insecticidal Soaps - A Little History - A Little Info

Insecticidal soaps have been used as insecticides since the late 1700s and perhaps even earlier. These soaps were made with fish-oil combined with sodium or potassium. Some were made with whale oil until recently, when public awareness that whales were endangered curtailed their use. Vegetable oil-based soaps, which did not have as disagreeable an odor as the fish-oil soaps, were made with coconut, corn, linseed or soybean oil. "Green Soap," a potassium/coconut oil soap used widely as liquid hand soap was widely used as hand soap in public restrooms years ago...

Venomous Brown Widow Spider in Orange County California

This new widow type spider is originally from South Africa, has made its way into Orange County California. Daniel Wheeler, owner of a pest control company in that area, said he has seen a big increase in sightings of this invader in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Norco and Corona California. Even though the brown widow became well entrenched in San Diego and Los Angeles areas in early 2003, it had not been seen much in Orange County. It was only a matter of time before it moved into the Orange County.. This spider looks similar to ...

Common Sense Fly Control

In a California study conducted from June 7th to October 20th in 1958 it was found that a single garbage can produced 1,131 fly larvae every week. That's a lot of flies! This statistic is particularly interesting in the light of the fact that the garbage cans studied were in a neighborhood of well-kept homes and tidy yards. Although it is convenient to blame the presence of large numbers of flies on other sources such as city dumps, urban stables and kennels, the truth is that your garbage cans and those of your neighbors are the most likely sources of your ...