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When Antimite arrives, pests (& worries)
go away.

Ask our many long-standing repeat customers about the service they receive from Antimite and you’ll hear things like, “I consider Antimite my personal pest control experts,” or “I know I can make one call and forget about my pest problems.”

That is because, whether we’re visiting your home for the first time, or we’re performing ongoing maintenance treatments, Antimite experts treat every service call as if we were treating our own homes.

Even though we’ve been providing exceptional service since 1941, we always make sure to use the most effective new pest management technologies and procedures as they are proven in the field. So, while our family-owned service sensibilities and personal attention may seem “old school” to many, our effective use of modern pest control methods are nothing short of state-of-the-art.


General Pest

Common pests call for the uncommon
expertise of Antimite

The Antimite experts know that when it involves your home, there’s no such thing as a “common” pest. That’s why we inspect your residential property so thoroughly, recommend the most effective treatments available, and then use our experience to get the job done – which means eliminating your pest problems.

Once we’ve solved the initial pest issues, we’ll be happy to follow up with you and schedule regular maintenance visits to help control any reoccurrence.


Pest Risk/Harborage Areas

The “living room” you didn’t know you have!

With more than 94,000 species of pests living in the United States, there’s a very good chance some of them will find their way into your home. Some of these pests are simply annoying. Others can be dangerous and actually cause significant damage to your home and possessions. From aggravating allergies and spreading disease, to chewing through wiring, insulation and even the very structure of a home – seemingly simple pests cause billions of dollars in health costs and home repairs each year.

Evict the unwanted residents from your home

How do pests find their way into your home? Unfortunately, very easily. For example, small stress cracks and improperly sealed windows or door frames are very common points of entry. So too are improperly sealed attic vents, crawl spaces or gaps where plumbing is routed through the walls of your home.

Once pests find a way into your home (and they will!), it’s important to deny them “harborage,” the space they need to live and breed. Pests such as cockroaches and rodents live in dark, hollow spaces, as well as larger cracks and crevices where they are not disturbed. Other common harborage, or hiding places include:

  • Wall voids
  • Gaps under sinks
  • Space behind kitchen and HVAC equipment
  • Spaces behind cabinets and shelving
  • Inside and under decaying organic matter or papers/cardboard products
  • Unsealed food goods
  • General clutter

A job for experts

When blocking paths of entry into your house and treating harborage areas becomes necessary, it’s important that this process is done correctly. After all, many “common” pest control techniques do nothing more than compound the problem, by re-routing pest activity, for example. The application of pesticides in the wrong areas often cause the formation of new nests because the pest simply travel around the treated area until they find new harborage.

Also, misuse of insecticides and baits (a common problem especially with do-it-yourselfers) is potentially hazardous to any nearby children and pets.

It’s no wonder so many California homeowners have relied on the Antimite experts to safely solve their pest problems since 1941.


Solutions

The Solution to Your Pest Problems
Begins with Antimite

If you have a pest problem, you’re in good company. After all, there are more than 94,000 species of pests in the U.S. alone. You can maintain the cleanest, most clutter-free home in your neighborhood and still – pests will find their way in. That’s because your home is an ideal environment for pests with its food, water or moisture, warmth and lots of safe places to hide and breed undisturbed (known as “harborage”).

While the best way to solve any existing pest problem is a call to the dependable, experienced experts at Antimite, there are things you should know to prevent pests from moving in with you in the first place – and to keep them away in the future.

Keeping Pests Outside

The area outside your home is a pest’s natural environment, with many harborage areas including ground cover, trees, gardens and any many items people naturally keep in their yards. While it’s a natural thing to be surrounded by pests, the goal is to keep them outside of your home.

One of the easiest paths pests use to come inside is through small stress cracks in your walls, or improperly sealed doors and windows. They also crawl or fly right in through improperly sealed attics, crawl paces or even gaps around plumbing in your walls and floors. Sealing these openings, screening all vents, and even removing as much plant material and harborage (trash cans, storage containers, etc.) in close proximity to your home are all good places to begin pest-proofing your home.

Take a walk around the outside of your home looking for tree branches or heavy plant growth. Trim back anything touching your home – especially the roof to eliminate one of the most common ways pests find their way inside.

Inside Harborage

Once pests find a way into your home, they will naturally migrate towards common harborage areas to find the space they need to live and breed. Pests such as cockroaches and rodents live in dark, hollow spaces, as well as larger cracks and crevices where they won’t be disturbed. Other common harborage, or hiding places include:

  • Wall voids
  • Gaps under sinks
  • Space behind kitchen and HVAC equipment
  • Spaces behind cabinets and shelving
  • Inside and under decaying organic matter or papers/cardboard products
  • Unsealed food goods
  • General clutter

A job for experts

When blocking paths of entry into your house and treating harborage areas becomes necessary, it’s important that this process is done correctly. After all, many “common” pest control techniques do nothing more than compound the problem, by re-routing pest activity, for example. The application of pesticides in the wrong areas often cause the formation of new nests because the pest simply travel around the treated area until they find new harborage.

Also, misuse of insecticides and baits (a common problem especially with do-it-yourselfers) is potentially hazardous to any nearby children and pets.

It’s no wonder so many California homeowners have relied on the Antimite experts to safely solve their pest problems since 1941.


Pest Low Impact Programs

We offer a full line of Pest and Termite Control services using non-chemical solutions including:

Rodent Control

Control of rats and mice by trapping and/or exclusion. We also offer removal and replacement of rodent damaged insulation services.

Bee Control

Eliminating the immediate threat by treating the bees and preventing future infestations by removing the hive and performing bee exclusion.

Bird Control

Use of non-lethal methods to keep pigeons and swallows from nesting on your property.

Thermal Treatment

The latest non-chemical treatment of termite infestations using hot air in only necessary sections of structures.

Residential/Commercial Maintenance Contracts

Non-Chemical programs are available to protect your home/business from a wide variety of pests including rodents and birds.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Approach

We are committed to utilizing a combination of our best practices to find the optimum solution for each customer. At all points during the process we leave the smallest footprint on the property as possible. Our IPM program uses comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information is combined with the best available pest control methods to manage pest damage by the most economical means, with the least possible impact to people, property, and the environment.

EXCLUSION SPECIALISTS

Exclusion is a pest management approach in which the pest is denied access through physical barriers to its typical entry points. Creating a physical barrier excludes the pest without the use of chemical pesticides of any kind. Exclusion is a practice that is popular with individuals concerned with traditional chemical barriers.