The Best of Clark: Your Neighborly Pest Control Expert

Dec 21, 2022, 15:14 PM by Fred Speer

As 2022 draws to a close, Clark, your neighborly pest control, grounds care and termite expert, wants to thank you for trusting the Clark team to protect your home and businesses from unwanted, unhealthy and potentially destructive pests.

Our customers play an important role in keeping their homes pest-free and we wanted to share some of our best tips to preventing pests including termites, cockroaches, ants, rodents and stinging insects from becoming a nuisance or threat to your home and family.

Fatal Attraction: What Make Termites Fall In Love With Your Home?

Termite swarming season is right around the corner and California homeowners need to understand these aggressive, relentless pests feed around-the-clock on wood in your home. Even if your home is built with brick or vinyl, termites can bypass the exterior to enter and feed on ceilings, floors, cabinets, furniture – and even cardboard boxes or canvases.

The Most Dreaded California Pest?

What is the most dreaded pest that a California homeowner may encounter? According to research published in Pest Management Professional magazine, it is the cockroach. What happens when a disgusting cockroach is spotted by a homeowner? Their first response is to crush them.

Stopping Ants in Their Tracks

Argentine ants remain the most widely encountered ant species in California. This species, with its large colony size (they can contain several hundred thousand members), multiple nesting sites and aggressive foraging behavior, can be a real headache for homeowners. Odorous house, pavement, pharaoh and rover ants are also common nuisances to homeowners.

Create A Defensible Space Around Your Home

Clark Pest Control has a long history of defending homes from pests. Our prowess in protecting homes is not limited, however, to pests that crawl and fly. With wildfires fueled by strong winds and high temperatures, California homeowners are again forced to protect their homes from these devastating infernos. One way to reduce that threat is to create a defensible space around your home that includes a comprehensive vegetation management program from Clark.

Taking the Sting Out of Stinging Insects

While some stinging insects are beneficial to our environment, others, especially wasps and hornets, can pose a threat to people. According to the National Pest Management Association, allergic reactions to stinging insect bites send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room annually.

Why It’s Smart to Pest Proof Your Home

There is never an off-season for pests. It is a year around job, but one that Clark Pest Control and homeowners across California can work on together. Unless pests are introduced to a home in packages, luggage or clothing, they start on the outside, living in the yard or areas around your home. That is why your best defense against pests is denying them access to your home in the first place.

Does My House Have Rodents?

Rodents are a threat to public health, and they also can threaten the structural integrity of your home. Rats and mice spread bacteria and diseases, and they can damage your home by chewing through drywall and gnawing on electrical and computer wiring, which can increase the risk of electrical fires. Does your house have rodents?

Have A Pest Issue - Call Clark

If pests are threatening your home and living space, call California’s trusted, friendly pest, termite and rodent prevention and control expert, Clark, at 800/WE-NEED-YOU or send an e-mail at  

Until next time, the pest management professionals at Clark Pest Control thank you for help keeping unwanted pests out of your home.

Happy Holidays from Clark Pest Control!

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