The 4 Most Common Pest Problems in Southern California

If you think your pest infestation is rare – and you are the only one in California with a pest problem – think again. First, pest problems are common in southern California. We have rounded out a list of the 4 most common. If you have any of these pests or any other type of pest infestation, don’t be afraid to give us a call at A-1 Bonded Termite.
You aren’t the only one with pest problems, we have been servicing Southern California for over 40 years and have seen every type of infestation. We are the local experts in pest control and prevention.

We locate the source and take all the crucial steps toward eliminating your pest problems. Ongoing pest maintenance plans ensure that your pest problems are gone for good. As always, we offer all our services with a 100% A-1 Guarantee.

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4. Subterranean Termites

Not to play favorites with this first pest, but subterranean termites can cause a lot of damage in a little amount of time – Eating anything wood. These little insects are invasive. They love to migrate when the dirt becomes too wet around your foundation of your home or business. One good rainstorm brings all the Subterranean termites indoors.

3. Brown Rat / Black Rat

Rats spread disease. They chew on wires, insulation, and just about any item available. The mess left behind from a severe rat infestation can cause properties to be condemnable.

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2. Yellow Jacket Wasps

Not only are these wasps the most common stinging insect, but they are one of the more aggressive species of wasps as well. They want nectar-like most stinging insects, but all-to-often confuse sweetened beverages with their food and find their way into soda cans, coffee cups, and inside your cars and homes where they should not bee. Most of the time these pests don’t ever enter your property, but if their nest is too close to your door it is best to call to have it removed before someone gets hurt.


NUMBER 1 – Ants

Specifically, the Argentine Ant is most common around here. The Argentine Ant is arguably one of the most invasive species on the planet. Originally from somewhere in South America, the Argentine ants now occupy 6 of the 7 continents. The number of ants is so plentiful, that scientists have a tough time guesstimating the volume of them. There are somewhere around 1×1016 or 10 billion ants on the planet.

Just like a subterranean termite, these ants crawl into your home during rainy weather. They are one of the smaller species of ant, so they find their way into your home through small cracks in foundations, and the smallest of gaps between doors and windows. Sealants and caulking are the best way to prevent this pest from invading your home or business, but they are tiny and resilient and one of the toughest to combat without reinforcements.



We know pest infestations can be unpleasant, so A-1 Bonded Termite acts quickly and has helped many local families and businesses become pest-free. So we can help you get back to being cozy at home or work.

Call for a pest inspection to see where there may be entryways for pests that need sealing. Once the pests lose their access to getting in and out their ideal habitat inside your property is ruined. Finally, with the correct treatment placed for that specific pest, they will be gone in quickly and efficiently.