CORKY’S PEST CONTROL BLOG

Subterranean Termites: Denizens of the Underworld

Subterranean Termites: Denizens of the Underworld

Subterranean termites can be found throughout the United States.  In California, the Western Subterranean termite, feasts on dead wood, tree stumps and fallen trees that are in direct contact with soil, in forested areas, landscapes or the structural lumber of...

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SLUGS AND SNAILS AND SLIMEY TRAILS

SLUGS AND SNAILS AND SLIMEY TRAILS

Snails and slugs are members of the phylum Mollusca, along with, clams and oysters as well as squid, cuttlefish and octopus. Slugs  evolved from snails and many species still retain a vestigial shell hidden under their mantle. The remnant shell is used primarily for...

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Snails and Slugs:  Slow, But Sure to Ruin Your Garden!

Snails and Slugs: Slow, But Sure to Ruin Your Garden!

Snails and Slugs,  may be slow but the damage they do to ornamental plants, vegetable gardens and citrus orchards is devastating and costly. These gastropods, have eaten and slimed their way into the top 5 most unwanted pests in the garden. Typically you will find...

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TAKE A DEEP BREATH!  THE AIR IS CLEAN!

TAKE A DEEP BREATH! THE AIR IS CLEAN!

Air Duct Cleaning goes hand in hand with Rat (rodent) Cleaning and Sanitation and Exclusion services.  It’s the important part of the job that minimizes the prospect of circulating contaminants from rat, mice and other home invaders, throughout the structure, that...

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Who’s Been Digging In My Yard?

Who’s Been Digging In My Yard?

When you find holes, mounds of dirt or torn up turf, in your beautiful landscape, you've been visited by “wildlife” on the hunt for food and/or a place to live. You can identify your trespasser, most often, by the damage they leave behind. Pocket Gophers (often...

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Beware! Rats are Dirty and Leave Toxic Chaos Behind.

Beware! Rats are Dirty and Leave Toxic Chaos Behind.

Rats and even mice can create a ton of damage and a dangerous amount of contamination in a very short time. Cleaning up after them can be a “big” job and a hazardous one to boot.  The messes they make are “TOXIC”!    Rats and mice are constantly urinating and...

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A TALE OF TWO RATS and a MOUSE.

A TALE OF TWO RATS and a MOUSE.

A rat is a rat but not a mouse or a mole or a shrew! But they are all rodents. The two most prolific rats that we, in Southern California, deal with, in our urban settings, are the Roof/Tree or Black rat , which inhabits mostly suburban communities, and the...

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