What to Do About San Diego Pests?
19 Jun

What to Do About San Diego Pests?

  • By: Doug MAUSHARDT
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There is nothing that can ruin an outdoor grilling night like bugs.

You got the burgers on, some corn and even veggies. Then the pesky intruders invite themselves to the cookout.

Even with San Diego’s perfect Southern California weather there are some unwanted guests. Pests in San Diego are common in older housing.

But you don’t need to call an exterminator just yet.

There are plenty of things you can do to make sure this outdoor season is perfect — and that these bugs don’t get in your new home.

You did the research when shopping for a new home. You looked for the best movers in San Diego. Then you hired them and made the big change in your life.

Now, it’s time to enjoy your new space.

Some of the most common pest issues in San Diego are ants. But don’t be surprised by finding mosquitoes and cockroaches.

Here are a few tips to make sure they don’t get the invite:



While ants are more annoying than anything, the last thing you want is a parade of them into your new kitchen.

Ants seek a crack that allows them into your new home. Then they are searching for something to eat. First Defense pest control calls for finding the root source of infestation. To help with this, trace any area you see them coming from and spray any repellent by that area. This could be a window, door or garage. Also, keep food off counters and floors. They are looking for something to eat.



There is nothing quite as annoying as the hissing sound of a mosquito when you are sleeping. It’s like you’re being circled by the enemy and an attack is imminent. They also make grilling outside almost impossible.

The first thing to do is make sure all the screens on your windows are not full of holes. If they are, replace the screen or getting new screening at a DIY store.

Once that is done, now it’s time to enjoy San Diego, CA, outside. Isn’t that why you moved here?

Make sure there is no standing water in your yard or brush where the mosquitos call home. Clean up the yard as much as possible. When you go outside, consider buying OFF! Mosquito repellent. You can get a clip on your clothes or spray the repellent on directly.

Also, try adding some torches to the landscape. They look cool and the smoke will help.



Some of the most reported pest issues in San Diego involve spiders. They also are looking for a way into your home. First, knock down all webs and go around the house and look for ways they are getting in. While there are plenty of sprays that can help, if there is a serious problem, call a pest control specialist.

While there are dangerous spiders in this area, most are harmless.

One way to get them out is to control others pests they may be looking for. Also, clear away any clutter and reduce moisture.

Close all entrances, including the garage.

If you find a spider you are unsure of, get help from a professional.

Poisonous spiders in San Diego include the black widow, brown widow and desert recluse.



These guys are looking for a free meal. The best way to handle this in your new home is to cut off their food supply. Since they can survive almost anywhere, cutting off the food is key. They will then look for another place to crash. Think of them as the couch surfer you want to get ride of. No chips. No pizza. No soda.

They will leave.



It’s hard not to hear this word and not think of itching your head right away. If you have pets, this can be a problem. Start with a flea collar. Check with your vet to see what is best. If you use a spray, make sure your pet is not allergic to it.


If you need organic pest control, we suggest using neem oil, diatomaceous earth, and overall staying clean!



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