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It's Mosquito Awareness Week in Watsonville!

It's Mosquito Awareness Week in Watsonville!
By Kevin O'Connor on Apr 26, 2019 at 06:59 PM in Watsonville Mosquito Control , Watsonville Pest Control

Watsonville residents play an important role in protecting the public health of their community and should take simple steps to reduce the risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases in their neighborhood.

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Bee Swarms: A Beginner's Guide

Bee Swarms: A Beginner's Guide
By Kevin O'Connor on Mar 15, 2019 at 08:20 PM in Watsonville Pest Control

Watsonville residents should know that swarming honeybees have gorged on their honey stores before departing their nest and are so full of honey that it is difficult for them to sting, even if they wanted to!

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DIY Pesticide Solutions for Watsonville: Effective? Or Dangerous?

DIY Pesticide Solutions for Watsonville: Effective? Or Dangerous?
By Kevin O'Connor on Feb 19, 2019 at 10:02 PM in Watsonville Pest Control, Watsonville Ant Control , Watsonville Mosquito Control , Watsonville Rodent Control, Watsonville Termite Control

The DIY pesticide alternatives found at your local Watsonville home and garden store don't always work as advertised and improperly applied can pose serious health risks for humans and pets. 

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Watsonville Garden Lizards: Pests or Pest Control Experts?

Watsonville Garden Lizards: Pests or Pest Control Experts?
By Kevin O'Connor on Jan 16, 2019 at 12:37 AM in Watsonville Pest Control, Watsonville Ant Control , Watsonville Mosquito Control , Watsonville Termite Control

Here at O'Connor Pest Control in Watsonville we consider lizards to be pest control experts in the best sense: they feed upon many of the insect pests that sting or bite humans and they do so completely naturally.

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Rodent Inspection Skills for Watsonville Residents

Rodent Inspection Skills for Watsonville Residents
By Kevin O'Connor on Dec 10, 2018 at 08:53 PM in Watsonville Pest Control, Watsonville Rodent Control

At O'Connor Pest in Watsonville, we know just how adaptable and smart rodents are -- and we know that we have to keep alert and vigilant as we observe and monitor rodent presence and behavioral patterns. Each of our Watsonville clients presents a unique pest situation and we pride ourselves on effectively predicting and preventing rodent damage before it occurs.

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Autumn Is a Time for Cleaning up Watsonville Gardens... or Is It?

Autumn Is a Time for Cleaning up Watsonville Gardens... or Is It?
By Kevin O'Connor on Oct 23, 2018 at 09:45 PM in Watsonville Pest Control

Removing the brown seed pods, dried grasses, fallen twigs, coastal live oak leaf litter and other signs of abundant summer growth feels intuitively right. After all, this is how we clean our homes. But does this practice really "clean up" garden pest problems?

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Shifting Patterns in Vector Borne Diseases

Shifting Patterns in Vector Borne Diseases
By Kevin O'Connor on Oct 11, 2018 at 08:24 PM in Watsonville Pest Control, Watsonville Mosquito Control

Vector-borne diseases, while historically most prevalent in tropical climes, where they disproportionately affect poor and undernourished populations, are cropping up increasingly on the radar of temperate region disease specialists and medical practitioners.

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As Summer Wanes, Some Friendly Reminders for Watsonville

As Summer Wanes, Some Friendly Reminders for Watsonville
By Kevin O'Connor on Sep 11, 2018 at 08:14 PM in Watsonville Pest Control, Watsonville Ant Control , Watsonville Mosquito Control , Watsonville Rodent Control

Pest control companies are staying busy across the Central Coast, including Watsonville. As summer turns into fall, O'Connor Pest Control has been fielding numerous calls per day for help fighting pest infestations.

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Warmer Weather Means More Mosquitoes in Watsonville!

Warmer Weather Means More Mosquitoes in Watsonville!
By Kevin O'Connor on Aug 07, 2018 at 11:06 PM in Watsonville Pest Control, Watsonville Mosquito Control

Some agricultural scientists say that climate change could result in changes in the population dynamics of insect pests in Watsonville. It may alter insect population numbers as well as insect feeding activity. If those insects feed on humans, the impact will be felt quickly and painfully in Watsonville!!

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Mosquito, Tick, & Flea Bite Illnesses Increasing

Mosquito, Tick, & Flea Bite Illnesses Increasing
By Kevin O'Connor on Jul 09, 2018 at 09:07 PM in Watsonville Pest Control, Watsonville Mosquito Control

Illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites have actually tripled in the U.S. over the last 13 years, according to a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and pest control will be increasingly important for Watsonville.

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