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Pest Library

What You Need To Know About Pests In Los Angeles, CA & Surrounding Areas

Have you seen spiders in the corners of your ceiling or heard scratching noises in your walls? Any type of pest infestation is a cause for concern, but knowing what type of pest you’re dealing with can help you get on the right track towards eliminating the problem.

The pest management professionals here at Stealth Environmental are your Los Angeles-area pest control experts. Our Pest Library can help you narrow down what kind of pest infestation you have by providing information about the most common pests in the Los Angeles area.

Animal Trapping

squirrel in a live trap

It is not uncommon to have to deal with wildlife animals on your property. When this happens, you don't want to approach or try to trap these animals on your own because they can carry a host of different diseases, including rabies. Plus, if cornered, they can become aggressive and attack.

At Stealth Environmental, we have a special license for fish and game tracking that allows us to remove these pests safely and legally from any property we service. While these animals are annoying pests to you, many play an essential role in the ecosystem, and some are endangered.

Give us a call at Stealth Environmental to learn more about our animal trapping services and how we can help you with wildlife on your property.

Bees & Stinging Insects

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Bees and other stinging insects like yellow jackets and wasps vary depending on the species. Some are social, while others are solitary. Solitary species live alone, and social species live in colonies made up of thousands of individuals. These species tend to be more aggressive as they need to protect their queen.

Although bees are annoying and can sometimes be dangerous, they are essential to our ecosystem. Without bees, the plants we eat would not be pollinated. However, this does not mean you have to live with them on your property, as they can still be dangerous, especially for those allergic.

You should never try to remove a stinging insect nest on your own. Even if you think the nest is empty, trying to knock it down or spray something into it can result in an attack. Instead, contact us at Stealth Environmental. We are skilled pest control experts and beekeepers who understand the best way to remove these pests safely. To keep you and your family safe from bees and other stinging insects, you should do the following to deter them:

  • Regularly inspect your property for nests. Early detection is important as it will help you catch them early before a colony grows.
  • Reduce the number of flowering plants on your property.
  • Keep your yard maintained, including filling in ground holes to deter some solitary species.

General Pests

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Many different types of pests can cause problems on your residential property, including ants, earwigs, spiders, roaches, and crickets. Each of these pests comes with their own problems and require unique solutions. These problems range from spreading diseases and parasites, bites, food and surface contamination, property damage, and more.

The best way to combat any pest you are dealing with is professional pest control. At Stealth Environmental, we offer solutions for all of your pest needs. Contact us to learn more and ask about what we can do for bed bugs, fleas, and ticks.

If you want to keep pests out of your home, you should use the following tips:

  • Keep your yard clear of organic debris and maintain your lawn, trees, and bushes.
  • Reduce the moisture in your home by using dehumidifiers, fixing leaks, and ensuring proper ventilation.
  • Remove access to food sources by practicing proper food and garbage storage.


a gopher in a hole

Pocket Gophers are very destructive. They eat the root system to your trees, shrubs and lawn. They undermine hillsides due to their tunneling underground which can make the hillside unstable.

Pocket gophers often invade yards and gardens, feeding on many garden crops, ornamental plants, vines, shrubs, and trees. A single gopher mowing down a garden row can inflict considerable damage in a very short time by pulling entire plants into their tunnel from below.

Gophers also gnaw and damage flexible plastic water lines and irrigation systems, particularly those types used for drip irrigation. Their tunnels can divert and carry off irrigation water, which leads to soil erosion. Mounds on lawns interfere with mowing equipment and ruin the aesthetics of well-kept turfgrass.

Mice & Rats

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Rodents like rats and mice are some of the most common home-invading pests. They have lived close to people for hundreds of years, relying on us for food, water, and shelter. Unfortunately, this relationship is one-sided, with people ending up with many problems, from property damage to health concerns.

One feature of mice and rats is that they have teeth that never stop growing. To prevent them from overgrowing, they need to chew constantly. So if you have an infestation of one of these pests, you will likely experience damage to your home's structure and personal belongings. They can also spread many different diseases, cause allergies and asthma, and spread parasites.

Once rodents are in your home, they are challenging to get rid of and are prolific reproducers. The best way to get rid of rodents and keep them from coming back is with professional assistance. At Stealth Environmental, we provide quick and efficient solutions for pests like mice and rats. Contact us for more information about our rodent pest control options. Here are some things you can do to help keep these pests away:

  • Remove food debris from eating areas and store opened food in airtight containers.
  • Address any moisture issues, such as leaking pipes and faucets.
  • Clear your yard of excess foliage.


mosquito on skin

Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, and Zika virus are rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral diseases. They are difficult to diagnose and treat, and professional mosquito control is the only option to stop transmission.

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Local Pest Protection You Can Count On!

Pests are a constant possibility in any home in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Many are opportunistic and will find their way inside if they want to. However, this doesn't mean you have to let them in. By better understanding common area pests, you can help to prevent them from becoming a problem in your home.

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