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Black Knight Termite and Pest Control owners have been residing in and serving the Temecula and Murrieta area for over 20 years.  Their goal is to provide customers with the best quality service through their expertise and professionalism.  They are committed to providing on-time service, competitive rates and thorough inspection

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What's All the Buzz About Bees?

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Bees, you can't live with em' and you definitely can't live without em'! Bees are responsible for pollinating trees and plants that produce fruits, nuts and vegetables absolutely essential to the nation's food industry. (Karimi, 2016) In fact, bees contribute to billions of dollars toward U.S. agriculture each year making them a highly valued asset to our economy and (let's be honest) our kitchens and pantries.

As Black Knight has seen a significant rise in bee related phone calls, we wanted to touch upon the importance of bees and why they are so fascinating and essential. We know that having a raging beehive right outside your front door is neither comforting nor welcoming, so we wanted to put your mind at ease. Here are a couple of things to consider when you encounter a beehive on your property and your weighing your options between relocating or exterminating the bees.

Exterminating an entire hive is not always the best option although sometimes necessary given the location of the hive. If the hive is located in a chimney, for example, or even an attic, a professional beekeeper is really limited to preserving the hive or even having appropriate access to the bees. In other cases, if a beehive is located on a fascia board or neighboring tree outside your home, the chances of relocating the bees successfully is very likely. Something to also remember is to never try to exterminate or relocate a beehive yourself. This is very dangerous and just an all-round bad idea. Simply put - just don't do it. 

Surprisingly, the cost of relocating bees is sometimes equal to if not less than if you were to exterminate them. So if you are unsure of which option is more budget friendly, our suggestion is to call around and ask. You may find that most professionals will need to come out to your home first and inspect the area where the hive is located before they can come out and do what they need to do. This is normal, because giving a bid over the phone can range in price, drastically.  

Overall, while we are a pest control company, bees hold a special place in our hearts given the weight of impact that they have on our environment. If you have an active beehive on your property, give us a call and we can help put you in contact with a local beekeeper that we have partnered with. If your interested in learning more information, feel free to check out the clip below which covers Colony Collapse Disorder which is plaguing the bee population, globally. 

 

References

Karimi, F. (2016, October 1). Bees place on endangered species list -- a first in the US. CNN News. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/01/us/hawaii-bee-species-endangered/

Spivak, M. (2013). Why bees are disappearing. TED Talks. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/marla_spivak_why_bees_are_disappearing?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=tedspread 

 

New Soy-Based Wiring Attracting Rats

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Rat caught in the act of chewing through wires in an engine compartment. (AP Photo: WFTV.com)

Rat caught in the act of chewing through wires in an engine compartment. (AP Photo: WFTV.com)

     Early February, Forbes Magazine published an article stating that several car companies are experiencing problems with using soy-based wiring in newer cars. This has effected automobile brands such as Honda, Volvo, Mazda and Toyota.
    While older cars are often swapped out for newer vehicles that offer better fuel efficiency and meet the emission standards required by state, many are realizing that older cars are not being effected by the rats. 
    "Some newer model cars use materials like soy that are more biodegradable than plastics. It’s all part of an effort to make car parts more environmentally-friendly" (Dunne, 2017). While intentions are good,  dealerships are finding that the environmentally friendly wiring is attracting rodents in both rural and suburban communities, causing more harm than good. 
     Have you purchased a new car recently? It wouldn't hurt to take it into the nearest dealership and inquire if the new soy-based wires are covered by the warranty. You will thank us later!
     
      

     

References

Dunne, M.J. (2017, February 19). Rats! New Cars' Soy-Coated Wires Give Rodents Plenty to Chew On. Forbes Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/rats-new-cars-soy-coated-wires-give-rodents-plenty-to-chew-on/ar-AAn7aey?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

WFTV.Com. (2016, December 20). Florida woman sues Toyota for rodent chewed wires. Fox25 WFXT. Retrieved from http://www.fox25boston.com/news/florida-woman-sues-toyota-for-rodentchewed-wires/477497824

 

     

Heat Treatment

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Thermal Heat

The Green Solution for Termite Control

Are you looking for a chemical-free way to treat termites? There is a branch through Black Knight Pest Control that can do just that, Thermal Heat.  When treating large areas Thermal Heat can ensure elimination of the entire colony. Unlike a Fumigation you when you choose a heat treatment you will not have to leave your home during the process. Not to mention becoming the obnoxious neighbor when having to inconvenience your surrounding neighbors with the tenting fumigation calls for, which in some areas my effect them as well. This one day process of Heat Treatment may be the best choice for you.

Commonly Treated Areas

  • Entire homes
  • Apartments
  • Condos
  • Commercial Properties
  • Offices
  • Industrial Complexes

Thermal Heat Advantages

  • Economical
  • No customer inconvenience
  • No potential harm to employees
  • No loss of time at work
  • No need to leave your home for days at a time
  • Versatile
  • 100% EFFECTIVE!
Heat treatment being done at Europa Winery in Temecula Wine Country.

Heat treatment being done at Europa Winery in Temecula Wine Country.

A Thermal Heat Treatment eliminates damaging termites and other wood-destroying insects WITHOUT the adversities of conventional chemical treatment. We know that you may have many questions regarding a Heat Treatment, feel free to call Black Knight Pest Control or our branch of Thermal Heat directly at 951.870.0198.

Heat Treatment being done in a home.

Heat Treatment being done in a home.

Rodent Exclusion

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Rodent Control

The cold winter weather is here and so are dreaded house mice. House mice are coming in from the cold temperatures straight into your home with their long narrow nose, round bodies and hairless tails in search of warmth and food.  You can usually here them scattering around in your attic tearing up your walls and insulation that they love to build their nest in. They often find their way into your home through any cracks or holes that may lead to entry inside. House mice will often climb near by trees and follow branches that are pushed against your roof and in through any of those tiny holes that may be present. Mice can fit through extremely small holes with fur covering their bodies people often think they are much larger than they really are. The size of hole in which they can fit through is often underestimated. Foliage that has built up onto your home can also give them access into your house. Mice can create a huge headache, with a female mouse going into heat every 4 to 5 days and giving birth to 30-35 babies per year, don't let them become your problem, call a professional to treat the problem for you, for good! Black Knight Pest Control provides a Rodent Controland Exclusion for its valued customers. With Black Knight as your Pest Control Professionals you wont have to worry about house mice taking over. There are four steps involved in the process that you can count on with the rodent exclusion with Black Knight , even cleaning and sanitizing your attic!

The process involves four steps:

  1. Black Knight Pest Control will do a total inspection of your property. We will determine what access areas the rodents are using. Black Knight will inform the homeowner of any trees or bushes that need to be trimmed back or cut down.
  2. Black Knight Pest Control will exclude holes that rats or mice might enter with expanding foam or hardware cloth.
  3. Black Knight Pest Control will place tamper-proof bait stations around the home.
  4. Black Knight Pest Control will install snap traps in attic and glue boards or Tin Cats in the interior area as needed.

For more information please call our friendly office 951.694.8100 and we would will do our best to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Ask for a free quote today!