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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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Celebrating 20 Years

Megan Pinneo

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     We are so proud to announce that Black Knight Termite & Pest Control, Inc. celebrated our very own 20th anniversary last month! We have come a long ways since we first started, particularly growing our small family owned business to a slightly bigger family owned business! 

     Black Knight originally started 20 years ago with only 2 trucks and 2 employees. Since then, we have been so blessed by our community making it possible to expand our family to having 15 trucks and 18 employees! *gasp* We have broadened our areas of expertise significantly as well. We now offer a wide variety of pest services in addition to termite and general pest control, such as gopher control, rodent control, bird control as well as thermal heat treatment!

     Earlier this year, we also acquired a new pest control route taking Black Knight to Redlands, Riverside and Menifee for accounts ranging from commercial to residential. We have seen our greatest improvement in the amount of active pest control routes that we are continuously adding to. Overall, in our 20 years of business, Black Knight has had the pleasure of serving the Riverside, San Diego as well as San Bernardino counties respectfully. 

     We are very proud of where we come from and are looking forward to thriving in the New Year. In light of our 20 year anniversary, all of our trucks are fashioning the new decal posted above. Thanks for all your love and support as we continue doing what we love. Wishing you all a prosperous year



Effective Ways to Pest-Proof your Home

Megan Pinneo

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You can expect cozy flannels, delicious Maple Pecan lattes and messy pumpkin carving this season, but what you won't expect is the influx in pests in and around your home!

Pests often will seek shelter during the Fall and Winter months, particularly rodents, if you aren't adequately prepared. There are many effective ways to pest-proof your house without doing too much. Aside from maintaining your regularly scheduled pest control visits, some of these preventative measures can be as easy as general maintenance. Here's our advice: 

1.) Remove excess clutter, boxes or trash on the outside your home. Ensuring the lids on outdoor trash bins are closed at all times is also helpful. 

2.) Rake up leaves or excessive foliage that may have gathered around planter boxes and bushes overtime.

3.) Cut or trim back overgrown bushes and trees to help alleviate nesting from happening. Branches that lay on the roof are ideal for rodents to crawl onto your home! 

4.) Close up doggy doors, patch holes and/or fix loose piping that all serve as access points for critters. 

5.) Properly store dog food or cat food, preferably in metal bids with a lid that can't be chewed through such as plastic or cardboard. Rodents love nothing more than automatic feeders that are left outside!

All of these are effective methods to deter critters that are looking to escape from the cold and raise their families. If you find that you are hearing scurrying in the ceilings, there is a possibility that rodents are simply running across the roof of your home from the outside. However, if the scurrying persists or you simply would like to know for sure, give Black Knight a call and we can come out to perform a free inspection of your attic or areas of concern. Simply, Black Knight is here to help no matter what your pest problem is! Stay cozy, our friends.

Rodent Exclusion

Megan Pinneo

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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!

Rat Race

Megan Pinneo

Rat Facts  

It's that time again, with the cooler weather brings Rodent Season. That's right, your not the only one wanting to head inside after a chilly day, Rats are also wanting to get into your warm and cozy home. I am sure they are one guest you are not in a hurry to let in from the cold. If you do see one creeping through your house or maybe you have heard that scatter of footprints coming from your attic but you do not dare to look you may want to call a Pest Control Professional before it's too late and you are over run by these pests. The more time that passes the more time they have to breed and that doesn't take long at all for Rats, usually only 22 days at that. Interesting isn't it? Only 22 days. There are other facts that you may not know about Rats, for that I have created a list of some top facts that I found interesting. Still doesn't mean I want them in my house!

  • Rats can start breeding at 5 weeks of age.
  • With out companionship rats become lonely and depressed.
  • A rat can go longer than a camel without having a drink of water.
  • An adult rat can fit through a hole as small as a quarter.
  • Rats are clean animals, cleaner than cats!
  • Rats have very poor eyesight and are colorblind.
  • Each year a rats' front teeth grow 4 1/2 to 5 1/2.
  • A female rat can mate as many as 500 times with various males.
  • A rat can survive being flushed down the toilet.

What did you learn by reading these amazing rat facts? Perhaps that they breed quickly and often? Or could it be that they are extremely resilient animals, not even a toilet flush could kill them.

Are you thinking you may need a rodent exclusion for your home? Black Knight Pest Control can take care of that for you. Call to book an appointment for your quote today! 951.694.8100