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Common Pests in Santa Clarita Valley

When you see a bug skitter out of sight from your kitchen cabinet, you will want to know what it is and if there are more hidden away! 


One of the most common species of ants that will invade properties in our area is the Argentine ant. Argentine ants, like most ants, are nuisance pests and do not pose serious threats to people or property. The large size of their colonies and multiple nesting sites make ants formidable pests.

PREVENTION: Get rid of easy access to food sources. Make sure outdoor trashcans and compost bins have tight-fitting lids. Pick up uneaten pet food between feedings

Argentine Ant
Wolf Spider


Most species of spiders, such as house spiders and wolf spiders, are harmless nuisance pests as their venom is not strong enough to cause significant health issues in people. A species of spider living in our area that is a danger is the black widow spider, which has venom strong enough to trigger health problems in people.


PREVENTION: Limit their access to your property, trim back overgrown shrubs and bushes from the exterior. Inspect your exterior and repair any opening around windows and doors or in the foundation or exterior walls. Removing piles of rocks, wood, and other debris.


Cockroaches are a resilient, ancient species of insects that live throughout most of the world. A few of the most common species of cockroaches living in our area are the American cockroach, German cockroach, and Oriental cockroach. All three species can invade any home or business, creating problems for people. Cockroaches contaminate food, food prep areas, dishes, utensils, and surfaces with the bacteria, human pathogens, and parasites that they carry on their legs and bodies. Cockroaches are dangerous pests and should never be allowed on your property.



Crickets are a type of insect identified by their long antennae and the large, powerful back legs they use for jumping. Crickets generally live outside in damp moist areas; however, these insects occasionally move inside when the weather becomes too harsh for them. These insects chew houseplants and fabric items like upholstered furniture, rugs, wallpaper, and fabric.

PREVENTION: Put door sweeps on exterior doors - especially basement doors. Keep garage doors closed. Inspect plants for crickets.


Earwigs are the stuff of nightmares and urban legends. With pincers, two sets of wings, and slender, dark-colored bodies measuring up to an inch long, these nocturnal creatures can look intimidating, and their pincers are only for self-defense against other insects. If an earwig does happen to “pinch” you, you won’t get sick or feel pain. However, these pests will damage your garden and house plants.

PREVENTION: Eliminate excess moisture. Clear Clutter and lawn debris and seal off holes, gaps, and cracks



Silverfish love dark, humid and damp spaces such as laundry rooms, basements, and bathrooms.  Their favorite foods are starch, cellulose, and sugar. They can be found in cardboard, paper, coffee, sugar, pasta, and other leftover food.

Silverfish are not a harmful pest and pose no long-term health effects.  But left unchecked in your home, they can cause a lot of damage to clothing, books, and other paper items.


We will remove your silverfish infestation, and prevent future silverfish problems. Tony's Pest Control will provide treatment to the perimeter of your home as well as the yard, and inspect and treat indoor silverfish infestations.


Be sure to mention you saw this on our website when you sign up for the maintenance program! We don't require a Long-term Contract and One-Time Service is available! So go ahead, contact us for more information before the pests or rodents invade your home or business.  



PO Box 801103
Santa Clarita, CA 91380

Telephone: (661) 714-6083


Residential, Commercial & Industrial

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

License No. OPR 12302

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We provide pest control for Santa Clarita Valley, which includes, Valencia, Canyon Country, Saugus, Newhall, Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, Agua Dulce, and the Valencia Industrial Centers.

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