Dogs Offer Comfort and Companionship to Isolated Humans

The pandemic has placed many under ‘work from home’ orders, and many have experienced an unprecedented form of modern-day isolation. Perceived isolation can have a significant impact on one’s life and well-being. A demanding job can be fruitful for employees: the pressure of working to meet challenges motivates growth and resilience. Nonetheless, jobs that demand too much from their workers may lead to high stress, which can exacerbate mental illness and physical symptoms. 

In the fast pace of today’s advanced world, American employees are overwhelmed as work time bleeds into personal time, undeterred by any efforts. According to an American Psychological Association survey, people’s jobs are the second most typical source of stress. Sixty percent of working adults report feeling their jobs are significant sources of stress, influencing them more severely than other types of stress. Job stress is a dangerous emotional and physical response that happens when the job’s requirements are misaligned with the worker’s needs, resources, and capabilities. According to insurance analysis, forty percent of workers feel that their jobs are very stressful, and often result in illnesses and injuries. The demands of people’s careers combined with insufficient resources can lead to stress, which can substantially impair an individual’s mental health. Long hours, increasing demands, tight deadlines, and lack of social interaction can contribute to workers feeling drained, overwhelmed, worried, and negatively impact their mental health. 

Child in casual clothes giving flower to dog with bandage on paw on beige background in light studio
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The benefits of owning a dog

Having a furry companion, especially during the pandemic, is a blessing. For those who live alone and without family and loved ones, a loving dog can transform the whole atmosphere of a living situation. Humans are also social beings by default. Stopping your regular interactions can be challenging at times. Dogs can play a crucial role in stabilizing our happiness while offering great companionship. The support of a furry friend can be as stress-relieving as living with a family member or friend. The dog’s companionship and the bond can make a big difference in a person’s mental and emotional health. 

Having a dog in the house can also boost your mindfulness. With the stress of isolation and work stress, activities such as meditation and yoga can offer relief during hard times. Walking, playing, or petting a dog can be beneficial to reconnecting with our bodies. 

Prioritizing your dog’s health with veterinarian care

But when it comes to your dog’s health, it’s best to always take a proactive approach to management. There are practical but straightforward steps you can take to keep your beloved furry companion happy and healthy. Visiting your vet regularly, providing proper nutrition and exercise, and maintaining a routine vaccination schedule will help your dog grow and thrive. Consult with a Cardiac Veterinary Consultant for heart health concerns, especially for aging dogs or dogs with pre-existing conditions. Veterinary care will also help protect your dog against common parasites like intestinal worms, heartworm, ticks, and fleas. The more you care for your dog, the more you will be able to enjoy life with your furry best friend. Talk to your vet today to identify the ideal prevention and treatment plan for your dog.

Getting Creative

The first truly destructive economic aftershocks of the 2020 pandemic response are beginning to let themselves be known as prices fly sky high across the board. Fuel, food, and just about every other essential consumer good’s price is rocketing upwards as global trade becomes squeezed by physical barriers and disrupted through cyber attacks.

With the price of international shipping going up, in other words, Americans are going to need to learn how to reuse and recycle current equipment, rather than depending on new items being manufactured and imported from elsewhere. This trend extends from clothing to office equipment, and it has plenty of tertiary benefits outside of just cost-savings.

The enormous cargo ships that are the lynchpin of international trade are also some of the most damaging to our planet. Each of these enormous craft is responsible for more greenhouse gasses than literally millions of cars, meaning transporting newly manufactured goods from countries like China to the United States is a singularly massive contribution to climate change. Far more than individual private vehicles and cows, which both coincidentally get far more coverage than global trade!

Buying used for items like office furniture also has the benefit of time savings – new sets often take months to complete fabrication and shipping. Used furniture has a turnaround time measured in weeks rather than months, so if you’re planning on opening up shop as quickly as possible, it’s definitely worth your while shopping for used rather than going directly for new.

Used items have a better cost-to-benefit ratio when it comes to measuring out cost savings over time – the depreciation for new items is far more steep than for used, meaning that they will lose their value far quicker than if you had purchased used. Used items tend to have far more stable and lengthy periods of valuation, so the furniture you purchased retains most of the value you paid for it even in the long term.

If you’re a southern California reader and you’re looking for solid, reliable and reasonably priced Los Angeles office furniture and Cubicles, give Creative Office Design a call. They have multiple show rooms, including ones in Los Angeles and Orange County, and offer a variety of services to go with the furniture sets they offer.

The team at Creative offers the services of their on-staff interior designers, who can help you get the most out of both the furniture set you’re buying and the space that you’re leasing. Their engineers can provide a number of different floor plans using CAD so you can choose from a variety of different sets based on how they would fit with your office’s design and décor.

Creative also offers services such as custom woodworking and refinishing, so if you already have an older office furnishing set that you don’t want to part with, you can hire the team out to revamp and repair the current set. As things get more expensive, these services may just end up saving your business thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars in the long run.

If you’re interested in purchasing new or used office furniture in the Los Angeles area, check out Creative Office Design at one of their show rooms:

Creative Office Design

+17143287627

Why You Should Consider Installing Synthetic Grass For Your Lawn

Lawn Care is a difficult task for many property owners. It requires continuous effort to maintain the growth of natural grass and further, it requires major involvement in maintenance and care. The selection of lawn grass must be done carefully depending upon the climatic conditions and soil quality in the target area. The owners also need to make efforts to use fertilizers from time to time to avoid diseases and attacks of several diseases and insects to the natural grass.  

Experts advise going ahead with the locally adapted grass so that it can survive the climate. However, at the same time, it is necessary to supply enough water and nutrients to nourish the grass. If you are having problems growing natural grass, you may need to call experts from time to time to check if the grass is experiencing some disease or weed issue. 

Studies show that a buildup in the lawns can occur; that is basically an additional layer over a healthy lawn. It can prevent nutrients and water from getting to the grassroots. The buildup must be kept minimum, which can be done by creating a proper balance of natural conditions. As pests can also affect the growth of grass in your lawn, they must be checked regularly to avoid any kind of damage. All of these responsibilities can make law care a complicated task for property owners. Therefore, it is advised to install synthetic grass on properties that could use more greenery. Due to its low maintenance and weather resilience, the artificial grass market is reported to rise to 4.2 billion USD by the end of 2027.

Why is synthetic grass a more economical and reliable solution for homeowners?

Synthetic grass is a widely recommended solution for homeowners who live in areas with unfavorable environmental and soil conditions. This specially designed artificial grass is a reliable alternative for those who cannot expend a lot of resources to care for the natural grass option. The main advantage of synthetic grass in the OC is that it doesn’t require maintenance. Once you have installed it, it can serve you beautifully for years. The lawns made by synthetic grass are also a great place to play for kids and other family activities. Moreover, you need not worry about unsightly grass stains on your clothes while sitting or playing on artificial grass lawns. Synthetic grass is a great alternative to natural grass that can stain brown or green on clothes, and these stains are difficult to get out. As this grass doesn’t require major efforts for maintenance and care, it is one of the most eco-friendly solutions for homeowners. There is no need to invest in fertilizers and chemical solutions to get rid of insects and weeds. It is a great option for recreational areas such as putting greens, patio surfaces, tennis courts, and bocce ball courts as well. This cost-effective fake grass offers a long-lasting value while providing impressive appeal for years ahead. Therefore, it must be taken into consideration while installing grass on your lawn.

Ring Toss Game On Green Grass
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Exterminators Going Green

The pest extermination and control process has been evolving for thousands of years as we find new and more effective means of destroying harmful bugs and rodents. As with most industries, this evolution has rapidly increased since the beginning of the industrial revolution with the introduction of more complex chemicals and dispersants that allow for much greater numbers of pests being exterminated at a time.

Unfortunately, pests are not the only creatures affected by the new chemicals – other, harmless animals and even humans have had disastrous health consequences with the rapid introduction of new pesticides and treatments. This has had the secondary effect of attaching an element of fear or nervousness to getting homes treated for pests, as clients worry that common pesticides may leave residue that causes harm to them or their families.

Luckily for the more health-conscious among us, companies such as Natural Science Exterminating are turning to chemical compounds and methods found in nature to deter and destroy pest infestations. Utilizing compounds produced by plants as a natural defense against the same pests that we deal with on a daily basis, the company leaves your house both pest-free and free from any potentially harmful residues.

They also are known for their quality customer service and thoroughness in the jobs they do, as evidenced by the long list of testimonials left on their social media pages:

“I didn’t know how relentless ants could be until our house became attacked by them!  Our house is always pretty clean and there was no food out for them to get but they wanted to march right through anyways.  I tried everything to get rid of them but they seemed like they were coming from inside the walls!!!  Natural Science Exterminating came out, and I must say, I was skeptical that they would be able to do anything since I had tried everything.  The first time they were out, the ants were back the next day… But fortunately they gave a guarantee and came back and the next time they tried something different and it worked!!  Thank goodness.  It’s now been a year later and we still have no ants.  I don’t know what I would have done without them!  Very knowledgeable and professional.  Pet and kid friendly.  I will use them again if I need to.”

(Alicen B., Yelp Review)
Read colleen m.‘s review of Natural Science Exterminating on Yelp

“I have had problems with ants at my new house and called to see if there was something that could be done to rid me of this problem without creating an unsafe environment for my two small children who are all over the floor all the time. I had someone come out that day, arrive on time, and had two different treatments done that day. Problem solved, very knowledgeable technician, and was very impressed with the attention to detail. It disheartens me to see such a negative review on such a great company. I know of the problems that were present within the time frame that this Pepper person is referring to and after a revamp of employees, this company deserves a much better review.”

(Alaina L., Yelp Review)

For Orange County readers that are looking to get an inspection but are not sure about which company to go with, Natural Science is offering free termite inspections in Garden Grove and beyond, so you can meet with the guys performing the treatment and determine if they are right for you. Give them a call at:

Natural Science Exterminating

+18002467378

11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841

Termite Troubles

Today’s article is going to venture a bit into the personal realm as I tell you about my own recent troubles and the fantastic company I hired to help me out. The story begins just a few short weeks ago, when I noticed some cracks appearing in my drywall…

Last year, I contracted out some real morons to do some major remodeling in my home at the recommendation of some old family friends. The contractors knocked down some of the walls in my kitchen in order to open up space, believing from a misreading of the house plans that none of the walls were especially important or load bearing.

After enjoying my new kitchen for a couple of weeks, I began noticing some new cracks forming in the ceiling around where the old wall had been. After some investigating and bringing in a handyman friend of mine, we realized that the entire second floor of the house was beginning to bow downwards because, surprise surprise, the wall that was there originally really was load-bearing.

After some harsh words were exchanged that may or may not have involved legal threats, the contractors came back and fixed their mistakes. After the dust had cleared, we had a slightly bigger pillar holding up the second story, but the new kitchen looked nice enough.

Fast forward to a couple weeks ago, I began noticing some new cracks forming in a different part of the downstairs ceiling. Fearing the worst, I began drilling into the ceiling to do another investigation and found a very different problem.

Termites and their waste began pouring from the new hole and creating a gross little pile on the floor. Recognizing the severity of the infestation, I immediately began looking up some exterminator companies to come give me the bad news about what needed to be done next.

In my search, I happened to find Grand Oaks Termite Control, a southern California local company that had the best record of reviews of any other around. Not only did they have a great score, a ton of their clients had taken the time to write about how effective the company was:

I highly recommended Grand Oaks Termite Control.  I had an unusual situation where there were many areas of my wood paneling and roof that were affected by termites and wood rot. I have a decorative tree growing through the front part of my home which makes it very difficult to treat without damaging the tree. When Jason came for the preliminary inspection, he knew exactly how to effectively treat my home without harming my favorite tree. His estimate was very reasonable and his communication was top notch. He kept me appraised of all the curve balls and never stuck me with any unexpected cost. I was very impressed with the workmanship of his teammate Gary who took care of all the woodwork, a true craftsman.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Grand Oaks without any hesitation. (John B., Yelp Review)

Read Nelson T.‘s review of Grand Oaks Termite Control on Yelp

I am in awe of Grand Oaks Termite Control. Justin and Gary came out and inspected my home and they were punctual, polite and very knowledgeable. I was so worried about my home being infested with termites, but Justin put my mind at ease. He determined that I had an isolated infestation in one room of my home and that there was no need to be tented. He gave me a fair quote and treatment of the room literally took maybe an hour. He explained that the process would not harm my family or cat and termites and eggs will not survive after the treatment. He and Gary came out a week later for the water damage of the affected area. My husband and I are so pleased and grateful we chose this company. Gary did an impeccable job of the repairs that took about 6-7 hours and you can’t even tell I had any termites or water damage. They are both so pleasant and polite and will highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks guys for an outstanding and affordable job. (Carina Z., Yelp Review)

After scheduling an appointment with the crew, I recognized right away that the reviews weren’t just blowing hot air; these guys really were some of the best in the business. As a homeowner, there’s always a new nightmare lurking within the walls of your home, so the best thing you can do is get the best and brightest to come help you solve your endless problems as they inevitably arise.

For termite extermination, that’s Grand Oaks Termite Control. Give them a call at:

Grand Oaks Termite Control

+16265384156

110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741

Your New Backyard: Landscaping Trends in the United States

Property owners are always interested in investing in beautiful landscaping trends. After all, it helps to jazz up the scenery. The great news is that with the latest inventions and development of advanced technologies, it is now possible to create the most impressive of outdoor spaces. Homeowners can now find simple lawn care solutions and landscape maintenance options, along with irrigation, fertilization, and water management methods. These modern developments can also help people to match their lawn care needs and responsibilities to their lifestyle choices and preferences.

Spending outdoors has significant restorative effects. Being closer to nature helps the human body rejuvenate and recover faster from daily stress and fatigue. 

So why not spend some more time outdoors in your backyard. Here are some of the top rated landscaping trends from the United States to help you to decide how to landscape your property. 

Vertical gardening

Experts advise choosing plants that can survive over a varying range of temperatures. Homeowners of small condos, homes, and apartments who are looking for creative ways to add greenery to their life should look to vertical gardening. If you don’t have extensive outdoor space, it is possible to create a big impact. Some of the best vertical gardening ideas that you can try include plants on the wall vases, wall planters, terra cotta planter walls, and vertical jungles. In addition, designers and architects love to create hardscaping patterns such as basketweaves, chevron, waves and lattice. 

Modern and contemporary design

It’s time to think about modernizing your backyard with sleek landscape design solutions. Whether you need an elegant outdoor kitchen, modern firepit, contemporary water fountain, or yard Maintenance, Torrey Pines Landscaping can design and build multi-season functionality for your garden. They specialize in design, construction, installation, and maintenance. Renowned for their creativity and craftsmanship, they have been beautifying San Diego since 1983.

With over thirty-five employees and over 35 years in the landscape design, construction, and maintenance business, the management at Torrey Pines Landscape is one of the most well trained and experienced landscape design teams in San Diego.

Read Ryan S.‘s review of Torrey Pines Landscape Company on Yelp

Sophisticated irrigation solutions

Today’s busy lifestyle does not allow people to spend several hours in the garden everyday. But the modern technologies make it easier to consistently ensure adequate lawn maintenance and care procedures. Remote irrigation technology allows for property owners to enjoy peace of mind. The most sophisticated smart technology irrigation systems can be controlled through remotes, with updates accessible via smartphone, bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections. 

DIY and repurposing

Many are spending the extra time they have during the pandemic quarantine to attempt DIY garden design ideas. You can find several DIY ideas or tutorials on websites such as YouTube or Pinterest on outdoor home improvement and garden projects.

However, for best results, we advise hiring experts for your landscaping needs. With Torrey Pines Landscaping, it’s possible to find many unique options in design to enhance the eperience of your garden. You can see their portfolio on their website and give them a call today. 

Torrey Pines Landscape Company
5560 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121, United States

A Guide to Veterinary Cardiology

Becoming a veterinarian cardiologist can be a thrilling time for somebody who has chosen it as a career to enrich their professional and personal lives. Being a cardiac vet is one of the most inspiring professions in the globe.

A cardiac veterinarian gets the opportunity to not interact with pet owners and other animal lovers, but also with animals. The welfare of the four-legged creatures lies in how vets assess and come up with interventions to meet their health requirements. It also lies in the vet’s critical thinking by incorporating pathology, physiology, and anatomy. 

But what does the practice entail, and what does it take to be a cardiac vet for dogs? 

What is a Veterinary Cardiologist?

A veterinary cardiologist is a vet who has undergone further specialty training after obtaining a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. One must finish a 1-year internship to become a board-certified veterinary cardiologist, followed by a 3-year residency. They must also pass the board certification process that involves two written exams. 

Like a human cardiologist, a vet cardiologist is specifically trained to be a professional in the management and diagnosis of different animal ailments. This professional is to provide expertise, diagnostics, and resources to extend and support the care offered by family vets, especially for more complicated and advanced cardiac cases. 

Some of the common conditions treated by a cardiac vet include atrioventricular block, congestive heart failure, myxomatous valve disease, pericardial effusion, dilated cardiomyopathy, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, among others.

Brown Pomeranian Puppy on Grey Concrete Floor
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What are the responsibilities of veterinary cardiologists?

A cardiac veterinarian plays a crucial role in a pet’s health care team, particularly from the moment a potential cardiac abnormality is detected. Proper therapy and early diagnosis of cardiac conditions help the dog live a healthier and longer life.

This professional works closely with the primary care vet to guarantee the dog’s optimal health. Some cardiac illnesses may need hospitalizations. However, many can be handled on a case-by-case basis by a cardiac veterinarian. 

Most veterinary cardiologists train the staff at hospitals or big referral clinics. They also often contribute to research studies that support and enhance the cardiac health of dogs. Research on veterinary cardiology is vital in determining new diagnostics treatments and tests for cardiac conditions in dogs. 

That’s why education plays a vital role as to cardiac vets. These specialists are often involved in strengthening veterinary knowledge and determining the circulatory and cardiac conditions. They train veterinary students, offer continuing education courses to vets, and train future board-certified cardiologists. 

Most dogs don’t demonstrate any outward indications at home, especially during the early stages of heart disease. A cardiac vet may detect an irregular heartbeat or heart murmur, which is often a sign of an underlying heart condition. Early detection will lead to clearer results. This allows for earlier treatment and a higher likelihood of success. Cardiac specialists may prescribe medications to delay the development of the dog’s disease. 

For cardiac veterinarians, preventative care is a crucial part of their job to guarantee long-term animal health. If your beloved animal is in pain or needs a checkup, ask your primary care veterinarian for a referral to Cardiac Vet.

Cardiac Vet
+13233930616
http://cardiacvet.com/

Fighting Fire With Fire

In literature and narrative art, there are generally four different types of conflict: man against man, man against the self, man against society, and finally man against nature. In our modern bubble, man against nature is viewed primarily voyeuristically, separated from the circumstances surrounding the conflict because of our modern self-styled ‘control’ over our environment.

The natural world intrudes on this delusion with annoying frequency through a variety of means, either through weather or through the emergence of biological flora or fauna in our otherwise protective barriers against it. Molds, funguses, diseases, and pests still manage to wreak havoc on our lives regardless of how much control we believe we have over our environments.

Luckily, nature also provides us with a variety of means to combat these intrusions, methods that oftentimes prove far more effective than the synthetic means we construct ourselves. Since people are extremely adept at self-harm when it comes to the utilization of synthetic means of environmental control, one could in fact argue that the natural way is probably the superior method, and living in harmony with nature gives us a better chance at survival than attempting to saddle it with our petty delusions borne of hubris.

This applies especially well when it comes to pest control, as we have the foundational knowledge of thousands of years of experience dealing with the same pests we have today. One company in Garden Grove knows this, and is using the natural science discovered over these countless generations to help prevent or destroy termites as they descend upon our carefully cultivated modern abodes.

The company is called Natural Science Exterminating, and it uses natural and organic compounds to deter exploring termites searching for a new nest and uses them to destroy small nests when they’re discovered early. They only break out the big guns when the infestation has gotten too deep to destroy using the natural methods while also saving the property.

The company has been successfully applying these methods for years, and it has the testimonials to back up its effectiveness:

I found that once I called this company, they were able to come out and inspect right away which was free of charge. Also, their prices won anyone else that had come out to look at one of my buildings. Once I agreed to accept their service and the price, they were out here by the next day to do the work. I now have a yearly contract with them and any time I see anything I give them a call and they are more than willing to come out and check it out for us. My business is growing which means I have more buildings now and I am very pleased with Natural Science Exterminating. They are our #1 choice when it comes to termites. The inspectors are very honest which is a wonderful thing because it makes you feel like they are not there just to take your money.

– LaDonna Prewitt, Google Review

You can’t beat Natural Science they are the best.. We have been customers for almost 20yrs. They go above and beyond with their expertise fantastic customer service. They arrive on time and always with a smile. I had Mike inspect my home yesterday, and he brought up other issues that he noticed that I should get fixed. Joey is who used to come, but I’ll take Mike and say. What a wonderful young man. Of course, you can’t get anything started without Julie. She’s a wonderful asset to the company. Keep up the good job, and I will continue for another 20 yrs.

– Katherine Henshaw, Google Review

If you’re tired of synthetic chemicals being broken out at the slightest provocation and without a full understanding on its second order consequences, give the company a look. Their methods are time tested, and their results do not lie:

Natural Science Exterminating

+18002467378

11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841

Lawn Economics

With the California climate in flux, homeowners across the state are beginning to make some highly difficult choices when it comes to their landscaping. Droughts are becoming more frequent and more severe, and when rains do come, they are becoming torrential, leading to many to give up on the delicate business of lawn care.

As lawn upkeep begins to become prohibitively expensive both in costs associated and time and energy needed to keep the grass alive and uniform, many are making the switch away from classic turf to its various alternatives. One that is beginning to surge in popularity is the artificial turf lawn, which has seen radical advances in technology in the recent past that have made it a more attractive alternative to natural turf.

The secret to a successful switch over to synthetic grass is the skill of the installer, and if you live in the Orange County area, there is no company more skilled than NoMow Turf. The guys at NoMow have been wowing customers all over coastal Orange County for 15 years and have the testimonials to prove it:

Read Kolt K.‘s review of NoMow Turf on Yelp

Wow!!!! Way to go NoMow Turf! Being a realtor, I have recommended you to several clients. Your team is always on time, budget, affordable, and professional. In an industry where people tend to over promise and under deliver, it is rare to find a company that meets all customers’ expectations, and more. The work your crew did made my clients back yard look INCREDIBLE. We SOLD the house with multiple offers. The best part of the home was in fact the backyard From a standard dirt yard, you transformed the entire experience of the outdoor living on a million dollar Home. As stated before, I will CONTINUE to refer my business your way. Thank you for doing such a GREAT job. Your business ethics, character, and integrity are very evident. WONDERFUL JOB NOMOW! Home run again!

Katie B., Google Review

Sierra and the team at No Mow Turf were absolutely fantastic. They were so quick to come out and get a proposal. They understood from our initial phone call what we wanted and put the proposal together without even meeting us (due to our work schedules). They patiently waited while we price shopped and then got us on the schedule quickly when we were ready to proceed.

Our project took a lot of work–it included pulling up landscaping, demoing concrete stepping pads, leveling out a 700 square foot area that was in terrible shape, and prepping it for the turf. The crew moved quickly and methodically, but didn’t cut any corners. Although they hoped to finish in one day, they knew they wouldn’t get it done perfectly so they took two days. We were blown away by the quality of the job, including turf installed with precision even behind our two AC units. When the job was done, they cleaned up impeccably and you’d never know there had been a 5 foot high pile of road base in our front yard the day before.

I can’t recommend No Mow Turf highly enough. Everything about this project was top quality, and the price was unbeatable.

Keren de Zwart, Google Review

If you’re looking for a quality install that won’t get flooded when the rains come and looks just like the real thing, you need to go with NoMow. They do incredible installs and have a massive selection of different types of turf to match whatever natural grass you happen to love.

NoMow Turf

+18559688873

26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630

The Pest

I had been having nightmares recently, of creatures skittering around me in the dark as I walked down a large, wide hallway. The walls were obscured by dark shadows, and there were no windows to let in the light of the sun or moon.

The skittering increased in volume as I walked with the immutable sense of being watched and followed. I would begin to walk faster, then break into a run as I felt the first tiny claw on my skin. Soon, I would be howling in fear and pain as I tore through the never ending hall, small skeletons of demonic creatures using tiny claws to clamber up my legs and chew on my unprotected flesh.

The dream always ended with me reaching a featureless wall, blocking my escape. Looking back, eyes wide with horror as a teeming mass of the creatures descends upon me, the last thing I would see before waking up with a start is a rodent-like jaw reaching for my eyes…

In the waking world, I began noticing small, dark clumps in the cupboards as I would make my morning coffee. In the night, as I drifted off, I would sometimes hear the skittering and jolt awake, sure that the monsters from my dreams had followed me into the waking world.

Well, as it turned out, it was a little more pedestrian than that. One morning, I woke up to hear a loud squeaking, almost a shriek, coming from the deep confines of my closet. Upon investigation, it turned out the previous occupant had hidden a mousetrap in the room, and a large, gnarled rat had found out for himself that the trap was still in working order.

Disgusted, I knew that the cause of all these fearful dreams was the scurrying and scraping of rats clambering within my walls. There was only one thing to do: call the exterminators.

Living in Grand Oaks at the time, the first result I found upon searching for  a local exterminator was Grand Oaks Termite Control, a local company that was widely praised for their effectiveness at controlling a different pest than the one plaguing me. Calling the company, they confirmed that they did not take care of rodents, but they did point me to a great company that did. They were lively and professional during the call, and I got the sense that they were great at what they did, which was confirmed by the reviews I read when searching for them:

If you have any type of termites or wood boring insect infestations, GRAND OAKS TERMITE CONTROL is the professional GO-TO exterminator company to resolve your issues. The owner, Justin Mater is a fully state licensed termite control specialist and is very knowledgeable about termite infestation and approaches towards exterminating its colonies. what I especially liked was his work ethics….they came as early as 6am in the morning (ON TIME!) to work on & treat my property….very much a NO BS straight-forward extermination company which does not mess around! If they said they will be there….they will be there to take care of your infestation problems! highly recommended!

Positive: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Extraordinary Customer Service! We have been dealing with flying insects and thought it was termites. This company was recommended, and the owner Justin totally amazed us with his genuine service – assessment and recommendation. It turns out that we were dealing with flying ants instead and he recommended a company that services that. However, to rule out any termite issues, we asked him to do an inspection. Joe and I are so grateful for the experience we had with him getting informed about insect issues!

The exterminator they pointed me towards was great at his job, but I have scheduled an additional inspection with Jason and his team at Grand Oaks. If I have one pest plaguing me, might as well check to make sure I don’t have two.

If you’re in need of termite extermination services and are located near Grand Oaks, call Grand Oaks Termite Control. Don’t wait until you’re having nightmares of your house collapsing around you, the experience is not a pleasant one.

Grand Oaks Termite Control

+16265384156

110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741