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Insect Trapping

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Arroyo Grande Office

Monday - Friday 8-4

810 West Branch Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 473-7090

Fax: (805) 473-7094

Templeton Office

Monday - Friday 8-4

350 North Main Street Templeton, CA 93465

Tel: (805) 434-5950

Fax: (805) 434-5953

San Luis Obispo Office

Monday - Friday 8-5

2156 Sierra Way San Luis Obispo , CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5910

Fax: (805) 781-1035

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the trap be in my tree?

It varies depending on the type of trap, but normally about 6 weeks.

How often will the trap be checked?

It varies depending on the type of trap from once a week to once per month.

What does the trap look like?

There are several different types of traps we place. The two most common are a delta-shaped, cardboard trap with a sticky insert and attractant lure and a a yellow cardboard panel trap with sticky surface.

What happens if an exotic pest is found in a trap on my property?

If we find a pest of concern, then more traps will be put in your area to determine if there is an infestation. If an infestation is found, measures will be taken to eliminate the pests.