Rats! Is there NO stopping them?

We found Bob Dunning’s article, “Rats! Is there no stopping them?” in the Davis Enterprise both amusing and educational. Of course, the educational parts are quoted from the City of Davis’ “Pests in the Home and Garden” section of their website.

Mr. Dunning’s article may be a little tongue-in-cheek, but truth be told, Norway rats and roof rats are a continuing problem in Sacramento and neighboring cities in Northern California, often getting noticeably worse in the winter months as rats try to seek shelter from the wet and the cold.

For more information about rats and how you can prevent or eliminate infestations, visit our Rat Control and Extermination page or contact our trained Sacramento pest control professionals at 916-457-7605 (877-328-4468 toll-free).

Infested! TV Show

Have you seen the show Infested! on Animal Planet?  This show tells the horror stories of regular folks around the country dealing with pest infestations such as cockroaches, bed bugs, spiders, and rats in their homes and apartments.  Last night they had a 6 hour marathon.  You can catch some of the clips, such as “Sitting on Roaches” on their website or check your television listings for the next showing.

Don’t delay if you have an infestation of any sort.  If you are in the Sacramento area, call (916) 457-7605 or contact Earth Guard Pest Services for a free pest assessment and estimate from our licensed, bonded and certified pest control professionals.


Radio Show: Resurgence of Bed Bugs

NPR radio recently hosted an expert panel on The Colin McEnroe show focused on bed bugs. These critters are making a resurgence worldwide. The panel included a scientist, an author, a homeowner who had had a bed bug infestation and a salon that caters to treating lice.
You can listen to the entire program “Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!”
If you suspect bed bugs in your home or business, Earth Guard Pest Services can assist you by identifying the type of bed bug or pest problem you might have, assessing the best way to eliminate them and prevent future invasions, and help you decide upon the right combination of pest control services for your household or business.

For a free pest assessment and estimate from our licensed, bonded and certified pest control professionals, contact Earth Guard Pest Services, or call (916) 457-7605 or toll-free (877) 328-4468.

Cockroaches Still a Pesky Pest Problem

Imagine for a second, you wake up hungry for a midnight snack. Quietly, you feel and bump your way down the hallway and stumble into the kitchen. It’s dark. You fumble around and manage to finally flip the switch and FLASH, out of the corner of your eye you see it—a dark, skittering, streak across the floor. A cockroach! The ultimate home invader.


According to UC Integrated Pest Management there are six species of cockroaches in California that can become pests. The German cockroach (though found in America, including California) is the one that most prefers indoor environments kept at an ideal 70°-75°, like most of our homes. A single female German cockroach can lay around 30 eggs every few weeks, causing a spread of approximately 30,000 individuals in one year, making your home into something out of a horror movie! Continue reading