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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sacramento’s Most Dangerous Spider

Most of the spiders we find here in our Sacramento pest control region are not capable of severely injuring we humans. But our area does host one of the most dangerous spiders in North America, the black widow, or Latrodectus hesperus. With the rain gone and warm...

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Dealing with Bed Bug Infestations

Bed bug infestations have become increasingly common in the United States since the 1980s, likely as a result of increased global travel and trade, changes in available pesticides and possibly pesticide resistance. Once associated with crowded, deteriorated housing...

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Yellowjacket and Wasp stings

In most cases, a single yellowjacket or wasp sting does not cause serious injury. However, in some cases people have allergic reactions that can be life-threatening—even when previous stings caused no reaction. The risk of a severe reaction increases with multiple...

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Wasps & Yellowjackets in Sacramento

There are two types of “social wasps” in our Sacramento pest control region: yellowjackets and paper wasps. Of the two, yellowjackets are more aggressive and dangerous to humans. Yellowjackets will attack if their nest is threatened or, less frequently, if someone...

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Eliminating Ant Infestations

Our Sacramento pest control company recently got a frantic call from a woman who had put off dealing with an enormous ant infestation on a large crepe myrtle tree that hung over her driveway. On a recent rainy morning, she walked out through her garage to pick up the...

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Pest Pigeons in Sacramento

Sometimes visitors to our Sacramento pest control company Website are surprised to find pigeons on our list of household pests. The fact is, if your home or commercial building ever becomes a popular roosting spot for these ubiquitous city- and suburban-dwellers, you...

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