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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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Ants Commonly Found in Northern California

Spring and summer is high season for ants and for ant pest problems in our California homes and gardens. There are about 300 species of ants here, but fewer than a dozen are common household pests in our area. One of the most common pests is the Argentine ant, a... read more

The Problems with Mice

Mice eat and contaminate human and pet foods, preferring grains but apparently willing to nibble on almost anything. One of our Sacramento pest control customers discovered a nest of mice in a trunk where she stored historic family documents, vintage clothing and... read more