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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Bad Idea: #6 Be Old, Disabled, or Homeless

By |January 29th, 2015|

Who tastes better to a bed bug? Old people or poor people?
Actually everyone tastes the same to a bed bug; however the most vulnerable people are among the most likely to experience chronic bed bug infestations. Bed bugs don’t discriminate, yet getting […]

Backyard Chickens Attract Pests

By |January 26th, 2015|

How to Keep Backyard Chickens from Attracting Pests
A well built coop and good sanitary habits will keep your backyard chickens from attracting pests. Our clients with backyard chickens complain that their coops are magnets for rats, mice, and flying insects. Rats […]

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Bad Idea #7: Useless Products

By |January 21st, 2015|

The five most useless products (aside from water) for bed bug control–
These five “natural” oil products do little more than make your home smell good while bed bugs flourish and you waste time and money: Cedar Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Lemon Grass Oil, Peppermint […]

How to Talk with Kids About Bed Bugs

By |January 16th, 2015|

What do you tell kids about bed bugs? We like age appropriate facts–
Cari Donaldson gives a child’s perspective on bedbugs at the beginning of one of her blogs. The rest of the post is religious in nature, and quite good, but the […]

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs: Bad Idea #9–Use Flammable Chemicals

By |January 15th, 2015|

I’ve said it before, one of two things usually happen when someone attempts DIY bed bug extermination: either they poison themselves and their family, or they start a fire intentionally or not. Using flammable chemicals to fight bed bugs is our […]

Most Beloved Slug in the World

By |January 13th, 2015|

Meet the Big Bird of gastropods: the enormous, bright yellow banana slug! In our book, banana slugs are the ONLY likeable slugs, plus the kids in us apappreciate their incredible ewwww factor. Yes, we’re in the business of getting rid of garden […]

One Simple Way to Protect Yourself from this Deadly Disease

By |December 9th, 2014|

Simple Mosquito Prevention
Mosquitoes that spread deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever have been found in San Diego for the first time. They were already found in Los Angeles County, and are poised to make their way north. If you do only one thing to protect yourself, […]

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs: Bad Idea #8 Throw Out Your Furniture

By |December 3rd, 2014|

Throwing out your bed bug infested furniture is like throwing out money. It won’t get rid of your bed bug problem, just make you poorer. Throwing out your mattress, couch or chairs is one of the worst things you can do […]

Worst Christmas Gift Ever for Your College Student

By |November 24th, 2014|

The Bed Bug Prevention Kit is possibly the worst Christmas gift you can give your college student. It rivals socks and fruitcake as the least desirable present under the tree, but it is a gift that keeps on giving…to mom and dad! […]

Things You Absolutely Do Not Want To Know About Pumpkin Pie

By |November 17th, 2014|

Some of the ingredients in pumpkin pie are not found on any label–for good reason. WARNING! Do not read further unless you are ready to be grossed out. 

As a pest control company we wondered what, if any, pests would be […]

Dangerous Things for Sale on Craigslist

By |November 10th, 2014|

Sandwich baggies of rat poison, old containers of insecticides with missing labels, illegal pesticides smuggled in from China and Latin America, and products containing EPA regulated chemicals have all been found on Craigslist. These items are dangerous and all belong either […]

Heroes vs. Spiders Matchup

By |October 28th, 2014|

How do the most famous movie heroes fare when paired with the biggest, baddest spiders? Admittedly, Halloween week brings out the crazy pest questions–usually paired with SyFy Channel original movies. For these matchups we avoided the obvious and limited the […]