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Top 10 Bad Ideas for Getting Rid of Bed Bug #9–Flammable Chemicals

By |September 18th, 2014|

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 […]

Top 10 Bad Ideas for Getting Rid of Bed Bugs–#10 Fire

By |September 15th, 2014|

Bed bugs can lead even the most sensible, level headed person to try the most preposterous extermination measures. One of two things usually happen when someone attempts DIY bed bug extermination: either they poison themselves and their family, or […]

5 Essentials of Townhouse Fumigation

By |September 1st, 2014|

Townhouses and condominiums are excellent candidates for fumigation when drywood termites are found. So then, why are so few townhouses, condos, and other multi-unit structures fumigated? It’s difficult enough for an HOA to get residents to agree upon a date and menu […]

Five Signs You Should Fire Your Pest Control Company

By |August 25th, 2014|

Do you know the five signs you should fire your pest control company?
Unless you understand best practices in pest control, you might not realize you’ve been receiving sub-par work. If you’ve noticed any of the following five warning signs […]

June Bug on a String

By |August 21st, 2014|

June Bugs are Flying, Got String?
One of our staff caught this Western Green June Bug (Cotinus mutabilis) in her California garden and brought it in. This started a discussion of weird things to do with large live beetles. Abby said her […]

10 Things Termite Companies Won’t Tell You

By |August 18th, 2014|

Termite inspection reports are packed full of great information; but there are ten things that most termite companies will avoid telling you…
1. We can’t find anything. Give us any home to inspect and we will find something, even if […]

Savvy Buyers Turn Termite Repairs into a Free Remodel

By |August 13th, 2014|

How would you like a bathroom remodel included with the purchase of your house?
Most sellers balk at offering to remodel a house they are trying to get rid of; however the termite report (or Wood Destroying Organisms Report) may […]

What to do When Boxelder Bugs Swarm

By |August 11th, 2014|

During spring and summer, western boxelder bugs (Boisea rubrolineata) primarily feed on the leaves, flowers and seedpods of female boxelder trees, but these distinctive ½ inch long black and red bugs may be found throughout your California garden, whether […]

Bill Murray was Right about Gophers

By |June 6th, 2014|

To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit – ever.  –Carl Spackler, Caddyshack
If your yard has ever been pockmarked by gophers or moles, Carl’s desperate […]

Save a Soda: Hire a Pest Control Pro

By |June 2nd, 2014|

DIY Pest Control Fails #7
In Riverside County, late at night a woman walked in the yard of a home she shared with her children. She found a soft drink bottle in a shed and drank from it. It tasted […]

We delight in the beauty of…Maya Angelou

By |May 29th, 2014|

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”–Maya Angelou
It’s quite fitting that the image accompanying this post shows a butterfly alighting on the head of a […]

Save a Beer: Hire a Pest Control Pro

By |May 26th, 2014|

DIY Pest Control Fails #6
In San Joaquin County, a 23-year-old man spotted a fly on his beer can, and sprayed an insecticide on the can. Later, as he drank from the can, his lips began to tingle.
None of these […]

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