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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exposing the Orange Oil Bait and Switch

By |October 27th, 2014|

Avoid the Orange Oil Bait & Switch
Oranges advertised for 5 cents each sound like a great deal until you get to the store and discover the offer is for a single candied orange slice. Called “bait and switch” the […]

Subterranean Termites Live the High Life

By |September 22nd, 2014|

Subterranean Termites Feast on Second Story Home
Subterranean means under ground, however we recently identified subterranean termites living the high life, as in the ceiling of a two-story home. Because of the location and the cooperation of the homeowner, we were able […]

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 […]