What to Do If You Find a Cockroach in Your Home

There are certain bugs that are deemed “acceptable” to have in your home. While people generally don’t like ants, for example, the sight of those little pests isn’t enough to send you running for cover, either. Cockroaches are different. Just a quick glimpse of one...

How to Keep Pests out of Your Home This Winter

With the exception of rodents, we often think that pests will not be a problem over the winter months because it is generally believed that pests cannot stand the colder temperatures.  Winter is not a pest-free time of year. During this time, pests are looking for...

How to Tell If You Have a Termite Problem

Just the thought of a termite infestation is scary to homeowners. Not only are these pests destructive, causing expensive damage to the structure of a home, but they can be difficult to get rid of and require treatment from a professional pest control technician. Are...

What to Do When You Spot a Mouse in Your Home

There is nothing more startling than turning on a light and seeing a small, furry body disappearing behind a corner. That’s rivaled only by opening your pantry door and seeing a rodent run out into your home. The appearance of a mouse in your house can be surprising...

How to Keep Rodents out of Your Home This Fall

Rodents are unsightly. They are a health hazard. And, even though they are (relatively) very little, they can wreak a lot of havoc on a property. Rats and mice can get into very small spaces and will target any food or garbage that isn’t secured. However, you don’t...

What to Do If You Find an Animal in Your Home

Being able to come home and relax at the end of a long day is important. If you discover that an animal has breached the barrier into your home, you may understandably be upset and worried about how to get rid of it. It is normal to feel a little helpless at first,...

How to Keep Mice out of Your Home

Mice are destructive little creatures that can cause a substantial headache for homeowners. Not only are they unsanitary, as they leave their droppings throughout the home, but they can cause problems by chewing on electrical wires, destroying food supplies, and...

What to Do to Keep Bed Bugs out of Your Home

The thought of having bed bugs can cause feelings of panic and disgust in all of us!  It is a common misconception that bed bugs, as well as other insects, are attracted to dirty homes.  This is a complete falsehood. Bed bugs are not picky guests. They thrive in all...

How to Get Rid of Scorpions in Your Home

When it comes to common pests in our home, we often think about ants, spiders, flies, silverfish, and even cockroaches. Here on the West Coast, we’ve also had our fair share of such creepy beasties such as scorpions or millipedes wandering in our backyards. However,...

Pests on the West Coast: Are There Ticks in California?

When it comes to common pests in our home, we often think about ants, spiders, flies, silverfish, and even cockroaches. Here on the West Coast, we’ve also had our fair share of such creepy beasties such as scorpions or millipedes wandering in our backyards. However,...