Look out for Ticks!

Look out for Ticks!

Ticks may look like tiny spiders, but they are not.  They belong to the arachnid family, which includes spiders, scorpions and mites. Ticks are among the most efficient carriers of disease because they will attach firmly when sucking blood, feed slowly and can go...

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Tiny Tick-ing Time Bombs.

Tiny Tick-ing Time Bombs.

Unlike many other biting pests, ticks are adapted to feed for long periods of time. They bury their curved fishhook-like teeth deeply into the skin of a host, so they can remain securely attached for days on end eating. It’s important to understand that ticks...

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Roaches, Here Today! – Here Tomorrow?  Not If We Can Help It!

Roaches, Here Today! – Here Tomorrow? Not If We Can Help It!

Some scientists and researchers believe, the Cockroach, a bug designed by nature to adapt so successfully to its environment that it has survived -- virtually unchanged -- for hundreds of millions of years, is truly worthy of some respect and it’s place on the tree of...

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Subterranean Termites: Denizens of the Underworld

Subterranean Termites: Denizens of the Underworld

Subterranean termites can be found throughout the United States.  In California, the Western Subterranean termite, feasts on dead wood, tree stumps and fallen trees that are in direct contact with soil, in forested areas, landscapes or the structural lumber of homes,...

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SLUGS AND SNAILS AND SLIMEY TRAILS

SLUGS AND SNAILS AND SLIMEY TRAILS

Snails and slugs are members of the phylum Mollusca, along with, clams and oysters as well as squid, cuttlefish and octopus. Slugs  evolved from snails and many species still retain a vestigial shell hidden under their mantle. The remnant shell is used primarily for...

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Snails and Slugs:  Slow, But Sure to Ruin Your Garden!

Snails and Slugs: Slow, But Sure to Ruin Your Garden!

Snails and Slugs,  may be slow but the damage they do to ornamental plants, vegetable gardens and citrus orchards is devastating and costly. These gastropods, have eaten and slimed their way into the top 5 most unwanted pests in the garden. Typically you will find...

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TAKE A DEEP BREATH!  THE AIR IS CLEAN!

TAKE A DEEP BREATH! THE AIR IS CLEAN!

Air Duct Cleaning stops indoor air polution and goes hand in hand with Rat (rodent) Cleaning and Sanitation and Exclusion services.  It’s the important part of the job that minimizes the prospect of circulating contaminants from rat, mice and other home invaders,...

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Who’s Been Digging In My Yard?

Who’s Been Digging In My Yard?

When you find holes, mounds of dirt or torn up turf, in your beautiful landscape, you've been visited by “wildlife” on the hunt for food and/or a place to live. You can identify your trespasser, most often, by the damage they leave behind. Pocket Gophers (often...

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