Bi-Month Vs. Quarterly Service & The Winner Is

Living in warmer climate areas such as Sacramento brings beautiful summer days and plenty of outdoor activities, yes fun in the sun. Additionally, we also enjoy mild winters. The down side is it also means more bugs, resulting in the need for pest control service. Every month, we sign up new customers for regular pest control service. A good pest prevention service plan will help add beauty to your home by removing unsightly spider webs and will provide peace of mind by keeping unwanted pests like ants, spiders, and rodents under control. A question we often get asked is: Which
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Does Your Pest Control Company Offer Precision Targeted Application?

Many people are interested in reducing the amount of pesticides that are used on their property, but they are unaware that a method exists that can enable them to do this without losing the effectiveness that they also desire. Barrier Pest Solutions offers a precision targeted application that addresses both of these concerns. As an added bonus, the cost of this particular treatment is more affordable than traditional methods. What Exactly is a Precision Targeted Application? The typical lawn requires up to 15 gallons of pesticide spray in order to treat each spot with an equal amount. However, this is
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Do You Have a Rodent Infestation?

A rodent problem in your home can be unsanitary and even dangerous in some situations. However, it is not always easy to be certain that you have mice or rats sharing your living space until they have had enough time to breed. Fortunately, you can stop the infestation from becoming huge by paying close attention to several signs that something is amiss. Top Indicators of a Rodent Infestation 1. Damage to Food Packages – Did you buy a bag or box of cereal or pasta a few days ago that was in perfect condition but now has unexplained holes in the
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Can a Black Widow Spider Bite Kill Your Dog?

Black widow spiders are known to be dangerous to humans because of their poisonous venom, but how about your pet? It is important for pet owners to be aware of the fact that these arachnids can also cause serious harm or even death to a dog. Unfortunately, black widows can be found throughout the Sacramento area, so you need to be aware of how to identify them in order to protect your four-legged companion. Additionally, it is imperative to understand the basic symptoms that your dog is likely to exhibit if they do end up being bitten. How Do I
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Ants – Superheroes of the Insect World!

DID YOU KNOW Ants are capable of lifting 50 times their body weight with their mandibles. If you had muscles like an ant, you could lift a Hyundai over your head! To give you an idea of how strong ants are, let’s compare that to a real body builder. At the 1968 German Power-lifting Championships, Arnold Schwarzenegger (weighing 245 pounds) dead-lifted 682 pounds – about 3x his body weight. If an ant weight the same as Arnold, it would be able to lift 12,250 pounds! WOW! That’s not all. Ants hanging upside down can hold onto 100x their own body weight.
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Black Widow Spiders and Spider Bite Facts

Black Widows are the most venomous spiders in the US. Their shiny, black bodies are an alarming sight, especially if you have curious children or pets. Here is our advice to help you keep your home safe from Black Widow spiders. Spider proofing your home: Black Widow Spiders do not hunt humans; we are not part of their regular diet. However, they do bite out of self-defense, which means you need to be very careful about putting your hand or foot into places where spiders might be hiding. Black Widows like dark, secluded, or dimly lit areas. Common nesting areas
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Rats! 10 Shocking Facts

Rats! These rodents are among the most intelligent pests that homeowners have to deal with. Did you know: Large rats can squeeze through a half inch opening, and smaller rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter. Fire investigators believe that perhaps as many as 25% of all fires of unknown origin may be caused by rats and mice. Rats can leave up to 25,000 dropping per year. Rats can fall 50 feet without being injured – that’s over four stories! According to the US Fish and Wildlife, rats destroy approximately 20% of all agricultural products in
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