Beware: Termites Swarm After Rains in Northern California

SOS Pest Control & Termite

Termites Begin Swarming After Rainfall Did you know that termites start to swarm on a warm day after a rainfall? This is when termite colonies produce winged male and females in order to relocate and reproduce. After mating in flight, winged termites land and shed their wings, lay their eggs and form new colonies. Termites are not very good fliers, … Read More

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Now Is The Time To Make Your Home Rodent Proof

SOS Pest Control: Rodent Proof

Now Is The Time To Make Your Home Rodent Proof In order to exclude potential rodent issues (rats and mice as well as others) from any type of structure, you need to understand their physical capabilities. Most crucial would be the minimum size hole a rat or mouse can squeeze through. This is totally dependent on their skull size, since … Read More

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The Mosquito: How to Get Rid of Summertime’s Pest

Mosquito

The Mosquito: Rainfall Brings Out The Annoying Pests of Summer While mosquito control can be seen as a neighborhood or community issue, there are many things that YOU can do around your home and property to prevent and get rid of (or at least keep them manageable) the pesky mosquito. No one likes a buzzing mosquito in their ear while … Read More

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Spring Bugs: Springtails

Spring Bugs Come Along with Springtime: Springtails Spring bugs “Springtails” are a bug typically associated with moisture in and around your home or office. These wingless little insects are predominately gray, approximately .05 inches long and seem to ‘hop’ like a flea due to a hair-like appendage under their abdomen giving them the name “spring tail”. See Facts below. They can snap … Read More

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Yellow Jacket Traps: Time to Trap The Queen!

Yellow Jacket Trap

Yellow Jacket Traps: Time to Trap The Queen! Trapping Yellow Jacket queens is an extremely efficient method of reducing the Yellow Jacket population around your home or office. For every queen trapped and killed – especially in the spring – there will be one to five thousand fewer worker Yellow Jackets during the upcoming season. More information and Yellow Jacket … Read More

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Is Your Home An Incubator For Oriental Cockroaches?

Oriental Cockroach

Are Oriental Cockroaches using your home as an incubator…like right now? Cockroaches are among the most common insects with fossil evidence that indicate they have been on earth for over 300 million years. They are one of the most successful groups of animals/insects because of their adaptability to their environment, including living with humans. Roughly 3,500 species of cockroaches exist worldwide … Read More

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Is A Venomous Brown Recluse Spider Under Your Bed?

Brown Recluse

The Brown Recluse Spider & Northern California: Fact vs. Fiction Could there be a family of venomous Brown Recluse Spiders living under your bed…right now? The experts at SOS Pest Control set the story straight for you once and for all. “Fears and myths of the Brown Recluse are mostly driven from media hype, and not facts,” says Dr. Findlay … Read More

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Save the Trees (Yours!) From Aphids

Save Your Trees From Aphids This Year They don’t look like an insect, but they are – those sticky lumps you often find on the leaves or stems, sometimes dripping goo onto your car below, those are Aphids (see info box below) which can harm your trees. The good news is that they, along with Bark Beetle, Oakworm, Scale and Fungus, … Read More

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SOS Pest Control Featured on KPIX 5 News

SOS Pest Control was featured last night (January 12, 2016) as experts in their field on San Francisco Bay Area’s KPIX Channel 5 News. Owner Carol Williams explains how ants operate and what can be done to keep your home from an ant invasion. With El Niño rains hitting the bay area, there is a serious concern about bay area … Read More

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Time To Put Away Those Yellow Jacket Traps

Yellow Jacket Trap

Summer is coming to an end and so is Yellow Jacket season. It’s now that time of year to put away your traps until next Spring. The Yellow Jacket Cycle (a.k.a. Why You Should Set Traps Every Year) By mid-summer, the first adult Ywllow Jacket workers emerge and assume the tasks of nest expansion, foraging for food, care of the … Read More

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