Things are changing rapidly during the COVID-19 crisis and we are all having to adjust to these changes. As the community stays indoors and business owners temporarily close their doors to the public, we are not the only ones trying to adapt to all this change, pests are too! Rodents are being seen in broad daylight foraging for new food sources, home deliveries and accumulated trash are attracting unwanted pests such as cockroaches and ants, and let’s not forget summer is around the corner which is the season for mosquitoes, flies, and wasps to thrive. So what does this mean for the community? It means people are still at risk for the spread and cause of disease, viruses, allergens, and asthma through insect and rodent infestations.
The professional pest control industry plays a vital role in protecting the public health and we continue to work hard to reduce the threat of pest-borne disease and other illnesses. Coronavirus regulations are being executed and employees trained on new procedures. Technicians are taking precautions and are provided all the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) needed to do the job safely. As an essential service, we appreciate the support of the industry in continuing to protect your home or business as well as your loved ones while we all get through this together (because pests don’t care about social distancing). Stay safe and stay well!
Are you seeing ants? Well you're not the only one, April is a common time of year to spot them. Some will say it's “ant season”, but fact is, there is no single “ant season.” Ants may choose to enter your home at any time of year. Besides being an annoyance, their job is to seek shelter from the elements and forage for food, whether that means rain or shine.
One of the more common ants found in Sacramento is the Odorous House Ant. These are tiny dark brown ants that are frequently spotted indoors this time of year. Like the name suggests, they have a unique rotten coconut/spoiled milk smell when crushed.
Besides making you really popular at parties, knowing this trick will help you identify what type of ant you are dealing with "in a pinch"... No pun intended.
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