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Pest Control

Pests Control in Fresno, Clovis, Madera, Sanger, Kerman, and the Central Valley

Here is a short list of Pests that are common in the Central Valley that we Help to Control


Pest: Fire ant in fresnoOne of the major pests in Ca is Ants. With over 200 different types of ants in California, all have unique patterns and characteristics. What kills one type of ant will make another swarm and multiply around the house, only to return in more significant numbers. They are relentless in their constant goal of feeding their queen and breeding. Ants spread germs and are unsanitary. Many types of ants have painful stings.

Our licensed technicians focus not only on the symptoms of the problem but also on the source. After fixing the problem, we will set up a regular protection program to keep the pest from returning. We guarantee we will do whatever it takes to get rid of your problem, including returning at no cost until the Ants are gone.

The Little Black Ant is native to North America. It has a shiny black color. As the name suggests, it is small, only 1 to 2 mm for the workers, but the queen can get up to 5 mm long. Each nest may have more than one queen. They are now for clear trails to food or water.

The Pyramid  Ant gets its name because it likes hot claimants and has a pyramid shape on top of its thorax. The Pyramid ant rarely invades structures; there prefer setting up their colonies in the soil or under rocks or wood. Their settlements are small (only a few thousand ants in each territory) with a single entrance to get inside. 

The Thief Ant gets its name because the ants set up their nest close to other ant colonies and steal food from them. The thief ant is also tiny, 1/16 of an inch. Thief ants can nest both inside cracks, wall voids, or brick and outside in the soil. They can be yellowish or tan in color. They do have a stinger, but it is tiny. 

The Pharaoh Ant is one of the most difficult ants to remove once it enters the structure. It only nests indoors in most regions of the world; they especially like to set up colonies inside heated buildings. They often choose to start colonies inside wall voids. There can be hundreds of reproductive females in each territory. They love sweet, oily, and fatty foods. Baits may work, but if they are repellent baits, they will fracture and split the colonies. Often the best offense is a good defense. Keeping up with a sound barrier at the base of the building can stop the ants from ever entering the building in the first place. 

The Argentine Ant is the most common in the Central Valley. The hot, dry weather can cause them to come into homes and businesses for food and water. When they invade a structure, it is not uncommon to see two or three queens walking with the worker’s ants. The site simple killing of one queen does not stop the colony’s breeding ability because of their nesting behavior and multiple queens in each territory. The wrong type of spray or application of mist can cause the colony to split and create various settlements. Baits are often the best way to destroy the territory from the source. 


cockroach up closeGerman Roaches (The most common indoor roach) can bread almost anywhere and be brought in through a garage sale item, work laptops (they love electronics), fresh produce, and countless other ways. One female hitchhiking roach will lay an ootheca that holds 20-30 baby roaches, making it possible to 10x their population every 60 days. They will quickly hide in your walls, inside your fridge, and behind your dishwasher. They shed their exoskeleton that breaks down and becomes part of the air you bread inside your home. This is a significant cause of allergies, breathing problems, and germs.

We start with a full inspection and roach clean-out service. We utilize baits, sprays, dust, IGR, and traps. Then we set up a monthly service plan and rotated the active ingredients making it hard for the roaches to adapt to the treatments.

American Roaches (the most common outdoor roach) are the most significant type of roach’ in this region and can grow up to 1 1/2 inches. The bugs molt and shed the exoskeleton. Their color can change based on how long it has been since they molted, but they are usually reddish. It is common for a person to pick up a board and have hundreds of these roaches scattered, often found in garages.

For outdoor roaches, we advise- another monthly service plan. We start with creating a barrier around the base of your home and work outward. We will do a full inspection of your yard to make sure you have the best protection possible.


earwig up close on Fresno, Ca sidewalkEarwigs and silverfish are two separate species but enjoy the same habitats. Most earwigs can flatten themselves, allowing them to fit inside tight crevices such as under your door. They usually are found inside homes when the temperature changes for any reason.

Treating earwigs/silverfish starts with a basic inspection and finding the problem’s source. They love to live in damp spots around the house. It is essential to thoroughly inspect the property to identify all the potential areas that allow earwigs/silverfish to thrive. A proper crack and crevice treatment should drastically reduce their population in and around your home.


Flea up close imageFleas Outside

Adult fleas attach themselves to a host ( Alley cats, squares, dogs, rodents, possums, etc..) and drop 20-30 eggs per day per flea. They are making a single court or rodent able to drop thousands of flea eggs in your yard every day. Within a few days, they can hatch into larvae, cocoon for up to 2 years, and wait for a host. As long as they are in that cocoon (Pupae stage), they are supper resident to any treatment. A regular service plan is the most effective way to have a flea-free yard.

Fleas Inside

With fleas inside, getting rid of them with one or two treatments is possible if everything is prepared correctly and action is taken to ensure they are not reintroduced inside the home. Call us, and we can walk you through preparing your home to be treated.


Dark brown tick on carpet - up close imageTicks live off the blood of their host and spread a bacteria that can cause sickness. They engorge themselves. A single female can lay thousands of eggs in her lifetime. There has been much debate on how to slow the spread of ticks, the best defense is to be on a regular service plan.

Their may not be a lot we can do to slow down the spread of ticks across the country but we can do a lot in making sure your yards are a safe place. We make sure to treat not only the entire lawn, bushes and flower beds for ticks. With a regular treatment schedule of your yard in correlation with having your pets treated for ticks it is possible to be tick free or we will come back for free.


long legged spider up close on counterThere are 30 different types of spiders in the central valley and some can lay up to 1,000 eggs in their lifetime.

One of the most common misconceptions people have about spiders is that creating a barrier should keep spiders away. With spiders long legs they are able to walk over barrier without adverse effects. A good spider treatment starts with the fence line and moves to the home making sure to treat the spiders directly. Then all the bushes, lawn and flower beds should be treated. Most companies have stopped including a flea & Spider Lawn treatment and those that do rarely use an eco treatment. We do both, making sure to treat spiders where they hide and removing the spiders food (Bugs) source.



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