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  • Like all pests, cockroaches are drawn to certain conditions when they are in search of food and shelter. Once a cockroach problem is present in the home it can be difficult to get it under control. Luckily, there are sev...

  • Since 1981, Advanced Integrated Pest Management has been providing customized pest solutions to our valued customers. Now in our second generation as a family-owned and operated business, we are celebrating 35 years of c...

  • It's hard to turn on the news without seeing an update on the Zika virus epidemic. While there is certainly cause for concern, taking the time to learn more and apply some basic precautions will go a long way to hel...

  • We often get asked by customers why bird control is so important... aren’t they just a nuisance? A roosting bird may not seem dangerous at first glance, but large bird populations actually present several potential...

  • It’s almost the night before Christmas, and all through the house, are there creatures stirring? Could it be a mouse? As homes fill up to the brim with family and friends for the holidays, avoiding an embarrassing ...

  • On December 5th, the Advanced IPM family gathered for our annual holiday celebration to commemorate another year of exceptional service and people. At Advanced Integrated Pest Management, we believe our "Service Before S...

  • If you have entomophobia (fear of insects) this may be a good time to stop reading. There are roughly 950,000 insect species on earth, which leaves a lot of room for particularly creepy crawlies! In honor of Hallowe...

  • Fall is just around the corner! Is your home or business prepared to fend off seasonal pests? As the weather cools down and moisture creeps into the air, spiders and wildlife will naturally begin to seek shelter. Unfortu...

  • One of the few venomous spiders in North America, the black widow, is very common in Northern California and Nevada. Identifying the black widow is fairly easy to do; identifying how and why they invaded your home or bus...

  • There are 4,500 cockroach species, 30 of which are considered a nuisance pest. Nuisance cockroaches are capable of spreading disease and illness in businesses and residences. For our August bug of the month we are going ...

  • As the weather warms up, the likelihood of running across a snake or two rises. Most snakes found in Northern California and Nevada are harmless, but it is important to be prepared if you encounter a venomous one. In thi...

  • It’s picnic season, and yellowjackets couldn’t be happier. There are a lot of misconceptions about yellowjackets, from their appearance to their stinging habits. As yellowjackets are starting to become common...

  • Voles are commonly mistaken for moles, and vice versa. Oddly enough, they actually have very little in common despite their name similarity. While the vole is a rodent, the mole is an insectivore. Their appearance has se...

  • Have you ever wondered what the daily life of a pest control technician is like?  At Advanced IPM our technicians aren't employees, they're family. They aren't simply performing a job, they are establishing a career...

  • Most would describe the mosquito as an annoying insect, but these nuisance pests are also quite dangerous. Their habit of biting humans and other various mammals has lead to the spread of several diseases including malar...

  • Like most nuisance pests, these notoriously nasty bugs have a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding them. One understandable assumption is that they only inhabit beds. Despite their name, bed bugs can be found all ...