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  • 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 ...

  • Flea activity in California and Nevada is on the rise this time of year, and many pet owners are finding them harder to fight off than ever. Several new studies have shown that fleas are becoming increasingly resistant t...

  • Pest problems come in all shapes and sizes, and in turn some solutions are more difficult to find than others. Advanced IPM is dedicated to solving your pest issues, even if it means creating a custom solution just for y...

  •    At Advanced Integrated Pest Management, our employees are family. We love to recognize our dedicated team members for providing exceptional service to our customers, and one of the ways we do this is our Qua...

  • Enter to win four tickets to the Mother's Day Sacramento River Cats game! VIP seating and VIP parking for the baseball-loving Mom in your life. Multiple ways to enter, contest open through April 30th, 2015. Winner will b...