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  • 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...

  • Ant populations begin to explode when the weather warms up, and this year due to drought conditions they are invading properties sooner than ever in their search for food and water. For April's Bug of the Month, we will ...

  • In 2014, wildfires burned 3,595,613 acres in the United States. This number changes every year, but one thing always seems to stay true- it goes up during a drought. Last year, the state of California had so many wildfir...

  • March's Bug of the Month is the carpet beetle! A carpet beetle infestation can not only cause damage to your carpet, furniture and drapes, but can affect you health as well. Read on to learn more about detecting these pe...

  • If you have seen signs of subterranean termites around your home or work you may be thinking "is it termite season already?!" Yes…they are coming to your neighborhood earlier than usual due to the dry and warm wea...

  • Happy Friday the 13th! In the spirit of this spooky day, check out our list of Thirteen Animal Superstitions. Some of them may surprise you!   1. Black BeetlesOften called the “Deathwatch Beetle” old sup...

  • We are bringing back a customer favorite from the past, Bug of the Month. February’s bug is the Earwig! It is common to see these guys around this time of year, so we often get questions about the dangers they pres...

  • Often times, customers ask if pest control in the winter is a waste of money. The answer: absolutely not! It is widely assumed that pest control service during the coldest season is not beneficial. Understanding the adva...

  • The Fall season for many people means Pumpkin Spice, a crisp breeze, and crunchy leaves. In pest control, it means pigeon-breeding season. Empower yourselves and recognize the common myths about pigeon con...