Category Archives: Exterminators

Ant Control for Oakland Kitchens: Keep Them OUT!

There’s nothing that is quite as depresgravating as looking down the length of your otherwise-pristine kitchen counter and seeing some small scrap of leftover something…and a long line of ants each taking a small nom off of said scrap and … Continue reading

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The European Paper Wasps San Francisco Hates

If you’re outdoors barbequing and there’s a yellow-and-black buzzing pest that just won’t leave you well enough alone, it’s quite probably a European Paper Wasp. San Francisco‘s downtown core is rife with them, and they get along better in highly … Continue reading

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Safely Removing Honey Bees: Berkeley Edition

Honey bees aren’t honestly that much of a danger to people — even those intimidating-looking swarms that involve two thousand or more bees moving in a huge group are made up of some of the most docile bees you’ll ever … Continue reading

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Fleas: Oakland’s Pets’ Nastiest Parasite

Fleas, if you can believe it, are a lot like butterflies. Yeah, that’s not something anyone expects to hear — but it’s true. Sure, they jump instead of flying, and they annoy the heck out of people rather than making … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Yellow Jackets in Walnut Creek

European yellow jackets in Walnut Creek first showed up about 30 years ago, an invasive species that has since established a firm foothold here. While they’re not particularly aggressive, they will defend their nests quite violently, and they will sting … Continue reading

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7 (Failed!) DIY Tricks for Ant Control in Oakland

Ants: they’re everywhere. There’s somewhere upwards of seven quadrillion ants in the world, and only the permafrost at each pole and a very few remote islands with unique ecosystems are free of ant populations. Of course, this means that there’s … Continue reading

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