Sacramento Pest Control Blog

Here at Pegasus Pest Control, we believe in keeping our satisfied customers informed about the potential threats when it comes to pest infestations in their home and business. You will find below a list of articles that we publish every couple of weeks. These articles will focus on the common pests we see in Elk Grove, Sacramento, and Lincoln Roseville. If you want any of your common questions on pests answered you can call us today. Additional information on pest control is available on request.

What to Expect From a Termite Inspection
May 13 2021

What to Expect From a Termite Inspection

Are you getting ready for a termite inspection but aren’t sure what to expect? Here is a guide to what your pest control company will be looking for.
What to Do If You Have Bed Bugs
Apr 22 2021

What to Do If You Have Bed Bugs

Do you wake up itching or feel like your skin is crawling? You may have bed bugs. If that’s the case, here’s what to do if you have bed bugs.
6 Signs of Mice You Should Definitely Not Ignore
Mar 18 2021

6 Signs of Mice You Should Definitely Not Ignore

Mice can be devastating to your home, so you need to know the signs. This guide explains 6 signs of mice you should definitely not ignore.
ant infestation - Pegasus Pest Control - Sacramento Pest Control Company
Feb 15 2021

How to Spot and Handle an Ant Infestation

Learn the signs of an ant infestation in a home or business, how to handle them, and why Pegasus Pest Control is your top choice for ant control services!
7 Signs You Need to Call Pest Control Immediately
Jan 13 2021

7 Signs You Need to Call Pest Control Immediately

It is important to hire a professional when noticing the first signs of an infestation. Here are 7 signs you need to call pest control immediately.
How to Spot a Termite Infestation
Dec 14 2020

How to Spot a Termite Infestation

Termites can make your skin crawl and itch but what are the signs that you have a termite infestation? Find out more here.
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Pest Control Company
Nov 14 2020

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Pest Control Company

Finding the right pest control service requires knowing what will hinder your progress. Here are mistakes to avoid when hiring a pest control company.
10 Interesting Facts About Bugs and Pests
Oct 16 2020

At What Point Do You Need Professional Roach Control?

Got a roach problem? Wondering what you should do? Learn when you need professional roach control and when DIY may suffice now.
What Do Termites Do to Homes? A Detailed Guide
Sep 17 2020

What Do Termites Do to Homes? A Detailed Guide

What Do Termites Do to Homes? A Detailed Guide Are you wondering what do termites do to houses? If yes, you should check out our guide here on the key things to...
7 Common Pest Control Mistakes and How to Avoid Them - Pegasus Pest Control
Aug 13 2020

7 Common Pest Control Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Getting rid of pests in your house depends on what you don’t do as much as what you don’t do. Here are common pest control mistakes and how to avoid...
7 Pest Control Tips to Keep Critters Out of Your Home
Jul 23 2020

7 Pest Control Tips to Keep Critters Out of Your Home

Have you ever had rodents, bugs, or other pests roaming around your home? Instead of waiting to take action once a pest has invaded your home, it makes sense to prevent...
9 Warning Signs You Have Termites in Your Home
Jun 18 2020

9 Warning Signs You Have Termites in Your Home

There are several different warning signs you have termites in your house. You can learn more about these signs by clicking right here.
Swarming-Termites - Pegasus Pest Control
May 31 2020

Have You Encountered Swarming Termites Recently?

As you may have noticed we at Pegasus Pest Control have taken a proactive approach to informing our customers and potential customers to the cause and effects of...
5 Key Warning Signs And Symptoms Of Bed Bugs
May 22 2020

5 Key Warning Signs And Symptoms Of Bed Bugs

Do you want to know how you can tell you have a bed bug infestation? Keep reading to learn the top 5 signs.
How to Find the Best Pest Control Company: 8 Tips to Keep in Mind
May 22 2020

How to Find the Best Pest Control Company: 8 Tips to Keep in Mind

If you’re in need of an extermination service, you’re probably wondering how to find the best pest control company. Here’s everything you need to know.
Use These 7 Effective Methods to Increase Your Chances of Success in Controlling Pests
May 22 2020

Use These 7 Effective Methods to Increase Your Chances of Success in Controlling Pests

Did you know that cockroaches can spread 33 different types of bacteria including E. coli? These pests also leave traces of parasitic worms and pathogens that can...
10 Interesting Facts About Bugs and Pests
May 22 2020

10 Interesting Facts About Bugs and Pests

Ants and spiders and cockroaches, oh my! Summer is right around the corner and with summer brings bugs. From the north to the south, the warm weather brings bugs out of...
Important Questions to Ask the Best Pest Control Company in California
May 22 2020

Important Questions to Ask the Best Pest Control Company in California

Do you need to hire the best pest control company in California? Here are the most important questions you’ll want to ask before actually hiring them.
Rodent Removal in Sacramento, CA
May 31 2019

Rodent Removal in Sacramento, CA

Rat control services are provided by highly experienced pest control companies when your residential or commercial property has a rodent infestation. So you have gotten...
The 7 Firewood Pests You Need To Look Out For
May 31 2019

The 7 Firewood Pests You Need To Look Out For (Watch Out For #6 It’s Poisonous)

Who doesn’t enjoy the heart warming fire on a brisk winter night. Well with that fire comes a threat to your home, the dreaded firewood pests. Here at Pegasus...
A Guide to the Worst Pests in Sacramento, CA Part 1
May 31 2019

Why Do We Dislike Cockroaches So Much? (Not For The Faint-Hearted)

Nothing strikes the level of disgust quite like the cockroach. So what is it about cockroaches that causes such distaste? From social exclusion to personal injury, we...
Being Visited by Bed Bugs Instead of Love Bugs This Valentines Day?
May 31 2019

Being Visited by Bed Bugs Instead of Love Bugs This Valentines Day?

Bed bugs are one of the most common pests in the United States, especially in Sacramento where our warm climate is ideal for them. A bed bug infestation is not...
About Us - Pegasus Pest Control, Commercial & Residential Pest Control Company
May 31 2019

What Is A WDO Inspection? And Why Do They Cause Such Legal Issues?

What Is A WDO Inspection? And Why Do They Cause Such Legal Issues? A WDO inspection is carried out by an experienced pest control technician in order to see if there is...
12 Facts About A Termite Swarm You Didn’t Know You Needed To Know
May 31 2019

12 Facts About A Termite Swarm You Didn’t Know You Needed To Know

We all know that nobody has ever been happy about having termites present in their home. Around this time of the year in Sacramento, you will see a termite swarm...
Termite Treatment, 7 Common Questions We Are Asked
May 31 2019

Termite Treatment, 7 Common Questions We Are Asked

As we deal with termites practically everyday, we have decided to put together a list of some of the most common questions we hear from our customers when it comes to...
Why You Need Commercial Pest Control Services in Sacramento CA
May 31 2019

Why You Need Commercial Pest Control Services in Sacramento CA

Do you own a commercial building, a business, or work where pest problems are ignored constantly? Here are a number of reasons why you need to hire a premium commercial...
Different Types Of Ants In Sacramento | Ant Control Service
May 31 2019

Different Types Of Ants In Sacramento | Ant Control Service

It is moving towards the end of termite swarming season in Sacramento so we have decided to shift our focus to another of the most common household pests in our area:...
Argentine Ants 9 Points On Argentine Ants by Pegasus Pest Control
May 31 2019

Argentine Ants | 9 Points On Argentine Ants by Pegasus Pest Control

Argentine ants are an invasive species of ant that is found in and around our homes in Elk Grove, Sacramento, and Roseville. They take over from native species of ants...
How To Get Rid Of Ants | Carpenter Ant Edition
May 31 2019

How To Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants | Pegasus Pest Control

To get rid of carpenter ants you will need to call an experienced local pest control company. As we will see below, getting rid of carpenter ants involves a thorough...
Pharaoh Ant | How To Get Rid Of Ants | Pegasus Pest Control
May 31 2019

Pharaoh Ant | How To Get Rid Of Ants | Pegasus Pest Control

The Pharaoh Ant is a tiny household pest in Sacramento that can have severe negative consequences to our homes if left to their own devices. They are roughly 1/16th...
How To Get Rid Of Fleas | Sacramento Flea Exterminator
May 31 2019

How To Get Rid Of Fleas | Sacramento Flea Exterminator

Have you wondered why flea bites seem to be more common during the summer? This is because during the hot months when there is an increase in warmth and humidity, a...
Ant Control in Sacramento, CA
May 31 2019

Odorous House Ants | The 12 Most Common Questions

Odorous House Ants are quite a common pest when it comes to residential and commercial properties in Elk Grove, Sacramento, and Roseville. While they may not be as...
How To Kill Yellow Jackets In West Sacramento, CA | Wasp Exterminator
May 31 2019

How To Kill Yellow Jackets In West Sacramento, CA | Wasp Exterminator

Killing Yellow Jackets is a difficult and dangerous task for the untrained citizen. Nothing strikes fear more than seeing those wasps buzzing around your property, and...
Common Types of Spiders in Sacramento, CA | Spider Control
May 31 2019

Common Types of Spiders in Sacramento, CA | Spider Control

Nothing strikes fear quite like a spider invading your home. We have to deal with a variety of spider species here in Elk Grove, Sacramento, and Roseville. From the...
What is the Most Dangerous Spider in Sacramento, CA | The Black Widow Spider
May 31 2019

What is the Most Dangerous Spider in Sacramento, CA | The Black Widow Spider

The most dangerous spider in Sacramento, CA and the one that we get the most calls about is the infamous Black Widow spider. This dreaded creature needs no introduction...
Spiders, Find out why Pegasus Pest Control is recognized as the Best Spider Control Company in Sacramento and Northern California
May 31 2019

How to Attract Women: Love Lessons from a Wolf Spider

What if we were to tell you that all of the men in the world can learn the most intrinsically valuable lesson about attracting women from the much-feared Wolf Spider?...
May 31 2019

A Guide to an Ancient Insect Found in Your Home

Silverfish | A Guide to an Ancient Insect Found in Your Home What if we told you that one of the most common pests found in your Sacramento home actually survived the...
A Guide to the Worst Pests in Sacramento, CA Part 1
May 28 2019

A Guide to the Worst Pests in Sacramento, CA | Part 1

In Sacramento we have to deal with a lot of pest problems throughout the entire year. It is always advised to have a regular pest control subscription in order to keep...
A Guide to the Worst Pests in Sacramento, CA | Part 2
May 28 2019

A Guide to the Worst Pests in Sacramento, CA | Part 2

Continuing on from our last piece (The Worst Pests in Sacramento, CA Part 1) we will check out which contenders remain for the title of the Worst Pest in Sacramento!...
Rodents, find out why Pegasus Pest Control Company is recognized as the Best Rodent Exterminators in Sacramento and Northern California
May 28 2019

The 4 Similarities Between Rats & Teenagers | Residential Rat Exterminator

If we were to tell you that there wasn’t a great deal of difference between rats and teenagers, you would probably say we were crazy. For one we can’t help with...
Common Pest Problems to Battle During the Holidays
May 28 2019

Common Pest Problems to Battle During the Holidays

There is never an ideal time of the year to have pest problems in your home or business. But when it comes to battling with these little critters, the last thing you...
31 Common Bed Bug Questions
May 28 2019

31 Common Bed Bug Questions

When it comes to common household pests we at Pegasus Pest Control agree that none can be as irritating and troublesome than the common bed bug. Year-round they are a...
12 Facts About A Termite Swarm You Didn’t Know You Needed To Know
May 27 2019

Signs of a Termite Infestation | Termite Damage

As you have probably heard from friends and neighbors, termite damage can be extremely costly.  But how do we know if termites are inhabiting our home? Luckily, we have...
Can I Do Pest Control Myself? Yes, you might be able to get rid of small pests on your own. But, given the weak strength of commercial pest control chemicals, you can end up creating a larger problem. Having a pest problem can get too overwhelming and the risk of an infestation could cause serious damage to your home. Hiring a professional in pest control guarantees the proper equipment and services to bring your problems to an end. Because they are extremely familiar with the different species of pests, how they live and their life cycles, they know exactly how to get rid of it. Getting rid of your pest on your own will most likely be a pain reliever, not a cure. A pest control professional will not only eradicate the problem but will exclude it. Professional services last. How Much Should I Pay For Pest Control Services? The cost of professional pest control services can usually be less than what homeowners spend trying to solve a problem on their own. If the job is not done the right way, the infestation may return and result in additional costs. If the job is done by a professional, the result is there to stay. High-quality services are the most cost-effective solution. It is better to research what customers have said about the company in the past as opposed to how much they cost. If you would like to see our reviews check out our page here. Why Should I Choose an Experienced Pest Control Company? You can try to fix the problem on your own and try to guess what kind of pest you have, but some pests look alike and they all have their own specific treatment. There is no universal pest control, pest control methods need to be tailored to the individual pests and species. It took a professional pest control company in Tennessee six hours to tame a German cockroach infestation that was so severe, even the Department of Health was called in as well. When a traditional method wasn’t enough, these professionals resorted to fogging machines to kill these stubborn creatures. A trained professional pest control company will always be able to identify the problem and the best means of control and prevention for your home in the first consultation. In other words, its about training and specialty over affordability. Is It Safe To Handle Pest Control Treatments? Professional pest control experts know exactly how to use their products the right way and safely. You can buy pest control products by yourself, and attempt to fix pests on your own, but you could end up with a lot of problems. Experts know how to keep you, your family, and your pets safe. Avoid being exposed to dangerous chemicals, leave it to the professionals. Why Choose Pegasus Pest Control? Thankfully when it comes to quality and affordability, with Pegasus you don’t have to choose. Not only are we Sacramento’s best pest control company, but we will also actively beat any competitors written offer. We offer free home pest inspections as well and our technicians will walk you through the exact pest problem you have and the steps we take to rid you of it. Our experience in eradicating pests combined with our professional service results in high customer satisfaction ratings. Call us today for a free pest inspection at (888) 885-5017. We will give you peace of mind!
May 27 2019

Is Cheap Pest Control Service Really The Best Option?

When it comes to living in Sacramento the cost of a regular pest control service is rarely considered when moving here. Usually, people tend to focus more on where to...
Reasons To Have A Monthly Pest Control Service
May 27 2019

Reasons To Have A Monthly Pest Control Service

Whether you are a homeowner, renter or business owner, there are a number of reasons why you should subscribe to a monthly pest control plan.  Monthly pest control...
Pigeons. Find out why Pegasus Pest Control is recognized as the Best Pigeon Exclusion Experts in Sacramento and Northern California
May 27 2019

Pigeon Prevention Tips for Private Properties

There is a reason why pigeons are called “rats of the sky” all over the country. They actually carry a virus very similar to pneumonia called Psittacosis and avian...
8 Interesting Facts About Ticks in Sacramento, CA
May 27 2019

8 Interesting Facts About Ticks in Sacramento, CA

As summer approaches, so does sunshine, more time playing outdoors, hiking, and exploring nature. Unfortunately, this also means spending more quality time with some of...
Difference Between Gnats & Fruit Flies
May 27 2019

Difference Between Gnats & Fruit Flies

When you’re constantly shooing tiny flying insects around your kitchen, you’re probably not looking too closely at them. You may automatically think that you have a...
House Centipede Facts, Bite, BehaviorHouse Centipede Facts, Bite, Behavior
May 27 2019

House Centipede Facts, Bite, Behavior

You’ve probably stumbled upon a long, flat, wormlike critter with a ton of legs scurry across the bathroom floor at one point or another. This pest is known as the...
The Turkestan Cockroach, What You Need To Know
May 27 2019

The Turkestan Cockroach, What You Need To Know

There is a new cockroach in town. Here at Pegasus Pest Control we believe in educating our customers about the new threats to their homes. Here is a quick guide on this...
Controlling Earwigs in Sacramento
May 27 2019

Controlling Earwigs in Sacramento

Controlling earwigs can be an overwhelming endeavor for some people. Few people maintain their confidence when the pests keep coming back despite their best efforts to...
How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites
May 27 2019

How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites

If you notice that your plants do not look too happy, leaves show some spots and color is not as green, and you see small bugs crawling around and making a web… Your...
A Guide to Pantry Pests
May 27 2019

A Guide to Pantry Pests

You may have unwanted visitors this summer. These visitors are nibbling on your food, multiplying, and slowly taking over your home. They are known as pantry pests....
How Pest Professionals Improve Our Quality of Life
May 27 2019

How Pest Professionals Improve Our Quality of Life

It’s easy to take pest control for granted, especially because many people don’t understand the vital role pest professionals play in protecting public health and...
How to Keep a Fly Infestation Under Control
May 27 2019

How to Keep a Fly Infestation Under Control

In the summertime, flies come out in droves and are one of the most difficult pests to keep away. The warmth of summer seems to bring out the worst in the insect...
Why Fall Pest Control Is So ImportantWhy Fall Pest Control Is So Important
May 27 2019

Why Fall Pest Control Is So Important

As the season begins to change and fall decorations begin to pop up, Pegasus Pest Control reminds homeowners that a little pest-proofing goes a long way towards...
Preventing Wildlife From Entering Your Home
May 27 2019

Preventing Wildlife From Entering Your Home

Living in an urban city doesn’t shield us from all that nature has to offer, nor would we want it to. We love our parks and all the flora and fauna they provide....
Does Your Garden Have Moles? Pegasus Pest Control
May 25 2019

Does Your Garden Have Moles?

Moles can be a real nuisance when they set up shop in your garden. At best they are annoying and at worst they can leave your plants struggling for life. Learn how to...
How to get rid of Supermarket Pests
May 24 2019

How to get rid of Supermarket Pests

How to get rid of Supermarket Pests. Here are the top 5 pests that impact supermarkets:
How To Get Rid Of Potato Beetles - Pegasus Pest Control
May 24 2019

How To Get Rid Of Potato Beetles

The potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) is a pest found all across the United States. Potato beetles are gardening nightmares, frequently eating up plants in the...
Pest Proofing Before Your Holiday Trip Tips
May 24 2019

Pest Proofing Before Your Holiday Trip Tips

Getting away for the holidays is great! Getting ready to get away for the holidays is not that great. It’s hard not to stress out about leaving your home for an...
May 24 2019

6 Tips for a Pest-Free New Year

6 Tips for a Pest-Free New Year  Are you tired of dealing with the same insect and rodent issues year-after-year? Do you struggle with pests like ants invading your...