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 Roseville. If you want any of your common questions on pests answered you can leave a comment on an article or email us. Additional information on pest control is available on request.

A Guide to Pantry Pests | Pegasus Pest Control Explains

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. These pesky insects can be hidden from view for quite some time in your pantry and in your food.  The dried foods they often infest include flour, cereal, pasta, baking mixes, grain products, cookies, crackers, powdered milk, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, popcorn, spices, pet food, and cured meats.

August 20th, 2019|Categories: Residential|

How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites | Pegasus Pest Control

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 plants might be suffering from spider mites. Spider mites can be a tricky breed to rid yourself of, especially if you are growing in soil. These tiny sucking pests can quickly wreak havoc on indoor and outdoor gardens. Spider Mite on Leaf

August 6th, 2019|Categories: Spider|

Controlling Earwigs | Pegasus Pest Control

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 eliminate them. Pest control anxiety is understandable when you don’t have any idea about what you are dealing with, which often seems to be the case when people find an abundance of the dangerous looking earwig. At Pegasus Pest Control we think it’s important for you to understand this

July 19th, 2019|Categories: Residential|

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 fearsome pest; the Turkestan Cockroach. What is a Turkestan Cockroach? The Turkestan cockroach (Shelfordella Lateralis) also spelled Turkistan, is an invasive species found throughout the southwest. The Turkestan cockroach is sold as food for pet reptiles. It is quickly replacing the ever-present oriental

July 8th, 2019|Categories: Cockroach|

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 house centipede and it belongs to a diverse group of arthropods found in North America. They are often referred to as “hundred-leggers”, and they look much scarier than they actually are.  At Pegasus Pest Control, we think it’s important to let our customers know all

June 25th, 2019|Categories: Centipede|

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 fruit fly infestation, however, you may be dealing with gnats. These small flying insects could be gnats. You may be thinking, aren’t fruit flies and gnats the same thing? The quick answer to that is no. Fruit flies and gnats aren’t the same. Whichever type of insects they may

June 10th, 2019|Categories: Flies|
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