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VPS is a top-quality provider of pest control services in California. We invest in regular on-going training. Our Pest Management Team is trained to use the quickest and most effective methods for solving your specific pest concerns.

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How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

Did you know that there are 3,000 spider species in North America? If you think that’s scary, imagine how many are trying to sneak into your house this summer. Spiders can be all over your house. They love dark, moist areas like attics, basements, garages, closets, foundations and bathrooms. Other dark...
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What are Cockroaches Attracted to the Most?

Cockroaches are gross creatures that can carry some potentially serious diseases like Salmonella Typhi, Poliomyelitis and Dysentery. So, it is crucial to keep these insects out of your home. One of the best ways to keep your house free of cockroaches is to keep it clean and free of anything they...
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Five Tips for Pest Proofing Your Home

Your home should be a sanctuary for you and your family. It should be a place where you can feel completely relaxed and comfortable. A pest problem could compromise that comfort. Unfortunately, pest infestations are a common problem to deal with for any homeowner. But it doesn’t have to be. Keep...
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Common Signs of a Gopher Problem

GopherGophers are rodents that live underground in extensive tunnel systems that they dig. A single gopher can cause serious damage to a lawn or garden. Gophers can also carry diseases and parasites that can affect humans as well as pets and livestock. It is always best to have the gopher removed...
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Do You Have Spider Eggs in Your Home?

Spiders are considered nuisance pests that you would rather try to get rid of in the home than to keep. Can spiders breed and multiply? They sure can. But not only can they create nests outside the house, but they also may find a secret place inside your home where you...
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The Damage Roaches Do to Your Home

Cockroach 101 One of the most adaptable creatures to grace the planet, cockroaches have been around for over 300 million years. They migrate towards dark, warm, moist areas, making basements, crawl spaces, and attics hot real estate. Adult cockroaches can survive about a month without water, and up to two or three...
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What Bit Me? Identifying Different Bug Bites

One moment you are outside minding your own business, the next moment you feel an unexpected pain somewhere on your skin. You have a knee-jerk reaction that causes the bug that attacked to disappear and never to be found, leaving behind short term sharp pain and long term dull, irritating pain....
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The Financial Cost of a Pest Infestation

Although the arrival of an unexpected pest infestation is a real fear for many homeowners, the real fear may truly lie in the cost of hiring a pest control expert. Of course, removing pests from your property does not happen for free, unless you try to do it yourself. But, it...
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DIY Ant Removal (and When to Call for Professional Backup)

Most homeowners do not see ants as particularly harmful, although nobody likes ants crawling from outside into their kitchen either. What may come as a surprise to many people is that there are several species of ants found in San Joaquin County that can create both health hazards and structural damage...
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The Health Effects of Cockroaches

Roaches enter your home through pipes, the sewer and any other crack or crevice they can find. In fact, they can even hitch a ride in the grocery bags you bring home. Cockroaches can live anywhere in your home, which, unfortunately, provides an ideal environment and breeding ground because the house...
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3 Tips for Keeping Your Business Property Pest-Free

Commercial ServicesAn unchecked pest population can disrupt your business and cost you thousands of dollars in extermination services, repairs to your building and lost sales. Avoiding this potential disaster starts with following a few basic protocols to protect your business property from pests, starting with thorough cleaning in both your interior and...
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Signs You Have a Fly Infestation

Fly ControlIt only takes one fly in your house to drive you crazy. When there are dozens, you'll need to use more than a flyswatter to get rid of them. Female houseflies lay up to 100 eggs at a time, which hatch within 24 hours. Valley Pest Solutions has information on how...
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Where Do Spiders Hide in Your Home?

Spider in webCentral Valley residents need to have a firm handle on the preferred hiding spots of the area's resident spiders. After all, you can only identify potential issues and take corrective action if you know where to look for dangerous arachnids such as black widows, orb weavers and hobo spiders. The good...
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5 Crazy Facts About Ants

Ants on leafSmall in stature yet mighty in brawn, ants boast amazing capabilities. Representing approximately 10,000 species across the globe, there is no doubt that ants are fascinating insects. You are sure to discover engrossing information when you read the following five crazy facts about ants: 1. An ant's physical strength exceeds its...
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Tips for Keeping Pests Away from Your Summer BBQs

Nothing can spoil your summer fun like outdoor pests. Don't risk having guests remember the bees, ants and other invaders more than your carefully planned barbecue. Keep pesky party crashers away with these tips from Valley Pest Solutions. Eliminate Standing Water Mosquitoes, cockroaches and water bugs are drawn to pools of...
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Importance of Clean Gutters and How to Clean Them

Owning a home requires maintenance on a regular basis to prevent damage and minimize depreciation. Cleaning your gutters is an important part of maintaining your home since gutters help to bring rainwater down to the ground without puddles accumulating near your home's foundation. Over time, gutters can begin to fill with...
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What Is Integrated Pest Management?

If you have insects in your home or business, don't just pick up a spray can of insecticide to deal with the problem. Although some insects spread disease, cause property damage or sting people and pets, other insects are beneficial to the environment. Many are harmless and become pests only when...
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3 Signs of a Roach Infestation

CockroachHumans have been disgusted by cockroaches for centuries. In Ancient Egypt, spells were used to ask for divine help to banish them, and writings dating to the height of the Roman Empire comment on the feeling of revulsion triggered by roaches. Today, entomologists estimate that more humans fear cockroaches than any...
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Why DIY Pest Control Is a Bad Idea

Pest control servicemanIf pests have invaded your home and you want to get rid of them as soon as possible, you are likely planning to use several do-it-yourself solutions so that you can save money, which is understandable. Pest infestations can catch people off guard, and not everyone wants to contact a pest...
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5 Surprising Places You Can Encounter Bed Bugs

In the last few years, property owners and pest experts have noted the rise in bed bug infestations in residential and commercial sites. According to pest management professionals, the rapid spread of bed bug infestations could be partly due to people traveling and moving more than they did previously. These bugs...
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