Ground squirrels are invading Santa Barbara! Among the top three reasons our Santa Barbara pest control customers call us for pest control service, ground squirrels have been wreaking havoc across the county. These rodent pests are known for their voracious appetite for destruction and are currently on a very small, sometimes cute rampage in our communities. […]
Got an Ant problem in Santa Barbara? Here’s 5 easy ways to send these insect pests packing!
With summer at a close and colder winter months ahead, many insect families will be on the hunt for additional food sources and shelter. If you’re having an ant problems, spider problems or other pest infestation problem, we’ve compiled a few of the most effective ways to handle your insect problem in-house. 5 safe and […]
Conserve Water! Tips to help save water around the house.
Our great State of California is going through an historic drought that has been steadily growing worse for the past four years! Well now, Governor Jerry Brown has issued mandatory statewide orders requiring a steep 25% reduction in water consumption across the board for commercial and residential users. It is with this directive in mind […]
Gopher Season Is Upon Us!
You read it right, ladies and gentlemen. It’s GOPHER SEASON. Our pest control team has been encountering a large number of newborn gophers in the field indicating to us that the time has come. Make sure that your home or property are ready for gopher season with these helpful pest control tips. Always keep in […]
Spring Cleaning Tips That Help Prevent Pests
It’s that time of year again! Trees are starting to grow their leaves back, the beautiful Santa Barbara hillsides are regaining their green luster and the local wildlife have begun to bear their offspring. That means it must be spring time! If you are anything like us, this feels like the perfect time of year […]
How are rats getting into my home?
Rats are inherently curious creatures and will try to get into any space they can fit in to. Bundle that with the dropping temperatures and that makes any home or office a prime target for cold rats to nest. There are a number of ways rats commonly enter the home and there are several steps that you […]
Where did all the bees go?
In a worrying trend recognized around the world but especially at home here in Santa Barbara, CA, bee colony numbers have been on the downward trend since the 1940’s for multiple reasons. With more than 20,000 different species of bee worldwide, bees are vital to the pollination of crops and more than 1/3 of the world’s […]
20 Facts You Didnt Know About Rats
Here are 20 facts about rats that most people do not know about. If you have a pest control problem in Santa Barbara, CA, call So Cal Pest Control “The Rodent Experts” at 805-965-9185.#pestcontrolsantabarbara 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Rats
How to identify gophers and moles in Santa Barbara County
Identifying Gophers and Moles in Santa Barbara. The way to identify a gopher from a mole is to look at the mounds. Gophers create a dirt mound in the shape of a fan moving outward from the center of the hole. Moles also leave similar looking mounds sometimes pushing up a lot of dirt making […]
Pest Control Exterminators for Rats and Mice in Santa Barbara
With our experience in rat control and knowledge of building architecture and how rats use it, we can solve your rat and mouse problem. We perform a very detailed inspection of the house or building, and find these entry points that rats are using to get in. Once we’ve found everything, we seal it all up. Our […]