Tag: Structural Pest Control Board

Summer’s Uninvited Visitors: What to Know About Black Widow Spiders

This is the time of year when we may come upon increased numbers of black widow spiders in and around our homes. Although there are several species found in temperate regions around the world, black widows are usually identified by the colored, hourglass-shaped mark on their abdomens. They are active when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher,…

Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite? Right.

They hide during the day. They feed at night. Their food source is blood—preferably human, definitely warm. They’ve been around for centuries. Vampires? Think smaller. Think bedbugs. According to the 2017 Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List by Atlanta-based Orkin, the Los Angeles region (L.A., Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties) ranked as the…

Taking Control of Pests This Month

Paying tribute to the pest control industry, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) founded National Pest Management Month. The April event seeks to raise public awareness about pest control and the risks associated with household pests, and provide information to homeowners on avoiding infestations. This month-long event comes on the heels of massive rainstorms—which translate…

DCA is Here to Help All Year Long

Just because National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) has ended doesn’t mean you aren’t protected. As #NCPW2017 wraps up, DCA wants to remind consumers that our resources and programs are available any time of year. This past week, we’ve shared details on many of them. An informed consumer is a protected consumer: consider yourself empowered! Learn more at www.dca.ca.gov. Also, see our complete…

Hiring a Pest Control Company to Combat Bug Infestations

Yet another issue concerning the drought—an increase of household pests. The lack of rainfall is causing bugs such as ants, spiders, and cockroaches to come indoors in search of water. In addition, the past winter, which had fewer days than normal of freezing temperatures, didn’t do its typical seasonal job of killing pests’ eggs. According…

Exam Subversion Defendant Pleads Guilty To Two Felonies

Will also pay $400,000 in restitution to the Department of Consumer Affairs SACRAMENTO – A southern California man accused of subverting state licensing exams has pled guilty to two felony burglary counts and will pay $400,000 in restitution to the Department of Consumer Affairs. Larry Holmes, Jr., and a business associate were arrested in January…