1. 4 Common Plants That Bug Mosquitoes, Part 1

    Mosquitos are one of the most annoying pests here in sunny San Diego. Along with the itchy bites they leave behind, they are also incredibly dangerous because they transfer a number of viruses including West Nile and Zika. When you have a mosquito infestation, your risk for contracting one of these …Read More

  2. 5 Interesting (and Not-So-Fun) Facts About Mosquitoes, Part 2

    Thank you for joining us for part two of our blog series looking at interesting, yet not-so-fun, facts about our (least) favorite summertime pest — mosquitoes. Since our recent post, we know that residents in Riverside and beyond have had an itching to learn even more about these tiny, flying, blo…Read More

  3. 4 Interesting (and Not-So-Fun) Facts About Mosquitoes, Part 1

    Welcome back to the Gopher Patrol blog! If you have an itching to learn all about mosquitoes, have we got some interesting facts for you. Thinking about mosquitoes can be enough to make your skin crawl, but understanding a little more about these obnoxious summertime pests can help you prevent a mos…Read More

  4. 4 Ways to Protect Your Home from Mosquitoes, Part 2

    Hello, and welcome back to part two of our short blog series! There’s nothing worse than when you’re sitting outside on your patio, enjoying the gorgeous afternoon sunshine, when you suddenly hear and feel mosquitoes buzzing around your ears. These little pests can turn a pleasant afternoon outd…Read More

  5. 4 Ways to Protect Your Home from Mosquitoes, Part 1

    Hello, and welcome back to the Gopher Patrol blog! Springtime is upon us which means mosquitoes will become more active over the next few weeks. While we have not experienced the heavy rainfall here in Santa Barbara this past winter as we did last season, the recent rainfall we’ve received has con…Read More

  6. 3 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Removing Mice

    Welcome back to the Gopher Patrol blog! Last time, we looked at ways to mice-proof your home to avoid mice infestation from the get-go, but what if you already have a mice infestation in your San Diego home? While there are some DIY solutions to getting rid of house mice, many homeowners choose inef…Read More

  7. 5 Ways to Mice-Proof Your Home, Part 2

    Welcome back! In part one of our short blog series, we started looking at some of the best ways to mice-proof your home. We looked at some of the most common natural deterrents to help keep your home free of mice including bay leaves, mint, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Let’s continue explorin…Read More

  8. 5 Ways to Mice-Proof Your Home, Part 1

    Welcome back to our blog! Last time, we explored the wild world of gophers and talked about what they are and why they’re so destructive to residential properties in Southern California. These little critters are not the only rodents to invade people’s yards, however. Mice are another notorious …Read More

  9. Reasons to Hire Professionals for Gopher Removal

    Welcome back to our blog! Last time, we looked at some key characteristics of pocket gophers, a common species of yard rodents found throughout Santa Barbara. These pesky critters are some of the most destructive rodents because they are a burrowering rodent who dig large networks of tunnel systems …Read More

  10. What Are Gophers and Why Are They So Destructive?

    Welcome back to the Gopher Patrol blog! If you’re like most, you are probably most familiar with the cute yet troublesome gopher who graced the silver screen in the 1980 classic film, Caddyshack. Unfortunately for those living in and around Santa Barbara, you are probably even more familiar with t…Read More