When it comes to pest control in Sacramento, you can always rely on the professional exterminators here at Millennium Termite & Pest. We have the experience and training to make sure that your pest problems are solved as quickly as humanly possible.
We deal with lots of different types of pests, and we understand that knowing what kind of pest you have can be difficult. To make things a little easier on you, we’ve put together a list of the pests we deal with most often. Click a pest to get more information about treatment and prevention.
Termites are, by far, one of the most damaging types of pest you can have. They destroy wood structures, cause other types of property damage, and are generally a pain to eradicate. Common signs of termite infestations include:
- Visible wood damage
- Uneven or bubbling paint
- Visible termites
- Discarded termite wings
If you’ve noticed any of the previously mentioned signs of a termite infestation, then either head over to our Sacramento termite control page or give us a call. Our termite professionals are always standing by to help.
Ants are ubiquitous in this part of California. From Argentinian (sugar) ants to fire ants and carpenter ants, they’re no fun to have to deal with. Luckily, if you have an ant infestation, then our Sacramento ant control professionals are here to help. Some common signs of ant infestations include Visible ants and ant nests outside your home. You may also notice trails of ants heading to and from food sources.
Rodents like rats, mice, and gophers are common pests throughout the Sacramento area of California. Unfortunately, since rodents are common in the area, the need for reliable and affordable rodent control and extermination is paramount. Luckily, here at Millennium Termite & Pest, we employ a team of competent rodent control professionals to help you curb your rat, mouse, or other types of rodent infestations. Some common signs of rodent infestations include visible rodents, chew and bite marks on wires and structures, droppings, and urine trails.
Cockroaches (AKA roaches) are common pests throughout California. Unfortunately, since the Sacramento area happens to be an excellent habitat for the insects, infestations are widespread. There are several different species of cockroach commonly found throughout the state. Since cockroaches can carry several strains of dangerous bacteria and viruses, it is essential to get rid of them as quickly and efficiently as possible. Some common signs of cockroach infestations include visible roaches, fecal droppings, egg casings, and dead roaches. If you notice any of the previously mentioned signs of an infestation, then contact us here at Millennium Termite & Pest immediately. For more information on the various types of roaches found in California, visit our Sacramento roach control page.
Human beings have a natural and evolutionarily-prudent fear of spiders and other arachnids (and for several good reasons). Spiders are sometimes venomous, and they often invade our living spaces seeking shelter and something to eat. Generally, finding one or two spiders around your property isn’t much of a concern (unless, of course, they’re of the venomous variety). However, finding several spiders is definitely something to contact our pest management professionals about. In fact, since spiders feed on other creepy crawlies, a high population of spiders can be a sign of different types of pest infestations. Symptoms of a spider infestation include visible spiders, discarded exoskeletons, egg sacs, and cobwebs. If you notice any signs of a spider infestation, then please do not hesitate to contact our team of spider control professionals.
Wasps, like Mud Daubers and Paper Wasps, sting, bite, and provide little to no environmental benefit. The pests ruin pick-nicks, barbecues, and all other sorts of outdoor activities as well. Unfortunately, the insects absolutely thrive in Sacramento, California. To keep you and your family safe, if you notice any signs of a wasp infestation, then give us here at Millennium Termite & Pest a call right away. The faster you take action, the better your chances at nipping your wasp problem in the bud. Some signs of a wasp infestation include visible wasps, wasp nests, humming inside the walls, and visible dead insects.
Between the 1940s and 1980s, bed bugs were all but an unpleasant memory. However, due to stricter pesticide regulations on chemicals like DDT, and with the increase in travel and immigration to and from the United States, bed bugs have made quite the resurgence. Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs do not transmit any diseases to humans. However, their bites can cause severe irritation, some people are allergic to them, and infestations can cause undue stress to home and business owners. They’re embarrassing and a complete nuisance. Signs of a bed bug infestation include visible bed bugs, bed bug casings (exoskeletons), bites, and waste stains (little brown spots) around the pieces of furniture that the insects call home. If you have a bed bug infestation, then there is little you can do to get rid of them yourself. Instead, contact our team of bed bug professionals for help with your infestation problem.
Fleas are probably the most obnoxious and annoying pest on this list. They invade homes, their bites itch, they can carry disease, and they are a complete pain to get rid of. Due to their extremely well-evolved life cycle, flea infestations can survive even the most effective pesticides. Getting rid of fleas requires treating both your pets and your home with insecticides, as well as near-immaculate cleanliness. In fact, vacuuming is, by far, the most effective tool you have in your anti-flea arsenal. Signs of flea infestations include visible fleas, itchy bites around your ankles and lower legs, pets that always scratch themselves, and flea droppings. If you have fleas, then please contact our team of Sacramento flea control professionals at Millennium Termite & Pest right away. The sooner you start eradicating fleas, the better off you’ll be.
Birds, while not usually considered a pest, can cause property damage and be quite the nuisance. Getting rid of bird infestations is, probably, at least equally as annoying as having an infestation in the first place. Usually, eradicating and/or relocating a bird problem is best left to the professionals. Signs of a bird infestation include nests, bird droppings, and visible animals. If you have a bird infestation (usually in your attic), then contact our team of pest control professionals as soon as possible.
Most of the time, bees are nothing to be concerned with. However, on occasion, they can cause damage to homes and structures and can be quite dangerous. Signs of a bee infestation include visible insects, buzzing coming from your walls, honey dripping from electrical sockets, and dead bees. If you have a bee infestation, then contact our pest control professionals right away. We can help you identify the species of bee and work out an eradication plan with you. Bee removal is complex and sometimes difficult, and should always be left to the professionals here at Millennium Termite & Pest.
Silverfish are also known as bristletails, and they are typically found in moist and humid areas of your home. They like basements, attics, and bathrooms the most. Silverfish also hide from people and are sometimes quite challenging to find and eradicate. They do not bite, sting, or otherwise harm people. However, since they eat fibrous materials, they can wreak havoc on books, clothing, and other cloth and fabric-like substances throughout your home. Signs of a silverfish infestation include holes, notches, damaged articles of clothing, and damaged books. Other symptoms of silverfish infestations are yellowish-brown stains, scales, and feces (little black specks). If you have a silverfish infestation, then contact the pest control professionals at Millennium Termite & Pest right away.
Earwigs got their name from an old European myth. In the old story, earwigs would enter the ears of sleeping people to eat their brains. While positively terrifying, it is also one hundred percent false. Earwigs mostly feed on decaying organic matter, especially plants and mold. Sometimes, they will feed on other insects and arthropods, but that is not their primary food source. Usually, earwigs like to stay outside. However, due to lack of food or water, they may wind their way inside your home or business. Unfortunately, the only definite sign of an earwig infestation is the presence of visible earwigs. If you have earwigs in your home or business, then contact our team of pest control professionals for assistance.
Generally, beetles are not pest insects. However, there are a few species to look out for. The types of beetles that are considered pest insects include Merchant Grain Beetles, Carpet Beetles, and Powderpost Beetles. Merchant Grain Beetles are usually found feasting on flours and grains. If you find bugs in your carpets, then you have Carpet Beetles. Powderpost beetles like to eat and bore through hardwoods. Signs of a beetle infestation include feces (little black specs) and visible beetles. If you fear a beetle infestation, then don’t hesitate to give the pest management experts here at Millennium Termite and Pest a call for assistance.
Ticks are dangerous pests. They carry diseases and can easily transmit them to humans, dogs, cats, and other household pets. Typically, ticks are brought into your home via hitching a ride on one of your pet’s fur. However, they can also invade premises by attaching themselves to the clothing of people passing by. Unfortunately, the only signs of a tick infestation are visible ticks, either engorged or not, crawling around or attached to a host. If you find ticks, remove any attached arachnids (yes, ticks are arachnids and not insects) by firmly grasping it by the head as close to the skin as possible. Then, pull straight up slowly to remove the tick. Clean the bite area with rubbing alcohol afterward to help eliminate a chance of infection. After you have removed the animal, flush it down the toilet and then go on the lookout for additional arachnids around areas where your pets sleep. If you find more of the little buggers, then contact us here at Millennium Termite & Pest right away.
Moths may not seem like a traditional pest, but they cause untold amounts of damage to clothing, furniture, and foodstuffs. Generally, you won’t even know you have a moth problem until you start noticing holes in your clothes or furniture. Fortunately, getting rid of moths is a relatively simple process. First, you should remove the food source (moths like animal fibers such as wool) by either removing the article of clothing from the closet or by housing the affected item in a plastic wrap or box. Then, you’ll need to treat the area where the moths lived as well as start to introduce deterrents (like cedar mothballs) around the affected area. If you have moths and can’t eradicate the little buggers on your own, then feel free to contact our team of pest control professionals for assistance.
Mosquitoes are, probably, one of the most annoying and dangerous pests on this list. It seems counter-intuitive that such a small insect is so terrible, but mosquitoes carry several different harmful diseases, including malaria. The insects lay their eggs in standing water, and, consequently, you’ll tend to find mosquitoes in areas near lakes and ponds. However, mosquitoes can breed in almost any size body of water. Even a small puddle or bucket of water provides an ample breeding ground for the insects. Also, if you’ve noticed one mosquito, there are inevitably thousands more just around the corner. The key to eradicating mosquito infestations is to attack the insects while they’re in their larval life stage. If you have a mosquito problem, then don’t hesitate to contact us here at Millennium Termite & Pest for immediate assistance. The faster you get a handle on your infestation, the less likely you’ll see a resurgence of the insects next year at the same time.
If you’ve ever found yourself incredibly annoyed by a housefly or heard them buzzing and banging into your windows ad nauseam, then we can help. Houseflies are just one of the several different species of fly that infest households. In addition to tiny houseflies, you may also have fruit-flies, horseflies, or gnats. Regardless of the time of fly problem you have, the experts here at Millennium Termite & Pest are here to help. From finding and eradicating the source of the insects, to helping you prevent recurrent infestations, we’re always the pest control company to call. Remember, flies can carry several diseases and can be quite annoying. So, the faster you get ahold of our professionals, the less time you’ll spend wasting fighting a losing battle against houseflies.
First of all, there are thousands of different species of mites throughout the world. Additionally, they are arachnids and not insects (counter to common belief). All are parasitic to one degree or another. However, not all species are worrisome for humans. It all depends on the species you’re infested with. The most common mites found in homes throughout the Central Valley are house dust mites and chicken mites. If you have dogs or cats, you may also notice ear mites or other species of parasitic mites around where they sleep and on their bodies.
Furthermore, mites are incredibly tiny and hard to notice. Most often, you don’t even know you have them. However, if you do see a mite infestation, then contact our pest control professionals immediately. As with other types of pests, the sooner you deal with your mite problem, the better off you’ll be. So, don’t hesitate. Contact us at Millennium Termite & Pest today.
Contrary to popular belief, most species of pest “worms” aren’t even worms at all. They’re usually one of a variety of different species of moth and butterfly caterpillars. In the Central Valley, our most common pest worm is the oak moth caterpillar. These “worms” feed on oak trees and can infest a grove of trees so severely that they choke out the trees and kill off the entire grove! Needless to say, worms in California are serious business! So, if you have oak worms (or any other species of parasitic caterpillar feeding on your plants or clothes), then feel free to give us a call.