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Don't Let Oakland Rats Raid Your Yard

November 29, 2019

It is likely that you know what a rat is. Rats in Oakland homes are a common sight. But do you know that there are two types of rats in Oakland? One is a great climber and will usually get into homes from the top. These are called roof rats. The other is a ground-dwelling rat that usually enters through low points of a home. These are called Norway rats. Today, we're focusing on Norway rats....

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Smith's Is Here To Help Keep Pests Out Of Your San Jose Home This Fall

November 15, 2019

While San Jose rats can get into your home all year long, they tend to be more of an issue in the fall, as the insects they feed on start hiding inside homes when temperatures drop. It might seem strange to have a pest control company that specializes in ground-dwelling pests helping you to take care of fall pests, but it actually makes sense. Here are a few things you should know....

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Why Are People Afraid of Spiders?

October 24, 2019

Look up any top ten list of phobias, and alongside the fear of heights and the fear of enclosed spaces, you’ll see the fear of spiders right near the top of the list. Arachnophobia has been around for centuries and causes people to do some crazy things. But why are people afraid of something as small as a spider?...

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