Argentine Ants in Southern California

Argentine Ants in Southern California

If you are having ant problems in SoCal, you are not alone! Argentine ants have taken over our area and continue to cause headaches for homeowners throughout Riverside County. As the name implies, Argentine ants are actually native to South America. Humans have...
Combatting Cockroaches

Combatting Cockroaches

Cockroaches are widely regarded as some of the most notorious household pests. Their propensity for living in unsanitary places like sewers (especially the American cockroach), makes them particularly repulsive to find in our homes. Cockroaches thrive in many...
Silverfish Solutions

Silverfish Solutions

Despite the name, silverfish aren’t fish at all. They are actually small insects that resemble fish in terms of their shiny, metallic color and their side to side “swimming” style of movement. These insects are harmless, but they can be quite the nuisance pests...
No Love for the Kissing Bug

No Love for the Kissing Bug

February is considered the month of love. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, kissing your sweetheart might be on your mind, but you may never have even heard about another kind of kiss… one from the kissing bug. A “kiss” or bite from this bug can sometimes...
Winter Pests in Southern California

Winter Pests in Southern California

Southern California winters are typically mild and rainy. While they provide us a nice break from the heat, unfortunately, they don’t give us much of a break from household pests. In fact, some pests actually thrive in the winter. Let’s take a look at some of the...
How to Keep Pests Out of Your House

How to Keep Pests Out of Your House

It is never fun to see unwanted pests in your house. Spiders, roaches, and mice are only a few of the creepy-crawlies that really frustrate homeowners. You may think that nothing can be done to prevent the problem, but rest assured, there are plenty of things that you...
Rodents and Your Health

Rodents and Your Health

No one likes the thought of mice and rats in your home or around your yard, but aside from just being nuisances, rodents can also be the cause of many health related issues. Rodents can spread disease through direct contact (exposure to feces, urine, and bites) or...
Giving Thanks for Bugs

Giving Thanks for Bugs

During this Thanksgiving season, it is common to make lists of things that we are thankful for. Something that is probably not on your list are bugs. We spend so much time trying to get rid of the dangerous and annoying ones, that we rarely consider beneficial bugs...
Identifying and Preventing Voles

Identifying and Preventing Voles

You may have seen a vole or had problems with them in your yard without ever knowing exactly what they were. Voles look like a cross between a mouse and a gopher and can cause lots of damage to lawns, flower beds, and trees. By learning to identify and prevent them,...
Do Mice Like Cheese?

Do Mice Like Cheese?

If you have ever had mice in your house, you have probably gone to some desperate measures to get rid of them. One of those measures may have included placing a little hunk of cheese on a mouse trap. After all, seemingly every reference to mice or rats in pop culture...
Rattlesnakes in Riverside County

Rattlesnakes in Riverside County

Although most snake sightings take place in the warm summer months because people are more active in the outdoors, it is important to remain cautious of snakes throughout the fall months as well. Early fall, September and October, is still snake season in southern...
Balanced Ant Control

Balanced Ant Control

Ants are one of the most common household pests throughout the United States, and they can be frustratingly resilient. No matter how many ants you seem to kill, there are always more to follow. In Southern California, we have great year round weather, but that also...
Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Although this phrase is often used casually to wish someone a good night of rest without disturbances, far too many people have experienced the annoyance and anxiety caused by bed bugs to take this cliche for granted.   Bed bugs are active all year long, but they are...
Black Widow Spider Q&A

Black Widow Spider Q&A

Just hearing the name “black widow spider” can make a person nervous and anxious. Black widows are the most feared spider in the United States because their venom is the most toxic, reported to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnakes. No one wants them hanging around...
Welcome to the Blog

Welcome to the Blog

Hi There, Here at Top Notch Pest Solutions, we have a couple of goals. First, we want to be the best pest control company in Southern California by: Providing an excellent service Performing our services in a professional and friendly way Only offering child and pet...