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Clark Pest Control Bug Zoo to Attend Insect Fest 2013


The Clark Pest Control's very own Bug Zoo will be attending the 2013 Insect Fest at the World of Wonders Science Museum in Lodi, CA.

For the last 2 years the Clark Pest Control Bug Zoo has attended the fun and exciting event for kids of all ages, now going on our third year. Bug Zoo Keepers Fred Speer and Patty Smith will be showing off their creepy crawlers, handling demonstrations and more!

Making her third appearance, Luna, our star of the zoo, the Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula will be available for handling as well as Tiber, the Emperor Scorpion and Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches.

Other insects on display will include; Camel Spider, Brazillian Black Tarantula, Goliath Bird Eater Tarantula, Giant Vietnameese Centiped, Tailess Whip Scorpions and even a Whip Scorpion.

Make sure to save the date!
Saturday January 26th from 10am to 3pm

2 North Sacramento Street 
Lodi, CA 

Official website 

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Make sure to follow us on Twitter as we will be giving additional information about this event and Tweeting live on the day of the event! 

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2012 Lodi Parade of Lights - Clark Pest Control


This was the third year Clark Pest Control participated in the annual, Lodi Parage of Lights. In the past years Clark Pest Control participated with huge floats, this year we went in the true spirit of Clark, our beautiful 1950's classic service truck with a gagle of elf's. Please check out our videos and "like" them if you do! Happy Holidays from your friends at Clark Pest Control.

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Clark Pest Control's - A Case of Termites


When Mrs. House is not feeling well Clark Man comes to the rescue! "You have a case of termites" says Clark and before you know it Mrs. House will be feeling better. Our newest commercial is a winner, we hope you think so too!

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Commercial Pest Control and How It Relates to You


By: Jackson Griffith, Clark Pest Control


Eating food that’s safe is vitally important, whether it comes from a package you just opened, or on a plate in a restaurant. You absolutely want to be confident that what you’re putting into your mouth won’t make you ill. Many food-borne illnesses can be traced to pathogens carried by insect or rodent vectors that contaminate food, so commercial pest control becomes an important component to help ensure food safety.

Commercial pest control encompasses much more than food safety, though. Offices, retail stores and centers, hotels, performing-arts venues, manufacturing plants, warehouses, transportation facilities, hospitals, government buildings, schools and universities and much more all depend upon pest control to keep their environments free from infestation. While the homes in which we live can be served by residential pest control, which Clark Pest Control also can provide, other structures also are prone to insect, spider and rodent activity, not to mention nuisance birds, bats and other animal pests. The people who spend time in those buildings depend upon commercial pest control expertise to keep pests out.

Since 1950, Clark Pest Control has been a leader in developing and implementing innovative pest control solutions for business, industry and more. Our integrated pest management (IPM) approach to solving pest problems starts with inspection and pest identification, and then addresses how pests are getting in and what’s making them feel at home once they’re there, so that when pest control products, when used, are targeted to where they are needed.

Clark Pest Control also knows how to provide commercial pest control for clients with special requirements. Clark employs more GreenPro-certified technicians than any other pest control company in California, and excels at serving kosher and Certified Organic facilities, along with LEED-certified buildings.

The commercial pest control experts at Clark Pest Control are ready to design a pest management program unique to your facility’s needs. So call us today, or visit us online at www.clarkpestcom/commercial

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Stored Product Pests Can Ruin the Holidays!


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The smell of Christmas, freshly cut Christmas trees and baked holiday goodies are in the air. As the holiday season approaches, we find ourselves baking tasty treats, decorating the house, hanging lights and wrapping presents. While we’re busy partaking in all this holiday cheer, something is lurking in our kitchens, something that can surely put a damper on the holidays: insects.

Indian meal moths, cigarette beetles, red flour beetles, saw-toothed grain beetles, merchant grain beetle and other pantry pests may be feasting on your cereals, rice, grains, flour and meal, along with any stored seasonal decorations made from plant or animal products. These pesky creatures, as a group, are known as stored product pests.

Stored product pests often gather where foodstuffs are stored in cupboards and pantries, and are attracted to flour, dry cereals, spices, chocolate and other candies. In most cases, these stored product pests can be traced to boxes and/or bags of dry goods in the backs of pantries that may have been opened and partially used, then forgotten. In some cases, the source may even come from outdated food that had been purchased long ago and stored for a long period of time. 

Tips for making sure these stored product pests do NOT spoil your holiday festivities.

  • Keep all food stored safely in plastic or glass containers with tight-fitting lids

  • Clean your countertops, cupboards and floors regularly, as crumbs may attract these pests

  • Refrigerate and/or freeze any baking goods that may be stored for long periods of time

  • Inspect all stored products before use

  • Read the expiration date, and when in doubt, throw it out

  • Look closely at any old decorations you’ve packed away since last season, to make sure that stored product pests haven’t set up housekeeping

In the event you do have an infestation, contact your local state-licensed pest management firm, as stored product pest infestations can be a handful.

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Rodent Proofing for the Fall and Winter - Rodent Control


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When fall and winter arrive, the cold weather motivates us to find warmth indoors. But we’re not the only creatures who seek such comfort. Mice and rats prefer a toasty environment over the shivery outdoors, too – and if they can find a way into your toasty environment, they will. The problem, then, is how to keep these rodents from coming in and setting up housekeeping.

As with other pests, a lot of rodent pest control problems can be solved by employing two simple principles: exclusion and sanitation. The Clark rodent control approach is anchored in Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, a process that seeks to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and to the environment.

Let’s start with rodent exclusion, or keeping these animals out. A house mouse only needs a 3/8-inch opening – less than the circumference of a dime – to get in; a Norway rat or roof rat needs a 3/4-inch opening, which is less than the circumference of a quarter. So, to rodent-proof your home effectively, you’ll want to close off anything larger than a 1/4-inch opening.

We’ll start with doors, one of the most common points of entry. Gaps along the bottom edge, ones big enough to let rodents in, can be eliminated by installing brush strips, usually made from nylon or polypropylene bristles. Garage doors can be fitted with compression seals that perform the same function. Also, check window screens to make sure they are not torn or otherwise compromised, and make sure that basement windows, if you have them, don’t provide a way in.

Once all doors and windows are secured, you’ll want to examine the walls and foundations around your home for cracks and holes, which can be blocked temporarily with copper or steel wool wire mesh until more permanent repairs can be made.

Look for other potential entry points, too – specifically, holes where utility lines or pipes enter, which can be blocked off with wire mesh and caulking or plastic foam. Vents and ventilation openings will need to be covered by secure screens.

Rats are excellent climbers. If you have a chimney, it should be rain-capped with a spark arrestor, and think about other places high up where a rat could get in – roof defects, gaps between roof and structure, attic vents. Also, make sure you’ve trimmed any overhanging branches that might provide an easy route for rats to access your roof.

The other principle to bear in mind that should keep your living space rodent free is sanitation.  While rodent exclusion measures will help keep them out, good sanitation practices will eliminate many of the causes and conditions that help rodents to thrive.

Every pest, include rodents, needs food, water and harborage to survive. Outside, things like unsecured garbage cans, pet food left in the open, or overgrown patches of weeds, are like hanging out a sign that welcomes rats to your yard. Make sure your garbage is kept in cans or containers that can’t be accessed by rats, along with raccoons and opossums.

Keep any pet food in secure containers, too, and pick up pet dishes and empty the contents once your pets have finished feeding. Remember that if your yard is acting as a rat magnet, when a cold snap hits, you can bet those rats will try to find a way into your home’s more comfortable interior, should they be presented with the opportunity.

Inside, clutter is the enemy. Mice, in particular, will thrive in harborage provided by randomly scattered items. By cleaning up any areas in basements, garages or other rooms, if mice do find a way into your home, they won’t have as many places to set up housekeeping.

Solving rodent pest control problems isn’t rocket science. Putting the common-sense ideas we’ve outlined into practice in your home will help you make it through the winter months without unwanted guests.

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Clark Pest Control Hosts FPA Annual Meeting


Food Protection Alliance Annual Meeting at Clark Pest Control

The pest control firm, founding member of FPA, hosted the organization's annual meeting in October.

Source: PCT Pest Control Technology


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LODI, Calif. - In October, members of the Food Protection Alliance (FPA) gathered at Clark Pest Control for its annual meeting.

Clark Pest Control, Lodi, Calif., is a founding member of the Food Protection Alliance and graciously hosted the members as they introduced new members to the team, reviewed industry standards, recapped 2012 and prepared for 2013.

Food Protection Alliance is a group of regional pest management and fumigation companies that provide nationwide service to North America's food industry. Learn more at

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Micke Grove Zoo's Howl-O-Ween Event


Micke Grove Zoo Present's Howl-O-Ween, This event is Saturday October 27th from 11-3, Adult admission is $4.00, children $2.00 and the little ones under 2 are free. Activities include: Arts, Crafts, Creepy critter encounters, costume parade and much more. Be sure to bring your trick or treat bag as trick or treating will be in full effect!

The Clark Pest Control Bug Zoo will be out showing some of their creepy crawley critters such as; Tarantula's, Scorpions and rocaches. The roaches are very friendy so handling is allowed! Our Bug Zoo Keep will be doing handling demo's with both Tarantulas and a Scorpion. Hope you join us at this creepy event!




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Clark at Best in the West Rib cook-off this weekend! - Sparks NV


The ribs are back and so is Clark Pest Control

Clark, an official sponsor of the Best in the West Rib Cook-off 2012. Stop by one of our 2 booths, or both. Like always we are giving away fun goodies, photo opportunities, Meet your local Reno Clark branch representitives and more! 

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About Best in the West

The country's favorite free rib festival is back! The 24th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off will run Wednesday, August 29 through Monday, September 3, 2012. Come out and enjoy the country's best rib competition and enjoy the Best Ribs in the West!

Once again transforming the Labor Day holiday on Victorian Square in downtown Sparks into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair.

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Argentine Ants - The making of super colonies!


By: Jackson Griffith
Clark Pest Control Corporate 


Super Colonies From San Diego to the San Francisco Bay

Imagine a giant, thriving city along the coastal half of California that stretches over 600 miles, linked by subterranean tunnels from San Diego in the south all the way to Ukiah 115 miles north of San Francisco, with a population of billions. A future scene from a dystopian science-fiction narrative?

No.  According to some scientists, that city exists today. However, it’s populated by ants, not humans – specifically, Argentine ants (Linepithema humile), an invasive species thought to have entered America at New Orleans on coffee ships from South America in the late 19th century. L. humile then spread westward to California via railroads and other modes of transportation.argentine ant

What makes Argentine ants different from most other ant species is that individual ants hatched from one queen’s eggs will cooperate with ants from another queen. Most ant species will fight ants from another colony, because each colony’s ants carry a unique chemical marker that signals they are family to ants from their own colony, but an enemy to same-species ants from a neighboring colony. However, Argentine ants from two different queens won’t have such conflict with each another, because their chemical markers are similar enough for a match, and so they and their sisters – worker ants are invariably female – will team up to drive out whatever native ant species is still crawling about the neighborhood.

These large cities of Argentine ants were described by a team led by biologist Neil D. Tsutsui, then at University of California San Diego, as supercolonies. Three have been identified: in coastal California, in Europe along the Mediterranean coast, and in western Honshu, the largest and most populous island of Japan. The former two have Mediterranean climates; western Honshu is subtropical. And even those are related: When researchers mixed ants from the different supercolonies together in a laboratory setting, they didn’t square off for battle, but got along like long-lost sisters.

Not all scientists agree with the concept of a supercolony, however. At Stanford University, researchers disagreed that the California supercolony is more diverse genetically, and ants around the state don’t seem to spring from a common set of parents; what appears to be a supercolony is really a large grid of interlinked colonies. In either scenario, though, the ants would rather cooperate against a common enemy than fight among themselves. We could learn a lot from Argentine ants.

In California, where one in every four ant infestations reported by pest management professionals involves Argentine ants, it means that if you’re experiencing an ant problem at home, there’s a 25-percent likelihood that L. humile is at cause. In many areas, that likelihood jumps to 100 percent. Your Clark professional will be able to identify the species of ant that’s giving you trouble, and then use the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) to restore your home to a pest-free state. 

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