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Essential Termite Control Tips

Termite Control Orange County

Many pests tend to cause psychological disturbances as well as some level of structural damage, but termites in San Diego take this to another level. With some important knowledge and the help of a pest control professional, however, these intruders can be controlled. Continue reading for a few essential termite control tips.

Handling Wood
Like an army of ants with pencil sharpeners for mouths, a termite colony will happily feast on firewood. This is why it is important to consider the way you store your wood if you are worried that you may have termites. If you already know that termites have been gnawing through part of your home, you will want to store firewood far away from that area. Wooden structures that contact soil, such as the legs on wooden outdoor furniture or the bottom steps of wooden decks, should be treated in order to prevent potential structural damage.

Controlling Moisture
Although wood makes up a substantial amount of a termite’s diet, these pests also require moisture for survival. Control the moisture in and around your house by repairing any leaks in your pipes, plumbing system, and roof as soon as you notice them and keeping your gutters in working condition. Additionally, the land around your home should slope away from the house itself so that moisture does not pool in the surrounding areas.

Working With a Professional
If you want to solve your termite problem for good, calling a professional pest control service is the most permanent solution. A qualified team of professionals can survey your property and determine the extent of the damage before devising an adequate plan to rid you of the infestation. Conduct some online research before choosing a pest control service so that you can find a service that will get the job done right.

Payne Pest Management is happy to help you take care of your termites. We offer a wide array of home pest control services in the San Diego area including rodent control and bed bug treatment. Feel free to visit our website or call us at (877) 365-5629 to learn more today.

The Dos and Don'ts of Rodent Control

Rodent Control Orange County

Nobody wants to share their home with unwelcomed guests, and that is not limited to people. This is why it is important to know how to handle rodent control in Orange County. Read on for a quick look at the dos and don’ts of rodent control.

Do Recognize the Signs of a Rodent
A rodent infestation in your home can only be remedied once it has been recognized, so it is important to figure out how to do so; rats and mice themselves are not always going to be visible. If you find droppings around your house that seem too large to be from insects, you may be in need of rodent control services. You may also notice the scent of cetimide, which is present in rodent urine. The same applies if your belongings have been gnawed or chewed through.

Do Survey Your Property Thoroughly
Rodents will go out of their way to stay hidden from homeowners whenever possible, so it is crucial that you look around both the interior and exterior of your home with great diligence. Do not stop searching once you have found evidence of infestation; continue surveying your property so that you can determine exactly how thorough the infestation has become. This will allow you to help your pest control professional get an accurate idea of the scope of the problem.

Don’t Wait to Call a Professional
Call a pest control professional as soon as you become suspicious that you are dealing with a rodent infestation. The sooner you call for a professional, the sooner you can alleviate the problem. This can also help to prevent minor problems from turning into much more serious issues that can be more costly to correct.

If you come across a rodent control issue in your home, please do not hesitate to call Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629. We serve the Orange County area with termite, rodent, and bed bug control. Feel free to visit our website or stop in and meet with us if you would like to learn more about our pest control services today.

Answers to Your Questions about Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs Orange County

Bed bugs are definitely one of the most dreaded pests, but they’re also one of the most misunderstood. That’s because there is a lot of confusion and misinformation surrounding these bloodsucking insects. We wanted to set the record straight by answering some of the most frequently asked questions about bed bugs, and in doing so provide you with additional information on how to prevent and kill bed bugs in your home.

Q: Do bed bugs spread disease?

A: Bed bugs are generally not considered a medical or public health hazard. Though bed bugs are certainly an annoyance, they are not known to spread diseases. However, that doesn’t mean a bed bug infestation is any less serious.

Q: What health risks do bed bugs pose?

A: It’s true that bed bugs don’t spread disease, but that doesn’t mean they are completely harmless. Bed bug bites can cause itching that can lead to excessive scratching which can sometimes increase the chance of a secondary skin infection. A bed bug infestation can also affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep, which can be burdensome on your physical and mental wellbeing.

Q: Who is at risk for getting bed bugs?

A: Despite the common belief that bed bugs are limited to downtrodden motels and seedy, third-world apartments, everyone is equally at risk for getting bed bugs. In fact, middle- and upper-class people can actually be at a higher risk of bed bugs since travelling is one of the most common ways bed bugs are spread around the world.

Q: Can I kill bed bugs on my own?

A: Bed bugs are incredibly difficult to eliminate on your own. If you want to get rid of bed bugs quickly, there’s no substitute for professional pest control.

The bed bug exterminator experts at Payne Pest Management of Orange County use the very best tools and techniques to kill bed bugs quickly, effectively, and for good. Call Payne Pest Management at (888) 839-0917 to schedule a bed bug inspection today.

Essential Termite Prevention Tips

Termite Prevention Orange  County

Termites can cause thousands of dollars in property damage, so every step should be taken to prevent termites from attacking your home in the first place. Each year in the United States termites affect more than 600,000 homes and cause more than $30 billion in damages. If you want to avoid falling into this category yourself, implement these termite prevention tips. You should also schedule a pest control inspection if you suspect termites are invading your home.

Eliminate Food and Water Sources
If you want to keep termites away from your home, you need to make your home less attractive to termites. That means eliminating food and water sources around your home. For example, throw out extra cellulose materials around your home, fix leaky plumbing and dripping AC condensation lines, and make sure wooden siding is at least six inches above the ground.

Eliminate Entry Points around Your Home
Termites are very persistent, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make your home less impenetrable. Seal gaps around water and gas lines where they enter your home to help eliminate termite entry points, as well as any cracks and crevices around the foundation. Where possible, also try to reduce wood-to-ground contact around your home.

Inspect Wood Your Bring Inside
People oftentimes bring termites into their homes without even realizing it. If you burn wood logs during the winter, inspect the firewood for termites before bringing it in your home and try not to leave it laying around near the fireplace for very long. You should also inspect any second-hand wooden furniture you find or buy before bringing it inside.

Monitor for Termite Activity
The sooner you deal with a termite problem, the less damage you’ll experience and the easier it will be for your pest control provider to eliminate the termites for good. If you notice any signs of termite activity in your home, contact the termite pest control experts at Payne Pest Management. We provide termite control throughout Orange County, so call us at (888) 839-0917 to help protect your home from the devastating effects of a termite infestation.

Amazing Facts About Termites

Termite Control Orange County

Termites in Orange County are far from humans’ best friends, but their intrusive nature does not make them any less fascinating to learn about. Whether you are facing a termite problem or you are simply interested in the matter, keep reading to learn a few amazing facts about termites.

While most people think of termites as small, ant-like creatures that chew through wooden structures, different types of termites actually play different roles within the colony. Led by a king and queen, each colony typically includes workers, nymphs, soldiers, and reproductive termites. Workers and soldiers maintain the nest and protect the colony while reproductive termites branch off to start new colonies. Nymphs are young termites that sometimes assist workers. Entire colonies of termites may operate as a single entity, and this unified action allows them to quickly spread their infestations.

For more amazing facts about termites call Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629. We are proud to serve the Orange County area with both residential and commercial pest control services. You can find out more about our bed bugs, termite, and rodent control by visiting our website.

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