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    Exploring Some Popular Cockroach Control Methods

    Last updated 4 days ago

    In addition to being disgusting pests, cockroaches are known for carrying diseases and triggering allergy symptoms. If you notice cockroaches in your home, it’s important to exterminate them or call a pest control company immediately to inhibit breeding. Here are some of the most common approaches to cockroach control.

    Baits and Sticky Traps
    Baiting is one of the oldest pest control methods around. Professional-quality cockroach bait products come in a variety of different forms. Some are slow-acting, which allows the toxicants to pass easily between roaches, while others are fast-acting and designed to kill cockroaches that just touch it. Sticky traps are also helpful because they can show your pest control expert where the infestation is most highly concentrated.

    High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Vacuum
    If you have a cockroach infestation, using a HEPA vacuum can quickly remove a large number of cockroaches. A HEPA vacuum can increase the effectiveness of bait products, too. Once the cockroach problem is under control, vacuuming routinely can also help keep cockroaches at bay.

    Insecticide Dusts
    Dusts are good for curbing a large indoor cockroach population and are also effective as a long-term residual control product. With that said, dusts can be very difficult to apply—quantity, application methods, safety gear, air drafts, humidity, and a range of other factors must be taken into account when using insecticide dusts.

    Compressed Air Sprayer and Inspection Mirror
    Identifying the cockroaches’ hiding spots and forcing them out is a highly effective method of pest control. To do this, your pest management expert will probably use a compressed air sprayer and inspection mirror.

    The experts at Payne Pest Management have more than 30 years of experience offering pest control in Orange County and other areas of Southern California. To learn more about our approach to pest control, call us at (877) 365-5629 or visit us online. We also offer fumigation services for extensive pest infestations.

    Managing a Flea Problem in Your Home

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Fleas can be difficult to manage, as a thorough pest control approach requires treatment of both the interior of the home and any pets living in it. In some cases, fleas have been known to cause allergic reactions and even spread disease, so it’s important to call a pest control company if you suspect an infestation in your home. To learn more about how to manage a flea problem in your home, read on.

    Eliminating Fleas on Pets
    Not all products are safe for pets, so the first step is to give your veterinarian a call to find out which flea products you should use on your pet. You will probably need to bathe your pet with a certain shampoo, but some products can be provided orally. Some products taken in the winter, before flea populations grow, will go a long way in keeping fleas off of your pet in the future. You can also find products with insect growth regulators (IGRs) that curb or prevent flea population growth on pets.

    Cleaning Up
    If you have any pets, treat them before cleaning, and then relocate your pets so that a thorough cleaning process can take place inside the home. The next step is to vacuum all areas of the home thoroughly to remove eggs, larvae, and adult fleas. You must also empty the contents of the vacuum bag into a separate garbage bag and place that bag outside in the trash bins. This eliminates the risk of flea eggs hatching in the vacuum and re-infesting your home. Wash your pet’s bedding in hot water and have the rugs, carpets, and upholstered furniture professionally cleaned. After the cleaning process, your pest control expert will determine the appropriate insecticides to apply.

    Treating Outdoor Areas
    In some cases it will be necessary to treat the outdoor locations where your pet rests, such as doghouse and kennel areas. Without treating these areas or giving your pet the appropriate topical or oral flea treatments, fleas can re-infest your pets and your home.

    To learn more about your flea extermination options, call Payne Pest Management today at (877) 365-5629 or visit our website. We have more than three decades of experience in the pest control industry, and are happy to serve Orange County and many other Southern California communities.

    Tips for Treating a Flea Infestation

    Last updated 10 days ago

    If you suspect there is a flea infestation in your home, treat it as quickly as possible. First, call a pest control service in Orange County. If you have pets, contact your veterinarian right away to find out which flea treatment you should use with your pet. After treating your pets, you’ll need to relocate them to a temporary home while pest control experts treat your home. After you air out the home, wash your pets’ bedding in hot water, and have your carpet professionally cleaned, you can bring your pets home again.

    For professional pest control near Orange County, call the experts at Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629. Visit our website to learn more about the pest management services we offer residential and commercial customers in Southern California.

    Identifying a Household Ant Problem

    Last updated 1 month ago

    The summer season is nearly here, and with the warmer days come an increased likelihood that you may experience an ant infestation in your home. Ants are common household pests across the state of California. These bothersome insects can contaminate your food, and can also cause structural damage to your home. To help you protect your home against an ant infestation, here is a look at some of the signs of a household ant problem.

    Ant Trails
    One of the most effective methods of identifying an ant problem is to look for ant trails throughout your home. When an ant colony enters your house, it will travel in a single line. You may be able to trace these ant trails to a point of entry to your home. These trails may lead to food sources, such as sugary snacks or other items that are appealing to ants.

    Debris
    When an ant colony takes up residence in your home, you may notice piles of debris around their point of entry. This debris may look like sawdust or sand. If you notice small piles of sandy debris around your home, there is a good chance that you are experiencing an ant problem.

    Wood Damage
    Carpenter ants can cause significant damage to the wooden parts of your home. If you are suffering from a carpenter ant infestation, you may find that there are signs of damage to your wood. A professional pest control company can help you determine whether you are experiencing an ant problem or a termite problem.

    At the first sign of an ant infestation in your home, be sure to contact Payne Pest Management. Our highly skilled pest control professionals can help you eliminate your termite, ant, or bed bug problem. Give our Orange County location a call at (877) 365-5629 to learn more about the great pest control services that we have to offer you.

    Common Myths About Bed Bugs

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Bed bugs are among the most feared household pests. With bed bug infestations on the rise across the country, it is important to separate the myths from the facts about these bothersome pests. By educating yourself about bed bugs, you can help reduce the chances of finding them in your home. Once common misconception is that bed bugs live only in mattresses. In fact, bed bugs can be found in a variety of dark, hidden areas around your home. Another myth is that bed bugs are able to fly. In reality, these insects are completely lacking wings, and must jump onto their hosts.

    At the first signs of a bed bug problem in your home, do not hesitate to call Payne Pest Management. With over 30 years in the pest control industry, we have the experience needed to help you eliminate your pest problem. For more information about the pest control services that we offer the Orange County area, call (877) 365-5629.

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