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    A Look at the Habits and Habitat of Carpenter Ants

    Last updated 1 day 7 hours ago

    Carpenter ants are particularly dangerous pests when it comes to wooden structures. Read on for a look at the habits and habitat of carpenter ants.

    Carpenter ants nest in wood that is wet, moldy, or otherwise damaged. They may spread from their nest in order to feed on dry, stable wood, which can in turn cause major structural damage. These ants can also enter buildings and homes through small cracks and gaps around doors and windows. They may also utilize limbs of trees as well as shrubs that are in contact with a building. Carpenter ants require water to survive, so be sure to keep water away from wooden structures in order to reduce the chances of carpenter ant infestation.

    Would you like to know more about the habits and habitat of carpenter ants? Contact Payne Pest Management or visit our website. We are proud to call ourselves the Orange County area’s home for pest control. You can find out more about our information by calling us at (877) 365-5629 or visiting our website. If you live in the area, stop by and find out more about what we can do for you today.

    A Guide to Controlling Pests in Commercial Kitchens

    Last updated 3 days ago

    While pests can be damaging and inconvenient in homes, they may have even more substantial implications in commercial settings. Not only is there a reputation on the line, but also qualifications regarding health standards. Here is a guide to controlling pests in commercial kitchens.

    More than an inconvenience, ants can cause serious health complications when they end up in a commercial kitchen setting. Ants that enter a commercial kitchen may also enter the food; this makes the food not viable to sell to consumers. Not only is it unacceptable for ant bodies to end up in food, but ants can also cause trouble in other ways. Ants in hospitals may transfer infectious organisms from infected areas to patients via their clothing. Make sure that you immediately eliminate any food that is contaminated due to ants, whether the food is fresh or packaged.

    While it is typically the ant’s body that contaminates food and rides hospital patients’ clothing, birds can be pests in other ways. Droppings from birds like sparrows and pigeons immediately contaminate foods, rendering the meals inedible and causing them to be discarded. In addition to their droppings, birds contaminate foods by dropping their feathers; certain birds carry bacterial diseases that can have harmful effects on humans. In addition, birds may carry mites and insects that they pick up from their nests. Call a pest control professional as soon as birds become a problem so that the many issues they may cause can be resolved.

    Flies are dangerous in that they are capable of transporting an array of harmful organisms. They can be especially dangerous due to their ease of reproduction and widespread influence. There are several types of traps that you can make in order to control a fly infestation, but calling your pest control expert is always the most efficient solution.

    For more information about controlling pests in commercial kitchens, contact Payne Pest Management or visit our website. We are an Orange County based pest control service that specializes in bed bugs and termite control and fumigation. If you would like to know more about our services, please do not hesitate to call us at (877) 365-5629.

    Spotlight on Bird Pest Control

    Last updated 8 days ago

    While the prototypical pests are often thought of as termites, ants, and other bugs, birds can be pests as well. Birds can be damaging to property and can also present health risks. Keep reading to learn about bird pest control.

    There are a number of ways in which birds can be harmful. Birds like woodpeckers peck at buildings and can damage homes, commercial buildings, and air conditioners in doing so. Birds can also contaminate soil with their droppings, which can lead to diseases and other serious health concerns. These are primary reasons why birds are considered pests. Pigeons, European starlings, and woodpeckers are common birds that can be hazardous. If these birds are plaguing your residence or establishment, contact your pest control professional for assistance in removing them.

    Payne Pest Management provides a variety of pest control services in the Orange County area. For more information about our services, give us a call at (877) 365-5629 or visit our website. If you live in the area, stop by and find out more about what we can do for you today.

    Answers to Common Bed Bug Questions

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Bed bugs are tiny pests that survive off of an exclusive diet of human and animal blood. These bugs can cause extensive infestations that are difficult to get rid of. Here are the answers to a few common bed bug questions.

    Where Can You Find Bed Bugs?
    You can find bed bugs in most places around the world. They have long plagued underdeveloped and developing countries and they are currently making their way to more developed countries in droves. These pests get their name from the fact that you can find them around beds and sleeping areas. They are often found in shared rooms like hotels, dormitories, and shelters, as well as public transportation such as buses and trains. They are small enough that they can hide in various places including box springs, cracks and gaps, and seams of mattresses. Bed bugs tend to stay within eight feet of sleeping areas.

    Are Bed Bugs Harmful to Your Health?
    Although bed bugs feed off of human blood and can cause stubborn infestations, they are not typically dangerous. They do not spread disease, although bites may cause allergic reactions. Multiple allergic reactions may be cause for medical attention. Bed bug infestations are more inconvenient and annoying than dangerous; they can make it difficult to sleep because they are active during the night time and their bites can cause itching.

    How Do You Treat Bed Bugs?
    It is always a good idea to have your living space regularly inspected for bed bugs so that you can halt an infestation as early as possible. If you already have an infestation and you live in an apartment or rented building, talk to your landlord as soon as possible. Call a pest control company as soon as you notice signs of bed bugs in your home.

    For more answers to common bed bug questions, call Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629 or visit our website. We are proud to serve the Orange County area with a variety of services including fumigations, bee removal, and other pest control services. If you live in the area, come by and meet with us today to find out more about our business.

    Tips for Removing Spiders from Your Home

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Spiders are much like many other pests that invade the home, and they are removed in a similar fashion. Watch this video for a few tips for removing spiders from your home.

    Spiders make their way into your home through gaps around doors and windows, and they typically live in corners and crevices. Using a power sprayer or hand sprayer, your pest control professional will thoroughly spray the perimeter of the infested area as well as the ceiling, windows, and upper walls. It is important to knock down spider webs to discourage spiders from rebuilding in the same location.

    For more tips for removing spiders from your home, call Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629. We are happy to serve the Orange County area with a variety of pest control services. If you would like to know more about our business, please do not hesitate to visit our website today.

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