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What Are the Facts Behind Common Bed Bug Misconceptions?

Bed bugs can be a pain, but they might not necessarily be as bad as you think. There are still many misconceptions associated with bed bug treatment, and the facts tend to paint a different picture. Read on to learn about the facts behind common bed bug misconceptions.

Bed Bugs Infest Dirty Spaces

A dirty, cluttered living space may seem more inviting to bed bugs, but the fact is that bed bugs can strike anywhere. Clutter can make it more difficult to notice your bed bug problem because it gives the critters more places to hide, but it doesn’t necessarily make them more likely to infest your space. There are, however, factors that can help predict a bed bug infestation. Areas like hospitals, hotels, and apartments that see frequent turnover tend to be more likely to have bed bugs.

You Can Only Find Bed Bugs in Beds

Bed bugs get their name from their tendency to be found in or on the bed, but is that the only area where they can be found? A bed bug might make its way to your home by hopping in a bag at the grocery store or riding on your suitcase when you take the bus. While they may be more likely to end up in your sleeping area, they can be found just about anywhere. Appliances on your nightstand, electrical outlets, and even your walls can serve as hiding spots for these bugs.

Bed Bugs Transmit Diseases

Although they do bite, bed bugs are not known to transmit disease. It is important to realize that secondary infection is impossible if you scratch the bite area afterwards. While some people find bed bug bites itchy, others are immune; unfortunately this can make it more difficult to spot an infestation.

If you would like to learn more about bed bug facts and misconceptions, feel free to call Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629. We are happy to offer bed bug control, fumigation service, and other pest control services in Orange County. You can learn more about our bed bug treatment and business by visiting our website or stopping by to see us.

Understanding Mice Bites

A pet mouse might be cute, but a rodent control problem is a different story. Mice and rats can bite, so it’s a good idea to call your pest control professional as soon as you can. Watch this video for a better understanding of mice bites.

Like any other animal that needs to chew food in order to survive, a mouse will rely on its bite. Mice don’t capture food with hands or paws, so they need to keep their teeth sharp so they can catch their next meal. Another reason mice gnaw so much is that their teeth are constantly growing.

Payne Pest Management is glad to help you with rodent control services and other types of pest control in Orange County. Our specialties include bed bug bites, termites, and rodent control. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or call us at (877) 365-5629 to find out how we can help.

A Look at the Way Cockroaches Can Affect Your Health

Cockroaches are unsightly, and they can also have a range of effects on your health. An infestation can cause your allergies to flare up, contaminate your home, and even result in direct bites. Call your pest control services of choice and continue on for a look at the way cockroaches can affect your health.

Asthma and Allergies

The indoor air quality of your home is important, especially if you suffer from any kind of preexisting respiratory condition. A cockroach infestation can wreak havoc on your indoor air quality and severely aggravate your asthma or allergies. The worst part is that cockroaches can cause allergy and asthma attacks with their saliva as well as their bodies. After too much exposure to cockroach allergens, you might even develop cockroach asthma. If you start to experience sneezing, skin rashes, or asthma attacks, consider calling your pest control professional to see if you have a cockroach problem.

Contamination

One particularly disturbing health problem that comes along with cockroaches is contamination. Unlike humans, cockroaches can survive by eating just about anything. They also have the ability to contaminate everything they touch by leaving dead skin, eggshells, or defecation behind. This is particularly problematic when it comes to open food containers. Once humans come into contact with these contaminated materials, they may experience a range of health issues. Roaches carry Salmonella and may cause food poisoning and other conditions.

Direct Bites

While not all species of cockroaches will directly bite a human, there are some that will. This tends to be more of a concern if you are experiencing a serious infestation than it is if you find a single stray cockroach entering the home. A cockroach bite is not very strong, but it can cause wounds if it bites the softer parts of your body.

For more information about cockroaches and how they can affect your health, contact Payne Pest Management or visit our website. Our team offers a variety of pest control services in San Diego. Give us a call at (877) 365-5629 to learn more about our bed bug control and fumigation services.

A Closer Look at Integrated Pest Management

There is a variety of ways you can deal with any given pest control problem, but some are more responsible than others. Integrated Pest Management seeks to eliminate a pest problem in a holistic manner. Continue reading for a closer look at home pest control known as Integrated Pest Management.

The unique element of Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is that it aims to control pests in the most environmentally friendly and responsible way possible. Pests make their way into people’s houses for a few reasons, so eliminating these reasons should keep them out. The three main factors that can lead pests into a home or building are food, shelter, and water. While your home may provide your family with these essentials, there are ways to ensure that pesky intruders do not enjoy the same benefits without the use of harmful materials and agents; that is the ultimate goal of Integrated Pest Management.

For an even closer look at Integrated Pest Management, please do not hesitate to call Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629. Our team aims to provide effective and environmentally friendly pest control in Orange County. Feel free to stop in and see us or visit our website for more on our fumigations and home pest control.

Behind California's Brown Widow Spider Problem

Native insects play specific roles in their respective ecosystems, but sometimes an intrusive species will throw off the system as well as create residential pest control problems. Watch this video on California’s brown widow spider problem.

Like black widows, brown widow spiders have a toxic bite; however, they are not as dangerous as their darker counterparts. The past decade has seen a substantial increase in the number of brown widows in California, which has caused black widows to recede to agricultural areas. This changes the natural dynamic of local ecosystems, and continues to contribute to residential pest control problems.

Are you interested in learning more about California’s brown widow spider problem? Give the Payne Pest Management team a call at (877) 365-5629. In addition to spider treatment, we also offer bed bug extermination, fumigations, and many other forms of pest control in San Diego. Visit our website for more information.

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