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Answers to Your Questions about Bed Bugs

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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

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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

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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.

The Termite Treatment Process

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Termites in San Diego can wreak havoc on your home as well as the exterior areas of your property. Watch this video clip to learn a little bit about the termite treatment process.

When you call your professional pest control service to address your termite problem, they will first survey the interior of your home. They will look at your window frames, baseboards, and doorframes before moving to the outside. When a termite problem has been identified, a solution will be designed. This may be in the form of localized treatment or full structure fumigation.

If you are dealing with a termite problem, please do not hesitate to contact Payne Pest Management or visit our website. We are a San Diego based home pest control service that deals with bed bugs, termites, rodents, and other pests. Please give us a call at (877) 365-5629 if you would like to find out more information.

Preventing Beg Bugs During Your Travels

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Bed bugs in Orange County can be pesky and annoying, but they are fortunately not inherently harmful. However, this does not mean they are welcome in your sleeping area, and there are ways of making sure you do not have to deal with them. Keep reading to learn a little bit about preventing bed bugs during your travels.

Inspect Your Area
Of all the souvenirs you may bring home with you, you will not want a bed bug infestation to be one of them. Certain precautionary steps can help you ensure that you return home without any unexpected guests. Whether you are staying in a hotel, hostel, apartment, or dormitory during your travels, always take a look around the room before settling in. Inspect every area of the sleeping area, including the mattress, the headboard, and box spring as well as sheets, pillowcases, and bedding. Even if you do not come across bed bugs themselves, you may notice their droppings.

Store Smart
Although it may be tempting to walk into your sleeping area and drop your belongings right on the bed, the safest place to put them down may actually be the middle of the floor. Keep your belongings away from the bed and away from the walls until you have determined that there are no signs of a bed bug infestation where you are staying. It is a good idea to keep your bags in trash bags for extra protection.

Clean Thoroughly
Even if you did not notice any signs of bed bug infestation throughout your travels, you should always steam your luggage upon returning home. The heat will kill any bed bugs that may have made their way into your clothing or other belongings. It is also wise to wash all of your clothing in hot water after your trip.

Would you like more information about preventing bed bugs during your travels? Call Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629. Our pest control company specializes in termites, rodents, and bed bug extermination in the Orange County area. Visit our website or stop by and see us to find out more about our business.

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