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    Spotlight on Bird Pest Control

    Last updated 4 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 6 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 11 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.

    How Do Cockroaches Enter Your Home?

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Cockroaches are one type of unwanted pest that often invades homes, and they do so through a variety of methods. In order to prevent annoying and inconvenient infestations, it is important to find out how this happens. Keep reading to find out exactly how cockroaches enter your home.

    Crawling Through Gaps
    Cockroaches work their way into your home in similar ways that other pests do. Despite the fact that they can grow to a rather large size, these bugs can enter your home through small gaps a mere fraction of an inch wide. Gaps, cracks, and holes around doors, windows, pipes, and other spaces provide cockroaches with the opportunity to invade your home. However, this is not the only method that cockroaches use to invade your home.

    Riding Human Vehicles
    In addition to crawling through the gaps around windows and doors, cockroaches can enter homes by riding along with their residents. Many people are under the impression that cockroaches only seek out messy areas, but those who tag along with homeowners or apartment dwellers do not discriminate. They may sneak into your backpack while at school or work, or they may crawl into your grocery bags or pocket book while you are out running errands. Due to the fact that they are active at night, your visitors may go unnoticed for quite some time. Unfortunately, this leaves plenty of room for breeding.

    Following Their Senses
    Although the stereotype of cockroaches seeking messy living areas may not be totally true, there are certain elements that are conducive to a cockroach infestation. These bugs look for food, water, and a warm place to nest. Since these living requirements are quite minimal, many homes provide all the necessities for a cockroach infestation. A messy apartment cannot help your case, however, so cleaning your living space is never a bad idea.

    Payne Pest Management serves the Orange County area with a multitude of pest control and fumigation services. If you live in the area, stop by and meet with us or call (877) 365-5629 to find out what we can do for you. For more information about our services, feel free to visit our website.

    Tips for Treating Pests in Multi Family Homes

    Last updated 18 days ago

    Certain types of pests are more commonly found in areas where several different people share a living space. If you live in a house or apartment with more than one family, you should know what to do if you experience an infestation. Here are a few tips for treating pests in multi-family homes.

    Call Your Landlord
    If you live in a space that you do not own and you notice that you have pests, the first step is to call your landlord. Certain types of pests can infest your house, apartment, or dorm building very thoroughly, so it is important that you have the problem taken care of to a sufficient degree. Do not try to deal with the pests yourself; certain methods of doing so will simply cause the pests to flee to neighboring rooms, which may spread the infestation even further.

    Prepare Rooms for Inspection
    Before your room is inspected by a pest control professional, facilitate the procedure by isolating all garbage, debris, and any other clutter from your infested living area. You should not, however, remove these items from the room. Instead, place them all into plastic bags and seal them, leaving them within the zone of infestation. Your pest control professional will then treat your bagged items so that they are fully rid of and protected from the pests. You may also have to take apart your furniture or move it in order to allow your pest control professional to properly treat the space.

    Treat Your Laundry and Bedding
    When it comes time to treat your infested living space, you should follow a specific protocol to ensure that your laundry and bedding remain pest free. Put all of your bedding and laundry into plastic bags and then clean them using hot water; afterwards, dry them on the hottest applicable temperature setting.

    If you would like more tips for treating pests in multi-family homes, please feel free to call Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629. Our company specializes in pest control and fumigation in the Orange County area. Would you like to know more about our services? Visit our website to learn more about us today.

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