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    Tips for Identifying Insect Stings

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Bees and wasps are the most commonly-encountered stinging insects in the United States. Knowing which type of pest you’ve been stung by can help you determine the best course of treatment for a sting. If you have been encountering a large number of bees, wasps, or other insects in your yard, a pest control service can help you manage them to prevent future stings.

    Bee Stings
    All bees can sting, but not all bees are equally aggressive. In many cases, bee stings are the result of creating a disturbance or a threat near a hive. When you are stung by a honey bee, the stinger is torn from its body and will remain lodged in your skin. To remove the stinger, do not grasp it with your fingers or tweezers; instead, try to scrape it out of your skin with your fingernails or the edge of a credit card. Bees that do not leave their stinger behind will cause only localized pain and swelling at the sting site at first. To treat a sting, apply ice to reduce swelling. Over-the-counter pain relievers can be taken for discomfort.

    Wasp Stings
    A single wasp can sting many times and may do so if it feels threatened. Most wasp stings occur near a nest when frightened insects attempt to protect their queen and young. If you identify a wasp’s nest in your yard, don’t try to remove it yourself—contact a pest control company to handle the situation safely and professionally. Wasp stings are similar to bee stings: most cause localized pain, swelling, and redness. No stinger is left behind, though you may be able to identify the original sting site as a red mark at the center of the swelling.

    Bees and wasps can return year after year if not removed properly. Call Payne Pest Management today at (877) 365-5629 to find out how we can help you handle bees, wasps, ants, termites, and other insects on your property. Check us out on the web for more information about identifying and removing common Orange County pests.

    Pest Control Tips for Hotels

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Pest control is an important issue for residential and commercial properties alike. Maintaining a pest-free hotel is essential not only for your reputation, but for the health and safety of your employees and guests as well. Hotel pest management solutions should include both preventive measures as well as fast and effective elimination of any existing pest problems.

    Schedule Regular Inspections
    Pests have a reputation for stealth; often, infestations happen quickly and without any warning signs until you have a large problem on your hands. One of the easiest ways to prevent pest problems in your hotel is to schedule regular professional inspections. Rather than relying on yourself and your busy staff to detect signs of pests, have a professional make a thorough inspection of your property regularly. A professional pest control expert can spot even the smallest signs of a problem to address it before it becomes a larger issue.

    Use Preventive Measures
    Maintaining preventive pest control treatments can keep pests out of your hotel so you never need to worry about an infestation. Preventive measures may include baits, traps, chemical barriers, and strict cleaning or food storage regulations to ensure your property does not look enticing to pests. Hiring a professional pest control company handle baits and chemical methods of pest prevention ensures these measures are implemented safely and properly throughout your property.

    Handle Infestations Immediately
    If you do discover a pest problem in your hotel, contact a pest control expert immediately. Infestations can grow and cause damage quickly, so fast action is the key to minimizing the effects of pests of your property and its occupants. In some cases, you may also need to replace furniture, mattresses, carpeting, and other décor after an infestation. Take care of these arrangements as soon as possible to prevent a recurrence.

    Payne Pest Management offers commercial pest control solutions throughout Orange County. Contact us today by calling (877) 365-5629 to find out how we can help you maintain a pest-free property. You can find out more about commercial pest control on our blog.

     

    Are Cockroaches Hazardous to Your Health?

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Cockroaches are a common pest found throughout the world. Unfortunately, these insects are not only unsightly—they can pose a significant health hazard as well. If you are experiencing a cockroach problem in your Orange County home, contact a professional pest control company to handle the situation as soon as possible.

    Allergies
    Cockroach droppings, saliva, and exoskeletons are a known allergen. Even if you never see a cockroach, cockroaches that live in areas such as under your sinks or in cracks in your flooring or walls can still contribute allergens to the air of your home. Cockroach allergies are extremely common; symptoms occur when you come into contact with cockroach allergen by breathing them in or coming into contact with a live or dead insect. The symptoms of cockroach allergies include chronic congestion, skin rashes, coughing and wheezing, and shortness of breath or a tight feeling in the chest. In many cases, cockroach allergies can persist many years without diagnosis. This is because cockroach infestations can sometimes occur without your knowledge, leading to symptoms that you may attribute to another condition or cause.

    Asthma
    In addition to causing allergic reactions, cockroach allergens can also contribute to asthma. Recent studies have found that early exposure to cockroach allergens in the home can result in a higher risk of asthma development in young children, particularly those predisposed to allergies. Additionally, long-term exposure to cockroach allergens can worsen pre-existing asthma in children. Cockroach allergens can also trigger frequent asthma attacks in older children and adults, leading to discomfort, difficulty breathing, and generally poor health.

    Don’t let pests in your Orange County home affect the health of your family—contact Payne Pest Management today by calling (877) 365-5629 for a free home pest control quote. We will work with you to find the pest control solution that works best for your needs to rid your home of termites, cockroaches, rodents, and other pests. Visit our website to learn more about common pests and how they affect your home and your health.

    Exploring Some Popular Termite Control Methods

    Last updated 12 days ago

    Termites can cause extensive damage to homes and other buildings in a short period of time. There are a variety of termite control options; your pest control company can help you choose the best termite treatment for your needs.

    This video explores five ways you can get rid of termites. Schedule a termite inspection to determine the extent of your pest problem. Eliminating contact between wood portions of your home and the ground outside can prevent termites from accessing your home to build a colony. You should also address any leaks or moisture problems promptly, as water can draw termites to an area and make it desirable for living.

    Do you need professional termite service in Orange County? Call Payne Pest Management today at (877) 365-5629 or visit us on the web to explore your pest control options in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

    Health Dangers of Flies

    Last updated 17 days ago

    Flies may seem like only a nuisance, but these pests can pose a public health concern as well. Because flies feed freely on many food sources, they can pick up and spread diseases to humans. When a contaminated fly lands on a human, viruses or bacteria can be spread from the fly to the skin. Flies can also spread disease by coming into contact with food and water. Some of the most common diseases transmitted by flies include dysentery, typhoid fever, cholera, eye infections, leprosy, cutaneous diphtheria, and other skin infections. If you keep or work with livestock, you may be at higher risk for fly-borne diseases because flies tend to gather around cattle and other large animals.

    Payne Pest Management handles all forms of pest control, from bed bugs and termites to flies, birds, rodents, and more. If you’d like to learn more about your residential or commercial pest control options in Orange County and beyond, call us today at (877) 365-5629. You can also find more information about the dangers of pest infestations and how you can protect your property by clicking through our website.

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