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    Answering Some Common Questions About Fumigation

    Last updated 1 day 8 hours ago

    Fumigation is a highly effective method of pest control used to eliminate pests in an enclosed space. In the state of California there are a variety of laws that govern fumigation. To learn more about these laws and how fumigation works, read this article.

    When Should I Consider Fumigation?
    Severe rodent, termite, bed bug, and cockroach infestations usually call for fumigation services, because removing the pests through other means would be impossible or prohibitively time consuming and expensive. Fumigation is especially effective for treating large areas where there are a number of pests that are inaccessible by other means of extermination.

    How Do I Prepare for Fumigation?
    A number of preparations must be taken before fumigation can take place. All people, pets, and plants must be removed from the home. Any medicines, feed, and food that aren’t sealed in a glass or metal container must either be removed from the home or sealed in a fumigant-proof bag. Gas flames and pilot lights need to be switched off and linens—whether in the closet or on the bed—need to be removed as well.

    What Happens During Fumigation?
    Fumigation can take as little as six hours to as long as one week. The duration of the fumigation depends on the type and severity of the infestation, size of the home, dosage, temperature, and other factors.

    Is Fumigation Safe?
    Fumigations are strictly regulated by the State of California and performed by pest control companies that are registered with the Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB). Pest control companies are also required to obtain a fumigation notice that gives the specific details of the fumigation service, including the date and time of fumigation and when it is safe to return to the property.

    For professional fumigation in Orange County and other Southern California areas, call Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629. We have more than 30 years of experience in the pest control industry. Visit our website to learn more about our services.

    Are Cockroach Infestations on the Rise?

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Unfortunately, it’s true—pest control companies throughout the country are seeing a rise in cockroach infestations. This is for two primary reasons. First, pest management budgets in some apartment complexes and hotels are stretched thin due to the increased prevalence of bed bugs, which leaves less money left over for controlling cockroaches. This gives cockroaches the opportunity to breed and spread exponentially into other residential and commercial properties in Orange County. The second problem is incomplete pest control services. With the rise in bed bugs, there are more pest control companies vying for your business that are not qualified to remove a serious cockroach problem. Treating the problem once without following up is not an effective long-term strategy for controlling a cockroach problem.

    If you have a cockroach problem, contact Payne Pest Management, the experts in pest control near Orange County. We have more than 30 years of experience in the pest control industry. Call us at (877) 365-5629 or visit our website for more information.

    Exploring Some Popular Cockroach Control Methods

    Last updated 8 days ago

    In addition to being disgusting pests, cockroaches are known for carrying diseases and triggering allergy symptoms. If you notice cockroaches in your home, it’s important to exterminate them or call a pest control company immediately to inhibit breeding. Here are some of the most common approaches to cockroach control.

    Baits and Sticky Traps
    Baiting is one of the oldest pest control methods around. Professional-quality cockroach bait products come in a variety of different forms. Some are slow-acting, which allows the toxicants to pass easily between roaches, while others are fast-acting and designed to kill cockroaches that just touch it. Sticky traps are also helpful because they can show your pest control expert where the infestation is most highly concentrated.

    High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Vacuum
    If you have a cockroach infestation, using a HEPA vacuum can quickly remove a large number of cockroaches. A HEPA vacuum can increase the effectiveness of bait products, too. Once the cockroach problem is under control, vacuuming routinely can also help keep cockroaches at bay.

    Insecticide Dusts
    Dusts are good for curbing a large indoor cockroach population and are also effective as a long-term residual control product. With that said, dusts can be very difficult to apply—quantity, application methods, safety gear, air drafts, humidity, and a range of other factors must be taken into account when using insecticide dusts.

    Compressed Air Sprayer and Inspection Mirror
    Identifying the cockroaches’ hiding spots and forcing them out is a highly effective method of pest control. To do this, your pest management expert will probably use a compressed air sprayer and inspection mirror.

    The experts at Payne Pest Management have more than 30 years of experience offering pest control in Orange County and other areas of Southern California. To learn more about our approach to pest control, call us at (877) 365-5629 or visit us online. We also offer fumigation services for extensive pest infestations.

    Managing a Flea Problem in Your Home

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Fleas can be difficult to manage, as a thorough pest control approach requires treatment of both the interior of the home and any pets living in it. In some cases, fleas have been known to cause allergic reactions and even spread disease, so it’s important to call a pest control company if you suspect an infestation in your home. To learn more about how to manage a flea problem in your home, read on.

    Eliminating Fleas on Pets
    Not all products are safe for pets, so the first step is to give your veterinarian a call to find out which flea products you should use on your pet. You will probably need to bathe your pet with a certain shampoo, but some products can be provided orally. Some products taken in the winter, before flea populations grow, will go a long way in keeping fleas off of your pet in the future. You can also find products with insect growth regulators (IGRs) that curb or prevent flea population growth on pets.

    Cleaning Up
    If you have any pets, treat them before cleaning, and then relocate your pets so that a thorough cleaning process can take place inside the home. The next step is to vacuum all areas of the home thoroughly to remove eggs, larvae, and adult fleas. You must also empty the contents of the vacuum bag into a separate garbage bag and place that bag outside in the trash bins. This eliminates the risk of flea eggs hatching in the vacuum and re-infesting your home. Wash your pet’s bedding in hot water and have the rugs, carpets, and upholstered furniture professionally cleaned. After the cleaning process, your pest control expert will determine the appropriate insecticides to apply.

    Treating Outdoor Areas
    In some cases it will be necessary to treat the outdoor locations where your pet rests, such as doghouse and kennel areas. Without treating these areas or giving your pet the appropriate topical or oral flea treatments, fleas can re-infest your pets and your home.

    To learn more about your flea extermination options, call Payne Pest Management today at (877) 365-5629 or visit our website. We have more than three decades of experience in the pest control industry, and are happy to serve Orange County and many other Southern California communities.

    Tips for Treating a Flea Infestation

    Last updated 14 days ago

    If you suspect there is a flea infestation in your home, treat it as quickly as possible. First, call a pest control service in Orange County. If you have pets, contact your veterinarian right away to find out which flea treatment you should use with your pet. After treating your pets, you’ll need to relocate them to a temporary home while pest control experts treat your home. After you air out the home, wash your pets’ bedding in hot water, and have your carpet professionally cleaned, you can bring your pets home again.

    For professional pest control near Orange County, call the experts at Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629. Visit our website to learn more about the pest management services we offer residential and commercial customers in Southern California.

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