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The Importance of Proper Exclusion if You're Having Recurring Rodent Problems

Proper exclusion is a necessary task if you have recurrent rodent problems. Without a proper exclusion, rodents can cause severe damage to your home. It is critical to consult a professional pest control service to do a proper exclusion, because doing it yourself is not an option. At Payne Pest Management, our Los Angeles-,               San Diego-, and Irvine-based pest control experts can run a proper exclusion if you have a rodent problem. Here are a few reasons why a proper exclusion is necessary.


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Rodents Cause Structural and Property Damage

Rodents and mice can cause structural damage to your home or commercial property. Rodents destroy insulation, wiring, and plumbing, all of which are costly both to your peace of mind and your wallet. Rats are capable of running along wires, fences, vines, and shrubs to gain entry to a building and wreak havoc. They can jump high and navigate small entries with ease. Avoid this by seeking a professional pest control expert and seeking a proper exclusion.

Rodents Will Eat and Damage Your Food

Rodents invade homes and commercial properties in search of food. Scraps of food can be found in drains, food preparation equipment, and anywhere food traces are left behind. To prevent this, be sure to practice good sanitation. Be sure to tightly seal and properly store food, and clean up if you make a spill. Without these precautions, rodents may enjoy a buffet at your expense.

Rodents Will Reproduce and Multiply

Mice breed year-round, and they have staggering birth rates. These birth rates skyrocket if they are not controlled naturally. Rodents often times will target your attic as a place to call home and reproduce. Attics have water, food, and lodging, and they are away from the dangers of the outside world. Avoid damage to wires, insulation, and your peace of mind by speaking with a pest control expert. A professional can run a proper exclusion to prevent rats from using your home as a breeding ground.

If you’re interested in learning more about the importance of a proper exclusion or if you have a persistent rodent problem, check us out at Payne Pest Management and call us at (818) 574-7889 to learn more about protecting your home.

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What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are one of the most persistent, common pests in American households today. Knowing their history is the first step in learning how to eliminate them.

In this video, you will learn about bed bugs and the best ways to get rid of them. In fact, bed bugs were almost eliminated during WWII through the use of the pesticide, DDT. However, once DDT and other pesticides were removed from the market, bed bugs made a comeback. They are red, small, and very hard to spot. When a professional inspects your home, they will look for bed bug fecal matter, adult bed bugs, and other evidence of a bed bug infestation.

If you have any further questions about bed bugs or need help removing them from your home, call Payne Pest Management at (818) 574-7889.

Different Pests that Can Be Targeted with Fumigations

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Fumigation is a method of pest elimination that uses a lethal gas. In order to carry out fumigation, the enclosed space—usually your home—is either completely sealed or enclosed with a large tent. Here is a list of the different pests that can be targeted with fumigations:

  • Bed Bugs
    Bed bugs are extremely small insects that are very persistent. They can cause a lot of trouble for homeowners. Because they are generally only active during the night, it is hard to spot and eliminate them during the day. Bed bugs can infect any home regardless of its cleanliness. As the name suggests, however, they do tend to inhabit mattresses and other areas around beds. A thorough fumigation can help you eliminate bed bugs in your home.
  • Subterranean Termites
    Subterranean termites live underground. They cause massive amounts of damage to homes every year and are notoriously difficult to eliminate. While their colonies are underground, subterranean termites can often damage your home’s foundation. Subterranean infestations are particularly likely in seasons with heavy rain and in warm temperatures.
  • Drywood Termites
    Drywood termites
    , unlike their subterranean counterparts, don’t live underground. They don’t require contact with the soil. Instead they live deep inside wood throughout your house and can form colonies in walls and inside of wooden columns. This allows them to potentially cause more damage, as they are almost impossible to detect. Fumigation can reach hard to access places and eliminate your drywood termite infestation.

If you have any further questions about the different kinds of pests that can be targeted with fumigation, call Payne Pest Management at (818) 574-7889. We can help you eliminate your termite problem before it is too late. 

Dealing with Bee and Wasp Stings

Bee and wasp stings can be painful. However, there are steps you can take immediately after a sting to mitigate the effects and ensure that the sting does not develop into anything more serious. Here are some steps you can take to deal with bee and wasp stings.

If you or someone you know is stung by a bee or wasp and starts exhibiting serious symptoms, like loss of breath, decreased levels of consciousness, or difficulty speaking, this is a sign of an allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.


  1. Remove the Stinger: Assuming you are not allergic to bee or wasp stings, the sting will be localized. In this is the case, then, the first step is to remove the stinger. When bees and wasps sting you, they often leave their stingers inside your skin. In order to prevent further venom from entering your bloodstream, you should remove the stinger as soon as possible. There is no particular method for this step, but you can generally remove the stinger in the same way you would remove a splinter.
  2. Apply Ice: After the stinger has been removed, you should apply ice to the sting wound. This will help keep inflammation down. If the sting wound dramatically increases in size despite the application of ice, this is a sign you should consult a doctor as soon as possible.
  3. Medication: After removing the stinger and applying ice, there still may be lingering pain. Patients can take antihistamines and ibuprofen to reduce itching and pain while the sting wound heals. It is important to keep the wound clean in order to prevent further infection. If the sting wound does become infected, your doctor might prescribe an antibiotic regimen.

If you have any further questions about getting rid of your bee or wasp problems, call Payne Pest Management at (818) 574-7889. We can help prevent future stings by getting to the root of your bee or wasp problem.

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