Payne Pest Management Inc. is a full service pest control company offering pest management to commercial and residential properties in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

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

Wood Rot

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.

Have You Entered to Win Our VIP Eric Darius Tickets?


From now until April 20th, if you become our fan on Facebook, you'll be entered to win a VIP package to see Eric Darius at Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula on May 6th. Visit our Facebook page to enter. We'll notify our winner via email on APril 21st. If you're our winner, you'll win 2 VIP tickets, dinner, wine and backstage meet and greet passes. For any questions on how to enter, give us a call at (818) 574-7889 or visit our Facebook page for the official rules. Good luck!

The Problem with Cockroaches

Cockroaches are nasty pests. Hidden within the crevices of your walls and floors, cockroaches can cause inflammation in those that suffer from asthma, and bring disease and germs into your home. According to the National Pest Management Association, cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms, and at least seven types of human pathogens.

If you catch cockroaches scurrying around your floors at night, call a professional to have them removed from your home. If not, you run the following risks:

  • Allergies: Cockroaches can bring in dangerous germs and debris that can stimulate allergy and asthma attacks.

Close-up of girl coughing or sneezing

  • Food Contamination: Primarily, cockroaches feed on leftover food, including cheese, beer, leather, baked goods, glue, hair, dead skin, plant material, and soiled clothes. They have adapted to living with humans and are thus able to eat most anything. If cockroaches come into contact with your food, they will contaminate it, introducing germs and bacterial that can be dangerous.
  • Breeding: A female cockroach can live for up to 15 months. During the course of her life, she may produce 300-400 offspring, which means if you see a cockroach in your house, there’s a good chance the problem has only just begun.
  • Worms: Cockroaches have been linked to introducing parasitic worms to humans. Even if your house is spotless, cockroaches can make you and your family susceptible to disease—and worms.

If you’ve noticed cockroaches running around the walls or floor of your home, don’t delay in having them removed. The longer the problem is allowed to grow, the more roaches you will have to combat. Payne Pest Management is a locally owned company serving the San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County areas. We’ve got a wealth of experience and are fully insured, licensed, and bonded. Call us at (818) 574-7889 for more information.

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