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.

Know Your Insects by Downloading This App for Your Android Device

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With the Insect Orders app by LucidMobile, it's now easier than ever to discover what insects are lurking around your home. This helpful app allows you to use identifying features such as the number of wings or legs as well as color and size to determine what order of insect you're dealing with in addition to the particular species.

The Insect Orders app provides you with detailed descriptions as well as photos of adult insects so that you can inform your pest control professionals about the type of fumigation services your home may require. To learn more about this app, check out the Google Play store.

Whether you've identified a Silverfish outbreak in your home or you're trying to free your kitchens of pesky cockroaches, let Payne Pest Management help you regain control over your indoor and outdoor spaces. To schedule one of our pest control services, call (949) 450-9955.

Your Guide to the Most Common Cockroaches Likely to Lurk in Your Home

Cockroach Invasion

Although most homeowners tend to group all cockroaches into one general category, there are in fact four species that enjoy setting up residence inside the average home. If your Orange County property has a cockroach problem, then be sure to contact your pest control company in order to quickly identify the species and treat it. Here is a guide to the most common cockroaches likely to lurk in your home:

The Large American Cockroach
Of all four house-infesting cockroaches, the American cockroach is the largest and can grow to be as long as two inches. Since they enjoy a climate of around 70 degrees, your home's refrigerated interior is an ideal environment for American cockroaches. These roaches can carry at least 33 different kinds of bacteria- making them a health hazard to you and your family.

The Common German Roach
Another bothersome roach that you may catch crawling around kitchens or bathrooms is the German cockroach, which is the most common cockroach species in the Orange County area. They love to reside near food or water, so your pest control company is most likely to find them lurking in crevices around sinks or pantries.

The Shiny Oriental Cockroach
Your family and other Orange County residents are less likely to see the Oriental cockroach when compared to other roaches on this list as they're mostly found in Northern California. However, if you do spot one of these critters, you can immediately identify it by its smooth, dark body and stubby wings.

The Winged Brownbanded Cockroach
The Brownbanded cockroach is aptly named for the light bands that are featured across its dark brown body. These roaches are especially feared by homeowners since they are known to fly indoors; however, they are typically found crawling in high-reaching locations like the tops of kitchen cabinets.

No matter what type of cockroach is living in your home, the experienced pest control specialists at Payne Pest Management can help you regain control over the problem. We have been providing Orange County residents with cockroach, bed bug, and termite control services for over 35 years. To learn more about our pest control methods, call (949) 450-9955.

Avoid Scratching and Swelling with These Mosquito Bite Treatment Tips

Now that the summer is here, one thing that Orange County residents can count on—in addition to fabulous weather—is receiving the occasional mosquito bite. If you're the victim of a mosquito bite this season, then alleviate the annoying itching sensation that comes with it by quickly applying an ice cube to the affected area. You can also use a paste of water and baking soda to relieve the itching, as well as apple cider vinegar or flavored toothpaste.

When treating a child for a mosquito bite, be sure to stick to something calming and soothing such as calamine lotion when treating the swelling. For even more tips on how to avoid that annoying itch after a mosquito bite, take a look at this video.

If you're looking for effective ways to keep the bugs away this summer, then be sure to speak with the pest control specialists here at Payne Pest Management. To schedule any one of our residential services, call us today at (949) 450-9955.

Why Do Bugs Enter the Home?

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If you frequently clean around the house and are careful not to leave food sources out that may attract pests, then you may be wondering why insects such as Silverfish, termites, or cockroaches are making their way into your home. Although it can be hard to answer that question definitively without a proper pest control inspection, most infestations occur because of poor weather conditions that encourage pests to wander indoors or due to structural damage to the home's exterior that leaves the interior vulnerable to infestation. Another common reason why bugs enter the home is because they are carried indoors through cardboard boxes and other containers carried from the grocery store or neighborhood markets.

If you're dealing with an outbreak of bugs in the home, then be sure to call Payne Pest Management today at (949) 450-9955. We can track down the point of entry for cockroaches, termites, and other bugs and work with you to develop an eradication strategy that will safely eliminate pests from your home for good. Be sure to also inquire about keeping your home free from mice, rats, and other harmful rodents when you speak with one of our friendly staff.

Ways to Keep Unwanted Birds from Nesting Around Your Home

Bird's Nest

While most homeowners think of rats and mice when it comes to preventing unwanted pests from seeking refuge on their property, birds can also be a nuisance worthy of addressing. As your Orange County pest control professionals will share with you, many bird species carry harmful pathogens that could affect your health and that of your family. Here are some effective ways to keep unwanted birds from nesting around your home:

Bird Spikes
Bird spikes are the preferred method for many homeowners looking to prevent birds from nesting around the home. You can purchase bird spikes from a hardware store and install them on your own. However, since many places around the home are hard to reach and potentially dangerous areas to access, it's wise to leave the installation up to your Orange County pest control company.

Repellent Gels
Another way to keep pigeons, sparrows, and gulls from perching or nesting around your home is to lay down repellent gel on roof peaks, window sills, and chimneys. This sticky substance will not harm local bird populations but will simply prevent them from landing on areas of the home that they enjoy resting upon.

Temporary Deterrents
Of all the options available out there for keeping birds away from your home, temporary deterrents are the least recommended. If you find yourself desperate for temporary relief from bird droppings and other unpleasant sights that these pests bring with them, then consider investing in an inexpensive plastic owl or a sonic device.

Professional Pest Control Assistance
In order to ensure the best possible results when bird-proofing your home, leave the hard work to a professional pest control company. They have the experience and the skills necessary to install netting, spikes, and other deterrents that can be used together to rid birds from the property and keep them away for good.

The team here at Payne Pest Management has been providing Orange County residents with bird control services for over three decades. We are committed to treating each unique case on an individual basis in order to provide long-lasting results for pest control problems. To learn more about our many services, visit us online or call (949) 450-9955.

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