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Bed Bug Basics: 10 Tips to Protect Yourself

Bed bugs are among the most common pests in American households. In fact, one in five Americans has had bed bugs or knows someone who has encountered them. If you have bed bugs, call a licensed professional, because eliminating and preventing bed bugs is not a do-it-yourself project.

This video explains why bedbugs are so pervasive: They are non-discriminating, expert stowaways, and miniscule creatures. The video lists ten tips on how to protect yourself from bed bugs. Among these tips are knowing the signs, closely examining furniture and clothes, inspecting hotel rooms and luggage, and not choosing to ignore their existence. This video clearly explains what signs to look for and what steps to take if you have bed bugs.

If you’re looking to learn more about bed bugs or need help removing them from your home, call Payne Pest Management at (818) 574-7889.

 

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.

More about Household Spring Pests

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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. 

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