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.

Why Carpenter Bees Pose a Danger to Your Home

Beehive Bee Swarm

When it comes to pest infestations, your health is not the only thing at stake. Many pests can cause significant property damage if left unattended. Indeed, over time pests like termites and carpenter bees can cause damage that can be expensive to fix. Over time carpenter bees can bore holes into your decking and siding, causing structural damage to your backyard renovations. In addition, carpenter bees end up attracting other nuisances like woodpeckers.

If you suspect that your property might be home to carpenter bees, contact a pest management professional as soon as possible. A pest control professional can identify the signs of a pest infestation early on and tackle the issue before it becomes too serious. If you want to learn more about why carpenter bees pose a danger to your home, call Payne Pest Management at (949) 450-9955.

What You Need to Know About the American Cockroach

Finding a cockroach in your home is never a pleasant experience. In addition to being an unpleasant sight, the cockroach can also pose a health risk to you and your family. Fortunately, with the right knowledge you can take the right steps to keep your home cockroach free. Here is some information that you need to know about the American Cockroach.

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What is the American Cockroach?

Out of all of the cockroaches that invade our homes, the American Cockroach is the largest. They are generally a reddish brown color with a yellowish figure-8 pattern on the head. They can grow up to 2 inches long.

Where Are They Found?

American Cockroaches are most commonly found in areas that where food is present. Food storage areas, for example, are common habitats for American Cockroaches. In residential areas, American Cockroaches are commonly found in basements and near drains. Although American Cockroaches are most commonly found when temperatures are above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, they can survive in colder conditions.

What Kind of Health Threats Do They Pose?

The American Cockroach is known to spread a number of harmful bacteria. To be specific, it is known to spread 33 types of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms, and several other types of pathogens that pose a threat to humans. Cockroaches can bring harmful allergens into your home that are particularly harmful for children. Indeed, these allergens are known to cause respiratory issues like asthma.  

Understanding the threat posed by American Cockroaches can give you the knowledge necessary to prevent infestations in your home. If you want to learn more about the American Cockroach, call Payne Pest Management at (949) 450-9955. Our pest control professionals have the expertise and training to help you keep your home free from unpleasant, potentially harmful pests like the American Cockroach.

Understanding the Difference Between Bees and Wasps

Virtually everyone has at some point their lives had the misfortune of being stung by a bee or wasp. While the pain can make it difficult to pay attention to what exactly it was that stung you, understanding what sets bees apart from wasps can help you prevent such incidents in the future. Here is some information that will help you understand the difference between bees and wasps.

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Appearance

One of the most striking differences between bees and wasps is their appearance. Bees have thick, hair-covered bodies and their rear legs are flat. Wasps, on the other hand, have a slender body with cylinder-shaped legs. The shape of both bees and wasps is related to their feeding patterns. Bees are pollinators that rely on their flat, hairy bodies to carry pollen while wasps are agile predators that feed on smaller insects.

Nests

Although getting stung by a bee or wasp is certainly enough of a problem on its own, dealing with a nest on your property can pose a serious challenge. Bees build their nests with wax combs stacked up on top of one another. Wasp nests, on the other hand, are made out of rounded combs made out of pulp formed with chewed-up fibers.

If you suspect that your home may have a bee or wasp problem, contact a pest management professional as soon as possible. Bee and wasp stings are painful and, in certain cases, can cause serious allergic reactions. A pest management professional will be able to thoroughly search your property for nests and eliminate any bees and wasps in the safest manner possible. To learn more about the differences between bees and wasps, call Payne Pest Management at (949) 450-9955. Serving residential properties in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties, our pest control professionals can help you keep your home free of dangerous pests like bees and wasps.

The Kinds of Cockroaches to Look Out for in Your Home

Finding a cockroach in your home can be a shocking experience. To make matters worse, the sight of one cockroach usually means that others can’t be too far away.

In this video you will learn about the kinds of cockroaches to look out for in your home. As unpleasant as it is to see any type of cockroach at all, the fact of the matter is that there are many different kinds of cockroaches that can enter your home. Being able to differentiate is important, as some types of cockroach pose a more serious threat than others.

To learn more about the different kinds of cockroaches, watch the video provided above. If you want to talk to one of our pest management professionals about your home’s cockroach problem, call Payne Pest Management at (949) 450-9955.

Spotlight on Occasional Home Pests: Earwigs

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While most homeowners are aware of pests like rodents and cockroaches, the fact of the matter is that there are plenty of other, lesser-known pests that can invade your home. Take Earwigs, for example. Earwigs can be hard to spot because they hide during the day. At night, however, they come out and feed on leaves, flowers, fruit, and insects. Although they do not pose a serious health risk to you and your family, Earwigs often live together in large numbers and can make for an unpleasant sight.

Understanding the threat posed to your home by pests is the first step in protecting your property. If you want to learn more about Earwigs and the threat they pose to your home, call Payne Pest Management at (949) 450-9955. Our pest management professionals help you keep your property pest free.

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