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.

Check Out These Articles For Important Information About Common Household Pests!

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When pests invade your property, it is best to enlist the help of a professional to thoroughly and quickly remove these oftentimes annoying and sometimes dangerous pests. To learn more about how an integrated pest management (IPM) plan can address your pest problem, call Payne Pest Management at (949) 450-9955.

For tips on identifying and removing pocket gophers from your Southern California home or business, check out this University of California at Irvine Agriculture & Natural Resources publication.

  • This Los Angeles Times article discusses the steps you should take after discovering that termites have been living and feeding on your property.
  • Learn about the unique characteristics of bed bugs in this New York Times article.
  • Read more about the termite fumigation process at LACounty.gov.
  • Find out how you can identify termite swarmers on your property with the help of this North Carolina State University Department of Entomology resource.

What is Integrated Pest Management?

Houses may be better insulated and more efficiently built today than ever before, but bugs and rodents still seem to have no problem finding their way inside. To learn about a form of pest control that has proven very effective at keeping commercial and residential buildings in Southern California and elsewhere pest-free, check out this informational video clip.

Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a recently devised approach to pest control that requires cooperation between homeowners and pest control professionals. Once the pest professionals inspect your home for current pest issues and assess the susceptibility of your property to infestation by certain pests, they will develop a unique and specialized plan that will both rid the property of pests and take steps to keep the property pest-free.

In addition to being highly effective, IPM is generally environmentally friendly. To speak with a full-service pest control professional in Orange County about adopting IPM on your property, call Payne Pest Management at (949) 450-9955.

What Are the Symptoms of a Spider Bite and What Should You Do If You Get One?

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Since many spiders are venomous, it's no wonder that arachnophobia is such a common fear. Thankfully, most spiders are harmless to humans, but because a handful of species are not, it is important to take spider bites seriously.

Have I been bitten?

If you wake up with localized redness or skin irritation, you may suspect that you have been bitten by a spider in your sleep. If the irritation is severe and accompanied by a burning sensation and swelling, you may have been targeted by Southern California’s most dangerous spider, the black widow.

Steps to Take Following a Bite

Most spider bites are harmless, and can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication. If you know or suspect that you have been bitten by a black widow or brown widow, however, you should seek professional medical attention immediately. If you are able to track down and capture the spider that bit you, bring it with you to the emergency care center. Once you have been treated, hire a pest control professional to inspect and treat your home and mitigate your spider problem.

Spiders to Watch Out For

Southern California has long been home to a thriving black widow population, and a less dangerous but still venomous relative of this spider has recently appeared in large numbers. Lighter in color than the black widow, the brown widow has long legs and the females can be recognized by the presence of a yellow hourglass on the abdomen.

If you would like to eliminate your property’s spider population and protect your home from future arachnid invasions, Payne Pest Management can help. To arrange to have a team of experienced pest control professionals visit your Orange County or Los Angeles County home or business, call (949) 450-9955!

How Payne Pest Management Can Help You with Dry Rot Termites

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Dry rot is a structural problem that homeowners should avoid at all costs. Left untreated, dry rot can create safety hazards and result in thousands of dollars worth of damage. If your Orange County home or business building falls victim to this unsightly problem, your local termite control professional will know exactly what to do to restore it to its original state. To learn more about dry rot and how Payne Pest Management can provide you with the dry rot solution you need, continue reading this article.

What is Dry Rot?

Dry rot spores are all around us, all the time, just waiting for the right conditions to present themselves. All these spores need to survive is water, air, and a food source (i.e. your home’s foundation). Signs of dry rot include brittle, chipped, or cracked wood. A closer look is likely to reveal mushroom-like growth or mycelium growth, which is white and fluffy in appearance. Dry rot reduces the integrity of the wood it attacks and creates an ideal atmosphere for the growth of mold and mildew, which can pose further concerns.

How is Dry Rot Alleviated?

The only way to effectively treat dry rot is to remove and replace damaged wood. Wood that has been exposed to dry rot but has not yet been damaged should be specially treated to protect it against future fry dry rot damage.

The Importance of Quality Wood Damage Repair

When infected wood is not treated properly, it is susceptible to additional dry rot damage. Because of its dampness, dry rot damaged wood is attractive to termites. A wood treatment professional with pest control experience can simultaneously repair your home’s wood and inspect it for termites.

Is your Orange County home or office building in need of wood damage repairs as a result of a recent dry rot affliction? To learn more about how Payne Pest Management can help, call (949) 450-9955. One of our termite control and wood repair specialists will be happy to come survey your home today!

Your Fumigation FAQs, Answered

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Whole-house fumigation is the most effective way to ensure that every last termite on your property is taken care of. If you are curious to learn more about termite fumigation and how it will affect your Orange County home and family, this Q&A discussion may have the answers you are looking for.

How do I prepare my home for fumigation?

Your pest control professional will talk you through the site preparation process, but it is not as involved as you may think. You will have to leave your home, and you will need to take any pets you want to keep safe with you. However, the vast majority of goods in your home will be just fine left as they are.

What happens during pest control fumigation?

During fumigation, your home will be covered with a tent made of vinyl and nylon that is designed to keep the termiticide used from escaping. The heavy concentration of gas and prolonged exposure the termites on your property face ensures that the treatment will be lethal to all of them.

How long do I have to leave my home?

When Payne Pest Management fumigates a home for termites, homeowners typically have to leave for about three days.

Are there alternatives to fumigation?

Because drywood termites live in the wood on which they feed, it is very difficult to find and treat all of them with spot treatments. For this reason, fumigation is recommended to homeowners who wish to eradicate all termites from their property.

For how long will fumigation treatment be effective?

Fumigation will effectively annihilate the termite population currently on your property; but if long-term protection is what you are looking for, you should speak with your pest control professional about a warranty plan.

Is your Orange County or Los Angeles County home slowly being consumed by drywood termites? If so, a professionally administered fumigation treatment is your most efficient route to a termite free home. To learn more about the highly effective fumigation treatments offered by Payne Pest Management, call (949) 450-9955!

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