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How to Rodent-Proof Your House This Summer

Discovering that your home has rodents can be a true nightmare. In addition to being a shocking sight, rodents can also cause physical damage to your home and pose a serious health risk to you and your family. Here are some tips that can help you rodent-proof your house this summer.

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Block Access

Although rodents can grow quite large, they can fit through very small spaces. This means that you have to be particularly careful when inspecting the outside of your home. Even small holes around electrical or gas cables can be enough space for rodents to squeeze through. In order to prevent rodents from entering your home, have these holes around your home filled as soon as possible. Without the proper training and experience it can be hard to spot potential entry-points, so it is generally better to rely on a pest management professional.

Keep Your Home and Yard Clean

One of the most effective prevention techniques to keep rodents off your property is simply to keep the area in and around your home clean. Letting trash pile up around your home is an invitation for rodents and other pests.

Have Your Home Inspected Regularly

At the end of the day there is simply no substitute for having a professional inspect and treat your home. Pest management professionals understand how rodents generally enter homes and can identify the signs of a rodent infestation. A pest management professional can help you identify and block any potential entry-points around your home.

Don’t let rodents ruin your summer. By practicing a few effective prevention techniques, you can protect your home and your family from rodents of all types. If you want to learn more about how to rodent-proof your home this summer, call Payne Pest Management at (949) 450-9955.

A Guide for Protecting Your Home Against Cockroaches

No homeowner wants to see cockroaches in their home. Fortunately, by taking the right precautions you can help prevent cockroaches from entering your home in the first place. Here is a guide for protecting your home against cockroaches.

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Keep Your Home Clean

Cockroaches are attracted to things like moisture, food, and warmth. When you fail to clean your home regularly, you can end up creating the perfect conditions for a cockroach infestation. Keeping your home clean means ensuring that your sink is free of dirty dishes, clearing food particles from any counters, and regularly removing your trash from your house. This is especially important during the hot summer months. Another useful tip is simply to keep your trashcan away from your home. When you dispose of food particles in your trashcan, it is sure to attract cockroaches. Keeping your trashcan a fair distance away from your home can help prevent cockroaches from entering your home.

Invest in Pest Management

Unfortunately, keeping your home clean is by no means guaranteed to keep your home cockroach free. Investing in pest management can give your home the final layer of protection it needs to keep your property cockroach free. Pest management professionals understand how cockroaches operate and therefore are equipped with the knowledge and expertise necessary to keep them out of your home. Regular treatments, when coupled with prevention habits like regular cleaning, are the best way to prevent infestation.

When you see one cockroach, chances are that more are on the way. If you want to learn more about how to protect your home against cockroaches, call Payne Pest Management at (949) 450-9955. Serving both residential and commercial properties, our pest control professionals have the training and expertise to help you keep your home cockroach free this summer.

The Importance of Managing a Bee Infestation Early

Regardless of the kind of infestation, the key to successful elimination is early treatment. By letting even a small infestation develop, you run the risk of serious problems down the road.

In this video, you will learn the importance of managing a bee infestation early. Although many of us have experienced a bee sting, having a beehive on your property is an altogether more serious problem. A single hive can contain thousands of bees. For this reason, it is imperative to have a pest management professional deal with a beehive immediately after it is spotted.

To learn more about our pest management services, call Payne Pest Management at (949) 450-9955.

The Process of a Bee Hive Formation

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Although bees generally don’t interact with humans, the eaves of your roof can make a tempting site for a bee scout. One day you’re dealing with one bee and the next you’ve got an entire swarm, but how does it all work? Read on to find out:

Bee hives take a while to actually build, but the bees themselves migrate en masse once a scout finds a suitable location for a new hive—usually a semi-enclosed rock or tree crevice. These scouts then retrieve the rest of the colony. The worker bees store as much honey as possible in their stomachs and then swarm to the new location with the queen. Workers surround the queen and begin the process of making new honeycombs by chewing the honey into beeswax. They then collect a substance called propolis from saplings to further reinforce and protect the new hive.

It can be hard to avoid the hive when it’s next to your home, but we here at Payne Pest Management have the expertise to handle all of your pest problems professionally and cost-effectively. Visit us online to learn more about our Orange County pest control services, or call (949) 450-9955 today.

Tips for Pest-Proofing Your Home this Summer

Plenty of seasonal pests want to take advantage of your cool home in the warm weather, and without preventative measures you could be overrun by crickets, spiders, mosquitoes, and other insects in no time. Below are a few tips for keeping your home safe from pests this summer:

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Seal Cracks and Openings.

Eliminate any possible sources of insect entry both inside and outside. Examine your doors or windows for any cracks or signs of poor seals and repair them as necessary. Also walk around the perimeter of your home and seal any wall cracks or decayed wood that could invite termite or carpenter ant colonies. Pay special attention to any plumbing outlets.

Eliminate Moisture.

If you’ve have a constant puddle near your home due to a leaky spigot or an air conditioner drain pipe, then now is the time to take care of it. Various colony insects such as termites, ants, and bees all need access to a constant source of moisture to survive, and even a small puddle can act as a beacon during the hot summer months. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, and they can swarm your porch and transmit various diseases (including the West Nile virus).

Keep the Perimeter of Your House Clear.

You can’t get rid of pests in your yard, but you can discourage insects from getting close to your walls. A small barrier with pea gravel may be all the prevention you need. If you don’t like the thought of uprooting any current foliage, them trim bushes and shrubs away from the home and consider using some types of plants to discourage insects. Also take care of any nearby log piles or mulch.

Once pests do get into your home, they can quickly proliferate and damage your property and food. Payne Pest Management has been helping home and business owners keep their property secure from insects and rodents for over 35 years. Visit us online to see our current pest control specials in Orange County and call (949) 450-9955 to receive a free professional estimate.

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