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 You Should Get Your Gopher or Mole Problem Taken Care Of By Payne Pest Management

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If you walk out onto your yard one morning to find dug-up soil and small mounds of dirt, it’s likely that you have either a gopher or a mole on your property. While these small, furry animals might not inspire the same instinctive cringe that other pests such as roaches tend to induce, they can still be highly destructive to your property. Here are some reasons to call pest control as soon as you see the first signs of a gopher or a mole:

  • Moles make it extremely difficult to keep a tidy lawn. When they burrow through the soil, they disturb the roots of grass, which can result in trails of dead, brown grass blighting an otherwise green yard. Molehills can also cause severe damage to the blades of mowers. In addition, mole tunnels can attract other pests such as voles and shrews.
     
  • Gophers and moles can both destroy flower beds. While moles don’t often eat flowers, they can dig away the dirt packed around flower roots in order to catch insects and grubs, which cuts the flowers off from the nourishment that allows them to survive. Gophers primarily feed on leaves and roots, which makes them a menace to any garden.
     
  • Moles and gophers can also gnaw through water lines, leaving you with an expensive repair bill. They can also chew on common yard appliances such as garden hoses and sprinkler systems. Failing to have your mole or gopher problem dealt with in a timely manner can result in extensive damage to your yard.

When pests have invaded your Orange County home, it’s time to call the friendly technicians at Payne Pest Management. We provide safe and thorough pest controls for pests ranging from termites to rats to roaches. If you have any questions about common household pests, don’t hesitate to call us today at (949) 450-9955.

Professional pest solutions for our neighbors in Southern California.

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Payne Pest Management provides professional pest solutions for our neighbors in Southern California. We take care of termites, bed bugs, rodents, and countless other pests. Call us today at (949) 450-9955 for quality Orange County pest control
  • Don’t bring back an unexpected souvenir from your vacation. Look to MSNBC.com for tips on avoiding bed bugs in hotels.
  • Avoid the diseases that rodents carry by expelling them from your house. The CDC lets you know how important professional rodent removal is.
  • If you suspect rodents have infiltrated your home, look for the evidence they leave behind. Here is your guide on how to recognize rodent infestations.
  • Did you know that bed bugs are one of the top ten most evil bugs? Read this Time magazine piece to find out why.
  • The termite reproduction process is a highly efficient one. Find out about how thousands of termites can be born in a colony each day by checking out this link to HowStuffWorks.com.

 

Learn More About Common Household Pests

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Unfortunately, pest problems almost always get worse before they get better. Arm yourself with the knowledge to make good pest control decisions by exploring this list of links about pests and pest control. Call us today at (949) 450-9955 for quality pest control in Orange County

  • Make sure the pest control company you call uses pesticides that are safe. Learn more about EPA-approved pesticides by clicking on this link.
  • Safer pesticides are also better for homes with pets. Take a look at this fact sheet on pesticides and pets.
  • Drywood termites are found all over Southern California and the Southwest. Learn how to spot drywood termites from the University of Arizona.
  • Brush up on your termite facts to protect yourself. This link to PestWorld.com has great information.

 

What Is Integrated Pest Management?

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a balanced approach to pest management. It’s unique in the industry because it focuses on eliminating the root causes of a pest problem instead of focusing on pesticides as the only solution. It’s really a combination of techniques meant to target the specific problem in a way that respects the customer and his or her property.

An Environmentally Friendly Approach to Pest Management

Some pest control companies take a one-size-fits-all approach to pest management. They might set a few traps here, or spray a lot of pesticides there, and move on to the next house.  IPM takes a different approach, one that considers the nature of the pest, the needs of the home or business, and the people and pets around the property. To do this, controlling the pest comes first instead of picking out a chemical pesticide to use.

Focus on Pest Habitat

Every pest needs a habitat with a few essential features, like food, shelter, and water. Pesticides alone don’t provide a solution to the pest habitat problem—they might kill or discourage certain pests, but when the pesticide wears off, the habitat remains. IPM looks for ways to remove one or more of these elements entirely or block access to them.

Responsible Treatments

If pesticides are needed, IPM takes a balanced and responsible approach to treatments. Only EPA-registered pesticides specifically labeled safe for residences are used in IPM and all treatments are extremely targeted and strategic. This feature is especially useful for those concerned with the health of nearby plants and pets.

Customized Management Programs

Another important part of IPM is the emphasis it puts on the needs of the individual customer and home. Customers have the option of choosing chemical-free and low-toxic solutions when part an individual pest management program. 

Payne Pest Management is your choice for pest management that respects both you and your home. We’re proud to practice integrated pest management for every job we perform in Orange County, including those for eliminating bed bugs, termites, ants, cockroaches, and mice. Give us a call today at (949) 450-9955 for pest management that puts you first.

Tips for Preventing Bed Bugs in Your Home

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Despite the name, bed bugs will live almost anywhere—they just prefer beds because they like to feed on your blood for hours on end. Because bed bugs are difficult to get rid off, the best way to protect yourself from an infestation is through prevention. Be careful when you go on vacation, don’t pick up questionable used furniture, and learn how to spot bed bugs early on to avoid a full-blown bed bug problem.  

Watch Out for Hitchhiking Bed Bugs

Bed bugs don’t discriminate when it comes to hotels either. Five-star resorts and run-down motels are all fair game for these parasites. If you really want to avoid hotel room bed bugs from hitching a ride with you, stick your luggage in the bathroom and perform a bed bug search. Start with the bed. Look behind the head board, along the seams of the mattress, and around the bed in general for clusters of tiny tan or dark reddish spots. If you see bed bugs, change rooms or hotels.

Don’t Pick Up Curbside Furniture

Think twice about picking up free furniture you spot along the street. As mentioned before, bed bugs will live almost anywhere a human rests. That includes upholstered sofas and chairs. Some cities with disproportionate bed bug problems, like New York City, actually require you to label a bed bug-infested mattress as such before placing it on the street.

Call a Professional if You See Bed Bugs

You can prevent bed bug colonies from expanding if you call for help as soon as you spot one. These little parasites are extremely small, so you really have to know what you’re looking for. They’re about the size of a poppy seed but grow a bit after they feed. When they’re stuffed, bed bugs are easier to spot because they change color from a light tan to a deep, dark red. Another sign of bed bugs are tiny spots of dried blood, something they leave behind to make room for more food.

Let Payne Pest Management put your bed bug problem to sleep for good. Our licensed and trained professionals will inspect, detect, treat, and remove bed bugs from your home. For more information about Orange County bed bug removal, give us a call at (949) 450-9955.

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  • Monday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed