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4 Facts About Roaches You Didn't Know


Pest control companies are regularly called in to help homeowners to deal with a cockroach infestation. Despite their less appealing attributes, cockroaches are fascinating creatures. Read on to learn more about why these creatures are such persistent pests.

  1. Champion Survival Skills: Cockroaches are built to survive in any environment. In fact, roaches are capable of surviving without water for half a month and without food for more than four weeks. Cockroaches can even survive for lengthy periods without a head! Roaches are also long-term survivors—the insect invaders have existed on this planet for millions of years.
  2. Nocturnal Behavior: These pests are typically only active during the nighttime. This sleeping pattern allows the pests to search for food and shelter undetected by predators and humans. During the day, cockroaches search for hiding spots behind kitchen appliances and under floorboards. These darkened areas provide the warmth and security that cockroaches need to rest soundly.
  3. Tiny Habitats: Roaches can fit through extremely tiny spaces and this ability allows them to be very effective infiltrators. A full-grown insect can squeeze their body into spaces as tiny as the width of a quarter. Cockroaches could also be hiding in numerous spots around your home, so count on a pest control company to find and remove these hidden threats.
  4. Plentiful Varieties: There are numerous roach varieties and species that a single homeowner can encounter. In fact, there are thousands of species worldwide and more than 50 located in the United States alone. The most common of these species include the brown-banded cockroach, the American variety, and the German species. Not all cockroaches are pests; some people even keep them as pets! But if you find an unwanted cockroach in your home, it’s time to call a professional pest control service.

Always choose a pest control company that offers effective and green roach removal options. Payne Pest Management can protect your home without hurting the environment. Learn more about our sustainable methods with a call to our Orange County office at (949) 450-9955.

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Pest infestations inside your home can affect your family’s physical and mental well-being, as well as impact the integrity of your home’s infrastructure. Whether it be termites, bed bugs, ants, rodents, or stinging insects, a professional pest control service can treat the problem. If you live in the Orange County area and have a pest problem, call Payne Pest Management at (949) 298-4900 or visit our website for the solution. Check out the following resources to learn more about the pests that can inhabit your home:

  • Bee and wasp stings have the potential to be fatal to those allergic to the insect’s venom. Read this article from the University of California to learn how dangerous bee and wasp stings can be, and how to prevent them.
  • To learn how to check for signs that you may have a bed bug infestation in your home, read this article from Pest World.
  • For everything you would want to know about termite control, read this article provided by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
  • Do you have an ant problem? Learn about their behavior and why you should let a professional handle the problem.
  • Rodents cause a significant amount of property damage and spread disease. Read this resource provided by the EPA to find out how to control a rodent problem and tips for hiring a rodent control professional.

Signs You May Have a Bed Bug Problem


In addition to the obvious health risks they pose, pest control problems can cause severe mental anguish. The thought of bed bugs, minuscule parasitic organisms, feeding on your blood while you sleep is uncomfortable to deal with, yet with the number of infestations on the rise, the thought may become a reality. The odds are that you’ll run into these parasites at some point in your life: One out of five Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or know someone who has.

Look out for these signs of bed bug infestation so you can properly treat the problem by contacting a pest control professional:

Bite Marks

Bed bugs survive by sucking blood from you while you sleep. Their bites are painless, and the itching, redness, and swelling is just a result of your skin’s allergic reaction to their numbing venom. Although bed bug bites are difficult to differentiate from other insect bites, they have a tendency to be lined up in a row.

Dark Red Fecal Stains

Bed bugs excrete waste after they have had their fill of your blood, which will stain your bedsheets or mattress. If you find several dark spots about the size of a small dot concentrated in one area, then you most likely have an infestation.

Physical Sample

The best way to tell if you have a bed bug problem, is if you can find a living specimen. Adult bed bugs are light brown, and will look to you like a moving, oval-shaped dot.

Home-Only Symptoms

Bed bugs are so named because they tend to feed during the night, when their primary food source—you—is typically in bed. If you find that you tend to discover itchy bite marks in the morning, and that they subside as you go about your day away from home, it may be an indication that you have a bed bug problem.

If you discover any of these signs of bed bug infestation in your home, you should contact a pest control professional. Payne Pest Management offers the best pest control services in the Orange County area, and will eradicate your bed bug problem so that you can sleep comfortably. Call us today at (949) 298-4900.

Frequently Asked Fumigation Questions

An infestation of pests and termites in your home may require the use of fumigation. Fumigation involves sealing the environment with rubber tenting, releasing the fumigant and letting it set, then ventilating the space to allow the fumigant to escape. The process will only take 24-48 hours to complete, and you’ll have a pest-free home.

Watch this video for answers to frequently asked questions about fumigation using Vikane fumigant. Learn why you should use this method when trying to sell a home, how your pest control professional targets certain pests, and how you can keep your aquarium pets safe, among other answers to commonly asked fumigation questions.

If you have further questions about fumigation or other pest control problems, contact Payne Pest Management in Orange County at (949) 298-4900. Visit us online today for more information on our services.

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