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.

Bed Bug Prevention Tips

Bed bugs are tiny parasitic insects that feed on the blood of mammals, especially humans. They prefer to live in warm, dark places and mainly feed at night, when their hosts are asleep—which makes bedding their ideal habitat.

The first step in dealing with bed bugs is to confirm their presence. If you see tiny blood spots on your sheets or shed bug skins, you may have an infestation. Of course, the presence of live or dead insects definitively indicates that you have a bed bug problem. Watch this video to learn how to deal with bed bugs.

If you suspect you have a bed bug infestation or other pest problem in your Orange County home, call Payne Pest Management today at (949) 450-9955. We specialize in termite and bed bug control via fumigations and other pest management strategies.

Click On These Links To Discover More About Pest Prevention And Responding To Insect Stings

Insects such as termites and spiders can cause serious problems around the house. Fortunately, there are some effective of ways of getting rid of these pests, using tenting and other treatment methods. To learn more about these topics, contact Payne Pest Management of Orange County at (949) 450-9955 or click on the helpful links below.

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Common Areas Homeowners Discover Termite Damage

Termites can live inside of a home for years without residents ever knowing, devouring wood and hollowing out walls as the infestation grows and spreads. Read about some of the common areas that homeowners usually discover termite damage so that you can stay vigilant in the fight against termites.  

Termites

Walls

  • One of the most common areas homeowners find termite infestations is inside walls. Termites burrow up from the ground and get into walls through holes and cracks. Once inside, they will eat almost everything, including wooden beams, sheetrock, and insulation. If an infestation is not recognized in time, these pests will cause tremendous damage that can be very expensive to repair.

Exterior Plumbing

  • Termite infestations usually begin around leaky outdoor faucets, since these pests are attracted to moisture. After detecting water buildup near the soil surface, termites will colonize the area and eventually get into the house, causing further problems. Repairing all defective faucets and inspecting the outside of your home for water pooling are some ways to reduce the possibility of termite activity.

Crawlspaces

  • Crawlspaces provide the ideal environment for termites to thrive in: they are dark, humid, and are often used for storing wood and other items. As a result, homeowners will typically find termites located in these areas. Since these pests can easily move from a crawlspace to other areas of the home, you should have your crawlspace inspected at least once a year by a termite control specialist.

Foundations

  • Termites often get into homes through cracks and holes in the home foundation. Consequently, termite damage can commonly be seen in areas directly around foundations, such as low-lying walls, floors, and other places. If you suspect that there are termites in your residence, contact a pest control professional immediately.

For more information about high-quality pest control services in California, contact Payne Pest Management of Orange County. We have decades of experience in pest control and can get rid of your bug problem permanently. Find out why we are one of the fastest-growing exterminators in the country by calling us today at (949) 450-9955.

Preventing Ants in the Home

If you’ve owned your home for a while, chances are you have had a problem or two with ants. These pests come into residences in search of food and seem to come back time and time again. While this can be frustrating, there are a few steps you can take to prevent ants from coming into your house for good.  

This video discusses a few ant-prevention strategies. First, keep sugary foods carefully sealed in containers. Next, make sure there are no crumbs lying around the kitchen. Also, be sure to repair any leaky faucets around the house, as ants will migrate to sinks to find water.

At Payne Pest Management, we specialize in removing ants, termites, bed bugs, and other pests from Orange County properties. Give us a call at (949) 450-9955 today and find out how you can benefit from our exceptional OC pest control services.

How to Respond to Stings from Flying Stinging Insects

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Bees, wasps, and hornets do not bother humans that often. But when these common household pests feel threatened, they can inflict painful stings, causing the skin to become red and swollen. For individuals with allergies, flying insect stings can be life-threatening, requiring immediate medical attention. Here is what you should do after being stung by a flying insect:

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If you are stung by a bee, remove the stinger carefully using a pair of tweezers. Do not attempt to remove the stinger with your fingers, as it could become lodged deeper in your skin. If you are having difficulty with this step of the process, try having another person pull out the stinger for you.

Clean Affected Area

Flying insects, like other pests, can carry infection-causing bacteria. After being stung, make sure that you clean the affected area carefully using antibacterial soap and a dry towel. Following this step regularly for the first day or two after the sting will reduce the chance of infection.

Apply an Ice Pack

The site of the sting will likely become red and inflamed. To reduce the severity of these symptoms, press an ice pack or bag of frozen vegetables on the area for 30 minutes. If the symptoms persist, repeat this step every hour until they begin to subside.

Take Medicine

In most cases, insect stings can be very painful. By taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen according to the bottle’s instructions, you can relieve some of the pain associated with the sting.

Seek Medical Attention

Labored breathing, facial swelling, vomiting, and dizziness are all signs of an allergic reaction. If any of these symptoms are noticed following a flying insect sting, call 911 immediately.

If you have bees, wasps, or hornets in your yard, call the professionals at Payne Pest Management. We exterminate flying insects, bed bugs, termites, and other household pests. Make an appointment with our Orange County office today at (949) 450-9955. You can also learn more about our pest control services by visiting our website.

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