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.

Termites 101: The Basics

There are two termite groups that pose the most risk to Southern California property owners: drywood and subterranean. Of these, drywood termites are more difficult to detect and eliminate from a property.

To learn more about drywood termites and the steps you can take to protect your home or commercial building from their hungry wrath, check out this brief video clip. Whereas subterranean termites nest underground and travel up to ground level for feeding, drywood termites live and feed in roof rafters and building walls.

Are you a Southern California resident who is looking to have your home or business inspected and treated for drywood termites? Offering whole house fumigation, Payne Pest Management is here for you. To learn more about our termite control services and the benefits they can provide you with, call (949) 450-9955!

Want To Know More About Your Pest Management Options?

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Have our recent blog posts left you with a desire to learn more about termites, spiders, ants, and mice? After you have explored the following resources, you will be better equipped to identify a pest control problem in your Orange County home. Once you do identify a critter problem, you will want to bring in the pros. To speak with a knowledgeable and experienced pest control professional in Van Nuys, call Payne Pest Management at (949) 450-9955!

Signs That You May Have a Mice Problem in Your Home

Group of mice walking in a luxury old-fashioned room

Pellet-shaped droppings, gnaw marks, and movement as soon as you enter a room are all signs that rodents are living in your home. Rodents cause much more than structural damage to a home. These pests also carry dangerous diseases. Keep your eyes out for the following signs that mice are living in your home to protect yourself and your home:

Mouse Droppings

Dark and moist when freshly laid, mouse droppings tend to be pellet-shaped and roughly the size of grains of rice. Older droppings are lighter in color and crumble easily.

Gnaw Marks

Mice will chew on anything. Check your walls, wooden furniture, and even plastic wares for chew or gnaw marks, and call a pest control professional if you detect any teeth marks.


When it comes to nest building, mice can be resourceful. If you discover piles of grass, fabric, and shredded paper that you did not create, you may have stumbled upon a mice nest.


If you hear rustling or squeaking noises that sound like they are coming from above you or inside your walls, do not dismiss them as nighttime delusions. Mice are nocturnal, and attics and crawl spaces are two of their favorite places to take up residence.

Strange Smells

Mouse problems are often accompanied by musky, unpleasant odors that are not typically found in a home. The more mice you have in your home, the stronger the smell will be.

Once you have detected rodents in your home, call your local pest control professional and let an experienced team handle the vermin from there. Proudly serving all of Orange County, Payne Pest Management will thoroughly rid your home of rodent invaders. To speak with an experienced member of our team, call (949) 450-9955 today!

How Many Types of Ants Are There?

In spite of their relatively small size, ants exist in such large numbers that there is more cumulative ant weight on this earth than there is human weight. If you are interested in learning more about ants and their numbers, check out this educational video clip.

With more than 10,000 species of ant on the planet, several of which can be found in Southern California, it is important to identify the type of ant that has invaded your property before you start carrying out a treatment plan.

At Payne Pest Management in Van Nuys, we are equipped to treat ant problems throughout Orange County and the Los Angeles area. To arrange to have the proper treatment method carried out on your property, call (949) 450-9955 to speak with an experienced pest control professional today!

Why Should You Get Your Bird Problem Taken Care Of?


Some birds are beautiful, and most birds can be interesting to observe. Unless you want to invite birds to spread diseases and damage your property value, however, birds are best observed from a distance. To learn more about the nuisances that avian pests can create on your Orange County residential or commercial property, continue reading this article.

Health Hazards

Despite their comparative attractiveness, birds are actually more likely to impact your health than most other pests. While the majority of the bacteria that birds expose humans to are harmless, exposure to pigeon droppings and excrement from other birds can cause humans to develop some pretty nasty illnesses. Histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and avian flu are examples of the diseases that can be transmitted from birds to people. When you choose to solve your bird problem, it is important to thoroughly clean your home or business of bird droppings, as they are responsible for the spread of most illnesses transmitted from birds to household pets and humans.

Property Damage

Birds that nest on your property can cause damage to your home’s exterior and landscaping. In addition to making nests wherever they please, the birds on your property will expel droppings that can corrode most building materials, including concrete and steel. To avoid having to pay for thorough cleaning and repairs, hire a pest control professional to bird-proof your home or business.

The Larger the Population, the Greater the Problem

If your home or business becomes a breeding ground for birds seemingly overnight, then it is imperative that you contact a pest control professional to take care of your bird problem. The more severe the infestation, the greater the likelihood that bird droppings contaminated with harmful bacteria are on your property.

If you are an Orange County homeowner who has had enough from the woodpeckers and pigeons that have invaded your property, do not wait any longer to have these birds removed from your property and your life. Call Payne Pest Management at (949) 450-9955 today to speak with a pest control professional about our bird management solutions.

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