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.

What You Need to Know about Bed Bugs

Bed bugs cause homeowners a variety of issues. Because they are difficult to spot initially, you may not realize you have an infestation until it’s well-advanced. Understanding how these creatures live and behave is the key to spotting them early on.

Appearance and Habits

Bed bugs are roughly oval-shaped, reddish brown, and flattened, wider at their back ends than the front. They’re less than a one-quarter inch in length, which can make them hard to spot in small numbers. Additionally, their nocturnal preferences mean that people often don’t know that they are present until it is too late. Bed bugs prefer human hosts, and their mouthparts are designed to prick the skin in such a way that a sleeper doesn’t often notice the bite. They can go without food for more than a year as adults, making them disturbingly resilient creatures.

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Typical Locations

As their name suggests, bed bugs typically congregate where their human hosts sleep. During the day, they hide in the folds and crevices of a mattress and bed frame. They invade any home or building, regardless of its cleanliness. Detecting an infestation is usually done by finding their leavings—egg casings, excrement, and shed skins from nymphs, though these are often extremely tiny. Often, spots of blood after a bed bug has bitten a human host can be found on bed sheets, which is an indicator of their presence.

If you suspect or have confirmed that you have a bed bug infestation, your next step should be to contact your pest control service right away. Bed bugs can leave eggs almost anywhere, so removing furniture is not enough, especially for an advanced infestation. Contact Payne Pest Management at (818) 574-7889 and let us solve any bed bug problems. Visit our website for more details on our pest control services.

Pest101: How to Select a Pest Professional

Choosing a professional pest control company is important for the protection of your home and family from unwanted pests. This video provides a few tips to help you pick the best pest control company for your needs.

In this video, you can see why choosing a licensed pest professional that is a member of a national organization offers the greatest benefit to your home. These professionals are regulated and educated, so you know your pest problems will be handled well. References and referrals can identify quality companies. It’s also best to choose value over price, as expertise outmatches low prices any day.

Contact Payne Pest Management at (818) 574-7889 to learn about our company, or visit us online to explore our qualifications today!

Fumigations: A Basic Guide

Fumigation is a pest control tool used to combat and eliminate pests by releasing a lethal gas in the area of the infestation. Generally, exterminators use fumigation to address larger infestations of pests such as termites or bed bugs.

What is Fumigation?

Fumigation is a large measure that is undertaken when a home has an extensive infestation that cannot be eliminated by other means. Hidden or inaccessible infestations of termites and bed bugs are often treated with fumigation, because the fumigants can penetrate affected areas that other methods of pest control cannot reach. For subterranean termites, fumigation is often used in addition to other measures to ensure total extermination. Your pest control company can answer any questions and address concerns you may have regarding fumigation.

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How Should You Prepare for Fumigation?

Though structural fumigants are odorless, additives or companion gases are used in conjunction with the pest control gases during the operation to keep people safe. During fumigation, all persons, pets, plants, and unsealed food should be removed from the area being treated. When an exterminator prepares to fumigate a home, he or she will seal the area to be treated thoroughly so the fumigants do not spread to other structures or areas. This also helps concentrate the fumigants in the problem region for maximum effectiveness.

After Fumigation

When fumigation has been completed by the pest control agent, the home must be checked to ensure it is safe for re-entry. Fumigation is highly regulated in California, and only licensed pest control companies with extensive training are allowed to use fumigants.

Payne Pest Management offers full-service pest control, including fumigation for persistent infestations. Contact us at (818) 574-7889 or visit our website to schedule a consultation. We can help your home become pest-free with our range of treatments.

Here's Some Extra Links to Answer Your Pest Control Questions

Do you want to learn more about the presence of termites in the Los Angeles area or finding the perfect pest control company? If so, the following resources may be of interest to you. To arrange to have your Southern California home inspected or treated for pests, call Payne Pest Management at (818) 574-7889 today.

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  • Read about different types of termites and termite fumigation methods on this County of Los Angeles webpage.
  • Visit the Pest Control Operators of California website for tips on selecting a pest control company.
  • Learn about what Payne Pest Management does and what they have to offer at our website.
  • For termite management tips and a description of the termite life cycle, check out this University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources publication.
  • At PestWorld.org, you can find some great advice for finding a good pest control professional.

Learn More About Payne Pest Management

Every homeowner wants to keep his or her home pest-free. In order to make this desire a reality, a homeowner simply has to hire a skilled and experienced pest control professional. To learn more about what a reputable pest control company can do for your home, check out this brief video interview.

In the video, Willie Payne, the founder and president of Payne Pest Management, discusses his pest control background and his business operations. After hearing more about his company, you won’t want to hire anyone else to handle your pest control needs.

Call Payne Pest Management at (818) 574-7889 today to learn more about our services.

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Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed