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There are a lot of ways that pests and insects can find their way into your home, but during the wintertime you might actually be the one bringing them inside. Many insects feed on or find shelter in wood, which may be the same wood you bring in to build a roaring fire in the fireplace. To prevent insects in your firewood, store it off the ground and cover it to keep out moisture. The drier the wood, the less hospitable it is to most insects. And never spray your firewood with pesticides. Some species aren’t affected by surface treatments, but burning logs that have been sprayed with chemicals can certainly affect you and your family.
If insects are a problem around your home, contact the pest control experts at Payne Pest Management. Serving the entire Orange County area, Payne Pest Management can keep your property insect-free all year round. Visit our website or call us at (877) 365-5629 to learn more about our pest control services.
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If you or someone in your family suffers from acute asthma attacks and you have already ruled out pollen, dust, and animal dander, you could have an allergic reaction to cockroaches. Cockroach saliva, droppings, and decomposing bodies contain allergen proteins that can trigger allergic reactions, including asthma attacks. To learn more about cockroach allergies, watch this short video clip from PestWorld.org.
Cockroaches can be hard to eliminate on your own. Fortunately, the pest control experts at Payne Pest Management have years of experience treating cockroach infestations and can clear your home in no time. We recommend signing up for monthly pest control visits to make sure that your home stays cockroach free. If you have questions about cockroach allergies or our pest control services in Orange County, contact us online or call us at (877) 365-5629.
Last updated 7 days ago
Odorous house ants (Tapinoma sessile) range in size from one-sixteenth of an inch to one-eighth of an inch long. In other words, they can be incredibly hard to see—but they are remarkably easy to smell. The odorous house ant gets its name from the strong, rotten coconut-like smell it gives off when crushed. This means that you will have to use a less forceful approach to terminating odour house ants in your home. While you wait for your pest control expert to arrive, here is a closer look at odorous house ants and how to prevent them from entering your home.
Habitat and Habits
Outside, odorous ants are often found in exposed soil or under stacks of firewood and other organic debris. Indoors, these house ants typically nest near moisture sources such as hot water pipes, heaters, leaky faucets, and inside wood damaged by termites. Odorous house ants like to eat sweets, and for some reason are particularly fond of honeydew.
The good news is that odorous house ants do not pose any serious public health threats. However, these tiny pests can contaminate food. There is also the possibility of experiencing minor allergic reactions in response to odorous ant bites. Although odorous house ants are not especially dangerous, they should be contained and eliminated as soon as possible.
Odorous Ant Prevention
Because odorous house ants are attracted to moisture, try to eliminate standing water outside of your home. You should also keep tree branches and other plants cut back from your home, as odorous ants can use these branches to get into your home. It is also a good idea to keep firewood and building materials at least 20 feet from your home.
Odorous house ants are trouble. To eliminate these and other pests, contact Payne Pest Management. We are proud to be one of the most trusted pest control companies in Orange County. Visit our website to learn more about our pest control services, or call us at (877) 365-5629 to schedule a pest control service for your home or business.
Last updated 10 days ago
Silverfish are incredibly small, typically no longer than 3/4th of an inch. But just because they are small doesn’t mean that they can’t be a big nuisance around your home. Your local pest control expert knows how to treat a silverfish problem, so don’t hesitate to call in a professional if you spot these tiny insects around your home. Read on to learn more about the silverfish and why you shouldn’t underestimate these small pests.
As their name implies, silverfish have a metallic appearance and a fish-like shape. These six-legged insects are very small, and very rarely do they grow to be more than one inch in length. Silverfish do not have wings, but they are able to run fast and tend to hide their presence from humans. Between their size and secretiveness, silverfish can be very hard to detect.
Silverfish are found throughout the United States. They are typically seen in moist, humid areas of the home. This means you can often find silverfish in bathrooms, basements, and attics. Because silverfish can reproduce quickly, even seeing one or two in your home could mean that there are hundreds or even thousands more hidden out of sight.
Although silverfish can live for up to a year without food, they prefer to feed whenever a meal is available. Silverfish feed on many household items, including paper items, glue, clothing, and food items such as flour and rolled oats. Silverfish can contaminate food and damage paper goods such as wallpaper and books, so contact a pest control expert at the first sign of silverfish in your home.
Silverfish don’t stand a chance against the pest control experts at Payne Pest Management, Inc. We provide pest management services to commercial and residential properties in Orange County and the surrounding areas. If you have questions about our pest control services, contact us online or call us at (877) 365-5629.
Last updated 14 days ago
From the east coast to the west coast and everywhere in between, rats are common in every state in the US. Here in California, rats are particularly troublesome, especially if they enter your home. There are two types of rats found in California: Norway and roof rats. Adult Norway rats are large and robust, typically weighing between 10 and 18 ounces. Roof rats are characterized by their sleek and agile appearance. If you see rats around your home or notice signs of a rat infestation, contact a pest control company as soon as possible. Rats can transmit a number of deadly diseases to human beings, so take steps to remove them from your home.
For the best rodent control in Orange County, contact Payne Pest Management, Inc. With more than 30 years of experience in the pest control industry, we know what it takes to remove rats and other rodents from your home. Contact us online or call us at (877) 362-5629 to learn more about our residential pest control services.