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    Identifying and Controlling a Flea Infestation

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Fleas are one of the most common pests that infest homes in the Orange County area. In addition to being a nuisance, however, fleas can carry disease-causing bacteria that can make people very sick. For some helpful tips on identifying and a controlling a flea infestation in your house, continue reading.

    Flea Identification
    All species of fleas are very small and do not grow more than one-eighth of an inch long. Typically, fleas are dark in appearance, have brown or rusty-red bodies, and are capable of moving quickly across a surface. Since fleas can sometimes be difficult to spot with the naked eye, the best way to identify them is to check for tiny red bite marks on the skin of animals or people. If bite marks are found, there may be a flea infestation in your home.

    Prevention
    Despite their small size, fleas can be dangerous pests to have around. Along with spreading diseases such as typhus, these pests can infect humans and pets with tapeworms and other parasites. As a result, it is important to prevent from fleas from coming into your house. To do this, simply apply flea-removal drops to your pet’s hair regularly, clean pet-bedding often, and vacuum the house a few times a week. Following these simple steps will keep fleas at bay.

    Treatment
    Even if you actively try to prevent fleas by the following the steps above, an infestation can still occur. If this happens, the best course of action to take is to contact a pest control professional. The exterminator will locate flea nesting areas in your home and spray those areas with a high-quality pesticide. This will rid your house of fleas and allow you to rest easy at night, knowing that fleas will not be biting you or your pets.

    For more information about flea control and prevention, talk to Payne Pest Management. We are located in Orange County and are dedicated to providing our valued customers with dependable and professional pest control and fumigation services. Call us at (877) 365-5629 today to set up an appointment.

    Important Facts About Fumigating for Termites

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Fumigation is one of the most widely used methods for exterminating termites and other pests. Despite this, many homeowners have misconceptions about what fumigation is and why it is used in the place of other pest control practices. In its most basic sense, fumigation is a practice in which Sulfuryl fluroide is released into a house that is sealed off with vinyl tarps. Because the chemicals used in fumigation are toxic, both people and animals need to vacate the house for the amount of time stated by the company handling the fumigation procedure. While fumigation is highly effective, it may need to be used in conjunction with other pest control methods to completely eradicate insects from the home.

    If you would like to learn more about fumigation, contact Payne Pest Management. We can answer all of our questions about fumigation and determine if that treatment option will be best for your pest control problem. To set up an appointment with us, visit our website or call (877) 365-5629.

    Quick Tips for Identifying Pest Birds

    Last updated 21 days ago

    There are a number of different types of pest birds that can cause problems for homeowners, and one of the main challenges of properly getting rid of these birds is identifying them in the first place. To start identifying the birds that are hanging around your house, first find out which birds are common to your area. In most places, rock pigeons and house sparrows are the most common pest birds. Next, purchase a comprehensive bird guide and learn about the habits of the birds in your area, which will enable you to both identify and eradicate them. Finally, buy a pair of quality binoculars so that you can spot problem birds from a distance.

    In the Orange County area, there is no pest control company more qualified than Payne Pest Management. Our highly trained staff provides fumigation, bed bug extermination, and pest bird removal services that are guaranteed to be effective. Find out more about our services by calling (877) 365-5629 today.

    How to Identify a Bed Bug

    Last updated 26 days ago

    For many homeowners, bed bugs are one of the more frightening insects that can get into the home. Although these pests are not dangerous, they do feed on human blood at nighttime, which makes many people feel highly uncomfortable. If you’ve ever wondered if you have bed bugs in your house, you should watch this video for some useful information.

    In this clip, an entomologist discusses some characteristic features that bed bugs have. He explains what bed bugs look like and talks about where they like to hide in homes and hotel rooms. After watching the video, you will be able to identify bed bugs like a professional.

    For bed bug control services in Orange County, schedule an appointment with Payne Pest Management. Contact us at (877) 365-5629 or stop by our website to learn more about our company.

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