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Pest Q&A Synergy Pest Jackson Mississippi August 9, 2021

How do you get rid of squirrels in the attic?

Squirrels in the attic can become a major problem as they do structural damage to the exterior of your home(fascia board and siding) and interior(chewing through electrical wiring).

Step 1 to getting rid of squirrels is to trap or otherwise make uncomfortable squirrels currently in the attic.  This can be done with live traps and irritating lighting such as the Evictor strobe light.

Step 2 once all squirrels are gone, structural repairs must be made to keep additional squirrels from getting into your home.  Sometimes this requires metal flashing and mesh as squirrels are voracious chewers.

Step 3 is to make your home as inhospitable in squirrels as possible.  Trim all trees and bushes around the home to make it more difficult for squirrels to get to your attic.

For more information on getting rid of squirrels in the attic, visit:

https://synergy2ms.com/squirrels-in-your-attic-how-to-get-rid-of-squirrels-naturally/

Do fruit fly traps work and how do you get rid of fruit flies quickly?

Before investing in fruit fly traps, the critical first step to getting rid of fruit flies quickly is sanitation.  Fruit flies depend on organic matter to live, breed, and multiply.  Once the organic matter is gone, most of the fruit flies will quickly be gone.  Organic matter in drains, garbage disposals, sinks, toilets are just a few areas where fruit flies like to breed.  Also rotten fruit or organic matter in the kitchen and/or garbage cans.

Fruit fly traps made with dish soap and apple cider vinegar can help manage the fruit fly problem while you identify and get rid of the organic matter attracting them.

For more information on fruit fly traps and getting rid of fruit flies quickly visit:

https://synergy2ms.com/this-is-what-to-do-about-a-fruit-fly-and-gnat-problem-inside-your-home/

https://synergy2ms.com/fruit-fly-dont-bother-me-where-do-fruit-flies-come-from/

https://synergy2ms.com/how-to-get-rid-of-fruit-flies/

I’m starting to see baby cockroaches and cockroaches with eggs. Does this mean I have a bigger cockroach problem?

The short answer is yes.  When a cockroach infestations gets to the point where you are seeing a lot of baby cockroaches and cockroaches with eggs, it means cockroaches are breeding in your home.  Based on cockroaches ability to rapidly breed, the infestation can quickly grow of our control.

German roaches are notable in their ability to rapidly breed and infest a home.  If you can identify the roaches in your home as German, aggressive action is recommended including bringing in a pest control company specializing in cockroach extermination.

Check out our recent blog posts below on cockroach extermination:

https://synergy2ms.com/top-10-faqs-on-cockroaches-how-to-get-rid-of-cockroaches/

https://synergy2ms.com/what-exactly-does-a-baby-cockroach-look-like/

https://synergy2ms.com/cockroach-droppings-and-cockroach-eggs-how-to-identify-a-cockroach-infestation-in-your-mississippi-home-2/

I need a wasp exterminator to remove wasp nests at my house. Where do you find the best wasp exterminator?

Getting rid of wasps around your home is not that difficult.  First identify the species of wasp you are dealing with.  Red Paper Wasps, Mud Daubers, and Yellow Jackets are 3 of the most common.  Next locate the wasp nests.  Red paper wasps make honeycombed paper nests usually around the eaves of your home.  Mud Daubers build mud nests on the sides of your home.  Yellow jackets usually build underground nests.

Removing the nests is essential to prevent re-infestation.  For stinging species such as red paper wasps and yellow jackets, remove the nests at night when they are much less active.

Remember, if the wasps don’t pose a threat to you or your family, they are great to have around to manage other insects.  For more information on getting rid of wasps and wasp nests, please visit:

https://synergy2ms.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-hire-a-wasp-exterminator-in-jackson-ms/

https://synergy2ms.com/the-differences-between-wasps-and-hornets-explained/

How do you keep spiders away and what is the best spider repellent?

The best repellent for spiders to keep spiders away from your home is to remove attractions around your home for other insects.  Spiders are around your home to feed on other insects.  Consider keeping exterior lights off when possible, removing areas of clutter and leaves, and keeping shrubs trimmed.

To repel spiders there are a number of essential oils that spiders dislike; however, the spiders need to feed on insects is often greater than its aversion to essential oils: peppermint oil, citronella, cinammon oil, tea tree and lavender.

Check out our other articles on spiders around your home here:

https://synergy2ms.com/6-unusual-spider-repellent-ideas-to-keep-spiders-and-webs-away/

https://synergy2ms.com/black-spider-in-your-home-is-it-a-black-widow-or-something-else/

https://synergy2ms.com/is-a-wolf-spider-bite-poisonous/

How do I find the best mosquito exterminator near me?

Mosquito control in the Mississippi summers is essential if you and your family enjoy spending time outdoors.  Mosquito control can help reduce your family’s exposure to mosquito-borne illnesses and deadly diseases.

How you do find the best mosquito exterminator?

1.Check references and reviews-Google is a great source

2.Ask questions about the type of chemicals they are using.  Mosquito extermination and prevention works best when insect growth regulators and combined with pyrethroid insecticides.

3.Ask for a mosquito prevention tip sheet from your pest company

For more information on mosquito control, check out:

https://synergy2ms.com/8-dangerous-mosquito-diseases-that-can-cause-a-lifetime-of-damage/

https://synergy2ms.com/what-you-should-know-about-types-of-mosquitoes-and-mosquito-lifespan/

What are the top signs of bed bugs and what do bed bugs look like?

Bed bugs signs can be everywhere in the home, just not the bedroom. Signs of a bed bug infestation include:

1.Bites on your skin, typically in a row and may be on the trunk of your body

2.Small blood stains on sheets and clothing

3.Bed bug droppings on mattresses, bedding, ceilings, and carpet.

Bed bugs are tiny red or brown oval-shaped insects that look similar to some types of mites.  They are about the size of an apple seed.

For more information on bed bugs visit:

https://synergy2ms.com/bed-bug-bites-and-other-top-faqs-about-bed-bugs/

https://synergy2ms.com/expert-tips-and-tricks-for-hiring-the-best-bed-bug-exterminator/

https://synergy2ms.com/lets-get-rid-of-bed-bug-myths-get-the-facts/

I’m wondering how to get rid of bats? Where do you find a bat removal service?

Getting rid of bats in your house can be an expensive and time-consuming job.  It is critical to get rid of bats as quickly as possible due to the health consequences of exposure to bat guano.  There are three steps in the bat removal process:

1.Exclusion:  Install bat cones or bat exclusion devices to allow bats to leave the house at night but not be able to return.

2.Home repairs: The points of entry for bats in your home must be repaired; otherwise the bat problem will continue.

3.Sanitation and clean up-Bat guano is messy and dangerous.  Depending on the length of time bats have been in your home it can be a really big problem.

For more information on getting rid of bats in your house and bat removal visit:

https://synergy2ms.com/how-to-get-rid-of-bats-in-the-home/

https://synergy2ms.com/8-factors-behind-bat-removal-cost/

https://synergy2ms.com/bat-crazy-your-ultimate-guide-to-bat-removal-from-attic-storage-spaces/

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