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Synergy Jackson Pest Control: Answering Your Questions May 7, 2021

How do you get rid of carpet beetles and what are carpet beetles?

One of the most common pests of closets, bedrooms and offices in the home are varied carpet beetles. Laying up to 100 eggs at a time, carpet beetle infestations can quickly grow out of control. It is the carpet beetle larvae that damages household items by feeding on items such as wool and paper. Carpet beetles are very small with oval, multi-colored bodies. There are a number of options to get rid of carpet beetles. Removing items that carpet beetle larvae are feeding on is a great first step along with proper sanitation After that the application of liquid and dust insecticides, diatomaceous earth, and sticky traps can help control or get rid of carpet beetles.

What scent or repellent will keep mice and rats away?

The simple answer is if mice or rats are trying to get into your home for a reason, scents or repellents will not be very effective keeping them out. Reasons for rodents invading homes include: need for water, need for food, and the need for shelter. Eliminating food and moisture sources that attracts rodents to your home in the first place is a great first step. Structural repairs to repair areas where rodents may be getting into your home is also important. Scents or repellents that have been used attempting to keep mice and rats away include: peppermint oil, mothballs, and ultrasonic repellers. The evidence doesn’t support effectiveness of any of these methods. Cats, on the other hand, can be very effective getting rid of mice.

How do you kill horseflies and prevent horsefly bites?

Horse flies are aggressive and have a painful bite. Only the female horsefly bites and the bites are painful because they tear the skin, instead of just piercing the skin. Reactions to horsefly bites are typically seen as large red whelps. The best method for getting rid of horseflies is the application of liquid insecticides through a mistblower to the exterior of your home, lawn, and landscaped areas.

What is the best fruit fly diy or homemade trap?

Fruit fly traps can be effective managing fruit fly infestations in the home while you correct the sanitation issue attracting fruit flies in the first place. Eliminating the food source or breeding site is the permanent solution to getting rid of fruit flies. Fruit flies breed in organic matter such as rotting fruit, garbage, and drains. Popular DIY or homemade fruit fly traps include jar traps or dish traps with apple cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap. Sticky traps are also effective managing fruit flies. Fruit fly traps can also be purchased at local home improvement stores and include: Terro fruit fly traps, Vector fruit fly traps, and Advantage fly traps. Insecticides with insect growth regulators to disrupt breeding can also be used in either dust or liquid formulations.

How do you get rid of mosquitoes? Kill mosquitoes quickly?

Mosquito bites and mosquito diseases are just two of the reasons to get rid of mosquitoes quickly around your home. Mosquitoes have become more difficult to control as they adapt and become resistant to some of the older and more commonly used insecticides. The critical first step to controlling mosquitoes around your home is to eliminate sources of mosquito breeding. This includes cutting back overgrown shrubbery and removing areas of standing water. Staying indoors during peak mosquito times(early morning and early evening) can also help. After that, there are a number of options to control mosquitoes. Applications of liquid insecticides to landscape and lawn areas can be effective if done every 3-4 weeks. Mosquito dunks applied to areas of standing water can reduce mosquito breeding. Finally, the use of DEET-containing mosquito repellent sprays can help prevent or reduce your chances of being bitten by mosquitoes.

What are earwigs or pincher bugs?

Earwigs are common pests in Mississippi both outdoors and indoors in kitchens and bathrooms. Earwigs are dark brown insects with large pinchers on the rear of their bodies. These pinchers are used for capturing prey and defending themselves. Earwigs are commonly found in damp environments. To get rid of earwigs inside your home first eliminate the source of moisture. After the moisture problem has been corrected, earwigs will be less attracted to the inside of your home. Applications of liquid insecticides can also help control earwigs.

What to do about ticks on dogs? How to remove ticks from dogs?

Tick season in Mississippi begins with warmer spring temps and runs through the summer. Ticks can transmit a number of diseases so finding ticks on your pets or on yourself requires immediate action. Removing the tick is your first priority. The best method for removing ticks is using tweezers to grasp the head of the tick as close to the skin as possible. Preventing ticks and fleas in your yard is fairly simple. The regular application of granular insecticides to the lawn and landscape can help prevent future tick bites and tick infestations. If you’re looking for the right team to handle the issue for you, Synergy² is here to help. We provide trusted services throughout the area, so contact us for the best pest control services around. Feel free to read more about us and decide if Synergy² is the right company for you.  We have over 270 Five-Star Google reviews for pest control service in the Jackson metro area (Jackson/Madison/Brandon/Ridgeland). Check out our newest location reviews for pest control service in Jackson, MS here at Synergy² Jackson Pest Control!

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