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Synergy Jackson Pest Control Answers Your Questions: September 10, 2021

What is the best mouse trap bait?

Mouse traps are an effective method homeowners can use to get rid of mice without the use of poisons.  The two most common types of mouse traps and snap traps and glue traps.  Most glue traps are pre-baited with a scent attractive to mice.

So how do you select the best mouse trap bait for mouse snap traps?  Type of food or snacks work but also items such as cotton, dental floss or twine mice use to build their nests.  Peanut butter and chocolate are two of the most common foods used to bait mouse traps.  Also consider nuts, seeds, marshmallows, and pet food.

How to get rid of ants in the kitchen?

Ants invading our Mississippi homes is a common occurrence.  To get rid of ants in your home, proper identification of the ant species is key.  Common ants include: little black ants or sugar ants, carpenter ants, fire ants, odorous house ants, Argentine ants, thief ants, crazy ants, and pharaoh’s ants.  

The most common ant to find in the kitchen is little black ants, also called sugar ants.  Ants are attracted to food and waste in our home.  The first step to get rid of ants is sanitation, removing all items that may be attracting ants in the first place.  Next, ant sprays and ant baits when used in combination are highly effective at eliminating the ant problem.

Most common spiders in Mississippi?

Mississippi has a ton of spiders including both poisonous spiders and non-poisonous spiders.  Spiders are great to have around the home as they control a large number of un-wanted insect pests including mosquitoes and midges.  It is when spiders invade our homes that they become a problem. 

The most common poisonous spiders in Mississippi include the black widow spider, brown recluse spider, and wolf spider.  The most common non-poisonous spiders in Mississippi include the jumping spider, hobo spider, cellar spider, and American grass spider.

Wondering how to get rid of bats in the home?

Once bats have entered your home to begin nesting, they are difficult to get rid of.  Bats are a federally protected species so killing them is against the law.  Getting rid of bats quickly in your home requires several steps.

The first step to get rid of bats involves installing one-way bat arms.  One-way bat arms allow bats to safely leave the home with no way to return.  After all bats have left, exclusion is critical. Repair all cracks and crevices(dime size and larger) in siding, brick, and eaves.  Consider adding bat netting in areas where repairs are not an option.

Stinkbugs in the Garden and Home: Kill Stink Bugs Quickly?

Stink bugs are a common outdoor garden pest in the U.S.  Unfortunately, as weather turns colder, stink bugs may try to enter our homes seeking shelter.  Killing or crushing stink bugs can cause a bad odor in your home.  So how do you get rid of stink bugs inside?

Stink bug prevention is best accomplished by exclusion.  Conduct an inspect of all doors and windows making sure door seals and window screens are properly installed.  Next inspect and seal all cracks and crevices in bricks and siding on the home.  

What are palmetto bugs?  Are palmetto bugs roaches?

Palmetto bugs are roaches with the two types of palmetto bugs being American cockroaches and Smokybrown cockroaches.  Palmetto bugs are commonly found in warm, humid climates.  While most Palmetto bugs are found outdoors, some may make it inside your home choosing warm, moist areas to live and breed.

Palmetto bugs are among the largest of cockroach species growing in size up to 1.5 to 2 inches.  They are dark brown or black in color with lighter brown heads.  Palmetto bugs, like many cockroaches, are nocturnal so finding them during the day may be difficult.

What are the top signs of bed bugs?

Bed bugs are a frequent unwanted guest of homes and apartments.  Due to their unique ability to hide and growing resistance to some insecticides, bed bugs can be difficult to get rid of.  Knowing the signs of a bed bug infestation can help you identify a bed bug problem before it grows out of control.

Bed bug signs include: fecal blood spots on mattresses and bedding, shed bed bug skins, bed bug eggs, and a distinctive odor.  Bed bugs reproduce rapidly with female bed bugs producing as many as 300-500 eggs.  To get rid of bed bugs quickly and permanently, professional pest companies specializing in bed bug extermination are often the best choice.

Synergy² Pest Control Jackson MS

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.

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