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Most Frequently Asked Pest Control Questions: October 2, 2021

What are the types of wasps and how do you get rid of wasp nests?

Stinging pests around the home can be a serious problem, especially for people pre-disposed to hypersensitivity reactions to stings. The most common wasps in the US include the red paper wasp, yellow jacket wasp, velvet ants, ground digger wasp, mud wasps, and hornets.

To get rid of wasps, you need to remove wasp nests. Red paper wasp nests are frequently found around eaves of houses and corners of garages. Hornet nests may be located in the same areas or in trees around the home. Yellow jacket nests and usually ground nests.

What does a Black Widow spider bite look like? Is it poisonous?

Black widow spiders are probably the most feared spider in the United States. Female black widow spiders are easily identified by their black shiny bodies and bright red marking on their abdomen. Male black widow spiders are smaller than females and can be translucent brown in color.

Black widow spiders are not aggressive but will bite if threatened. Deaths from black widow spider bites are extremely rare. These bites can be quite serious though. Damage from black widow venom can be permanent. Pain following a black widow spider bite can become progressively worse. Medical attention following a black widow spider bite is highly recommended.

Tired of Yellow Jacket stings. How do I find Yellow Jacket nests?

Yellow jackets can be very aggressive when defending their nests. Yellow jacket stings can be very painful. To get rid of yellow jackets for good, first identify the location of all yellow jacket nests around your home. Yellow jacket nests can be difficult to find since most are ground-based nests.
Once all yellow jacket nests have been located, treatment of the nests is the next step. Treating yellow jacket nests is difficult while the nest is active and the risk of stings of yellow jackets is quite high. Treat yellow jackets in the evening at least an hour after sunset. Liquid, aerosol, and dust insecticides are best to get rid of yellow jackets and yellow jacket nests.

How do you get rid of stink bugs?

Stink bugs inside of the home can be a major problem. To get rid of stink bugs:
1.the first step is structural. Identify areas of the home where stink bugs may be getting in including broken screens and cracks in siding and bricks.
2.the second step is to identify what may be attracting stink bugs to your home. Exterior lighting is a common attractant for stink bugs
3.the third step to getting rid of stink bugs is the manual removal of stink bugs from the home. Care is needed as stink bugs emit a terrible odor when crushed.
4.the fourth step to getting rid of stink bugs in your home is the application of interior and exterior insecticides in either liquid or dust formulations.

What does a Brown Recluse spider and spider bite look like?

Brown recluse spiders are considered dangerous to humans because of their highly potent venom. Many brown recluse spiders are identifiable based on the violin-shaped pattern on their backs. Brown recluse spiders are light brown to yellow in color with legs extending about 1 inch from their abdomens.

A brown recluse spider bite can be serious and may need to be diagnosed and treated by a healthcare professional. A bite by a brown recluse spider may be painless. The bite site can look similar to that of a bee sting. After a few days the site may start to blister. Infection from a brown recluse spider bite can lead to necrosis of tissues around the bite.

What are silverfish and how do you get rid of silverfish?

Silverfish are strange looking insects covered in silver gray scales that move with a fish-like motion. Silverfish are not dangerous and do not bite. Silverfish eat household items that contain polysaccharides like dextrin. Their diet also includes starches in adhesives.
Silverfish have been known to eat book bindings, clothing, wallpaper, plaster, glue, paint, and carpet.

There are three steps to get rid of silverfish:
1.First, remove solve the moisture problem and/or install a dehumidifier
2.Second, remove items(from list above) that attract silverfish. Frequent vacuuming can help too.
3.Third, use insecticide dusts, boric acid, and pyrethrins to kill silverfish

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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Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Pharmacist and Synergy² Pest owner, Barry Pitts, is a long-time Madison, MS resident with a passion for applying advanced scientific pest principles to pest control services in the Jackson metro area.  Combining exceptional customer service with cutting-edge pest control technology allows Synergy² to provide residents of the Jackson metro area with the highest levels of pest control available today.

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