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Synergy Answers Your Top Pest Control Questions- June 12, 2021

How To Tell If a Spider is Poisonous in Mississippi?

The most common poisonous or venomous spiders in Mississippi include the Black Widow spider, Brown Recluse, Brown Widow spider, and Hobo spider.  The Black Widow is easily identifiable by its shiny black body and distinctive red or orange hourglass on its abdomen.  The Brown Recluse, also called Fiddleback spider, often has a violin shaped marking on its thorax.  Hobo spiders are less distinctive and can look like many common house spiders.

Fortunately, most dangerous spiders in Mississippi and the Southeastern U.S. and not very aggressive and will only bite when threatened.  Insecticides in dust or liquid formulations are effective in controlling spiders, including dangerous spiders.

How can I kill rats instantly in my Mississippi home?

Having a rat infestation in your home can be alarming.  Based on rats’ ability to rapidly produce young, getting control of a rat infestation in your home quickly is advised.  To kill rats instantly, there are really only two options: rat poison and rat traps.  For the average homeowner, rat traps are recommended.  Rat poisons are extremely dangerous if not handled properly and can cause accidental poisonings of humans and non-target animals.  Rat poisons should always be placed in locked rat bait boxes.

Rat traps are an effective and safe option for homeowners.  The most common rat traps include: rat snap traps, rat glue traps, rat live traps, and rat electric traps.  For traps that require bait, consider bacon, cereals, meats, fruits, vegetables, and peanut butter.

How to identify squirrel poop, rat poop, and chipmunk poop?

Finding poop or scat from an animal in your home can be disconcerting.  The most critical step to solving your wildlife problem is determining what type of animal is inside your home, possibly building a nest for its young.  Poop or droppings are a great way to determine what type of pest issue you have.

Squirrel poop is similar to rat poop and can be easily mistaken.  Squirrel droppings, though, are rounded on the ends with droppings that lighten over time.  Rat dropping are thick and oblong with pointed ends.  Rat droppings remain dark in color regardless of age.  Chipmunk poop is oblong like rat poop but much smaller in size(similar to mouse poop).  Chipmunk poop hardens and becomes brittle over time.

What Are Cicadas and do Cicadas bite?

Cicadas hatch in enormous numbers every 17 years; however, cicadas are harmless to humans.  What is disturbing is the loud noises that they make.  The noises are mating calls to reproduce.

Getting rid of cicadas is usually not necessary as they do not harm anything.  Insecticides can kill cicadas but due to their short lifespan, are not recommended.  To get rid of cicadas on your home, garden plants, or patio furniture, use a hose or blower.

How To Select The Best Exterminator Near Me in Jackson, MS

Selecting the best exterminator to solve or prevent pest problems in your home is essential.  Some exterminators are focused on general pest problems while other exterminators specialize in specific pest control issues like rodents, bats, bed bugs, and mosquitoes.

To select the best exterminator, first research the options for pest control in your local area.  Visit pest control companies’ websites, check Google reviews, and ask neighbors for recommendations.  When requesting a quote for pest services, be prepared to ask specific questions about your pest problem and how that company may solve it.

How do I get rid of little black ants or sugar ants?

Small black ants in the house are often called sugar ants, piss ants, or little black ants.  After determining which type of ant is in your home, aggressive action is needed to make sure the ant infestation does not quickly grow out of control.  Ants are attracted to our homes, especially kitchens and bathrooms, for either food or water.  Proper sanitation to remove the food source and possible repairs to remove the moisture source are critical.

After that, ants can be controlled with a number of insecticides in both liquid and dust forms, along with insect growth regulators.  Also, ant baits specific to the type of ant infestation you have are very effective.

What is the best way to trap raccoons?

Raccoons causing problems around your home and landscape can be difficult to get rid of.  Raccoons can carry rabies so caution is advised if coming in close contact with them.  Raccoons also are carriers of leptospirosis and roundworms.  When raccoons chose to use your home to establish a nest, immediate action is needed.

The most effective way to get rid of raccoons without killing them is the use of live traps.  The bait you choose for the trap is very important.  Raccoons like sweet foods including watermelon, marshmallows, and vegetables.  Other bait options include canned fish, bacon, cat food, and fatty meats.

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!

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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