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Synergy Jackson Pest Control: Answering Your Questions December 21, 2020

Do I really need a termite inspection before selling my home in Mississippi?

Most lenders require termite inspections prior to the sale of a home.  If your home has been under a termite contract or bond then your pest company has been conducting annual termite inspections on your home.  The termite inspection form required for real estate transactions is called a Wood Destroying Insect Report or WDIR.

The cost of an inspection by a licensed pest control company to complete a WDIR is usually under $150.00.

For more information on termites and termite inspections, check out our recent blog posts:

Signs Of A Termite Infestation In Your Jackson, MS Home

Trelona Termite Bait System: Cutting-Edge Termite Protection with No Digging and Drilling

What is the best professional rat poison to get rid of rats fast?

A rat infestation in your home can be alarming and frustrating.  Getting rid of rats quickly is not easy.  Let professional rat poison be your last line of defense.  First try different rat traps including snap traps and glue traps.  Also identify and repair points of entry where rats or mice are getting into your home.  If all else fails, use extreme caution when dealing with professional rat poisons.  Rat poisons can do serious harm to humans, pets, and other non-target animals.  

Professional rat poisons include bromethalin, bromadiolone, diphacinone, and cholecalciferol.  Make sure that all rat poisons are contained in locked rodent bait stations so that only rats can access the poison.

Looking for an exterminator for mice and rats?  Check out our rodent control services here.

If I see a baby cockroach, does that mean there are a lot more cockroaches in the walls?

Baby cockroaches can be an indicator of a larger cockroach infestation.  Other signs include the presence of cockroach droppings and cockroach eggs(or ootheca).  If you discover cockroaches in your home, the first step is to accurately identify what type of cockroach it is.  The two most common cockroaches are German roaches and American roaches.  Treatments to effectively exterminate the roaches will vary based on the type of roach it is. 

Check out our recent blog posts for more information on cockroaches and cockroach extermination:

Cockroach Droppings and Cockroach Eggs: How to Identify a Cockroach Infestation in Your Mississippi Home

What Exactly Does a Baby Cockroach Look Like?

What is the best treatment for bed bugs and the best bed bugs spray?

The best treatment for bed bugs often involves several steps:

1.Sanitation-Washing all clothing and bedding in extremely hot water

2.Preparation-Taking apart bed frames, furniture, outlet covers, removing clutter

3.Liquid insecticide treatments that include insect growth regulators to disrupt the bed bug breeding process

4.Application of bio pesticides for resistant bed bugs

Looking for a bed bug exterminator?  Check out our bed bug services here.

 

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What does a Black Widow spider bite look like?

Fortunately, black widow spiders bites are rare.  Black widows are not aggressive unless it is a female protecting her eggs.  Black widows are easily identifiable by the large red hourglass on their backs.  

Black widow spiders venom is about 15 times more intense than that of a rattlesnake.  All bites from Black Widows should be taken very seriously.  The bite may not feel like much more than a pinprick.  If there is swelling afterwards and you can see fang marks, this could be an indicative of a black widow spider bite.

Spiders are great to have around your home to help manage insects.  Like everything else, though, too much of a good thing becomes a problem.  Check out our spider control services here.

Check out our recent blog posts on Black Widows here:

The Black Widow Spider Bite: 11 Important Facts to Know

Black Spider in Your Home? Is It a Black Widow or Something Else?

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

A bite by a Brown Recluse spider can be very serious.  Fortunately, deaths from a Brown Recluse bite are very rare.  The Brown Recluse spider bite may be nearly painless.  Within 48 hours a rash may develop and can progress to necrosis of tissue.  Distinguishing features of a Brown Recluse are the dark brown violin shape on their backs and their necks being close to their thorax.

Check out our recent blog posts on Brown Recluse and other venomous spiders:

The Brown Recluse Spider Bite: A Guide on Symptoms and Prevention

Brown Recluse Spider Bite Guide: Treatment, and Where to Go From Here

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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