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Synergy Jackson Pest Control FAQ’s: January 7, 2022

Yellow jacket nest removal?

Removal of yellow jacket nests around the home needs to be done very carefully.  Yellow jackets are extremely aggressive and their stings are quite painful.  Safe removal of yellow jacket nests is the key to preventing their return.

Always attempt removal of yellow jacket nests in the evening.  Yellow jackets are active and aggressive during the day.  Your chances of being stung are much less when yellow jackets have returned to the nest in the evening.  Quick-acting knockdown insecticide sprays, followed up by longer-acting residual liquid or dust insecticides can help kill most of the yellow jackets before removing their nests.

Where do bed bugs come from?

Bed bugs come into our homes in a number of ways.  Usually the first signs of bed bugs in the home are reactions to bed bug bites, bed bug fecal/blood stains on mattresses and sheets, and the presence of dead bed bugs and bed bug skins.  But how did bed bugs get into your home in the first place?

Bed bugs are quite versatile and can get into your home in a number of ways including: clothing, luggage from a recent vacation or business trip, kid’s backpacks from school, purses, and any item placed on soft, upholstered surfaces.

Rat poop vs mouse poop?

Signs of rodent poop inside your home can be disconcerting.  Proper identification of the type of rodent infestation you have is the key to solving it.  Rat poop and mouse poop are two of the most common types of rodent feces to find inside your home.  Distinguishing between the two is essential.

Mouse poop is tiny at 1/8 to 1/4 in size.  It is often dark brown to black in color with thin, pointed ends.  Mouse poop resembles tiny, oblong pellets.  Rat poop is much larger at up to 3/4 inches in length and 1/4 inches thick.  Rat pellets are curved too.  

Killing rats with paracetamol.  Does it work?

Paracetamol, or acetaminophen, is an over-the-counter pain reliever common in many medications used by humans.  Does paracetamol, or Tylenol, kill rats?  Yes, paracetamol can kill rats but they will need to consume a lot of it to work.  To kill rats, rats need to consume up to 5-10 extra strength Tylenol tables per day over several days.

There are other options for killing rats, that does not include poison.  The first is exclusion by insuring there are no holes or structural issues that are allowing rats to enter the home in the first place.  After that removal of rats, without using poison, can be accomplished through the use of traps and glue boards placed in areas of high rat traffic.

How long does a fly live for?

If you are experiencing a fly issue inside your home, a common question is how long do flies live?  Depending on the species, some flies live as few as 3-5 days while others can live up to 60 days.  Getting rid of flies quickly involves several steps, with the most important being sanitation.  Removal of garbage, organic drain matter, dirty dishes, and un-sealed food is a critical first step.

House flies commonly infest homes and can live up to 30 days.  Fruit flies are another common pest inside homes and can live for up to 60 days.  Adult drain flies live up to two weeks.  Flies have the ability to reproduce quickly, so disrupting fly breeding is essential to getting rid of flies quickly.

How to get rid of palmetto bugs?

Are palmetto bugs cockroaches?  Yes, just like the term waterbugs, palmetto bugs is a term used to describe roaches such as the American and Smokybrown cockroach.  These cockroaches are large, darkly colored roaches.

To get rid of palmetto bugs, first remove the source that is attracting them.  Sanitation measures to remove food, water, and moisture is key to limiting palmetto bugs trying to enter your home.  After that insecticide sprays and cockroach baits can be used both indoors and outdoors to reduce the palmetto bug population.

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