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Synergy Jackson Pest Control FAQs: June 18, 2021

How To Get Rid of Scorpions?

Scorpions are common in areas of the US with high temperatures and dry weather.  In Mississippi, scorpions are usually only found in the Northeast corner of the state.  Scorpion stings are extremely painful and scorpions should be avoided if possible.

Scorpions area attracted to areas of the home and landscape with a source of water.  Eliminating leaks and standing water around the home is a critical first step.  After that, applications of liquid insecticides can help manage or kill scorpions around the home.  Scorpion stings can be deadly, so if stung, medical attention may be required.

What Are Most Common Ticks in Mississippi and how to get rid of ticks?

Deer Ticks, American Dog Ticks, and Blacklegged Ticks are some of the most common ticks in the Southeast.  Getting rid of ticks in your yard, your home, or on your pet is essential.  Ticks carry a number of diseases as vectors for parasites.  The most common disease for which ticks are vectors is Lyme disease.

For ticks on pets(which can also invade your home), manual removal or flea and tick treatments are the best option.  To kill ticks or prevent ticks in your lawn and landscape, consider using liquid and granular insecticides.  These tick treatments need to be repeated every 6-8 weeks during the warm summer months.

Best Rat Poison To Kill Rats Quickly and Safely

Rat poison is very effective in the hands of a professional at getting rid of rats quickly.  Despite its effectiveness, rat poison is also extremely dangerous due to its potential for non-target poisoning of other wildlife, pets, and even humans.  For the average homeowner, rat snap traps and rat glue traps are a much better option when combined with structural repairs to prevent other rats from getting into the home.

For those homeowners who make the decision to use rat poison, it is essential that the poison be contained in locked rat poison bait boxes.  There are numerous effective options for rat poison on the market.  Brand names include Fastrac, Contrac, Terad, Ditract, Talon, and Final.  Another downside to utilizing rat poisons is the risk the rats eat the poison and then die in the walls of your home creating a terrible smell.

Get rid of Bats Quickly in Mississippi? How to remove bats?

Bats are very beneficial to have around your home as they eat a ton of insects, including mosquitoes.  Unfortunately, bats like to nest in attics and under eaves of our homes which can sometimes create a mess.  Bat guano can contain spores of histoplasmosis.  During cleanup of bat guano, the spores can become airborne and infect humans with serious possible consequences.

To get rid of bats, first make sure all bats have been removed from the attic.  Bats are federally protected so killing them is not an option.  One way bat arms will help bats safely leave the attic and prevent them from returning.  Next identify areas of access for the bats and make structural repairs.  After that, enjoy the bats around your home as they take care of all of your flying insect problems!

Mosquito Fogging: Best Option To Get Rid of Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes transmit a number of serious and deadly diseases.  Getting rid of mosquitoes quickly and protecting your family from mosquito-borne illnesses is critical.  To get rid of mosquitoes, first eliminate all areas of standing water around your home.  The areas of standing, stagnant water can also be treated with mosquito dunks to prevent mosquito breeding.

After that, fogging with liquid insecticides and insect growth regulators is an effective method to reduce mosquito populations around the home.  Mist blowers apply low concentrations of insecticides in small droplets across the entire landscape with a focus on bushes, trees, and shrubs.  Mosquito mistblower applications need to be re-applied every 28 days or more often during rainy seasons.

How Did I Get Bed Bugs?

Waking up to bed bugs in the bed or noticing bed bug bites on you is alarming.  Your first question is usually how did I get bed bugs in the first place.  Bed bugs are extremely good travelers.  Bed bugs can come into your home a number of ways including:  kids’ backpack from school, luggage from a recent business trip, purses, recently purchased used furniture, or clothing from a vacation.

Bed bugs are difficult to get rid of due to their ability to hide.  Bed bugs hide in mattress seams, cracks and crevices, furniture, baseboards, curtains, and light switch and outlet covers.  Bed bugs do not usually come out of hiding until they detect CO2.  CO2 is what humans exhale during normal breathing.  The most common time for bed bugs to come out is while we are sleeping, spending hours in our bedrooms.

Horse Flies and Horse Fly Bites: Make Horse Flies Go Away!

Horse flies are among the largest flies we have in Mississippi and are both annoying and aggressive.  What makes horse flies really bad is their bite.  Horse fly bites are quite painful as their bite doesn’t pierce, but tears, the skin.  Like other species, it is the female horse fly that bites to feed on the blood of its victims.

Horse flies are most active during the day and are attracted to movement and warmth.  Getting rid of horse flies can be a challenge.  Applications of insecticides using a mistblower to fog an entire area is often the best option to get rid of horse flies.

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.

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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