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

What does a baby cockroach look like?

The presence of baby cockroaches in your home can be a sign of a growing cockroach infestations.  Cockroaches are prolific breeders, especially American roaches and German roaches.  Female American cockroaches have the ability to produce up to 12 egg capsules, each containing 15 eggs, over a lifetime.  Female German cockroaches have the ability to produce up to 8 egg cases, each containing up to 40 eggs, over a lifetime.

So what do baby cockroaches look like? Baby cockroaches, or nymphs, are just smaller versions of adult cockroaches and have no wings.  Nymph roaches often emerge from egg sacs white in color.  As they mature, baby cockroaches darken in color.

How to identify rat poop?

Proper identification of the type of pest poop in your home is essential in figuring out a plan to get rid of whatever wildlife is invading your home.  Rats, especially roof rats, are one of the most common animals to invade homes and attics.  Rat poop can look similar to other types of pest poop and may be difficult to positively identify.

How to identify rat poop?  Rat poop varies in size with a maximum length of about one inch.  Fresh rat poop is dark in color and shiny.  Roof rat droppings are cylindrical in shape with sharp, pointed ends.

How to find the best pest control near me?

When searching for local pest control a common search term is “best pest control near me.” But once you have a list of pest control companies, how do you know which is the best service.  There are a number of ways you can select the best pest control company in your area.

First, visit the company’s website and learn about the company, services offered, and ownership.  Next, go to the company’s google my business listing and check the number of reviews from its customers.  After that, services such as Nextdoor, Yelp, Homeadvisor, and Porch will have a list of companies as well as rankings.

Where do gnats come from?

Figuring out where gnats suddenly come from inside your home means first figuring out what type of gnat you are dealing with.  The term gnat is used to describe several species of small flying insects including: fungus gnats, fruit flies, drain flies, midges, eye gnats, no-see-ums, and buffalo gnats.   So where do gnats come from?

The three most common gnats that infest our homes are fruit flies, fungus gnats, and drain flies.  Fungus gnats often live and breed in the moist soil of potted plants.  Fruit flies are found around drains, dirty dishes, rotting fruit, and garbage receptacles.  Drain flies live and breed in the moist organic matter in bathroom, tub, and sink drains.

How to know if a spider is poisonous?

Out of the more than 3000 species of spiders in the U.S., only about 200 of these spiders are poisonous.  In Mississippi, that number drops further to about 27 poisonous types of spiders.  Most spiders, including poisonous spiders, are not aggressive and will usually only attack when threatened.  Spiders play a very beneficial role around our homes managing unwanted insects.  In most cases, it is best to just leave them alone.

How to know if a spider is poisonous?  The most common venomous/poisonous spiders in Mississippi are the black widow spider and brown recluse spider.  Wolf spiders are not poisonous but serious allergic reactions have occurred in humans to wolf spider venom.

What do squirrel droppings look like?

Squirrel droppings in your attic can be easily confused with other types of wildlife droppings, especially rat poop.  Squirrel droppings and rat droppings are both dark brown in color and smooth in texture.  Squirrel droppings will lighten over time compared to rat droppings. 

Shape is the best way to distinguish squirrel droppings from other types of pest poop.  So what do squirrel droppings look likeSquirrel droppings have rounded tips and slightly bulge in the center.  The shape of squirrel droppings is sometimes described as barrel-shaped.

How do bed bugs start?

Waking up to small bites on your body from bed bugs can be alarming.  The biggest questions: where did I get bed bugs or how do bed bugs start?  Bed bugs are excellent travelers and can hitch a ride into your home in a number of ways with travel from a recent vacation or business trip being the number one way.  

How do bed bugs start?  Bed bugs start or come into your home in other ways too, including: Recently purchased used furniture and mattresses, travel on public transportation, kid’s backpacks and school bags, luggage, hotel stays, and clothing.

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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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