Wasp Removal & Control - Redding, CA

Infested with wasps?

If you have have spotted a nest or started to see wasps around your property and are worried about you or the little ones getting stung, it is important to get rid of them as soon as possible. You can contact the professionals at Big Time Pest Control to help take care of the problem and keep your family safe. 

More information on Wasps

There may be any number of different types of pests that live in our environment, but one of the more troublesome is wasps. This is not only due to the pain that is associated with a wasp sting; it can also cause an allergic reaction and the possibility of anaphylaxis. Understanding more about how to control wasps  can help to reduce the possibility of getting stung and allow you to enjoy your home and property to the full.

Wasps are typically categorized as either being social or solitary. A solitary wasp will live alone and, although it will still lay eggs, it will not tend to them as they are simply abandoned until they hatch. A social wasp, which is likely what we are more familiar with, lives in a colony that can number just a few wasp or perhaps even in the thousands!

Some wasps will tend to their young in the nest, similar to the way that a bee hive operates (typically on a much smaller scale). Other wasps will lay their eggs inside of other hosts, such as spiders and caterpillars. As the larva of the wasp continues to grow inside of the host, they will consume them while they are still living.

Although wasps are often considered to be nothing more than a nuisance, they may have some benefit to the environment as well. For example, wasps may act as pollinators because certain types of wasps will feed on the nectar of flowers and carry the pollen from one flower to another. In addition, the solitary wasps that lay their eggs inside of a living host can help to control the population of those other insects in doing so.

Unfortunately, wasps can also be quite aggressive and if they feel that they are threatened, they will sting very quickly. Wasps also have the ability, in most cases, to sting more than once. A honeybee, on the other hand, will only likely sting one time and will leave its stinger in place. The wasp can continue to sting indefinitely.

The most common sign of an infestation is visible, as you will likely see the wasp’s nests nearby or see the wasps flying in the area. If that is the case, it is important to have it treated as soon as possible to reduce the likelihood that someone will get stung. You can contact us at Big Time Pest Control for more information about how we control wasp infestations.

Spider Control

We Exterminate Spiders Around Your Home & Business

Spiders, while being un-welcomed in our homes and businesses, are a rather interesting creature that is a type of arthropod known as an arachnid. They are classified along with other arachnids, including mites, ticks and scorpions. Although these arthropods may be interesting to study, they are generally an unwelcome visitor to our home. In fact, one of the more common types of phobias is arachnophobia, a fear of spiders.

If you’ve got spiders and need them gone, use the form to the right and we will come take care of them for you.
Our pest control maintenance program is very effective in getting rid of spiders from you home.

More About Spiders

Although spiders may not be welcome in most homes, they are actually beneficial in most cases. Spiders eat other insects, including other arthropods so they may actually help to keep your home clear of more serious problems, including mites and ticks. That being said, if you suffer from arachnophobia or even have a mild disinterest in the species its easy to be concerned when spiders start showing up on the walls and ceilings of the house.

Spiders Are Everywhere

Spiders are everywhere. It has been estimated that you are never more than 10 feet away from a spider at any given time. As the weather changes throughout the year, when it starts to get colder, or when water supplies begin to dry up, you tend to find them indoors more frequently. Almost any type of spider may find its way into your home but some of the more common in most parts of the country include wolf spiders, cellar spiders (daddy long legs) and funnel web spiders.

 

Watch For Hatching Spiders

Most spiders will lay their eggs and then cover them with silk in order to protect them. These egg sacks can commonly be found in the spider web but there are certain species of spider that will carry the eggs with them until they are able to hatch. When the eggs hatch, the spiderlings will quickly disperse, typically by floating on air currents. Those spiders which disperse in this manner may travel for a significant distance using gossamer, which is a thin strand of silk.

Poisonous Spider Control

Although it is true that some species of spider can be poisonous, most are not going to cause any difficulties for others in the household. In Northern California however, there are a few poisonous spiders including the Black Widow which is considered to be one of the most venomous spiders in North America.  Generally, black widows like to be left alone and can be found hiding in wood piles, around trash cans and outdoor sheds around the house.  

It is possible to control a problem with spiders in and around the home but it often requires the professional management from a pest control company.  Some of the tips for spider control around your home include the removal of clutter, traps, and removal of insects that serve as food.. You can contact us for more information about how we can help you to live a spider free life.

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Getting Rid of Ants

Ant Extermination & Information For Northern California

We exterminate ants in and around your home and business and help you understand how to keep your space ant-free.  There are some steps you can take to help stop the problem, but once they show up ants can be difficult to get rid of.  Contact us to get rid of your ant problem for you and read below to understand more about ants and how to avoid becoming infested with them.

UNDERSTANDING MORE ABOUT ANTS

There are many different types of nuisance insects that can invade the home, but one that is seen on a more frequent basis is the ant. Once they get a foothold inside of the home, they can be difficult for the homeowner to eradicate on their own. Understanding more about the ant can help you to see ways that they can be removed from the home or at the very least, to make the determination that a professional service is in your best interest.

Something that many people don't recognize is that ants are not typically indoor insects. In almost all cases, the primary nest of the ant is found outside, typically near to the home and they will only travel into the home in order to search for water or food. In addition, the majority of ants that enter into the home are females that have no wings and they are simply workers that provide the food and water that they are collecting from your home for the good of the colony.

HOW ANTS SPREAD

It is also interesting to note that there are some ants that have wings, especially when they are in a reproductive phase. Although they are not seen on a regular basis, they may emerge from the colony occasionally and you will see them flying in swarms. Fortunately, this type of an invasion does not typically affect you inside of your home, but it can be a problem outside, although it is temporary.

Many insects can be considered social but the ant is one that excels at it’s social skills. Inside of a typical ant colony you will find many thousands of these insects living together with each other and doing their individual tasks, regardless of whether it is reproducing, construction, foraging for food or defending the nest from invaders.Inside of the nest is the queen or in many cases, several different queens that are responsible for the reproduction of the entire colony. Worker ants will remove the eggs from the queen and tend to them until they are able to care for themselves. This would include providing for the egg until it hatches and protecting the larva from outside invaders.

Ants may spread in a number of different ways. In some cases, multiple queens can be found in a single colony and they will break off into individual colonies in a process that is known as budding. In other cases, the fertilized queen will fly to a new area, shed her wings and try to establish a colony of her own. In either case, ants can spread very rapidly and you may end up with a significant problem, if they happen to be spreading near your home.

CONTROLLING ANTS AROUND YOUR HOME AND BUSINESS

Fortunately, there are things that you can do to reduce the spread of ants in your home and to remove them. Since most ants enter into the home looking for food and water, removing the source of food and water can help to reduce the issue significantly. In addition, slow acting poisons can be used as bait for the ants, and they will carry it back to the colony and destroy it from within. If you have a problem with ants, you can count on our services to provide you with the quality and dependability that you need.

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