Black Widows or Common Spiders

Unmistakable in appearance, with an oversized jet-black abdomen and a bright red hourglass on its underside, the black widow is as beautiful as it is creepy. They feed upon crickets, cockroaches, and the like; and will only bite to defend themselves or their egg sac. That being said, their bite is among the most painful in the arachnid kingdom and can be lethal to smaller animals or people with compromised immune systems. Like most insects, they are active between May and October, producing 2-3 egg sacs, containing hundreds of eggs each in this time. Having the appearance of cotton candy, their webs are thick, sticky, and irregular in shape. Very rarely, this spider will appear indoors. It is most likely to found outside; in dark, secluded, and lower lying comers. This includes storage sheds, pool supply boxes, side gates, and various yard clutter. When small children or pets are active in these areas, you the homeowner have a legitimate source of concern.

Hired Gun Exterminating Inc. provides services that address the specific areas where black widows or any other common spiders nest, in addition to knocking out their food supply. Please give us a call at 909-980-3336.

Bed Bugs

The fabled and much maligned bed bug. It was thought to be eradicated completely and forgotten for decades by the general public. Over ten years ago bed bugs have resurfaced in the U.S. with a vengeance, brought back by a combination of increased overseas travel, growing resistance to pesticides, and a lack of public awareness. Much is still unknown about this elusive creature, and many methods of treatment used by pest control companies are outdated. If there is to be a permanent solution to the problem within the home, a company knowledgeable in the most current and effective bed bug services needs to be called.

The adults are 1/4 inch in length, about as wide as they are long and dark brown in color. The females will lay around 500 eggs over the course of their lifetime, that being approximately one year. Similar to scorpions, bed bugs can live up to a year without food and need to only feed five times over the course of their development in order to breed. Bed bug bites are unique in their appearance and pattern. They almost always appear in multiples, and much of the time the bites are in a very straight line across the skin. Another indication of their presence is dark blood spots on the sheets or mattresses. Worth noting is the fact that sanitation and hygiene have nothing to do with the proliferation of this insect. Excessive clutter, however, will provide unlimited hiding areas for them.

If there is any concern whatsoever that bed bugs may be present in your home or business, contacting Hired Gun Exterminating right away will save you many future headaches. Severe infestations can be expensive to take care of, not to mention time consuming and inconvenient.

Fleas and Ticks

The bane of every pet owner is fleas and ticks. When prevalent on your property, they can make life miserable for animals and be almost impossible to eliminate without professional assistance. What makes these bugs harder to deal with than most other pests is the fact that they can live and travel in wide-open areas. Unlike most insects, they do not reside exclusively in the nooks and crannies of a house. Anywhere inside or outside the home is fair game. In addition to this, they have been known to be carriers of diseases such as lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever, and babesiosis; the last of which can be potentially fatal. Preventative measures taken in the spring and mid-summer can make a big difference in controlling both fleas and ticks.

On the part of the homeowner, lawn maintenance combined with monthly flea and tick treatments for pets can be very effective. If, however, there is proof of activity, professional help will be needed. Hired Gun Exterminating Inc. provides services specifically designed to deal with these pests, using the top rated products in the industry. When it comes to fleas and ticks, it’s best to be proactive. Call Hired Gun Exterminating Inc. before things get out of hand.

To get more information about how we can get rid of any pest problem with a wide variety of pest control programs, please call us at 909-980-3336.