Common Myths About Pest Control
No one wants pests in their house, which is why we try to get rid of pests as soon as people notice they are entering their living space. Most pests have unpleasant side effects that are clearly apparent, but some may lie undetected for months, inflicting structural damage to your whole property. That’s why we want to take a look at some of the most popular pest control myths, as well as how to effectively remove pests from your house.
MYTH: You Can Attract Mice By Giving Them Cheese
Hundreds of cartoons have shown mice being lured by cheese, which isn’t entirely accurate. According to research, mice are more drawn to foods with high sugar content. So, it is safe to say that you can put peanut butter, grapes, and sugar cubes on your mouse traps. Place nesting materials such as feathers or straw on mouse traps instead of food, as this may be more appealing to the mice.
MYTH: Bed Bugs Can Only Be Found In Filthy Beds
Apparently, bed bugs may live in even the cleanest of beds because they are not drawn to dirty places, but to places where blood is present. The misconception that bed bugs are drawn to unclean places comes from the idea that if the environment is dirty, you will find bed bugs much later, but if it is clean, you will find bed bugs a lot earlier.
MYTH: Cats Will Keep Rats And Mice Away From My Property
Anyone who has a cat understands that cats will do the complete opposite of what you want them to do. Asking a cat to catch all of the mice in your home is like asking a dog not to devour food you’ve put on the floor. Although there is a typical picture of cats pursuing mice in many films and television shows, cats usually only capture mice when they are feeling playful, and mice live in areas that are difficult for a cat to reach.
In fact, you’re better off contacting a professional pest control company to guarantee your house is totally clear of mice or rats, as DIY treatments won’t completely eliminate them because they multiply so fast and usually hide in areas that are not easy to access.
MYTH: Ultrasonic Repellents Can Be Used To Eliminate Pests
Sadly, commercially produced ultrasonic pest repellents are not effective for pests in the long run because they get used to the sound. While it is true that sounds produced in a certain way can influence pest behavior, devices available to the general public are not an efficient approach to clear your house of pests. If you have a pest problem, we recommend contacting a professional to guarantee your house is pest-free.
MYTH: You Don’t Have A Pest Problem If You Don’t See One
Pests are excellent at hiding and may go undetected for months in even the cleanest of houses. Although the absence of pests in your house is typically a good indicator, some pests, like termites and carpenter ants, can cause significant damage to the structure of your home before it becomes noticeable. The best way to avoid this is to check your home on a regular basis and look for signs of these pests. Contact us right away if you need help in determining how to properly inspect your house for termites or other pests.
MYTH: Boiling Water Can Be Used To Get Rid Of Ants
Ants are one of the most aggravating pests to have in your house; no matter how many you get rid of, there always seem to be more. The cause of the ant problem is frequently traced back to a nearby ant nest.
A Google search reveals that the boiling water method is one of the most popular — but is it really effective?
According to studies, it does work in some cases. However, the problem is the depth of the ants’ nest. Because boiling water cools quickly in cool soil, it may not be hot enough to kill the queen, who is almost probably near the bottom of the nest. Your efforts will be pointless until you kill the queen since she will continue to produce additional workers for the colony. To completely get rid of the problem, call a professional pest control company to help you.
MYTH: Fleas Can Not Survive Without A Host
This pest control myth is not totally accurate; fully developed fleas may survive without a host for up to four days, allowing them plenty of opportunities to latch onto another pet or human. Seeing bites on your own body is one of the most typical signs of a flea infestation, which is an awful experience.
Ensure that your pets, bed linens, and any fabric that your pets have been on have been thoroughly washed since this is necessary for treating a flea infestation. If you have a very serious flea infestation, contacting a professional pest control company will guarantee that the bugs are totally eradicated in no time.
MYTH: Only One Treatment Is Required
This is nearly impossible. An infestation of any pest will need at least two or three treatments before the pest activity stops. We propose taking actions to prevent the kind of pest from entering your house again after the initial treatment when the pests have totally disappeared. Determine what drew the pests in the first place and eliminate it to prevent future damage to your house.
MYTH: DIY Pest Control is Effective
Though DIY pest control methods may be effective for minor pest infestations, you have no way of knowing how severe your problem is. Pest control is one of those tasks that just need the expertise of a professional. Pest control companies will guarantee that your pest infestation is eradicated and that preventative measures are put in place to ensure that it does not reoccur.
MYTH: Hiring Professional Pest Control Service is Dangerous
Most people avoid professional pest control solutions because they fear they deploy too many chemicals in the home that are harmful. This is absolutely incorrect — experienced professional pest control companies take pleasure in treating their clients’ houses with respect and care, ensuring that the pests are all gone and that the chemicals used do not harm your residence in any way. They are experts for a reason, and they are well-versed in both safety precautions and treatment success.
We understand how inconvenient having pests in your house can be, therefore our comprehensive and risk-free service is the solution to any pest problem you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about our pest control services.