Myths Surrounding Pest Control


Myths will always be there. If you do not bother to confirm the allegations, you may believe the lies all your life. For example, you may have heard the popular belief that elephants fear mice, which is actually a myth. Today, you will look at some untrue facts surrounding the pest control sector so that you can better deal with an infestation. See more below.

If You Cannot See Them, They Are Not There

Many believe you have to see pests for your home to be infested, but this is simply not true. The truth is that pests are sneaky, so the fact that you do not see them does not mean you are safe. Take termites, for instance, they will stay in hiding, and you will only realize you have an infestation after considerable damage to your property. This is why pest inspections are important, they help unveil such issues. Also, some insects, such as bed bugs, are hard to spot while still small, especially on furniture with brown paint.

A Clean Space Is Pest Free

Like many other homeowners, you probably believe that a clean home keeps pests away. But even a clean home can have an infestation. This is because pests will thrive anywhere there is food, shelter, and water, whether the place is clean or filthy. So with this information in mind, try not to leave any food lying around so pests won't find shelter in your home. 

Presence of Pests Like Cockroaches Means Your Home Is Dirty

Just because you have seen one or two roaches running across your room does not mean your home is dirty. Pests like these will nest anywhere they can find, no matter the conditions, as long as they have what they need. Still, mitigation measures are important.

You Can Trap Mice Using Cheese

You have probably seen on television that a trap is laid with a piece of cheese to attract a stubborn mouse. However, just like the rest of the myths surrounding pest control, this is a tale you should not believe. Mice will munch on anything they come across, so using cheese will not cut it. If anything, they are more into foods rich in sugar. In any case, the best way to trap mice is by hiring pest control experts. 

Do not fall victim to any of the above myths. However, if you are skeptical about anything pest-related, do not hesitate to contact a pest control company, as this will put your mind at ease with factual information.


29 July 2022

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