For thousands of years, pests have been shrouded in mystery and superstition. Myths about pests are almost as common as species of pests themselves, and false information does not help anybody. Every myth about pest control can’t be debunked in one article, but here are a few of the most common ones that many people still believe.
Only Dirty Houses Get Pests
Pest infestations have been used as a weapon to critique other people’s housekeeping abilities for years. However, just because a house is clean, it doesn't mean it’s safe from pests. An unclean house with crumbs on the floor and drops of water on the counter may cause pests to stay longer, but a clean house won’t deter pests from coming inside in the first place. It’s just as important to make sure that all potential entrances into your home are sealed and airtight as to keep your house dirt-free.
Cats Make Great Rodent Control
Cartoons are an excellent purveyor of all kinds of myths, one of those myths being that cats can take care of your rodent problem. While it’s true that your furry little hunter may take out a mouse or two every once in a while, no matter how many cats you have, it won’t be enough to fix your rodent infestation.
DIY Pest Control Works on Bed Bugs
Bed bugs can cause an enormous amount of pain and aggravation in your life, so if you have bed bugs, it’s important that you take full measures to get rid of them as soon as possible. If you suspect that you have bed bugs, don’t try and handle them yourself. Bed bugs require thorough treatment that leaves no possibility of survivors, as even a few left-over bed bugs can repopulate the entire colony.
You Don’t Have a Pest Problem if You Can’t See Them
Out of sight, out of mind is the approach to pest control for far too many people, and a lot of them are suffering for it. Termites, for example, can cause thousands of dollars in home repairs right under your nose. Even if you don’t see any pests, it’s important to have a pest inspection from time to time to make sure, as pests aren’t something you want to risk.
The first step in countering pest infestations is understanding them, and the faster we can eliminate these myths, the easier we can defend our homes. For more information, or to receive quality pest control services, contact Excel Pest Management today.