You have probably heard dozens of theories about how to get rid of pests. Debating on ways to get rid of them? Here are the most common myths about pest control.
Use Cheese as Bait in Traps
Our childhood cartoons taught us that mice love cheese, however, that is, unfortunately, a common misconception. Mice are actually impartial to cheese, but they do love their peanut butter!
Keeping a Clean Home Will Prevent Pests
Some believe that keeping a spotless and clean home will help keep pests from invading your house. This is also untrue. Bed bugs can hitch a ride to your house from your shoes, clothes, and your animals. They can also be found where there is warmth and moisture. Which makes it possible to find bed bugs in even the most highly-rated hotels.
In general, pests will go anywhere that they will find a source of food and shelter. This means that any house can be home to them as well.
Having a Pet in Your Home Can Prevent Pests
Just because you have a dog or cat in your home, does not mean that pests will be afraid and stay away. Rodents are known to go into places that your pet cannot, including under floors, behind walls, and even air ducts. Furthermore, your pet’s food can even serve as a temptation to pests.
Pest Control is Unnecessary
You might not see a pest issue in your home, but that doesn’t mean they’re not there. They could be wreaking havoc on your house without you even being aware. This is why having a professional pest inspection is useful.
There’s also a common misconception that the chemicals used in pest control can be harmful to humans and pets. Most pest control products are designed to target the pests that we want it to. Pest control professionals are also licensed and follow strict guidelines by law to dilute to the specific amount it takes to perform its duty without harming pets and us!
In the undiluted form, these chemicals can certainly be harmful if consumed. Pest control products are not safe to consume, even if they claim to be “all-natural”. There are health risks in all chemicals and how they’re used. This is why it’s important to have trained and licensed technicians to apply products properly and effectively.
Using Ultrasonic Sound Will Prevent Pests
Many people have turned to ultrasonic devices to scare pests. They believe that this environmentally friendly option will take care of the problem while also being kind to the planet. However, the research around these devices is still not evident.
It is true that pests are able to hear a range of sounds that we cannot, however, it is not apparent whether or not these sounds serve as a strong enough irritant to them. Many consumers have noted that even though the devices seemed to work initially, they seemed to stop working completely after a few weeks. Ultrasonic sound devices don’t seem to be an effective long-term solution.
Pest control does not have to be difficult. With a pest infestation, the best option would be to call us over at Nemesis Pest Control to handle the issue for you. Leave it to the professionals instead of turning to ineffective pest control myths.