8 Common Pest Control Myths Part 2

Pest control myths: part 2

In part 1 of this entry, we discussed 4 common myths about pest control, and why they are completely untrue. If you have not read part 1 yet, make sure to do so before continuing reading this entry. If you are all caught up, here are the final 4 common pest control myths!


Myth #5- Bed Bug infestations are easy to treat, and I can do it on my own- While many people’s first reaction to noticing a Bed Bug infestation is to try to eliminate them on their own, they are usually just wasting time and money. Bed Bugs are extremely resilient, and hard to eradicate. Store bought treatment options are usually ineffective, and most people end up getting professional help eventually. You are much better off seeking professional help as soon as you notice a Bed Bug infestation, so you can try to treat it before it becomes too severe.


Myth #6- I don’t see signs of pests, so I must not have any issues- Many people assume that they would be able to see signs of a pet infestation if it was present, but this is commonly not true at all. Many pests such as termites, carpenter ants, and many more can cause severe damage to your home before any obviously recognizable signs of an infestation are present. The key to effective pest control is to try to catch infestations as soon as possible, and this means not waiting for obvious signs to show up. You are much better off having a pest control professional inspect your home for pests on a regular basis.


Myth #7- If I am stung by a Bee, I am now safe because it can’t sting me again- It is commonly known that many types of Bees die after they sting someone. However, this does not mean you are safe after being stung. Many types of bees can sting multiple times, and then there is the possibility that the stinging pest is a wasp or hornet that has no limit on the amount of stings it can put out. Additionally, when bees sting a person, they commonly inject a pheromone that attracts more bees to attack the threat (you)! If you are stung by a bee, you should get away from the area as soon as possible to try to prevent more stings.


Myth #8- Cheese is the perfect bait for mice and rats- Cartoons have been showing rodents being drawn to cheese for decades, but this is really just a myth. Mice and rats are not drawn to cheese more than other foods, and they are actually more interested in foods containing high levels of sugar. To bait your next rodent trap, try using cereal, cookie crumbs, or peanut butter to draw in rats and mice.

We hope you enjoyed reading about these 8 common pest control myths, and have learned something along the way. If you would like to learn about more pest control myths, or are interested in the proper way to control pests around your home, contact us today!