5 Pest Control Myths.

If you have recently become aware of a potential pest control problem in your home or business, you do not have time to waste with repellents or trap ideas that don’t work!  Taking quick action to deal with the problem and guarding your home or business against further invasion is essential in preventing a more extensive infestation.

Unfortunately, many old wive tales and ineffective DIY methods get spread across the internet and social media. To help put some of these misconceptions to rest, here are the top five pest control myths that tend to mislead consumers.

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MYTH: A cleanly kept home will not have mice or bugs

Although keeping an immaculate home is a crucial way to reduce the risk of vermin challenges, it does not guarantee it.  Bed bugs, for example, can be found everywhere, from upscale homes to low-end hotels.  Most people aren’t aware that bed bugs aren’t attracted to dirt, clutter, or garbage – they get drawn to blood.  Wherever people are living and sleeping, so too might bedbugs!

Therefore, whether your place is amazingly clean or overflowing with clutter makes no difference to a bed bug.  Bed bugs can get introduced into your home from hotels, nursing homes, libraries, movie theatres, and more.  You might be shocked and surprised by the top 10 bedbug infestation spots.

The only reason a dirty household would be more susceptible to a bed bug infestation is clutter hiding early warning signs of a problem.

Mice are another undesirable pest found in clean homes, but they will need a food source before attempting to make your home theirs. So with this one, it does help to keep the house free of clutter and to eliminate all possible food sources.

MYTH: Professional control treatments are dangerous

Harsh chemicals are a thing of the past for responsible companies.  Where more potent treatments are needed, technicians adequately plan for the health and safety of the residents to ensure there is no unnecessary risk. The majority of treatment options today, however, are entirely safe for you, your family, and the environment.

Some companies are even offering green options for pest control in Red deer that are less toxic to humans and, as an added benefit, are often less costly than traditional options that include pesticides. These treatments focus on preventing rodents and insects from getting into your house first rather than eliminating them once they are already present. For example, a door sweep, which covers up the hole between the bottom of your door and the floor, can be added to a home to block off the tiny space a rodent can easily utilize to enter a home.

MYTH: bedbugs are not visible to the naked eye

Individuals can easily see adult bed bugs with the naked eye. The challenge is that they are nocturnal and good at staying hidden during the day.

MYTH: Ultrasonic repellents as deterrents

Ultrasonic devices use ultra-high frequency sound waves to drive vermin away.  It seems like a great idea, but the problem is that manufacturers of these products have yet to support their claims with scientific evidence.

MYTH: Consult a professional expert only when there is a severe problem

Thinking that a problem will clear up on its own is a mistake. When you notice the first signs of pests, your home or business is likely already infested. Don’t wait until you have a serious problem before you take action.

If you suspect even the slightest pest control problem, contact Ecopest today, and get advice from one of our professionals.

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