There are so many myths about pest control that all over. Some maybe harmless while others may put you and your family is a health crisis as well as endangering your home. What you don’t know about some pests may actually be very dangerous.
Some of these myths did not start yesterday, they have spun around for decades while some are new. It does not however matter how long these myths have been moving around. They may turn out to be a disaster. The following are some of the most widely believed myths in pest control;
1. You Should Bait Your Mousetraps with Cheese While a hungry mouse will go for the cheese, peanut butter is a better option. Peanut butter is sticky, and it will adhere to the mousetrap and make a catch more likely. You can also use pieces of bacon, bits of fruit or even gumdrops to bait your rodent traps.
2. Insecticide can be applied by anyone The statement holds a certain amount of truth but not entirely. In order for the insecticide to work effectively and efficiently, one has to know more about the kind of pest they are dealing with and how to deal with them better. One should know the kind of pesticide that will work and how to apply in order for long lasting efficient results.
3. My house is clean, so it couldn't have bed bugs This myth, unfortunately, can cause a lot of homeowners to drop their guard and become susceptible to bed bug infestations. Bed bugs are attracted to places where sources of their food blood is available, and it does not matter whether the residence is clean or dirty. The only reason a dirty household would be more susceptible to a massive bed bug infestation would be due to clutter hiding early warning signs of a pest control problem.
4. Dawn and dusk are the time for mosquitoes Mosquitoes doesn’t have any clock to stick to a particular time for biting humans. Some of the virus spreading mosquitoes are more prevalent and active in the daytime. You can use bug sprays but it is better to go with professional assistance to tackle the problem.
5. I don't need technicians or store-bought sprays, because I bought an ultrasonic repeller. Ultrasonic devices are designed to use ultra-high frequency sound waves the sellers suggest chase away all kinds of pests. These devices are made available by many retailers and have been sold for decades, but the Federal Trade Commission has warned manufacturers repeatedly that their products and sales materials must be supported by scientific evidence. There is very little evidence to suggest ultrasonic waves drive pest issues away, either temporarily or permanently. Stick with pest control professionals to make sure you get the job done correctly, without wasting time or money.
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