Everything you need to know about pests
A friend of yours might have shared an interesting information about pests or pest control and it would be best that you look it up first before totally believing it to save you from troubles in the future. Here are some common pest control myths:
1. Clean homes are pest free
Clean homes can also offer places for pests to hide. This myth, unfortunately, can cause a lot of homeowners to drop their guard and become unaware of any possible pests infestation. Bed bugs are attracted to the places where the sources of their food(blood) is available, and it does not matter whether the residence is clean or dirty.
2. A mouse in a house is harmless
If you see a mouse, it means there is a number of them already living in your home. 25% of the house fires are caused by mice.
3. Daddy long legs is the most poisonous spider
There are 2 types of daddy long legs spider and one is not even a true spider. It does look creepy, but it is harmless. The other one is a true spider that bites but it is not lethal to humans
4. Mice love cheese
Actually, Mice would rather eat food with a high level of sugar in it. Rather than cheese, bits of cereal, cookies, sugar cubes or peanut butter would be more enticing to mice
5. Cats control mice
Cats only catch and eat mice when they are hungry, but if a cat is full, it will just chase it because it wants to play with the mouse. Truth is, domesticated cats aren't always interested in being your pest control technician. While they may chase mice and catch one occasionally out of a playful spirit, household cats don't always see mice as a threat that they need to eliminate.
6. Rodents constantly chew to keep their teeth sharp.
The main reason mice chew on woods and soft metals is to create openings for nesting materials.
7. Pouring boiling water on an ant hill will destroy its colony
This will only kill the ants on the surface of the hill but ants have extensive tunnels so by the time it reaches the queen or the other ants in the tunnel, the water has already cooled off
8. I don't see a pest control issue, so I don't have one.
You may think that your home is clean of any pests because you don't see it but it may be possible that there may be pests living in the inner parts of your home mainly, the walls of your house. Before you know it, your interior spaces like your walls and the structure of your house have already quite a damage even before pest issue signs are obvious - this is mainly caused by termites and carpenter ants
9. I can take care of the pests myself
You may be saving yourself some money but having an expert or well-trained pest control professional will save you from any danger and any stress that may occur.