Debugging Common Myths About Pests

Myths About Pests

Pests are capable of creating havoc in your home and life as they are super annoying and can multiply quickly if you do not control them in time. Numerous people are scared of these little creatures like cockroaches, rodents, spiders, ants, termites, etc. and feel grossed out at their sight.

While spiders cannot cause any harm, ants, rodents, and cockroaches contaminate the food and spread various infections and diseases. Other pests like fleas, house flies, mosquitoes, ticks, etc. can be annoying and carry bacteria and diseases.

In case you spot any type of pests in your house frequently, you should contact responsible pest services to get rid of them immediately. A lot of people carry incomplete knowledge about pests, which gives rise to several common myths about pests. Let’s debunk such myths.

You Can Spot Pests Immediately

Pests are smarter than you think and are well-adapted in hiding inside your home. One might think that they will be able to spot pests right away. But the truth is that in the case of cockroaches, rodents, termites, etc. you will hardly realize their presence until they are dozens and hundreds.

Termites feed on wood and would not show their presence until the completely eat the wood and cause damage to furniture. You will not notice cockroaches until they are hundreds in number, as they sneak out at night for food and water while you are sleeping.

Clean Homes Means No Pests

A lot of people believe that clean and hygienic houses cannot have pests. However, that is not the case. You can find pests crawling in clean homes as well. Yes, pest infestation is unlikely in such homes, as these homes lack water and food sources but that does not mean pests cannot enter such homes.

So, keeping your house free of food crumbs, open food storage jars, food stains, and leaking taps and pipes is important. These will serve as food for the pests, who will then invade your home and build their nests.

Pest Control Chemicals Are Harmful

Some people do not get responsible pest control as they believe the harsh and poisonous chemicals that kill the pests are harmful to children, pets, and adults. However, if you use pesticides with care, they would not cause any harm to you, your family, or your pet.

Furthermore, you can choose harmless versions of pesticides if you are really worried about getting chemicals sprayed in your home.

Pets Kill Pests

Pets are believed to kill pests or shoo them away. However, your pet may be a carrier of several kinds of pests. A pet loves to play outside in the park or your backyard, where tiny creatures can get attached to its coat and then as your pet enters your home, it will bring in all those pests.

Your cat may catch a rat lurking around it would not kill all the cockroaches or termites. Furthermore, pests hide in areas where your pets cannot reach, such as underneath floorboards, high kitchen shelves, and inside the walls.

The Bottom Line

You should not believe everything you hear about pests. If you want to know the facts, talk to a responsible pest control executive who will talk to you about keeping your home safe from pests, types of pests, and tips to keep them out of your house. 

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