If you are on the internet looking for pest control tips and techniques, it is wise to first acquaint yourself with some of the top myths in the industry.
These myths can cause a lot of harm by either making you think you don’t really have a problem, when you do, or that you can handle it on your own, when you (sometimes) cannot local pest control companies.
Thanks to the internet and social media, there’s even more harmful pest control advice than ever before. To help put some of these misconceptions to rest, here are the 6 most common pest control myths.
Myth #1 – You would see pests if you had a pest problem
This is a very nefarious myth and knowing it is a myth probably frightens most people reading this as surely they do not see many pests running around their homes.
If they are there, where are they?
Well, pests are great at hiding, which is part of the reason they usually go completely unnoticed. The worst part is that the pests that are hard to see or spot tend to be the toughest to eliminate. Read more about how to spot the signs of pests. When you do see the signs, it’s time to take action immediately.
Myth #2 – Bed bugs only live in dirty homes
When most of us envision bed bugs, we picture them crawling about an unsanitary home, day and night. This, in fact, is not always the case, as the pests can and will inhabit any space so long as they can find warmth and an available source of food.