Regarding pest control, there is a lot of information out there. While some of this information is accurate and helpful, myths about pests and how to handle them are constantly being spread. Following this misinformation will only result in more trouble for property owners trying to evict invading pests from their homes. Don’t let your pest situation get out of hand by recognizing these false myths for what they are!  

Myth #1: Pest Control is Unnecessary  

A common myth is that pests will go away on their own eventually. As nice as this would be, the truth is that finding one pest in your home is a likely sign there are more lurking around and ready to stay. If left untreated, these pests could grow into an infestation, causing health risks and damage to your home. While some home remedies you might be tempted to try, they are ineffective, long-term solutions or don’t work.   

Myth #2: Pest Control is Expensive  

You may be tempted to try and save money using DIY pest control methods rather than calling professionals. However, putting off calling pest control experts often ends up being more expensive in the long run.  

The damage that pests can cause to your home will only grow as their numbers increase from not addressing the root of the problem. Costly repairs and even medical visits due to spreading disease will often result in higher costs.   

Myth #3: Pest Control is Dangerous  

Some people fear that pest control will involve potentially dangerous chemicals. However, pest control experts use substances to keep you and your family safe while effectively targeting your home’s invaders. On top of this, the potential harm of invading pests often far outweighs any concerns over pest control methods.   

Myth #4: Bugs Won’t Come in a Clean House   

While cleanliness can help prevent some invading pests, a clean and organized home does not guarantee an invasion won’t happen. Pests are looking for three main things: food, water, and shelter. With these three elements available in your home, pests are still possible.  

Myth #5: If You Don’t See Bugs, They’re Not There  

Like mold, many pests, such as ants or bed bugs, can go unspotted for long periods before the devastating aftereffects of their presence become visible. Because of this, pest control precautions such as lawn spraying are recommended to help stop pests from invisibly spreading until they are noticed.  

Get in touch with pest control experts to see what steps are recommended to protect you and your property before the pests move in.   

Myths might stop you from calling a pest control service, but property owners need to know the truth behind pest infestations. The experts at Pest Management Services offer safe, cost-efficient, and effective pest control to ensure your property is as safe as possible.   

Contact us now to learn more about how we can help you protect your property and family against pests!