Pests are a nuisance at best and at worst can cost you business or peace of mind at home. However, information is power and can help you reclaim your space you so can worry about one less thing.
But don’t believe everything you read on the internet about pest control and management. Here’s a look at a few of the most common myths we encounter, whether it’s related to a home or business setting:
Pest control starts when there is a problem.
Many people take action at the first sign when there’s an issue, however prevention is really the best approach. Consulting with a pest control professional in your area will serve you well in the long run.
Clean homes or buildings do not have pests.
Pest control experts advise business owners and homeowners to do all they can to maintain sanitary conditions, however this does not mean that the space will not be afflicted by bugs or critters. That’s because cockroaches and even rats can survive as long as they have a reliable food source.
Rats are filthy.
Rats are naturally clean animals and spend more than half of their time cleaning activities. Strange, right? In fact if you encounter a rate hive, you’ll find that the rat keeps its sleeping area separate from its bathroom.
Boiling water destroys ants.
There is some truth to this one. Scalding water can kill ants, but only those at the surface level. However, it will not work to get to the root of the problem — the nest below ground. By the time the water reaches the queen it is likely to be very cool and won’t do much in the way of eliminating the problem.
All pest activity disappears after treatment.
You might think that your invaders will be gone immediately after the extermination and eradication process. In actuality, it may take more than one treatment or routine treatments to get the job done. In some cases, pests lay eggs and the treatment only takes care of the adult population. In other words, the risk of a recurrence cannot be overlooked. Many pest control methods require repeat treatment to ensure that the problem is under control.
Bottom line? Google is not always the best source of information. A trusted pest control professional can set the record straight and help keep the bugs and critters away. If you have specific questions or concerns, know that we’re just a phone call away! (516) 509-8362