Pests and insects come in all different shapes and sizes and can infiltrate your home in many different ways. Since we’ve coexisted with them for so long, many myths have been perpetuated through media and other outlets. Here at PestNation, we know all that there is to know about pest control. Here are some common pest control myths and what the reality is.
Mice Love Cheese
This myth is a little silly and has mostly been seen in cartoons. In reality, mice prefer foods that are high in sugar or carbohydrates. So while it’s possible to lure a mouse with any food crumbs, there are much better options than cheese. Peanut butter works great, for example.
Clean House Means No Pests
You are as clean as clean can be. Dust and clutter are your greatest enemies and you’ve yet to lose a battle. So no dirt, no pests, right? Wrong. Pests do not care about the state of your home. They’re usually looking for warmth or shelter. While it’s great to keep a clean and tidy home, small cracks or openings are the true culprit and need to be sealed.
Mosquitoes are Nocturnal
Nobody likes mosquitoes. And a lot of people believe the best way to avoid them is to avoid being outside during the night. That is, however, not the case. While they may be more prominent in the evening hours, mosquitoes do not mind the sun and can be just as bothersome during the day. The best way to avoid mosquitoes is to prevent any standing water from being near your home. Or, better yet, you can contact a professional for mosquito treatment.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
You don’t see any evidence in your home that would indicate pests, so you must be safe, right? Again, wrong. Not all pests are super evident in their residence. Especially if they are in crawl spaces or places of your home that you don’t frequent. Follow best pest control practices or sign up for an ongoing preventative pest control service.