Myths are stories that are passed around enough times that often times can be perceived as true. There are plenty of myths about pests and pest control that we want to debunk! Distinguishing what is myth will help you be more prepared to protect your home and family from pests.
Pest Equals a Dirty Home
There is a misconception that having pests in your home or office has to do with cleanliness. We’re here to tell you that it is a myth. Even the cleanest home can be victimized by pests. Pests are opportunistic and will take advantage of any small entry way into your home or office. That’s why it imperative you take the time to inspect and seal small openings to prevent pests from entering your home.
Mice are attracted to Cheese
We have to thank cartoons for this myth. Mice in cartoons almost always gravitate towards cheese however in reality, they actually prefer foods that are high in carbohydrates. Dr. David Holmes of Manchester Metropolitan University said: “Mice respond to the smell, texture, and taste of food and cheese is something that wouldn’t be available to them in their natural environment.” In fact, he said that mice would be more likely enticed by a trap of cereal. Here are a few steps you can take to prevent rodents from entering your home.
Pets are a natural Pest Deterrent
Dogs have been used for centuries to eradicate rodents on farms, but that doesn’t mean that your pet will. Most domesticated pets like cats and dogs are well-nourished and are not motivated to hunt household pests. In some cases, having pets can actually attract pests. A good example is the food bowls or water left out overnight or outside will definitely attract hungry critters seeking food sources.
Poisoned traps can get rid of rodents for good
Using poison to rid of your rodent problem can create more problems. Rodent poison can take several days to take effect after ingested. This gives plenty of time for rodents to roam around and die anywhere in your home. Worse, their bodies can be hard to find and result in unpleasant odors! In addition, using poison to eradicate pests should not be taken lightly, especially in homes with children and pets.
If you are unable to rid of your pest problems, we recommend you contacting a pest management professional. Our team of professionals at Aantex Pest Control is highly trained and knowledgeable about the most common pest and rodent problems in your area. Call our staff at 1-800-471-5555 to schedule your free inspection today.