5 Myths Related to Pest Control

Clean homes don’t attract bugs – you must have heard this statement at least once in your life. Sadly, it is one of the most prominent misconceptions people have about pests. And such misconceptions make your home and your loved ones vulnerable to disease spreading and sometimes deadly pests.

Here, we try to debunk some major misconceptions about pest control to help you protect your home against pests:

Myth 1: Bugs don’t like clean houses

Behind this prevalent misconception is the belief that pests need dirt and grime to survive. However, pests want food, shelter, and warmth. If a clean house gives them those things, they will stay and grow in your home. Unkempt houses aggravate the infestation, but clean homes are vulnerable too. Therefore, along with cleaning the home, seal all places through which pests can enter, such as doors, windows, drain pipes, and open skylights.

Myth 2. You can treat bed bugs with DIY methods

Bed bugs are tiny parasites that make homes in your bed or mattress and bite humans or pets for blood. You can’t treat them with DIY methods since they are small and hard to find. They can also multiply extremely fast, and before you know it, you will have a full-fledged bug infestation. The best way to get rid of them is to call professional pest control services like Lawn & Pest Solutions.

Myth 3. An infestation does not exist since you can’t see it

Most pests are experts in hiding the darkest corners and crevices of your house. Some are so minuscule that you won’t see them with naked eyes. However, that does not mean they don’t exist. Bugs like termite can ruin your entire woodwork quickly and silently, and you won’t notice until your furniture falls apart.

Myth 4. Removing pests from your home will send them to your neighbors

The fact is, they won’t rush to their homes if you chase them away or vice versa. Pests look for shelters that are warm and moist and do not mean other dwellings. Also, ignoring the infestation due to this fear can cause further problems in the future. 

Myth 5. Professional pest control methods are harmful

The most prominent fear people have about pest control is that professional pest controllers use harmful chemicals. Some chemicals are toxic for you if you inhale or ingest them. However, when you call a professional pest controller, they take all the precautions to keep you and your family safe. They may even ask you to vacate the space for two-three days to clean the air and make your home pest-free.

About Lawn & Pest Solutions

If you are looking for professional pest controllers in Mississippi and Tennessee region to take care of the pest infestation in your home, Lawn & Pest Solutions should be your one-stop destination. We offer excellent lawn care and pest control services to our clients. Our services include de-weeding, pest control, and deep root fertilization. We ensure that your lawn looks lush and healthy. You can reach out to us at 662.534.4535, 901.560.2399, or fill our online contact form to know more.

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