Debunk the Myths of Pest Control

Debunk the Myths of Pest Control

Have you been told anything about bugs and pests that sounds a little too hard to believe? Debunk them now!


Myth: Stinging insects only sting when you physically touch them.

Fact: Stinging bugs, particularly wasps, don’t have to be aggravated to sting. They sting if they feel endangered or a human is too close to their colony.


Myth: Mosquitoes are only active at dawn and dusk.

Fact: Even though most are active during these hours, mosquito activity is not limited to these times of the day. They will be looking for meals as they prepare for breeding.


Myth: You don’t see pests, so you don’t have a pest problem.

Fact: Termites and carpenter ants can do a lot of damage inside your walls, all while being out of sight. To safeguard your home against pests, have it regularly inspected by a pest control company in Union City.


Myth: If my neighbor fumigates their home, the pests will move on to my home.

Fact: Most pests aren’t smart enough to know what that a home is being fumigated, and they die before they can figure it out.


Myth: Mice and rats love cheese, and it’s the ideal mouse trap bait.

Fact: Mouse and rats can eat everything so you’re all good with any food trap you can get.


Myth: Mice are nocturnal and only feed at night.

Fact: They are active all day and all-night long.


Preventing Pest Infestations

  1. Seal Off Your Home

It sounds obvious, but always make sure that there is no way that pests can get into your house. Rats and mice only need a tiny hole the size of a nickle to enter your home. Make sure that any cracks in the walls or the house foundations are filled, and ensure that there are no gaps in the door frame or underneath the door.

  1. Dispose of Trash

Make sure that your rubbish is disposed of correctly, and never allow bins to become overly full. Again, although it sounds obvious, rubbish attracts pests, and so keeping it contained and under control will lessen the chances of needing pest control.

  1. Trim All Vegitation Close to Home

Have all bushes, tree, and plants that are near your home trimmed back. Overhanging vegetation provides the perfect pathway for pests to march into your house. Keeping flowers of trees close to your home acts as a brige for pests to find their way inside. Be sure to keep all vegitation at least 2 feet away from your house.

  1. Store Firewood Away from Your Property

Before you bring your firewood inside inspect it for pests like cockroaches and spiders. Better still store it in a covered firewood holder at all times, rather than having it lie around outside on the grass acting as a custom built a home for all kinds of pests.

If you have a wood burning fire, ensure that firewood is stored both off the ground and away from your property. Pests enjoy the warm, dark atmosphere, and so this is a surefire way of inviting pests into your home.

  1. Practice Good Sanitation

Simple good sanitation will help as well. Keep dishes and counters squeaky clean; do not forget to tightly seal leftovers, rinse recyclable containers before storing and remember to take out the trash whenever it is full.

If you already have a pest problem, there are several things that you can do to minimize the impact while you wait for an exterminaotr in Union City to solve your issue.

  • Protect all food sources by storing in plastic containers rather than boxes and bags, to ensure that pests cannot gain access to them.

  • Keep areas such as the attic or the cellar well ventilated and dry.

  • Ensure that any wood on the exterior of your house is well maintained and in good condition – several different types of insects are attracted to deteriorating wood.

  • Check electrical wires for signs of damage and cover or elevate them if possible. Rodents are known to chew wires, which can be a fire hazard.

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