Pest Control Myths vs Facts

May 25, 2017

With summer just around the corner, you may be seeing more pests around your home. Unfortunately, what you think you know about pests may not be completely accurate. Keep your home pest-free by knowing the myths vs the facts of pest control.


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

This is a myth. It’s easy to assume that if you don’t have hordes of bugs in your home that you don’t have any or there is no problem. Termites and carpenter ants can do a lot of damage inside your walls, all while being out of sight. The best thing you can do to protect your home is to have it regularly inspected by a pest control expert.


#2: My house is clean so I won’t have a pest issue.

This is true when it comes for some pests, although some pests don’t shy away from cleanliness. Bed bugs, termites, and carpenter ants are happy to invade your home no matter how clean it is. Keeping your home clean will help eliminate homes and hiding places for spiders and rodents, for example. But if you find bed bugs, termites, or ants in your home, it is best to call a professional pest control company to eliminate them.


#3: Pets can control the pests in and around your home.

Your cat may enjoy chasing and catching mice, but they do it for their own enjoyment not necessarily to rid your home of pests and rodents. Rather than moving around out in the open where your cat or dog will see them, pests will instead stay in your walls, out of sight. Your pet’s food or poop may actually attract them. And if you do have a true infestation, your pet will be outnumbered no matter how protective they are.


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

This is false. Most pests aren’t smart enough to know that a home is being fumigated and they die before they can figure it out. If they do, they are more likely to get scared and retreat further into the fumigated home than run across the yard to yours.
However, if your neighbor’s home needs to be fumigated you may have similar pest control issues that need to be taken care of as well. It’s a good idea to have a pest control expert come take a look.

My All Green offers pest management services to keep your home free and clear of pests, guaranteed. By treating all entryways, treating your lawn, and spraying a barrier around your home, you can rest easy knowing spiders, ants, ticks, roaches, box elder bugs and more will stay away from your home.

If you notice any pests between services, My All Green offers a guarantee; they’ll come and perform the complete pest control service again. If you want quality service at incredible value that’s guaranteed, be sure to contact My All Green for your pest control needs.