3 Common Pest Control Misconceptions

When it comes to pest infestation, there are some common misconceptions out there. Let’s explore some of the most common misconceptions people have about pest control and unveil the truth about these pest problems. When you are equipped with an insightful understanding of common pest problems you are better able to cope with a pest crisis.

Misconception 1: Pests just visit dirty places

It is true that pests such as cockroaches and rodents are attracted to accessible food sources such as rubbish and leftovers. This one of the main reasons why people usually assume that clean places are unlikely to be targeted by pests. However, that is not completely true because other pest types including bed bugs, termites and wasps can still be an issue. The difference is that they are dependent on other food sources like timber, insects, other animals. Hence, a squeaky clean house does not always mean you are safe from pests.

Misconception 2: Only visible pests should be treated

Hidden pests are often underestimated, but they can cause hazardous threats to your family. If there is one kind of pest found in your home, chances are other pests may be lurking around the place.  Your home may be an ideal breeding ground for those creepy crawlies due to factors such as temperature, house materials, environment and available food sources. People often treat visible pests such as rats, flies or roaches with DIY methods and manage to easily eliminate the infestation by doing so. However, treating certain types of destructive pests, particularly termites, will most likely require an experienced pest expert to assess the problem and apply proper treatment.

Misconception 3: Pest infestation is a permanent pest-free guarantee

Unless the whole neighbourhood implements pest control management solutions, the possibility of pests returning to your place of residence is quite high. Pests such as cockroaches, rodents and bed bugs can travel from house to house. When a pest treatment takes place at your house, ‘survivors’ can migrate to your next-door neighbour’s home to live temporarily and then return to your place after the chemicals vanish. It is best to talk to your neighbours when you encounter pest issues, since it may affect them as well.

At Twin Bays pest control, we offer a wide range of services to treat different types of pests you may encounter, from fleas and wasps to termites, cockroaches, spiders and rodents. Our treatments are safe, efficient and reliable, and suitable for residential, industrial and commercial premises. Contact us now for a free quote on 0409 334 562.