Most Common Myths About DIY Pest Control Methods

When you are faced with a pest problem, you could be forgiven for thinking that all it takes to get rid of those creepy-crawlies is a few doses of bug spray or one of the DIY methods you can find on Google for pest infestation treatment. Sometimes these options do the trick. However, when you find yourself in a situation where your pest infestation seems to keep getting worse and the ‘uninvited guests’ keep bringing more friends to join the party, it’s time to seek the help of a professional pest specialist. Let’s reveal some of the most common myths about pest control and find out why it pays to speak to the experts.

Myth 1: Pest spray is cost-effective…and very effective

Yes and no. It depends on the severity of your pest infestation, what kinds of pests they are, whether they have invaded an outdoor or indoor area, where the pest nest is located and how badly the problem can affect your health. For example, if you are dealing with a few baby cockroaches, it should be sufficient to use pest spray in order to get rid of them. On the other hand, if your problem involves pests which can be potentially life-threating like wasps (if you happen to be allergic to their sting), you should call a reliable pest control service immediately to prevent dire consequences.

Myth 2: Ultrasonic repellers are magical

Ultrasonic pest repellent devices have recently been hailed as ‘miracle’ devices by a few companies, and have been advertised on national television as the ultimate tool to get rid of pests for good. It utilizes ultrasound – high frequency sound waves that are too high in pitch to be heard by the human ear – to deter pests by causing a physiological response that disrupts pests’ activities and drives them away. This type of product has been promoted as a life-saver for households with reoccurring pest problems. However, there is little scientific evidence to back up their claims of lasting pest prevention effects. What’s more, there are some people in the industry who support the theory that ultrasonic devices could potentially cause a more severe pest attack because those pesky creatures could get used to the interference of ultrasound, resulting in it becoming harder to eliminate them later on.

Traditional methods might just work as well

If you do a Google search for do-it-yourself solutions to pest problems, you will find a broad range of pest control methods such as using bay leaves to prevent cockroach infestations or setting up cheese bait for rat traps. Having said that, while some of these methods might work, many of them will simply not do the job. So, don’t be surprised when you spot those roaches hanging around your kitchen again and snacking on your food.

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