Misconception #1: You should wait as long as possible before you have your home professionally serviced for pest control.
No. Pests multiply rapidly. Every time you see a pest– one example: a cockroach, there are approximately 20 in hiding. Many pests produce egg sacks that contain numerous eggs. For instance, the cockroach, lays an egg sack containing approximately 15 to 30 baby cockroaches. These baby cockroaches breed in as early as two weeks. A pest infested home will continually become more infested as long as you ignore the problem. Over the counter sprays and pesticides may help slightly, but by themselves are not enough. The longer you wait to have your home serviced, the more those pests will multiply and the more difficult it will he to eliminate the problem.
Misconception #2: The only reason to have your home serviced for pest control is to get rid of visible pests.
This is also false. As you already know, for every pest you see, there are multiples in hiding. If you have one type of pest in your home then it’s likely your home is a good breeding ground for other types of pests. Not surprisingly, those pests build colonies and nurseries in between your walls, underneath your home and in cracks and crevices you can’t see. Some of these pests can be poisonous and potentially dangerous. Even if you currently haven’t seen one of these pests, they can climb in your shoes, crawl into your clothing or hide in your bed sheets and surprise one of your loved ones with a venomous bite or sting.
What about pests you hardly ever see? Termites are one example. They remain in hidden voids. You need a certified technician to identify and show you where potential termite infestation may occur. And don’t forget about Carpenter Ants. They too are very dangerous to your home. These ants, much like termites, destroy wooden structures. Again, ask for a certified technician to look over your structure. Only then can you be sure you are protected and can prevent this type of infestation.
What about rodents and the Deadly Hanti-virus?
The Hanti-virus, known to some areas in the United States, has killed people without any bite. The Hanti-virus is a deadly, highly contagious disease spread through the deer mouse droppings (you probably have heard about this on national news segments). There are also numerous other diseases rodents can spread that are just a dangerous and highly contagious. It’s best to use consistent prevention and to take care of a rodent problem immediately. So in addition to getting rid of visible crawling pests. another important reason to manage the pests in your home is to get rid of venomous, and disease infected pests that can harm your family.