If you’re reading this blog, you probably have a few questions about pest control, and whether you should hire a pest control professional.
Or, perhaps you’re just wondering if what you’ve seen in those Tom and Jerry cartoons is true. Do mice actually like cheese? We’ll answer these questions and debunk some common pest control myths below.
Pest Control Myths
Myth: The best way to lure mice into traps is with cheese.
Truth: Save your cheddar, and spare the Swiss for yourselves! Mice are much more attracted to sugary snacks, like peanut butter. We like to add a dab of Skippy to our traps – it works in a snap!
Myth: There are no pests in sight, so there is no problem.
Truth: “Out of sight, out of mind” does not apply to pests, which are excellent at hiding in the nooks, crannies, and walls of your home. The ones you can’t see are the ones that are the toughest to get rid of, and this can lead to an infestation.
Myth: Cats will keep your home rat and mouse free.
Truth: Even though our furry friends might be good at catching mice, they still can’t get everywhere a rodent can – inside walls, in your crawlspace, in air ducts, and up in your attic.
Myth: Rats and mice are filthy vermin.
Truth: Surprisingly, rodents tend to keep themselves well-groomed! They just happen to carry a variety of potentially dangerous diseases in spite of that.
Myth: Pesticides are harmful and toxic.
Truth: This one is true if the pesticide is handled improperly. Our trained professionals take every measure to keep your home and property safe, following strict standards and practices. Our products are certified for use in veterinary clinics, childcare facilities, and hospices so that you can feel safe with us!
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