The Top 5 Abbotsford Pest Control Myths

At Star Pest Control, we have heard and seen it all when it comes to keeping critters at bay, from old wives’ tales to DIY methods, and thanks to the Internet and social media, there are even more rumours and bad pest control advice than there ever was before. In order to put some of the rumours to rest, here is the truth about the top 5 Abbotsford pest control myths.

1. Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Works Just as Well as Professional Pest Control

Not all pest control is created equal, especially when it comes to a lot of do-it-yourself methods. In some cases, such as spider removal for one or two spiders, there are great DIY options to handle these types of situations; however, when it comes to a serious infestation, you need to heavy-hitting pest control solution that can only come from a pest control professional. A professional will have the experience, skill, and cutting-edge equipment to track down invaders, getting rid of them for good.

2. Bed Bugs Only Live in Dirty Homes

Bed bugs can be found everywhere, from grungy hotel rooms to upscale homes. This is because bed bugs are not drawn to dirt, grime, or garbage, but rather to blood. So, whether your place is sparkling clean or overflowing with trash will make no difference to a bed bug, so long as there is a fresh source of blood.

3. Rodents are Harmless

Rodents are extremely dangerous critters that can cause a whole host of problems for you, your family, and your property. Rats and mice have razor-sharp teeth, capable of chewing anything they can get their paws on – wood, brick, concrete, and even metal. Rodents are also notorious fire starters, as they are especially fond of gnawing on electrical cables. To make matters even worse, mice and rats carry a long list of parasites, bacteria, and viruses that can seriously jeopardize your health.

4. Professional Control Treatments are Dangerous

The use of harsh chemicals is now a thing of the past for a responsible pest control company. Where stronger treatments are needed, the health and safety of the residents can be adequately planned for in order to ensure that there is no unnecessary risk; however, the majority of treatment options today are completely safe for you, your family, and the environment.

5. Consult a Professional Expert Only When There is a Serious Problem

Thinking that a problem will clear up on its own is a mistake. By the time you notice the first signs of pests, you home or business could already be infested. Do not wait until you have a serious problem before you take action.

If you would like to learn more about the top 5 Abbotsford pest control myths, or if you are interested in one of our other services, please contact Star Pest Control at 604-613-6249.



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