Myth 1. DIY pest control methods are enough.

There are tons of websites, blogs, videos, and probably other forms of content, telling us all about the different ways people can get rid of most types of pests on their own. With poisons, traps, even natural ways such as basil leaves, Borax, traps, etc. And some of them probably work, when you start on time, if there isn’t a big problem, or the type of pest is susceptible to the type of insecticide or pesticide or trap that you are using. Sadly, that’s not always the case.

Myth 2. You can inspect your home for bugs and rodents efficiently.

You may be able to inspect a lot of places, nooks and crannies in your home and if you’re lucky enough, it will be pest-free. But for a thorough and 100% efficient inspection for pests, only professionals such as pest control London will be able to do it.

Pest technicians use special equipment and are trained in finding the smallest signs of infestations. They also use professional pesticides, baits, traps that you might not find in your regular store.

Myth 3. Mice and rats traps are enough to deal with an infestation.

Mice or rats traps/poison should not be used alone. They should be combined with an inspection and regular checks and closing all entry points for rodents.

Why they are ineffective?
Because mice reproduce quickly and can cause a huge infestation in just a couple of weeks, so placing some poison and traps here and there will not do much. If you don’t know there’s a nest in your house, you will never be able to get rid of them on your own.

That’s why professional pest controllers do an extremely thorough property inspection so they can identify the holes through which rodents come inside your home, and find out if there’s a nest in your home.

Myth 4. Cats/dogs can be enough pest control, especially for rodents.

The myth is that if you have a pet, be it a cat or a dog, rodents will sense them and stay away from your home because they are afraid. While true to some extent as smaller animals like rats and mice could easily get scared if you have a pet, that’s not always the case. Of course many cats and dogs are fond of chasing and catching mice and rats, however, not all of them do it. So no one can guarantee you that if you have a furry pet your home will be safe.

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