Pests are gross, unpleasant, unwelcome, tiny, but can cause a huge problem if and when they enter your home. They damage your property, contaminate food, cause infections, and allergies. In short, pests are ugly, disease carrying organisms. Most of the people must have experienced pest attacks in their homes. Some common household pests include: cockroaches, bedbugs, rats, mice, ants, and spiders.

Some of the main causes of pest infestation can be unsanitary conditions, unhygienic living conditions, and environmental factors such as weather conditions. Although some of these factors can be controlled, other factors such as heavy rainfall cannot and therefore pest control becomes essential to control diseases.

However, there are several misconceptions about pest control that can lead to unsuccessful methods that sometimes can prove to be detrimental. In this article we are going to discuss some common misconceptions that surround pests and the actual facts that people should abide by.


Myth: Can’t spot any pests means they aren't there.

Fact: Not every pest is visible as some pests are really good at hiding, especially bed bugs and termites. And by the time people notice them, the damage done becomes irreparable. Therefore, it becomes important to keep a check for such sneaky little creatures that not only cause damage to property but also to human health.

Myth: Clean Homes Can’t Have Pests

Fact: Yes, dirty and untidy homes do attract pests but sometimes the cleanest of homes could develop nasty pet infestations because of a constant food source. Leaving a box of chocolates on your kitchen counter regularly could invite a colony of ants into your home. So, apart from keeping your house clean, remember to keep your kitchen counter food free.

Myth: Pesticides Are Harmful

Fact: Yes, the chemicals in pesticides are harmful and therefore effective for pest infestation. However, a pest control professional will always know how to properly use and apply pesticides keeping in mind the safety of the people. An expert’s first priority will always be to keep the public out of the harm's way.

Myth: DIY Pest Control Methods Are Effective

Fact: DIY pest control methods will look like they are working but in reality it does nothing against pest infestations. It might work temporarily but for the permanent solution it is essential to contact a professional pest control company. A professional pest control company’s priority would be to keep you and your family safe. Secondly, they would provide a permanent solution to your pest infestation problem.

You can count on Ridaway for a nasty pest infestation in your home. They are quick, licensed, and use biologically friendly pesticides that leave your home safe to return to.