Common Residential Pest Control Myths

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On the Internet, you can find just about anything—but that doesn’t mean that everything you see is true.  Just take pest control, for example. One cursory search online and you can find a plethora of articles about pest control topics, but even so, plenty of myths still persists about the field.  Being a tested pest control company, we take pride in putting these myths to rest. Join us today as we bunk some common misconceptions about pest control! 

1. DIY Pest Control Works Just as Good as Professional Pest Control



Despite what you find on various websites online, do-it-yourself pest control is not the same as professional pest control, and they are not interchangeable.  Now, while DIY pest control is fantastic in certain situations, it can actually be harmful in other situations. For example, if you see a moth flying around the light in the kitchen, then you don’t have to necessarily call the pest control company to have them come over and open up the window for the moth to escape.  On the other hand, if you see that you have a termite infestation, leaving removal to the professionals would be your best option. Indeed, DIY solutions that you find online don’t really work on these critters, and if you’re not careful in using them, you can further damage the foundation of your house should these critters already be munching away on the wood. For these heavy-hitter pests, it is always best to call in the professionals and get them out for good.


2. Only Call When It Gets Out of Hand


To debunk this one, it’s best to think of this like going to your eye doctor.  Yes, you need to turn to your eye doctor when your eye hurts or you’re seeing something that shouldn’t be there, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t see your eye doctor when your eye is feeling fine.  In fact, you probably go once a year for a check-up, which sometimes may end up with a prescription upgrade or some means of preventative care. Think of pest control in the same way: Yeah, you’re going to want to call when the infestation won’t subside, but you should call for preventative measures regularly based on how pest-prevalent your region is.  Business owners may be more inclined to take preventative measures than others, but that doesn’t mean that you need to hold off until the infestation becomes unmanageable before you drop a line.

3. All Pest Control Companies Are the Same

Just because you’re paying someone to do it doesn’t mean that they’ll have the same experience and results across the board—experiences vary greatly depending on the individual company.  Only companies which are up to date with the latest pest control technologies and are certified in their field are the ones that can produce the best results and provide a great client experience.  Luckily enough, Tri-County Pest Control fits both of these categories, so you know that you’re in good hands when you choose to work with us.

Should you have any other curiosities about the pest control industry or want more information on our services, feel free to give us a call today!

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