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5 Myths About Common Pests

Shedding Light on These Myths — and Pests

Mosquitoes. Bed bugs. Cockroaches. Rats. These pests cause a lot of anxiety for many people. It's no wonder, given the myths that circulate about them!

This blog will break down some of the most common myths about pests and set the record straight. Keep reading to learn the truth about these pesky creatures.

Myth #1: All pest control products are harmful.

This is simply not true! While it's crucial to use pest control products safely and as directed, many are perfectly safe for people and pets when used correctly. In fact, some pest control products can even be used in organic gardening.

So, the next time you see a pest control product, don't automatically assume it's harmful or dangerous. With a little bit of research, you'll be able to find the perfect pest control product for your needs.

Myth #2: Mosquitoes are only a nuisance.

Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance. They can carry and transmit diseases, such as the West Nile virus, malaria, and Zika virus. Mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other animal in the world.

Take the necessary precautions to keep mosquitoes away from your property and reduce their population in your area. Pest control experts can help you create a customized plan to pest-proof your home and keep mosquitoes away.

Myth #3: Mosquitoes are only around at night.

Mosquitoes are actually active during the day and night. However, they are more likely to bite during dawn and dusk when it is cooler. Mosquitoes are also more likely to bite humans when we are inactive, like when we are just hanging around. So if you're sitting outside at night, you're more likely to be bitten by a mosquito.

Mosquitoes are attracted to heat and sweat, so people exercising or working outside are more likely to be bitten. And mosquitoes can sense movement from up to 50 feet away — so they will bite whoever is moving around.

So if you're trying to avoid being bitten by a mosquito, it's best to stay indoors during dawn and dusk and avoid sweating or exerting too much when outdoors.

Myth #4: Pest control is only necessary if you have an infestation.

This is not the case! Pest control can actually help prevent infestations from happening in the first place. By eliminating food and water sources and hiding places, pests are less likely to move in and make themselves at home.

Preventative pest control also helps to keep pests from spreading diseases. Mosquitoes, for example, can spread malaria, yellow fever, and other conditions. So by eliminating mosquitoes, you can help prevent the spread of these diseases.

Pest control is important for keeping your home and family safe from pests. And while it's true that prevention is the best cure, pest control can also help to get rid of an infestation if one does occur.

Contact a pest control professional today if you think you might have a pest problem or just want to take precautions against one. They can help assess your situation and recommend the best course of action.

Myth #5: Bed bugs carry disease.

Bed bugs are not known to carry or transmit disease. However, they can cause a lot of anxiety and stress for people who have them. Bed bugs feast on human blood, and their bites can also cause itching and irritation. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that reactions can range from nothing to anaphylaxis and even secondary skin infection. It's important to deal with a bed bug problem as soon as it is discovered.

Pest Control Experts Here for You

We're your team for all your pest control needs. From bed bugs to mosquitoes, the Econex Pest Management team can help you get rid of any unwanted guests. Don't let the myths scare you - call us today at (888) 508-4205 for a free quote and let us show you how easy it is to get pest-free!