5 Common Misconceptions About Pest Control

No matter what the season is, bugs are around us all the time, 24/7. Of course, they are a lot more noticeable and prominent in the warmer months, but they are still around during the winter. When it comes to bugs and pest control, Best Pest Control knows that there are a few misconceptions about pest control treatments and the best way to treat an infestation. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to clear the air on these five common pest control misconceptions. Check them out below! If you have a pest problem or any questions, give us a call!

1. A Few Pests Aren't a Problem
Just because there isn’t a horde of cockroaches on the kitchen counter, doesn't mean there isn't a pest problem. For every insect you do see, there are plenty more (as many as 20-30) hiding behind the wall that you can't see. Don't be fooled by the occasional pest sighting. You should act as soon as you see any pests or any evidence of their presence, such as droppings or chewed up cardboard.

2. DIY Pest Control Is Just as Effective
While insecticide sprays may kill the insects that you see, they have little effect on the colony that could be behind your wall. The type of pesticides that the insects are supposed to bring back to their colonies is not always reliable. Also, some industrial-strength pesticides leave toxic chemicals in your home that can remain poisonous for many years. This poses a potential hazard for households with pets and young children. If you are wanting long-term, safe results, make sure you hire a professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

3. All Pest Control Companies Are the Same
While all pest control companies need to be licensed, they may have various types of licenses. Be sure to check any credentials before hiring a pest control company. Be sure to hire a company that is licensed in the area that you are wanting to control. If you want to hire a company that is effective in treating mosquitoes, you would want a company with an aquatic pest control license. Do your research ahead of time this way you are prepared.

4. A Clean Home Means A Pest-Free Home
While it's true that cleanliness greatly diminishes the chances of an infestation, that isn't always the case. You may think that you can't have a pest problem because your kitchen is spotless. However, a box of old clothes, children's toys, and yellowing newspapers can be an all-you-can-eat extravaganza for insects. So just because you are clean, it doesn't mean you can't have a pest problem.

5. Only Call a Professional For Infestations
Don't wait until you have a problem before taking care of it. The best way to control a pest problem is to act before it becomes an infestation. The sooner the problem is addressed, the quicker and more efficiently it can be solved and the sooner you and your family can enjoy a pest-free environment. Regular pest control treatments can help ward off infestations.

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At Best Pest Control, we offer a wide range of pest control services at the Lake of the Ozarks, which include spider control for homes & docks, ant control, mosquito control, termite inspection & treatment and more! If you want to protect your home and dock this summer, give the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call!


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