5 Common Pest Myths Debunked

There is no denying the fact that pests are a nuisance to deal with. We all try to get rid of them as soon as we find them. Homeowners try each and every method to prevent them. This also leads to a number of pest myths that spread quickly. Here, our pest control professionals will debunk all such myths.

  1. Daddy longlegs are poisonous: Most of the homeowners believe that daddy longleg spiders are poisonous. But in reality they are harmless as they don’t have such strong fangs to bite human skin. Moreover, they don’t have any kind of poison in them. In fact, they don’t even belong to spider family.
  2. Carpenter ants eat wood: People think that carpenter ants feed on wood just like termites. But, this is just not true. They tunnel through it, leaving the debris behind.
  3. Black widow spider’s bite can be fatal: It is true that black widow spiders have poison in them, but their venom can only cause muscle cramps, chills, fever, head and stomach ache. However, it is advisable to address the bite immediately. It can be fatal only in rare cases, especially when it involves small kids and elder people.
  4. Cheese is the best way to lure a mouse: Homeowners think that cheese is the best way to lure and catch a mouse. But, unfortunately, it is not that effective. If you are planning to catch a mouse, try keeping peanut butter, gumdrops and sugary cereal in the cage.
  5. Bed bugs thrive in dirty homes/hotels: Bed bugs have nothing to do with dirty places, they feed on human blood. So they can be found anywhere near humans.

Now, when you know the truth, make sure you plan the best course of action to deal with these pesky pests. If you need professional help, feel free to call our professionals at Avid Pest.

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