~ 3 Things ~
I have been in the pest control business for close to 10 years. During that time I have learned a lot. I have worked with professionals that have spent decades in the industry and their knowledge is immeasurable. In this business, people call you when they are in need, they may be frustrated, scared, angry or disgusted. Part of my job is educating my customers. Sometimes overcoming their preconceived notions can be difficult. I am here to talk about the three things I wish everyone knew about pests.
- Bed Bugs have nothing to do with cleanliness. When people call with a bed bug issue they sometimes talk about how clean their house is or how they are afraid people will think they are dirty. Please know – bed bugs have nothing at all to do with the cleanliness of your home. They are hitchhikers and will take a ride from anyone, anywhere. From 5 star hotels to public transport, schools and more.
- It’s most likely not just ONE mouse. I hear this one a lot. A call comes in and they tell me ‘I have a mouse, but it’s just one.’ Unfortunately, that is probably not the case. Mice can have a litter approximately every 20 days and they have around 6-8 babies per litter, although it can be up to 14. In the winter months especially, mice are looking for somewhere warm to hunker down. That means that they are not just passing through, they are looking for a permanent place to make home and have their babies.
- Lemon juice does not kill ants. Ants leave a pheromone trail behind that they and other ants follow. The acidity in lemon juice may mask that trail and deter them for a short time. All this means is that you won’t see them, at least not for a while. It has zero effect on killing the colony and the ants will be back with a vengeance.
If you have any questions about these or other types of pests, please give me a call. I am happy to answer any questions. Pest control isn’t only eliminating existing problems, it’s also learning how to prevent future issues.
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