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Common Pest Control Myths Debunked

There are many pest control myths that sound like they might be true. It’s time to debunk those myths and make sure you’re getting the proper help for your home to keep bugs away and keep your family safe.


Some common pest control myths debunked:


It’s just a season. These pests will go away soon.

Ignoring a pest problem is a great way to end up with an infestation. If you see a pest, even just one, know that it has friends and family. It’s best to call a professional early to prevent infestation.


Bug zappers will help my mosquito problem.

Everyone loves a good zap, but you may be attracting other bugs besides mosquitoes, while mosquitoes run rampant on your property. Mosquitoes don’t actually care about the bright light, and are much more attracted to you and your family members. Plus, zappers explode the bugs into tiny bits that rain down on anyone in the area. Yuck.


My home is clean, so I don’t have to worry about pests.

Just because you have a clean, organized home doesn’t mean you’re invincible. Many pests like bed bugs and flies can feed on human blood to survive; they don’t need a dirty home. While a dirty or disorganized home may give pests more space to hide, keeping a clean home will never fully eradicate a pest issue.


I can treat a pest issue on my own.

We’re all for empowering you to get handy and fix some problems around your home. However, not when it comes to pest control. In order for an insecticide or treatment to work as intended, it’s important to know what kind of pest you’re dealing with and how to best deal with them. That’s why hiring a professional pest control company is so important.


I only need to call a pest control company if I notice a problem.

The best kind of pest control is preventative, not reactive. If you don’t have a reliable pest control technician that treats and inspects your home regularly, there’s no telling what might be lurking in your basement, attic, walls, closets, and cabinets.


We can help

No matter how intimidating or pervasive your pest problem, you can trust that Amco Ranger knows exactly how to handle it and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Give us a call today if you need help getting rid of pests in your home in Cottleville, St. Peters, O’Fallon, St. Charles, and surrounding communities.