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The Absolute Worst Pest Control Methods

Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Pest Control

Considering a do-it-yourself approach to evicting unwanted pests from your home or business? Don’t. It seems like everybody in the world has some homemade answer to pest control issues. The truth is, the majority of these either don’t work or can make the problem worse. There are a million old wives’ tales floating around that give very detailed methods for getting rid of everything from cockroaches to mice. Most of these are completely useless, and some can even end up costing you quite a bit of money in the long run. The only sure way to get rid of the pests is to call in a professional pest control company. The professionals understand exactly what to look for, and have tried and tested methods at their disposal that can completely eradicate your problem. Whether you’re having issues in your home or in your business premises, pest infestations can quickly become out of control. This isn’t just a matter of being disgusted by vermin or bugs. It’s also a matter of personal safety and hygiene. Allowing an infestation to go unchecked can pose serious health threats to you and anyone staying in your home or business premises.

Almost every exterminator has seen at least one of these methods in action. People try to save money by utilizing strange methods of pest control. What makes this even worse is when it affects children or people who can’t help but live in your home. This is another reason why it’s so important to have professional intervention in these instances. There are some cases where children have been removed from infested homes, or businesses have been completely shut down. This is just another testimony to the safety issues that serious infestations can cause.

Pest control in Vaughan can be particularly difficult without the help of a trained professional. This is an area that’s particularly prone to several different types of infestations. Trying to identify a small insect on your own can lead to improper treatment, and a prolonged infestation. It’s always best to at least get the advice of professionals before proceeding with any treatment options. These are just a few examples of the worst possible ways to get rid of pests:


Many people will recommend using things like dryer sheets or fabric softener to clean your base boards and kitchen areas. This is a waste of perfectly good laundry products. Fabric softener and dryer sheets do absolutely nothing to deter cockroaches from coming into an area. There is no chemical reaction, and there’s absolutely nothing about the smell that can drive off cockroaches. If you think about some of the things that they’re attracted to it is no wonder that these pretty difficult to deter. Creating traps on your own also isn’t effective. Using things like cucumber peels and aluminum cans is absolutely a myth, and just offers the roaches another place to eat. Bug sprays and sticky traps can only stop them for short period of time, and do nothing to stop the growth of their population. The only surefire way to treat a cockroach infestation is to call in an expert.


If you’ve ever heard that Apple cider vinegar is a good deterrent for ants, then hopefully you’ve learned that this just isn’t true. Even leaving cotton ball soaked in the vinegar around your home doesn’t stop the ants’ progress. The truth is there’s something in your home that they want, and they are not going to stop until they have it. They’ll learn to simply go around the things that they don’t like in their quest for food. The same can be said for soaking cotton balls in meat oil and vinegar for mice. The only way that you can rid your home of pests is to contact a professional company.

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