- Seeing pests means you have a dirty home.
Pests don’t discriminate. They will infest any home that has what they are looking for. Bed bugs and other annoying pests need only warmth and a bit of moisture to thrive, regardless of how clean your house is.
- The best bait to attract mice is cheese.
Mice are primarily nut and seed eaters. Tests have shown that while a mouse will certainly eat cheese if it’s available, the best food bait to use is actually peanut butter.
- Brick homes are safe from termites.
Even brick homes are not impervious to termites. Though brick may be harder for them to get through, your home is not completely safe.
- All spiders make webs.
All spiders do produce silk, but they might not use it to build webs and snare prey. The hunting spiders, which include wolf spiders, jumping spiders, and trapdoor spiders pursue their prey rather than entrap them in a web.
- Professional pest control uses harsh chemicals that are bad for your health and the environment.
Many people avoid pest control professionals because they believe that pesticides are dangerous to your health or the environment. This is not true at all. At Romans Pest Management we, take pride in our services as we use only safe pesticides.
- If you don’t see pests, you don’t have any.
It’s a good sign if you don’t see pests, but that doesn’t guarantee that your home is safe. Termites and carpenter ants are especially good at hiding until the damage is already done. The only way to prevent their damage is to inspect your home regularly.
- DIY pest control saves money.
For some small issues, that may be the case. But many times it ends up being more costly. If the DIY treatment is ineffective (and many times it is), then you have to call the professionals. And, depending on how long you waited and how much extra time you provided for the pests to propagate, extermination can be much more difficult.
- Daddy longlegs are the most venomous spiders in the world.
The term daddy longlegs is most commonly used to refer to harvestmen arachnids. They do not produce silk or a web, and they are not true spiders. The venom produced by spiders helps them in their role as predators, but harvestmen do not need venom because they are scavengers.
- Bed bugs can’t survive outside in the cold.
Bed bugs do like to stay inside so that they can be close to a warm body to feed on. However, they can survive outside, as long as the temperatures are above freezing and there is a food source for them to feed on. In fact, when it’s cold their body temperature lowers, and they can remain in this state for up to a year with no need for food.
- Bed bugs only live in beds.
While mattresses are the obvious home for “bed” bugs, they can actually live in many places. This is why you can’t just throw out a mattress to deal with a bed bug infestation. They can also live in wood furniture, upholstered furniture, behind baseboards and crown molding, under carpet edges, inside wall outlets, inside wall voids, and in bags, boxes, and other containers.
At Romans Pest Management, we know that people tend to wait until they have exhausted all options before resorting to a professional. We get it! But, like most other professions, we’ll be the first to say, don’t wait! Instead of wasting time and money on over-the-counter products that are ineffective or wrong for the job, just give us a call to get it done right the first time. We’ll come out and do a FREE no-pressure inspection. If you’re not happy with the estimated amount, we’ll leave, no harm done.
Conveniently located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Romans Pest Management serves the whole Tri-State area, including Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. Give us a call today for your free inspection and a quote on an affordable treatment plan.