5 Hayward Pest Control Myths You Can Stop Believing Now

Pest control isn't necessarily a fun topic of conversation, especially if you're the Hayward home or business owner experiencing the need for it. However, it's important that you get your facts straight about pest management before you realize that you have a damaging and health threatening situation on your hands. Here's the inside scoop on some of the most common myths that people believe.

Myth #1: I Don't Need Pest Control Unless There's an Infestation

Waiting until your home or office is overrun with pests is the worst thing you could do. The most effective pest control plans actually begin before they're necessarily needed. Having treatment applied early can ultimately prevent a pest infestation of any kind. By the time you notice the first signs of a pesky intruder, the structure could already be under full attack. Always remember, just because you don't see them, doesn't mean they aren't there.

Myth #2: Rodents Are Harmless

Rodents carry all kinds of diseases, often leaving numerous contaminated droppings anywhere they please, that can make humans very sick if they come into contact with one another. You also mustn't forget about their tendency to chew through wires, frequently causing structural fires. And don't be fooled into thinking there's only one mouse or rat that found its way inside just because that may have been all you physically saw roaming the halls. Rodents don't travel solo and don't stray too far away from the rest of their group.

Myth #3: Bed Bugs Only Invade Dirty Establishments

Bed bugs are sneaky hitchhikers that will catch a ride on clothing, luggage or other items into whichever establishment they see fit enough to become their next home without too much discrimination. This means that any home or workplace is equally susceptible to an infestation. Clutter or filth can certainly make it more of a challenge to eliminate a bed bug problem, but it won't be the cause of it.

Myth #4: My Homeowners Insurance Will Cover the Damage

Many homeowners assume things about their insurance policies without ever taking the time to find out the real deal. This often holds true when it comes to the terms of termite and other pest damage, and it isn't until there's thousands of dollars to be had in repairs that they find out they aren't covered. Most homeowners insurance policies specifically exclude this kind of loss, making it that much more important to get regular pest inspections before the damage is done.

Myth #5: DIY Pest Control Methods Are Just as Effective as Professional Ones

With so many sprays, baits and other treatments sold on the market it's natural to think that's all you'll need to eradicate a pest problem. However, while it may take care of the issue initially, if you want long-lasting and sufficient pest control, making it into a DIY project isn't the way to go. Professional pest control technicians will be able to apply stronger treatments with special equipment and a trained eye that will turn out to be more valuable to the client than keeping a few extra dollars in their pocket.

Before you discount the need for Hayward professional pest control, reconsider the new information you've learned and then decide the best course of action for your property.

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