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Common Pest Misconceptions

Posted on October 18th, 2021 by Knockout Pest

There is plenty of misinformation when it comes to pests. Luckily, we are here to set the record straight! Below are some common pest misconceptions to be aware of. 

Mice Love Eating Cheese

When you have a mouse infestation in your house, you might think that putting cheese in mouse traps will solve the problem. After all, mice have become associated with their love for eating cheese. If you really want to get rid of the mice in your home, it is better to put peanut butter in the mouse traps. 

Bed Bugs Only Emerge In Darkness

Have you ever heard the expression, “don’t let the bed bugs bite” before going to sleep? This old adage harkens back to the belief that bed bugs only emerge in the dark to feed. If a bed bug needs a meal, they will emerge whether or not the lights are on.

Pest Infestations Will Resolve Themselves

Once you discover that there is a pest infestation in your home, don’t expect this problem to resolve on its own! It is imperative for homeowners to take immediate action to get rid of these pests. Fortunately, our experts can quickly and effectively eradicate a pest infestation from your house. 

Have pests infiltrated your home? If so, turn to the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control for assistance. We can knockout pests and keep them down for the count! 

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.

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