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Pest Myths Debunked

Posted on May 27th, 2020 by Knockout Pest

There are plenty of myths about pests out there. Fortunately, we are here to set the record straight. Keep reading to learn the truth about popular pest misconceptions.

Why Insects Sting

It is untrue that insects need to be aggravated in order to sting their prey. They sting when they perceive a person to be a threat to their entire colony. This usually happens when an individual is in close proximity to the colony. 

When Mosquitoes Feed

The notion that mosquitoes only feed at dusk and dawn is a complete fallacy. Mosquitoes feed as a way to prepare for reproduction. Therefore, mosquitoes can feed at any time of the day.

One Ant In Your Home Is No Big Deal

When you see an ant in your home, you may think nothing of it. However, ants will be able to let other ants know about the food source that is in your house. This can lead to a full-blown ant infestation if you don’t contact a reputable pest control company in a timely manner. 

Have you been dealing with a pest infestation in your home? If so, the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control can handle it. 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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