Top 5 Pest Control Myths in Kent, WA

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Mice Love Cheese

There is a slight bit of truth to this myth.  You often see mice in cartoons or advertising that are eating cheese and while it is true that mice will eat cheese, they prefer other foods. Mice are omnivores which means they will eat pretty-much anything.  In the wild, mice eat flowers, seeds, vegetables from your garden, and they especially like to eat from your bird feeder. My favorite bait in snap traps is peanut butter.

If you have mice invading your home or commercial buildings, give us a call and we will take care of the problem.

Bees Can Only Sting Once

Again, there is some truth to this one.  The only bee that can sting you once is a honeybee.  All the other bees including wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets can sting you again and again.  And it doesn’t take much to provoke some bees.  Simply walking too close to their nest can trigger an attack.

If you have bees on your property, give us a call and we can take care of it.  If they are honeybees, we will arrange for a professional beekeeper to safely relocate the nest. Digger bees and Golden digger wasp should not be treated either as they pose very little threat to humans and are beneficial.  All other bee infestations we will take care of ourselves.

DIY Methods Can Eliminate Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can be extremely difficult to exterminate on your own.  They are very small, while nocturnal they can travel and feed at any hour, and can quickly infest the entire home.  Your best bet is to call a professional exterminator to eliminate the problem.

Bug Zappers Kill Mosquitoes

There is no truth to this myth. Bug zappers only work on insects that are attracted to UV light.  Mosquitoes aren’t one of those insects.

Mice in Your House Means Your House Is Dirty

No truth to this myth either.  Often homeowners are embarrassed to admit that their home has been invaded by mice.  Don’t be. Mice are attracted to food, water, and shelter.  Every lived-in home has these.


Call a Professional Exterminator

If you have pests that are invading your home or buildings, call your local pest control professionals at AAA Pest Control.

If It Bugs You, Bug Us.  – AAA Pest Control – 253-854-7117