Pest control is tricky, with humans trying to outsmart the pests that would like to move into our living space. However, there are many pest control methods whose promises of success are dubious at best.

This blog will uncover 4 worthless pest control methods or pest control tips that, no matter how often they get advertised, they’ll never work. Read on to save your time and efforts against pests!

Ultrasonic Repellent Devices

There’s something to be said about the concept of ultrasonic pest repellent. After all, if the Cuban diplomats got injured by an ultrasonic weapon, wouldn’t it work on the bugs and rodents? Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell whether these devices work for pest control.

We don’t think they’re successful enough to justify the cost. Also, even though you won’t be able to hear it, your pets will, and it’ll drive them crazy.

Scent-Based Repellent

We’ve heard of many creative methods in this department, and we won’t bar you from trying them. Let us know if one of these works for you.

The scent of predators: People with rodent infestation have tried scattering dog and cat hair around the premises to simulate the presence of a predator. While this may work temporarily, your unwelcome visitors will quickly learn to ignore it when they discover no real predator around.

Essential oils: People who are into essential oils claim that rodents dislike the peppermint smell. This may be true, but in our experience, they like food more. If the presence and availability of food continue to be presented to them, they‘ll put up with many things that are disagreeable to them.

Household spices/ingredients: Depending on the pest, you’ll find advice to repel insects with white vinegar, black pepper, ground cinnamon, garlic, coffee grounds, cloves, and hot peppers. While some of these methods’ efficiency is minimal, they create a mess.

Toxic Chemicals

Depending on the chemical concentration, it may turn out dangerous to you, your pets, or your plants. Professional pest control should tightly control the amount and dose of these chemicals to remain lethal to the pests while not harming people and animals.

Ant Traps

In some situations, traps are ideal for controlling and eventually eliminating a small-scale infestation. However, they’re not always 100% effective. And in some instances, they don’t work at all.

That’s because ant traps don’t work against every kind of ant. Some species are attracted to specific types of bait or respond to the same toxic chemicals.

Visual Queue Traps

I found that traps using light as a visual cue worked best for mosquitoes that were active and bit at night, like Culex and Anopheles species. However, this trap was ineffective in capturing Aedes aegypti (the primary vector for Dengue and Zika viruses), which mainly bites during the day.

Get Your Pest Problem Solved By Hiring Professionals

It’s best to hire an experienced pest control company to get rid of pests in your home or business quickly and safely. Professionals have the experience and knowledge necessary to accurately identify the source of the problem and provide effective solutions. They can also help prevent future infestations by suggesting preventive measures such as baiting, trapping, and cleaning.

1st Choice Pest Solutions Is The Most Reliable Source for Pest Control

Are you looking for reliable pest control services? Look no further than 1st Choice Pest Solutions. Our team of certified and experienced professionals has been helping homeowners get rid of pests in their homes.

At 1st Choice Pest Solutions, we can help you quickly and safely eliminate pests such as mosquitoes, ants, bats, fleas, spiders, mice, and more. Contact us today to learn more about our services. We look forward to helping you reclaim your home from pests!