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* Ultra sonic plug in bug device will hurt insect's ears and they won't come in. You might get a better reaction if you play a Barry Manilow song in your stereo. The majority of insects CAN'T hear ultra sonic noise.

* Spiders will nest in your hair. Oh boy, that one made it around the world at least 3 times when I was a kid. A lady apparently liked her hair-do so much that she never washed it. She just kept spraying hairspray on it everyday. Soon a spider moved in and became 'toxic' from all the spray, bit her and she died. Maybe that's where the idea for the Spiderman story came from.

* Carpenter Ants eat wood. Very common thought but totally false. They do excavate wood for nesting purposes. Actually they eat just about anything you and I do.

* Baiting Termites will attract them to your home. That's a hard one to convince someone otherwise. Termites forage 365 days a year in every direction all day and all night. They were there the whole time and it's only with a little know how (on where to place the stations) and time that they find the bait. You simply have 'intercepted' them in their natural activity.

* It's a scientific fact that Bumble Bee wings cannot support their size thus they shouldn't be able to fly. OK this one IS true but they still fly. Why? Well they have four small wings, to small to carry them in flight no matter how hard they beat. However a small hook like feature on the wing allows them to become 'one' larger wing and creates more mass which creates more lift, thus fly off at will. PS. 'don't tell the Bumble Bees this, they still believe it's a miracle of faith.

* Formosan Termites can chew through concrete. One of, if not the most destructive termite species known but their tiny jaws can't cut through bricks. They are able to (so are other species of termites) slip through a crack about 1/64th of an inch thick.

* Roaches become immune to your sprays. Yea it's true that resistant strains of roaches do develop but not in the way most folks think. Many people feel that if you spray the same pesticide over and over the same roaches become immune and don't die. It's more along the lines of say-you are susceptible to Poison Ivy but your good friend not so much. Chances are his kids won't be either but yours will be scratching. Truth is that your initial spray kills many but a few may be 'already' resistant to that product and as a result when they breed they create more of the same genetically resistant babies. So it seems they've developed immunity. A good exterminator will change the 'class' of his products to prevent this from happening. Spray 'immunity' does happen but it takes much more time than what most think.

* Exterminators spray is so toxic you must leave the home when being treated. Truth is that most finished solutions being applied in your home are no more toxic than table salt. On average your 'professional' pest technician will only spray 4 or 5 ounces of mixed product in select places (cracks & crevices) within your entire home. It's how and where it's placed that makes the difference.

* Spraying the baseboards doesn't help. While true just willy-nilly spraying baseboards or 'mop boards' isn't the most effective use of a barrier insecticide. Treating the cracks and crevices behind them is. Also just under the board where the carpet tack holds the carpet is a rather large (for a bug or trailing ants) void that insects use to travel undetected the full length of the room. So baseboard treatments do have their place.