How Frequent Should I Receive Pest Control Treatment

by: Pro Pacific Pest Control

As bugs start creeping and crawling their way through a home, millions of questions develop in a homeowner's head. Questions like: Where are these bugs coming from? Will they eventually go away? Can I do the job on my own? Should I hire a an exterminator? Which pest control service is right for me?
All of these questions can leave one quite baffled. But there is plenty to ponder to ensure a bug problem is effectively removed at the lowest possible price. To achieve this happy medium of cost-effective pest control service, you must find a regular service that comes frequent enough to prevent bugs from being on your property without being overkill.
Although each infestation is different, a bi-monthly (every two months) pest control service is your most cost-effective service. However, there are some variables to consider when making this choice.
A regular bi-monthly service usually covers bugs like ants, spiders, silverfish, crickets, earwigs, and wasps. Any other insect may be considered a specialty pest. A bi-monthly service will not work for specialty pests, ask your exterminator about service options for these types of bugs.
Also, the products and thoroughness of your service will determine if a bi-monthly service is right for the serviced property. An exterminator should be able to control bugs with service every town months, if not, consider another company.
Why the bi-monthly service, you ask?
Generally, pesticides are effective up to two months after distribution. With a bi-monthly service, a technician will be able to re-apply the products so you always have a protection barrier for bugs.
Other service options like a one-time service or monthly are too little or too much. One-time pest control treatment will eliminate bugs on the surface, but what about their eggs concealed deep within cracks or crevices. Plus, once the pesticides wear off your at risk for another pest infestation.
A monthly pest control service is probably too much treatment and you're paying for unnecessary services.
Bugs Are Gone…Why Should I Continue Service?
With heavy pest infestations the first few services are to get the pest population under control. After the initial services that is a more preventative approach. The technician should continue to treat targeted pests & areas but put a heavier emphasis on identifying potential problems. Usually at this point, treatments are primarily exterior.
Find a pest control service that offers free re-treats. A free re-treat allows an exterminator to eliminate a bug infestation that flares up between services - at no additional charge. Basically, having free re-treats is like having an exterminator whenever you need it.
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control
Buying DIY pesticides from a hardware store is another option you may consider. But also consider that the products at a hardware store are only what's available at a consumer-level. Commercial pesticides, only available to licensed pest control applicators, are more effective and targeted.
You may end up purchasing multiple products before you find one that effectively treats your bug infestation. It is not just a matter of spraying pesticides all over your property. You must know techniques and specific areas to distribute the product. A licensed technician will know how to strategically treat targeted areas and pests.
Ample time, money, and effort is required for effective DIY pest control.
In conclusion, talk with your exterminator about service options and guarantees so you can get the best pest control service at the lowest price today!