While it is true, there is a multitude of over-the-counter pest control products available, it’s also true that not all of them are as effective as they advertise. Products that actually work are generally stronger, expensive, and usually only available commercially. It’s a gamble when attempting your own pest control. Considering the time, effort, and expense of the items that may or may not work, plus the ramifications of allowing an infestation to get out of control, you may discover that, yes, it is well worth it to hire a professional exterminator.
What Does it Cost to Hire a Professional Exterminator?
The costs associated with professional extermination depend on many different factors. These include the size of your home, the size of your property, what types of pests are becoming troublesome, and the overall severity of the problem.
Professional extermination visits may be as low as $100 or upwards to nearly $300.
If you have fleas and bedbugs, treatments are typically a bit more costly.
While it is true that buying over-the-counter pesticides and other eliminating agents may prove to be initially cheaper, these are not always effective. Additionally, you may find that you must perform many applications prior to seeing results.
When considering these points, it is well worth it to simply allow an exterminator to come in and handle all of your pest-related issues.
How Much Does Professional Monthly Pest Control Services Cost?
When you hire a pest control company to come to your home to initiate a monthly service plan, the initial cost will be anywhere from $85 to $200. In most instances, the monthly cost will be as low as $40 upwards of over $100.
Again, many factors come into play when it comes to how much you will pay. In most instances, it comes down to the size of your property, the size of your home, whether or not you want indoor and outdoor pest control, and what types of pests you want to be controlled.
How Often Should I Have Pest Control Done?
If you hire a professional exterminator, it is best to opt for a monthly or a bi-monthly service plan. Not only does this help you maintain control over pests in the outdoor area of the home, but it also helps to prevent those infestations from moving indoors.
If pest control is done frequently, troublesome pests like silverfish, spiders, roaches, and rodents will not be attracted to the interior of the home. Regular pest control is much more effective than touch-and-go services on and off through the year.
How Long Does the Spray from an Exterminator Last?
Most sprays that are used by an exterminator have the potential to last anywhere from three to five years. Over time, though, the chemicals within the spray lose their effectiveness. If you want solid pest control in and around your home, it is best to have – at the minimum – monthly pest control services so that the chemicals remain fresh and highly effective.
Is it True That I May See More Bugs after Extermination by a Professional?
Yes, after a professional has come into your home to do professional pest control, you may find that you see a higher number of bugs than before the process. This is due to the fact that pests that have been sheltering in place will come out of their hiding areas in an effort to escape the application of the product that was used in the home.
Due to the massive application of the chemicals in and around the home, the bugs do not achieve success. Each area that they try to escape to will have product that they will be exposed to. As a result, they will die off very quickly. It may take a little clean-up afterward, but it is well worth it to stop the infestation.
What Are the Chemical Pest Control Methods Currently Available?
Chemical pesticides are considered to be the most popular and effective products for eliminating various types of pests in and around the home. These are capable of attacking insect infestation and rodent infestations. The following outlines the methods that are currently available both over-the-counter and in professional applications:
- Fogging Systems
- Heat Treatments
- Fumigation Systems
What Types of Natural Pest Control Measures Are Available?
Natural pest control measures are capable of resolving some pest control infestations and vary in overall effectiveness. It all depends on the type of pest being treated and the overall size of the infestation. The following outlines natural measures that are commonly utilized:
- Hygienic Pest Control Tasks (Such as cleaning surfaces, washing dishes immediately after eating, and storing food in airtight containers)
- Biological Pest Control Treatment (Such as introducing some type of natural predator of the pest you are dealing with into the environment)
- Physical Pest Control (Such as eliminating potential breeding grounds and setting traps)
What Are the Main Advantages to Using Professional Chemical Pest Control?
There are several distinct advantages to using professional pest control services that are chemical in nature. These include the following:
- In most instances, chemical pesticides are cost effective in that they gain control over an infestation and eliminate it more quickly than natural pest control treatments.
- Chemical pesticides have a higher level of reliability than other types of pest control treatments.
- The chemical pesticides have the easiest product application.
- Chemical pest control agents are known for being both fast-acting and highly effective.
What are the Disadvantages to Over-the-Counter Chemical Pesticides?
If you choose to purchase your own pest control chemicals, you should be aware of the following disadvantages:
- First, many insects that may cause infestations in and around your home may already have or will develop a natural form of resistance to the product that you choose to purchase.
- These products may result in residues being left behind on plants, trees, and shrubs around your home. The residue may prove to be toxic to the plant.
- If accidently ingested, over-the-counter chemical pesticides may lead to the development of health problems in both people and pets.
- If not used properly, the chemicals may contaminate the groundwater of the property.
How Long Does It Take to Notice Exterminator Spray Working?
The spray used by professional pest control companies starts working almost immediately. You may not notice any type of significant reduction in the activity of the pests that have been treated for anywhere from 24 hours to 48 hours after the application of the product.
Contact Us Today
Do you have a pest problem? Do you want to eliminate a pest infestation? Would you like to prevent future pest infestations from occurring? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we here at All Pest Exterminating encourage you to contact us today. We offer a wide range of services that will keep your home pest-free and safe for you, your loved ones, and your pets. It does not matter if it runs, crawls, hops, or flies around – we have you covered! In addition to standard pest control treatments, we also offer specialized heat treatments for bed bug infestations, pre-inspections, and home inspections.