Pests in the home can bring destruction, disease, and a list of unpleasantries. They are often too much for homeowners to deal with on their own and so, a pest control service is needed. Before hiring a pest control service, many individuals wonder how long they will need the services performed. Having technicians out too often is a waste of money, while not having them out often enough could result in a pest problem becoming worse. So, how often should you have pest control services done?
Not all homes are infested with pests. New buildings may not have a problem with pests yet, or homeowners may take simple steps to prevent pest problems from ever occurring. Whatever the case, homes that currently don’t have a pest problem don’t require as many visits.
Typically, having these properties inspected once a year is enough to spot problems early and treat them if needed. If during the yearly inspection no problems are found, homeowners can often wait until the following year for another preventative inspection.
Services For Current Infestations
If you’ve already noticed signs of pests in and around your home, you likely have an infestation. Pests can take a long time to make themselves known and when you begin seeing signs, there are likely many pests already living in your home. When this is the case, you’ll need pest control services more regularly.
The amount of time required between services for an infestation problem will vary depending on the pest and the severity of the infestation. In most cases, service visit every eight to ten weeks, with a total of four to five service appointments throughout the year, will suffice.
Consider Your Location
Missouri can become bitterly cold in the winter months. This drives mice and rats inside homes, as they look for food and comfortable shelter. Homeowners that have had a problem with rodents in the past, or that want to prevent an infestation from occurring, should have an inspection and treatments done before temperatures drop. If you are already receiving pest control services, this can usually be done at one of your scheduled appointments.
Those that live in certain locations may need pest control services performed more often, as well. These include those that live in woody areas, or areas that are prone to certain pests, such as termites.
The Type Of Pesticide Used
While termites are not known to develop resistance to certain pesticides, some pests can. The type of pesticides used varies between different pest control companies. If you are working with a pest control company that cannot identify resistances, you will need more service visits. Additionally, if the pesticide used is not strong enough to kill and deter pests, you will also need more service visits than the typical recommended amount.
Contact Us Today
You may not know how often you will need pest control services until you speak to a St. Louis pest control company. Don’t hesitate to contact us at Amco Ranger today for help.