Insects, roaches, and ants can be a terrible problem throughout your home, but often go undetected for a long time, until you have a real infestation on your hands. It is difficult to completely rid your house of insects with over the counter traps and sprays. The professionals do it much better! If you are nervous about the cost of calling in a pro to take care of your insect problem, here are a few things to consider.
How many insects do you have?
When it comes to inset control a good motto is: The sooner the better. It is much easier, faster and cheaper to get rid of any pest the faster you catch it and the less time it has had to reproduce. Once any insect has had time to lay its eggs, form colonies and grow, you will spend more time and money to get rid of it. Call a pro at the first signs of an insect problem, not until after it has become a serious problem.
One time removal or contract
If you have never had an insect problem in your home before and very suddenly you start to see the signs, you may be able to call in the professionals for a one time extermination. However, if you start to notice that you have an ongoing insect problem, you may opt to hire an exterminator on a contract basis. In these cases you would pay a monthly, or sometimes quarterly fee for the pro to come to your home on a scheduled basis to stop any type of insect infestation before it begins...or begins again! You may pay more for a contract over the years, but if it keeps the pests away permanently it is well worth the cost.
Repair to damage caused by pests
It is easy to believe that if you do not hire a professional to take care of your pest or insect problem that you are saving money...and of course, in one sense you are. But the problem with insects which is often overlooked is the damage they do inside your home and the cost of repairing that damage. Insects can eat through your clothing, lay their eggs throughout your home and in the case of termites, cause structural damage to your house. Not to mention, they often spread germs and bacteria that can make you or your family sick. In the long run it is generally less expensive to take care of the insect problem as soon as possible than to wait and fix the damage later on.