As a homeowner, you know that pest control isn’t just for peace of mind. Insects and rodents can carry diseases that have the potential to jeopardize the health of your family. Pest control is an essential part of keeping your most important environment healthy and safe.
But if you’re like many homeowners, you’re balancing several different household needs at once. An important question you likely have is “how often do I need pest control treatments to keep my house pest-free?” You’re not alone; it’s a question we hear a lot, and the answer can depend on several factors. We want to help you get the pest control that’s right for you, so we’ve put together a guide to help you think through your options.
How Often Should Pest Control Be Done?
In the Roanoke region, pests don’t seem to take a break. New seasons mean new pests looking for the perfect place live—and often it’s your lovely home. That’s why we typically recommend a quarterly schedule for pest control.
We know you’re busy, so Bug Man’s services are designed to take things off your plate. Sign up for regular treatments, and our pest experts will arrive at your home each season to keep your home protected. You can breathe a sigh of relief knowing your home is being inspected and treated regularly for pests like earwigs, ants, termites and more.
While we most frequently recommend quarterly treatments, there are other factors that can contribute to determining how often you need pest control.
Signs That You Need Pest Control
You may be wondering if you even need pest control in the first place. After all, you haven’t seen a mouse or spider wandering your kitchen floors. Even if that’s the case, there are other signs that unwelcome visitors have taken up residence in your home. These signs include:
· Damaged furniture and baseboards
· Holes in food containers
· Droppings, exoskeletons, spiderwebs
· Odd sounds like scratching, and movement
In extreme cases, you may wake up with unexplained bug bites, or notice strange “bubbling” of your walls. These are all signs of a pest infestation, and it’s best to call an exterminator ASAP.
Factors that Determine the Frequency of Pest Control
For many homeowners, a quarterly pest prevention schedule is sufficient to keep unwanted pests at bay, but there are other factors to consider.
For example, Southwest Virginia can be quite humid. If you have a basement that retains the extra moisture, you can unwittingly have a pest habitat on your hands. Homes that are surrounded with a lot of vegetation, may need more frequent interventions. Landscaping features like tall grasses, ornamental beds, and heavy mulching are very inviting to pests as are forested areas and homes with lakes nearby. In these cases, we may recommend a monthly schedule to keep your home pest free.
Another factor to consider is the severity of your infestation. If you’re battling a severe infestation of any pest, your home may require frequent treatments in the short-term until the colony is eradicated. After that, it’s important to stick to a regular pest control maintenance plan to prevent further infestations.
Bug Man’s Contract Options and Benefits
Your peace of mind matters to us. That’s why we offer several contract options so you can find the best choice for your needs and budget.
· Four Seasons Pest Control: This is our most popular and value-saving option. Each season, a highly trained technician will come to your home to treat for pests common to the season. We guarantee your home is protected year-round from pests. If any of the covered pests resurface between visits, we will treat for the insects at not additional cost.
· Monthly Pest Control: This popular choice is great for residential and business owners and focuses primarily on roaches, rodents, and mosquitoes.
· One-Time Pest Control: This option provides treatment for specific problems as well as general pest prevention, all with a 45-day warranty.
When we say “quality first,” we mean it. Bug Man Exterminating specializes in green and organic pest control and all of our technicians are extensively trained to comply with GreenPro and QualityPro standards. No matter what pest control frequency you choose, our priority is to provide you with excellent service and effective treatments, all at the best cost-to-service ratio in the industry.
Contact Bug Man
Call Bug Man and let us take care of the rest. Get started today with your FREE inspection, and work with a representative on a plan that works best for your home or business needs and budget.