Pest control experts make the job look easy, but it is anything but. Pest control requires extensive training, costly equipment, and constant proximity to toxic pesticides. Each job also requires a lot of time and physical effort. To offset the costs and labour, pest control prices need to be what they are.
Pest control costs vary greatly depending on the treatment administered and the severity of the infestation. $150 - 300 is an average range for cost, but for a more accurate estimate, contact Active Pest Control Management to get a free quote.
Usually, a pest control treatment can last 30-90 days, depending on the type. If the treatment is applied outdoors and it rains, or if the treatment is wiped off with water, the duration will decrease.
For newly built houses or apartments, having quarterly treatments done to deter pests from moving in is recommended. When you have a serious infestation in your home, a treatment once every 3 to 6 months is necessary to get in the clear.
Early spring is generally the best time for pest control. Pest activity typically peaks during the warmer weather of summer, making colonies harder to stop. Getting treatment done in spring when pest numbers are relatively lower means the treatment will be more likely to succeed. Additionally, choosing early spring lets you avoid the rush of pest control requests that flood in every summer, so that we can give you faster service.
Termites are sometimes hard to detect until a lot of structural damage has already been done, but if you stay vigilant, you may be able to see some of these early signs:
Rat bait and traps are used to dispatch rats that have invaded. Meanwhile, holes and other potential entrances for rats should be plugged to prevent more from entering the household. If necessary, rat poison may be administered, but must be kept away from children and pets.
It is possible to DIY a solution to a small pest infestation. The problem is that it’s very possible the infestation isn’t as small as you think–there could be additional nests or sources of pests that you are unaware of without a proper inspection. To have complete peace of mind, leave pest control to a professionally trained expert.
Do not clean your house immediately after pest control treatment has been applied. Once everything has dried after 24 to 48 hours, then it is safe to sweep and vacuum the premises. Wiping and mopping can be done too, but in order for the treatment to remain effective, it is best to reduce the frequency and intensity of mopping for a month or so.
Pest control is no simple matter. If half-hearted measures are taken to combat them, not only will they continue to stay, but they may even threaten your personal safety. Professional pest control is quick and precise, ending your pest troubles as soon as possible without risk.