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Are Pest Control Services Worth the Investment?Posted March 17, 2022

Spring brings with it warm weather and the active season for pests – ranging from mice to termites. As thoughts turn to ways in which to combat these irritating (and sometimes damaging) creatures, it is fair to wonder if pest control services are worth the cost. Here at Fox Pest Control, we work hard to make sure you get your money’s worth… so here’s some information to help you make an informed decision.

Is Pest Control a Rip Off?

Like any service, there are reputable providers and scam artists. When working with a reputable company, the benefits are certainly worth it. Professionals stay up to date on the best pest preventatives, how to maintain them over time, and the best strategy for removing pests when an infestation is found.

As to those less reputable companies? Here is an excellent checklist of things to look for to make sure you are not taken in by a scammer. Asking questions is also smart. You want to understand what any potential service provider will be doing… and a reputable pest control company will answer. At Fox Pest Control, we take great pride in our customer service and want our clients to feel like family.

Are Pest Control Services Worth It?

There are numerous advantages to hiring a pest control professional. Let’s look at three of the more important ones:

  1. Expertise – The pros know what to look for and how to eliminate the various pests that may be of concern. Their depth of knowledge allows them to catch signs that the layman would miss.
  2. Effectiveness – Just as professionals know what to look for, they also are up to date on the most current and effective means of combating pests once they’ve been found. Know-how and the proper equipment are vital weapons in the battle against vermin.
  3. Budgeting – You know what it is going to cost you and can budget accordingly.

How Often Do You Really Need Pest Control?

Think of regular pest control as a valuable preventative akin to regular dentist checkups. It can also prevent costly damage to your home by identifying new infestations – like termites – in their early stages when it is easier to eliminate them. For interlopers such as cockroaches, spiders, crickets, and earwigs… a monthly or bimonthly schedule might be best.

At Fox Pest Control, we’ll evaluate your needs and work with you for a preventative treatment schedule necessary to maintain your peace of mind and fit your budget. Regardless of the schedule, we provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

How Long Does Pest Control Treatment Last?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires the strongest products on the market to biodegrade after 60-90 days. This is why quarterly inspections and treatments – at the minimum – are usually recommended.

Should You Clean and Mop After Pest Spraying?

Always ask your pest control technician, but it is usually safe to clean your home about 3-5 days after the treatment has taken place. Some treatments require leaving bait for the pests. In those cases, you can just clean around the baits and leave them in place. (Tip: If you clean before the exterminator gets there, your home should not have time to get too dirty before you can clean again.)

Talk to the Pest Control Experts at Fox

Considering pest control services? Our knowledgeable staff is here to help. From simple inspections to full home termite treatments, let us show you that our services can provide peace of mind and prevent damage. Contact Fox Pest Control today.

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