Pests are so annoying that even the sound of the word ‘pest’ makes us cringe. No wonder, if you’re going to look it up on your dictionary, you’ll see definitions such as “an animal, insect or anything that causes problems for people”.
Anyway, let’s talk about the problems brought by these pesky pests lurking everywhere. For instance, you’re pretty sure how much damage a colony of termites can bring to your property. You can describe them as a powerful army of small wood-obsessed creatures that can even devour an entire log cabin! What’s more, they build their tunnels in dark, moist, hidden, hard-to-reach areas around the house. Of course, they wouldn’t want you to interrupt their secret mission as they gobble up every plank and furniture available for their consumption.
Take note, that’s just one example of how much trouble pests cause. Combine it with the countless health risks that rats and cockroaches could bring to your family. Read more here. You know for sure that this results to a lot of inconvenience, damage, and hefty amount to think about.
Professional Pest Control Service Versus Do-it-Yourself
There’s much information on the internet about how you can do pest control by yourself, with some supplies available in the market. At a glance, it seems more budget-wise. And so, this idea is appealing to many individuals. They prefer the DIY method rather than hiring professional pest exterminators. It’s true that hiring professional service is more convenient as most likely, you’ll just sit there, wait for the results, and pay them. Some individuals though, opt for affordability than convenience.
The question is: Is it really more affordable in the long run? Let’s take a look at some points. First, how big is your knowledge regarding the do’s and don’ts of pest control? Find out more on how to avoid pests in your property: https://www.epa.gov/safepestcontrol/dos-and-donts-pest-control
Are you sure that you know how to use those pest control chemicals? Do you have the right equipment, including personal protective equipment? Do you have big knowledge about the characteristics and behavior of most pests rampant in your area? Are you sure that you can completely eradicate those pests?
If you don’t have big knowledge about pest control, and if you answered “no” to most of the questions above, it is actually safer to just find the right people who are capable of doing the job. You’ll save more time, money, and energy in the long run. Professional pest controllers can get the job done in around 30 minutes to one hour, whereas, if you do it yourself, the estimated shortest time you can accomplish the task is around four hours. Just imagine how big the difference is!
So, should you opt for a professional pest control service or do it yourself? The choice is up to you, but if you choose the latter, it can be more expensive, time-consuming, and energy-draining. Hiring those who know their job very well, those who have undergone extensive training on pest control, is the most convenient and budget-wise choice.
When Is the Best Time for Pest Control Service Anyway?
Now that you know that hiring professional pest exterminators is the easier choice than dealing with the pests yourself, another question might come to mind. When is actually the best time for pest control service? How frequent should it be in a year?
As you know, pests are lurking literally everywhere. They can be present 24/7, all-year-round. The right timing and frequency of inspection and treatment is also dependent on your location as pests vary from area to area.
In Sydney, termites are a constant problem. They go infesting houses and wherever there’s timber they can feed on. Some were eliminated before they could actually cause a huge problem to homeowners. Unfortunately, termite attacks are subtle most of the time. Homeowners don’t notice their presence, until one wooden area collapses. This is because termites are notorious at consuming large quantities of wood, inside-out, in just a short span of time. Yup, these pests often tagged as white ants are super speedy!
However, you don’t have to worry too much. You can do something before it’s too late. Professionals at Pestworks advise to have your property inspected at least once every year if it has been classified as low-risk for pest attack. For those that are at moderate to high risk, it is best to have the property inspected twice a year, every after six months. But how about a property that is classified to be at an even higher risk? In this case, inspection should be done every after three months on average.
Now let’s talk about having your pest control service done at spring. Is it really the best time? Well, the reason behind why it is suggested to have your pest control service done in this season is that when the temperature starts rising and the weather becomes more humid, pests more likely come out from their hideouts. The more visible they are, the easier it is to trace their hiding place, destroy their colony, and eradicate them completely.
So, the answer to this question is pretty simple. If you can only have your property inspected and treated against pest infestation once a year, do it around late spring to early summer.
If you follow these pieces of advice, you can be confident that your family and your property will be protected from the damage caused by pest infestation.