One of the most common questions we get asked here at ABC Pest Control is “How frequently should I do pest control?”. The answer to this question isn’t as simple as it may seem and depends on a number of different factors which we will go into detail about below.
Home Size- A small one-bedroom apartment will need less frequent pest control treatments than a large five-bedroom house. This is because there are more entry points for pests in a larger home as well as more places for them to hide and nest.
Pest History- If you have had issues with pests in the past, you may need to increase the frequency of your treatments. This is especially true if you have had issues with recurring infestations.
Region- If you live in an area that is prone to pests, you may need to treat your home more frequently than someone who lives in an area that isn’t. For example, homes in the southern United States are more likely to have termite problems than homes in the northern United States.
Type of Pest- Some pests are simply harder to get rid of than others. Rodents, for example, can be very difficult to get rid of once they have gotten into your home. If you are dealing with a difficult pest, you may need to treat your home more frequently until the problem is under control.
DIY or Professional- If you are treating your home yourself, you will need to do so more frequently than if you hire a professional company like ABC Pest Control. This is because professionals have access to products and treatments that aren’t available to consumers. They also have more experience dealing with pests and know how to target specific problem areas in your home.
As you can see, there is no easy answer when it comes to how frequently you should do pest control. The answer depends on a number of different factors specific to your home and situation. However, we recommend doing pest control at least once every three months as a general rule of thumb. If you have questions about pest control or would like help finding the right treatment plan for your home, contact us today! We would be happy to help!