Is Professional Pest Control Worth It?
September 25, 2020
If you’re waiting to see if those ants go away or if the mouse traps worked, we’re afraid you’re in for some bad news. In our experience, and we have over 45 years of industry experience behind us, pest problems do not get better without professional help. Sure, ant bait may make ants disappear but only temporary. Same with other insect and rodent sprays, traps, foggers, etc. Unless you find and correct the source of a pest infestation, the problem will continue to grow. The methods just mentioned are not designed to address the source of the infestation, only the symptoms of one. With that in mind, if you’re asking yourself “when should I hire a pest control company?”, the answer is now.
Why should I hire a pest control professional?
The answer is simple, pest control professionals have the tools, knowledge and experience to identify and eliminate crickets, roaches, ants, spiders, mice, and other insects and rodents that infest homes in Montclair, Edison, and communities throughout New Jersey. To go a little further, the potential ways pests enter structures is numerous- from tiny cracks and crevices on the foundation to holes as high up as the roof, even chimneys are used as a way in. When you hire a pest control professional to resolve your problem, the technician will know exactly where to look and what to look for. Armed with that knowledge, the proper treatment will be applied.
One-time pest treatments vs. year-round pest control services
When concerned property owners call Arrow, they often want to schedule a one-time service and that’s certainly fine. We would recommend, however, signing up for a year-round pest control program for a couple of reasons.
It may be more affordable
You’re probably questioning how a one-time service could possibly be more expensive than year-round pest control, here’s food for thought. A one-time service only addresses a specific pest problem. If you call about mice, that’s what the pest control company will focus on. If you contact an exterminator to get rid of ants inside the house, that won’t take care of the spiders or the wasp nest in the eaves. What’s more a one-time pest control service may include follow-up services but it will not extend beyond the terms of the service. In other words, if in 60 days you discover another pest problem inside your home, you’ll have to contact a pest control company again. Each time you call, you’ll pay a fee for that particular service and the average cost of one-time services is $350.00.
Year-round pest control, on the other hand, is designed to eliminate existing pest activity and prevent new infestations from occurring all year-long. It starts with an initial inspection and treatment to get rid of pests that are already a problem. At Arrow, we establish a perimeter of protection around the exterior of the house – after all, that’s where the majority of pests sneak in. We’ll also treat inside if insects and/or rodents are present. As for the cost of home pest control, our plans start as low as $35/month and are backed by The Arrow Promise- If pests or rodents return before your next regularly scheduled visit, Arrow will return free of charge. If you do the calculations, you’ll see that the total cost of year-round pest control is more affordable than calling an exterminating company every time a pest problem pops up.
It’s proactive and preventative
It was Benjamin Franklin who said an ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure. Wise words, indeed. Why wait until you have an infestation, when you sign up for an ongoing home pest control plan you don’t have to worry about bugs or rodents. Our regularly scheduled services are designed to keep them out of your home and away from your family.
Service consists of the elimination of your current pest or rodent problem, complemented by both interior and exterior year-round protection of your home, which is inclusive of three seasonal visits. The program covers your entire property including attics, mailboxes, playsets, sheds, and fences.
Pests targeted with Arrow’s Home Protection Plan services include ants (excluding carpenter ants, pharaoh ants and acrobatic), bees, boxelder bugs, carpenter bees, carpet beetles, centipedes, cicada killers, clover mites, crickets, digger bees, earwigs, fabric & paper pests, fleas (inside only), ground beetles, hornets, mice, pillbugs, millipedes, rats, roaches, silverfish, sowbugs, spiders, springtails, stored product pests, and wasp.
*If you have a pool house that requires service, pricing would increase based upon the size of the structure.
Advantages to using a professional pest control company
In a nutshell, the advantage is expertise. Let’s break it down a little more though.
Eliminate chemical risk
There are many DIY pest control products on the market today, however mixed or used improperly, they can cause more harm than good. Handling unfamiliar chemicals should be done so with caution (or not at all) to avoid risk. At Arrow Pest Control, all of our pest control technicians have undergone extensive training and have been licensed by the state to perform pest control and use the necessary material sparingly and judiciously while still resolving the infestation.
Accurate pest identification
It’s very common for homeowners to misidentify their pest problems. For example, carpet beetles are often mistaken for bed bugs and carpenter ants for termites. In order to get rid of the pest problem, accurate pest identification is a must. Treatment for odorous house ants is different than the material used to kill carpenter ants. Likewise, you would not use the same solution to get rid of stink bugs as you would to reduce mosquito and tick activity. If you do not identify the pest correctly, you may not resolve the infestation or make it worse. Our trained pest control professionals know New Jersey pests and what it takes to exterminate them!
You don’t have to think about it or use your valuable time to find a solution
Between appointments, home maintenance and those projects that have been started and are waiting to be completed, your time to focus on bugs and rodents is limited. Unfortunately, when pests are present, that’s often all we can think about. When you partner with a pest control company for ongoing service, you don’t have to think about them again. When you choose one of Arrow’s home pest control plans, you can rest assured knowing that we have pests where they belong! What’s more, you don’t have to worry about scheduling service, we’ll be at your home routinely to prevent pest infestation.
Reduce The Risk When You Contact Arrow For Pest Control Services
Did you know that pest infestations can introduce serious health conditions to your home? Asthma triggered by roaches, food contaminated by bugs, and Lyme disease spread by ticks are very serious threats and are an issue here in the Garden State. The longer pests are inhabiting your home (or yard), the increased risk to the health of your family and pets. Also left un-treated, pests such as termites and mice can cause serious damage to the structural integrity of your home. Eliminate the threat today with a simple call to Arrow!
When you contact Arrow for a free home evaluation, we’ll inspect your property thoroughly, eliminate your existing pest problem(s), and then provide routine services to keep them out!