Pest Control

7 Benefits of a Pest Control Maintenance Plan

We take for granted that our home is pest-free until we must deal with an infestation.

It is difficult to measure the emotional impact of living in a safe and private place that has been invaded by rats and cockroaches. It’s enough for many to have to sell their home.

In an inflationary environment, pest control is probably the last thing you think about. However, it could be a great way to save money in the end.

According to Architectural Digest, general preventative pest control could cost homeowners between $400 – $950 per year. Home Advisor estimates the average cost for a bed bug treatment to be $5,000 and for termites $8,000.

The cost of termite damage to homes is over $5 billion per year.

As with health insurance, you don’t plan for accidents or illnesses, but are grateful to have the insurance to manage costs. You’ll find that a pest control plan with preventative maintenance can provide you the same level of security as an insurance policy.

1. Pest-Free Home – How to Ensure It

You probably want to be free of pests if peace of mind and comfort are important.

You can be assured that you will have a pest-free home and that the plants and framing of your home are safe.

This peace of mind is not only priceless but also very cost-effective.

2. Low-Cost Service Compared to Emergency Service

Even though high-end treatment for bed bugs or termites can cost thousands of dollars, it doesn’t include the cost of finding a temporary place to stay while the treatments are being conducted. This number does not include the costs of repairs to your home, or the damage caused by an infestation.

You could pay $500 for an ant, termite, or rodent treatment. However, you are still vulnerable to a re-infestation.

A pest control maintenance program will be significantly cheaper than expensive treatments such as bed bugs or termites. It is also about the same price for an initial treatment of any pest, after the infestation has become widespread.

3. How to prevent infestations caused by neighbors

You’re likely used to rats and cockroaches if you’ve lived in a large city.

A clean house won’t stop an infestation from a neighbor who is dirty. While you may believe that you are safe from roaches or rats, if your neighbor has an infestation, it could leave you vulnerable.

Cockroaches, for example, can spread from one home to another by crawling under doors, inside sewer pipes and even outside.

It is nearly impossible to stop cockroaches invading your home from a neighbor without the proper chemical treatment.

4. Protect the health of your family and pets

Pests such as cockroaches and rats can be a serious health risk to your pet or you.

  • Ticks
  • Mosquitos
  • Fleas
  • Rodents
  • Cockroaches

These pests are often vectors of diseases that can affect plants, animals, and humans. They should be treated as soon as possible to prevent the spread of disease.

5. All-Season Prevention

During the winter, while some pests may be found in the attics and basements of homes that are warm and cozy, others will seek refuge in the warmer months. In general, you should inspect your home during winter for these pests:

  • Rodents
  • Box elder bugs
  • Cockroaches
  • Stink bugs
  • Spiders
  • Beetles
  • Silverfish

Pest control is important for all seasons and not just the summer.

6. Use pesticides responsibly

Pesticides, for example, are often used as DIY treatments to combat pests. Many pesticides are harmful to your health, home, pets, and plants.

A qualified exterminator will ensure that pesticides are used responsibly and that the best treatment options are made for each situation. Solid Pest Solutions’ pest control Bend Oregon specialists only use safe treatments and pesticides for you, your family, and pets. They will never harm or cause illness.

7. Protection Against Invasive Species

Preventative pest control can be a very effective strategy in preventing invasive species from invading your property. Even if the pests are dormant in winter, a qualified pest control specialist can identify them to avoid a full-blown invasion come spring or summer.

Pest prevention often begins with the identification and treatment of pests before they spread and multiply. Emergency pest control programs are not effective because they only treat the problem after significant damage to your health or home has already been done.

The financial benefits of investing in a pest control program are great, but the peace-of-mind that our customers enjoy is even more valuable.

Our programs also help to maintain the integrity and value of your home, so you don’t need to pay extra to repair damage caused by pests.

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