Is Paying More for Pest Control a Good Option?
If you have a pest problem in your home, a few things will probably cross your mind. Can I deal with this myself? If not, what will professional pest control cost me, and does a more expensive service mean it’s better?
This blog looks at what impacts on the cost of pest control and if paying more is a good option.
When choosing pest control, look for quality and value for money
As a homeowner, the first question you’ll probably ask about pest control is how much does it cost? But cost is not the only factor you should take into account when you are choosing a pest control company. You should look at whether your chosen company is accredited and experienced, and provides a high-quality, cost-effective service.
If you have a serious pest problem in your home, you want a company with specialist knowledge that can quickly eradicate the problem and minimise any risks to your family and property. Sometimes this might mean paying a little bit more, but not always.
What impacts on the cost of pest control?
There are a number of factors that impact on the cost of professional pest control including:
How big is the infestation? – a flea infestation that has spread to multiple rooms in a property will take longer to treat than a small infestation that’s confined to one area.
What treatment is needed?- services like heat treatments for bed bugs cost more than using insecticides, as the cost of specialist equipment and training is usually factored into the price.
How big is your property?- larger properties take more time to treat which will be reflected in the cost.
How many treatments are needed? –depending on the pest problem you have in your home, multiple treatments might be required which will be reflected in a higher price. For example, it will cost more to deal with a mouse infestation than it does to remove a wasp nest as more visits are needed to deal with the problem.
Why cheaper isn’t better either
Generally, our advice would be to be wary of any pest control company whose prices seem too good to be true. If they are offering their services at rock bottom prices, do they have the expertise and the experience to deal with your pest problem?
Specialist equipment, training, and products cost money and if this is not reflected in their pricing, we would say buyer beware!
DIY pest control could cost you more
If you think that you can save money by taking the DIY approach to pest control in your home, you might be right. It makes sense if you just need to get rid of the odd bug here and there. But if you have an ongoing infestation, DIY pest control could cost you more in the long run.
DIY products you buy in the shops often aren’t as effective as professional products and they can be unsafe if they aren’t used correctly too. Professional pest control technicians are trained to know how to spot the signs of an infestation and where pests might be hiding out, you aren’t. This means that you might think you’ve gotten rid of your problem but your infestation could be steadily getting worse without you knowing. This can mean worse property damage and a more serious infestation to get rid of. Calling in the professionals means you’ll have the problem dealt with fast and they’ll tell you how to stop it coming back too.
You can’t put a price on peace of mind
When you hire us, you can expect a high-quality, cost-effective, and specialist pest control service provided with you in mind.