When it comes to pests, homeowners and business owners alike think that they might save a few bucks by handling the problem on their own with DIY methods. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Often, when people try to handle pest infestations without professionals, the issue becomes prolonged and even more money is wasted. Bringing in pest control professionals at the first signs of a problem can save you money and stress over the long term. Let’s look at what types of pests you may encounter and a few ways professional help is necessary when it comes to the variety of creatures that can cause issues at your home or business.
The True Cost of Pests
The cost of pest control goes well beyond the dollar amount you spend to handle an issue at your property. Many pests can cause incredibly expensive damage to your home or business, resulting in a higher price tag when repair bills, consults, and time wasted are tallied. Often an initial sighting of a pest or signs of an infestation means that you’ve had a problem much longer than you’ve been aware of, which can mean a high price tag. Here are some costly critters that you might encounter.
The trouble with termites is that by the time you know you have them, they’ve likely already caused thousands of dollars in damage to your property. These insatiable pests love chewing through wood. Often, property owners don’t realize they have an issue until they go to sell and inspection turns up an infestation. Termites spread quickly once they’ve established a colony and that means that they can cause significant structural damage in a short amount of time. Not pre-treating for or having regular inspections for termites may turn out to be an incredibly expensive mistake.
Bed bugs may be the most costly and difficult pest to manage. These persistent pests are hard to spot because they’re so small. It’s likely that you’ll notice signs of their presence before knowing you have a problem. These pests feed on humans and cause tiny, but annoying, welts where they bite. Because they’re hard to spot, it could take months before realizing there’s a problem which means that they already have a stronghold on your property. Bed bugs reproduce rapidly, spreading throughout an entire property with ease, and as such, are very hard to get rid of without professional pest control help.
While rodents are common, that doesn’t mean they don’t cause a lot of damage. Many people have encountered a mouse or rat in their home or business, but when an infestation is present, these pests can be wreaking havoc and racking up repairs. Rodents can chew through most materials including wood, metal, and plastic. This means that when they’re hunting for food or shelter, they’re causing costly damage to your property. Simple rat traps aren’t going to cut it when you’ve got a full-blown rodent problem on your hands. Bringing in pest control professionals to treat an active problem and prevent another from happening can be a big money saver.
How Pest Professionals Can Help
Hiring pest control professionals means you’re making the most efficient and effective choice in dealing with any pest problems you may have. Pest professionals, like those at AAI Pest Control, have years of specified and dedicated experience in helping residential and commercial clients with their pest control needs. Our professionals are well-versed in the latest industry knowledge and technology. They’ll devise a plan to handle your property’s specific pest needs and use the most innovative and safe solutions to address it. There’s no time for trial and error when it comes to controlling pests, that’s why pest control professionals are so valuable.
Pest control professionals, like those at AAI Pest Control, stand behind the quality of their service. They also offer a range of options to fit your budget. At AAI, we have monthly tiers of service that can address ongoing pest problems, evaluate for pest issues you weren’t aware of, or simply provide preventative services to avoid the hassle and additional cost of a pest infestation. These tiers also come with a service guarantee. That means that if you spot any pests on your property between our visits, we’ll come back out and treat at no additional cost to you.
If you’ve found yourself with a pest problem or simply want to begin preventative treatment at your property, give our team a call. We’ve got more than three decades of pest control experience and know how costly a poor job can be when it comes to these pesky creatures. We guarantee our service, so there’s truly nothing to lose. Don’t battle pests alone. Let the professionals help!