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How Often Should Pest Control Be Done?

Few things can be as worrisome as your home or business being infested by insects, rodents, or other pests. And, even once the problem is eradicated you more than likely are left feeling a sense of relief but also wondering how long the pest control measures will keep the pests from returning. This is why most pest control services are asked the same question, “How often should pest control be done?”

In most cases, if you think you might be starting to have a pest infestation, odds are you are already being overrun with them. They simply haven’t made their full presence known yet. It is important to note that the best way to treat a pest infestation is to prevent one from ever occurring in the first place. In other words, you shouldn’t wait until you need pest control to have it done.

As for pest control frequency, the duration between follow-up treatments is determined by a variety of different factors, including:

  • The quality of the pest control measures used
  • The type of pest
  • The severity of the infestation
  • How well the points of entry were identified and plugged or repaired
  • How well you followed the pest control technician’s prevention advice

Your Pest Control Technician Will Create a Treatment Schedule

If you have pests, then you should call a reputable pest control service. Once the technician arrives, he or she will perform a thorough inspection of the property to look for signs of infestation, the type of pest you have, and the severity of the problem. The technician will also identify the entry and exit points and determine the best type of treatment to be used in your unique situation.

Once the original treatment is provided, the technician will provide you with information on how to keep the pests from returning. The tech will also set up a treatment schedule so your home or business will be able to keep the pests out for good. Usually, bi-monthly (every two months) treatments are enough in cases of normal infestations, but in more serious cases, a monthly treatment may be required to get the situation better under control.