About Costs Of Pest Control
Want to find out how much does pest control really cost?
As homeowners ourselves, as well as being a reputable company in the area, we understand how costly and seemingly “out-of-hand” things can become in the blink of an eye. Whether it’s replacing a roof, installing efficient windows, upgrading your kitchen or any other home improvement you can think of, nothing comes cheap.
After spending all that money upgrading, improving or replacing your home’s assets you would want to ensure that they are all well protected.
A pest control service, for some, is not something most consider until the day arrives when you NEED it. But if you are smart about it, you might consider taking preventative measures to protect your most prized possession – your home - over the long haul.
For some folks, the sheer costs of hiring a company to come out and do ‘preventative maintenance’ to their home, quarterly, may not be in their family’s budget.
So, we would like to pose a question for all those folks – if termites infest your home, are you prepared for the costs associated with repairing the damages they cause?
Repairs could very well exceed the costs of a monthly contract.
Let’s consider an example. Say you purchase a home and find out on “move-in” weekend that there was termite damage to a hallway closet. Sadly, since you were just moving in, you do not have a pest control service hired yet.
Adding insult to injury, the previous homeowners did not have any pest control contract on the home, either. Now, you will have to hire a company to come out and service the problem areas, but you also need to pay to have the repairs made to the existing damage in the closet and any other areas around the home that were affected.
Realistically, your luck might not be this awful, but we see situations like this happen all the time.
Depending on the size of the home and what you are asking a company to treat, your monthly contract could be anywhere from $20 a month to more than $50 a month.
If your home has pre-existing pest damage, it may cost you slightly more than it would to treat a home with NO damage, as you are going the preventative route, rather than the knee-jerk “have to deal with NOW” route. But if you consider all factors, spending that money in the grand scheme is worth it.
Obviously, the more insurance you take out for your home, the more it will cost, and so on. So, if you live in a wooded area, plan to find mice in your house, at least once while you live there. If you live near water, plan for water issues and the termites that follow.
If you are proactive in your maintenance against these types of home intruders, the better off you will be in the long run. Spending money for that kind of peace of mind is worth its weight in gold and really should be a no-brainer.