Everything you need to know about pests
Pest control is important for homeowners and business owners who want to keep their families and employees healthy and happy. It's nice to know that when ant season starts, your kitchen won't be full of crawling bugs and that when winter comes, rodents won't move in.
But do you really need to get rid of pests all year? How long does it take to get rid of pests? How much does a plan to get rid of pests every three months cost? These are the most common questions about full pest coverage for the home. Let's talk about how quarterly pest control plans work and what they cover.
What is a program to control pests every three months?
Pest control programs for homes that work all year long give peace of mind to people who don't want to deal with bugs and rodents all year long. Most of the time, these programs are done every three months to deal with pests that will be a problem in the coming months. When pesticides are used, they are put exactly where they are needed, in the right amount, and on the right materials.
Pest control plans that you pay for every three months focus on preventing pests from coming into your home. Pest problems can happen between treatments every three months or on a set schedule. Because of this, most pest control companies cover specific pests and offer extra service visits throughout the year to deal with an active infestation if it comes back. Pest control programs that are done every three months are meant to keep your home or business pest-free all year.
How do you get rid of pests?
Before a pest control technician can come to your home, you have to meet a number of state-specific legal requirements. Most of the time, a new employee must go through state-approved training, additional in-house training, and training on the job before they can get their pesticide applicator license. They must also pass a state test.
Also, specialized pests like termites that eat wood and bed bugs need even more testing and training. At Jersey City Exterminator, our pest control technicians get extra training in entomology from our dedicated staff so they can fully understand how pests act and how they live.
The technician will put up a barrier around the outside of your house as part of a year-round pest control plan. This makes it hard for pests to live inside if they try to get in. Different ways of getting rid of rodents work in different ways. Mice can be caught in traps or baited with poison to get rid of them before they get out of hand.
How long does preventative pest control last?
The effectiveness of preventive pest control treatments will depend on the pest and the materials used by the pest control technician. If you want to protect your home every three months, chemical barrier treatments should last about three months.
This is why it's so important to use a regular maintenance plan to protect your home as much as possible from pests. Plans to keep pests away that are very specific to a single pest, like stink bugs or mosquitoes, don't need to be checked on all year long and only need to be treated at certain times of the year. The best way to keep pests away all year is to spread out visits during a certain time window.
When is the best time to get rid of pests?
To keep insects and rodents out of your home as much as possible, you should buy an all-year pest control plan. The pests that are an active change from season to season, so treatments need to be changed to keep up. Pests like spiders, cockroaches, and termites can live in homes all year long.
In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, different pests are more active at different times of the year.
How often should a pest control person come to my house?
When you have an active pest problem, an exterminator should come to your home as many times as it takes to get rid of the pests, based on what you can expect from the pesticides and methods they use. For instance, the pesticides used to get rid of small, annoying ants work much faster than a plan to get rid of bed bugs.
When it comes to any pest, you need to think about how easy it is to catch it and how to get rid of it. For example, you can't get rid of rats with just one treatment. Rodent experts usually have to come back several times during rat control programs to reevaluate and change their plans as the program goes on. There is no easy way to get rid of rats completely. Bed bugs can't be killed or gotten rid of with the same chemicals and methods as yellow jackets. Expectations for elimination and control will be different, as will the number of visits needed to get control.
The area being treated is something else to think about. If you're trying to get rid of birds in your attic, you may have to go back more than once to make sure they're gone. Once you're sure they're gone, you can seal the entry point. If centipedes are in a homeowner's bathroom, one treatment might be enough to get rid of them. The number of visits from your pest control technician will also depend on how well you deal with pests. For some people, one or two spiders might not be a big deal, but for others, even one spider might be enough to make them feel scared.
How can Jersey City Exterminator stop bugs from coming into my house?
Do you live in New Jersey or Pennsylvania's eastern part? You're in luck! Jersey City Exterminator's Home Traditional Service Plan and Home Intensive Service Plan can keep pests out of your home all year long. These quarterly preventive plans cover over 20 common household pests and allow for an unlimited number of technician visits to take care of active infestations. Prices for our year-round home services depend on the size of your home, how much coverage you want, and how bad the infestation is right now.
Home Service Plan for the Past
The Home Traditional Service Plan is a great deal for a homeowner who doesn't want to deal with bugs, mice, or wasps. With the Traditional Service Plan, your home is protected from pests and rodents all year long. You will get four services each year as part of your plan. Every year, you'll get three maintenance services for the outside (March–November) and one for the inside (December–February). Unlike the Intensive Service Plan, the Traditional Service Plan doesn't include everything.
Home Plan for a Lot of Services
The Home Intensive Service Plan is meant to protect your home from pests and rodents all year long. This is the service that homeowners use most often. Every year, there are four preventive services included in the service plan. Each service is different, and you'll get a 30-point inspection report with important recommendations for your home and a detailed list of what was found. Every year, you'll get three maintenance services for the outside (March–November) and one for the inside (December–February). The winter service will focus on the inside of the building and will target rodents and other pests that might live there.