The difference between a good pest control service and an average one is that the good one will make sure that your home is protected against re-infestation. It is thus important to find a good pest control service and to have pest inspection at least once a year. Should an infestation be found, or if you live in an area that could be problematic – such as flats, etc. it is advisable to convert the annual pest inspection into a quarterly or bi-annual one.
If you have problems or are concerned about dangerous pests, you can work with your pest control company and set up a regular inspection schedule. If you have a pest infestation, you will need at least one treatment and at least one follow up inspection. A good company will allow for the fact that there are pests that may lay eggs and that these may not be affected by the initial spraying. The professional company will know exactly how to deal with this and will be able to plan to combat it.
Should you have a substantial pest problem, it may be necessary to have the pest control company come in at least once a month. A bad infestation may require more than one spraying in order to bring it under control. In cases like this, it is usually found that the house is conducive to infestation. Generally where pests can find a place to hide, warmth and sufficient food, they will be able to breed quite easily. Your pest control company will be able to advise you how to make conditions less hospitable for the pests.
The follow up inspections and treatments will be required to see if you are making a decent impact on the problem. The company will also check to make sure that no new infestations are starting and will continue with regular treatments until the problem is well in hand. When it comes to a bad infestation, it is sometimes necessary to change tactics part of the way through so these regular inspections are vital in getting the problem under control.
If you do have a problem, however, it is best to get a professional in to determine the actual extent of the problem. They can take a look and identify the source of the problem, the extent of it and how much time it will take to fix it. They will generally give advice on a treatment schedule at this point and this will allow you to decide on how many treatments you are going to need.