08/16/16

The instant you see a mouse in your home, you pick up the phone and call a pest control expert. After they eliminate the problem, it’s gone. For now. Pests can be sneaky little creatures, and often emerge at different times throughout the year. Instead of only dealing with pests when you see them, maintaining year-round pest control can be beneficial in many ways. Benefits of Year-Round Pest Control Services Millions of Americans have year-round service for pest control.  Some people think that only those in the southern U.S. need pest control all year. Those in the north shouldn’t be surprised to know that homes in the north are hit harder by fall/winter invading pests than those in the south. Pests’ number one instinct is survival and they’ll do just about anything to find a place to overwinter and live to see another day.

Live Pest free

The best benefit to having an annual pest control service agreement is living pest free!  When you’re on an annual service plan, you never have to think about pests.  Your service provider just comes several times a year and you live pest free. No more spiders and their web, no more ants, no more house centipedes, no more sweeping up dead bug carcasses in your basement. The treatments are extremely effective.

Less Pesticides

A reduction in the use of pesticides inside your home is also a benefit of being on an annual program. Say what?! Yes, it’s actually true because a good technician, who has the advantage of coming back to your home on a scheduled basis, will work primarily on the exterior to keep pests out in the first place. After the initial treatment, when all the pests on the interior are taken care of, the pest control technician rarely has to treat on the interior; they do all their work on the exterior, laying down an exterior barrier each time he/she is there. They should always inspect the interior of your home, but will likely not have to treat on the interior.

Free On-Call Service All Year

Another nice benefit is Free On-Call Service. You get to have your pest control provider on-call, year-round, at no extra charge. If you experience an issue with a covered pest between scheduled services, you just call and your technician will come and take care of it – for free. Most pest control management companies include free on-call service with their program, so don’t accept a program that doesn’t.

More Economical

Having a year-round pest control program might actually cost less.  Think of it this way; if you’re not on an annual program, and you end up having service for more than one pest in a season, you’ll likely end up paying as much, or more, than the annual program would have cost in the first place.   Pest Calendar…You’re Covered! Take a look at this general calendar of pests in our area.  On the average year-round pest service program, you’d be covered for all of these.

JANUARY – FEBRUARY – MARCH

  • Rodents
  • Roaches

APRIL – MAY – JUNE

  • Small ants
  • Flies
  • Spiders
  • Millipedes
  • Ground beetles
  • Roaches

JULY – AUGUST – SEPTEMBER

  • Wasps
  • Spiders
  • Flies
  • House centipedes
  • Roaches

OCTOBER – NOVEMBER – DECEMBER

  • Rodents
  • Wasps
  • Spiders
  • Roaches
At Plunkett’s, we know every homeowner has different needs. We’re more than happy to help you deal with your pest problem, and we’re happy to help you prevent them in the first place and throughout the year with our service programs. If you need help dealing with a pest issue, give Plunkett’s Pest Control a call today. Our family-owned and -operated business has been around for over 100 years, and our trained and experienced technicians are experts in the field!



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