To promote good hygiene practices, it is crucial to implement a pest control program to eliminate pests (e.g. birds, rodents, reptiles, and insects) that can transmit disease. Pest control requires physical and chemical measures to prevent entry, harborage, and infestations, as well as methods of monitoring, detecting, and eliminating pests. A termite is an insect that destroys wood. The term White Ant is sometimes used incorrectly, but the ants in question are actually brown. It is important to distinguish between wet wood, dry wood, and subterranean termites.
Types of Pest Control
Registered Pesticide: Registration refers to the status of a pesticide in the United States that can be legally used. Pesticides included are over-the-counter and professional products. Professional pesticides should only be applied by trained pest control technicians.
Repellents: Some pests are kept at bay by chemicals that repel insects. As you may have discovered, repellents aren’t just for preventing mosquito bites. They can also be used to keep pests out of your house. However, this will likely only serve as a temporary measure.
Pheromones: Insects communicate by using natural chemicals called pheromones. An insect can release pheromones that alert other insects to the presence of food in a particular area. The pheromones, however, can also warn other insects when danger is present.
Pest control costs about $300 to $550 per visit, according to HomeAdvisor. Since it will take the technician longer to examine, diagnose, and treat the problem at one time, this is normally more expensive than regular visits.
Due to the equipment and labor needed to perform the service, fumigation of a whole house can be among the most expensive pest control treatments. The average cost of fumigating your home runs somewhere between $2,000 and $8,000, which equates to about $1 to $4 per square foot.
Preferred Care Plan:
Over thirty common household pests are covered by the Preferred Care Plan. We offer six rounds of this unparalleled protection each year, including our Pest Free Pledge. It is possible that pests may return between visits, but no charges will be applied.
Furthermore, the Preferred Care Plus plan includes termite monitoring on top of everything in the Preferred Care plan. It has been said that termite colonies are silent destroyers — they do not cause any noticeable damage to a building until they are too late. Termites must be periodically monitored so that the home can be protected.
Homeowners who want the ultimate protection can choose the Preferred Care Complete. Termite treatment is also included in the Preferred Care Complete, along with the other services provided by the first two plans.
Below are of the materials and tools used for pest control, though materials are not limited to.
- Aerosol Dispensers
- Animal Repellents
- Application Equipment
- Baits for Insects
- Bed Bug Mattress Covers