April – National Pest Control Month and the Perfect Time to Call an Exterminator
When people think of spring, they think of blooming flowers. They think of birds singing and flying over clear, sunny skies. They also think of scattered showers, through which sunlight is seen. But they don’t always think about the downfall of all this: mistakes.
They’re creepy, they’re disgusting, and they turn up in droves in the spring. But it really is the perfect time of year to promote pest control, which is exactly what pest control coalitions and exterminators are doing. The month of April has been officially named “National Pest Control Month” across the country.
During this month, extermination companies will place a heavy emphasis on educating the public about insects and the impact of these critters on homes, property, and livelihoods. Exterminators will also teach homeowners about preventative measures they can take to prevent ants, roaches, termites, carpenter ants, termites, bed bugs, and rodents from entering their homes.
However, most exterminators will tell you: no amount of home treatment and preventative measures can make up for routine extermination by a professional. Professional exterminators use special equipment to detect insects and other household pets. They have special chemicals designed to kill pests and preventative measures to prevent insects from entering and colonizing your home.
While some homeowners think they may not be able to afford routine extermination service, this is the time of year when companies run a plethora of deals – use them to your advantage. You can shop around and compare offers to find a treatment program that works best for you. Sometimes these companies offer pre-packaged deals so you can purchase multiple exterminator visits at a discounted price.
The best thing you can do is compare prices. Make phone calls. Visit websites and get quotes on pest control. Make a list and compare what each company offers. Also compare those costs to what you’ll save by not opting for pest control, to make sure you can operate within your means. Also compare the cost to what a potential problem, like a termite infestation or bed bug infestation, would cost.
Sometimes mitigating those types of problems costs much, much more than routine pest control. Still, it’s up to the owner first and foremost to educate themselves on this. This month simply provides a golden opportunity to inquire about such services and get help from a qualified professional.