Do I need to hire a pest control company?
There are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a professional to handle your pest control problems. These are:
Professional services are very effective.
Pest control professionals have access to highly effective pesticides and products that are not available to the general public. This is because professionals are trained to handle a variety of these pesticides and chemicals. These products can give you much better results than many common consumer products that you can buy at your local home improvement store. Professional exterminators are also trained to recognize the signs of many different types of pests and the best methods for exterminating them and preventing them from returning.
It can save you time.
If you plan to do your own pest control, you will need to learn how to recognize signs of pest activity for whatever types of pests you may have. For example, while mice may leave droppings that are easy to spot, termites may leave less visible signs, such as mud tubes along the foundation of your home and property.
You will also need to know which extermination and prevention methods will work best for the pests you have. For example, this would mean knowing if you should use some type of bait system, spray an insecticide around your home, or fumigate certain rooms.
It takes time to educate yourself on all of the ins and outs of pest control and having a professional handle the job for you can save you the time and hassle required to do this.
It can save you money.
Some types of pests can cause more damage than others. For example, termites can create a costly mess as they eat away at the wood structures of your home or commercial property. If you don’t hire a professional who is trained to recognize termite damage, find their entry points, and determine the best course for termite treatment, you might not get rid of them completely on your own. And if you don’t eliminate them right away, the damage can greatly increase and cost a good deal of money to repair. Rodents, such as mice, can eat through the drywall and wiring in your home, which could result in needing to have costly drywall and electrical repairs.
While you may pay now for pest control services, it will be well worth it to avoid paying even more money later to repair the damage that pests can create.
What happens when I hire a pest control company?
We have partnerships with local pest control companies who work with consumers all over our service areas in Chico and its surrounding areas, including Oroville, Biggs, Redding, and Magalia. When you hire one of our partners, you will have your own designated technician who will contact you for a free inspection and consultation before beginning any services. Your technician will then do a thorough inspection to find any signs of infestation, points of entry, and things that may be attracting the pests to your property, such as overgrown bushes and plants, debris, or woodpiles too close to your home, and any food or water sources.
Then your technician will provide you with a detailed treatment plan to address your pest problem. Your technician will then begin the process of exterminating any pesky critters invading your space. Depending on your specific situation, you will have a follow-up visit within a few weeks to look for and destroy any new pests that may have hatched or been reproduced since the initial treatment. Your technician will also create a barrier to help prevent new infestations.
After your treatment is complete, you can continue with ongoing maintenance with regular visits and preventative treatments to keep seasonal pests from making their home on your property.
What kinds of pest problems do you treat?
Our partners treat all kinds of pest infestations that are common in the Chico area, including rodents, such as mice and gophers; various types of ants; cockroaches; silverfish, millipedes, bed bugs, and other similar insects; spiders; flying insects; and stinging insects, such as wasps and bees.