You’re about to have some friends over for a BBQ in your backyard, but some ants show up to crash the party. Naturally, you call a pest control company to come do a one-time service. Problem solved, right? That’s how most people think about pest control—as a solution for pest problems once they arise. But here’s the reality: those ants won’t go away with just one treatment. Not really. You probably won’t see them for a few weeks, but sure enough, those ants will show up again because of the way pest life cycles work. That’s where year-round pest control comes in. It’s not some ploy to trap you into a service agreement—it’s a program designed to actually solve your pest problems instead of simply deal with surface-level issues.
Here’s why you need year-round pest control:
1. You’re Protected by an Insect Barrier
When your property is regularly treated by a pest control service, you get an invisible barrier around your home. A field expert comes to your home and treats all along the outside of your abode, preventing bugs and pests from cropping up and entering your home like they own the place— a force field of sorts. Your regularly scheduled service maintains the barrier around your home to stop pests from becoming a problem in the first place. Pretty neat.
2. Insects Have Year-round Life Cycles
When you sign up for a pest control service, a field expert will come out and do a first service, and then 30 days later, they’ll do a follow-up service. There’s a reason for this. The follow-up treatment removes residual insects that may have hatched since the first treatment (pest eggs are notoriously difficult to permeate). Then, you have regularly scheduled treatments throughout the year to coincide with different species’ life cycles so you’re nipping insects before they mature and present issues.
3. Prevention Keeps Your Home Protected
In our industry, we sometimes see a funny thing happen. After a year of regular pest control, some homeowners are ready to cancel the service. The reason may surprise you.
Because they stop seeing pests, they think they don’t have a need for us anymore. But lo and behold, they’ll often call us up after a few months and restart their service. Once they’re no longer seeing the perks of year-round, preventative treatment, bugs show up again. When pest control is working well, it should mean that you don’t even need to think about it—pests will be out of sight and out of mind. But the preventative treatment is key.
4. You Enjoy Peace of Mind
We think a pest control company’s job is to be seamlessly integrated into your life. In other words, you shouldn’t have to deal too much with scheduling or being around for us—we can simply come by once every few months and treat your home some so over time you see fewer pests That means the next time you have a big outdoor party or BBQ, you won’t have to deal with the stress and hassle of ants or spiders invading your space. It means you won’t have to worry about your family or pets being attacked by pests in your own home. It means you can spend your time doing better, more important things than worrying about pest infestations.
Hopefully, we’ve helped to clear up some misconceptions and little-known facts about year-round pest control. If you have other questions or if you’d like to learn more about how year-round pest control could help you, give us a call!
Sources: https://www.pestworld.org/news-hub/pest-articles/the-keys-to-winter-pest-proofing/ https://www.pestworld.org/news-hub/press-releases/irregular-winter-patterns-increase-spring-and-summer-pest-pressure/