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How Often Should You Pest Control Your Home?

July 08, 2019 Vinx Pest Control blog
How Often Should You Pest Control Your Home?

You know that moment when you’re minding your own business and a spider practically jumps in your lap? That’s the worst, which is why we’re in business doing what we love—making sure spiders stop taking over your home. To do this, you’ll need treatment four times a year.

The biggest question we get is how often should you pest control your home. Whether we’re dealing with spiders, mosquitos, or those pesky ants, we recommend getting quarterly, or every three months, treatments. We get it—every three months? What a hassle. It’s more often than your yearly physical but less often than your dental cleanings. Thankfully, we have some even better news. Our Dallas home pest control experts can do the job without you even needing to be home for the treatment!

Why do I need quarterly treatments?

Let’s go back to our spider friend from the example above. You’re relaxing, maybe watching some Netflix or the new season of The Bachelor (hey, we don’t judge) and you spot that telltale black dot across the room. You pause the show, creep up to it, then immediately jump back. Yep, that’s definitely a spider. Sure, you can grab your largest shoe or a broom to squash the spider, but guess what? That spider just laid two eggs. But, that spider underneath the couch that you don’t see? It’s a different species, and it just laid an egg sac with over 200 eggs. 

Now that your skin feels like it’s crawling, let’s talk about how pest control works. When you see a bug and you kill it, you just got some free pest control. However, you’re not catching all the eggs that those bugs already laid. This continues the bug cycle and can eventually become an infestation if you’re not diligent enough. Unlike humans, bugs reproduce and lay their eggs faster than you can pause your show, so you’ll never be ahead.

As this goes on, the eggs pile up, the bugs pile up, and pretty soon, you’re arguing with them and trying to set up diplomatic relations but pests simply don’t listen. Once you’re singing away to your favorite song in the shower and looking up to see eight legs looking to land right on your nose, you realize that things have gone too far. Spiders, ants, and any other pests need to go. You’re the owner of the house, you don’t want to be outnumbered!

That’s where pest control comes in to help. With our quarterly treatments, it will kill off the bugs that you already have. In addition to that, it’s going to interrupt the egg cycle. That means your spiders, ants, wasps, and all other pests are not going to be able to lay eggs, leaving you with a lot fewer bugs. 

Think of it as a deep cleaning for your house, but to get rid of all the bugs. The great thing about Vinx is that they will also clean. Don’t expect your technician to come in and do your dishes, but those annoying wasp nests you’ve had around for half a decade or the spooky cobwebs that only look good during October can be knocked down so your house looks great again. The pitches and eves of your home will be left cobweb and nest-free, so you can stop doing that Usain Bolt sprint every time you leave the house to do anything.

Bugs can leave you with itchy bites, but they can also do damage to your home. This is especially true with termites. You want to protect the home that you work hard for, which is why preventive treatment is necessary for this hot and humid area. 

And, not to make you itch more, but nothing is worse than finding that your home has roaches. They leave you with an overwhelming icky feeling. Cockroaches are the ultimate villains. They can squeeze into small areas that you would never imagine, and they easily chew through your packaged food, leaving behind fecal matter that can make you sick. When you live in Texas, the roach situation has to be handled in a preventive manner. Unless you want your home infested and your children or partner screaming when they see them hiding away in your pantry, that quarterly treatment is necessary.

DIY pest control treatments may work for a month or two, but they don’t work in the long run. You could be purchasing expensive chemicals that aren’t even going to make a dent in the bugs that are living in your home. Not to mention, many DIY treatments are specific to one or two pests. When you get quarterly treatments done, it handles every pest in the book, no matter how small or big.  

How much do quarterly treatments cost?

All right, let’s get to the real question everyone’s wondering—how much is this going to set you back? We get it, it’s just another cost to add to the checkbook each month. But, the good news is, it’s not nearly as much as you think. We charge on a monthly basis, which is $40 a month. Now, let us tell you why it’s worth it.

You go out for a nice dinner and spend $40. But, you spend a lot more time in your home. If you’re checking the corners and running on your tiptoes in the garage because you don’t want to step on a beetle, roach, or some other yucky bug, it’s time to take charge. Not only you, but other people live or come to your house. And, let’s not forget about your belongings. If you don’t care that your family members get bit like crazy by spiders, think of that old school toy collection or those precious high school trophies you have. Do you want those to become the bugs’ version of Times Square? We’re guessing that answer is no. For just a little over a dollar a day, you can protect your assets. All of your assets. Your body, your family’s bodies, those “glory day” belongings, and your house. 

Preventive pest control is a must, but there are a few key reasons why you should spend the $40 a month and sign up with us at Vinx. First of all, we’re experienced. All of our technicians are certified in the best practices and know more about bugs than anyone should ever have to know. We’re not here to play around but to get your home rid of all the pests. Many companies charge a base price for bugs and then charge an additional cost for rodents. We offer it at our base pest control price, so you’re really getting two services in one.

Another reason you should go with us is that we have a guarantee. Other companies come out and spray, cost more than us, and they won’t guarantee their work! They’re out to take that hard-earned money, just like the spiders are out for your blood. When you sign a contract with us, we’re there for you. We realize that some bugs are sneakier than a spy, and they may slip through the cracks with the first treatment. While we’re confident in our service, sometimes, a few bugs will get the best of us. That’s why we offer free reservices whenever you need. See a spider? Are ants marching? Give us a call and we’ll come out and re-service your home to get rid of those protesters immediately.

Conclusion: How often should you pest control your home?

Your home is your livelihood, and we want to protect it with you. How often should you pest control your home? At least quarterly. We’ll provide quarterly home pest control treatments at a great price. We typically charge $40 per month. Our company thrives on getting customers that are happy, and we do everything in our power to keep you that way. We’re proud of our reviews and testimonials, and when you go with Vinx, you’ll never be sorry. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably had a few testy encounters with some bugs in your home. We’re sorry to hear that, but we sure are happy to help. Whether it’s the pitter-patter of sneaky rodents or the trail of ants that are lining your shelves, we can take care of it. In fact, there’s nothing that we’d love more. 

If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and are looking to get rid of the bugs in your home, we’d be happy to help you out. We stand behind our service and offer an unmatched guarantee, something that you won’t find with many competitors. Fill out the form below for a free quote or call our office to set up an appointment. We promise you won’t be sorry!

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