As most common pests can pose serious health hazards to you, your family and your employees at your workplace, it can often be more cost-effective to prevent pest infestations rather than treat them when they become a problem.
No matter what time of year, pests can invade your home or business premises at any time and can cause a lot of damage. For example, rats and mice carry many pathogens and can gnaw through electrical wiring, wood, fibreboard and plaster, which can be a fire hazard.
Cockroaches carry many diseases and can infect people by contaminating food, utensils and food preparation surfaces. A cockroach infestation can be a complete disaster for a cafe, restaurant or any food catering firm. This is why prevention is better than cure, especially for commercial premises that handle food products.
Pest treatment costs
It is difficult to predict what your pest treatment costs will be because it will depend on the type of pest problem you have. For example, removing a bee, wasp or hornet nest from your property may cost more or less than treating your whole premises for bedbugs.
If you need a wasp nest removed, the average cost is from £55 upwards, but to treat a house for bedbugs can cost from £140 for a single-bed home and the price will depend on the size of your property. This is because removing a wasp nest is a single job with instant results, but getting rid of bedbugs is a much more complex procedure and may need repeat treatments to eradicate the problem.
Then you have to consider the long-lasting benefits of any given treatment. For example, you may pay around £100 for an ant treatment, but this may only come with an eight-week guarantee and there is no guarantee that the ants won’t eventually return.
The cost of your pest control treatment will depend on:
- Where you live
- The kind of pest problem you have
- The scale of the infestation
- How many repeat treatments you need
- The size of your home or business premises
Why using a professional pest controller is better
Many people think that they can handle a lot of common pest problems with over the counter solutions from a local DIY store. However, for health and safety reasons the general public do not have access to the most effective pest control treatments that professionals use.
This can include more powerful insecticides that require specialist handling and the deep knowledge and experience that comes with many years of working in the industry.
Sometimes it can be far more cost-effective, quicker and more efficient to hire a professional pest control company, such as B-Discreet than to attempt to DIY the job.
In most cases, especially for businesses in and around the Northampton area, it can be better to employ ongoing pest control treatments to control and manage pests before they become a problem.
Why not get in touch with our friendly team to discuss how we can keep your property pest-free without pest control maintenance services. We are happy to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have.