“Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite!” One woman decided enough is enough. She poured rubbing alcohol all over her mattress to kill bedbugs. Job completed; she lit a cigarette. That’s when she learned just how flammable rubbing alcohol can be.
Her entire apartment building was evacuated. The firefighters told her DIY (do-it-yourself) budget pest control can have dangerous consequences.
How to Get a Bargain with Budget Pest Control
Good money managers want to get the best products and services for the least amount of money. Should you pay someone to change your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) filters in your home? No; you can buy and install them yourself.
Should you inspect and maintain your HVAC system and ductwork? No; you’ll save money with a professional maintenance plan.
Home systems and appliance maintenance should be built-into your budget. It’s smart, prevents costly repairs, and saves money.
This goes for pest control, too. For example, termite treatment and maintenance can prevent expensive property damage. (Learn more about the true cost of termite damage.)
If you live in an apartment complex, you can’t control the tenants next door. (But you can control the cockroaches they brought with them.)
Damage Control is Expensive
Pest control is a service industry. Like other service organizations, insect elimination professionals caution against cheap fixes. Your neighbor’s unlicensed cousin may save you money, but poison your family pets in the process.
You may think your DIY insecticide application eliminated a problem. Six months later when your ceiling falls, you discover a minor termite problem is now a disaster.
Is it possible to prevent insect infestations in Arizona? There are budget pest control solutions in Maricopa County.
Applied Experience and Knowledge Save Money
Technology is changing every industry, including pest control. There’s much more to insect elimination than aiming an aerosol can. Your local pest control professional is knowledgeable and experienced. Professional insect control companies also study developing technologies:
Insect growth regulators use hormone-enhanced technology to stop insect growth. This pest elimination methodology will likely target ant and roach infestations.
Integrated pest management is an environmentally responsible method of pest control. Homeowners are seeking non-toxic solutions to pest control because we care about our environment.
Second-Generation Green Pest Control
As we became more aware of long-term effects, the industry developed “green” methods of pest control. The first generation worked, but sometimes they smelled bad. Second-generation green products will be more effective and reduce lingering odors.
Prevention is Key to Budget Pest Control
Home and property budget pest control is best managed by practicing common-sense prevention techniques. And while you should care about the ecology, your loved ones’ health is a priority.
Insects spread disease and allergens. They can cause severe structural damage. The repairs may be costly now, but an insect infestation problem can also lower your property value later.
Ask Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination about money-saving ways to protect your home and family. We want to work within your budget to prevent insect problems before they start. Contact us today to learn more about maintenance programs available for your home or commercial property.