Pest Control – “How Often” & “How Much?”

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This week, we’re taking a look at some common concerns when looking into pest control: time and money. We already know that hiring a professional pest control company can save time, money, and effort. In this post, we’ll dive a little deeper into the subject and examine how quickly you can see results,  and how often you should have your home treated to protect it from recurring pest problems.

  • How long does it take to see results?
NOBODY likes to play "The Waiting Game!"

NOBODY likes to play “The Waiting Game!”

No one likes to wait…. and we definitely understand where you may be coming from with this question. The amount of time needed to completely eradicate any infestation can vary according to the pest involved and the severity of the infestation, but modern pest control methods are designed to deliver the quickest and longest-lasting results possible. Some pests, such as fleas and roaches have different life cycles, so multiple visits are scheduled in order to ensure that any eggs that were laid are also exterminated.

Similarly, rats are very intelligent, and very wary of new elements in their environment. They may avoid a new trap initially, and it takes time for them to lower their guard and attempt to get the bait inside. The biggest boon to exterminating rodents is to eliminate other sources of food to make the bait seem even more enticing.

In most cases, you will see results almost immediately. For particular trouble pests such as roaches, rodents and fleas, it may take a little longer… thus, secondary visits will be scheduled to ensure that the treatment has eradicated the pests and their offspring.

Sometimes, the key to success is patience. Infestations generally do not happen overnight, so sometimes eradication will not, either. Nevertheless, we want the pests out of your home as much as you do, and focus our efforts to make that happen as quickly as possible!


  • Why Does It Take More Than One Treatment For Fleas, Ticks And Bed Bugs?

Fleas, ticks and bed bugs have different life cycles than other targeted species. During certain phases of their life cycle they are highly resistant to pest control methods. For example, fleas have a stage in which they are wrapped inside a cocoon… that cocoon shell can protect the flea pupae from the toughest of pest control defenses!

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Targeted efforts are necessary to keep fleas and other pests from coming back after the initial treatment.

Knowing this, pest control companies schedule treatments to optimize efficacy of the methods used and ensure that the pests in question won’t return!


  • How much is this going to cost me?

Every service is priced a little differently depending on the size of your home, the type of service, and the type of pest. Normally, our highly-trained team can give you a very good idea of pricing just by listening to your description of the situation. In some situations, we may request to send an account manager or technician to do a free inspection and estimate so that we give you the best deal possible.

Another factor that will dictate the cost of the service would be frequency. A one-time service is priced differently from our recurring services… but that’s because they are also designed to address different issues. One-time services are generally meant to eradicate a pre-existing infestation, while our ongoing services are designed to prevent infestations from occurring.

Which do YOU think is easier to get rid of?

One mouse or ONE HUNDRED mice…. Which do YOU think is easier to get rid of?

The best option is, of course, preventative pest control. An recurring visit from your trusted pest control technician can save you THOUSANDS of dollars in the long run; termites and carpenter ants can cause structural damage to your home, potentially putting you (and your family) at danger. Other pests, such as rodents and cockroaches, can lead to severe sanitation issues (rodents will often nest in certain types of insulation, leaving food and feces all over the place and creating a breeding-ground for disease). Of course, this infested insulation would need to be removed (and replaced), which drives up the cost — all of which could be avoided by ongoing protection.

At Pro Pacific Pest Control, we strive to keep consumer cost down, and believe that we have the most valuable services at the most competitive prices!


  • How Often Should I Have My Home Serviced?

Again, the frequency of services needed/recommended will be dictated by various factors, including home size, frequency of pests, and proximity to pest “hotspots.” For example, a house with a large yard that is in close proximity to a grove of trees has a higher likelihood of pests visiting than a house that has a very small yard and no trees around. Other determining factors can be nearby bodies of water (lakes, rivers, streams); nearby structures, and environmental factors.

Controlling pest infestations takes time, and using the right pest control products at the right time is key to successfully protecting your home. If you try to do it on your own, you will, in all likelihood, forget when to retreat. We monitor each residence and make sure to schedule treatments for maximum efficacy. The best part is: if, for some reason, you have a new onslaught of bugs appear between your regularly-scheduled services, Pro Pacific Pest Control will return and retreat at no additional cost!



Fortunately, pest control companies know exactly what to look for, and have the equipment to best handle the pest problem at hand. These targeted efforts keep the cost to you down, and thus the cost of preventative service is mere pennies compared to repairing and sanitizing the results of prolonged pest damage.

Sometimes you need a Weapon of Mouse Destruction

Sometimes you need a Weapon of Mouse Destruction

Of course, in addition to one time services, Pro Pacific Pest Control ALSO has affordable monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly plans; all designed to save YOU money and address your pest problems… and all covered by our excellent service guarantee!


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