Most people don’t think about pest control until they are faced with a pest problem. Unfortunately, while a good pest control company can locate the source of the issue and resolve it for you, it is likely to have caused more damage than it needed to. 

The reason is simple, without a regular visit from the specialist the pests can escape your notice for a long period of time. During that time they can cause a significant amount of damage, just look at the amount of damage a colony of termites can do. 

When To Have A Pest Control Visit

The time that most people have a pest control visit, other than when they know they have an issue, is when they are buying or selling a property. It makes sense to know if there are any pests and have them dealt with before you sell, or buy. 

However, this is not the only time you should call in the pest control experts! 

It’s a good idea to have an annual inspection. Pests tend to come into your home more in the fall as they are looking for warmth for the winter. This makes the fall a good time to have a visit. The professionals will look everywhere to see if there is any evidence of an infestation. They can then deal with it for you. 

Of course, you can get the experts in more often if you wish, certain establishments need at least two visits per year. But, if you are just looking after your home then once a year should suffice. 

How the pest Control Visit Helps

The first, and most obvious benefit, is that the pest control expert will see the signs that you have a pest problem. This will allow them to take steps to resolve the issue. They have the equipment and experience to eliminate pests and provide you with a guarantee regarding their work.

But, that’s not the only reason to get them in every year. You will also be creating a relationship with them. As an existing customer, you are likely to get preferential treatment when you need them in a hurry.

Alongside this, the regular pest control visit will see problems earlier and reduce the amount of damage done. This can make a significant difference to your repair bill or even the structural integrity of your home. 

An annual pest control visit also gives you peace of mind. Most pests will scurry around at night, that’s why you often don’t know they are there. It can be alarming to wonder what is in your home. That’s not an issue when you use the pest control service regularly.


Don’t forget that when you have a regular inspection the cost of the inspection each year is likely to go down! This is because the company will already be monitoring your premises, making it less likely that you have an issue and certainly reducing the size of any issue that is found.