How often should I have my house treated for general pests? You need to find what works best for your home, and for your particular situation.
It’s important to note that every situation will be different. If you have a lot of trees around your house, a body of water near your house, a lot of people living in your home, or a home that isn’t sealed up too well, you may need pest control performed more frequently than someone who does not have the above conditions.
Are you doing the pest control yoursel, or do you have a professional pest control company performing the treatments for you? If you are doing it yourself, chances are that you are probably not using the same grade of products that the pest control technician would be using. If that’s the case, you may need to apply product more frequently than a pest control technician would.
99% of our residential customers have their homes treated on a quarterly (every 3 month) basis. This works well for most home owners, but not all of them. When practical, you should start with quarterly treatments, and then increase the frequency if need be. Most homeowners should treat both the inside and the outside perimeter of their home the first time or two, or until the pest situation is under control. After things are under control, you should typically just have the outside perimeter treated only, since that is where most of the issues normally come from. If a home owner later develops a pest problem on the inside of the home, they then schedule a service call with a technician that can come out to treat the inside of the home on an as needed basis. This way you are not putting unnecessary chemicals into the home. Seek our a reputable company that can provide references.