The local local exterminators store and grocery aisles are stocked with cans and powders you can use to fight off pests. However, in many cases, a professional exterminator is the best way to combat serious infestations and prevent serious damage to your home or business.
To find a trusted and reliable local exterminator, ask friends and family for referrals. You can also look online for customer reviews and check a company’s reputation and history in your community. Regardless of whether you choose a big-box chain or an independent local exterminator, be sure to get a written estimate before hiring any pest control services.
Guardians of Your Home: The Role and Benefits of Local Exterminators
Your home’s size will be a major factor in how much your pest control service costs. During your initial call, a representative will probably ask how many rooms and bathrooms you have in your home. They will also want to know the size of your yard to determine whether you will need to treat the exterior of your property.
Several types of pests are common in New York City, including cockroaches (Oriental, German, American), ants, mosquitoes, bed bugs, and termites. Pest infestations can be costly and difficult to eradicate without professional help.
In addition to the costs listed above, you’ll need to consider the severity of your infestation and the type of pests involved. Bed bug infestations are especially serious for NYC homes and can be a public health hazard in hospitals, schools, and dorms. A new invasive species in our area, the spotted lanternfly, is also starting to make headlines and should be treated as soon as you notice signs of it on your property.