How Often Should You Call For Professional Pest Control?

Did you know that pests can cost you up to $5,000-$10,000 per year in losses? Pests are not only annoying and inconvenient, but they can also lead to structural damages, fire hazards, and food contamination. The cost is too high for most homeowners to handle on their own. That’s why pest control professionals are necessary.

But, how often should you call for professional pest control? Do you wait for pests to settle into your home and then call the exterminator or does timing matter?


When do I need regular pest control?

It’s not only in severe cases that you call in a professional exterminator. You can set up regular visits even if you are not seeing pests yet in your property. Professional pest control technicians can inspect the infrastructure of your home or business space to look for beginning signs of pests.

With regular visits, you are keeping the pest management expenses down. The pest control frequency depends on your location, property size, weather conditions, and the type of pest. Even if you just moved in to your home or business, you should have pest control treatments on a bi-monthly or quarterly basis.

Set an appointment with an expert in NEA pest control in Singapore to know how often should you have a pest control treatment.

Read also: Pest Control: The Benefits of Keeping Your Home Pest Free


How long does a professional pest control last?

A general pest control treatment for cockroaches, spiders, silverfish, and other bugs lasts for a few months. Thus, treatment needs to be repeated quarterly. Depending on the level of infestation and scope of treatment, there might be a need for monthly visits from the pest specialists for 3 to 6 months.

For specialized type of treatment like bed bug control or termite pest control, the result should last indefinitely if the source is found and treated properly. It is best to have your property assessed regularly to eliminate the conditions that led to infestations and to spot new pest problems.


Why do I need pest control for my new home?

A newly built home is not pest-free. There are several factors that will attract pests to your home. These include:

  • Cracks and gaps along the foundation that serve as their entrance to your home.
  • Your home is open to the elements during construction thus pests can come in anytime.
  • Stored building materials can be transported to your home from the hardware or warehouse.
  • Termites are drawn to leftover wood scraps.
  • Accumulated sawdust promotes mildew that are food to many pests.
  • High moisture levels in a newly built home attracts insects.

Read also: Top 12 Most Dangerous Pests in Singapore



When it comes to professional pest control, the pest control frequency is more important than how long a treatment last. Regular visits from a pest extermination expert can help detect a burgeoning pest problem and address it immediately. Early detection and treatment save you money and time in the long run. So don’t wait for pests to settle comfortably in your property, call us for an appointment today!

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