The length of a pest control appointment depends on several factors. When you have a pest problem, or suspect you have one, the best thing to do is call a pest control professional immediately. The sooner you address the problem the better. In fact, if you have just moved into a home or apartment, you could call for a preliminary pest control assessment to establish a schedule for preventative services. Preventative pest control can be important for a small business, even crucial for businesses with regular health inspection such as food and beverage production and service industries. Also, preventative pest control services mean shorter appointment times.
Many pest control companies offer free initial consultations, so you know exactly how long the pest control appointment will take. If you wait until you notice a problem with rodents or bugs, the pest control company will also assess the situation first before determining how long the treatment procedure will take. In some situations, the pest control appointment won’t take long at all—less than an hour. In other cases, the pest control process could take days, as when your residence needs to be tented for fumigation. Some of the procedures involve using dogs to sniff out bed bugs that would otherwise go undetected. If you are having a problem with unwanted birds nesting in one of your properties, the pest control appointment might include a cost assessment of netting or wiring.
Occasionally, pest problems are pernicious and chronic, depending on where you live and the condition of your home. In these situations, the pest control appointments need to be regularly scheduled until the pest control professionals understand, locate, and eliminate the root cause of the problem. A qualified pest control expert always knows how to identify the root causes of the problem so that you and your family can enjoy life pest-free.