When it comes to finding peace and relaxation during your time spent at home, pests are the last thing that you want to worry about. The thought of them creeping in and around your home can make it difficult to relax.
That’s why you might be looking into pest control solutions in Bucks or Montgomery county. If that’s the case, you might also be exploring pest control prices so that you can have some idea of what you can expect to pay.
In this article, we’ll talk about the common ways in which pest control services are structured as well as the overall cost of pest control service in Pennsylvania. We commend you for wanting to be an educated consumer and we want to help assist in that process.
How are Pest Control Services Structured?
Before we dive too far into the cost of pest control service, we want to talk a bit about how these services are structured. That’s because the type of service that you receive will obviously impact the cost. We also want to make sure that you’re set up for success and not paying for more than you need.
Back in the day, monthly pest control was common. You might have witnessed your parents or grandparents receiving monthly pest control and assume that’s still how it’s done today.
In reality, while there are still some companies out there that work this way, it’s largely an antiquated model. Besides restaurants or manufacturing industries, which may still receive monthly services, this is typically over-the-top for residential homes. Restaurants have tons of food around and manufacturing facilities have shipments coming in and out constantly (which can easily bring in pests).
But in homes, monthly applications are rarely needed. Thanks to improved and longer-lasting products, it’s simply not necessary. If you’re receiving monthly pest control, you’re probably having the products overapplied.
That’s why the vast majority of pest control companies have moved toward Quarterly Pest Control.
This is the model that Joshua Tree uses. Of course, that’s not to say that we would not come out in between those monthly visits if deemed necessary. Sometimes, when a homeowner is dealing with the beginning of a major infestation, some extra visits are necessary. It’s something that can be decided on a case-to-case basis.
In addition to Quarterly Pest Control services, Mosquito, Flea & Tick Control is another important pest control service but focused on the exterior of your home. With this service, because we’re dealing with the outdoors, there are 5 visits (spaced approximately 45 days apart) in order to maintain a barrier and keep these pests away.
We bring up this service as many who are interested in Quarterly Pest Control are also interested in Mosquito, Flea & Tick Control and may even want to combine them.
How Much Does Pest Control Cost in Bucks and Montgomery Counties?
Now that you have a better understanding of how these services are laid out, let’s talk about how to pay for them.
At Joshua Tree, we offer 3 different pricing models so that you have options and can pick the method that is best for you.
Prepay for the Entire Year
The first way that you can pay for pest control services is to prepay for the entire year. A lot of people like the option of paying a one-time fee and not having to worry about it again. You’ll know you’re covered for the year ahead. For many, that gives peace of mind if it’s a financially feasible option for them.
At Joshua Tree, we also provide a 5% discount to those who prepay for the entire year so there’s a financial incentive to this pest control payment method as well.
Joshua Tree’s structural pest control program is a quarterly program (which is the industry standard for this type of pest control) and therefore we also give homeowners the option of paying quarterly after each visit. Usually, we keep a credit card or an ACH routing number on file and can invoice clients after they’ve received the service.
Monthly Payments (AKA: Budget Billing)
Although structural pest control is a quarterly (not monthly) service, we understand that a lot of homeowners have a monthly budget and prefer to have this service broken out over monthly installments. We call this our “budget billing” option.
Here is what you can expect for the cost of pest control services if paying monthly.
Quarterly Pest Control pricing: starts at $38.67 per month
Mosquito, Flea & Tick pricing: starts at $31.25 per month
Pest Shield Combo pricing: starts at $62.93 per month
Choosing Pest Control in Bucks and Montgomery Counties
At the end of the day, you want to feel confident that you’re making a wise choice in pest control services. Because of that, you likely know that “shopping by price” alone can be a dangerous path. After all, you want to make sure that you’re getting good value for your investment in pest control.
At Joshua Tree, our mid-range pricing tends to be in line with a mid-sized company. We deliver a tremendous amount of value while still being affordable.
The bottom line? Your choice in pest control companies is an important one.
By choosing wisely you’ll ensure that you receive the services that you expect and avoid some of the horror stories you might be fretting about—such as investing in pest control only to wind up with an infestation because it didn’t work. Or, overpaying for a bunch of extra services that you didn’t really need.
While the cost of pest control services is important, you ultimately want to know that you’re getting the best company so that you can gain the peace of mind that you desire. If we can answer any questions to help make your decision-making process easier, just let us know.
No matter who you end up choosing, we want you to feel confident that you’ve made a good choice.
If you're interested in learning more about pest control services for your Buxmont, PA home, contact us for a free pest control quote or give us a call at 610-365-4858 so that we can answer your questions.