What Is The Difference Between One-Time And Ongoing Pest Services?◀ Back To Blog
July 20, 2016
There is no shortage of animals and bugs that will accidently--or purposely--invade your property or your home, and we deal with them all. But a question we get asked a lot is, "What is the difference between one-time service and ongoing services?" This is what we tell people:
The best way to describe one-time service as it compares to ongoing pest services is to give an example. Let's say you realize that a cute little squirrel has chewed his way through your roofline and made his home in your attic. You see him coming and going from the hole as you leave for work and come home. And every time you use the upstairs bathroom, you hear it thumping around. Something has to be done.
You look online and find out that Thomas Pest Services has lots of happy customers in New York State, and you're like, "Hey! I live in New York," so you give us a call. We send a trained wildlife control specialist to your home. Your specialist traps the animal, cleans the infested area, and even patches up the entry hole. How is that for service!! You go to the internet and write a glowing review of how the technician from Thomas Pest Services was friendly and knowledgeable, and how you're so happy with how quickly the problem was resolved. Then you go to bed happy.
Three weeks later, you hear thumping in your attic. This time, it is in the middle of the night. You don't remember that squirrel ever bumping around at night. Bump, thump, bump! With bleary eyes you try to find a noise generator app on your Smartphone, set it to brown noise, and head back to sleep.
The next day, you call Thomas Pest Services because they did such a great job with the last squirrel. This time, however, it isn't a squirrel. Your friendly technician informs you that mice have chewed their way in through a hole under your porch and worked their way up through your wall voids. Now you have another pest issue to pay for.
This is what you need to understand about pest control. While our technicians do an incredible job of solving individual pest issues, bugs and animals don't take a break. They're always encroaching. If you want a solution that will address issues before they happen and bundled services that will reduce your overall costs, ongoing pest services are the way to go.
Whichever way you choose to deal with those invading critters, you can trust Thomas Pest Services to do the job right. Every time.