Is Pest Control Part of Your 2023 Budget?

Is Pest Control Part of Your 2023 Budget?

As families and businesses alike prepare their finances for the New Year, there are many considerations you must make. One thing you may not be thinking about ahead of the new year is pests. But they could actually pose more problems than you would expect. 

In this article, we will discuss some of the leading reasons to invest in pest control in 2023, and we will also go over strategies for budgeting around pest control treatment. These tips and tricks should help prepare you to plan for the upcoming year more effectively. So grab a fly swatter, and let’s get started. 


Why and How you Should Budget for Pest Control in 2023

1) Pests Are Actually a Health Concern

It may sound dramatic, but the presence of pests can actually lead to real health problems. From Vector-Borne Diseases like Zika and Lyme disease to asthma and allergies and more, bugs could be posing a bigger danger than you expect in 2023.

The EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture list pests as major health concerns in the United States, but there is a solution. Seeking normally scheduled pest control treatment can help prevent bugs from setting up shop in and around your home. 

You should be able to enjoy your yard in peace, so consider budgeting for pest control this year so you can ensure your home is a safe place for family, friends, pets, and others. 

2) Not Controlling Pests May End Up Costing More

Because pests are known to cause damage to goods and structures, not treating them could actually end up costing you more in repairs in the long run. For instance, carpenter ants alone can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000 in damage in an average infestation. 

Other examples include wood-boring insects, like termites, who are notorious for destroying prized wooden or wood-framed furniture pieces or attacking the infrastructure of your home. This damage can often be so severe that it leads to major structural issues, which could end up costing thousands in repairs. 

The hotel business’s worst nightmare, the bed bug, could also rack up bills if they make it into your sheets in 2023. These infestations can be strikingly costly and may require the replacement of all bedding, clothing, and soft furniture, such as upholstered chairs and couches in the home. They could even cost your insurance premiums to skyrocket if you file a claim for bed bug damage. 

3) Understanding Different Treatment Plans

One of the best ways to ensure your pest control plan fits squarely within your 2023 budget is by taking advantage of many of the customizable options provided by modern pest control services. Many companies offer a wide selection of services and allow clients to customize them to fit their needs, so you don’t end up paying for things you don’t need. 

One of the main ways companies do this is by establishing different frequencies of service. By choosing between options like quarterly, bi-monthly, or seasonal service, you can have greater control over the cost and help target the services around when you are most in need. 

Various treatments may exist for different pests, so make sure you know exactly what bugs you are targeting and choose the right treatment for you. These are just a few ways treatment can be customized, and understanding these choices should help you make more informed budgeting decisions. 

4) Find the Exterminator for You

Every exterminator is different, and at differing price points, their services may change, so it is critical that you choose the right exterminator for your home and its specific needs. When looking for professionals, try to find options that specialize in pests native to your area. 

Also, take a look at their credentials. Did you know there was such a thing as exterminator licenses and certifications? It is true, and you should be looking for them as you hire your pest control services. Some of these certifications include a North Carolina Department of Agriculture license, a National Pest Control Management Association certification, or a TAP Insulation Certified Installer.

While these may seem insignificant, it may be the difference between good service and great service. So put in a little extra work and make sure that your pest control service is accredited. 

Say Goodbye to Bugs in 2023

Now that you know a few of the reasons why you should invest in pest control and how to budget for it effectively, you can say hello to 2023 and goodbye to bugs. No one wants bugs roaming around their home, and when it comes time to sell, termite damage is the last thing you want to deal with. 

That is why your friends at Ride-a-bug are here to help. To find out more about budgeting for pest control, check out our Rid-A-Bug website to start learning about how to make pest control a part of your life. We can not wait to help you rid your home of unwanted nuisances this year.

Contact us for more information!