Those Pesky Ants
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Those Pesky Ants

Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.


Those Pesky Ants

Three Ways To Save Money On Termite Removal

Logan Watson

Once you find out you have termites, it's almost inevitable you'll find yourself needing to get rid of them to prevent any damage from getting worse. Hiring a professional service to take care of termites can be expensive, but even if you're on a budget, don't let estimates and quotes intimidate you. There are a number of ways to save money and to find ways to pay for a professional pest control service to take care of your termite problem.

Do Some Work Yourself

Getting rid of termites isn't all about the chemicals and tents. While there are some things best left to the professionals, you can take on smaller and more manageable tasks yourself. They might not seem like much, but they start to add up. For example, you can take care of moving items from a location that needs to be treated so the professional can get straight to work. If treatment involves traps or bait stations that will go in the dirt surrounding your home, you can make sure the area is clean and ready for them to start. Having blueprints of your home is also handy in case they need to mark out possible treatment locations. All of these seemingly small tasks and preparations added up can take a significant amount of time, which makes doing as much as you can worth every cent.

Investigate Financing Options

If you're concerned about a lump sum payment, there are a plethora of ways to seek some kind of financing to help you pay for this service over time rather than trying to find a hefty sum all at once.

  • See if the pest control service(s) you're considering offer financing. If they do, get estimates that include total cost, duration, interest, and other important factors. Feel free to shop around to see who can offer you the best deal.
  • Consider a loan from a third party. You might consider a personal loan, but you could also search for a loan specifically for home improvement, and search for which loans are currently offering the best options.
  • See if you qualify for any credit cards offering special promotions, like zero percent APR for the first twelve months. If you're responsible with your credit cards, this is a great way to pay for a service without incurring much, if any, interest. As a bonus, you can use reward points from your spending to go back into paying off your balance, or to use on other things.

Research Your Inspectors

If you decide you want a professional assessment, this is the best time to start doing your homework. It's tempting to think that since many inspections alone are free, you can be more lenient with your searching, but the opposite is true; an inexperienced inspector could recommend services you can't afford or don't need.

Make sure the companies you contact are licensed and certified, but also read up on the requirements of these licenses and certificates, as some may be lax. Read the fine print in all documents to check for any hidden fees, as "free" inspections can often come with caveats. Finally, check reviews from other customers, who can tell you if you're getting an honest, straightforward deal. Doing research even for an inspection can save you money in the long run by avoiding fees and unnecessary treatments. To learn more, contact a company like Mr. Bug Killer Inc.