Well I just have to say this is an interesting topic. One that raises curiosity higher than high. But let me start by asking how much is expensive really expensive? I believe by the end of this piece we will have our answer. So here goes the all the information you need.
Is Pest Control Services Expensive In Singapore?
Pests are nuisance to the human eye. They are damaging and unwanted. They damage property, ruin crops, plants and livestock’s production and life itself. They carry germs and cause diseases that results to death. See how horrible they are.
These is where pest control services are employed, but before that, there is general knowledge that one is advised to have. To choose an effective pest control service, it requires one to have some information about the pest and its custom:
– First stage, identify the pest correctly to avoid employing wrong services.
– Study about its habit, is it really that hazardous or does it have some benefits??
– Evaluate strategies to control the pest.
With the above information, you will know the right services to hire and hence determine whether they are expensive or not.
Here at Singapore, there have been numerous cases of pest infestation. Know that when you have a pest problem or want to safeguard your family from future intruders, there is need to apply science established approach to help identify the root of the problem and device a solution that is appropriate for the situation at hand. Below are control services discussed. Each service is employed differently and may vary in pricing:
We all agree that this is not expensive. It only requires that you keep your house and yards clean. Without food for them to live and breed through, there is low chance of them to be in existence. To ensure that your sanitation is guaranteed. Here is a list to follow:
– Clean up after meals. Wash the utensils after every meal. Keep food in tight lid fitting containers.
– Empty the rubbish in trash bags. At all costs, avoid letting the garbage over stay in the house. Remember to wrap food scraps tightly in a bag before you throw them.
– Make sure the toilet is used properly, it is clean and the cistern works properly.
– Ensure that all septic tanks and leach drains are well sealed.
– Use fly screens to stop pests from entering the house and seal holes around pipes.
2. Pest control (mechanical)
These include the use of hand methods as well as simple to use equipment and devices. Protective barriers between insects and plants are also categorized here. If the exterminator uses this method then one should not pay a lot for such a service. The amount should be thoroughly discussed between the employer and employee. If in any circumstance you decide on DIY, I believe the equipment needed will serve you for a long time making the price worth every dollar spent.
3. Physical Pest Control
These employs methods of getting rid of pest issues and other kinds of small rodents through the removal, attacking and putting up of barriers that will help prevent any kind of further destruction of one’s crops or insect infestations. Manually uprooting weeds from the ground, commonly known as tillage is also another physical form of pest control. Such a service should not cost a lot. Hence it may not be as expensive as we may tend to think.
4. Use of Pesticides
Employing devices and gadgets such as trucks, planes or by hand to spray pesticides is also a common method and employed as service by various pests control companies. The expensive part will depend on how big the acre of land is needed to spray on or the space. The many times it is being sprayed, the gadgets being employed and the likes. However, if you decide on employing these service, you should wear protective clothe gear. Put in mind that pesticides have the potential to cause diseases such as cancer and various other health problems, then it will be really expensive.
5. Field Burning, poisoned bait, hunting and trapping
These are not as expensive as you may bring yourself to think. Poisoned bait is common for controlling rats. For these to work, ensure there is no food just lying around that rats can easily access. Field burning, though not highly recommended, helps when it comes to killing rodents. If you decide on this service, certify that it is after a harvest. Hunting, does not necessarily involve one running around after a pest such as a rat or rodent, no! It involves use of other animals to catch the animals. For example in the case of a nuisance rat, employ a cat. Finally trapping; use of mouse traps, rat traps, glue traps, live catch traps, and snap traps come in handy in such that they are safe to use in house situations. Important note, these traps should not be in reach to small kids.
6. Space Fumigation
Well, these may be a little expensive. It involves a structure to be covered and sealed air tight accompanied by the inclusion of all-pervading deadly gas, highly concentrated to a killing point for a long duration of time, almost a day. Although exclusive, it targets all life phases of pests. It is a long term scheme that involves clouding and misting type machine applicators. When it comes to liquid insecticide, it is spread in the air within the covered and sealed structure. You see, pest control services are as they come. The more the manual labor, the expensive it will be. The more the gadgets or devices employed the expensive it will be. The more the work. Then the higher the price you will pay.
Looking over our introduction, we will agree that with such disastrous creatures and organisms at large, our health at stake, our properties in danger and our plants in upcoming trouble it is not expensive after all. There is a famous saying that goes, better be safe than sorry and I totally agree with it.