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One Off Appointments Vs A Pest Contract

You have several options when employing the services of a pest control company. These include one off appointments and a recurring pest contract. Pests cost the UK billions of pounds every year, and they can cause a great deal of damage if not managed correctly. But which of these is best for you? Also which is best if you’re dealing with particularly stubborn or harmful pests?

What kind of clients need a pest contract?

Unless you have serious ongoing issues with pests, most homeowners are unlikely to ever need a pest contract. On the other hand, almost all businesses can benefit from one of these contracts. More specifically, the companies most in need of these services are business establishments that deal with food or stored goods. There are several reasons for this.

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First of all, these businesses attract the majority of pests. In the case of food businesses, this is simply because pests are drawn to food. With stored goods, pests are seeking materials for building their nests. This means they are attracted to packaged goods and other stored items.

Secondly, in many industries, pests are rarely a one off problem that can be easily solved. Even if you get rid of the pests in your building, more are likely to invade without taking regular maintenance. This is exactly what you get with a pest contract.

What regular pest maintenance involves

Our team will periodically visit your business and carry out a range of pest control activities. This includes checking for pests, setting traps, emptying these traps, and spraying pesticides or repellants. Another reason why a pest contract is worth considering, is that clients receive a thorough pest proofing regime as part of the service as well. This two-pronged approach means that pests do not have a chance to take hold in your business.

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In general, we have an extremely full diary of jobs from customers seeking a one off appointment. If you do have a pest control emergency, you have to join the queue like everyone else. Now compare this to being a pest contract client who gets priority service. This may seem like a minor issue, but it can make a huge difference if you’re running a restaurant or other business where speed is of the essence.

This brings us to our final point, which is that taking out a pest contract may qualify you for discounted rates. While this isn’t the case with all pest control companies, most offer discounts for contracts lasting more than a year. The bottom line is that most types of commercial businesses benefit from the peace of mind that comes with a pest control contract. The most important being that your business can run smoothly without interruption from pests.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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