Since we’ve lived in this rental home, I have gotten yearly pest control and we haven’t had any issues. But last fall, we saw an uptick in pests so I started to get quarterly service. I thought it was working.
The cost difference was $115 for yearly service to $85 for quarterly service. It was definitely an increase but I could swing it and was happy to spend it, if it kept the bugs out! IF!
Then comes December, we get our service and then…bugs and bugs and bugs. I quickly called and let them know the problem.
Their response “well, it sounds like you need to switch to monthly service…$50 per month.”
And that’s where I drew the line…
I did some research and talked to some people on my Facebook page and decided that I was going to take on my pest control myself.
I chose to try out a highly recommended, pesticide free, safe around pets, children and even food product.
At $35 per gallon, I am still on my first gallon, 3 months later…and my pest infestation is just about handled. The only thing I added were some sticky strips that capture bugs. I put those behind appliances and electrical outlets. (They are evidently drawn to the heat this time of year.)
Our old pest control company called me this week to schedule our quarterly service. I was thrilled to tell them that their services were no longer required. Even if I buy a gallon every quarter, I am saving money.
And I feel much better by using this non-chemical option around our dogs and my kids! What do you do about pest control? Have you had a similar experience?
Hope is a digital marketing manager and foster/adoptive single mom to five kids. She has run her own consulting company for over 15 years and took a leap of faith returning to the corporate world in 2021 to a job and team she loves! Hope began sharing her journey with the BAD community in the Spring of 2015 and feels like she has finally mastered the balance between family first and wise financial decisions.