One-Time removal or Contract

If you have never had a pest problem in your home before and very suddenly you start to see the signs, you may call a pest control professional for a one-time-visit extermination. However, if you start to notice that you have an ongoing pest problem, you may opt to hire a Tackle Agent on a contract basis with periodic-visits.

On contract basis, you would pay a monthly or quarterly fee for the Agent to come to your home on a pre-scheduled basis, to stop any type of pest infestation, before it begins…or starts again! You may pay more for a contract over the year, but if it keeps the pests away permanently, it is absolutely well worth the extra cost.

Frequency of the Visit

Be aware that pests are active all year-round. In fact, that means you need protection all year-round.

The longer period you allow between two pest treatments, the harder it is to get the job done well. For this reason, a one-time-visit will often have a higher-cost than a periodic-visit (initial visit followed by cheaper recurrent-maintenance-visits).


The typical one-time-visit cost for pest control is higher than most listed averages, because it is a one-time-visit only. In these cases, there is usually a lot of work to be done including assessment of the infestation, finding the nest, identifying entry points into your home and a thorough pest treatment.


Periodic-visits are usually ensured via contract. The initial visit is for the assessment of infestation, finding the nest, identifying entry points as well as a thorough pest treatment; recurrently followed by maintenance visits. Some contracts may include a stipulation that if you have a problem between scheduled visits, then interim treatments will be provided for free.

Periodic visits can be monthly, semi-monthly (every two months), or quarterly (every three months).

Recurrent-maintenance-visits are the best way to accurately handle your pest problems. Some pests can be gotten rid of in one or two visits, other pests keep coming back.

Climate can also influence the type and severity of your pest problem. Tackle custom treatments adapt with the season to address seasonal pest activity in your area, giving you protection all year long. Unless you live in a temperate area, consider recurrent visits from your Tackle professional.

Whether you choose for monthly, semi-monthly or quarterly visits should depend on how bad or resistant the pest problem is.


Factors that could determine the pest treatment cost:

• Size of your property;
• Indoor or outdoor;
• Type of pest(s);
• Level of infestation;
• Treatment frequency.
• Etc.

The best time to call a Tackle Agent is before insects and other pests become a problem. Waiting until you’re tired of dealing with them will only cost you more in the long run, both in terms of money and health!