Traditional pest control costs can range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars per treatment. The cost will typically vary depending on the size and type of infestation that your business is suffering from. While the cost of the treatment(s) are typically fixed, there are ancillary costs associated with having your business fumigated that you should be aware of. They can negatively affect your ability to do business during the treatment as well as afterward.
Before choosing a traditional method, it’s best to thoroughly investigate the pest control cost – all the costs. Including potentially shutting down all or part of your business for any length of time. Fortunately, there are non-toxic pest control methods such as the use of Cryonite that drastically cuts down on “downtime” and in many cases. Cryonite can be applied during the normal operating hours of any type of business without interrupting operations.
Overall Cost of Pest Control
Pest control costs can vary depending on the provider and methods used. When faced with an emergency situation, you can sometimes feel like you are at the mercy of pest control companies. While the fixed costs should certainly be understood before you sign a contract, there are other costs that are just as important to consider.
- The cost of the fumigations, pest control appointments, follow up appointments, etc.
- Cost of time that it takes to get the service
- Hours or days that a portion of or all of your business will be out of service
- Loss of items due to the pest control method (i.e. steam treatment ruining plastics and fabrics
Industries That Stand to Lose the Most by Using Traditional Pest Control Methods
The economic impact of pest control efforts will vary by industry. For some industries, fumigations can cost thousands of dollars beyond the initial cost of the fumigation. Many executives and decision-makers have recently made the decision to use Cryonite as an effective pest control method that can help to reduce and/or totally eliminate the need for fumigations. If a system reduces the need for one fumigation per year, it can possibly pay for itself several times over. Since most companies have on-site maintenance staff, they can easily train them to apply Cryonite treatments, another source of cost savings. Listed below are the industries that are affected the most by traditional pest control methods.
- Food Processing/Manufacturing Industry: Fumigating a food processing plant can cost thousands of dollars by itself. When a production area of a factory is closed down or sealed off for fumigation, it will typically require additional manpower for sanitation work after the fumigation is completed. Furthermore, the loss of production can have a negative effect on the bottom line. It’s much easier to work Cryonite treatments into existing machine downtime, around the maintenance schedule and/or during shift changes.
- Medical Facilities/Hospitals: If a patient introduces bed bugs into a hospital bed, it can mean a significant amount of revenue loss. These types of pest introductions typically happen in the emergency room. The costs to shut down a bed or unit for any amount of time can be major.
- Hospitality: Much like hospitals, when a hotel has to shut down one or more rooms due to an infestation, it can cost thousands of dollars. Not to mention the negative effect that it can have on the business’s image.
Some Pest Control Efforts Can Negatively Affect Your Business
Traditional pest control methods can sometimes have a negative impact on your business. Not only can they be expensive, but they impact the overall operations of your business. Shutting down all or a portion of your business for any amount of time is not ideal. Furthermore, some treatments can destroy items within your business. They can add to the costs as you may have to replace furniture, plastic items, filters, etc. This is especially true in environments like hospitals and kitchens that need to be kept clean and sterile.
How Cryonite Can Help
Cryonite treatments use carbon dioxide snow frozen at -110°F to eliminate pests and their eggs. Many companies choose to use Cryonite because it’s safe, non-toxic and requires a minimal amount of downtime. Furthermore, staff members can easily be trained to use Cryonite at a moment’s notice. You will not have to wait for an exterminator to arrive as you will already have the equipment and trained staff available to immediately fight infestations.
Cryonite is most effective for use against small to medium infestations of roaches, bed bugs, and other stored product pest infestations. In many cases, it can be a great ancillary treatment that helps to avoid large infestations as well as cut down on your business’s need for traditional pest control methods that are toxic and expensive.