Making a Pest Control Company Choice

There are occasionally pest issues that may require you to hire a professional to help you control the bug. Making a pest control provider selection might be challenging. Don’t make a decision right now. Before choosing one, chat to a few other businesses. Take the time to find a reliable and competent business that matches your expectations, even if your pest situation is urgent.

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When choosing a pest management specialist, think about assessing businesses on these crucial criteria:


  • Are technicians’ licenses up to date? Is the license classified appropriately for the job? By contacting your state’s pesticide regulatory authority, you can confirm licensure.
  • How does the business advise its staff of modifications to rules, goods, methods, and safety?
  • Does this company employ Integrated Pest Management strategies?
  • Do they employ a licensed entomologist?


  • How long has the company been in operation?
  • Do freshly hired applicators receive training from more seasoned workers?
  • How long has the business been treating pest issues similar to yours?


  • Ask family members, friends, coworkers, or neighbors for a recommendation.
  • Avoid relying on advertising for information about the company’s reputation.
  • Consider contacting the Better Business Bureau or the state pesticide regulatory office for information on recent violations, complaints, or unresolved issues.
  • Ask the company for customer references.


  • Can the company offer an estimate for services in writing? Many offer free estimates.
  • Get estimates from more than one company and compare their rates and services.
  • Does the company require you to sign up for a long-term contract? If so, what are the long-term costs?
  • Is the company able to provide a guarantee for their work? What are the terms?

Customer Service:

  • Do the employees listen to your concerns and address them with care and respect?
  • Can the employees identify the pest, explain the extent of the infestation, and provide details about the pest and its behavior?
  • Are they willing to discuss product selection and other details of the treatment?


  • Are they willing to discuss low-toxicity options and reducing environmental risks?
  • Do they have insurance to cover you, your property, and their employees?
  • Are they responsible about wearing protective equipment when necessary?
  • What measures will they take to prevent unnecessary exposures and accidents?

Take Note:

As you contact and interview the companies, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Educate yourself about the pest and your options for treatment.