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