Whether you own a home or a business, at some point you’ll probably need the services of a pest control company. So how do you choose the right pest control professional? We’ve put together some tips to help you with your search.
Do Your Research
Ask friends and work colleagues for recommendations. If that’s not possible or fruitful, look for businesses that service your community. Websites can offer valuable company information and highlight expertise.
After you’ve selected a few possibilities, be prepared to get an estimate. Generally speaking, pest control companies offer free initial estimates and consultations. This meeting is a great time to ask questions and get to know more about the company and its business practices. Most businesses are happy to provide you with their credentials and references.
Once you receive their estimates, don’t rely on cost alone when choosing a company. Quality service, professionalism and experience are also important.
Staff Training and Licensure
There are various levels of training and certification among pest control professionals, ranging from certified technicians to licensed exterminators. It’s not uncommon for the licensed technicians, under the supervision of the exterminator, to provide the actual service delivery.
Ask about staff experience and success in handling pest-related problems, especially if you are faced with more challenging situations like bedbugs. Find out if employees are trained in the latest pest management techniques. All staff should be knowledgeable about the most current pest control treatments.
Make sure the company is fully insured. Accidents can happen and something in your home could be damaged. You’ll want to be compensated by the pest control company.
If termites are your problem, look for a pest control company that offers a guarantee on their work performed to eliminate termites and to protect your home from future infestations.
Choosing the right pest control professional may take a bit of effort. Be aware that a reputable company will not rush you into signing a contract or suggest you need immediate service.
If you require pest control help, please contact Premium Termite and Pest Control to schedule your free estimate.