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Are you fed up with pests around your home? If yes, then it is time to take serious action, and you need to get hold of a good pest control company ASAP. When you hire someone for a pest infestation, they should be a great value yet provide quality service. The dream, right? I can’t stand bugs, especially ants!
Ask About Work Experience
When researching and interviewing pest control companies, remember to ask how long they have been in business.
Also, be sure to check the BBB for any complaints that have been filed against the company. This way you have an idea of how they run their business and if they are on the up and up.
Any decent pest control company should be able to provide you with a list of references showing that they have been successfully operating their business. You should get in touch with the references to get an idea of how reliable this company is.
Do They Have A Pest Control License?
Most registered companies have a pest control license. You should ask the company to show you the license and any certifications they may have. This will ensure all technicians have passed the proper training and exams to apply pesticides.
Also, ask for the list of the active ingredients used in their pesticides. When pesticides are registered, they list all active ingredients on their labels.
Request A Written Quote
A good pest control service will have no problem providing you with a detailed quote explaining exactly what they will be doing and how much that will cost. You should always ask for a written quote rather than just believing something they said over the phone.
Say No To Door To Door Services
You should probably avoid pest control services that go door to door. Most of the time these guys are never dependable. Ideally, you should only do business with companies that have an actual brick and mortar office.
They Should Guarantee The Work
Every pest control company should be willing to offer a guarantee of some sort. Ideally, the guarantee should cover the annual inspection charges as well. Know all this information beforehand to avoid any unpleasant situations later on.
Offer Non-Chemical Methods For Pest Control
It is also important that they offer non-chemical methods for pest control along with the normal pesticides. Just in case you are concerned about kids or pets coming in contact with harmful toxins at some point in the future.
Watch For Red Flags
Some companies do not have any listed phone numbers. This is a BIG red alert! This means that they do not want to provide an official point of contact to the customers which is a bit alarming.
What is important to remember is that all dependable pest control services have well-developed websites, real offices, and are willing to cater to the questions of all customers.
2/23/18 Happy Friday! It is STILL raining here. I guess it is going to be a great frog hunting season later this spring. The boys like catching a few around the playground in our neighborhood and bringing them home 🙂
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.