We know that searching for a reputable pest control company is the last thing on your to-do list. That’s why we have created an easy guide to help you ask exterminators the right questions, so they can get to the root of your pest issue. When you are searching for the best pest control company in your area, there are a few important things you should think about. First, make sure that any pest control company you’re thinking of working with is trained and licensed. Once you choose a pest control company and they come to inspect your property, you must ask them questions about the nature of any pest problems you might have. Finally, as you decide on the best course of action, be sure to ask about what services are needed to fix your pest problem and prevent it from happening again in the future.
Finding a Good Pest Control CompanyMost people searching for a professional pest control company do their research online. Many pest control companies offer free inspections or quotes, so be sure to ask about this option as you shop around. It can also be beneficial to read reviews and testimonials on a variety of sites to find the right pest control company for your specific needs. Lookup any pest control companies on the Better Business Bureau’s website to see what kind of rating they have. Also, you should know that pest control companies and technicians must meet certain requirements—which can vary by state—regarding qualifications, training, and licensing. Before you schedule an appointment for a pest control technician to take a look at your property, your local pest control company should be able to answer the following questions:
- How much training and experience do your pest control technicians have?
- How long have you been in business in this area?
- Are your exterminators licensed, bonded, and insured?
- Are your pesticides safe for children, pets, and plants?
Know What Pest Problems You HaveBefore you agree to work with a trusted pest control company, it’s important that you completely understand the nature of any pest problems you might have. Typically, pest control technicians will come by to inspect your property for any signs of pest infestations. When they do the inspection and share their findings, make sure to ask questions about what signs they looked for, what pests they found, and the severity of your pest issues. Consider getting a second or even third opinion so that you can compare the treatments and services recommended by different companies. If your pest control company has found evidence of a pest infestation, ask the right questions to get a better sense of what pest problems you have and what the pest control process looks like:
- What kind of pests are in my home or commercial space?
- What is the source or cause of the infestation?
- How severe is the infestation, and how can you tell?
- Will I need to leave my home at any point during services or treatments?
Figuring Out What Pest Control Service You NeedBeing informed about the nature of your pest problems can help you make decisions as to which customized pest control plans may be right for you. If you don’t currently have a pest problem but are at risk of infestation, then you should only need to take preventive measures. If you do have pests, you’ll need to act quickly to mitigate any damage and prevent the problem from getting worse. In this case, you may need to consider extermination and pest control services along with pest prevention measures. Before you sign a contract with a professional pest control company, make sure you have answers to the following questions:
- What factors do you consider when deciding what services are needed?
- Will your pest control treatments get rid of pests and prevent future infestations?
- What do I do if the pests return?
- What, if any, guarantees do you have on your services?