If you have a problem with pests in your home, you need a professional pest controller to eradicate the problem. But don't rush and hire the first pest control service you encounter. Take your time to find the right professional for the job. You need a pest control professional with years of experience and training.
To be sure you hire the right person for your pest problem, ask the following questions before you hire a pest controller.
1. How long have you been in business?
The longer a company has been in business, the more work experience they are likely to have. Experienced companies will have a broad scope of experience to call on when dealing with pests, and they are likely to have a set way of doing things that are tried and tested.
2. Can I see some referrals or testimonies?
A well-established business should be able to provide referrals and testimonies for prospective clients. If a pest control company cannot provide you with any review, then you are likely to be a new and inexperienced company.
3. How much experience do you have with jobs like this?
To be sure that your pest control service has the appropriate experience, ask them about their former experience with similar jobs. This will help you understand their approach and give you confidence in their ability.
4. Are your pest control professionals fully licensed and trained?
Fully trained and licensed pest control technicians can use pesticides effectively and safely. If a pest control service cannot give you proof of licensing and training, you are taking a big risk by hiring them.
5. Are the products you use safe for children and pets?
If you have children and pets at home, you need to be sure that they are safe during the treatment. A pest control service that focuses on environmentally friendly pesticides and EPA-approved pesticides is a good place to start.
6. What is the process you use to eradicate pests?
Ask them to outline the entire pest control process from start to finish so you can prepare ahead of time. You might need to leave your home for a short while during the treatment.
7. Do you offer written quotes?
To ensure that you avoid paying more than you expect, ask for a written quote. This will ensure that you know what you are paying and that there are no hidden costs.
Even if you need pest control urgently, don't go out and hire the first company you find. Ask these questions before deciding on pest control services for your home.