Finding a Good Pest Control Company
It can be a burden to deal with insects and nuisance animals in your home, but hiring the right pest control professionals doesn’t have to be. However, because of the different types of pests and the potentially toxic chemicals used in pest control, it is a must that you choose a reputable company.
When considering a specific service, ask if they are insured, especially if termites are the problem. Homeowners’ insurance usually doesn’t cover termite treatments or repairs, so find a pest control company that will install an effective baiting system or treat your exterior to prevent thwart infestations.
Warranties with a damage clause are not usually provided by pest control professionals. When signing a contract, see if it has such a clause; if so, make sure you understand its exact coverage. If you find their warranty program too pricey, it’s a must to have a once-a-year termite inspection of your premises.
License, Certification and Specialization
The pest control company you hire should, by all means, meet your state’s licensing requirements. On top of that, they should specialize in the particular type of bug or nuisance animal that’s bothering you. However, don’t think that all certifications are created equal. Give the certifying body a call and ask what their certification requirements are. And of course, don’t be happy with a verbal confirmation. Tell them to prove that they are licensed, insured and certified.
Perhaps nothing can be more crucial in your search for a pest exterminator is knowing whether their treatments actually work for a reasonable period of time. And the best way to find out is simply to talk to their past clients. Ask them for references then, and if they hesitate, you know they’re hiding something.
They may be the pest control professionals, but as the paying client, you need to know exactly what their plan is. Will they be using baits? Traps? Chemicals? Exclusion technique? The idea is to let them present their plan in written form, so it can be compared with other written plans you get from your other prospects.
A pest control company will often separate its services as general pest control and termite control. Your contract must be on paper and cover the type of service you’re looking for. Take time to read and understand every detail.
Finally, when a company checks out on all these technical requirements, you only have your instincts to listen to. If you somehow feel uncomfortable about someone from the company or something you found out about them, move on to your next prospect. It’s a must to work with people who has your hundred percent trust.