If you have an infestation of pests in your home, and you are struggling to control the problem on your own, despite having tried every tips and tricks for getting rid of common household pests, your only hope may be hiring a pest control professional to aid you.
Pest control companies are experts in ridding of nearly any kind of pest infestation in your home. But can you be sure that every pest control professional will do a good job of getting rid of the problem for you? There are a number of different companies out there and the only way to find who is the best for the job is to go out and interview them.
To find the best pest control company, here are some questions you need to ask before letting them work for you.
Is the Pest Control Company Licensed?
Did you know that most state agencies in the U.S issue a state pest control license to these companies? Before working with any company, you must ensure that they have a pest control operator’s license and that it is eligible for your state. To find this, simply contact your State Pesticide Regulatory Agency.
Get to Know About the Treatment
For the safety of your family, you must know the kind of treatment the company plans to use, even for the companies that advertise themselves as ‘green’. They must let you know the extent of your problem, the active ingredients used in their pesticides, and how they plan to control the situation.
Active ingredients inside pesticides can have adverse effects on human health. This is why you should double check with their treatment method and ask them how will they help reduce the exposure of the pesticide to you and your family.
Check Their Track Record
An experienced company like Responsible Pest Control should be able to provide you with enough customer reviews. If a pest control company fails to provide you evidence of their experience, you can get in touch with State Pesticide Regulatory Agency and find out if any complaints have been made against the company. Alternatively, you can ask around your neighborhood and find out if anyone else has worked with the company before.
Will They Provide Guarantee for Their Work?
Many pest control services provide a guarantee for their work. If they refuse to provide a guarantee, then it is up to you to decide whether you should work with them or not. Usually, a guarantee from a pest control company comes with certain requirements such as annual inspections to initial treatment. Under a guarantee, you must be aware that you cannot make changes to your home without giving prior notice to the company. This is especially true if you have hired the company for termite control treatments.
To stay on the safe side, make sure to ask the pest control service to use the least toxic chemical method available to them. This will ensure that your family will remain safe from poisonous pesticides.
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