Choosing a Pest Professional
If you are experiencing a pest problem and need to contact a pest control and management company, you want to know that you will receive the professional service the job requires. You expect the issue to be taken care of quickly and efficiently by a knowledgeable, experienced pest control technician. Prompt attention and customer service are important. When seeking the services of a highly qualified pest management company, it is important to consider these guidelines.
Nothing beats a recommendation from former customers, so go with a pest control company that comes with referrals from friends or relatives who have used them.
With your type of pest problem. Some companies specialize in certain areas of pest control, but you will want one that has expertise with your specific problem.
Find out if the company is licensed and insured
Ask if there are any guarantees
If termites are the issue, inquire about liability insurance in the event the company is unable to completely eliminate the infestation.
Check with the Better Business Bureau
to see if there are any complaints against the company. Your state will also have a similar list
Understand how often treatments are repeated
Find out what the company plans to do in the way of prevention
How long will the servicing take? How often might they have to return to perform inspections, cleanup, etc.
Inquire as to which chemicals will be used
Get at least 2 or 3 estimates
then compare the services offered and the charges before making a choice ask how long the service agreement extends. You will want to know how many months your home or business will be under contract for service.
For termite contracts
Depending on the particular pest
your service professional should always perform the services as covered in the Contract or Agreement. Do not expect anything to be done if it is not in writing. Make sure you understand all aspects of the Agreement before you sign any paperwork. Take notes and do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.