Whether it’s ants, mosquitos, rats, cockroaches, or another type of unwanted house guest, pests are not only a nuisance, but can actually cause serious damage to your home and often carry diseases and bacteria. Therefore, if you find tell tale signs that they have started accessing your property, you need to take a proactive approach to deal with them. They will not go away by themselves, and to be honest, although there are many DIY kits and solutions you can buy, the best way to handle a serious pest infestation is by hiring experts.
However, there are numerous pest control companies out there nowadays, all claiming to be as good as each other. How do you tell the difference? That’s what we are going to discuss in the following post.
How Long Have They Been In Business?
First and foremost, it’s a good idea to check how long the pest removal company has been in business. While there is nothing wrong with newer businesses, as they need to get their experience from somewhere, it can be risky working with a team that is untested and doesn’t have many testimonials to their name.
How long they have served in business will normally be clearly outlined on their website, but even if it isn’t you could ask them when you are seeking a quote for their services.
Are They Certified and Regulated?
Another important piece of information you need before hiring a pest control company is if they are fully certified and regulated. These kinds of details are important because it further shows how much experience they have and whether they are going to do a good job for you and also if they are authorized to offer their services in your local area.
Are They Local?
The further away from a pest control company are from your location, the more they may charge in coming out to deal with your problem, and that’s even if they offer their services in your local area. Ideally, you want a business that is based locally to you, so that there are no additional traveling time charges and that they know the area well enough that they are unlikely to get delayed tried to find your property.
Do They Use Safe Pest Removal Practices and Equipment?
Although the biggest concern you likely have is whether they are going to be able to get rid of the pesky pests that are plaguing your home or not, you don’t want it to happen at the expense of your property or your household’s health. Make sure they use human and pet-safe practices and equipment, that will be appropriate to your home. If they don’t, find out how long the treatment will take to be successful, so you can make appropriate arrangements to leave the house or move the kids and pets out to a neighbor, friend, or family member’s home.
It can be overwhelming on top of the stress you are already experiencing because of having pests in your home, but by using the tips above, you should be able to find a good quality pest control company.