Tips for Choosing a Pest Removal Service
You’ve just moved into a new home, and then you discover that the property is infested with nearly every kind of pest imaginable. Although packing up not one of your options, hiring a pest control specialist certainly is. But how do you begin?
First of all, you must see to it that the company you choose has insurance. You do not want any liability in case a worker injures himself within your premises. If you’re not sure, call their client references or ask neighbors for referrals to an insured service.
Well-reputed pest control companies usually have a website. When you have a prospect, explore their site, especially customer testimonials (though they might not show any negative ones). You can read reviews on popular third-party consumer websites too (for example, Angie’s List).
When you contact a pest control specialist, be sure to ask what type or types of pesticides they use. In the world of pest control, one-size-fits-all doesn’t work. You don’t exterminate rats with a product made for cockroaches. Hire a company that has a custom approach to every specific infestation.
Some pest control services try to tempt customers by giving them huge discounts. But the problem is, this may not always fit what your home requires at a given time. After all, pest control packages can vary widely. Find a service that is glad to work around your budget.
As mentioned, there are many types of pest extermination projects, but for the more extensive ones, such as tent fumigation, regular reporting is a must. Ask your prospective pest control company whether they provide such reports, especially if the schedule is tight. In most cases, they will send someone to personally see the extent of the infestation. This is the only way for them to accurately estimate the duration of the project. If they estimate a timeframe on the phone without first visiting your property, Be careful. That is not a practice of a reputable pest control service.
In terms of the staff, you will, of course, want a company that trains its employees to act professionally. Do they treat you with respect when you’re talking on the phone or in person? Do they keep you on hold for too long? Do they have a reputation for keeping their promises? Do they come to work in proper uniforms? Do their products come with correct labels? Moreover, a pest control specialist must be glad to walk you through their methods and processes before starting the work.
Management of Recurrent Infestations
Finally, with the possibility of recurrence always present, you’ll want a company that can handle it well but without tying you down in a long-term agreement. In short, sign on a future service from the same company only if you suspect a re-infestation.
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