Being inundated by pests of any kind—from insects to rodents, to something more sinister—can be a daunting experience in itself. Your aim is to get the situation sorted as quickly, conveniently and cost-effectively as possible. The question is, how do you choose which pest control company is right for you among the many options?
Each may seem the same as each other, though there are sometimes notable differences that might help you choose a company suitable for your situation. Consider the questions to ask to help you arrive at your final decision.
Are they qualified?
Before picking up the phone to make a consultation, be sure you are reaching out to the professionals. Do these technicians hold up-to-date licences, which specify they fall within the correct classification for the job at hand? Does the company they work for maintain their qualifications by updating their knowledge of regulations, products and techniques? Do they know how to keep you and your family safe while they carry out their work? These are some of the most important questions to have answered before enlisting the help of a pest control company. If you want to know more about the standards you should be expecting, consult your state pesticide regulatory office. Companies like Trusted Pest Management should have all of this information available for you to make your decision easier.
What is their reputation?
While a company may meet all the qualifications and standards, it does not guarantee a positive experience. Ask friends, family, co-workers and neighbours if they have had the same pest problems and whether their fix was one they’d recommend. Having rodents or bugs of any description in your house can be a stressful experience in itself—do not add to the stress of hiring unprofessional, unfriendly workers who do not respect your home. More so, you want to be sure that their rate of success is worth investing in; each visit costs money, so you want to get it right the first time. Friendly faces doing the best job is the ultimate aim.
What is their experience?
Going hand-in-hand with reputation, a company’s experience in the business of pest extermination will be vital to the experience you have with them. Do they have a track record that spans a number of years and even more successful jobs? Are their employees new to the business or have they themselves have vast experience? Do they know how to tackle the specific problem your home is having?
Will you get value for money?
The best way to ensure you get the best result without being overcharged is by sourcing quotes from a selection of companies before committing to one. Many of the reputable companies in the market will offer free estimates for the job, particularly if they are serious about getting the job. Compare the services they offer to combat the specific problem and how they price each one; should the problem require a series of treatments over a period of time, ask about payment plans and additional fees. Can the company promise a money-back guarantee? Will they rectify any problems free of charge? Do you need to sign any contracts? Going through this process will also help you assess the type of customer service they offer, and whether you would be comfortable allowing these individuals in your home, and whether you trust them with the job.
Have you ever hired a pest management company to help control your pest issues? What would you look for when hiring one?