If bugs are bugging you, it is very important to eradicate them as quickly, efficiently, and in the most cost effective, yet non-toxic way. When you think about it, that’s a lot of qualifications to place on a pest control company. How can you be sure that you find the right company the first time you search the Internet for help?
Quality and Value Aren’t the Same
Like any service you hire, it’s important to recognize not all pest control services are created equally. Even though your situation is sure to feel like a crisis, take just a bit of time to research your options. Look for on line reviews and customer testimonials that validate a positive experience.
Keep in mind that the cheapest is rarely the best. In pest control the idiom “you get what you pay for” is particularly troublesome. If the pest control company you choose doesn’t eliminate the problem, your home or business will continue to experience the issues that arise from a pest infestation.
Beware of companies that suggest they have treatment applications left over from “their last job” and will give you a discount if you act now.
Look for a company that is licensed and insured while working in your home. Find out if they are certified to apply the treatment you’re hiring them for. The best and most reliable companies will provide you with copies of their license and information on the toxicity of the chemicals they’re applying.
If you’re interested in green options for pest control, look for one that will help you understand the potential health effects of the control mechanisms they use. Understanding the long-term hazards to the pets and people in your home is very important; look for a company that has experience in applying “green” controls.
Finally, ask about the guarantees on their services. Termite control is usually guaranteed for three years or more. Does it include additional periodic inspections? If the treatment fails, what will the company do to make it right?
Warning Signs for a Bad Pest Control Company
You’ve heard the stories about unscrupulous vendors in the marketplace that take advantage of homeowners. There are scammers in every industry. In the pest control industry here are some red flags to watch out for:
- The package deal pest control services that bundle in landscaping or some other service at a low price if you act now.
- If they’re selling services door-to-door they may not be a reputable company. Check credentials before buying!
- Pressure you into signing a contract by using fear tactics.
- Suggest that they are endorsed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or other federal entity. (These endorsements do not exist.)
Preventive Pest believes that you deserve quality and reliability from any residential or commercial pest control service. Our team of qualified, certified professionals offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee for control of scorpions, cockroaches, termites, rodent, and weeds. If you’re not happy with the first result, we will return to mitigate the issue again at no charge. Contact us to begin the confidential conversation about how we can stop and prevent what’s been bugging you and your family.