Questions to Ask When Choosing a Home Pest Control Company
Author: Russ Frank
Some questions concerning an indoor pest control service will be answered when they meet you to provide an estimate. Was their personal appearance and manner professional? Were they on time for the appointment? If not did they call ahead to let you know? Was their vehicle well marked, clean and professional? Were they helpful and informative or did they try high pressure sales tactics?
How long have they been in business? That\'s an important question to ask a pest control service. The longer the better. How much training and experience will my technician have? Annual training of all technicians is typically required of professional home pest control services.
\"Are you licensed?\" is a reasonable question. Check with your state to verify their answer. You should not do business with any home pest control company that is not 100% legal.
Is the company insured? This is an important question. Ask for a certificate of insurance, then verify it with the insurance company. Lack of insurance is a warning flag. Any professional pest control service will be glad to have you verify their insurance.
What methods and techniques does the home pest control service use?. This question will help you understand how well they understand pest control. A professional will respond with an explanation about the importance of removing potential sources of food and shelter for the pests. Any treatment options must include methods of preventing the pests from entering the home.
Ask how will the company react to an infestation. Of course they\'ll come in to knock down the infestation, but then what? How will they ensure that the infestation won\'t re-occur? Home pest control professionals will explain how they\'ll break the life cycle of the pest.
Ask friends and neighbors for recommendation. This is the only way to evaluate a company\'s customer service. These recommendations will also help evaluate the effectiveness of the company\'s methods and techniques.
\"Does your company belong to any professional associations?\" Professional pest control associations offer many benefits to members. Home pest control companies that don\'t belong to at least one association are suspect..
How do their prices and services compare with other pest control companies? The benefit of asking for several bids is the opportunity to compare one home pest control firm with another. While price is an important factor, professional knowledge and customer service are quite important as well.
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