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How to Choose a Home Pest Control Service

How to Choose a Home Pest Control Service

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 has your company been in business?\" is a good question to ask. The more experience a home pest control service has, the better. \"How much training and experience will my technician have?\" is another valid question. States typically mandate a certain amount of annual training for all licensed technicians.

You will want to ask the company whether they are licensed. You\'ll want to check with the state to verify their claim. Do not do business with a company that can\'t or won\'t provide proof of licensing.

\"Are you insured?\" Ask for a certificate of insurance, then verify it with the insurance company. Lack of business insurance is a serious matter. Do not do business with any home pest control company that cannot or will not verify their insurance.

\"What methods of pest control do you use?\" This important question will help you understand how the pest control service will be done. Knowledgeable professionals will explain the importance of removing potential sources of shelter and food from the home. They should also talk about techniques that prevent pests from entering the home.

How will the company react to an infestation? Of course they\'ll control the infestation, but then what? How can they prevent the infestation from curing again? Professionals should talk about breaking the life cycle of the pest.

The only way to evaluate customer service is to ask friends and neighbors for recommendations. Any recommendations will help you gage the effectiveness of the company\'s pest control techniques and methods.

Do they belong to professional associations? Professional pest control associations offer many benefits to their members such as educational opportunities. Be wary of home pest control companies that don\'t belong to at least one professional association.

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.

Russ Frank is an expert at home pest control. As the owner and manager of Florida Bug Inspectors, he\'s been solving home pest control problems in the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years.

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