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Here’s what you should look for when hiring a pest control company
If you’re like any of us, you freak out when you see pests scurrying across your floor. They don’t pay rent; they don’t help buy groceries – why are they here? They’re here to get out of the cold and find something delicious to eat. Additionally, neglecting to get this problem taken care of means they’ll stick around for a while, causing a nuisance and even health hazards. That means you’ll have to call a pest control company soon to ensure this gets taken care of before the problem gets out of hand. Here are the things you should look for when evaluating pest control professionals to work in your home!
Licensing & Insurance
The first thing that you should look for is licensing and insurance. Pest control isn’t the most dangerous job, but it’s no cupcake either. Licensing represents a wealth of knowledge that they must have to work in the field. Proper insurance means that company is covered for any mishaps – whether that be an injury to you or their employee – that may happen on the job.
Pet & Kid-Friendly Products
Killing and exterminating bugs usually means using some form of insecticide to kill or starve the insect. However, do you know what products are being used? It’s important to ask prospective companies what type of products they use and do your own research to find out whether they’re kid and pet-friendly. Using toxic chemicals in the home can cause health problems to pets, children and those with weakened immune systems.
Don’t take a chance on a company with bad reviews. If they have bad reviews, there is usually a reason for it. While one poor review shouldn’t sink your business with that company, you should look at all poor performance reviews to ensure there isn’t a pattern that’s developing where customers of that company are routinely going under-served.
Professional Staff & Service
It’s important that the members of this company’s staff always treat you and your family with professionalism. This starts with the very first phone call. If you’re treated poorly or received coldly by the staff, that could be your indication that this isn’t the company you want to work with.
Clean, Presentable Employees
When their employees arrive at the job site, it’s important that they’re clean and presentable. You wouldn’t want people in your home and around your children that haven’t been well-kept or are tracking dirt and chemicals from their last job into your home.
The only thing worse than having your home invaded by pests is hiring an incompetent pest control company that wastes your money without getting the job done. This is why it’s important to properly vet a pest control company before hiring. Here are some of the factors you should consider.
No matter what pest control company you end up choosing or why you choose them, it’s important that you do your due diligence. This doesn’t mean simply looking at a Google star rating for a company. Instead, you should take a complete look at the company’s licensing, certification and past experience in addition to reading what others have to say about the company. Good exterminators will check off all the boxes and have a positive reputation online.
There are a lot of ways to become a pest removal expert, but the best way is through years of experience. This is why you should look into how much experience a pest control company has before hiring them. In fact, you can even inquire about specific jobs. If you’re looking for exterminators to rid your home of cockroaches, you don’t want somebody who’s barely dealt with cockroaches.
Ask for a list of references before hiring an exterminator. Any good company should be willing to provide this. All you need to do is call each reference and ask them about the experience. This is a good way to gauge the quality of a pest control company’s work.
Licensing and Certification
Like many trades, pest removal companies require certain licensing for legal operation. However, not every exterminator has to be licensed. Make sure to ask if the pest control professional who comes to your home will be licensed, then verify that license through the State Department of Agriculture in your state. Licensing proves that an exterminator is knowledgeable about safe and effective pest treatments for your home.
Bugs Be Gone
Have you been dealing with a nasty pest problem in your Edwardsville, IL, home? If you have, it’s time to call the pest control professionals at Imel Pest Control. We have more than 50 years of experience eradicating pests and plenty of licensed exterminators. We’ll even inspect your home and give you an estimate for free, and you have no obligation to pay for our services.