Quality and value coincide when choosing a pest control company to keep pests away from home and treat any issues that may impact your family. Dozens of area pest control companies advertise services, promising they’re the best name in the industry.
Sadly, many people learn the hard way that not every pest control company has the skills, value, or quality they deserve. Lackluster pest control companies leave homeowners to deal with a myriad of issues.
Most problematic is the continuation of a pest infestation. Don’t leave your home vulnerable after spending your hard-earned money for service, and be sure to choose the best company from the start.
Pest Control Company Qualities
Choose a licensed, insured, and bonded company to provide service at your home. This protects your property against subpar work and protects you against liability. You also find comfort and assurance knowing you’ve hired a trustworthy, honest professional.
Visit the company’s website and social media pages. Are they professional and up-to-date? What type of things do customers say about the company? A good reputation is imperative to a good company. Do the pest control company’s values adhere to your own?
This information is extremely important when choosing a pest control professional.
Knowledgeable Pest Control Experts
The pest control technician who comes to your home should be knowledgeable in various pest control matters. Prepare a list of questions to ask the technician to ensure he is knowledgeable enough to handle your service needs.
In the event he doesn’t know the answer to a question that you ask, he should be willing to find the answer for you rather than say ‘I don’t know.’ The pest control technician chosen should genuinely bring an interest in completing pest control services for your needs.
First impressions are important, especially when you’ve paid a professional to come to your home to provide a service.
When you’ve chosen a pest control company to provide service, you expect a professional to come to your home who is professionally dressed, clean, and neat in appearance.
The technician should arrive in a company truck, prepared with the equipment and chemicals necessary to complete your pest control project. If you do not find this is the type of person who comes to the home, perhaps the search for a professional pest control technician should continue.
Any good pest control company should offer three or four references upon request. Don’t be shy and ask the company for the names and telephone numbers/email addresses of references who can provide you with their experience working with the company.
Burnaby pest control is a member of the National Pest Management Association and the Canadian Pest Management Association. In addition, they are a member of the Structural Pest Management Association of BC (SPMA BC).
They’ll divulge a variety of details that help you determine if the company is one you want to work with. This invaluable information is unavailable elsewhere and helps separate the good companies from those best to avoid.
Be sure to also check the company out with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to learn more.
Costs of the Job
Almost all pest control companies offer free estimates upon request. Take advantage of this freebie to secure the best prices for the pest control services you need to maintain a bug-free home.
Don’t consider only the price of the job. Does the pest control company guarantee its work and stand behind the service? If not, you’ll start over again if the pest problem returns. It’s best to hire a company that offers guarantees with their work, even if it costs a bit more money.
Does the technician seem interested in your problems and resolving them promptly?
Does he ask questions to learn more about the issue, learn the treatments you’ve tried, or ask questions that help him treat the issue? It’s easy to tell when a technician is interested in the job and when he’s there to make a dollar and move on to the next job. Avoid the latter situation.
How to Find the Best Pest Control Professional
There are still a few additional steps that you may want to take to find the best company for your needs. Keep the information above in mind and never settle for less when choosing your provider. But, do keep the information below in mind as well.
Review Sites: Many review sites provide consumers a place to go to voice their thoughts about companies and their experiences with them. Read a few reviews posted on the sites to get information that isn’t available elsewhere.
The details that prior customers offer in their online reviews make it easy to decide if a company is worth hiring or if the search should continue. Spend a few minutes of time looking over this information.
Word-of-Mouth: Don’t hesitate to ask neighbors, friends, coworkers, and others if they know of a good pest control company. This service is one that we all use, so finding an expert via other people’s recommendations is usually pretty easy.
Many people find their next favorite businesses and products via word-of-mouth information, so there is a good chance you’ll soon discover a top-notch pest control professional as well.
Keep A Pest-Free Home
Pest control is one service every homeowner needs, regardless of the age or size of their home.
Without this service, pests like mice, rats, cockroaches, bed bugs, spiders, ants, and many others may very well choose your home to call their own, and soon, an infestation begins. Not every pest is dangerous, but many do carry diseases that can be passed to humans.
Furthermore, pests are dirty and make an uncomfortable environment for the whole family. Don’t allow this to happen, and be sure you’ve chosen a pest control company that’s willing to go the extra mile to keep your home pest-free and its customers happy.
The small amount of effort that you devote to finding this company is well worth the time when all is said and done. Don’t settle for less when it’s time to hire a great pest control company.