Hiring a pest control company is an important decision for homeowners. To ensure that you choose a reputable and professional company, Clark, your friendly pest, mosquito, termite, and rodent control expert, encourages you to research and ask questions before you sign on the dotted line.
What questions should you ask when doing your research? Below are a few suggestions:
Make sure that the pest control company is properly licensed and insured. This will help protect you in case of accidents or damage while pest control services are being performed.
Ask about the company's experience in the industry and ask for references or reviews from previous clients. A well-established reputation can provide confidence in its services. A quick call to the Better Business Bureau or a scan of verified online reviews will help your research.
Understand the company's pest control methods, including whether it uses chemicals, traps, or integrated pest management (IPM) techniques. Ask about the safety of its methods, its training, and any potential health risks to your family or pets.
Inquire about any guarantees or warranties on the company’s services. This can provide peace of mind when you know that your pest control provider will return if your pest problem persists within a specified period.
Request a detailed estimate that includes the cost of inspection, treatment, and any follow-up services. Ask about payment options and whether the company offers a free initial inspection.
Always insist on a written contract that outlines the scope of work, pricing, treatment schedule, and any guarantees. Carefully review the contract before you sign it.
Pest control technicians should be trained and certified by the state of California or Nevada, depending on where you live. Ask about their qualifications and if they are members of any professional organizations.
If you have concerns about the environment or the safety of your pets, ask about the pest control company's use of eco-friendly or pet-safe products.
Request references from previous customers who have had similar pest issues. Contact these references to inquire about their experiences with the company.
Understand the company's policy regarding follow-up visits to monitor pest activity and address any recurring pest problems.
Ask if the company offers preventative pest control measures, like rodent exclusion, to help avoid future infestations. Prevention can be cost-effective in the long run.
Get an estimate of how long it will take to resolve your pest issue and what you can expect in terms of results.
A good pest control company should be able to accurately identify the type of pest causing the problem before starting treatment. Ask about their process for identifying pests.
By asking these questions and carefully evaluating the responses, you can make an informed decision when hiring a pest control company to address your home's pest issues.
Clark Pest Control has decades of experience protecting homes from a wide array of pests. Call California’s trusted pest control expert at (800) WE-NEED-YOU (936-3339) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns about pests in and around your home.
Until next time, the pest management professionals at Clark Pest Control thank you for helping to keep unwanted pests out of your home and yard.