At least once a year, many of us have pest problems that require the help of a professional. It can be a daunting task to choose the right pest control services. However, before committing to a company, it’s important to research a company and its services. It’s always good to look at various companies before settling on one, even if your pest problem is a high priority.
When doing your research, keep these considerations in mind:
License & Certification
Ask each company if their exterminators or inspectors have current licenses or the correct classifications for the job. When in doubt, you can call your state pesticide regulatory office. You also want to check the company’s staffing procedure regarding products, safety procedures, integrated pest management techniques, and current regulations.
To review a company’s reputation, you can simply check how many years the company has provided services on its Google Business Page (GBP) or website. In addition, checking their GBP reviews offers insight into their service practices. It is also a good idea to ask neighbors, coworkers, friends, or family members for a recommendation; however, for detailed inquiries, you can also contact the Better Business Bureau for information on recent unresolved issues, violations, or complaints.
Many pest control companies offer free estimates, including Rid All Termite & Pest Control. After the initial visit, ask for a cost estimate of the services in writing. Look for requirements on signing up for long-term contracts and overall cost. Do they provide a guarantee for the services they will provide? Will they be attentive to your concerns? Can they provide details about your pest and the magnitude of the infestation?
If you have a garden or pets in your backyard, ask about toxicity alternatives and limit environmental risks. Do they have insurance to cover your property and you as a customer if there is an issue or pesticide exposure? Finally, with COVID still in the air, are they taking the initiative in wearing protective equipment when needed?
After the job is completed, make sure you have the company’s contact information, the technician who performed the services, the treatment or inspection time or date, the products used, and their Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration numbers. In addition, note the formulation used (i.e., gel, spray, or dust) and where the product was used on your property.
It requires cooperation and communication between you and the pest control company to get an excellent overall service experience. Always ask relevant questions to understand the treatment and further accountabilities in making a treatment successful.
Established in 1997, family-owned and -operated Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions has served numerous customers throughout the mid-south area of Olive Branch, Mississippi. Through community education, affordability, and top-notch customer service, we lead the mid-south pest control industry. Visit our website for more information or call (901) 377-9915 to schedule an appointment today.