Published On: Wed, Apr 24th, 2019

Critical tips for finding a competent pest control service

There is not a problem more irritating than a pest problem. Sure, controlling household pest infestation is easy with a few preventive measures as well as proper sanitation. But for the homeowners or the office, some pest infestations are extensive. If you are experiencing such a difficulty all you need to do is call the Pest control Atlas Termite and let the experts do the rest.

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Various factors determine the quality and professionalism of a pest control service. Without adequate expertise, you won’t get a comprehensive solution to your pest problem. Pesticides are harmful and proper protocol should be maintained while administering them at the property. So, what are the deciding factors when it comes to choosing a competent pest control company?

Let us have a look.

Do your research

Yes, you do require immediate solution but if you hurry through the selection and negotiation chances are you will go wrong. So invest a bit of time in doing your homework and research into the background, pricing, and competence of pest control firms in your locality. Obtain several estimates from different companies to chalk out the best deal for you.

Asking a few questions

It doesn’t hurt to ask a few questions, and it is the opportunity you need to make sure you are going with the best. The first question you need to ask is about the experience of the firm at pest control. You can verify the information at the Better Business Bureau or the Department of Agriculture or the Attorney General’s Office at your state of residence. Check for unresolved complaints lodged against the firm, if any.

The second question you need to ask is about providing a list of references. Referrals are valuable because it’s a direct reflection of the customer satisfaction and expertise of the firm. You might need to contact several services before you find the right one.

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A licensed status is a must

Having the adequate and required licensure to practice the trade in your locality is a must for any pest control service. This is especially true for the pesticide applicator or the technician. Such an individual needs to have a certified commercial license as an applicator or work under licensed supervision. You can verify the license of the applicator at the State Department of Agriculture.

Any reliable and professional firm will not hesitate to show their credentials and licensure for the experts and applicators. This will guarantee the right standard of care and confidence while dealing with hazardous chemicals and ensure complete pest removal.

Look for a guarantee

As a general rule of thumb pest control services provide a guarantee of five years. It is quite right that the 5-year guarantee is a ballpark figure, but it is still the hallmark of professional service to pledge the longevity of the solution once they are done dealing with pests at your property.

Additionally, clear out all your personal belongings, pots, pans and other cooking utensils and pets before the applicators arrive. Make sure that you keep children away during the fumigation. Cooperate with your expert and follow his/her instruction to the letter.

Author: Charlie Brown

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