How to Choose a Pest Control Service?
If you’re looking for a pest control service, chances are that you’re in need of their assistance right away and aren’t just looking for one to call for the future. Don’t let your rush make you choose an inadequate service. Here’s what you need to know when picking a pest control service on the fly.
First thing to think about when searching for a pest control service is the quality of care you want to receive. Ask your friends and family for recommendations of pest control services they’ve used. That will help ensure that whichever you pick, you can worry less because they were at least good enough for your loved ones.
Once you’ve found a few options to choose from, call some of them up! Talking on the phone with them will help you find out who you’ll get along with and trust.
Another good thing to check for when choosing a pest control service is picking one that isn’t the lowest price option. Now, a good deal is nothing to pass up, but if the deal looks too good to be true, that’s probably because it is. The lowest price option might not be able to give your property the care it needs with the safest products available. However, this does not mean that the highest price option is always best either. A pest control service that has mid-range prices will be able to do the job in the most effective and safest way.
The quality of the pest control treatment is another major priority to pay attention to when picking a pest control service. The company that you’re thinking about hiring should guarantee that they use the safest, most ethical treatment options and use non-chemical treatments when applicable. They should also guarantee that they will provide a report of the services that they provided when they are done. A good quality pest control service will also provide recommendations for ways you can control your pest control issues without needing their assistance every time.
The last thing you don’t want to forget to check before you hire a pest control service is whether or not the company is licensed, certified, a part of its local pest control association, and insured. Also, make sure that the company that you find is committed to following industry standards. Meeting all of these requirements demonstrates that the company is trustworthy, legitimate, and above board on the services that it provides.
You can verify credentials through the Contractor Lookup Service offered by Washington State at https://secure.lni.wa.gov/verify/ and check out ratings and reviews at https://www.bbb.org/ on websites such as Google Maps, Facebook, Yelp, and Angie’s List. You can find the industry standards through WSPMA at https://www.wspma.com/wspmamembers and through NPMA at https://www.pestworld.org/find-local-exterminators/find-a-pro-results/?zip=98512. You can find licensed pest control companies at https://agr.wa.gov/services/licenses-permits-and-certificates/pesticide-license-and-recertification/pesticide-and-spi-licensing/license-search.
The Final Say
Researching to find a pest control service may sound stressful. However, knowing how to research and what things to look for should help you narrow down the competition and find the company that will help you in your time of need and protect your family.