Not all pest control companies are the same.Here’s how to find the best one.
No matter what you do, bedbugs, cockroaches and others pests would always be around. They will multiply much faster than you can spray them with pesticides available at supermarket.Look, they have been around since the time of dinosaurs and it’s not likely that you are the chosen one to totally exterminate them.
Their population, however, can be reduced to such levels that you don’t need to feel like throwing up everytime you turn on the kitchen lights. But for that, you need to hire a Pest control company.
There are plenty of companies who will gladly offer their services. That begs the question: Which one? This may sound simple but you really have to do some steps to avoid getting unsatisfactory services while being bound to a contract you wouldn’t want to honor.
1) Define the problem.
Do you have a variety of pests in the house at once or just roaches or bed bugs? Where are they concentrated, in the bedroom or in the kitchen sink? If you have many different species of pests, you will be better off hiring a company that offers general household pest control. If there is only one kind of pest bothering you, then you go for the specialists for that species,as specific pest control methods are generally more effective and maybe cheaper.
Maybe you have friends who have been into the same situation. Most likely they can give you some idea which company is the best or the worst. Ask how fast the pest were able to repopulate after treatment.How about the customer service, were they prompt? Are they licensed by relevant authorities?
3)Consider your tolerance to the methods that will be used.
Some companies will prefer to spray, others will use liquid, while some will prefer to use gel. Which one offers the least hassle and threat of allergy without sacrificing compromising effectivity? Some methods may include more than just covering up food, you might have to move furnitures here and there.
4) Look for the one offering the best contract.
Would you prefer monthly, quarterly or yearly visits? What are the exclusion clauses? If you are not satisfied with the result, how easy is it to cancel the contract? This tells a lot about the company you are dealing with. If the contracts seem too binding,that could mean they had customers who wanted to get out of the agreement.If,on the other hand, they guarantee a lot of things in writing, that would make them appear more trustworthy.
5)Check out employee behavior.
How about their pest control officer? Is he neat and acts like he seriously knows about the job? Does he explain why and how he is doing things? Does he look trustworthy? Remember, he will be entering your house.
6)Evaluate value for money.
Hiring the cheapest pest control company does not mean you will save in the long run. Nor does, choosing the most expensive guarantee success. Trust your instincts and judgement skills in finding the organization that is more likely to provide more value for money.
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