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4 Things to Look for When Hiring a Pest Control Company

Did you know that rodents destroy food every year that can potentially feed as many as 20 million mouths?

If you have a pest problem, don’t hesitate to call in pest control. In fact, it is one of the things that need to be done even when you are shifting into a new home.

Yet, many choose to skip that and do not think of it until they start seeing signs of insects or rodents in their house.

Whether it’s a regular maintenance check or a full-fledged extermination process, choosing the right pest control company could be difficult. Here are 4 things you must look for in a pest control company to make sure you are getting your money’s worth.

1. Are they Well-trained and Experienced?

Always ask how well trained their employees are and how much experience do they have. Many States offer special exams that one must clear to become professional exterminators.

These certificates are proof that you know how to deal with what kind of pests. Apart from that, the more experienced are the individuals at the company the better they are at their job. The more experience also means that it is less likely for the best show ever return to your house.

Never underestimate the word of mouth when it comes to finding any service providing organization. Always ask your friends and relatives.

While looking for a pest control company. Apart from that, you can also read online reviews to find out whether or not the company you are looking for is worth your money.

Great pest control companies always carry a portfolio and a reference to their previous customers who can give you an idea of their work Ethic and efficiency.

2. How Safe is it?

Is there anything that exterminators choose to use that can potentially harm your family or pets?

Knowing so will help you take enough precautions from before. For one, you could head off to another place for a few days – though it’s highly unlikely that you would need to unless your place has been severely infested with pests.

3. Do they Offer Good Advice and Value for Money?

Look at hiring a pest control company to get rid of any type of insects or pests from your house.

You might not even be aware of the pests that might be present – and could only be notified of the problem when you call in regular maintenance services.

4. Following the Basics

Judge a company based on their knowledge, recommendations and how much they care about protecting the environment, all while carrying out the process safely. A company like Banish, for instance, gives you a detailed explanation of what they plan to do, and how it could help ensure that you wouldn’t have a recurring pest problem.

Do not forget to inquire about their payment process and get yourself a written quote after negotiating the payment.

A job well done that means that you don’t have to worry about a pest problem for a while.

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37 Comments

37 Comments

  1. Tad Hefner

    June 1, 2018 at 11:15 am

    These all tips are quite helpful in hiring a wildlife and pest control company. Though, I think one should also look for a humane animal control company.
    Not all the animals disrupting your space deserve harsh treatment. So better to contact someone with humane ways of handling animals.

    • Taylor Anderson

      October 1, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Tad, I completely agree that one should also look for humane methods of animal and pest control, as most animals aren’t looking to harm you. I think this especially applies to the more wild animals, such as bears and raccoons, as relocating them can get them out of your hair without decreasing the population. What are some other qualities you look for when hiring a pest control company?

  2. Olive

    June 6, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    This should be the things/tips to think before letting them spray something on our house! Thumb ups! Nice post!

  3. Raymond Cooper

    July 3, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    I’d like to get my home sprayed to keep spiders out of it. I haven’t ever worked with a pest control company before, so I appreciated the tips you gave. My favorite one was how you suggest getting word of mouth referrals from people you know, so I’ll make sure this is part of my search on which company to spray my home.

  4. Amanda Drew

    July 31, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    That seems like a good idea to ask about how safe the pesticide will be so that you can prepare accordingly. I’ve got a problem with termites in my home, and I need to get rid of them. It seems like I’ll need to find an exterminator.

  5. Joy Butler

    August 14, 2018 at 8:54 am

    I’m grateful for your advice that we should be considering the safety of the chemicals that are to be used. And I certainly agree with that, getting rid of the pest shouldn’t be the same as harming our pets and family member. Just today, we’ve seen lots of ants and cockroaches in our dirty kitchen. Thus, we’ll surely be looking for a well-experienced pest control service provider.

  6. Mark Murphy

    August 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    I really like your tip to know if you will have to go to another location for a couple of days if you get your house fumigated. My sister recently moved into an older house, and she wants to make sure that there are no rodents so her baby is safe. If she does have to leave the house for a couple of days, I will be sure to tell her that she can stay with me while the pest control specialists do their job!

  7. Ellie Davis

    August 15, 2018 at 3:31 am

    I like that you suggest looking at how safe the pest control company is. My husband is needing a company to come and spray for bugs and needs to find someone as soon as possible. I’ll have to do some research and ask around and see if I can find the best company in my area.

  8. Camille Devaux

    August 16, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    My sister has been thinking about hiring a pest control service. The new home that she recently moved into with her family has a few pests that she wants to get rid of. It may be useful for her to know to look for a company that carries out the process safely and cares for the environment.

  9. Easton Memmott

    August 21, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    I really liked the tip you gave to ask your pest service about how safe the service will be for you, and how safe it will be for your pets. I need to hire a pest control company, but also I am concerned for the health of my pets. I will be sure to ask my company about the safety of their product.

  10. Ellie Davis

    August 28, 2018 at 1:31 am

    My husband noticed that there seems to be a lot of bugs around our home this year. I’m wanting to bring in a pest control company to help get rid of these bugs. Thank you for pointing out that I should make sure and read online reviews about the companies. I’ll have to do some research and hopefully, find the best pest control company for my family.

  11. Sariah Meagle

    September 6, 2018 at 5:47 am

    My brother moved into his new apartment and there are signs of pests. It was explained here that when looking for pest control, they should be well-trained. Furthermore, it’s advisable to hire professionals that can render quality pest control services.

  12. Camille Devaux

    September 7, 2018 at 1:25 am

    I love that a professional will be able to care for the problem as well as the environment. What a wonderful way to be efficient without harming others. It would make my sister happy to hear this as she deals with a problem that would be fixed with a pest control service.

  13. Millie Hue

    September 18, 2018 at 12:31 am

    It got me when you said that we might not be aware of the pests until we call a professional company to check them out. I guess I really have to seek the experts because I am unsure if the discarded wings that I am seeing in our attic is from termites or just from flying ants. I am really worried that there are termites already since they might destroy the antique furniture of my mom stored up there.

  14. Taylor Anderson

    September 25, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Like Millie, I was also a bit surprised that there could be pests in our homes that we aren’t aware of. I’ve been noticing some sawdust like material in my home, and now I’m worried I may have termites. I’ll definitely hire a professional to help me out, so thank you for sharing this.

  15. Katie Wilson

    September 25, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks for the tip about reading online reviews when choosing a pest control service. It would make sense to find out what others are saying about them on the internet in order to know that they are qualified. My husband and I are looking for a pest control service to get rid of some termites from under our home, so we’ll have to check their reviews first.

  16. Charles Mitchell

    September 27, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Thank you for mentioning that I need to know the chemicals that the pest control experts will use so that I can take safety precautions in case there are dangerous ones. This will be noted since I live with three kids and two dogs. I cannot expose them to any risks, and since it will be a one-time pest control, I assume powerful solutions will be used in the house. Maybe we should stay elsewhere for the time being.

  17. Edison Maclane

    September 27, 2018 at 3:23 am

    It was interesting when you suggested asking the professional for a certificate since those certificates serve as proof that they know how to deal with pests. I am sure that almost every pest control expert knows how to deal with a cockroach infestation, but I will still consider this. After all, I want the cockroaches to be out of my house forever and there will only be one-time pest control. It has to work.

  18. Carl Cameron

    October 2, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    In this post you done a great job about look for when hiring a pest control company. It,s so useful to us. Thanks for sharing such a interesting and informative post with us.

  19. Katie Wilson

    October 17, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Thanks for the tip about checking the certifications of a pest control service before you choose them. It would make sense to find someone who is qualified and experienced as well in order to help you out. My husband and I are looking for a pest service to get rid of some termites, so we’ll have to check their certifications first.

  20. Katie Wilson

    October 18, 2018 at 3:17 am

    I agree that you want to check the certificates that a pest control service has. It would make sense to find someone who is certified and experienced to help out as well. My husband and I are looking for a pest control service, so we’ll have to check their certifications first.

  21. Caden Dahl

    October 23, 2018 at 1:37 am

    So I’ve been having a few more bugs in my home than I’d like and the methods I’m using don’t seem to be working. Now with that in mind, I do think it is time to get rid of them for good. Of the things you said, I do think that having experience is very important. You wouldn’t want someone to come and spray all around and not do it properly.

  22. Rosie Beckett

    October 30, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    You make a great point that you should choose a pest control company that is experienced and trained and a great way to do this is to look at reviews from their previous and current clients. I have noticed an ant infestation in my kitchen and I am having my family over for Thanksgiving next month, so I need to find a pest company to come and eradicate the problem before then. It makes sense that you should find out if the pest company uses safe and environmentally friendly products, especially because they will be spraying in my kitchen to get rid of the pests.

  23. Sam Li

    November 5, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    I like what you said about never underestimating the word of mouth when it comes to finding a reliable pest control company. Hiring a professional pest service is the best way to get rid of problems in a safe and clean manner. If I were to notice any cockroaches or something in my basement, I would hire the best service I could find to get rid of the issue.

  24. Ellie Davis

    November 6, 2018 at 1:13 am

    Last night I couldn’t help but noticed there was some scratching in the walls. I’m wanting to get these pests taken care of as soon as possible and need to find the best company to do so. Thank you for pointing out that a good pest control company should have a portfolio that they can show you. I’ll have to do some research and find the best pest control company in my area.

  25. Derek Dewitt

    December 3, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    My wife and I keep finding mice in our basement lately, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about choosing an exterminator that uses safe treatment methods. I’ll be sure to ask about the chemicals and traps they use beforehand so I know it won’t endanger my family.

  26. Raj Sharma

    December 7, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Amazing guide. Some really valid and useful points here regarding hiring of pest control company. Nice content, im glad I stopped by your blog and end up getting a proper info. Many thanks for this share.

  27. Katie Wilson

    December 28, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Thanks for the tip about finding a pest controls service that is safe. It would make sense to find someone who is qualified and experienced as well. My husband and I are looking for a pest control service, so we’ll have to check how safe they are first.

  28. Raj Sharma

    January 14, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Hey really good tips for hiring good pest control company very well detailed information and explanation given of the service, price, value and how they work, very useful article and great tips for us, Thanks for sharing.

  29. Ridley Fitzgerald

    February 20, 2019 at 2:30 am

    You’ve got some great tips for choosing a good pest control company. I like how you said that it’s good to find someone who has good online reviews. I’ll look on different review sites before we hire someone to get rid of the termites in our basement.

  30. Arya Smith

    March 15, 2019 at 5:25 am

    It really helped when you said that we should check their experience. As you mentioned, this will ensure that there will be no back jobs after the treatment. This will save us money in the long run, so I will definitely follow your advice. We just need their help due to the infestation of spiders in our attic which might reach our baby’s bedroom.

  31. Murdog Den

    April 5, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Thanks for sharing this post regarding hiring a pest control company. I hope you will share more info about pest control.

  32. Daphne Gilpin

    May 2, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Thanks for explaining that good pest control companies will have a portfolio of their past work along with references from past clients. My husband and I are having a problem with mice in our garage, and we think it’d be a good idea to hire pest control so we know the problem will be solved once and for all. I’m glad I read your article because now I know what features to look for as we evaluate potential exterminators!

  33. Sadie Johnson

    December 16, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Thank you for stating that you should always ask how well trained their employees are when hiring a pest control company. My husband and I recently moved into a new house, and after about a week we found there were cockroaches in the basement, and we don’t know what to do! I will definitely keep your great tips and information in mind so my husband and I can find a fantastic pest control company.

  34. Sadie Johnson

    December 28, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Thank you for stating that you should make sure the pest control service you hire is well trained and experienced. My husband and I are currently in need of a pest control service. I will definitely utilize all of your great tips and information when looking for a pest control service.

  35. Ron Booker

    January 17, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    It makes sense that one should consider the chemicals the exterminator will be using so one can take safety precautions. My neighbor and I are looking to hire a pest control company because we are fighting with an ant infestation. We will do some research and find an exterminator in our area by checking their online reviews.

  36. Vivian Black

    February 11, 2020 at 2:17 am

    You made a great point about asking yourself if they offer good advice and services for the money you spend. My husband and I are looking for a pest control service to help us with our cockroach problem in our pantry. We will keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional that fits our needs.

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