Tips for Choosing a Pest Control Company

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If you have a pest problem that you do not want or care to handle on your own, you may decide to turn to a professional. How can you be sure that the pest control company you hire will do a good job? Before you choose a company, get answers to these questions –

Is the pest control company licensed?

Most state or local agencies issue state pest control licenses. Make sure the pest control operator’s license is current if one is required in your state. Also, ask if the company’s employees are bonded, meaning that the company reimburses you for any loss or damage caused by the employee.

Is the pest control company willing and able to discuss the treatment proposed for your home?

Selecting a pest control service is just as important as selecting other professional services. Any company should inspect your premises and outline a recommended pest control program, including the—

  • Pests to be controlled.
  • Extent of the problem.
  • Active ingredient(s) in the pesticide chosen.
  • Form of the pesticide and application techniques.
  • Non-chemical alternatives available.
  • Special instructions to reduce your exposure to the pesticide (such as vacating the house, emptying the cupboards, and removing pets) if appropriate.
  • Steps to take to minimize your pest problems in the future.

Does the pest control company have appropriate insurance?

Most companies carry general liability insurance, including insurance for sudden and accidental pollution. Their insurance gives you a certain degree of protection should an accident occur while pesticides are being applied in your home. Companies may also carry workmen’s compensation insurance, which can help protect you should one of their employees be injured while working in or around your apartment or house.

Does the pest control company guarantee its work?

You should be skeptical about a company that does not guarantee its work. In addition, be sure to find out what you must do to keep your part of the bargain. For example, in the case of termite control treatments, the company’s guarantee may become invalid if you make structural alterations to your home without giving prior notice to the pest control company.

At Protect All Pest Control we meet all of the above criteria and would welcome the opportunity to present our qualifications and plans to meet your pest control needs. Contact us by phone at 770-728-8520 or use the “Request an Estimate Feature” on our website to schedule an in home consultation.



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