According to a recent analysis, there are currently 19,000 pest control companies in operation in the U.S. With so many options to choose from, it can be very difficult to know which pest control company to trust with your home. Unfortunately, as more and more companies have started competing with similar services, the quality in some pest control companies has declined. Here are some simple things you can do to make sure you find a great pest control company and positive results:
- Trust Only Reputable Companies.If you want to pay a reasonable price for a quality service, you need to choose a pest control company that has a good reputation. Fortunately, the internet can be a great place to find out how previous customers and other companies view particular pest control services. If you find a company with a lot of positive reviews, you can feel pretty confident about the quality of their pest control services. Along with a company’s reputation, make sure to also consider their specific qualifications. Most states have a pesticide regulatory agency, so make sure to avoid companies that are not licensed.
- Ask the Right Questions.Once you have identified a few seemingly reputable pest control companies, it is time to start interviewing for specifics. You have every right to ask questions to make sure you are finding the very best service for your home. Here are some questions to ask before choosing a company:
- Is your business affiliated with any renowned national, state, or local pest control or business associations? Some common associations to look for include: QualityPro, BBB (Better Business Bureau), bedbugFree, NPMA (National Pest Management Association).
- Does your business use IPM services (Integrated Pest Management)? IPM serves to minimize pesticide use, especially in the case of bed bugs.
- Do you offer a quote before or after you have completed an inspection? Most reputable companies give a quote only after they have inspected an area and determined the severity of the situation.
- Do your services include a follow up program to ensure total elimination of pests?
By following these simple tips, you can find a great pest control company who can provide you with the results you deserve.
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Jason Baker and Ant Eater Exterminating are working together to help bring a greater understanding of the Pest Control industry to the general public and the Phoenix area in particular.