10 Steps To Selecting The Best Pest Control Service

We have all faced that situation when pest problems arise. At that particular time when there is invasion of pests in your home, you are left with your hands in the pockets- incapable of doing anything but calling a pest control service.

Yet, in the other hand can be daunting to choose a pest control company.

What you should keep in mind in this type of situations is not to rush into any decision.

Moreover, on your steps to selecting the best pest control service you will have to consider talking to several pest control companies in order to get to the best pest control service.

Regardless if all of your house is with pests and the problem is urgent, you will still have to take time to look for a reputable and knowledgeable company that will be in the position to meet your needs and standards.

Well, how can you select the best pest control service?

You should seek for the following two components: Value & Quality.

If you find a pest control service that can offer you value and quality, then you have found the right one. Remember that the prime most important thing is to make sure that the pest control company you choose is competent.

Further in this article you have the chance to read more on the steps to selecting the best pest control service. So, let’s take a look!

1. Do Your Homework

Finding the best pest control service does require time and nerves.

It is no secret that when we have a pest problem in both our house and office, we do want to get that problem eliminated immediately.

Yet, if you have a pest problem that can wait for a few days, then you can take your time and do your homework.

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While doing your homework on selecting the best pest control service, you should not forget that you have to select a pest control company that is competent and can provide you quality and value at reasonable prices.

2. Questions To Answer Before Selecting A Pest Control Service

First and foremost, the best and the easiest way to select the best pest control service is via getting in touch with organizations such as are the Better Business Bureau, the States Attorney General’s Office, the States Department of Agriculture, as well as EPA.

These organizations will help your way in determining whether the pest control company that you have selected is a reliable one.

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In addition to that, these organizations can help you find out if there were some complaints filed against the company.

Hence, here are few questions for which you will have to find the answer before making the final decision:

  1. Would the company be able to provide you with a list of references?
  2. How many years the pest control has been in business at their present address?
  3. Will the person(s) performing the services be a licensed pesticide applicator or a licensed technician?
  4. Would the pest control company be able to provide you with a copy of their pest control license, copies of the labels for all pesticides used and the rates at which they will be applied?
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Keep in mind that at least one pesticide applicator in a pest control company should be certified, or licensed. The pest control licenses may be verified by calling the various State Departments of Agriculture.

On the other hand, the reliable pest control companies will be in the position to show you their credentials and will be able instantly to provide you copied of the pesticide labels.


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3. Watch Out For Such Pest Control Companies As The Following

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You will have to be especially careful if you do come in contact with pest control companies that will state and do the following:

  • Do not have a working telephone number;
  • Are selling their pest control services door to door- what you should do with this type of companies is to check immediately their identification and credentials;
  • Want to quote you a per gallon price;
  • Do not use pesticide products that are registered by the U.S. EPA and the States Departments of Agriculture;
  • Try to put a pressure on you for the purpose of signing the contract immediately;
  • Claim that their company is endorsed by the States Departments of Agriculture and Epa but do not have the certificate to show you;
  • Want to perform a pest control as part of a package deal;

4. Consider the Following Too

Besides the previously explained, there are some other pest control facts and figures that should be taken into consideration.

Begin with the fact that some pest control companies offer service contract that are for treating only specific types of pests. Therefore check out if the pest control company can help you with the types of pests that you have infested in your home or office.

Moreover, be careful with the contracts.

Why sign a contract when you are not facing a constant infestation of pests, but it has happened only once?

That is to say you might not be in need for constant periodic inspections.

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Henceforth, you should pay special attention to guarantees too. Make sure that you find a pest control company that can provide you with a guarantee that covers and determines of there is a yearly inspection charge taking place.

Thereupon, the guarantee stands for the situation when the pest control company should take the blame for any structural damage that has been caused, or in the case when the treatment fails to control the termite infestation.


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For example if you choose the best pest control service make sure to follow their instructions. If the pest applicator suggests non-chemical methods of pest control, then make sure that you follow the instructions and accept it.

If you want to determine the pesticides that fit the best for your needs, you can always contact your nearest pest organization.

5. Qualifications

Do their technicians/applicators have current licenses?



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