How to Hire Pest Control Contractors
Often when we have a house, we are faced with various pest problems like ants, spiders, roaches, termites and many others. In order to stop them from gaining control over your beautiful house, step up you game today and secure your beautiful home. But you can’t just hire any pest control contractor. Your home deserves the very best. Here are some criteria to strain out the best from the rest.
First step is to determine if the pest control contractor has registration in your area, state or country.
Ask the contractor to show you their licenses or any other special certifications they hold that proves they are qualified to handle your pest situation. Contact your region or state’s pesticide regulatory agency if you need assistance with verifying a particular license or if you want to verify the types of licenses that are required of pest control contractors. You may also want to ask the pest control contractor if they are affiliated with professional pest control associations. These types of affiliations will keep contractors in the pest control industry updated on training and safety methods, new pesticides, regulation changes, and more.
Next, ask for referrals of pest control contractors from your friends, neighbors, and family members. Find out if your friends or neighbors were satisfied with the work provided by the pest control contractor. Mention that you were referred to the pest control contractor when you call them to see if a referral discount applies.
Ask for a quote from the contractor. Arrange an inspection appointment with your pest control contractor before making the hiring decision. This will allow you to meet with the contractor in person and discuss how the pest situation will be handled. A professional pest control contractor will discuss the methods for removing or treating the pests, the types of pesticides that will be used, any potential health hazards of using the pesticides, the pesticide application methods, and pest prevention tips for the future.
Obtain project bids from a number of different pest control contractors. Compare the prices and services offered by each pest control contractor to determine the value each can provide. If contractors offer service guarantees or warranties, ask about specific details; such as the length in time of the guarantee, what is covered under the guarantee and the steps you are required to take to keep the guarantee active or valid.
Request a contract or proposal in writing from the pest control contractor. The contract should list all fees and costs associated with the project, as well as terms and conditions, the length of the project, and all other details surrounding the project.