How to Hire a Pest Control Company

If you’ve got more than just a few roaches, it’s best to leave things to professionals. Whether it’s a rat problem or an occasional bat hidden in the attic, pest control companies can handle the situation easily as they are equipped with experience and the right tools. However, all pest control companies are not the same. Different companies have different levels of professionalism.

If you’ve decided to bring in the experts, here is how you can find the right pest control company.

Go for recommendations

Ask your friends and family if they have received a pest treatment in their home or office before. If they did and were happy with the service, you can contact their provider. If you don’t know anyone who’s had a pest control treatment, you can Google for some local providers. There are several reviews online. One main website for reviews is Yelp. Check the reviews of some pest control companies and contact the top providers.

Check the Licensing

Pest control companies in the US needs to be licensed by the government. Different states have different licensing requirements. Before you call them to your location, make sure you discuss their licensing. Having a license means that the company will adhere to the regulations of the state and provide quality services.

Check the insurance

Ask the company if they are insured. If they are, it will protect your home and other property against any liability. Also, check the company’s website for the details. Do they mention licensing and insurance on their website? If they don’t, make sure you ask for it when you talk to them.

Ask About their Pesticides

Once you’ve confirmed that they are licensed, ask them about the pesticides they’ll use. If you have pets or small children at home, you need to be extra careful. Also, there are some chemicals that might create problems for people with reduced tolerance so you need to mention if you have old people or pregnant women in the home.

Ask them about the sprays that they will use. If someone in your home has respiratory problems such as asthma, ask the company to limit their use of sprays.

Read the Contract

The contract will contain details such as the company’s name, their contact information, the date of the service and its duration, and the type of treatment they will provide. It will also contain the cost of the treatment and guarantees if any. If the company makes any promises, make sure you get it in writing. Everything that they claim to provide should be mentioned in the contract.

If you’re looking for a company that has all these qualifications, contact us at Advanced Pest Control of Alabama. We will take care of your pests and give you a happy experience.