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Choosing a Pest Control Company

If you have an annoying pest problem that won’t go away, then you may want to turn to the services of a pest control company. Organic Home Pest Control To be sure that your chosen pest control company will do a good job you will have to ask the following questions.
1. Is the company licensed? Pest control companies have to be licensed and this is because they handle deadly substances. Most states issue licenses and you may even get in touch with your particular state’s pesticide regulatory authority to make sure that your chosen pest control’s license is valid. Feel free to ask any questions.
2. Is that company able and willing to discuss the proposed treatment method in your home? Note that selecting a pest control is as equally important as choosing a lawyer or doctor, and for that you have to look at their level of competency. Any company should be able to inspect your premises and recommend its control program. The program should include the following:
* The pests to be controlled
* The extent and severity of the program
* The active ingredients in the pesticide
* The potential harmful effects of the pesticide to humans, animals and plants
* The pesticide application techniques
* Procedures to evacuating the house and how other items will not get affected
*Steps to reduce pest problems in the future.
3. Does that company have a good track record? For this don’t rely on a sales person to give you an honest answer. Make a thorough research by yourself and find out if there are any complaints about the company. Also take time to ask friends and relatives.
4. Does that company have the appropriate insurance coverage? The sales person should be able to show you written proof that the company is insured. Insurance can guard against matters such as accidental pollution. Bugs That Are Good For Plants The company’s insurance will give you a certain level of protection in the event that an accident occurs during pesticide application. Think twice about getting the services of an uninsured company.
5. Is there a guarantee of the work? If a company does not offer a guarantee then you have every right to be skeptical about it. Despite this you also have to find out what you have to do in order to keep your side of the bargain. An example would be, if you make structural changes then the guarantee may become invalid.
6. Does the company have any affiliations with any pest control association? The fact that a company can join a professional association signals its professionalism and its ability to maintain quality. Both you and your chosen pest control company should create a contract. Make sure your safety concerns are noted, and these could be allergies, sensitivity, resident pets, and the ages of your home occupants. Ask the company to use potentially less dangerous chemicals which still achieve the same purpose.
Read and evaluate the labels on their chemical products and how dangerous they can be. Be responsible enough and ask all the questions you may have. A good pest control company will always be happy to answer you.

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