Taking the time to research a pest control company often takes a back seat to getting a faster solution. But knowing you can trust your pest control professional is important. Especially when you consider that you will be letting this person into your home!
Vetting a potential company doesn’t need to be daunting. A few simple checks can help you know the person you hire is a qualified pest control professional.
5 Key Areas to consider when selecting a pest control company
Do technicians have current licenses? In Ohio, pest control professionals must renew their license a minimum of every three years. They also must complete at least five hours of continued training to qualify for renewal. This means that licensed pest professionals in Ohio are constantly learning. Make sure the company you hire has current licenses for each technician.
How long has the company been in business? Pest control isn’t one size fits all. Differences in habitat, environment, and even building materials means that your solution will need to be customized.
Have the technicians been with the company long, or is there rapid turnover? A company can’t keep their technicians isn’t a company you want on your property. Rapid turnover means a company may not properly vet employees, or they don’t value them. This could mean that profit, not customer service, will be the company’s priority.
Ask for recommendations from family, friends, or neighbors.
Be cautious using advertising for information about the company’s reputation, and consult multiple outlets for online reviews since these are easily manipulated.
Does the company offer free estimates and a guarantee?
The technician should be clear about the problem, the treatment, the cost, and explain the terms of the guarantee before work begins. If the technician can’t answer your questions to your satisfaction, then don’t let them begin work.
Is the company fully insured?
Accidents can and do happen. Don’t allow an uninsured contractor to perform services on your property.
Also ask about chemical safety and safe exposure levels. Your pest control professional will know how to keep pets, children, and you safe. Make sure you get clear, specific answers from the person doing the treatment.
Just by asking a few simple questions, you can be assured the company you hire employs true pest control professionals who will provide safe, effective solutions and treat your home with respect.
Want to know more about the certified pest control experts at Mulholland? Give us a call. We’re ready to help.