The issue of pests is more than just a frustrating problem to deal with. When it comes to unwanted guests in your home like rodents, cockroaches, mosquitoes, and ticks, there is a real chance that they are potentially carrying very serious diseases. Not to mention the mental stress and anguish the battle against pests can cause.
With that in mind then, it is important to find a pest removal and control company that will provide you with the expert help you need. Given though, just how many home pest control companies there are operating nowadays, it can be difficult choosing one from another.
To help you out, we’ve put a list of a few things you need to consider before hiring a pest control business.
Are They Fully Licensed and Certified?
It would be easy to conclude that because a pest control agency has a fancy and comprehensive website and claims to be professionals with X amount of years’ worth of experience, they are the company you need to hire. However, as pest control is a complex and trick business, ongoing training is required. You want a company that follows and adheres to the ever-changing rules and regulations.
The only surefire way to be sure that the company you choose doing to ensure its staff is fully trained and that their training is regularly updated is by choosing one with employees that are fully certified and licensed.
Are They Recognized by the National Pest Management Association?
If you only chose to follow one of the suggestions listed in this post, make sure it is this one – check to see if the company you are interested in hiring is approved by the National Pest Management Association. The NPMA is an organization that awards its QualityPro Seal of Excellence only to companies that can demonstrate a high grade when it comes to things such as environmental stewardship, employee training, consumer relations, business operations, and lots more.
If you see the NPMA mentioned on a site along with their stamp of approval, you know the company you are interested in is part of a very small group of companies that have achieved that accreditation.
What is Their BBB Rating?
Another great indicator that you are dealing with a good company is by checking what rating they have with the BBB or Better Business Bureau. Complaints happen from time to time, particularly in the pest control industry, because as we stated earlier, it’s complex. Therefore, it’s not just complaints on their own that should determine whether or not you hire a company, but how they handle and try to resolve those complaints. The easiest way to find this out is by searching for the company on the BBB.
Read Impartial Online Reviews
There is no better way, though, of finding out whether a company is a good one or not than reading reviews written by people who have actually used their services. Google is a great place to start. While we are not suggesting you disregard any negative reviews you come across, you need to look at the full picture. Thanks to pest control being so difficult, there will be disputes that often arise between the company and a customer, that’s not really the company’s fault.
It is still vital that you find a company with more positive reviews than negative ones, though.