How to choose a good pest control company
Choosing a pest control company can be a difficult decision. Here are some tips on how to choose the right one: research the company thoroughly, check references, read online reviews, and don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions. Pay particular attention to the company’s claims, and if necessary, call them up to ask questions.
Before you decide upon a pest control company, do your research. See if there are any negative reviews online about the company, the kind of pest they control, and any negative experiences or stories shared by previous customers. You want to feel confident in choosing a company because you’ll be relying on them for the rest of your life. You definitely don’t want to splash out thousands of dollars on a collection of terrible excuses for a pest control company when you could spend that money on some repairs to your home.
You don’t need a lot of experience to get a job done, but you do need to have a basic understanding of how the job is done in order to be able to effectively communicate during the job interview. Some companies require that you bring along supporting documents, such as photographs that prove your experience.
If you get called for an interview and are asked questions about some of the hard-to-copy information in the job description, know that it’s expected.
Check references on the company’s website to see if they have any positive feedback about the business. And if they don’t, that can often invalidate some of their claims. Remember — they are hired to do a job, not to give you a high impression. Make sure that you feel comfortable hiring a good company because it is easier than hiring a bad one.
What to look for in a pest control company
The most important thing to look for in a pest control company is their experience. They need to have been in business for a while, and they need to have a good amount of positive reviews online. One way to check the company’s reputation is to look at their BBB profile. Although the BBB only gives one type of rating, it’s a great way to get a general idea of how good or bad a company is.
If you don’t have much time on your hands, you should also look for reviews from former customers. Remember that trying a product yourself can make you more likely to leave a review.
When finding a reputable pest control company you should consider their price, setup time, location, customer service, and reputation. Here is a list of some questions to ask the pest control company when you start your search:
- What type of pests do you specialize in?
- How many locations do you service?
- How long do you expect to run a service appointment?
- If you could offer a discount to a previous client, what would you do?
- What do you charge to seal a hole? (i.e. Do you charge for the holes you seal or do you charge the cost of the time it takes you to do it?)
- Is there a limit on how many times you can do a service appointment?
- Are all of my questions taken care of before I make the first payment?
- Are you getting a commission or paying based on a cleaning fee instead of a bill amount?
How to avoid being ripped off by a bad pest control company
The best way to avoid being ripped off by a bad pest control company is to do your research. You should always be wary of a pest control company that is going door-to-door because chances are they’re not licensed to do so.If they offer “business services” courses to consumers, it’s probably a red flag. Perimeter companies, in particular, are required to have a Pest Management Business License.
Even professional traps are expensive. Some traps cost well over a thousand dollars. So before you sign anything, be sure to check if the company you’re about to hire is allowed to enter your home. Remember, some professional traps cost more than anything you could ever spend on a TV or video game.
Every business needs a phone, right? Pest control companies, on the other hand, love using phones. The reason being is that many people have limited access to their phone. Owners of mobile homes, for instance, can’t use a phone to call for help in an emergency. Because of this, most businesses choose to hire someone to answer their phone right outside their business.
Hiring the right pest control company can save you thousands of dollars, so make sure you do your homework!
When it comes to keeping pests out of your home, it pays to take the time to find the best company for your individual needs. A good exterminator can save you thousands of dollars in damage and can help you sleep better at night by knowing that you’re protected from pests. So how do you pick the best one?
To find the right company for your home, it pays to take the time to learn about them beforehand. A lot of business is conducted via word of mouth and they want to hear about your experience as well. Find out where they work, what work they do, how often they service your home, what kind of costs they charge, who they service, and the unpleasant things they might do to ruin your peace of mind.