Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pest Control Company
Everyone wants to move quickly once they’ve discovered a pest outbreak in their home. There’s nothing quite as unpleasant as unwelcome critters in the house, and you want to choose a pest control company that understands that.
So who do you count on? There might be an abundance of exterminators that are a dial away, but before you choose one, you should know about their process, their history, and their accreditation. Here are some questions to ask a company that you’re considering to make sure you’ll be happy with your service:
How do you decide what to do?
Every pest outbreak plays out differently and requires its own unique evaluation. Ask your local exterminators how they usually approach a new customer’s situation. We at Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen pride ourselves on our comprehensive assessment strategy:
- We begin with an initial inspection. Our technician will come out to the site and inspect the pest outbreak to find out everything they can about its origin and the extent of the damage.
- They then consult their team as needed to create a plan to eliminate the current problem and ensure that it doesn’t repeat.
- We then schedule a return date, and if we don’t resolve the issue on the first date, we continue to return until the job is completed and your house is protected from a recurrence.
Are your pest control methods humane?
Some popular pesticides contain toxic chemicals that can harm animals and plants that they were not intended to affect. Ask around to see which exterminators are using entirely EPA-approved products and staying up to date on environmentally responsible strategies.
Here at Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen, we vow to keep in touch with the latest advancements in ecological pest control to continue our quality service with a constantly diminishing impact on the environment.
Do you have licenses and insurance?
A pest control company that you can trust will have put their employees through proper training and set their business up with accreditations and insurance. Ask the companies that you’re considering about whether or not they have liability insurance to protect your home from any potential damage.
If you visit the About section of our website, you’ll be able to see our certifications and our affiliations. We make sure to operate in accordance with the most up-to-date standards of customer and environmental regard, as set out by the National Pest Management Association and the Pest Control Operators of California.
How positive are your reviews?
On the bottom strip of all of our webpages, you’ll also find easy access to our reviews. We currently hold a cumulative 4 out of 5 star rating spanning over 150 reviews.
If you’re considering a new exterminator, reading their reviews will help you get a gauge on their consistency and their reputation as a company. If you can quickly find positive reviews of a company from multiple different customers, you should be able to trust that they are looking out for your best interests.
Can you prevent pests from showing up?
A good exterminator is able to both eliminate pests from your home and keep them from returning. When a pest control company ensures that a home is pest-proofed after the initial extermination, it means that they are looking out for you as a person with problems, not just a customer.
This is why we always send technicians back to the site until we believe that your home is no longer liable for the same problems. If you’re experiencing an outbreak right now, contact your local pest control experts at Western Exterminator, formerly Hitmen. We are trained to tackle any infestation that you might be experiencing with care and efficiency. Reach out today for a free quote!