Here’s the first piece of advice, get started by reading real reviews – preferably from people in your city or area. The bottom is that, there is nothing more reliable than real life experiences. Before you hire a pest control company, you need to hear about them from a real person who has actually used their services. This way you can understand what they have to offer and whether it that suits your needs. This also saves you from ‘reality shocks’ that people often get when they realize the pest control service they hired do not offer what they advertise or promise.
Secondly, it is always a good idea to get a written proposal of some kind from the potential service provider. Try to get quotes from 3 pest control services at least, so you can compare their offers, their methods of treatment and especially the time length for completing the whole treatment process.
Whoever you hire, be sure to check the company’s licenses and insurances. That way you know that their services is guaranteed and covered. These companies handle chemicals and you need to know whether you are in the right hands. For instance, in Indiana a service provider needs authorization from the State Chemist.
Do you have a specific pest issue? Then you need to find a pest control service provider with a impressive track record particularly in eradicating that kind of pests. Face it! Pest controlling is not just about applying or spraying chemicals. The service provider needs to have clear understanding of the science behind the life and life cycle of the pests they are supposed to treat. Remember that a company experienced especially in your pest issue is likely to get the job done much sooner and by using much lesser amount of chemicals, which in tern slashes your costs. Hiring an experienced pest controller is especially crucial when you have children and/or pets. Be sure to ask them about the particular types of chemicals they are using and the possible impacts in the long and short terms.
Dare to look for greener service providers. It is a competitive world out there and you can find pest control companies who want to stand out in the crowd with greener pest control methods. So you need to look up a company that focuses more on environmentally friendly practices. On top of all, ask them whether they are following IPM or Integrated Pest Management practices, since these are EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) endorsed and meant for the safety of your home and family. Just in case you did not know, IPM programs deal with information regarding the life cycles of different kinds of pests as well as regarding their interactions with or survival in the environment. Based on such crucial scientific facts they suggest optimal methods for the most efficient management of pest damage. That way you can ensure the least possible exposure to hazard to keep your property, family and the surrounding environment as much hazard free as possible.