Homeownership comes with many responsibilities. Keeping your home free of pests is one of them. Aside from making your lawn unsightly, they can also cause expensive damage to your home (think termites.)
It goes without saying that your house requires pest control, but you may be wondering if it’s worth it to hire an expert or if you should do it yourself. We may be a little biased as a pest control company, but we believe it’s best to hire a professional for two reasons:
By hiring a pest control company, you’ll save time and money.
Since hiring a professional costs money, you may be wondering how it saves you money. Here’s how.
An experienced pest control professional can quickly assess and identify pest problems on your property and devise and implement a solution to keep them away.
You can attempt to do it yourself, but it can take countless hours to figure out what the problem might be. In addition to researching chemicals that will solve your problems and learning the best way to use them, you’ll need to purchase the products and hope they work. Sometimes the chemicals are misapplied, or the problem was incorrectly diagnosed, and you need to start all over again.
It can waste a great deal of your time and money very quickly, and in the end, you might end up still needing to hire a professional.
A quality pest control company can offer you peace of mind.
Hiring a professional that uses safe, high-quality chemicals can give you peace of mind knowing that your pest problems are being dealt with in a way that is safe for you, your family, and your pets.
What to look for when hiring a pest control company
Now that you know how much hiring a professional can help you, here are some tips on what to look for when hiring a pest control company.
Do they provide customized quotes, or do they just treat all pests as a whole?
Each home and yard is different, even within the same neighborhood. That’s why it’s essential to hire a pest professional to assess your situation and develop a customized plan to eliminate and prevent pests.
Does the company offer scheduled maintenance plans?
Eliminating pests isn’t a one-time thing. Look to form a long-term business relationship with a professional that can address current pest problems and provide you with regular maintenance to prevent pests from becoming a problem in the future.
How safe are their chemicals?
The market offers many chemicals that can eliminate pests. Unfortunately, a lot of them are toxic to humans, animals, and the environment.
You should ask any pest control company you are thinking about hiring what types of chemicals they use. At Green 365, we only use chemicals that are safe for the environment and your family, including pets.
Has the Better Business Bureau given them a bad rating?
Yelp, Google, etc., make it easy for people to leave negative reviews, despite the fact that they may not be people a business has worked with beforehand.
When a business engages in bad business practices, consumers usually go to the Better Business Bureau, which sends the complaint to the company, allowing the company to correct the issue. The number of complaints a company has and how it resolves these complaints determine its BBB rating.
We recommend you check out the BBB rating of any company before doing business with to make sure they don’t engage in bad business practices on a consistent basis.
Is the company licensed and insured?
You wouldn’t hire a lawyer without an appropriate license to practice law. You shouldn’t let anyone use chemicals around your house and lawn if they are not licensed either. Always ask if a prospective pest control company is licensed and insured before hiring them.
Pest control licenses are public records, so you can always look up the company or their license to make sure it is active. Click here to look up a company’s pest control license in Florida.
How much does it cost to hire an exterminator to get rid of pests?
Different factors will affect the price of eliminating pests in your home. One of these factors is the size of your home and yard. Your pest problem will affect the cost of your treatment as well.
To obtain accurate pricing, you should contact a local pest control company and allow them to assess your particular situation and provide you with a custom quote.
If you have already hired a pest control company, what do you do next?
The company you hire should be kept well informed about your pest situation.
For example, if you notice additional problems, you should notify the company immediately and not just wait until your next appointment. Your maintenance schedule may need to be adjusted, and waiting until your next appointment may make the issue worse.
Help manage pests by doing your part.
Make sure you follow the pest control company’s instructions to keep your home free of pests.
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