Investigate First Before Signing a Contract With a Pest Control Company
Insects and pesky critters are unwanted guests in your house or on your property. There are a variety of pests and potentially hazardous chemicals for getting rid of them. So selecting a professional, reputable pest control company is a necessity. Below is a guide on what to consider when investigating a company that will suit your needs.
Make sure the company holds a current license from the local or state regulatory agency. Also, check whether the employees are bonded. If so, it means you’ll be reimbursed if the employee damages your personal items or property.
It’s in your best interest to do business with a company that’s insured. An insured company with general liability protects you if the technician has an accident at your home. In some instances workman’s compensation insurance is carried, which covers you if the employee is injured during the on-site pest control treatment. Even though most states don’t require insurance, you’ll have an added peace of mind with a company that has coverage.
Look into the company’s track record. What type of reputation does it have? Ask family, friends, neighbors and co-workers if they have used the services. If so, were they pleased? In addition, contact your local or state consumer protection office or pesticide regulatory agency for filed complaints.
Don’t hire a company that doesn’t guarantee its work. If there is a guarantee, find out what must be done on your end to ensure it’s honored. For example, you may have a guarantee for termite control treatments. However, it may become invalid if structural changes are made to your house without notifying the company beforehand.
Pay close attention to the contract before signing on the dotted line. In most states, there are two types of contracts: general pest control and termite control. Double check that you are signing a contract for the service you need. Also, resist signing a contract under pressure. In fact, if you’re being pressured it may be a red flag that the company is not legit. There are fly-by-night pest control businesses out there that will either take your money without doing the work or provide inferior service.
Professional affiliation is one sign of a company’s commitment to quality.A pest control association keeps its members on top of the latest news, industry trends, regulations and research and shares up-to-date information about pest control training, safety and methods. There is also a code of ethics members must practice.
By following the suggestions above you will likely hire a dependable company. For more information about finding a pest control company in La Mesa, visit this site.
David has over 10 years of experience dealing with Pest Control situations. You can find his thoughts at Livejournal blog.
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