If you discover that you cannot deal with the pests in your office space by yourself, the best option is to seek professional rodent control service providers. Although the services of professional pest control experts may seem costly, it is always a worthwhile investment. But how can you be sure that you are hiring a pest control service that can get rid of your pests effectively and professionally?
This article will discuss how to hire a professional for your commercial pest control needs.
Why Do You Need Commercial Pest Control?
According to the National Pest Management Association, pests such as rodents, bugs, etc., can cause significant damage to properties. To further outline the statistics:
- Termites are capable of causing property damage of over $5 billion every year.
- Over 6% of commercial pest and rodent control professionals provide daily solutions to bed bug infestations.
- As many as 30% of all homes and offices are likely to have a rodent problem at some point.
The above statistics back up the fact that you would most likely need the help of commercial pest control professionals. Now let’s look at how you can hire a professional for your commercial pest control needs.
- Recommendations and Reviews
One of the best ways to source competent commercial pest control professionals is to ask friends, family members, and co-workers for recommendations. You should ask people you trust to recommend pest control experts they have hired in the past. Make sure to ask them questions about what their experience was with the service the company offered.
Also, ask them if the pest or rodent control company was able to get rid of the pets in their business premises. Ask if they were punctual and professional. You should also inquire if they had to pay any unexpected costs for the service; or if the price varied significantly from their estimate o quote.
If you can’t get someone you know to recommend a pest control professional, you can search for professionals in your area. Ensure to read the online customer reviews, as it will help you understand how they treat their customers, and how good they are at what they do.
In addition, you should investigate whether anyone has filed any complaints against the company. If someone has previously filed a valid claim, you should rethink hiring them. This is because they may have failed to follow industry rules and had to compensate a customer.
- Licensed, Bonded, and Insured
Don’t work with pest or rodent control professionals who do not meet all working legal requirements. A pest control professional meets legal requirements if they have a valid license and insurance with adequate coverage. You cannot trust professionals who do not abide by these minimum obligations guiding the pest control industry.
In the worst-case scenario, you will not be able to hold them responsible if they make any mistakes while working on your building.
- Member of Professional Organizations
There are usually national, state, and local organizations for pest control professionals in different regions. These organizations exist to constantly educate their members and discuss best practices and customer service strategies.
If a pest control professional is a member of these organizations, it shows a high degree of professionalism and commitment to constant improvement. Though it doesn’t guarantee they are the best, it speaks positively about their work ethic.
One of these organizations is The Louisiana Pest Management Association (LPMA). Visit the website to check if they are a member. If a pest rodent control professional is a member of the above organization, it’s a positive sign of their professionalism.
- An understandable contract
If a commercial pest control professional can not present a detailed contract you both can agree with, then you should look elsewhere. The contract should contain details, like the services they will offer, the cost of the service, and the kind of results you can expect. Transparency is a good trait for good contractors. So, if the pest control professional isn’t upfront about the service’s details, you cannot trust them.
- Experience and Expertise
Before you hire a professional pest control company, you should be sure that they have good experience with eradicating the types of pests you have. In addition, they should be able to tell which chemicals you need and the number of safe doses for application. Furthermore, they should be able to know exactly when to apply them.
Ask them if they’ve had prior experience treating your pest type and inquire about the results. You can tell how much knowledge, skill, and experience a company has when you speak with them and ask them the above questions.
- Integrated Pest Management
You can also ask the company about how they incorporate Integrated Pest Management. This will help you understand how they use chemical and non-chemical methods to control pests.
At J&J Exterminating Co, we’ve been practicing total pest and rodent control for over 60-years. We hope that, with the above guide, you should be able to get the best commercial pest control services. For more information on the best quality pest control, contact us today.Tags: Commercial Pest Control