If you are in the market for a pest control service, if can be a little bit intimidating when you come across the many different companies you can hire. Who should you decide to go with? While it may sometimes seem like there is no wrong answer, choosing the wrong pest control service can end up costing you a lot of money in the long run, as you will then have to hire another business to clean up after the first. There are some things you should always keep in mind when you are looking to hire an exterminator, and using these tips can help you quite a bit in your search.
When it comes to hiring an exterminator, the first thing you should do is get recommendations from people who have been in the same situation you find yourself in. It is especially helpful if these people are friends or family members. You know you can trust your friends and family, so having recommendations from them about who to hire can be very helpful. If you do not have any family or friends with experience in hiring a pest control professional, you can look online for reviews and other feedback from people who have used the services. These reviews will help you paint a picture of the company you want to hire.
Interview Your Finalists
After narrowing your search down to three or four different companies, you will want to interview them over the phone. Ask them about their approach to various pest scenarios, payment methods they prefer, and any other questions you may have for them. Also, you will want to make sure you communicate well with the person on the other end. If you can’t seem to find equal footing with them during the interview, chances are there will be communication problems in the future while the job is going on. You want to avoid those situations.
Check Out the Office
Go down for a personal interview after you narrow it down further. While there, be sure to follow up on your questions, schedule an inspection (where you should get a written estimate), and get everything else out in the open. You will also want to check to see if their office is neat and orderly. A company that does not care about the appearance of its own office is less likely to care about the appearance of your home.