Top 5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pest Control Company
When it comes to pest problems, you want to make sure you place your trust with the right company. Here are 5 questions you can ask to make sure you get it right the first time:
1. What’s on their website?
A good pest control website will let you know the main types of pests the company provides services for, differentiate between their residential and commercial services, and explain their core philosophy. You’ll also want to find out if the company is a member of the National Pest Management Association, and this will likely be provided on their website. For bonus points, check to see if the company maintains a regular blog to keep customers informed. If the website doesn’t provide you with the information you’re looking for at a glance, you may want to consider moving on.
2. How are their reviews?
Get online and check out Google Reviews for the companies you’re considering. Word of mouth is also a great indicator – which companies do your neighbors and friends recommend?
3. How did you feel when you called?
When you’ve narrowed down your list, give the company a call and speak with a representative about the service you’re looking for. Have some questions prepared to help you gage the knowledge level of the employees. Was the person you spoke to helpful? Friendly? Most importantly, how did you feel while you spoke to them?
4. How was the inspection?
Once you’ve selected a service you feel you can trust, pay attention to how the initial inspection goes. The inspection should include sites you’re concerned about, as well as other possible entry points. The inspector should also be able to correctly identify the pest as well as the scale of the problem in order to propose the most effective treatment. Any questions or concerns you have should be addressed in a friendly and professional manner.
5. What about afterward?
When treatment has been scheduled and performed, you’ll know you picked the right company if the technician communicates with you afterward to let you know of any precautions to take post-treatment, answer any additional questions, and recommend any follow-up measures. If the company passes the last test, you’ll be able to feel good about calling them again for your future pest control needs.
Are you looking for a pest control company in the Washington, D.C. area? Ask the questions above and see if Green Pest Services passes the test. We’re confident you won’t be disappointed.