A good place to start is to ask someone you know who has used pest control services. Inquire about the type of pest problem encountered and how satisfied were they with the service.
-Membership in the National, provincial or local pest control associations is a good indicator that the company has access to modern technical information and is committed to further education.
- Reach a complete understanding with the company before work starts; find out what the pest is, how the problem will be treated, how long the period of treatment will be, and what results can be expected.
- Be sure you know what is guaranteed and what is not.
- Buy value, not price. What appears to be a real bargain may need a second look.
- Check the company out with the Better Business Bureau.
Pest management plays a major role in allowing us to live healthier, more prosperous and comfortable lives. The pest management professional relies on pesticide application as just one part of a total pest management program. The untrained consumer, who purchases an over-the-counter pesticide, can only make an intuitive judgment on how to properly apply the pesticide. However, the professional pest management technician relies on training, expertise and more sophisticated techniques to manage pests in an environmentally friendly manner.