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Tips for Choosing a Pest Removal Service

You’ve just relocated to a new city, only to discover that the property you bought is plagued with pests – of every sort. Packing up may not be an option, hiring a pest control company definitely is. But how do you go about doing so?


First off, the service you pick must be insured. You do not want any liability in case a worker injures himself within your premises. If you’re not sure, call their client references or ask neighbors for referrals to an insured service.

Business Reputation

Well-reputed pest control companies usually have a website. When you have a prospect, explore their site, especially customer testimonials (though they might not show any negative ones). You can read reviews on popular third-party consumer websites too (for example, Angie’s List).

Products Used

When you contact a pest control specialist, be sure to ask what type or types of pesticides they use. When you talk about quality pest control, one-size-fits-all is unheard of. You cannot eradicate roaches using a spray created for vermin. Find a service that employs a custom approach to every infestation.

Cost-Effective Pricing

Some pest control services try to tempt customers by giving them huge discounts. Problem is, this may not be exactly what your home needs at the moment. There’s a whole range of unique pest control packages anyway. Find a service that is glad to work around your budget.

Consistent Reporting

As we said earlier, there are various kinds of pest control projects, but for the more complicated ones – for example, tent fumigation – regular reporting is necessary. Ask your prospective pest control company whether they provide such reports, especially if the schedule is tight. They may have to personally scan your home to assess the level of infestation. This is the only way for them to accurately estimate the duration of the project. If they give you a timeframe over the phone without actually visiting your home, be wary. That is not a practice of a reputable pest control service.


When it comes to the workers, you will definitely want a company that invests in training their staff to be true professionals. Are they courteous during phone and personal conversations? Do they keep you on hold for too long? Do they have a history of standing by their word? Are they in proper uniforms? Are their products correctly labeled? Moreover, a pest control specialist must be glad to walk you through their methods and processes before starting the work.

Management of Recurrent Infestations

Finally, with the possibility of recurrence always present, you’ll want a company that can handle it well but without tying you down in a long-term agreement. Simply put, commit to using the same company in the future only when there are palpable signs of re-infestation.

Lessons Learned from Years with Pests

Lessons Learned from Years with Pests