Pests are one of the most annoying headaches, for anyone living in a property. Whether it’s homes, offices, warehouses, businesses or any kind of property, they are vulnerable to attacks from rodents and insects of all kinds, which can cause property damage and worse, health problems.
When this happens, many people look for practical or homemade solutions to combat the scourge. But if things get out of hand, an insect or rodent infestation can become a nightmare. That’s when professional help is a must.
Pests are capable of ruining your property and severely affecting your health and that of your loved ones. Moreover, getting rid of them is not an easy task. Dealing with them on your own can be risky, and sometimes, instead of doing the right thing, you could be complicating your asset situation.
Fortunately, there are many companies that have professionals in the field who can effectively deal with any pest, no matter how scary it may be. These companies specialize in exterminating and controlling pests quickly and safely without compromising hygiene.
However, when that crucial moment comes, where you have to decide which extermination company or service to hire, doubts arise. How do I know if I am hiring the best exterminator for my case? Is this the ideal service to combat the pest that has invaded me? Is it licensed or regulated? Are they using the right products?
If you are asking yourself these questions, and have many concerns about choosing the right pest extermination service: especially if you are facing a troublesome infestation in your home or workplace, then you have come to the right place!
As AKL Exterminators, experts in extermination and pest control of all kinds, here we explain how to choose the best exterminator to solve your pest problems, as well as some useful tips and considerations, which you should keep in mind when hiring one.
Let’s get started!
Tips for choosing the best exterminator
Since there are different types of pests, as well as different methods and chemicals to control them, it is essential that you choose a pest control company with a good reputation and quality assurance. As a homeowner, you must be very careful in your choice.
If an infestation gets out of hand, don’t hesitate to call in the experts, but not just anyone! Remember that it takes certified and specially licensed professionals to use certain chemicals, which means a lot of commitment, for your health and the well-being of your loved ones.
You need to make sure that the exterminator, or company, is competent, honest and has high standards. So here we list some variables and considerations you should take into account when choosing the best exterminator, as well as some useful tips to help you make the best choice.
Let’s see what they are!
Do your research and take your time
Even if the urge to get rid of a pest overwhelms you, don’t let your anxiety get the best of you and hire the first option impulsively. Anyone with an infestation wants to have the problem eliminated immediately. However, take it slow, and start researching and comparing.
Look at catalogs, online services, websites, social networks, about different companies and exterminators. Get your quotes and astutely evaluate the different services and promotions they offer. Also, don’t trust a company first hand, but check their licenses and registrations.
Focus on quality over price
You should always prioritize the value and quality of the service over the cost, because due to competition between companies, prices can often be misleading. For example, you may hire a very cheap extermination service that will not completely eliminate the pest that is making your life miserable.
Therefore, value quality over cost in your balance sheet, and don’t go with the first option that is cheapest for you. Low prices are never a guarantee of effective service, and even if you think you’ve saved money, in the long run the blight may return and you’ll have to spend again, or much more, than the last time.
Check the exterminator’s reputation
Another good way to hire a good exterminator is to check their reputation with friends, neighbors or family members who have hired a successful service from a company before. Also, avoid relying on advertising and ask for different references and recommendations.
Check the exterminator’s licenses, documents and qualifications
One essential aspect, which you should not overlook, is to check if the exterminator or company you wish to hire has the necessary licenses and permits. Check that the service providers are registered with the pest control departments (state and local) and that they are qualified.
Also, check that certified technicians’ licenses are up to date and that they are constantly trained. Don’t be fooled into believing only the company’s word. It is best that you do your research, by setting up interviews and evaluations beforehand, to gauge the exterminators’ level of knowledge and experience, on your case.
Find experienced exterminators and compare their services
One way to recruit the best pest control service is to look for exterminators or companies with a good reputation and many years of experience, who have insurance coverage and are well known in your area for their efficiency and well prepared technicians.
In addition, we recommend that you compare licenses, certifications, service plans and prices. Don’t make the mistake of going with the first option, or getting carried away by discounts or promotions. Look at all the features and provisions offered by the exterminator or company and decide which one is best for you.
Evaluate appearances and use your intuition
As they say, first impressions count for a lot. And in the case of exterminators, professional presentation means seriousness and good service. But don’t just take that. Especially ask the technician or company representative about their knowledge and pest control methods.
Professionals should give you security, peace of mind and confidence. If they don’t give you that, you may need to switch companies. Exterminators should look decent, organized and qualified, with the proper tools, instruments and products, and be well groomed.
Quality of customer service
Another good indicator, when hiring the best exterminator, is to check the quality of customer service. Does the technician or company really care about your problem? Do they inspect your property beforehand? Are they friendly and treat you with respect? Do the exterminators listen to your concerns?
Do they answer all your questions about the pest, its behavior and the extent of the infestation? Do they present you with different solutions and products to control the pest? Do they make you feel safe and calm, and assure you that they will solve the problem and get rid of the pest?
All these questions should be asked when choosing an exterminator, as only a professional and sincere look can accurately eliminate the pest that is plaguing you. Therefore, you should look for the best care for you, as a potential customer, where you feel comfortable and confident that your property is in the hands of experts.
Safety and health
Ensuring safety and health for you and your loved ones is a must. Exterminators should review and discuss with you the best products and chemicals for your case, with low toxicity and low environmental impact options. Check that the products they use are regulated and allowed by the various legal provisions.
You should also make sure that the protective equipment used by the exterminators is safe, taking all preventive measures to avoid unnecessary exposure or accidents on your property. The company must assure you that its services will preserve your integrity and your material goods.
Make sure of guarantees and check the terms of the contract
Many pest control companies offer guarantees, which may or may not be true. To do this, you need to make sure that you read all the terms of the contract carefully and ask what the warranty covers, how long it lasts, and what responsibilities the company will take if it covers damage during the extermination service.
You need to make sure that the type of contract you enter into with the exterminator meets your needs and is consistent with the service you are looking for, by understanding all the details of the contract. Also, don’t pressure to sign an agreement right away, as this could be the method an extermination company uses to take your money, without providing you with a fair service.
Now that you know this important information, to choose the best exterminator, what are you waiting for to put this knowledge and advice into practice! Remember that you need to evaluate and compare all these factors to make the right decision and get rid of the plague that is plaguing you.
And if you are suffering from a pest infestation and cannot eradicate it on your own and urgently need the help of a pest control company, don’t hesitate to contact us! At AKL Exterminator, we are professionals in the extermination and control of all types of pests.
We will help you without saying a word! In addition, we offer different services and products that you can find in our amazing online store, to control all kinds of invaders, from spiders to rodents. We offer our services in the different provinces of Quebec.
You can find us at 5333 Boul. Laurier, suite 128 Terrebonne, J7M 1W1. We guarantee the quality and the warranty of our products and services, against any invading pest. Do not hesitate to contact us by clicking on the image below! We take calls at any time!