First of all, retailers, renters, and other business owners can control pests through different preventive measures such as sanitation and good property maintenance practices. Unfortunately, some pest infestations might be extensive, or a specific type of pest is hard to control. That means you must work with a pest control company.
When choosing a St. Charles ant control expert, focus on the two most important aspects of a service – quality and value. Keep in mind that cost shouldn’t be the only factor that determines the service provider you choose. It is essential to ensure that the pest control service provider you opt for is competent.
Remember, if pest control products are not used as directed by the manufacturer, there is a good chance you will experience property damage and probably get exposed to health hazards. This could also ruin your business image. Here are tips to help you choose the right pest control expert.
Do your homework first
When most business people discover a bug or rodents in their premises, they always want to get these intrudes eliminated immediately. That doesn’t mean that you should just choose the first pest control company you come across. Those rodents and other bugs might have been in your premises for quite some time, and they can wait for a couple of days as you look for a reliable exterminator.
Ask the right questions
Once you have narrowed down to just a few pest control companies, it’s time to find out more about the company’s services – how long they have been in operation and the nature of projects they have handled before. You should also find out whether or not they have the right products and equipment to exterminate the specific pests that have invaded your business. Here are some of the questions you should ask.
- How long (or how many years) your company has been operating at your current address?
- Would you mind sharing a list of references?
- Are the individuals who will be performing the pest extermination tasks certified or licensed by the right board?
- Would you share the copies of the labels for the products that will be used, a copy of your pest control license, and specify the rates that will be applied for the services provided?
Responses to the questions will help you determine the right pest control company based on the quality of their services and cost.
Note that some companies provide service contracts that focus on the extermination of a specific pest. These contracts may be necessary in some situations such as a warehouse business that receives crates, and the place often gets infested with cockroaches. Some of these service contracts include routine property inspections.
Successful pest control in your business will require effective communication and a higher level of cooperation between you and the pest control service provider. Therefore, making sure that you choose the right pest control company is crucial when it comes to making sure that your business premises are free from pests.