Pest control is often something homeowners neglect to consider until they notice signs of rodents or insects. Pests can cause damage to your property and spread disease, making this a very stressful time. If you are looking for pest control companies in Myrtle Beach, you shouldn’t rush to hire the first one you find.
Instead, talk to several pest control companies. Before you hire an exterminator, be sure to ask the right questions. It is worthwhile to hire a pest control company that will do the job correctly and stand behind it.
Questions to ask any exterminator you are considering hiring. Let’s get started!
What length of time have you been in the business?
You’ll get the following benefits if you choose to work with a local pest control company:
- The exterminators have local pest control experience and knowledge.
- Trust that they will be there in the future, and that they will stand behind the work they do
Are there any online reviews or testimonials that you can provide?
A pest control company that can’t prove their reliability and trustworthiness is a red flag. We at Zap Pest Control, Inc. can help you.
Are you able to verify that your exterminators are licensed, bonded and insured?
If this question can not be answered by an exterminator, pest control company owner, or employee. You should move in the opposite direction.
We are licensed, bonded and insured. Our technicians and exterminators will be happy to give you copies of the certifications when they visit your home. Ask!
How can you choose the right pest control company?
This is where things get complicated. You are not a pest control expert nor an exterminator as a homeowner. How can you tell which exterminator is legitimate? Ask questions such as:
- Which pests might be in my house? Is it common for them to be found in this area?
- Which stage of life do the insects live in? Egg, larva, pupae, or adult?
- How severe is the infestation?
- How long have the pests lived in my house?
- What is the time it will take to eradicate the infestation?
- Will the pests come back?
- How often should an exterminator visit my home?
Note the information you get and research online. Listen to your gut instincts and follow your intuition. It’s possible for something that sounds too good to be true. Are the answers of multiple pest control companies similar? Are you able to trust the person with whom you are speaking?
Are you able to provide a written quotation and stand behind it?
Estimates can be misleading. They can change over time, and unscrupulous businesses may use low estimates in order to gain new business. They then find ways to add hidden fees. These pest control companies often have poor online reviews.
Are pest control products safe for pets and people?
The most modern eco-friendly pest control methods are safe for pets and humans.
Ask questions if you have exotic pets such as birds and snakes. Pest control treatments can have a negative impact on the biology and metabolism of nonmammal pets.
A reliable pest control in Myrtle Beach must be able to explain the safety of their treatments. You will also be informed if you need to leave your house during treatment.
Are you able to get rid of the pests and keep them away from returning for a period of time?
Many pest control companies make mistakes on this question. It’s not enough just to get rid of pests and insects. All pest and insect infestations must be eliminated and preventive measures to keep pests away