How to Choose a Pest Control Company

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If you’re dealing with a pest problem, it’s time to call in the professionals. But how do you choose a pest control company that’s right for you?

There are a few things you need to consider before making your decision. In this blog post, we will discuss what to look for when choosing a pest control company and how to get the most out of your service.

So, if you’re ready to get rid of those pesky pests, read on!

1. Consider Your Area

You need to consider your geographical location. Some companies may only service certain areas, so it’s important to check that the company you’re interested in services your area.

This information should be readily available on their website or by giving them a call. If you live in an urban area, there are likely many pest control companies to choose from.

However, if you live in a rural area, your options may be limited. Either way, it’s important to do your research and make sure the company you’re considering is reputable and has experience dealing with pests in your specific area.

For example, the Proper Pest Control on the Gold Coast will be different from the Western Australia area. This is because the types of pests common to each area will be different.

Another thing to keep in mind is what type of pests you’re dealing with. Some companies specialize in specific types of pests, while others are generalists.

2. Check Reviews

It’s important to read reviews of pest control companies before making a decision. You can read reviews on the company’s website, as well as on independent review sites.

This will give you a good idea of what other customers have thought of the company’s services. Make sure to read both positive and negative reviews to get a well-rounded view of the company.

Also, keep in mind that not every customer is going to be satisfied 100% of the time, so don’t necessarily discount a company if there are some negative reviews.

If you’re still not sure which company to choose, you can always ask for recommendations from friends or family who have used pest control services in the past. Chances are, they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

3. Get Quotes

Once you’ve narrowed down your options, it’s time to start getting quotes. This will give you a good idea of how much the company charges for their services. When getting a quote, make sure to ask about any discounts that may be available.

Many companies offer discounts for seniors, military personnel, and AAA members. Also, be sure to ask about any specials or promotions that the company is currently running.

There are usually discounts available for first-time customers or for those who sign up for a yearly service contract.

Sometimes, you can even find coupons for pest control services online. Once you have a few quotes, you’ll be able to compare prices and choose the company that’s right for you.

4. Ask About The Service

When you’ve found a pest control company that you’re interested in, be sure to ask about their services

Find out what type of pests they specialize in and what methods they use to get rid of them.

Many companies offer both chemical and non-chemical treatment options. If you have small children or pets, you may want to choose a company that uses non-toxic methods.

You should also inquire about how often the company needs to come out to your home to keep the pests under control. Some companies offer monthly or quarterly service plans, while others only need to come out once or twice a year.

5. Make Sure They’re Licensed and Insured

Next, you’ll want to make sure the company you’re considering is licensed and insured. This protects you in case something goes wrong during the pest control process.

Most states require companies to be licensed to provide pest control services. You can usually find this information on the company’s website or by contacting your state’s licensing board.

In addition, you’ll want to make sure the company has liability insurance in case of any property damage that occurs during their work.

There are some things you can do to prevent pests, such as sealing up cracks and keeping food stored properly. But sometimes, no matter how hard you try, pests can still find their way into your home.

Are There Some Natural Repellants to Keep Pests Away?

There are a few natural repellents that can keep pests away. One is to plant certain herbs and plants around your home. Some examples of these are lavender, mint, and garlic.

You can also make a spray with essential oils and water to help repel pests. Another option is to use diatomaceous earth, which is a type of sedimentary rock that’s effective against many crawling insects.

Finally, you can try ultrasonic devices, which emit high-frequency sound waves that deter pests. If you’re having trouble keeping pests away, it’s best to consult with a pest control company to find the best solution for your specific situation.

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, pests can still find their way into your home.

How to Store Food to Keep Them Away?

You can store food in many ways to keep pests away. First, you’ll want to make sure that all food is properly sealed.

This includes using airtight containers for dry goods and sealing up any open packages. You should also avoid storing food on the floor or in areas where pests can easily access it.

If possible, store food in the refrigerator or freezer. And finally, be sure to clean up any spills or crumbs right away.

By taking these precautions, you’ll be less likely to attract pests into your home. There are a few common places where pests enter homes.

One is through cracks and holes in the walls or foundation. Another is through gaps around doors and windows. You can also bring pests into your home on clothes or shoes.

To prevent pests from entering, be sure to seal up any cracks or holes in your home and keep an eye out for gaps around doors and windows.

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Once you’ve considered these factors, you should have a good idea of which pest control company is right for you.

Remember to do your research and ask around before making your final decision. And most importantly, don’t wait too long to call in the professionals!

The sooner you get started, the sooner those pesky pests will be gone for good. Good luck!

Russell Jones

Russell, a native Australian and VP of Operations at Phyxter Home Services, is also part-owner of Vernon Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Electrical Services. When he's not busy with work projects and renovations, Russell enjoys putting his vast knowledge of home improvement to good use by sharing his tips and tricks.

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