How to Pick the Best Pest Management Service
It appears there was always something to tackle on the "to do" list when you own a house. Unfortunately, dealing with household pests is often one of those things. For example, while up on a ladder repairing the gutter downspout this summer I found holes in the siding up near the roof line. And coming out of those holes? It was guessed by you, carpenter bees. One trip to Lowe's ended any thoughts of getting a "easy" alternative to the difficulty. Who knew there were so many kinds of bug and bee killer - in - a - can products to choose from? from? What exactly is more, after reading the can's warning label I was convinced (frightened perhaps?) that any effort at "do it your self" pest elimination while 40 feet up a ladder was insanity.
Finding a residential pest control company
Why is it important to find a good pest elimination company for your house?
In my opinion you will find two reasons
- * some pests may cause damage to your property
- find a solution that is pet and child friendly
Let me return to my carpenter bees. It turns out that they usually do not actually eat the wood. Rather, they burrow into it to make their nests. Now, I really do not care whether or not they eat it, but the great news there was that, unlike termites, I do not need to concern yourself with them consuming more of my house!
Nevertheless, sometimes they could burrow deep enough to affect to structural integrity of your framing. In my case, they just tunneled into the wood siding. However, I did need to hire a contractor to replace the damaged siding. Next up, because we have two kids I needed to find a firm which used a far more "green" and eco-friendly strategy. Sure, getting rid of the pests is really a high priority - - - but I did not want to jeopardize the health and safety of my children in the act.
Makes sense, right?
When it comes to picking a business here are a few questions you may need to question them:
- how many years of experience
- how many treatments will soon be required to eliminate the pests
- is ongoing maintenance required to keep the pests away
- any eco-friendly or "green" options available
- any customer testimonials or references you can check
out *licensed and insured in your state
- belong to any professional organization/associations
When it comes to licensing, check together with your State's web site. Most states give you the capability to check on contractor licensing on the web. For Connecticut and New York you can click the links and execute a permit search there...
The main element?
To ensure that the firm you might be speaking with has a current license in good standing. You may also consider checking the BBB to see if there are any outstanding and recent complaints against the company in question, though the BBB is perhaps not used as much as in the past. Finally, you'll need to ask about setting up a no cost review of your house. Many organizations are ready to come to your home to assess your situation for free before giving you an estimate for the cost to fix the difficulty.
And sense is made by it when you see it. After all, how can they let you know what the extent of the issue is, and they steps they will have to take to deal with your pest problem, unless they come out and see for themselves? Make sure you get any suggestion for work in writing.
And inquire about any guarantees for their work --- for example, what recourse do you have should the pests come back after the therapy program is complete. Finally, though cost is definitely an important factor, avoid picking the company. When it comes to getting work done around your home, the old saying that "you get what you pay for" is surely true. I hope you will find these suggestions helpful in finding the right extermination firm for your home.