Are you experiencing rowdy rodents, bothersome birds or other pests? You may be in need of a pest control company.
When you have a pest problem, it is always good to act quickly before the problem grows. This means that you won’t always have time to make comparisons between a dozen or so pest control companies. So, how do you know that you are choosing the right company for you?
Here is our list of the top things you can quickly look out for to help you make the best choice.
Are They Licenced and Accredited
Checking that the company is licenced and accredited is perhaps the most important thing on the list. These days, you see more and more people pick up basic pest control machinery online and advertise themselves with little to no experience.
An easy way to check if a company is up to standard is by checking if they’re a member of the British Pest Control Association or the Royal Society of Public Health. If they are registered with both, you can’t go far wrong. These organisations have strict membership criteria so you can be sure that you are dealing with professionals who will have your best interests at heart, giving you an assured and trusted service.
Having strong pesticides in your home can be a scary proposition, especially if you have children or animals living in your home. To feel more comfortable, it might be worth seeing if they have a portfolio and have dealt with properties or infestations such as yours.
Don’t be afraid to ask any questions about safety or the type of work carried out. If you have any concerns about toxicity and whether the service is humane, a good and experienced company will be happy to talk you through the process and in certain situations, will offer to adapt their work to make you more comfortable.
If a few companies meet the above criteria, a good rule of thumb to make your final choice is to pick a company that is in your local area. There are a few major benefits to this, the first being that they may be able to offer a faster response time. Especially with pests such as mice and rats who breed very quickly, time can be of the essence and a company that operates in the local area may be able to offer you a faster response time and lower rates.
Another benefit of choosing a local company is that they may have a better idea of the types of infestations in the area, this means that they would have likely dealt with a similar infestation before tending to yours and will be able to better identify risks in your area and keep your home better prepared against them.
Although you may need a pest control company urgently, it is still vital to choose the right one. The tips above should help you on your way but if you still have questions, be sure to ask them. Any good pest control company will be happy to talk through their service with you.
A&R Services team of experts have 22 years of experience in the pest control industry and do all they can to keep pests at bay. Registered with both the British Pest Control Association and the Royal Society of Public Health, get in touch with our reliable team for a free quote and make the next step in professionally dealing with your infestation.