Questions to Ask a Pest Control Company before Hiring
It is no secret that pest problems come up once in a while and it is something not unheard of. The best thing to do when this you encounter this is to hire a pest control company. Choosing a pest control company itself is not an easy task. You need to consider a number of companies before you settle for one of your choice.
There a number of questions to ask a pest control company before hiring. The first is with regard to their qualifications. Do their employees possess current licenses in the correct job classification? Client’s needs to understand how the pest control company keeps their staff updated on recent changes in products, regulations safety, and techniques. Clients also seek to know if the pest control company uses Integrated Pest Management techniques and whether they have a certified entomologist among their staff ranks.
It is advisable for clients to know how many years has the pest control company been in business. Other concerns that the client’s needs address before hiring a pest control company is whether the new employees gets to train with experience employees in some sort of mentorship program. It is also important for the client to know how the pest control company has dealt with problems like yours in the past.
Clients also need to concern themselves with the reputation of the pest control company. This can be done by soliciting recommendations from family, friends and neighbors’ regarding the company. Clients should avoid over reliance on the pest control company’s advertising reputation. Additionally, a client may ask the pest control company for furnish him/her with customer references. As well as enquire from the Portland, Oregon State Pesticide Regulatory Office or the Better Business Bureau.
The other concern that the client should have addressed is the value. How much will the Pest control company charge for their services? It is advisable for an individual to get quotations from different pest control services to make an informed comparison and decision. Another concern is whether the pest control company requires the client to sign a long term contract and if so what are the cost implications. A client also needs to ask the pest control company if they can guarantee their work and the terms of the same.
A client also needs to ask a pest control company before hiring them of their customer service standards. Here the client will concern him/herself with whether or not all employees have proper customer care skills. The client also needs to know from the pest control company whether their employees have the knowhow to identify the pest, magnitude of the infestation and see that the problem is eliminated.
Lastly the client needs to know what safety measures have been put in place by the Pest control company. This is where to know if the pest control companies employees green or organic pest control methods and drugs to counter the pest problem. In conclusion, the client should know whether the pest control company has the insurance policy covering the client, his/her property as well as the company’s employees.