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4 Questions to Ask A Local Pest Control Company

May 5th, 2021

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When working with local pest control companies, you want to make sure they have the expertise, certifications, and overall good customer service. Here, we have compiled 4 questions you should ask to make sure you get the quality service you are looking for.

Question 1: How Much Experience Do You Have with Pest Control in the Area?

This question has two parts. It’s about the experience they have with pest control but also about the experience they have working in South Florida or your local community.

This will help you find a company that is familiar with the most seen pests in your area and that they know what works best in that environment.

Look for someone who has been a long-term resident and has years of experience working throughout South Florida.

Question 2: Are You Certified?

This is not only a great question to ask but also a great question to follow up on. Ask the pest control specialist about their credentials and then check their website to see if they have them listed there.

Some of the certifications you may want to look for are from the National Wildlife Control Operators Association, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Department of Agriculture.

Question 3: What’s Your Plan to Remove the Pests?

Communication is key. Worthwhile local pest control companies will have a plan and be happy to share it with you. Depending on the pest problem you are having, these might change but mostly all pest control services include the following steps:

  • Inspection – Your home is inspected to see and confirm the type of pest infestation you have and where it is coming from.
  • Exclusion – All the points of entry are blocked, and preventive action is taken to avoid recurrent infestation.
  • Exterminate – Pests are exterminated with effective pesticides or baits. Your and your family’s safety should be one of the top priorities during this step. Professionals should ensure that you are protected against any chemicals or processes used to exterminate the pests.
  • Decontamination – After pests are eliminated, your home is cleaned up and decontaminated to avoid the spread of bacteria.
  • Follow-up and Maintenance – There should be a follow-up to ensure the pests have not returned. Also, you will likely be offered annual maintenance plans and treatment to best prevent future pests.

Question 4: Would You Be Able to Provide a Quote?

Avoid being surprised by a massive bill at the end of the service. Many pest control companies offer free quotes or consultations, so do not be afraid to get a few and compare services and rates. Just remember, the cheapest quote is not always the best one. Make sure to weigh cost with the integrity, capability, and knowledge of the company you choose.

Get Started with Alford Wildlife Pest Control

At Alford Wildlife, our pest control experts are trained and certified to remove common pests found in Southwest Florida homes. We offer affordable, effective pest control services while ensuring you get the best experience possible.

Contact us today and get started with a free quote from our team of experts!

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