TIPS ON FINDING A PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL.
First of all, a lot of us as homeowners, renters, and landlords can control household pests through a good choice of pest professionals, which includes proper sanitation and good home maintenance practices. However, some pest infestations may be covering or affecting a large area or a particular pest may be difficult to control, requiring the services of the best pest control company.
You should choose a pest control company the way you do any other service – Look for value and quality. Competency and cost are important. When selecting a pest control service, cost should not be the single factor that determines the company you keep in mind. It is necessary to make sure the pest control company you select is competent. If pesticides are misused, both health and property can be damaged. Before contracting with a fumigation or pest control company, consider the following:
Take Your Time/Do Your Homework:
When usually people discover a pest problem, they want the problem to be eliminated as soon as possible. However, most problems cannot wait a few days so you have time to select a competent, reliable, and reasonably priced company. It is wise to get several estimates from prospective companies. Most companies for you to decide will provide free estimates.
How many years have they been in business at your present address?
Contact organizations such as PPMA Pakistan pest management association to determine if complaints have been filed against the company or its applicators for misusing pesticides. Make sure you have good reviews about company you are choosing for pest management.
Would they provide you with a list of references?
Contact several references for their overview to find out if they are satisfied with the service provided by the pest control or fumigation company.
Will the person(s) performing the services be a certified, licensed pesticide applicator or a licensed technician?
Every company must have at least one certified and licensed commercial pesticide applicator in the particular service category. Other company applicators must be certified applicators or licensed technicians proceeding by under supervision of a certified applicator.
Licenses may be verified by calling the various State Departments of Pest Control like PPMA.
Would the pest control company provide you with a copy of their pest control license, copies of the brands for all pesticides used, and the charges at which they will be applied?
Reliable applicators will show you their credentials and will be able to provide you with copies of pesticide brands that show how the product should be applied, including the proper application charges, and the necessary precautions.
Few fumigation companies offer service contracts in which structures are routinely treated for a particular pest. Contracts may be necessary for few situations such as warehouses that receive crates often infested with cockroaches. In usual, routine pesticide applications in and around your house are not good unless there is a constant threat of infestation by specific pest and non-chemical methods have been failed to control the pest. Service contracts for the homeowner should include periodic inspections, but pesticides should not be applied unless the pests are actually present and cannot be controlled by some other means of fumigation.
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Generally, it is traditional for termite control work to be guaranteed from one to five years. Be sure you know what the guarantee covers and determine if there is a yearly inspection charge. In to the bargain, find out if the pest control company is responsible for constructional damage if the treatment fails to control the termite infestation. The guarantee is only as reliable as the company that provides it.
If the service person questions you to do certain things before, during or after the pesticide application, collaborate and follow instructions. For example:
If the service technician request you to remove personal items from the place that has to be treated, empty cabinets in kitchen and remove pets, make sure you have done this before they visit.
Do not allow children or pets into the treated floor until and unless the pesticide spray has dried. Aquariums should be asked to remove from the treatment site or covered with heavy plastic and the air pump turned off.
Remove a from the treatment area or covered with heavy plastic and the air pump turned off. Remove all other household pets from the treatment site.
If the service person suggests non-chemical methods of pest control in addition to the pesticides by the company, make sure to follow the provided instructions.
Good cooperation between you and the fumigation company will help eliminate pests and reduce pesticide use.
Pesticides are inherently poisonous and may cause health problems and/or damage to the environment if used in a manner inconsistent with the brand’s directions. Certain pesticides may impose greater risks than others. To determine the pesticide that best fits your needs, contact your local Pest control company to provide you accurate services.