Pests can negatively influence our lives by damaging our property, invading our space and threatening our health. Crop pests and rodents destroy a large portion of world’s food supply. In urban environment, most of the people are intolerant to any kind of pests in their homes as they cause some serious problems such as food poisoning and allergies. Presence of pests also affects us psychologically and emotionally.
Pest problem is much worse than we can even anticipate. In US alone, there are more than 18,000 pesticide control service companies dealing with all kinds of pests such as cockroaches, ants, termites, rats, fleas and mice. Smaller infestations can be dealt on your own, but for larger ones, it is advisable to hire professional pesticide control service.
Dealing With Pests Without Pesticides
Pesticides can affect our health and environment negatively if not used properly. Before you call for pesticide control service, you can do few things to help eliminate and prevent pests in your house. This includes removing moisture that attracts pests, sealing to keep pests out, cleaning, preventing pests by making your house unattractive to them, using snap traps for mice and rats, using vacuum to remove ladybird beetles, spiders, fleas etc and using light traps for indoor flies.
Choosing Pesticide Control Service
When hiring a pesticide control service, it is advisable to get quotes from more than one company and then take your decision based on the quote offering best service at reasonable cost. It is not a good idea to choose any company just because it is offering the lowest bid as quality comes with an extra price. The reputable companies will cost more but will be able to provide better value for your money.
When getting the quote, get the breakdown of various components involved so that you are sure what you are paying for. Always choose the licensed and qualified pesticide control service provider. Before you sign the contract papers, thoroughly understand the type of pests, extent of infestation and the work involved to get rid of the problem. Don’t trust the bargains that sound too good to be true, because the probably are. If some pesticide control service provider has been in the business for 50 years, this does not ensure that they will be able to manage the job effectively. What really matters is the expertise, knowledge and tools available with the servicing personnel.
If you are getting home pest control service professional, be more specific about the kind of pesticide used, duration of the work and guarantee being offered by the company.
If you are not happy with the service being given by any pesticide control service provider, you first need to talk to the technician who provided the service and express your concern. If that does not help, you should call up the company. If the issue is still not resolved, you may contact Better Business Bureau Attorney General’s office or any other agency responsible for regulating structural pest control.