FOUR STEPS IN SELECTING
THE MOST QUALIFIED
PEST CONTROL COMPANY
1. Your decision should not be based upon price alone. Many very
important factors enter into the pricing of your service program.
A. One very expensive cost factor is Workers Compensation
Insurance. If the pest control firm does not have this insurance
and one of its employees is injured on your property you can be sued
for damages. Be certain the company you hire gives you copies of their
B. Does the pest control company hire seasonal help and lay
them off during the slow season or do they employ their personnel year
round assuring that you will have the same qualified and experienced
technicians when you need them?
C. Does the pest control company practice I.P.M.
(Integrated Pest Management)? It costs more to implement such practices
but in the end I.P.M. relies less on the use of harsh chemicals.
D. Evaluate the presentation. Is it professional? Does the inspector
have knowledge of your pest problem and is he able to answer all of
your questions satisfactorily?
2. Ask to see copies of pesticides licenses. The Commonwealth
of Massachusetts must license every pest control technician.
3. Ask for a list of references. If the company does not have
them, ask yourself why.
4. Check with the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture
to see if there have been any violations issued against the company. It
is public information and it is free.
Remember.... you want to feel assured that the pest control company
you have hired will deliver professional results and give you the peace
of mind you deserve.