Pest Control Myrtle Beach on Choosing a Pest Contorl Company
First of all, you may want think about why you’re looking for a pest control company. Some pests can simply be ignored or tolerated because they don’t do damage but are just annoying. But other pests can do economic and financial damage to your property. An example of this is termites, carpenter bees, carpet beetles. And then, there’s the bees and wasps that do physical harm – they sting!
I think that being annoying is enough reason to have regular pest control services!
So what’s the answer? A reliable locally-owned pest control company who will work with you and treat you as his neighbor as well as his customer.
Here are some tips in choosing the right pest control company:
- Always look for a quarterly contract offer. Once a month is too often and is simply a waste of your hard-earned money. Monthly treatments are simply putting an active layer of chemical right over top of a still-active chemical from last month. This does not make sense. Sometimes a semi-annual or tri-annual contract will suffice. But in the south, quarterly is recommended because it matches the breakdown time of the pesticide used.
- Look for a company who will give you free in-between treatments if a problem arises before your next treatment is scheduled.
- Get a referral. You can turn to family and friends, or a well-respected group of businesses who refer for each other, such as http://MyrtleBeachHomeServices.com
- Ask about specialty services available, such as termite inspection and treatment. Not all pest control companies are educated or skilled to handle termite elimination and control. Other areas of concern in the south may be mosquito control, mice in the winter, moles in your yard or even flea treatment.
- Make sure the company you choose is licensed in the state, and have insurance to cover errors and omissions as well as mishaps such as carpet stains or breakage of items in the house.
- Ask the company for referrals. Any pest control company worth doing business with will have plenty of referrals they don’t mind sharing…in fact, they’ll be proud to put you in touch with their satisfied customers.
- Get a written contract. If one is not offered, beware. Look for effective service times and dates as well as a cancellation clause. A good pest control company will let you know exactly when they will be in your area to schedule your service, and they will show up on time, dressed properly and have workers you will feel good about having in your home.