If you have rodents in your home, finding a professional to get rid of them is crucial to your safety and sanity. However, finding an exterminator in a crisis situation can feel overwhelming. Rushing into a decision can leave you with a less-than-ideal crew in your home, while you spend your time just hoping they know what they are doing. Ideally, you should find an exterminator beforean infestation happens, but that isn’t always possible. Whether you want to find an exterminator for prevention, maintenance, or immediate help, here are a few questions you should ask.
Do you use chemicals that will harm my children or animals?
While chemicals are certainly necessary to get rid of serious infestations, be sure your exterminator has options that are safe for your entire family. If there are potentially dangerous side effects, be sure you work together to develop a plan to keep everyone (including pets) safe and healthy.
Do you have a guarantee?
Some exterminators offer a guarantee if you keep up with regular appointments and maintenance. This guarantee is well worth the investment and provides you with valuable peace of mind.
Can you provide me with suggestions to prevent rodents?
Find an exterminator who will not only provide extermination services but who will also spend time giving you tips on how to make your home and property less friendly to rodents. An experienced professional will tour your property and point out any potential problems (like food storage in the garage), and offer you solutions.
Do you offer a free consultation?
Exterminators vary in price, and most pricing plans are based on your specific home and situation. Ask if the exterminator can come to your property for a walk through and free estimate.
How long have you been working in the area?
Never work with a company that has not been working in the area for long. Instead, choose to work with a company that has been around for many years, proving their expertise and their stability.
Do you have references?
It is always wise to ask for references. Whether it is a list of previous clients to contact or an online review site, gauge the professionalism of the service by finding out how they treated their previous customers.