Where Do You Need Pest Control?
If your home or office has a termite, rodent, wildlife, bee or insect infestation you need the best pest control to not only eliminate current pests, but to prevent future problems from re occurring. XRefer approved pest control companies not only provide quality work, but possess the necessary license and certifications with in depth pest-specific experience to offer multiple solutions for complete pest management. Our top approved pest removal services in take care to humanely trap and remove animals (raccoons, possums, etc.) while only using environmentally friendly solutions for exterminating rats, termites, bed bugs and more.
Before hiring a pest control company, you need to make sure that they hold a valid license as well as additional certification necessary for the type of pest removal you need. Because there are different aspects of pest control, it is best to know what you need so you can make sure that the specialist you choose has the proper training.
For example if you have an insect infestation you may need a qualified entomologist certified by the Entomological Society of America (ESA). Pest control companies who are members National Pest Management Association (NPMA) have access to a variety of educational information to keep them current in the industry.
If you are looking to have a specialist use pesticides, it is imperative that have the knowledge of how to apply and handle the chemicals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) requires that all pest control specialists complete a pesticide exam before being allowed to perform the service.
Liability Insurance: Because of the nature of the job, pest control companies need to have current liability insurance. Typically, the policy should include up to $250,000 per person/$500,000 per occurrence for bodily insurance as well as $250,000/$500,000 for property damage. Workers compensation should also be offered to pest control employees. Hiring a pest control company that has up to date insurance ensures that both you and the worker will be insured in the event of injury or any damages to your home.
Your pest control company will be able to provide you a list of all services that they offer. Typical services are included below. While some companies offer just the basics, most offer a multitude of services tailored to your geographical location. Some common methods of pest control include:
Some pest control specialists are trained to handle all types of pest control, including smaller animals and rodents such as rats, bats, gophers, moles, and squirrel as well as larger wildlife such as raccoons, skunks and possums. Most of these types of wildlife can and will destroy not only the outside of your home, but the land surrounding it as well. It is best to have a professional asses the situation and provide you with an plan of how they will handle the pest control.
Also known as pest exterminators, pest control specialists may also have knowledge and experience in handling vegetation pest control. This includes any type of pest that may invade your garden or outdoor, bring in diseases and killing living plants. Treatments can be provide to help rid of unwanted pests and bring vegetation back to life. Such services are especially idea for sudden oak death, spraying of trees, roses and ornamental plants.
Prior to finding and hiring the best possible pest control specialists, learn about what type of services you need and asks lots of questions. Here is a list of questions to as any exterminator before they come out and service your property.
Regardless of what type of pest you have, it is best to contact a pest control company as soon as possible. Delaying treatments could cause the infestation to grow larger, meaning more work for an exterminator and a higher bill for you. XRefer knows just how important it is to hire the best pest control company. You want to be happy with your results, knowing that the pests have been exterminated and you can rest assured knowing it will be a long time before they return.