Pest control companies are abundant in Southern California. You can find lists on professional pest exterminators in the yellow pages, search engine search results, and other online directories.
Finding the right pest control company for you can be a difficult process without knowing what you need to look for in your bug control service. Below are some ideas and questions you should consider when shopping for a pest control company for your property.
Visit Better Business Bureau For Complaint Report
The BBB is a credible resource to find non-biased reviews of a business. Other online review sites like Yelp and Google Places reviews can be manipulated, so it is best to use a trusted site.
Search for business reviews using the BBB Find Business Reviews page.
Verify Pest Control License
The state of California regulates the use of pesticides by business organizations. It is illegal for a business to broadcast pesticides without being licensed.
Search for a pest control operator license of a company at the Structural Pest Board website.
Verify Business Insurance Policy
Hiring a business with insufficient or zero insurance coverage can hold you financially responsible for any injuries or property damage that occurs during service. Ask your pest control technicians to see a valid insurance certificate.
Ask Family, Friends, Or References
Non-biased opinions are your best friend when attempting to discover the truth of a business’ practices and ethics. Ask your family, friends, or even a stranger about their experience with the company. They will be able to provide you with insight on what you can expect.
Often a company will provide a list of previous customers that can provide their testimony of the company.
Service Guarantees Offered
A pest control business that is confident in their extermination techniques will offer service guarantees as a promise of a quality service. Choose a company that will guarantee their work, so if pests do return, you are covered.