Finding the right pest control company for your needs can be difficult. So we put together a list of questions you should consider and ask to find the perfect match for your pest-related problems.
1. Is the company licensed?
Most state or local agencies issue state pest control licenses which is a great thing to know. If one is required in your state, you can reach out to your state pesticide regulatory agency to make sure the pest control operator's license is current. You may also want to ask if the company's employees are bonded, meaning that the company reimburses you for any loss or damage caused by the employee.
2. How is their online reputation?
Every pest control company claims to be the best, but how do you know if they deliver what they say they do? Quality service, reliable technicians, and excellent customer relations? Go online and see for yourself by checking the company's reviews and ratings. You can learn much about your future pest control company by what their clients say.
3. Do they offer follow-up treatments?
Most Pest control companies will successfully treat your initial pest problem, but will they return? Having scheduled appointments to prevent future infestations is key to managing pests in your home or business. Ask your company to set up a preventative program and if they will come to your home between treatments for any pop-up issues and at what cost.We offer several different preventative plans at Hilton Head Exterminators and will come to your home between visits if you experience any pests at no cost.
4. Are They Local?
Having a local pest control service in your area has several benefits. If you have a pest emergency, you'll be able to receive service quickly, and your technician will know more about the pests since they're in the same neck of the woods as you. When your pest control company is so large, with many territories to serve, what's so special about yours? Having local inspectors and technicians, you are more than a customer; you're a neighbor. Here at Hilton Head Exterminators, we treat your property as if it were our own.
5. Does the company guarantee its work?
You may not want to hire a company that does not guarantee its work. You should also be sure to find out what your responsibilities are as part of the deal. For instance, when talking termites, the company's guarantee may become invalid if you were to make structural changes to your home or business without notifying your pest control company. Most companies require that you maintain annual inspections after the initial termite treatment to keep your guarantee valid.
6. How many years have you been in business at that location?
When searching for the right company, you want someone with years of experience getting rid of the Hilton Head area pests. These local providers have an intimate knowledge of the bugs and creatures that plague your area and can suggest the most focused treatment possible. They know because they have seen it all many times before.