How to Select a Pest Control Company
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has given citizens a guide to selecting a pest control company. Here at Lloyd Pest Control, we are proud to say that we surpass all of the criteria. We provide links below for many of the resources in California.
Is the company licensed with the state? Are the employees bonded?
Most state or local agencies issue state pest control licenses.
Make sure the pest control operator’s license is current if one is required in your state. Also, ask if the company’s employees are bonded, meaning that the company reimburses you for any loss or damage caused by an employee.
In California, look up licensed companies.
Is the company willing and able to discuss the treatment proposed for your home?
Selecting a pest control service is just as important as selecting other professional services. Look for the same high degree of competence you would expect from a doctor or lawyer. Any earnest company should be able to provide you a residential pest quote by phone or e-mail, and should be able to outline all terms of service. They should also provide you different options for your unique needs.
Does the company have a good track record?
Ask neighbors and friends if they have ever dealt with the company. Were they satisfied with the service they received? Visit the Better Business Bureau website to check the company’s rating.
Does the company have appropriate insurance? Can the company show proof on paper that the company is insured?
Most contractors carry general liability insurance. If the company cannot provide proof of insurance and something goes wrong, the claim will generally be made first against your homeowner’s insurance.
Here at Lloyd Pest Control, We gladly provide copies of our $1 million liability insurance by fax, e-mail, or USPS.
Does the company guarantee its work?
You should be skeptical about a company that does not guarantee its work. In addition, be sure to find out what you must do to keep your part of the bargain.
Here at Lloyd Pest Control, we offer a 100% Money-Back Guarantee.
Is the company affiliated with a professional pest control association?
Professional associations—national, state, or local—keep members informed of new developments in pest control methods, safety, training, research, and regulations. Members agree to honor a code of ethics. The fact that a company, small or large, chooses to join a professional association signals its concern for quality.
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