What To Look For When Hiring A Pest Control Company
Sleeping is the supposed to be a peaceful time of regeneration and quiet. Of course, bed bugs seem to find our most vulnerable time to this can make them particularly disturbing. Waking up to getting bit or finding the welts the next morning can be an extremely stressful fear brought to fruition. Most families start by spraying something of their own until they realize they need to look to a professional. Starting the process of hiring bed bug exterminators can be a stressful process. We understand the nature of trying to quickly develop options to get your life back to normal. Here are some tips on making an informed decision without hastily throwing money, health and caution to the wind.
#1 – Call Around: Hiring Bed Bed Exterminators: They Are Not All The Same
It’s best to spend some time on the phone with people from a pest control company. Whether you’ve done an inspection yourself or you have someone else coming, it’s important to become knowledgeable. The more questions you ask, the more you’ll realize whether they “know their stuff.” Often national firms or “revenue centers” are just trying to get a sale and get off the phone. It’s all about the volume they can generate. If the person on the phone is just a call center operator, you may receive just generalized information and they are most likely not particularly interested in the specific issue or want to just schedule and inspection.
There is a reason that a select few companies do 90% of the bed bug treatments. Check with them on what types of service experience they have. We have treated schools, office buildings, apartment buildings and more homes than anyone. Success breeds success.
#2 – Beware the Inspection: Hiring Bed Bug Exterminators: Should Not Be Salesman
Many national firms and small operators will often use scare techniques or misinformation. The thought is that if they can get their foot in the door and use scare tactics to influence someone, they can get their prices up. It’s this face to face that allows people to be bamboozled into buying something they may not need. Coming from someone who used to work at a national firm, we can tell you that it’s all about the numbers.
Whether the customer has an issue or not, the most important thing is the sale. Health, safety or even doing a good job are the lowest factors involved. We don’t have inspectors in our company. All our technicians are trained and actually do the legwork. This means our pest professional are prepared to walk you through the process and are the same guys that resolve the issue right on site.
#3 – Watch Out When Hiring Bed Bug Exterminators With Fluctuating Prices
For over a decade we have been treating Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Elmira and Binghamton. We charge for bed bugs at flat rate for single family homes and apartments. You have to deal with the entire process with at least an inspection. You have to warranty the entire property. Unless the home has 5 infested bedrooms and is over 5000 square feet the time and energy involved is the same. Be wary when someone tries to change the price, up-sells you or manipulates your situation to give you some random price.
Most people are aware of “Bait and Switch” but ask the bed bug company whether they have flat rates for single family homes or apartments. If they try to push, you into and inspection they are probably planning on “sizing” you and your need for a solution up face to face to exploit you and your bank account.
#4 – Be Weary Of Retail “Natural” Sprays
When looking at All Natural sprays for bed bugs there are a few things to consider. There have been more and more chemicals that homeowners can purchase on amazon or big box stores that claim to be organic or all-natural. Weaving through these it’s easy to get confused. Let’s look at the concerns of these chemicals and see where these chemicals stand when your deciding on different options:
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If you discover bed bugs, ants, bees, mice or other pests in your home, contact EnviroPest for immediate relief. We handle homes and families everyday including children, pets and your piece of mind. Our certified team is educated in the most advanced bed bug protocols. We are equipped with the state-of-the-art resources necessary for complete eradication of these pests. You can also sign up online or call. We’re the exterminators NY trusts and we look forward to discussing your issue.