Selecting A Pest Professional
1. What should I look for when selecting a PCO?
A qualified and licensed pest management company that is a member of
national, state or local pest management associations. Ask friends and
neighbors to recommend companies they have used successfully. Buy value, not
price. Before signing a contract, be sure to fully understand the nature of the pest
to be exterminated, the extent of the infestation, and the work necessary to solve
the problem. Find out if the company has liability insurance to cover any
damages to your house or furnishings during treatment. If a guarantee is given,
know what it covers, how long it lasts, what you must do to keep it in force, and
what kind of continuing prevention and management are necessary.
2. If I hire a pest control professional, am I guaranteed a pest-free home?
Pest control companies differ in their guarantees. If a guarantee is given, know
what it covers, how long it lasts, what you must do to keep it in force, and what
kind of continuing prevention and management are necessary. It is important
that homeowners remain active participants before, during and after all pest
control treatments. This type of vigilance helps the homeowner better understand
their contract and possible guarantee, and helps the PCO understand the