BBB: Qualified Pest Control

BBB: Qualified Pest Control

April is National Pest Management Month and BBB and National Pest Management Association recommend the following tips for finding a qualified pest management professional:

-       Check them out. Always check out the companies BBB Business Review at first.

-       Always deal with a qualified and licensed pest management company. Ask to see the license or other credentials of the pest control professional.

-       Don't rush. If a sizable amount of money is involved, make sure you get bids from several pest management companies.

-       Understand before you sign. Before signing a contract, be sure to fully understand the nature of the household pest to be exterminated, the extent of the infestation, and the work necessary to solve the problem. And find out if the pest control company has liability insurance to cover any damages to your house or furnishings during treatment.

-       Don't fall for high-pressure sales tactics. Beware of companies that offer bargains that sound too good to be true, come to your home uninvited or offer to give your house a free inspection for pests. They may try to scare you into authorizing immediate and costly treatments.