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Hiring Pest Control Technicians

Hiring a Pest Control Technician: Decisive Factors To Remember

So you are having some issues with your chemical controls and need to hire a pest control technician. Whether you have termite infestation, rodent infestation, ant infestation, cockroach infestation, pigeons infestation or are just looking for someone to make sure your chemical control is kept up-to-date, hiring a quality pest control company is critical to avoiding bigger issues in the future.

Hiring a Pest Control Technician

When hiring pest control technicians, it's important to note that not all pest control technicians are the same. You'll find companies that are cheap, and you'll find some that charge an arm and a leg. The key, is finding a quality pest control technician that you feel comfortable with and does a job that is up to or exceed your expectations. To do this, we've listed the top factors to keep in mind when looking to hire a pest control technician.

Hiring Pest Control Technicians

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Ask for Pest Control Technician Referrals

One of the first few places to start when you're looking to hire pest control technicians is your friends, neighbors and co-workers. You'll want to ask them if they know of a pest control company that they have hired before that they would recommend or refer.

If you have a specific issue with your chemical controls, like rodent infestation, you can ask for referrals of pest control companies that they know of that have helped them with their rodent infestation or whatever other issue you are having (ie. termite infestation, pigeons infestation, cockroach infestation, ant infestation, etc.)

Hire a Pest Control Technician

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Reviews of Pest Control Technicians

After checking out references that you received for pest control technicians, you'll want to check online reviews. You should be able to find online reviews for just about any pest control technician in your local area. This can very helpful, but can also be overwhelming and misleading at times. Here are a few guidelines to help you as you sift through all of the reviews:

An overwhelmingly positive or negative review of a pest control technician could be a sign of a fake review- so take that into considerations.
Make a special note of pest control technicians that have received a great deal of reviews. A lot of reviews combined with 4.5 to 5 stars is a big sign that the pest control company got those legitimately.
Keep an eye out for reviews that compare their experience with other pest control technicians. Giving these details adds validity to the reviewer who has actually hired a local pest control technician.

Here are a few examples of valid reviews of pest control technicians:

"A painless process from start to finish. Twin was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. The estimate was both lucid and comprehensive. The work was done professionally and on time. Who could ask for anything more?"

"Excellent service, prices and work. No more pigeons on my roof! Gave an estimate of job, explained what to expect and showed up on time to button up roof in professional manner. Highly recommend this company to rid your property of pigeons without poison, or trapping! A+, Awesome!"

"They were totally professional. I was having problem with the bird coming back and they would follow up with no extra charge to ensure the work was done properly. I was so impressed that I hired them for other pest problems I am having. I would highly recommend them for any pest control problem. They also did clean up once the birds were gone"

Hiring Pest Control Technicians

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Always make sure the pest control technician is using the proper tools and a specialized pest control software program custom to the industry.

Pest Control Technician References

Once you have gathered referrals and checked online reviews of the pest control companies, you want to call the company directly and ask them for at least 2 recent references. These should be from customers they have completed work for within the past month. Also, you can ask for references for specific issues like termite infestation, rodent infestation, pigeons infestation, ant infestation, cockroach infestation or just general chemical control issues. Here are some questions you could ask the pest control technicians' references:

What work did the pest control technician do for you? A small chemical control issue or big chemical control issue will give you insight as to the scale of the project. Was it for pigeons infestation, cockroach infestation, termite infestation, ant infestation, rodent infestation or just general chemical control issues?
Did the pest control technician provide a contract with details of the work? Did they provide what methods will be used, possible issues, etc.
How was the staff that completed the pest control work? Professional, clean, friendly? Ask about the things that you care about.
Was the pest control work completed per the agreed upon budget?
How were the pest control technicians results? Did they meet or exceed your expectations?
Would you hire the pest control technician again?
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Licensed and Insured Pest Control

When hiring a Pest Control Technician, that last think you want to do is hire one that is not a legitimate business and has no license and insurance. Just because you know that Pest Control companies should be licensed, bonded and insured, don't take this for granted.

Pest Control Technicians that do not have a license will most likely try to cut corners because they understand that they are not as accountable for their work. In fact, it's illegal for them to operate without a license.

Professional pest control companies will have no problem showing you all the necessary documents, licenses and insurance to operate their business.

Final Notes on Hiring a Pest Control Technician

Hiring a pest control technician can be challenging at first, but using these tips above should get you started in the right direction. And keep in mind that it could take a couple different pest control technicians that you hire before finding that perfect one- and when you find that perfect one, don't let them go!

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