Some pests are very difficult to control. Most people when they discover a pest problem at home try to get rid of the pest straight away without thinking about the cause and effects.
Bed bug is a very difficult pest to control. Choosing a pest control firm is an important decision.
When should I hire a pest control firm?
a. The extent of the bed bug infestation determines when to hire a pest control firm. It is unwise to treat the pest problem when the infestation is established.
b. Where the treatment plan involves the use of restricted pesticides. The pest control professional is licensed to apply restricted pesticides.
c. Your expertise plays a key role. If you lack knowledge about bed bugs and you don’t understand the range of treatment to control the pests it is best to hire a pest control professional.
d. If you are overreacting (panic) to the bed bug problem it is best to hire a pest control professional. You need all your mental faculties working to treat the infestation.
How do I determine which firm to choose?
If after assessing the problem you decide to hire the pest control firm contact, a few firms. Take the same care you would when choosing a doctor to select a reputable firm to control your bed bug problem. Make sure you choose a firm that meets the legal and educational requirements for the job.
a. Interview a number of firms.
b. Be an educated consumer when selecting the firm. Don’t depend on sales pitches and advertising to assess the firm’s credibility.
c. Ask for references and investigate any complaints about the firm.
d. The firm must inspect the property before it gives a price quote or applies treatment.
e. The firm must provide a written inspection report, a treatment plan and how to prevent further infestation.
f. The firm must prepare a quote from inspection findings. Usually, firms don’t charge a flat fee.
g. The firm promotes safety for staff and customers.
h. The firm has adequate plans in place to achieve the objective.
i. The firm provides a written report and action plan of how to prepare for treatment and how to prevent further infestation.
j. The firm’s representative visits frequently until the pest problem is resolved.
k. The firm educates the client on how to prevent bed bug infestation.
l. The firm treats the client with respect.
If you rent a property, tell your landlord about the pest problem.
Before you choose a firm
a. Identify Inoculand pest control and interview representatives from each firm.
b. Speak to friends and families who have used pest control firms in the past.
c. Ask the representative about their approach to training employees and what treatments and techniques they use in bed bug control.
d. Choose a well-established and reputable firm with at least 5 years of experience treating bed bugs.