If you’re trying to figure out how to choose a pest control company, you are not alone. There are nearly 29,000 pest control companies registered in the United States. But, others haven’t taken the legal route required to open up shop. Keep reading as Alder Pest Control, which serves Rogers, AR, and the surrounding areas, answers a few common questions to guide you as you make this important decision.
Q: How do I know if my selected pest control company is licensed?
Alder Pest Control: Contact your state Department of Agriculture. This government organization keeps records of all state-licensed and certified technicians and applicators. You also want to ask your technician to show their ID and credentials when they arrive at your home. Your pest control agency should further have copies of both their license and pesticide labels and present them at request.
Q: What are some ways to check reviews of pest control companies and whether or not they have complaints filed against him?
Alder Pest Control: For reviews, simply Google based on your location. For example, “pest control, Rogers, AR” will bring up a list of companies in this area. You can then look for these providers’ reviews on Google, Yelp, and other review platforms. If you are interested in researching current and prior complaints, contact the State Attorney General’s Office, the Better Business Bureau, or your state’s Department of Agriculture.
Q: My service technician doesn’t want me to be home during my treatment. Is this normal?
Alder Pest Control: Yes, depending on the service. If you’re having brown recluse treatment, they might ask you to leave to keep you from breathing in the dust. Further, your applicator may insist that there are no children or pets present in the areas being treated for at least a few hours. If you have an aquarium or terrarium, you may also be asked to cover these with plastic and cut the power to the air pump.
Q: There are several door-to-door pest control companies in Rogers, AR. Should I use one of these?
Alder Pest Control: While it is not unheard of for a legitimate and respectable pest control company to canvass neighborhoods, these are often scammers seeking to take advantage of the elderly. If you do choose to go with someone that shows up at your door unannounced, verify that they are licensed before you allow them into your home. Ask for a business card, and check to see if their telephone number is working. You’ll also want to ask for identification and up-to-date credentials. Steer clear to anyone using scare tactics, such as telling you that your neighbor has a significant spider, mouse, termite, ant, or cockroach problem.
Even if you’ve never seen a bug in your house, rest assured that they are there. While this is simply part of living in the south, you do not want insects and rodents getting too cozy in your home. But, before you just allow anyone into your house, ask lots of questions, confirm that they are licensed, and don’t forget to check their references.
Alder Pest Control serves Rogers, AR, and the surrounding areas. Call us at 479-802-0087 now to speak with one of our experienced pest control consultants.