What to Look for in a Pest Inspection Service Company

Your house is one of the most important investments you can make. This is where your family memories will be made, holiday traditions started, birthdays celebrated and most importantly where your family will call home. Because your house takes such a central role in your family's happiness, it is critical that it is free from all pests. If your home's integrity is compromised by rodent or insect activity, it is important that the proper steps are taken to ensure the safety of the home is restored. If your home is compromised, your first course of action should be to hire a pest inspection service company to eliminate the threat. Here are four things you should be looking for as you hire a pest control company.


Expense is one of the primary factors that people consider when deciding on which pest inspection company they will use. You want to make sure you end up getting what you pay for when you hire a pest control company. Many companies on the market seek to sign customers to a long-term contract in the hopes of getting more money. Shop around to make you are getting a fair price for the services that will be performed.


Another factor that you want to look at when you're hiring a pest inspector is their ability to competently perform the job. They should be able to clearly describe their short and long-term plans to eliminate the pests and rodents that are infesting your home. If they are unable to describe their plan in detail, they may not be a good fit. Another consideration that can help establish their competence is their ability to measure and describe the nature of the problem. Are they able to clearly show and define the issues that are occurring in your home? An accurate and detailed assessment will help define their ability to solve the problem.


A crucial point is ensuring that the company you hire is fully licensed. According to the Washington State Department of Agriculture individuals need to be licensed in order to sell, consult, or apply pesticides for residential use. This is critical as many providers will claim that they are licensed when they have not actually passed the licensing exam. Also, reasearch the company to see if it belongs to any professional associations. This is key because it can establish that the company is staying current with industry trends. Such an organization might be the Washington State Pest Management Association.


A fourth factor to consider when it comes to hiring a pest control agency is whether they have enough experience to handle your situation. There may be many companies that operate in your area, however some of those may be inexperienced and unable to handle the important details of your situation with confidence and skill. Be sure to ask any potential bids how many years of experience they have in this industry to see if they can adequately solve your pest or rodent problem.

In closing, there are a number of factors to consider when it comes to hiring a pest inspection service company and a pest control company. You need to be sure the one you hire has the skills and experience to solve your problems. Furthermore, you need to be sure they are licensed in the state of Washington so they can provide the right type of treatment in your home. Contact us at Northwest Termite & Pest Control to see how we can help solve your problem today.