When you have an infestation on your hands, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not the pest control company you call is qualified to exterminate those pesky pests. Ideally, cockroaches, rodents, and pests of all kinds will be exterminated in just one or two treatments.
In this article, we’re going to teach you exactly which questions you should ask pest control companies—and the other things you can do to ensure you’re getting a qualified exterminator to get rid of your infestation.
Most pest control companies will use a variety of techniques to exterminate pests. These include the use of bait traps, sprayed pesticides, and more.
Ideally, your pest control company will use integrated pest management (IPM). Instead of simply focusing on exterminating the existing infestation, IPM equips exterminators, homeowners, and business owners with the tools and techniques needed to stop future infestations. This may involve blocking holes with wire mesh, storing food in containers, and other techniques.
You’ll find it hard to get an exact quote over the phone; your exterminator will need to visit the premises to better understand the extent of the infestation. Nonetheless, you should be able to get an average price range over the phone and more specific pricing in person.
It’s important to compare pricing between multiple pest control experts before choosing one company. Remember the lowest price isn’t always the best service and that the best pest control company for your needs will mix reasonably priced services with high-quality work.
In Manitoba, exterminators need a Pesticide Applicator Licence to be legally allowed to apply pesticides in a home or business. Ensure that you’re working with a licensed pesticide applicator for any extermination involving pesticide application. This is the only pest control licence needed in Manitoba.
These licences are relatively easy to obtain, so it’s a good idea to go a step further and ensure that your pest control professional is associated with one of any number of Manitoban and Canadian pest control associations. These include:
These companies are always hiring and training exterminators with valid application licences. This means when an exterminator visits your home or business, they’ll be a licensed technician.
This one’s simple enough—check where the pest management company is headquartered. We recommend choosing a company headquartered in or near Winnipeg; we have our own specific pest control problems in the city, and a local exterminator is going to know exactly how to deal with those problems.
Companies that have been in the business for over a decade are going to have a proven track record of success. The pest control business isn’t easy, and exterminators who can’t provide consistent results end up going out of business fairly quickly.
You can find reviews on Google, Yelp, Facebook, and more. We highly recommend checking the Better Business Bureau for any complaints; companies with an A+ rating have an excellent reputation and are likely to exterminate pest infestations quickly and efficiently.
As a reputable pest control company with over a decade of experience, we’ll solve your pest problem in no time. We’re local, located just minutes outside of Winnipeg. Need to get pests under control? Call Gilles Lambert Pest Control today!