The last thing you want is pests invading your home. They’re more than just annoying: They can cause health problems, such as hantavirus and leptospirosis; damage your home; and make you feel unclean. You can prevent them from entering by removing conditions that attract them, such as clutter, stagnant water and possible pest shelters and food. But when you find that pests have taken over, a professional pest control service can help.
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When choosing a pest control company, it’s important to do your homework. Look for a licensed company, which you can confirm by calling your state Department of Agriculture. Ask for references, and read customer reviews online. Also, look for a pest control company that offers service guarantees. These typically include free re-treatments and repair of termite damage, for example.
A reputable pest control company will take the time to inspect your home before offering an estimate. A company that tries to quote you over the phone without an inspection is likely trying to take advantage of you. A good pest control company will provide you with a detailed plan and the exact price of treatment upfront, so there are no surprises down the road.
The best pest control services will have a long history of success and positive customer reviews. Truly Nolen, for instance, has been in business more than 100 years and offers specialized treatments for a wide range of common household pests. The company is backed by the Better Business Bureau with an A rating and has 5-star reviews from customers.