Sometimes, bug spray just isn’t enough. When the bugs just keep coming back, you need to call in the big guns: professional pest control. But sometimes it seems like there are as many South Carolina pest control companies as there are pests! How do you choose the right one? Here are several best practices for finding a quality South Carolina pest control company.
Take Your Time
This may seem counterintuitive, since you want the bugs gone yesterday if not sooner, but consider the penalty of rushing through the process and going with the wrong company. Not only will the bugs come back, but you’ll have wasted time and energy (and money, if they aren’t honest enough to refund you) and be right back where you started. Take the time to do your homework. Get quotes from multiple South Carolina pest control companies. Find the one that works best for you.
Ask For Recommendations
Pest control is one area where people will be happy to tell you which companies have saved their house and peace of mind—and which ones made the situation worse. Ask your neighbors and friends. Check out pest control businesses’ ratings from the Better Business Bureau and the local chamber of commerce. Remember: Word of mouth is worth more than paid advertising any day of the week.
Check The License
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s an important part of due diligence. Any Spartanburg pest control company worth its fees will be licensed to do professional pest control. Make sure that you see the license before you hire anyone.
Read the Fine Print
Before you contract with a South Carolina pest control company, make sure that you know the nature of the pest, how big the infestation is, and what needs to be done to exterminate it. The contract should clearly reflect these needs. Also make sure that the company is insured for property damages in case the extermination process harms your home, and that all insurance guarantees are laid out in the contract.
Many pest control companies will offer amazing bargains up front, or else try to pressure you into a decision (and a payment) on the spot. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you’re uncomfortable with a pressurized sales pitch, you can always walk away. The truly good Spartanburg pest control companies will sell you on their value, not their deals or their sales tactics.
For more information on how to choose a South Carolina pest control company, or to learn about our pest control services, call Thompson Brothers at 828.245.2669
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