When you have a serious pest infestation problem in your home, it is time to call a professional pest inspector to solve the problem. Surely, you won’t let an AC contractor, painter, or builder enter your home without checking their credentials. Similarly, there are many things to consider when hiring a home pest control provider to solve your pest infestation problems. Here are six of the most important questions to ask such a professional before letting him enter your property:

1. Are You Fully Licensed for Using Pesticides and for Pest Control Activities?

Licensed pest control inspectors are fully trained and qualified to safely handle pesticides and identify pests in your home and their habitats. They know which pesticide to use for each pest on your property. In fact, they have the relevant experience to formulate an overall management plan to eradicate pests from your property.

The NSW Government WorkCover Authority issues pest control licenses for residential and commercial premises in New South Wales. They also authorise the use of fumigation methods for certain pest problems. Roofer Ashley Boxhall from AMB Roofing Melbourne has needed pest management services in his line of work. “You should choose only licensed pest controllers and ask them what pesticides they are using, and whether these products cause problems for pregnant women, infants, pets, and people with asthma and certain allergies.”

2. Ask About Their Insurance Cover

The right pest control provider should have full insurance for property damage, personal accidents, and injuries. Although the chances of such damages or injuries are quite low, you should be cautious and work with an insured provider to avoid such risks. “No matter the trade you should always confirm that insurance is in place to cover any accidents that may occur,” says Sydney Pool Tradesman Bill Pantazis.

3. Are You Experienced In Dealing With The Type Of Pests On My Property?

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all type of treatment for pest elimination. The treatment will differ depending on the type of pest on your property. For example, if you have cockroaches on the property, you will need a specific type of treatment compared to the treatments for termites, rodents, spiders, wasps, and bed bugs. The right pest control inspector should have experience in dealing with the type of pests on your property.

4. What Should I Do Before You Begin The Process?

Do you have to leave the house before they begin the treatment? Should you move the furniture and other items in the house for the pest control provider to treat the problem? You should get all this information as early as possible so that you can be prepared when the pest control inspector arrives at your home.

5. Is Further Treatment Required?

One treatment may not be enough for certain types of pests. Ask the provider if there are any additional treatments to get rid of the pests in your home. Canberra flooring specialist David Chapman has dealt with his fair share of termite problems when replacing floors. “When it comes to problems such as termites, clients think one job is enough to fix the problem forever, but then, 5, 10 or even 15 years down the line, they are dealing with the same problem, if not worse from a lack of pest control maintenance”.

6. What About Guarantees?

A reliable pest controller should offer warranties or guarantees. Don’t forget to ask this before you hire the person for the job.

Peace of Mind Pest Control offers free assessments, estimates, and warranties. We provide effective pest control in the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed Coast area. Contact us today for more information.