Questions You Should Ask When Hiring a Pest Control Company

Technician helping a homeowner in Marysville WA - Pratt Pest ControlPest control is an issue that requires care and diligence. When you find that there’s been a pest outbreak in your home or yard, you need it to be dealt with quickly and efficiently.

So how do you know who to call? There are probably lots of exterminators in your area that all claim to provide the best service, but you are the one that has to decide which company will do the best work for you. With this in mind, here are some questions that you can ask to make sure you’re hiring the right pest control company:

How safe are your pest control treatments?

Some commonly used pesticides make use of chemicals that could potentially harm innocent animals and plants. Ask a pest control company that you’re considering if their products are:

  • Approved by the EPA
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Competitive with the latest innovations in pest control

At Western Exterminator, formerly Pratt Pest, we make sure to exclusively use environmentally-friendly chemicals in our products so as to never put our customers, their families, or their pets at risk.

How do you determine your treatment plan?

Every pest outbreak requires a different control approach, so ask the companies that you’re choosing between how they consider the needs of their new clients.

Our method starts with an initial inspection. After we assess your property, we draft a plan for our return visit which includes the equipment we need to bring and the steps we need to take to stop your infestation. We will continue to send technicians back over until the problem is resolved and we believe your house is protected from future outbreaks.

Where can I read your reviews?

Transparency is an important quality for any trustworthy company to have. If you can’t easily access an exterminator’s reviews on their website, ask them about how their customers have rated their service.

At Western Exterminator, formerly Pratt Pest, we display our reviews in the bottom right corner of every one of our website’s pages. We currently hold a 4.2 out of 5 star cumulative rating, which accounts for over 50 customers. Our hard work has led to satisfied customers on many occasions, and we will happily work hard to solve your pest problem.

Do you have the right licenses and insurance?

A pest control company that’s worth hiring will be able to show that they have licenses and insurance to validate their claims to professionalism. It’s very important that your trusted exterminator has liability insurance to protect you against any unintended damage that occurs during the extermination process.

What do you do to prevent pests from returning?

A good exterminator stops a pest problem where it started. This entails identifying why it became an issue in the first place. Ask your local exterminators what techniques they use to prevent pests. We at Western Exterminator, formerly Pratt Pest follow IPM (Integrated Pest Management) practices, meaning that we find ways to prevent future pest outbreaks while paying close attention to our environmental impact.

If you’re in the middle of a pest problem, contact us right away. We will quickly put a plan in place to inspect your home, determine the best method of extermination for you, and continue to send out our experts until the pests are gone.