Pest infestations can be a headache. In addition to damaging a home’s value and triggering allergies, some pests like cockroaches can spread diseases. Other pests, such as bed bugs, can cause sleepless nights, and fleas can leave itchy red bite marks on exposed skin. Fortunately, professional pest control companies are available to assist with common household pest problems.
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Before hiring a 24 hour pest control company, homeowners should consider how long the company has been in business and whether it has a license to operate in their state. This information is typically available on the company’s website, local reviews and social media sites. It is also helpful to find out if the company has experience in dealing with the specific type of pest that is affecting a home.
The next question to consider is how easy it will be for a pest control technician to access the problem area of a home. For example, if a homeowner has mice in the attic, it will be harder and more time-consuming for a technician to get to the mice than if the issue is a few ants in the kitchen.
Other factors to take into account when choosing a pest control company include its price range, customer service policies and pest treatment guarantees. For example, Orkin offers free re-treatments if pests return between scheduled appointments and a money back guarantee. In addition, the company provides a comprehensive online pest library and is an active participant in environmental education.