Finding out that you have insects or rodents in your home is never pleasant. It means that you’ll have to spend money and time dealing with this. It’s imperative to choose the right pest control company to do the job, so you can be certain that there’s not going to be a need to go through the whole thing again.

By asking a few right questions you could determine whether the company has the qualification needed to do this important work. Choosing wisely will save you a lot of trouble.

Licenses and insurance

The first thing to ask is whether the business has all the proper licenses and insurance documents. The only right answer is: yes. Otherwise, you shouldn’t use the company regardless of their price or reference list. The license is a proof that the business has a right to do this work in your state. This right is granted by the proper authority and it means that all the safety precisions will be in place and that no one is breaking the law. Insurance covers you in the case of damages that might occur during the work.


According to Team Tim Sherrer, ACE of Expest a pest control company “the customers are the biggest asset of any business”. He says that “ the secret to quality work is meeting the needs of each home owner individually”. The customers also appreciate this kind of approach. That’s why it’s important to ask about the list of references. Former clients will usually remember both the companies that did a good a job and the ones that didn’t. Also, check the site of the company for references that might be found there.

The cost

Pest control companies often use low estimates to attract customers, but the actual cost of the work gets much higher. You should ask directly does the company offer a written quote, meaning the price of the work by square footage or the hour of labor. It’s perfectly fine to ask whether they stick to it because most don’t. If the company doesn’t offer estimates, before they inspect the home, you need to inquire whether the estimate itself is part of the price as well. That way you’ll know exactly how long will the job take and how much will it cost.

Is it safe?

It’s important for the entire process to be eco-friendly and absolutely safe for everyone in your home. You should be able to return to normal day to day life as soon as the work is done. Also, the same should be true for your pets as well. Make sure you ask this and get an affirmative answer before the works start. This is especially true if you have exotic pets like birds and snakes because they will react differently than cats and dogs.


Will the process get rid of all the pests?

This question could be a deal breaker. Every homeowner wants to get the pest control over with and move on. However, this doesn’t mean that you should hire the company that tells you what you want to hear. Sometimes, seasonal preventive pest control might be necessary and it’s best to know if that is the case.

Make sure you investigate the company and its work practices before deciding on who to hire. That way you’ll be sure you’re not wasting time or money.