When hiring pest control companies in New Jersey, or anywhere else for that matter, the first thing you want to do is be sure that they are qualified. These days, many homeowners will go off any seemingly reputable pest control company out there that is local to them, just because they have a good looking website. The truth is, there are some individuals who feel that they can get over on uninformed folks who just want to rid their home of rodents or insects. And, in the end, the consumer gets a pest control “company” who does a very subpar job on their residence.
How, then, can you be sure if you are getting a company that is truly professional and will do a good, thorough job? There are a few concrete ways to distinguish between who is real and fake when it comes to pest control companies. Firstly, you can always do some homework beforehand, such as finding out if the people you hired are a part of any state or national organizations for pest control. It is fairly easy to find out, and once you do you will feel a lot safer hiring them to come eliminate the vermin from your home.
For example, in The Garden State, there is NJPMA, the New Jersey Pest Management Association. To find out if the company whom you are considering is legitimate, first visit their website. Look to the top of the page and find the section labeled “Professional Directory”. Click on it, and a page will pop up that has the letters A through Z near the top. This is an alphabetical listing of each and every qualified pest control company in this state. For example, our company is on this exact page, at this link. If the person you were about to hire isn’t there, forget about letting them work in your home…it could be dangerous!
For even more peace of mind, you can go a step further to be sure that the company you hire is a part of a national organization, like we are. This is the place where all the state organizations are who are reputable, reliable, and recognized across America as the premier pest control companies in the country. This site is also easy to navigate if you are a customer who is looking forward to ridding your home of pests. But, to make it easy on you, the NJPMA is listed here.
There are more practical but very important things you should also be aware of before hiring a company. One of them is to know what the magnitude of the infestation itself is. You want a professional who is going to be honest with you about how bad of a pest problem your home has, not someone who will try and make it seem worse simply because they feel they’ll be able to charge you more in the end. They should also be able to let you know how many times per year they will have to come and spray in order to keep the infestation under control if there is a chance that the vermin can return. This way, you know roughly how much everything will cost in the beginning before you sign any contract.
Speaking of the contract, know the specifics of it, and make sure that the company is not telling you one thing verbally while the actual paperwork reads slightly different. For example, if the pest control company makes you a guarantee, you need to be sure that you know what it entails, as well as how long it will be in effect.
Lastly, you need to be sure that the company you hire has liability insurance. Although there may be a somewhat minor chance that anything will get damaged or that anyone will be injured during the job (if the company is experienced), there is still always the possibility that something can go wrong. Insurance is to protect you as well as the company. They should care enough about their workers to be sure they have it. And, as the customer, you should care enough about the persons and/or things in your household (furniture for example) to be sure and take a moment to ask for proof of insurance.
Professional Termite and Pest Control in Jersey City, NJ is now in it's second generation of ownership. With more than forty years of experience, and a reputation of going above and beyond for our clients, we have become known locally as the "go to exterminator" who can solve really tough pest infestations.