(HealthDay News) — Pests are a nuisance and may be a health hazard. But you’re not doing your family any favors by using toxic chemicals inappropriately.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends:

  • Get estimates from several recommended companies in your area. Ask questions about their processes.
  • Ask how long each company has been in business at the current location, and check to see if there have been complaints filed against the company.
  • Request a list of references.
  • Ensure that technicians are licensed and certified to use pesticides correctly.
  • Request a copy of pesticide labels and how much is applied during treatment.

6 thoughts on “Health Tip: Choosing a Pest Control Service

  1. I’m grateful for your advice about hiring a pest control company. I definitely agree that we should look after the chemicals that they’ll be using. Just let me share a simple tip that searching online is your best source if you need a well-experienced pest control company near you. However, when browsing online, review all the reviews; don’t just jump and stop at the nearest service provider you can find.

  2. I like your suggestion to make sure that the technicians are certified and licensed to use pesticides correctly. Recently, I keep on seeing spiders trapped in my bathtub, and I am kind of sick of it because I’m scared of spiders. So I’ll have to look for a licensed pest control service to come out and take care of it for me.

  3. I have noticed a few issues in our home with rodents and I am looking for a pest control company to come and take care of the problem as soon as possible. You make a great point that you should get estimates from several companies so that you can compare their prices and services. Also, I will make sure to find out how long each company has been in business because this shows that they are experienced and reputable in the community.

  4. It really helped when you said that then the technicians of the company should be certified and licensed. I think that is true because it will assure me that they have undergone the right training. We just needed the bed bugs in our mattress to be removed which we acquired when we stayed in a transient house last weekend.

  5. Thank you for this article because it’s really informative, I love reading your article and I hope that I will read some more about this stuff.

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