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.

Source: HealthDay

10 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.

  6. I appreciate how you point out the need to get a list of references from a pest control company before deciding on who to work with. I want to get my house sprayed in the near future, so this is definitely good to know. How many references would you recommend I check up on?

  7. Thanks for pointing out that it is advisable to check their experience and reputation by looking at their facility and checking online. I will follow your advice now that I need their help to get rid of the cockroaches in our house. We started noticing them when the rain came last night. One of them even flew in my direction which really freaked me out.

  8. You make a lot of good tips on how to find a pest control service. It would make sense to ask for their references and check them in order to know they are qualified. My husband and I are looking for someone to get rid of the mosquitos in our yard, so we’ll have to check their references first.

  9. It’s true that pests like grubs can be a nuisance to a home. I think I will hire a pest control service after I get some estimates for their lawn services. Hopefully, they can provide me a list of references that I can look at so that I’ll know if they’re experienced with dealing with grubs.

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