How To Choose A Pest Control Company

Rodent Guide
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I believe in treating all creatures with respect. My mission is to ensure everyone understands how to protect their home from rodents without using cruel methods.

To start with – DIY rodent control is possible.

I have been guiding folks in rodent infestations for over 20 years. I have even been involved in getting rid of other pest-related issues.

But let’s face it, if you feel overrun by rodents and are not confident that you can handle the problem yourself, it is time to call a pest control company to lend a hand.

How do you choose a pest control company that you can trust?

What questions do you need to ask a pest control company to ensure they will deliver what you need?

I’ve put this guide together to be confident that you are picking the right pest control service to safely, swiftly, and professionally deal with the pest problem.

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10 Questions To Ask A Pest Control Service

When choosing one of the many pest control companies that operate in your area before dealing with your pest or rodent problem, here is the list of questions you should ask.

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1. How Much Is Your Service?

First and foremost, you will want to know the service cost they will provide.

I know they are unaware of the task size until you advise them, but you will want to know the answer to this.

2. How Do you Propose To Deal With The Rodents/Pests?

This question is vital, especially if you are a humane person.

I would want to know that they will be dealing with the rodents humanely. For instance, using glue traps to catch rodents is inhumane, and I would not part company with my cash if a professional pest control company planned to use them.

Any pest control company that uses poison but does not capture the rats will also not be used. When rats consume the poison, there is a risk that they will die in your cavity walls or be eaten by another animal, causing secondary poisoning.

You can humanely complete pest management.

3. Will You Dispose Of The Dead Pests/Rodents?

Most professional pest control companies will remove the dead rodents once they are killed. If the rodents are caught alive, you should ensure the company will deal with them.

4. Are You Licenced?

Pest control companies must be licensed in most countries/states.

You should not use them if they do not have a valid license.

5. Are You Insured?

If any damage occurs to your property due to the methods used by the pest control company, you should be able to make a claim.

Ensuring the pest control company is insured builds confidence in its ability to perform a professional job.

6. How Much Experience Do You Have?

Most pest control companies proudly show off their experience dealing with pest control issues.

If you asked this question, it would be best to build confidence that you are dealing with a professional company.

7. Do You Offer A Guarantee?

When you are faced with a rodent control problem, you want to be assured that you are dealing with a company that will see it through to the end, right?

By asking for a guarantee, you can ensure that your rodent or pest problem will be over when they have finished the job.

Some companies will only offer a guarantee once a pest control technician has been out to inspect your home to gauge the size of the pest control problem.

8. How Can I Stop These Pests/Rodents From Coming Back?

While receiving help from a pest control company, you should increase your knowledge in dealing with pests and rodents.

Tap into their knowledge. After all, they are professionals.

Find out what steps you need to take to stop these pests from returning and causing an infestation. Also, make sure that you implement the advice they give you.

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9. Do You Offer a Safe Solution for Pets And Children?

If you have pets and children, the pest control company will need to offer you a safe technique that doesn’t harm them.

Rodent and pest control techniques might include poison, which is extremely dangerous when consumed by other animals and children.

Make sure cat-safe traps are used if you are cats in your home.

10. What Other Pest Control Companies For You Recommend?

I love this question! It shows the professionalism of a company if they are willing to recommend a competitor.

This is not a selection question, it is more to see how professional they are, and I love to throw people off with this curveball question!

Why It Is Important To Aks These Questions

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Using a professional company means you expect a professional service.

It is essential to ask these questions for the following reasons:

  1. You can be sure they are a responsible company
  2. You can be sure they will not rip you off
  3. No other animals or people will come to harm during the pest control services on offer.
  4. The pest control company will take responsibility for any damages during the service.


Selecting a pest control company doesn’t have to be complicated. First, you have to know the right questions to ask.

It is widespread for rodents and other pests to cause problems in your home or any other property you may have. Use this as an opportunity to learn from the services they offer you. Know and understand the treatment they use to control the pests.

Good luck!


About the Rodent Guide

I’m an expert in do-it-yourself rodent control. For more than 20 years, I’ve dedicated my life to helping people live harmoniously alongside these critters by sharing rodent control solutions that are effective and kind.

I believe in treating all creatures with respect. My mission is to ensure everyone understands how to protect their home from rodents without using cruel methods.

1 thought on “How To Choose A Pest Control Company”

  1. My husband told me this morning that he thinks we have a rodent infestation in our basement. I appreciate you mentioning that it is smart to ask a pest control service about their experience to make sure that you are working with a professional company. We will be sure to hire a pest control service that has many years of experiences and are good at their job.


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