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Tips for Hiring a Pest Control Service in Southern California

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Tips for Hiring a Pest Control Service in Southern California

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As you might suspect, there are several companies in the Southern California region that offer pest control. Riverside, Temecula, Murrieta and Escondido residents have many choices when they need to get rid of termites, ants, flees, bees, spiders, snails, rodents, gophers, birds, or other sorts of pests that may be causing damage and nuisance to their homes. And, of course, every company claims to be the leader in pest control. Temecula, Riverside, Murrieta and Escondido residents have more than their fair share of choices. In order to find the best pest control company for your needs, here are a few simple tips to follow:

Don’t Fall for Door-to-Door Salespeople

When it comes to pest control, Murrieta residents and others throughout the Southern California region from Escondido to Riverside usually don’t have a lot of time to do online research, call around for quotes, and do other “homework” before hiring someone. So if a salesperson knocks on their door advertising a local pest control company, it may seem like a blessing has fallen from the sky. The fact of the matter is, though, that the most successful companies with the best reputations don’t have to rely on such aggressive marketing. So don’t fall for it.

Look for Value, Not the Cheapest Price

While it may be tempting to choose your pest control service provider based solely on their rates to save a little money, this will likely end up costing you more in the end. On the same note, simply choosing the most expensive company will not necessarily ensure the best service. Finding the right company will take a bit more research. Read the reviews, see what kind of services they offer, and remember that sometimes price can be negotiated.

Get All the Details Before Agreeing

If you think you’ve found the right pest control company at a price that seems reasonable, there are still a few things you’ll want to check before signing on the dotted line. Make sure to read all the fine print and confirm that they are fully insured, certified, and licensed to run this kind of business. Also find out what kind of guarantees they offer on their service, and find out whether the company or at least the lead technician belongs to any recognized professional associations.

Make Sure They’re Safe

One of the last things you should do before allowing a pest control company to service your home or place of business is to check for safety. See what kind of pesticides they use, what the dangers to humans and animals are (especially if you have kids and/or pets), and see what kind of government regulations affect these pesticides. There may also be all-natural products available if you prefer to “go green.”

When in Doubt, Ask Around

You may still be unsure about who to trust when it comes to pest control. Escondido, Temecula, Riverside and Murrieta pest control companies that have been around for a long time have probably serviced a friend, family member, neighbor, coworker or associate of yours – so ask around. A recommendation from someone you trust can often be the best way to go.