It can be daunting choosing a pest control company at the best of times.
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 22, 2013
City & Country Pest Control (http://www.cityandcountrypestcontrol.com), the leader in residential, industrial, and commercial pest eradication and humane wildlife and bird removal, is releasing its top tips for hiring a pest control company.
“It can be daunting choosing a pest control company at the best of times,” says Horacio Parreira, owner of City & Country Pest Control. “For the most part, however, when people look for a pest control company, they generally need one right away. Unfortunately, this sense of urgency can often lead people into choosing a pest control company that may not be best suited to their needs.”
While it might seem like a good idea to hire the first big-name pest control company that turns up in a search engine query on Google, Horacio explains, it’s important to remember that they have a high employee turnover rate, which can significantly affect the quality of service.
How can consumers be sure that the pest control company they hire will do a good job? Before anyone chooses a pest control company, the experts at City & Country Pest Control think there are a number of questions a customer needs to ask.
“It’s important to find out if the company and their staff are licensed. Just because pesticides are regulated by both the federal and provincial governments in Canada doesn’t mean there aren’t unskilled do-it-yourself companies out there using off-the-shelf products that can actually make pest problems worse,” Horacio notes. “It’s also important to find out if the company’s employees take continuing education courses to keep up with the most recent advancements in the ever-evolving pest control industry.”
According to Horacio, companies that provide a wide range of pest control services are more experienced in handling a variety of pest control issues. That’s why it’s important to ensure the chosen pest control experts have experience handling everything from ants, bedbugs, cockroaches, fleas, and wasps to birds, rodents, bats, raccoons, and skunks. In the end, it’s better to have one company with experience in dealing with a variety of pests.
A further consideration when hiring a pest control company, according to Horacio, is to verify that it has commercial liability insurance and Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage. Not being adequately insured means a homeowner could be held liable for any injuries a worker sustains, or damages done to the property. Unfortunately, many pest control companies in the Greater Toronto Area do not have commercial liability insurance or WSIB coverage, Horacio notes.
City & Country Pest Control is a member in good standing with the National Pest Management Association International, the Canadian Pest Management Association, and the Structural Pest Management Association of Ontario.
“People must make sure the pest control company they’re hiring has experience working with commercial, industrial, and residential properties; this means they have a thorough understanding of how to get rid of pests,” Horacio adds. “Ultimately, people need to get as much detailed information as they can on any pest control company they’re considering. The more information the company provides for their customers, the better.”
“For example, does the pest control company have a strong online presence? A pest control company with an informative corporate web site, blog, social media presence, press releases, and positive reviews is more trustworthy than firms with little or no information,” Horacio concludes.
Fully licensed by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and fully insured, City & Country Pest Control has been successfully providing pest eradication and humane animal and bird removal for residential, commercial, and industrial clients since 1989. Serving clients in the GTA, Golden Horseshoe, Southwestern Ontario, and all of Durham region, City & Country Pest Control prides itself on its quality work, personalized customer care, effective and proactive pest control programs, and exceeding its customers’ highest expectations.
For more information on City & Country Pest Control, visit the company’s web site at http://www.CityandCountryPestControl.com, contact them by e-mail at sales(at)cityandcountrypestcontrol(dot)com, or call (905) 455-1102.