Understanding The Differences in Pest Control Companies

When it comes to picking a professional pest control company, there are some factors to consider. Hiring local pest control services definitely has benefits. First, we’re big proponents of supporting local business in general. From restaurants to service providers and everything in between. Local businesses are invested in your community.

A local bed bug company is also likely the more affordable, effective and available option. Big corporations have big overhead, call centers and arrival windows. They are passing that cost on to customers. Lastly, a local business has a vested interest in a quality service. Bad feedback or a bad customer experience has a catastrophic impact. The big corporations can bury or ignore it, but small businesses simply can’t risk it.

Lastly, bed bugs are not your typical pest. General pest control tactics just simply don’t work. Hiring an experienced, full service bed bug company is always the best choice.

With all of that said, obviously not ALL big box services are bad. They certainly have a place. And certainly drum up enough business to become household names. However, in bed bug pest control particularly, the structure of the big box companies can cost you big.

A Small License Lesson

You might be shocked to find out that the person you are relying on to be an expert on bed bugs doesn’t need anything more than a driver’s license. As you can see in the actual help wanted ad, a driver’s license is all that is required. No experience needed!

The way this works is by having the technician work under the company’s license. The problem with this process is that the new hire has completed training, but not nearly as extensive as a licensed applicator.  And certainly not the same as a bed bug expert.

So in other words, you’re paying big money for someone with little experience. That person comes into your home to treat, and you’re throwing money out the window.

While located locally, there is a big difference from an experienced local pest control service vs. a basic service technician!

When you go with a local company, especially a full service bed bug company, you’re getting expert service and support.

Hiring Local Pest Control – Individually Licensed Experts

This is where the important difference is between local pest control companies and the big players. For example, at our company we have an individually licensed service technician completing our bed bug treatments.

We are licensed to do the application. You deal with the same person from start to finish. Every phone call, every appointment.

If you’re considering reaching out for some assistance with a bed bug problem, be sure to make certain that the professional in your home is properly licensed, as well as adequately insured.  Local pest control is an affordable option! This will help protect you and your family from possible problems associated with unqualified and inexperienced service technicians.

Individually licensed applicators have undergone extensive training, testing and annual education to maintain their knowledge in the industry.  These are the people you want treating your home, answering your questions and ultimately – Getting rid of your bed bug problems.