Pest animals can be disruptive in many areas of your life and can create costly damage in your home or workplace. Pests are detrimental to some businesses. If you have regular health inspections you could fail or even worse it could result in prosecution and business closure.
Australia’s Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre undertakes a yearly study estimating pest animal damage. Current outbreaks of pest animals such as mice are costing Australia about $1 billion a year due to reduced agricultural productivity.
Pest animals are a huge problem in areas like Wollongong. Getting rid of unwanted pest colonies or bugs in your home or workplace is hard especially without the assistance of a professional company. However, hiring pest control in Wollongong can be daunting. How can you be sure that they will do a good job?
So before you jump into hiring someone, there are some questions that you need to ask and guidelines that you need to know about.
1. Proper License of Both the Company and the Technical Staff
If you are entrusting the condition of your home or workplace to a stranger the first thing that you need to know is whether their license is current, including the license of the technical staff who will handle the job.
A pest control company providing you with an up to date license is the most basic assurance that you are dealing with a reputable and credible company.
2. Insured and Bonded Technical Personnel
It is essential that the people who are going to eradicate your pests are insured and bonded.
Although every pest control personnel are required to follow standard operating procedures, accidents may happen and damage may occur while professionals are doing their job. It is necessary that those who are handling the job be bonded in case damage to your home or workplace may occur. Your insurance will not simply pay you for damage caused by neglect of another. So it is reassuring if the company has bonded staff.
3. Degree of Competence
How do you know if the company you have hired is competent enough to provide you with the service that you need?
Competent pest control companies do not simply tell you the problem and provide an outline of what they know. They do inspections and gain an understanding of the root cause of the problem.
There might be multiple problems like several pests in different areas. You may only see one site getting affected but professionals will check everywhere. With that, competent pest control companies can give you a complete program including:
- A list of pests that needs to be controlled or exterminated
- The extent of the problem to your home or building
- The form of pest control to be done like spraying or placing baits or traps
- The chemicals or pesticides to be used
- The potential adverse effects to health if any and solutions in case of poisoning associated with any ingredients used
- Alternative solutions for chemical use if any
- Special instructions for ongoing work within the house or building
- Expected results and recommendations for long-term solutions in order to minimise future problems
4. Quality Service at an Affordable Price
One of the many concerns of home and building owners is the cost of service. Some companies provide an affordable price but sacrifice the quality of service. A professional pest control company, at an affordable cost, will be able to extend an excellent service and more.
If you have questions, DNA Pest Control is fully committed in delivering a prompt response. You can call us or send us an email.