In Mobile, AL, if you need professional animal/rodent removal done, you should call Critter Capture at 251-680-5068. That said, what are some things to look for when searching for “the right pest control company?”
First, does the company offer free estimates? It makes sense to get several estimates from different companies and then pick the one you feel most confident and comfortable with, based on a variety of factors. Do some research.
What are some questions to ask a pest control company? How about, “How many years have you been in business?” Is this a newbie or an experienced professional with years in the business? How long have they been serving the area? Are they brand new or have they been serving the needs of community members for decades?
Word of Mouth
Next, don’t be afraid to ask for a list of references. You can call/contact those references and ask them questions. Were they satisfied with their service, or not?
Also, will the person taking the animal away be someone who is licensed and/or certified? Find out if your municipality regulates/verifies pest control companies through such things. In particular, ask about their use of pesticides and at what rates they’d apply such pesticides on your property.
Possible Red Flags
What are some red flags when searching for a pest control company? Does their phone number work? Does it just ring and ring– or do they “never seem to get back to me?” Obviously, you want someone who is responsive to your queries– not someone who doesn’t return calls! Also, be careful with door-to-door salespeople who offer their services– they could be scammers. Also, be wary of those who offer pest control as part of package deals such as tree trimming, with “super low prices.” If it sounds too good to be true it probably is!
Follow Through On Promises
Finally, inquire about a company’s guarantees. You want to make sure they get rid of the animal/pest and that it doesn’t come back. Ask them, “What if such and such happens after you remove it?” See what their response is, and find out if they’d come back for free or charge you more money if something’s “not quite right.”