Choosing a Pest Control Company
There are many pest control companies to choose from. How will you know if you made the right choice?
Many industries help consumers make good choices by qualifying their professions. For example, auto mechanics distinguish themselves from shade tree mechanics by completing the ASE certification; medical doctors, attorneys, and technical staff get certified for unique specialties of medicine or the law; realtors obtain certifications in various categories of real estate…almost every trade group or profession has its own governing body who regulates and promotes excellence within their profession. Think about your profession and what certifications you may have achieved or are working on. Industry certifications are important because they prove the entity and/or the individual is committed to being the best in their field.
Pest Management Certifications
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is equally committed to promoting excellence in the field of pest management and it has many state-level chapters which oversee members. The Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA) is the governing body for the State of Florida. 360PestControl is proud to be a member of both organizations.
A pest management company must undergo rigorous training and testing to achieve the QualityPro certification and it includes employee training, recordkeeping, safe use of chemicals, and background testing of staff.
In addition to the initial recognition of being a QualityPro company, there are rigorous certifications available for specialty areas of pest management such as:
Choosing the Right Company
Choosing a pest control company is easy if you start by short-listing only those companies that are QualityPro certified. When you select a QualityPro certified company, you will automatically know:
- Their company is organized and committed to excellence
- Their employees are trained, and background checked (the standards are high)
- They meet the industry’s highest standards of safety
We know that hiring a pest control company can be confusing and you simply don’t know which company is the best choice. Many people shop for the lowest price, but you should understand that is rarely the best option. Pest control is not a commodity like a toaster; pest control companies are rarely equal. While it may sound attractive to pay a few dollars less per month, please know there is rarely any value in the deal for you. In fact, you will most likely receive inferior service from a minimally qualified technician.
The good news for consumers is there is a minimal price difference between the high-volume/low-quality service companies and a QualityPro certified service company. Typically, you may pay less than $10/month difference and maybe less than that.
As Warren Buffet says, “price is what you pay; value is what you get”.
Call 360PestControl For Pest & Termite Control Services
360PestControl provides pest and termite control services throughout the metro-Jacksonville area including St. Augustine, Lake City, Gainesville, Orlando, Pensacola, and Tampa. We offer SAME-DAY-SERVICE for pest and termite issues. Contact us at (904) 637-1109 to request your service today!