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How to Hire a Pest Control Company

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If you encounter a pest control problem; rather than trying to control the infestation yourself, hire a professional pest control company.  When you do need to hire a pest control professional, keep the following considerations in mind:

Are the business and technicians licensed and insured?

Pestcheck Services Limited is a licensed and insured pest control company in BC. Our business holds a Pesticide Use Structural-General licence with the BC Ministry of the Environment . We also carry general liability insurance and we are registered with WorkSafe BC.

Our technicians all have a Pesticide Applicator in Structural Integrated Pest Management licence. Again, issued by the BC Ministry of Environment.

How much experience and training do your technicians have?

We have a combination of 20 years of experience in pest control services. Training is a key factor in our business and we take it very seriously.

All qualified technicians in BC must receive continuing education. Throughout the year, our technicians receive training.  Training is done through on-the-job experience, webinars and by attending local, national and international pest control conferences.

Do you provide quotes and do you honor them?

Don’t just accept a quote given to you over the phone – it can be wildly inaccurate. Instead, hire a company, like ourselves, that will send a technician to your home to conduct an inspection. After our technician sees the extent of the infestation, he will be able to provide you with a free quote.

Are the products you use safe for people & pets?

Today, pesticides are designed specifically to target insects and rodent pests. These products are regulated by Health Canada. Our technicians follow the strict guidelines of the label.  By doing this, there should be no effect on people or pets.

There are certain pest control applications that will require you and your pets to be out of their home during the treatment. If this is the case for your type of pest treatment, our technician will explain when, why and how long you should be out of your home. Prior to the treatment, you are also provided with a preparation sheet which includes what you should do in your home to assist the treatment.

Do you monitor the situation after treatment?

You should look elsewhere, if a pest control company say they only treat the problem and move on. At Pestcheck, we go beyond this and stay in contact with you. When we are treating the present problem, we will also check for other pests . We also offer tips on how to prevent a re-infestation.  Finally, we can schedule a yearly inspection. We never leave a job with an ongoing issue.

Contact us today for a free quote. We’ll be happy to answer any questions that you might have! You can also read our Frequently Asked Questions.

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