There are a lot of pest control companies in the United States. That's because there are a lot of pests. And pest control isn't just something that makes life more comfortable. It is essential protection for health and property. When bugs and wildlife encroach, they can damage wood, eat away at clothing, leave stains, deface photos, consume important sections of financial documents, and more. Many pests spread harmful bacteria, pathogens, and parasitic worms. And the wrong bite from the wrong bug can lead to lifelong health issues, such as Lyme disease, which is incurable in its latter stages. Choosing the right pest control company is important. So, how do you do it when there are so many to choose from? Here are some things to consider.
When you make a big purchase, what do you usually do to reduce your chances of buying something that is horrible? You look at the reviews, right? Why not do that when looking for a pest control company? At Modern Pest Control, we like getting direct feedback from our customers because it helps us serve them better, but sometimes our customers take to social media to leave feedback that the whole world can see, like here at Google. It isn't easy to maintain a high ranking on social media. It takes dedication on the part of the pest management professionals and the staff who field complaint calls to make sure customers are cared for. If a company shows a dedication toward customer service, it is usually a good indication that they are dedicated in other important areas.
3rd Party Recognition
Every pest control company brags about how professional they are, but how can you know for sure? The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has made it easy by offering QualityPro Certification. When you see the QualityPro symbol on a pest company's website there are a few things you can know: that company has met and exceeded the qualifications set forth by the NPMA for business operations, environmental stewardship, consumer relations, and employee education. We think this is a great way to find a trusted pest control provider, especially since our team has done all the hard work to earn this distinct honor.
A big difference between a professional and someone who "sprays and prays" is the availability of structured programs that group pests together. Pros know that many bugs can be treated with the same products or methods. They use this knowledge to streamline pest control plans so that you're not paying through the nose for every pest you're dealing with. For example, when we get a call from someone in Houston who is dealing with earwigs and silverfish, we may direct them to invest in our Modern Plus pest control program. This is year-round protection from these two pests but bundles in protection for other important bugs such as cockroaches and ants, which can spread illness inside a home. When we get a call from someone in Cypress for termite control, we'll suggest our Signature pest control program because it covers all of the pests in our Modern Plus program and adds termite control and management of important yard pests such as fleas, fire ants, and spiders.
There is a complex ecosystem around your home. Managing that ecosystem, so that those bugs, rodents, and wildlife don't get inside your home, takes experience. Make sure the company you choose has been doing the job for a while. At Modern Pest Control, we've been protecting homes in Katy, Texas, and the surrounding area for over 65 years. In that time, we've made our share of mistakes and learned from them. The last thing you need is to deal with the mistakes of a young, inexperienced pest control company, especially when it comes to destructive insects such as Formosan subterranean termites. When choosing the right pest control company, look under the "about us" section of the company's website to find out how old it is.
If you live in Houston, Katy, Bellaire, Friendswood, Missouri City, or one of the other many areas we service, contact us for a free inspection. The QualityPro team at Modern Pest Control would love to serve you with industry-leading residential pest control.