If you live in the greater Seattle area you are going to be subject to the same sorts of pest infestations that plague the resident of any major city in North America. Dealing with these infestations promptly is absolutely essential. Not only can some of the common pests in the area pose serious health risks, but others may also pose a very real risk to the structural integrity of the home and the value of furnishings and other items in the house or apartment.
Ants, rodents, cockroaches and yellow jackets, along with the usual infestations of other potentially dangerous insects/arachnids like spiders all form part of living in the big city.
But the age-old question remains – how do you find the best Seattle pest control specialists?
It’s well known that there are a lot of fly-by-night, so-called ‘professionals’ out there. For some people, the barriers to entry are extremely low. If you are particularly unscrupulous you could set yourself up as a Seattle pest control specialist with very little investment.
So what should you be looking for when you need to make sure that you are actually looking for a company that will get the job done?
Firstly look for a company that has a history of success and the testimonials from clients that is able to back this up. Don’t rely on a testimonial from client ‘X’ on a website – all too often these are creations of a marketing company. Ask for contact numbers and make a couple of calls before signing on the dotted line.
That said – do take a look at the company website. If it is clean and modern and maintained it probably means that the organization is proud of their brand and reputation – always a good sign.
A senior company representative should always be willing to come out to your property and examine the problem in person. Only then will they be able to supply a proper cost estimate for the work that needs to be done. If they are unwilling to do this it’s best to move on.
Finally, make sure that the company has all the paperwork that will give you the peace of mind that they can work with the sometimes dangerous chemicals that may be required to get rid of stubborn infestations.
Be comfortable with your supplier – it’s the best way to avoid sleepless nights.