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All Pest Control company's are not equal

Finding the Right Pest Control Company

If you have had a pest problem in your home or place of business then you probably have been exposed to at least one pest control company and probably called several. Truthfully speaking, not all of the companies out there have your best interest at heart. Here's how to figure out who wants to help you succeed and who's looking for a quick buck.

Whether it's your first pest experience or have been burned before, it's hard to put your trust into someone or some company that you hardly know. Your business is your lifeblood, and your home is your castle, and one mishandled approach can cause damage to your customers or your home. This isn't being said to scare you, but to help you realize how much care and attention you should put into finding the right company for you.

For starters, never be afraid to ask questions. Companies should be able to answer all of your questions on the phone or in person in a friendly knowledgable way and not be defensive about it. Don't hesitate to ask about their previous work experiences or their licences and training, it gives you a good idea of who you will be working with and what you can expect from the service. The company that you are considering should be open to talking with you about their approach to solving your concerns for you and what they plan to do. If you feel like they are just giving you a runaround, you should really debate whether they are worth your time or not. Keep in mind that saving money is not the most important aspect of the partnership; you need to get the results you want so that you are as pest free as possible.

Be careful of a company that is too confident. There is no company in the world that can promise you never see a pest of some kind. There is no secret formula to the service, all companies have access to the same chemicals that are strictly governed by the Ministry of the Environment, so it is how ingenious your technician is, how well trained and what their experience has been that will make the difference. If you see a lot of guarantees and big promises, you should stay away from that company. As tempting as it can be, there is a very good chance that they are just trying to overcompensate for what they lack.

It's not bad to see a company that promises to fulfill every need you have, but if things seem to be a little too grand, you might want to take a step back before jumping in.

Chances are pretty good that you will be working on a strict deadline, which means that you should expect the same from the company that you choose to partner with. Ask them what their timeline would be if you were to give them a project and see what their response is like. If you see a history of missed deadlines or vague answers, you might end up waiting for a long time if you go through with the partnership.

It's not fun to play the doubting game and question everyone that has an offer for you, but you need to be prepared enough to spot those that aren't passionate about what they do. Don't just jump on the first good deal that you see.

Whether you choose to partner with Barrier Pest Control or go with someone else for your pest control services, take your time and make the right decision that suits your needs. Barrier Pest Control is a family owned and operated company with over 35 years experience, 5 Ministry of the Environment licences, and training from Purdue University, Sir Sandford Fleming College and the past vice president for the Structural Pest Control Association of Ontario.

Our motto is "old world values - new age technologies" which to us means do what you say you are going to do, don't make promises you can't keep. Treat people with respect, honesty and have integrity in everything you do. Use the most up to date technology to eliminate any concerns while being as environmentally friendly as possible.