Look at the credentials of a termite control company before picking one. Termite control companies should have certifications and be members of a state pest control association and the National Pest Control Association. You can also check the Better Business Bureau, reviews and ask for references.
Most termite control companies will have several treatment options, and that’s a good thing, because not all termite problems are the same. Look for a company that has treatment plans that look like they’ll solve your issue. Besides treatment plans, look for companies that will take a proactive approach to guard against further infestation by sealing cracks and gaps around the house that may have led to the infestation in the first place.
You might not have the time to get multiple quotes if you have a termite problem, but if possible, try to get multiple quotes to see how the companies compare. Most determine their price based on the size of the house, level of infestation, the treatment suggested and application amount.
Toxicity of Pesticides
Anyone with children and pets needs to pay attention to the toxicity of the pesticides that a company will use to combat termites. Many companies try to minimize the toxicity of the treatments, but it’s important to know how long you’ll have to vacate the house before it’s safe to return.
Most companies will offer a 30-day guarantee or a satisfaction guarantee, but pay attention to how that gets applied. Some companies will want to have you sign a service contract for an annual fee.