When you have a pest problem, it’s important to call in pest control experts. Whether you have an issue with ants, rats, bedbugs, or another type of pest, you may have a number of questions about what the service will entail, or about the professionals themselves and their methods. When you ask these questions before you make use of pest control services, you can rest assured that you will be satisfied with the experience and that the treatment will be efficient and effective. Keep reading to find out the most important questions to ask a pest control professional.

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Are You Licensed?

When looking to hire a pest control operator, it is essential that you ensure that they have a license. Pest Control Licenses ensure that those who use operate pest control businesses have the correct training and knowledge to use pesticides. This is due to the potential risks that come with using these pesticides. To ensure your safety, it is important to know that the pest controller you choose has a license to safely use, handle, and store these pesticides.

What Pests Do You Specialise in?

Different pest control operators can specialise in different types of pests. Some may be more knowledgeable and specialised in the area of certain pests than others. That’s why it is important to choose a pest expert whose expertise can really target the kind of pest you are having an issue with.

What Are Your Pest Control Methods?

If your pest problem is in or around your home, it may be important for you to know and understand the methods of pest control that your chosen pest control operator uses. Will they use a method of chemical control, which means the use of pesticides and insecticides? Or will they employ physical control methods, which means the use of tools, equipment, or machinery to capture or destroy pest animals? Your chosen expert will be able to give you all the knowledge you need to understand why they use the methods that they do.

Do You Offer a Warranty or a Guarantee?

You want to be sure that the pest controller you choose can well and truly take care of your pest problem, so look for a pest control operator that provides a warranty or a guarantee.

How Can I Prepare My Home For Pest Treatment?

Before your pest treatment occurs, it’s important to ask your pest controller how you can prepare your home for the treatment. They can best guide you as to the steps you can take to make sure your house, pets, and family are ready for the experts to come in and do their job. This could include removing food from all benchtops and workspaces, or ensuring that all food is covered, including pet food outside the house. It may also involve closing all the windows in the house before the treatment starts, and ensuring that the workers have access to all necessary areas of the home, for instance, roof spaces and garage spaces.

Are Your Methods of Pest Control Safe?

You might have concerns about whether the use of pesticides in or around your home is safe for you, your pets, or your children. That’s where it’s important to consult the experts and ask the question of your chosen, licensed pest control operator. They have the knowledge and the expertise, as well as the license to safely use pesticides needed to treat your pest infestation. These experts will be able to answer all your safety questions and put your mind at ease regarding the safety of you, your family, and your pets.

What is Your Advice for Avoiding Future Pest Problems?

After completing your pest control treatment, you may have additional questions regarding how to prevent future pest problems. Your pest controller will have the advice and information you are looking for to help keep your home pest-free. For instance, they may give you tips about keeping your kitchen sparkling clean and food covered and put away safely to avoid opportunistic critters like ants or cockroaches. Or they might be able to teach you about warning signs like gnaw marks on skirting boards on furniture that may signal a rat problem very nearby.

Do You Need Professional Pest Control Services?

Look no further than Infinity Pest Solutions. We are here to help with all your pest needs, providing professional pest control services in the Melbourne area. As a proud family-owned business, we specialise in a number of common pests and provide exceptional pest control and management. Our team of pest controllers is fully licensed and trained to keep up to date with all the latest industry developments, standards, and regulations. We also provide a warranty on our pest solutions because we pride ourselves on customer service and the satisfaction of all our customers.

So when you need pest control, call us at 0402 945 187, or fill out our online contact form to get a free quote.