Choosing a pest control company can be particularly tough. There are many choices when it comes to pest control and it’s hard to know which is the right choice. Below you will find some tips on choosing the right pest control company for your home, property and family. If you have any questions, just contact us.

Do Your Research On Pest Control Companies

Start by asking friends, neighbors and family if they have a pest control company or exterminator that they use and recommend. This is often one of the best ways to find a pest control company you will be happy with. Quite often you will also hear about the companies you should stay away from.

Check Pest Control Reviews Online

If that avenue fails to produce an appropriate company to provide pest control, then start looking online at pest control reviews. You want to look for a company that has a large number of reviews as well as the majority of reviews being positive. The BBB is also a decent site to check, although it isn’t the best as they charge their members to be involved in the BBB and will do what it takes to keep those members paying. Every company in the world has a few naysayers, so a couple poor reviews is nothing to worry about, but you want to try to get an overall feeling of the company from their past and present customers.

Location Location Location

Where is the pest control company you are trying to reach located? If you are looking for pest control in Tampa, FL and you are looking into an exterminator based in Jacksonville, FL do you really expect to get the same level of service? There are of course exceptions, but the answer is probably not.

Privately Owned Pest Control Companies

It has been my experience that a locally owned pest control company generally provides better overall service than larger national chains. This is because national chains are giant marketing machines, they don’t care if they lose an account or two, because their giant marketing machine is pulling in new accounts for every account that is lost. A local exterminator has to live in the community he services and understands the benefits of keeping a good name for his business. He also values every single client a bit more than those national pest control chains.

Pest Control Prices

Let’s face it, in today’s economy, pricing is always going to be a factor in any service or product you purchase and it is no different in purchasing pest control service. When doing price comparisons, keep in mind that you want to ask as many questions as possible in order to accurately compare apples to apples. Some pest control companies offer guarantees of their service, this can be a large added value since you won’t be paying to have the same service redone. Exterminators have a wide variety of services from one-time pest eradication to ongoing services to stop and prevent future pest infestations. Both have their merit depending on your particular situation.


I hope you found these pest control tips helpful. Researching a pest control company can take a little bit of time, but when you find the right company to provide pest control services to you, it is certainly worth the time and effort. If you are interested in finding out more information on exterminators and pest control please visit