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Choosing a Pest Control Company—How to Know Who Is Best of the Best

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by Knockout Pest Control

How to Choose a Pest Control Company

choosing-a-pest-control-companyChoosing a pest control company isn’t easy. They all say they are the best. But how do you really know? What criteria should you consider? Get past all the claims and look at the unbiased third party ratings, standards and reviews.

Better Business Bureau:  Knockout is accredited
The Better Business Bureau accredits company based on standards of trustworthiness, validated truth of claims, record of honoring promises, responsiveness to customers, and safeguarding the privacy of customer data.

Quality Pro Standards: Knockout has been certified since 2009
Fewer than 10% of pest management companies have earned Quality Pro certification by the National Pest Management Association. Companies achieving this designation are pioneers in pest control methods and are standard-setters in customer service:

  • Employee screening, hiring practices, and comprehensive background and reference checks
  • Rigorous financial responsibility criteria
  • Service vehicle and employee appearance requirements
  • Job safety and environmental stewardship obligations regarding pesticide handling and use
  • Integrity, accuracy and clarity in marketing, advertising and warranty conditions
  • Provision for comprehensive technician training in integrated pest management including inspection, pest identification, establishment of threshold levels for pest activity, appropriate application of control and management measures, and effectiveness evaluation

Green Pest Management Innovation:  One of only 135 companies in U.S. certified GreenPro: LEED certification track record
Caring for the environment is an important to the health of your family, pets and employees—and is the right thing to do for the community. When choosing a pest control company Look for companies certified as GreenPro by the National Pest Management Association. Involvement with U.S. Green Building Council and documented LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) shows commitment and knowledge of methods.

Customer Service Awards:  Angie’s List Super Service Award for 8th Year
Third party aggregation of customer reviews and ratings will give you a non-biased view of how companies treat their customers and the results they achieve.

Local Knowledge/Local Commitment: Knockout Has a 40 Track Record of Serving Customers and the Community
Look for experts in the pests and local variations in species in the New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland County. Local involvement and civic commitment helps build our community.

Knockout is a proud member of the following trade organizations


Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.


The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.


The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.


The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.


CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.


GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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