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What to Consider When Looking for Pest Control

Posted on January 29th, 2016 by Knockout Pest Control


Having your home or business become infested with pests is a terrible thing that sadly happens all too often. Rather than trying to rid these pests yourself, it is always recommended to hire a professional in order to completely remove the infestation. When looking for a pest control company there are many things you should take into consideration.

Does the company have insurance and are they bonded? This is very important because without either of these, that company is not liable for any damages to your property. Check to see if this information is listed on their website and ask again when you call to inquire more information.

Ask Around
Just because a company says they’re the best doesn’t mean you should believe them. Ask your friends, relatives, and neighbors if they recommend a specific company. When you find a few different companies, head to their websites and check their reviews, see if they’ve won any awards, and if they hold any special certifications.

Price Tag
If one company is charging more money for a service than another one is, the cheaper option may not be the better choice. Sometimes a cheap price correlates to a cheap service. A termite problem that requires months of work is something that should be invested in.

A professional pest control company will not begin treatment of an infestation without first listening to the client. Afterwards, an inspection and evaluation of the property should be done. Only after this should the pest management process begin. A company that doesn’t listen can’t effectively treat the problem.

Yes, it is possible for a lot of companies to exterminate an infestation. However, there are many types of pests that do not go away after a single treatment. A credible company will let you know this in advance and will not stop serving you until you are 100% satisfied.

Infestations can ruin homes and businesses so picking any lackluster company just won’t cut it. If you’re looking for the best of the best then you may want to consider Knockout Pest Control. Head to our website or call up; you’ll find that we can meet all of your expectations. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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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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