How to Choose a Pest Control Company in Providence

Whether you have noticed termite damage in your walls, or have swarms of hornets in your garage, your choice of pest control companies can have a lasting effect. The following tips will help you make an informed choice. Look for a few companies that meet all of these criteria, and then contact them for pricing.

  • Get recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors. Never ask a company for a referral. They will always give you a good one.
  • Look for membership in a professional organization. Membership in the National Pest Management Association and New England Pest Management Association gives companies access to training and current information as well as showing a commitment to the industry.
  • Look for experience. Check how long a company has been in business. Check for complaints with the Better Business Bureau.
  • If they have more than one technician, ask about the quality and the experience of the technician they’ll be sending.
  • Ask what treatments and solutions they will recommend. Look for companies that use Integrated Pest Management. IPM practitioners use a variety of pest management techniques, of which pesticides are only one tool.
  • Are they available nights and weekends? Ask about their service plans, and how emergencies are handled.
  • Do they have low-toxic/green options?
  • Are they insured? Any contractor you hire should have worker’s and liability compensation coverage.
  • Do they have cool trucks?
  • Can they give recommendations on how to help keep homes pest-free?

Shop for value, especially for a termite control treatment or other protection plans. The lowest estimate may not be your best choice. Oh and… always get more than one estimate!

If you are looking for a pest control company in Providence, call us at 401-992-9000.

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Bonus Blog Article

What are the benefits of insects?


Hungry? You can eat bugs like they do on Bizarre Foods, or chomp on honey. Insects are a food source for many people and animals that eventually become our food.

Bees not only create honey, but pollinate crops and wildflowers. Honeybees are responsible for all of the almonds grown in the United States – California farmers pay to have hives shipped out West to pollinate almond orchards every year.

Insects can create products like silk, beeswax, and dyes.

Many beetles are fantastic recyclers and decomposers and help to eat up dead trees, animals, and other detritus that would otherwise pile up without them.

Flies can act as pollinators but have also played an incredible role in forensic entomology: providing estimated times-of-death based on their developmental stage in the corpse.

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