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5 Things To Ask A Pest Inspector

The problem with pests is that they can often be hard to identify. For example, it may be hard to know if you have mice or rats invading, or where the infestation is coming from. You may have trouble identifying the variety of insects you’re dealing with. This is why it’s a good idea to hire a professional pest inspector before committing to a full pest control regime so they can accurately assess the problem.

A pest inspector can help you determine exactly what types of pests you have and what should be done about it. They can also help you determine if you do actually have pests infesting your property or whether they are coming in from outside.

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If you’re thinking of hiring a pest inspector, here are a few things to ask them beforehand. Asking these questions will help you know what to expect from an inspection.

What to ask a pest inspector before hiring them

1. Have you dealt with this kind of problem before?

You’ll want to hire someone who has actually dealt with the problem you’re experiencing. Many pest companies also operate specialist services. Some exterminate all pests, while others may only handle bed bugs or rodents, for instance. Before hiring someone, you should learn if this is the case.

2. Were you successful in dealing with it?

At some point during the conversation, you should directly ask them this question. Listen carefully to their response. It’s a bad sign if the person hesitates. A comptent pest inspector should be able to clearly explain how they dealt with the problem.

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3. How many visits will you need to make?

Inspectors often need to make multiple visits before they can determine what’s wrong. It’s a good idea to determine how many visits you’ll need and how long they will be on the property. It might also be a good plan to find out when they would be available to carry out any remedial work.

4. Do you have insurance?

It’s a good idea to hire someone with insurance. This way you’re protected in all circumstances, and will have greater peace of mind too. Also, people without insurance are often unscrupulous or scam operators.

5. What can I do to stop the problem occurring again?

The pest inspector should be able to provide you with this information. Doing so indicates they know how to prevent pests from returning and were successful in the past. Most reputable pest control firms offer both eradication and pest proofing services.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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