PUBLISHED ON March 10th, 2015
Think all Oregon and Washington pest control companies do the same thing? Think again. It is not unusual for pest control professionals to have different practices in regards to their approaches and services provided. By knowing when to enlist professional help and what to seek in a contractor, you’ll get rid of your pest problem sooner and save yourself from unnecessary stress.
There are effective techniques that you can do to prevent a pest infestation at home, such as keeping landscaping tidy or being smart about trash disposal. When you encounter certain infestations, a professional can often control the pests in a faster, safer and more effective manner. Hire a Washington or Oregon pest control company when:
Some pest control professionals have a spray-and-kill approach. While this works sometimes, a good Washington or Oregon pest control company performs an inspection to identify the pest and create a targeted plan to control it. When you work with a green pest control provider, the company uses the least toxic methods possible to keep your home and surrounding environment safe.
When shopping around for an Oregon or Washington pest management expert, learn about their approach. Oregonians found out the importance of this the hard way in 2014. According to the Statesman Journal, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) investigated 505 potential pesticide violations and issued fines to 34 “pesticide applicators.” One company misused a pesticide, causing thousands of bees to die in Eugene. Another used a chemical spray that caused dozens in an Oregon community to fall ill. The ODA found that many applied pesticides in negligent or careless manners, or allowed unlicensed technicians to perform work.
A good pest control company:
When seeking a pest management company, shop around for the best value, not the cheapest price. In the end, you’ll find that reputable professionals—like those at Eden—provide effective services that help prevent re-infestations and keep you and your family safe. Give Eden a call to learn more.