When it comes to the quality of the service you are going to get, it is important that you check the credentials of the pest control company of your choice. The most basic requirement is for your pest technician to be qualified by an industry recognised organisation in the UK the most recognised training and assessment organisation is the British Pest Control Association (BPCA). This means that the pest technician will have a professional approach to your problem, his work is safe for you, your family or business, and his advice is reliable. An unqualified pest technician could cost you significantly more, due to failed treatments and this could not only cost you money and complicate the infestation in the long term, which could cost you even more to resolve eventually.
When using an unqualified and non-accredited pest control company there is always a risk for your health and safety, which we have witnessed in our practice. The best practice prior to a treatment, except for the thorough inspection, would be the assessment of the risk. Both internal and external factors, which may influence the treatment outcome and have an impact on your health and safety. When this is not done you put your own health and the health of the people around you at risk.
The selection of methods and products should be carried out in a professional manner, taking into consideration your own, property and business preferences and requirements as they may be vital and have significant impact in the long term.
Choosing an unqualified pest technician or a non-accredited pest control company cannot guarantee you the implementation of a good environment and wildlife policy. There are special requirements for the handling and disposal of pest control products and species, which require specific handling or even live capture. If these are not followed, you may unconsciously be causing harm to the environment by employing someone, who is not aware of the right approach.
This article is written from the position of a company which recognises the importance having a professional approach in the control, eradication and prevention of pests from the very first point of contact with our customers to the post-treatment feedback that we always seek to ensure the treatment has been successful and the customer is satisfied with our services. We are accredited by the BPCA, NPTA, CHAS safe contractor scheme and CEPA. During the years of experience in the pest control industry, we have seen cases of customers, who have suffered the consequences of improper use of insecticides in cases of pregnancy and allergy.
Incorrect approach to treatments, which had led to complication of the infestation and unnecessary additional costs, as well as overpriced and often failing treatments. This is why we would encourage everyone, who is on the hunt for a pest controller, to do their research first and ask questions regarding the treatment and the service. This would not only save you money but it will guarantee you that the service you pay for is reliable, safe and does not cause any harm to the wildlife and the environment.
Author: Prime Pest Control London