Well, of course, It’s Pony Express Pest Control, serving El Dorado County, Placer county and beyond, but consider these points…
First of all, many of us as homeowners, renters and landlords can control household pests through a combination of preventive measures, including proper sanitation and good home maintenance practices. However, some pest infestations may be extensive, or a particular pest may be difficult to control, requiring the services of a pest control company.
You should select a pest control company the way you do any other service – Look for Quality and Value! Costs and competency are important. When selecting a pest control service, cost should not be the only factor that determines the company you pick. It is important to make sure the pest control company you choose is competent. If pesticides are misused, both health and property can be damaged. Before contracting with a pest control company, consider the following:
Take Your Time/Do Your Homework
When most people discover a pest problem, they want the problem eliminated immediately. However, most problems can wait a few days so you have time to select a competent, reasonably priced company toward a long relationship. So for right now, yes, it is wise to obtain several estimates from prospective companies. Companies like Pony Express Pest Control will provide free estimates. And we’re local, Pony Express Pest control based in Pollock Pines CA and also do free re-treats if pests reemerge. Local, Quality, and Cost Effective. Look for that.
Questions to Ask a Prospective Pest Control Firm
How many years have you been in business?
Do contact organizations such as the Better Business Bureau, the States Departments of Agriculture, or the EPA to determine if complaints have been filed against the company or its applicators for misusing pesticides. We have been in the industry for over 30 years, not an issue, ever.
Would you provide me with a list of references?
Yes, Just ask us. Contact several references to find out if they are satisfied with the service provided by Pony Express Pest Control.
Will the person(s) performing the services be a certified, licensed pesticide applicator or a licensed technician?
Yes. Each company must have at least one certified, licensed commercial pesticide applicator in the proper service category. Other company applicators must be certified applicators or licensed technicians under the direct supervision of an certified applicator.
Licenses may be verified by calling the various State Departments of Agriculture.
Doug Hoskins and team will gladly show you their credentials and will be able to provide you with copies of pesticide labels that indicate how the product should be applied, including the proper application rates, and the necessary precautions.
More Points to Consider
Pony Express Pest Control does not lock you into a contract. Some pest control companies offer service contracts in which structures are routinely treated for a particular pest. In general, routine pesticide applications in and around your home are not good, unless there is a constant infestation by a pest and non-chemical methods have failed to control the pest. Service should include periodic inspections…, but pesticides should not be applied unless the pests are actually present and cannot be controlled by other means.
A conscientious company such as Pony Express Pest Control may ask you to do certain things before, during or after the pesticide application. For example:
- For the best possible service we may ask you to remove personal items from the floor, empty kitchen cabinets and remove pets.
- We ask that you do not allow children or pets into treated areas until the pesticide spray has dried.
- Aquariums should be removed from the treatment site or covered with heavy plastic and the air pump turned off.
Good cooperation between you and Pony Express Pest Control will help eliminate pests and reduce pesticide use, and cost. That’s just more efficient, more cost effective, and longer lasting! We CARE about you, your pets, your home, and the greatest service possible.
Pesticides are inherently toxic, and may cause health problems or damage to the environment if used in a manner inconsistent with the label directions. We take the utmost care in our work. To determine the pesticide that best fits your needs, just ask, contact Pony Express Pest Control, serving El Dorado and Placer Counties, to answer all your questions.