I want you to think twice before reading this. I certainly don’t want you to question every place you go. Staying at home in a bubble is not a solution either. But this is a interesting Article I found about the different places Bed Bugs can and will hide.
Most commonly found in Motels and Hotels for obvious reasons. You should always remove all covers and sheets to inspect the mattress and even more importantly the underside of the boxspring. A lot of times people inspect and treat the mattress but forget about the boxspring. Quality Mattress covers for both mattress and boxspring are a good pro active method to help fight these blood suckers.
Rodents and The Plague
I’m sure by now you have heard the news about two deaths from the Plague in New Mexico. So here are a few very short ideas from a pest control standpoint.
This disease is transmitted from fleas and the one pest which seems to always have fleas are Rodents. Regular exterior treatments will take care of the fleas and by adding a few rodent stations you will better protect your property from a over populated rodent activity.
Fool proof? Guaranteed? NO! But for the average homeowner with these two services the chances of getting the plague is virtually zero.
Be aware of the symptoms and consult with your physician if anything is abnormal.
Pollinators and how to attract them
It’s true. We all know that bee’s help pollinate but fact is that they are not alone at work. When selecting a Pest Control company be sure they do not treat flowers as this is one sure way to kill bee’s. The technician who services your home should treat the soil around your home not your plants unless necessary. Here is a great (short) article that’s worth reading
Choosing A Pest Control Company
No matter how notorious a place is known to be. It usually leaves a permanent impression with us as humans. Especially when we grow up there. This is what happens when a local person is taken to an urban environment. After a while, they begin to suffer from nostalgia. All they want to do is go back home to where they belong. Let us use Lakewood Ranch as a case study.
Lakewood Ranch is a beautiful community in Manatee County region, Florida. The community which was built on a former timber Ranch have experienced a lot of growth through the years. But this environment is also known to contain various pests. Even with the pests, the culture and loveliness of this environment make it inhabitants fond of it.
Moreover, dealing with pests can be so annoying. Therefore, when individuals get tired of them, they opt for any commercial pest control company they come across. They do this because they want to get the pests out as soon as possible. Not considering whether they are working with a professional pest control company or not.
However, this end up affecting the customer in the long run. This is because most of the pest control companies do not provide efficient and professional services. In this case, the consumer ends up losing a great deal. The consumer loses money and still suffer from pests. Therefore, it is important to look carefully for good pest control company. But, getting a good and professional pest control company doesn’t come easy. That is why we will be giving you tips on how to recognize good pest control companies.
How to spot a good Company
This often gets overlooked but many companies out there don’t have the right kind or not enough Insurance. This could become very costly to you if something happens. Also if you let someone into your house, you’ll want to make sure they are bonded and the employees are background checked.
Lets say the company truck does damage to your property but only has personal auto insurance, not commercial. Nothing is covered. If a technician gets injured on your property and they are not insured with Workers Comp, you can get sued. Please ask about these things before you hire someone.
Even outside the pest control niche. Of a consumer looks to patronize any company, he or she needs to check the company’s reputation. The consumer needs to ask around for people who have patronized the company before. Get their experience of the company before taking any step. However, asking around might be a little bit stressful. Therefore, we advise that you check the internet for easy access. However, one needs to be careful when checking the internet. This is because some companies pay people to give them good reviews.
You should also look out for how transparent the company is with its services. One of the ways to check the transparency of the company is their prices. If a company cannot be transparent with a thing as simple as their prices, that is a red alert. Some companies operate on the guise that they offer different services that is why they do not have a fixed price. But most times, these are just lies and strategies for you to purchase their service.
Check to see what kind of Pest Control Education the person has who comes to your home. In Florida most technicians are NOT certified. They work under the Certifications of the companies Manager. All they are required to do is a 2 hour continued education class (CEU) each year. At Cimex Pest Solutions only a CERTIFIED Pest Control Operator will visit your home. Each and every time.
- Government approval
You need to check if the company is government approved or not. A company without government approval might run away with your money. So, it is better make sure of that.
The cost of pest control and why no one is upfront about it
The mindset of other companies.
In this day and age we all are researching products, services and prices online. If you’re on a website and you can’t find anything about cost what is the emotion that goes through your head? If you are like me, you’re frustrated. So what do you do when you cant find any prices? Do you continue to look on the website? “Well, of course not”. How about calling them instead? Do you pick up the phone to find out more about what services cost? No of course you don’t. You and most people move on and keep searching the internet until you find what you’re looking for. Usually wherever you find your answers, that’s who you buy from. Or at least who gets your first phone call.
As buyers we know that companies know how much their services cost! They know the answers but are not giving them to us. Now we feel like they are hiding something from us. There goes trust right out of the window.
So why is no one upfront about Pest Control Pricing?
Usually there are 3 reasons…. 3 excuses
“Our services are very customized, no treatment is the same or our prices are not set”. So in other words “It depends” is the first reason.
“Because of the competition” is the second reason. We don’t want our competitors to know what we charge? Really? Companies pretty much know what our competitors charge. We meet at Seminars and talk candidly about what we do, how we do it and what we charge for it.
“We are more expensive then most other companies” we are afraid that we may scare away potential customers. But that’s not so for potential customers. They are searching for a price. Any price and if we as service providers withhold that information we are placing a seed of doubt into peoples minds. This is worse the not providing any information at all.
On average 70% of the buying decision are made before people talk to a sales person. So why hide prices? Yes to costs vary depending on severity of the infestation, conducive conditions, what type of infestation, size of the house and how well the homeowner prepped before the treatment. BUT Companies can be upfront with our most common services, explain a little about what is included and let the client make a informed decision.
Ladies and Gentlemen I would like to introduce to you our Price List. Granted it’s still small but will grow as requests from people like you come in. Cimex Pest Solutions will not be one of these companies who insist that you talk to a sales person in order to get a price. We will be honest and upfront about our cost to provide you with excellent service.
We will exceed your expectations, I guarantee it!