How to Choose a Pest Control Company

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Choosing a Daytona pest control company isn’t as easy as looking online and finding the cheapest contractor available and signing a contract. At least it shouldn’t be. Choosing a pest control company is much more important than that. The contractor you choose will be working inside your home with products that could affect the health and safety of your family.

Hiring a pest control company to work in your home is not like hiring a plumber to fix the drain. The plumber appears, fixes the drain and you may never see him again. The pest control company you hire is often called upon throughout the year to address pest control needs in your home as they change. In addition to the initial pest control service provided by your contractor, you may need additional help from time to time. Follow up services are needed after your home has been power washed or your carpets have been cleaned. It is also necessary after the interior or exterior of your home has been painted. These are just a few of the reasons you should have a good working relationship with your pest control contractor.

Three important things to consider when choosing a Daytona pest control contractor to work in your home are honesty, reliability and concern for safety.


Finding an honest contractor is more than just hiring someone who won’t empty the piggy bank on the way through your home. It is developing a relationship with someone who won’t try to sell you a service that you don’t really need or leading you to believe you have a problem when one doesn’t exist. This is especially true when discussing issues related to termites.



Reliability is an important consideration when hiring a Daytona pest control contractor. Your contractor should arrive at your home on time and have everything needed to address your needs. Your time is too valuable to waste waiting for your contractor.



The safety of your family, pets, and property are the third thing to consider when hiring a pest control contractor. Your contractor should have a thorough knowledge of the products that will be used in and around your home. In addition to mixing products at the proper rate, your technician should be familiar with restrictions on the label that indicate where the products are to be used. For instance, some products are labeled for exterior use only and others may be restricted to crack and crevice applications only. It is also important for the technician to be mindful of the natural environment near your home and take care to protect non target organisms on your property. In Florida these may include birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.

There are many more things to consider when hiring a pest control contractor to work in your home. Honesty, reliability, and an awareness of safety should be at the top of any list. If you live in the Daytona Beach area and have trouble finding these qualities in a pest control contractor, give Universal Pest Control a try. We can be reached online at or by calling (386) 673-1557. We would be glad to help you.

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