How to hire the best bed bug exterminator in Toronto? Here’s what you need to know…
If you’re unfortunate enough to be dealing with bed bugs in your home for the first time you are most likely pretty upset – this is normal! You’re frantically searching the net for information on bed bugs and how to exterminate them and you’re also doing research on pest control companies that kill bed bugs… What you’re also finding is a plethora of information that sometimes conflicts. When looking for a bed bug extermination company in Toronto there are some important things that you need to be aware of. We’re going to explore some of these things in this article.
Hiring a bed bug exterminator in Toronto… What to look for.
When looking for a company to conduct pest control for bed bugs you need to look for a number of important things in that company realizing that killing bed bugs is different from other insects.
Because bed bugs are commonly regarded in the pest control industry as one of the hardest insects to eradicate relative to other insects, there are some special qualifications to look for in a company that you hire to do this for you.
Only hire an experienced bed bug exterminator!
There are a number of companies in the Toronto area that have a great deal of experience in killing bed bugs. Make sure that the company you hire is licensed and that they have a lengthy track record specifically in the extermination of bed bugs. This experience goes a long way to ensuring a positive outcome for you. The exterminator should know how bed bugs operate, where they tend to hide and they should know the very best way(s) to kill them.
The experience of your bed bug exterminator can be measured in two ways, one of which is more important than the other
- How long has the company been exterminating bed bugs
- How many bed bug treatments has the exterminator done
Although both of the above are important, number “2” is more so! Many pest control companies in the Toronto area have been in business form many decades yet have relatively little experience in killing bed bugs specifically. From your perspective as the home owner, you want a company that specializes in bed bugs and who has technicians and crew that are extremely experienced.
In addition, you want to hire someone that has office staff that are very knowledgable in what you’re going through as you deal with your bed bug problem. This aspect is very important and you’re looking for someone that will spend the time with you to explain in detail what is to happen and how.
Only a company with at least five years experience in killing bed bugs specifically will tend to have the requisite knowledge and experience necessary to consistently and capably perform as expected.
Licensing? Accreditation?… Which bed bug extermination company to choose?
When is comes to whom to choose to actually come in to do the extermination for you, you need to consider two things over all else… Licensing and Accreditation!
In order for a company to use certain approved products in your home they must be licensed by the Ministry of the Environment of Ontario. Being licensed by the MOE means that they are under governmental oversight which ensures that they are conducting themselves legally and safely. As you will see in the next segment, there is one type of bed bugs treatment that does NOT require any governmental licensing whatsoever but you NEED to hire a licensed company regardless of which type of bed bug extermination you opt for! See here for a comparison of the two different types of extermination methods available.
Choose a company that is a member in good standing with at least a couple of the following organizations – doing this lends credibility to the company you hire and shows that they are interested in keeping up on the latest information relating to bed bugs and the extermination industry.If you hire a pest control company that ‘bed bug heat treatments’ that is not licensed by the MOE you risk having someone in that is not insured!
Regardless of which type of bed bug treatment you choose…