The best pest control means the best company

Finding the best commercial pest control company in London is no small objective. For a client, what matters the most is to get the best pest control service possible to get the results you deserve. For a technician looking for a job in pest control, what matters the most is being valued and provided with all the necessary equipement needed to carry out the job properly.

You need this superior service not only because of the health risk pests pose and the discomfort they bring but also because of how damaging they can be to the structural integrity of buildings. As such, choosing a good pest control company is crucial for ensuring the threat of pests is taken care of properly. Dont just pick the first company you happen to come across online or see an ad for on the tube; do your research and ensure youre hiring the best home pest control for the task. The integrity of your household may literally depend on it. Heres our guide to finding a good pest control company.

What is the best pest control company?

The best company is not necessarily the one that can come soonest or the one that is cheaper. Pest control is a service industry, and it all comes down to customer care and offering a complete service that will solve the pest issue you are suffering.

It may be tempting to simply choose the cheapest pest control company you find. You may assume that pest control companies are fairly similar across the board and that pest control service varies very little from company to company. This is far from the truth. In fact, the service you receive will vary significantly depending on which company you go with. Cheap often means poorer service.

That being said, a higher price doesnt necessarily mean a better service. More recognised companies may charge more simply because they are well-known, not because they offer exceptional service. What were saying is, the cost isnt everything; there are more factors to consider when looking for the best pest control company for your particular situation.

How to find the best pest control company in London?

Before I set up Inoculand in 2008, I first started as a sole trader. I had my mobile, and little else. But the first thing I did was to buy a domain name and create a DIY website using one of the commercial platforms of the time. I registered my details with Google. and three days later, I was making my first client.

The thought process behind it was to leave my clients with a strong sense of security, that I was the real thing and that I would not disappear like so many cowboys do once they have your money in their pockets. The pest control industry is cluttered by individuals doing jobs on the side. Some of them may actually even be the best pest control technicians you may hope for. But they may be doing something illegal, uninsured, and they will only be able to come on their time off, if at all. 

But, you have as well a large number of truly unqualified and ruthless con men who see the opportunity to exploit the distress of clients, carry out a make-believe treatment, and at times bully you into accepting to pay exorbitant amounts. They will leave no paper trail and take payment in cash only. And in most cases, you will never see them again, and then have no other alternative but to contract a proper company like us.

Check their Website and profile

Real people have a digital footprint. People who want to get clients need to be easily found. And the best pest control providers will often have the best profiles out there. I know a lot of honest people who trade from a Gmail account or other free email solution, but such emails are dark and pretty much untraceable. The same can be said for trading from a mobile number. 

Ideally, you should find:

  • A website with a proper domain name:
  • A freephone number or landline: 0800 978 8152 and 0203 405 5000
  • A proper contact page listing the registered addresses and contact form:
  • A Google business profile:
  • Accreditations and affiliations: RSPH, Safecontractors, Checkatrade, Portico, the more, the merrier
  • Social profiles: Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram

Without finding some or all of the above, the contractor you are looking into is most likely not the best pest control provider.

Read reviews

Reviews are an excellent way to see if a companys product or service is as good as they claim it is. Its helpful to read reviews before purchasing anything for the first time, and this rings true even more so for pest control. In a sense, reading reviews is like testing out the service before youve spent a penny. If a company has mostly poor/mediocre reviews, its probably best to avoid them altogether. 

Check their licences

Good pest control companies will be fully registered and insured. Simple as that. Being fully licenced means that the company is legitimate in the eyes of the governing bodies of pest control and is permitted to perform pest control. Not only this, but all employees of the pest control company should be fully licenced too. This shows that they have gone through the required training and have the necessary experience to solve your pest problem safely and effectively. Thats the mark of a good pest control company.

Check their company affiliations

Companies in any industry will look to be recognised by or affiliated with the big organisations within their industry. For instance, financial services that are FCA-regulated and approved are far more trustworthy and provide a better service than those that arent. As well as this, when companies are affiliated with bigger organisations or governing bodies, they like to promote it, so it should be easy to find on their website. Pest control companies affiliated with reputable pest control bodies, such as PROMPT, are likely to provide a better service than those that arent. This is because there are rigorous standards and regulations which have to be met in order to achieve affiliate status.

Do they offer guarantees?

Good pest control companies will include a guarantee with their service. This is because they trust that their work is to a high standard and will keep your property free from pests for a considerable amount of time. When you hire a professional pest controller, you arent just paying for a one-off pest removal service. Youre also paying to be free from pest problems for the foreseeable future. As such, the best pest control companies will provide a guarantee of several months or even a year. Substandard companies are unlikely to provide a guarantee since their work will be unlikely to live up to it.

Do they have liability insurance?

Its important that the pest control company you hire has liability insurance just in case something goes wrong. For example, perhaps some chemicals seep into areas of your house where they werent intended. Its the mark of a reputable company if they have insurance and compensation arranged, should anything unexpected happen.

Ask for a breakdown of the process

Asking this question will likely highlight whether the pest control company youre speaking with is worth your time and money. Trained professionals will be more than happy to breakdown the process and tell you exactly how they are going to deal with your pest problem. A shady company or a less-qualified pest controller may be unable to answer this question accurately. When it comes to pest control, dont settle for the second-best – the importance of good pest control cannot be overstated.

That concludes our guide to finding a good pest control company. Following our steps will ensure that you receive the best possible service. The key thing to take away from this article is research, research, research! Do your homework to avoid being disappointed or misled. Here at Inoculand, we pride ourselves on being one of Londons best pest control companies. For more information on the services we provide, get in touch with our team today.