Having mice, carpenter ants, termites and other pests invading the home can make you feel uncomfortable, but with pest control you can prevent them from entering your property! The best way to eradicate problems is to get annual inspections from a pest and building inspection provider. Trained to deal with bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas and more, these professionals will stop pests from laying eggs and will control the habitat to ensure further predicaments don’t occur.
Being a Member of the AEPMA
AEPMA is short for the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association AEPMA. As the national association for pest controllers, you can feel confident in working with a pest and building inspection provider who is a member of this association. The AEPMA understands emerging pest control issues, therefore members of this organisation can be relied on to deal with an infestation in the proper way. Unless an inspection provider is a member, he or she will not be represented as a professional pest manager, so take this into account before hiring help.
Are They Insured?
Businesses located throughout Australia must maintain pest and termite inspection insurance, because this form of insurance ensures that your finances are not affected should further problems arise. In addition to checking if the inspection provider if insured, it is advisable to ask the company if they use sub-contractors or employees for the job. An employee will better understand company policies, whereas a sub-contractor may not. Once these boxes are ticked, obtain a number of quotes and find out how long the company has been in business. The longer the company’s time specialising in pest control, the more reliable they will likely be.
Being present during the inspection is advisable, because by observing you can find out whether or not the worker arrived in a suitable vehicle, carried out a thorough inspection and wore a company uniform. The inspector should also use high-quality equipment and present you with some type of informative documentation, which should detail what work was carried out. Some of the most common types of services a pest and termite inspector specialise in include chemical soil barrier treatments, pre-purchase inspections, termite reticulation systems and preconstruction pre-treatments. General pests, timber pests and other pests, like bed bugs, can be eradicated with these services.
The person you hire should be covered by Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance. Call 02 8880 9295 for prompt assistance from RIP Integrated Pest Management Services Sydney.