When you are looking for an exterminator, you need to make sure they are certified and insured. If you use an uninsured or non-certified pest control company, you have no guarantee to fall back on if they do not perform the work correctly or show up for future inspections. If they use a product that is harmful to the environment and results in fines or other costs to you as the property owner, you have nowhere to turn if the exterminator has no insurance. You must absorb the fines and clean up costs yourself.
Certified exterminators have to pass exams before receiving their certification. If they do not have the certification, chances are they do not follow the safety guidelines outlined by the PCA or the NPMA. As a homeowner you need to request a pest control company that is certified and insured to protect yourself and your home. Using a company that is certified will mean that they practice proper pest control methods and have a pest control management program. A pest control company that is not certified may use whatever pesticides they feel will work no matter what the safety regulations are for your area.
Using a certified and insured pest control company is required if you need the work done correctly and safely. It is not only safe for you and your family, but it is safe for the environment as well. A pest control company that is certified will display their certificate where customers can see it. If you want to use a company for pest control, ask to see their certification and insurance before deciding if that company is right for your project. You need to be careful when using pesticides. A company that practices safe pest management is the company you want to use for your home.