My list and answer could go on forever on this subject but I ran into a rather good article from Texas on this very topic and thought I would share it.
Texas has an updated online tool to help people make intellegient choices on who they pick to perform pest control services for their homes, families and businesses. Now if you are in Texas here is the link TexasAgriculture.gov, here are just a few of the remarks mentioned in the article.
Unlicensed pest control applicators might work cheaper but their work can be deadly to families and business employees, officials said Tuesday.
“Unlicensed people may potentially run a higher risk of being unfamiliar with laws and safety precautions and training and practices,”
“Safety and security are important factors when letting someone in your home,”
In Arizona the Office of Pest Management regulates the pest control industry and provides a Consumer link to various and very useful information. They also provide Termite Action Report Forms (TARFs) or a tool to see what termite work was done on a home.
Rodents cause approximately 20 percent of undetermined fires in the United States each year according to fire experts. Rodents include mice, rats, squirrels and they chew constantly because their teeth are always growing. They have incisor teeth that butt up against each other. They will chew through soft concrete, aluminum, wall boards, and pvc and lead pipes. Mice move inside in the winter months and prefer to live near the warmth of electrical components. We receive more calls as the weather becomes cooler as mice and rodents attempt to move into homes and businesses. The photo above is a good indication of how fires are started and this rodent was electrocued.
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