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What makes up a TRUE – Pest Management Professional?

What makes up a TRUE – Pest Management Professional?

 

What do you look for in a Service Professional? Do they come dressed in an uniform, visibly marked. Do they have an I.D. badge? Are they in a company vehicle? Did they give you an estimate on the back of their business card or was it on a complete form with all pertinent information?

  • All ProBest field personnel have uniforms, clearly marked.
  • We use Crime Free Circle, all employee’s carry I.D’s .
  • All field employee’s have company truck clearly marked.
  • Office of Pest Management (OPM) requires termite estimates to be on a form approved by them. We also provide pest estimates via written reports.

ProBest Pest Management is QualityPro and abides by additional Standards of Professionalism .

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It’s scary out there! Bugs, criminals or who knows what?

It’s scary out there! Bugs, criminals or who knows what?

 

   Office of Pest Management (OPM) LIMITS BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Effective September 07, 2012 the Office of Pest Management (OPM) has limited background investigations they are completing to the minimum required by the rules.

– Applicants will be asked about whether they have EVER been convicted of a felony.

– A class 6 undesignated offense is a felony until set aside, expunged, undesignated, or reduced to a misdemeanor.

– Businesses are RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EMPLOYEES THEY HIRE AND ENCOURAGED TO CONDUCT THEIR OWN BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS OF POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES.

– A consumer alert will be added to the OPM website stressing to customers that they should know who they are hiring and some questions they may want to ask.

Scott Richardson (JaburgWilk) can help your pest control company prosper and guide you through legal or regulatory challenges. Contact Scott at 602-248-1012 or sjr@jaburgwilk.com for more information on pest control law and representation.

     Since 2008 ProBest Pest Management has been certified by Crime Free Circle. ProBest through Crimshield runs background checks yearly on all field employees.

Welcome to CrimeFreeCircle.com, We are dedicated to bringing every home owner and business owner a safe in-home or on-premises contractor services. We are your one stop shop for quality Crimshield Certified crime free companies, offering thousands of services. Why blindly pick a company and gamble with your safety? Studies show that 1 out of 6 service providers entering your home or business are criminals. Let Crime Free Circle give you certified crime free alternatives.

Congrats to Seth! 6 years with ProBest Pest Management

Congrats to Seth! 6 years with ProBest Pest Management

Seth is the hardest worker in the field and is the one I turn to to solve and handle those rough cases. Seth doesn’t care if its a crawlspace or 2nd story roof, he will take care of it. Glad to have you here Seth!!!!!

                                  

Tips for Finding A Pest Control Pro

Tips for Finding A Pest Control Pro

  1.  Always deal with a qualified and licensed pest management company. Consider asking to see the license or other credentials of the pest control professional that comes to solve your pest problem.
  2. Evaluate pest control companies that are members of national, state or local pest management associations.
  3. Consider an NPMA QualityPro company. Visit www.npmaqualitypro.com for more information.
  4. Ask friends and neighbors to recommend pest control companies they have used successfully and how satisfied they were with the service.
  5. Be wary of the exterminator who comes to your home uninvited and offers to give your house a free inspection for pests. He or she may try to scare you into authorizing immediate and costly treatments.
  6. If a sizable amount of money is involved, get bids from several pest management companies.
  7. Don’t rush a decision. Since you are paying for professional knowledge as well as skillful application of pesticides, look for someone whose judgment you can trust.
  8. Before signing a contract, be sure to fully understand the nature of the household pest to be exterminated, the extent of the infestation, and the work necessary to solve the problem.
  9. Find out if the pest control company has liability insurance to cover any damages to your house or furnishings during treatment.
  10. If a guarantee is given, know what it covers, how long it lasts, what you must do to keep it in force, and what kind of continuing control, prevention and management are necessary.
  11. Buy value, not price. Beware of exterminators that offer bargains that sound too good to be true.
  12. Homeowners can call state pest control regulatory agencies for information regarding the status of pest management companies. In most states the regulatory agency is the State Department of Agriculture.

ProBest Pest Management       425 W. Guadalupe Road Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176

When is a PEST a Pest?

When is a PEST a Pest?

The Arizona Office of Pest Management defines as “Pest” means a vertebrate or invertebrate insect, bird, mammal, organism, or a weed or plant pathogen that is in an undesirable location.

So what does that mean, let’s say you have Bahia Grass growing in your driveway and that it doesn’t belong there or you don’t want it there = pest. Or you have roof rats in your attic, obviously you don’t want them there = pest.

It really isn’t the fault of the weed or bug, it is just doing what its supposed to do. Live and breed, I know as long as it doesn’t happend in your home. So keep up with the pest, keep the weeds down and home seal to prevent the pest or wildlife from getting into your home.

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