If you’re looking for a pest controller in Brisbane, you need to know that not all professional pest controllers are equal. Like anything in life, there are a number of factors which set an experienced pest control specialist apart from someone who’s either just entered the field or perhaps isn’t as knowledgeable.

Choosing a pest control specialist Brisbane

Before you hire a someone to take care of your pest control needs in Brisbane, be sure to do your research and consider the following facts:

Check for local pest control online reviews

Whilst you can’t believe every word you read on online review sites, it does pay to read what people are saying about the pest controller on Google and social media. Have a look at the Google Business page, their Facebook page, and sites such as Yelp. If the majority of reviews are favourable – then go for it!

Speak to them over the phone

Once you’ve got your shortlist of pest control Brisbane specialists, pick up the phone and speak to them. You’ll find that sometimes the larger companies won’t put you through to the actual pest control specialist as they just have a team which they send out. This is unfortunate, as it’s always best to know who will be coming out to your home or business. Hiring an owner/operator pest controller is always an advantage to the customer, as they are usually more accountable and dedicated because their reputation is on the line with every job. At Progressive Pest Management you will speak directly with David who can work out your needs and provide any preliminary advice prior to the consultation.

Check their license

In Queensland, only a licensed Pest Management Technician can advertise for and conduct pest management work. So make sure the person you’re hiring is licensed. The best way to do this? Ask them directly for their license number. Then head online to cross-reference that they are who they say they are. Head to licensedtrades.com.au to enter details. (And just for the record, David’s license number is 735482.)

Don’t forget experience

In the pest control field, experience is everything. Just like you can read about how to surf at the beach, there’s no substitute for actually being out in the field, treating pests. David has been working as a pest control specialist for over 30 years. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, something else surprises you and you add that to the knowledge bank.

If you’re looking for a pest control specialist in Brisbane, speak to David at Progressive Pest Management today to learn more about how we can help. David has over 30 years’ experience in residential and commercial pest control and would be happy to discuss your needs further.