Have you ever heard of the phrase analysis paralysis? It’s a common issue that occurs when consumers are trying to make a decision about which product or service to invest their money in. Imagine you are on the hunt for a gas grill so you read every article, blog, and review that you can find on the Internet. Each resource sends you in a different direction and at the end of your search, you have even less of an idea of which grill is going to help you make your world-famous cheeseburgers.
The same phenomenon occurs in homeowners who are looking to invest in pest and termite control. You know that you want to keep your family and your home safe from termites, but which termite control company is the right fit for your family? You’re no termite control expert, what information do you need to make the right decision? We, of course, are biased and think that all families should choose our termite control services. But for those of you who need some extra tools to make the right choice for your family, here are some factors we think should weigh into your decision.
1. Superior Experience
First and foremost you want to work with a termite control company that has a lot of experience in the business. But experience comes with a lot of different factors. Often you’ll see companies advertising 50 years of combined experience, but what you don’t realize is that “combined experience is shared between 25 technicians with 2 years experience each. You want to keep your eye out for a company that has been in business for decades in your community. That ensures they’ll have the technical experience necessary to provide excellent termite control services for your home and experience fighting termite infestations within your community.
Local expertise is critical. A termite control expert whose experience is based in the New England area may not have much experience fighting termites here in our area. Sure, termites are the same everywhere you go, but home construction and weather differ greatly in different parts of the country. The team at Holder Pest and Termite Control has been proudly serving Volusia county for more than 40 years. When it comes to experience you can’t beat direct, local termite control experience.
3. Offer Free Consultation
Anytime you are weighing the choice of which service company to hire you should always opt for a free consultation if it’s offered. It’s your right to test drive your termite control service before you make an investment in a long term relationship. Not only are you learning about their services during a free consultation, but you’re also interviewing a professional to ensure that you feel comfortable working with a person for months and even years down the line. Your termite control technician is going to be a part of your life for as long as you own a home, so why not partner with someone you know you can trust. Be wary of any service-based company that doesn’t offer you a free consultation.
4. Look for Multiple Specialties
Why hire a company that only does termite control if you can hire a company that offers you expertise in multiple different services? A Holder Pest Control we are experts in pests, lawns, and irrigation in addition to our top-of-the-line termite control services. When you engage with a company that specializes in multiple areas like this you get the benefit of varied expertise and only one single bill at the end of the month. Why manage a dozen different contractors when you can have all of your needs met in one place?
5. Read Customer Reviews
We’re confident in the termite control services that we provide to our customers, but we don’t think you should take our word for it. Our confidence is built upon years (decades actually) of making homes safer for our neighbors, and that’s why we urge our potential clients to ask around. Our online reviews are a testament to our excellent service and high-quality work. Any termite control company that you hire should also have exemplary reviews. Before you make an investment like this you should absolutely take the time to ask around. The best advertisement any termite control company can get is the satisfaction of their longtime customers.
Hiring a termite control company can feel like going on a first date. There is so much to get to know about a new service provider, and no one wants to go on more first dates than are absolutely necessary. If you’re feeling skittish about hiring a termite control company, follow our steps and build a relationship with a company you feel confident in. Or better yet, read our online reviews and then contact us for a free consultation! It would be our honor to begin a termite control relationship with you.