We’re amazed by the number of pest controllers offering a price for their service over the phone or by email. To us, it’s like pricing for a house to be decorated without looking at the rooms.
It is impossible to give a true price for a job likes ours without figuring out what we’re dealing with first; yet so many seem to do it.
We insist on an initial site survey before taking on any client. It is not only vital for us to familiarise ourselves with the premises a client is seeking our expertise on, but also to ensure the client feels happy that we are the right people for the job. Better still, we offer them free of charge.
There is no one size fits all solution in this business, every client has individual needs which we need to cater for, whether that be remedy works straight away or a strategic pest control plan for the foreseeable future.
So, what should a site survey involve?
- First, the visit should be booked in advance and the client advised to ensure any relevant representatives should be in attendance.
- The pest controller should look around all areas of the site/premises taking notes and photographs all the time. Make sure they have access to all areas; there’s nowhere a pest can’t get!
- Make any previous pest control reports available to look through, having a detailed view of any historic information is very valuable as to your potential needs.
- The pest controller now has all the information they require to go away and create a report detailing their observations.
- When you receive the report, make sure you understand the details of the treatment plan they are looking to deliver before entering into any commercial agreement
- And it goes without saying – read the Ts and Cs thoroughly.
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