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St. Louis Exterminators: What Separates One Exterminator From Another?

st-louis-exterminatorIf you use the phonebook or the internet to search for St. Louis exterminators, you’ll find that you have no shortage of options. Having a wide range of choices is generally considered good in any situation, but when it comes to pest control services, wading through all of your options without criteria for evaluating them can lead to a delay in service, which is something you don’t want to happen if your home or business is overrun by a pest.

That’s why we’re taking time to give you some helpful pointers for evaluating St. Louis exterminators before you start receiving service estimates. Referring to the four criteria below will help you get the best service for the best price, and help you expedite the exterminator selection process, so you can have your bothersome situation addressed quickly.

  1. Areas of Specialization

Some St. Louis exterminators only specialize in commercial properties, others specialize in residences, and still others specialize in both. In addition, some exterminators only specialize in one class of pest and not others (for example, insects and not animals, or vice versa). The first two questions to ask any exterminator are whether it specializes in treating your type of structure and whether it specializes in banishing your particular type of pest.

  1. Thoroughness of Extermination

Some exterminators simply come to your space and kill the offending pest, while others both exterminate the pest and eliminate sources of pest entry on the exterior. Because the first type of service doesn’t consider how your structure became infested, it can result in needing repeat extermination treatments. The second type of service can banish the pest once and for all. It may cost more upfront, but receiving a thorough treatment can save you money in the long run.

  1. Types of Structures Serviced

If you own a hotel that has a pest problem, you want to choose an exterminator that has experience treating commercial properties — and, more specifically, hotels. The same principle applies to residences. If you own a century home, you need an exterminator that’s experienced in treating residences, particularly residences like yours, whose construction materials and style of construction are likely to be significantly different than homes built recently.

  1. Cost of Service

How much you pay an exterminator depends on several factors, particularly: the pest that needs to be exterminated, the level of infestation, the type of extermination method used, the square footage of the structure treated, and the geographical location of the structure.

To get a general estimate of how much you can expect to pay, it’s helpful to consult an online resource that lists the average cost of pest control services across the U.S. To get a specific estimate, you’ll need to call exterminators to receive quotes. In most cases, quotes will be roughly the same. But some St. Louis exterminators do offer considerably better prices than others, so it pays to shop around.

Who We Are
Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions is a St. Louis-based pest and animal control service that’s served the metro area for over thirty one years. We specialize in general pest control, termite control, wildlife removal, and stinging insect control for residential and commercial properties that feature various types of construction and have a unique needs pertaining to the pest control process.

To receive a free quote, please call us today at (314) 732-1413, or email us info@holperspest.com. We take pride in providing fast, effective, affordable extermination solutions.