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If you are facing honey bee infestation problem in your home, you may want to consider hiring professional to remove it. How do you do that? Where do you begin when interviewing a professional?
When you interview a bee removal professional for your job, it is important that you ask them the following questions to ascertain their competence and reliability.
Do You Have License From The Structural Pest Control Board?
You must understand that a company without a license from the structural Pest Control Board is not allowed to use any type of pesticides including over the counter products and all types of ‘green’ products. Remember that even a commercial honey been removal company in Carmel Valley CA with a contractor’s license doesn’t have permission to use pesticides. There may be legal restrictions on any paid company to employ any pesticide without a license. So, make sure that the company you are about to hire has license from Structural Pest Control Board to use pesticides.
Will The Company Send Its Own Employees Or Subcontract The Job?
This is a very important question to ask. It is your right to know about the persons who will be doing the job. Why this question matters is because many bee removal companies have actually no employees. So, they subcontract the task to individuals who have no license or insurance. You must hire and work with a company that has proper employees and you must not forget to have a background check of the individuals visiting your place for hive removal. It would be better to give preference to a company that has full-time paid employees.
Does The Company Have Insurance?
If you are seriously concerned about being held liable in case of a damage or accident, hire a company with insurance. Bee removal is a fairly risky job. There could be an accident relating to the property or someone might even sustain injuries during the process of removing beehive. If you are working with a company that doesn’t have insurance, you are risking your money and personal insurance as you can be held liable in case of an accident. You can avoid this situation, always hire a contractor that has legally acceptable insurance. The insurance means that the contractor is protected which in turn covers you in case of damage or loss.
Do You Give Me A Written Cost Estimate?
A true honey bee rescue company will never be reluctant to get everything in writing with its customers. This also includes the budget and cost-estimates for the project. As the money may be of great concern to you, get the professional contractor to give you a contract in writing. The cost estimate is a detailed document that lists the costs of each and everything relating to the bee removal project. Based on this estimates, you can assess and manage your finances.
Do They Have The Right Tools And Equipment?
Be removal is a delicate task. It needs to be done with great care and caution. For this certain type of tools and uniforms are required. Make sure to ask about these tools from the professional you are interested in. They must have everything it takes to render a satisfactory job. Otherwise, move on to someone else.
These were some of the basic questions to ask to a honey bee removal company. By focusing on these matters, you will be able to hire a company that has the most trust and loyalty of the customers. Remember that as customers it is your right to ask and know everything beforehand. If there are any hidden deals or costs, feel free to quit.