When the need to hire a pest control service arises, it’s important to carry out thorough research. There are various things you need to consider, such as the cost, their experience and methods. One thing you need to look at is whether, like Empire, they are properly accredited by organisations like the British Pest Control Association. Why is this so important? This is due to a few reasons. In this post we will explore the main advantages of hiring a BPCA accredited company.
Checkable Professional Standards
Pest control industry standards are set out by the BPCA. The codes of practice they have put in place, outline the correct procedures and responsibilities that are expected of their members. They BPCA have an online database of all their approved members. This list is kept up-to-date, making it easy enough to check if a company is approved and reputable.
There may be a good reason why a company isn’t listed in their database. But to be on the safe side, it is best to avoid any company that doesn’t have the appropriate accreditation.
Properly Trained Technicians
Another huge benefit of hiring a pest control firm that’s a BPCA member, is that you know they are experienced and qualified. It is a BPCA requirement that all employees of a company have at the very least one relevant qualification to gain membership. As a workforce, each company also needs to be committed to participating in continued professional development. The BPCA provide training courses and keep their members regularly informed of developments in pest control technology.
With all this in mind, you can be sure that pest controllers with the BPCA stamp of approval will carry out their work in the right way. Because of their standard of training, hey will know what techniques and methods work best with which pests.
BPCA Accredited Means It’s Safe
Obviously, a primary concern when hiring a pest control team is that they put safety first. Having accreditation from the BPCA is an indicator that they operate in a safe manner, particularly when using dangerous chemicals, poisons and baits.
Many of the chemicals and poisons used by pest control agencies are toxic – not just to the pests, but to domestic animals and humans as well. With a non-accredited company, how can you be sure they are going to use poisons in a safe manner? It makes sense to look for a BPCA member for all your pest control needs. You will have the peace of mind that comes with a reliable, health and safety conscious provider.
Quality Pest Control Service
Following on nicely from the above points comes the matter of quality. When a company is approved for a membership to the BPCA, this is also a sign that their services meet a specific standard. It will also mean they are well versed in UK pest control legislation. You know they are effective at their job because the BPCA would not have approved their membership otherwise.
No one likes feeling ripped off. But the public should be wary because there are a lot of fly-by-night companies out there whose main aim is to make money at your expense. By hiring a pest control team that is BPCA accredited, you can be sure you will get your money’s worth. You won’t need to call Empire to your property again and again, because we work to the strictest guidelines. Rather than using ineffective methods, we will get the job done thoroughly, and in a reasonable timeframe.
Cost Effective Option
There is a misconception that professional pest control firms that are fully accredited by an organisation like the BPCA will be more expensive. However, the opposite is almost always the case. Think carefully before hiring an unaccredited company that seems to have much lower prices than others. It could be that their prices are low for a reason. Like, their staff aren’t properly qualified or trained. They might not be using the most modern products or methods. How do you know that your infestation is being properly dealt with the first time around.
False economy is always more expensive in the long term due to the hidden cost. If there’s anything that doesn’t seem quite right about the price, remember the adage. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is.
So, if you’re thinking of hiring a pest control company, first and foremost you need to be looking for the signs that they are fully sanctioned by being members of the BPCA. Choosing a company that isn’t accredited, in the best-case scenario will be a waste of money. In the worst-case scenario, it could cause more problems than it solves and put you and your family or workforce in danger.
Empire is proud to be BPCA accredited. Our technicians are trained to the highest standards. We also vet all our staff thoroughly. Some firms carry the organisation’s logo on their websites because they want to falsely their credentials. You can be sure of Empire, though, because we are a genuine firm, with genuine accreditation. Look for us on the BPCA accredited pest controllers list. If you have a pest problem, call Empire on for a service you can trust.