There was a story in the news recently about Foster Farms in California suing their pest control company for not living up to their contract. As a result, the farms got shut down for three days by the USDA for failing inspection, and then shut down again so that it could undergo a very expensive tenting and fogging pest treatment with a different pest control company. Foster Farms alleges that not only did they suffer these short-term losses, but their reputation has been damaged as well.
Stories like these are an important reminder for businesses, especially those in the food industry, to choose their pest control company carefully. Pest control providers that do come when scheduled or are otherwise ineffective are not only wasting your time and money, but could do cost you even more in the long run if problems go unchecked and get worse. Here are some tips for business owners when choosing and working with a pest control company: