Many pest control companies are owned by the same corporate giants. One of the leading pest control companies is BASF SE, a German chemical giant with over 150 years of experience. The company combines environmental protection with social responsibility to build a diversified portfolio of products. Today, the company has six distinct divisions: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Nutrition & Care, and Water Treatment. Based in Germany, BASF SE employs more than 20,000 people in more than 70 countries. Other subsidiaries include Monsanto and Bayer CropScience Ltd.
Choosing the Right Pest Control Company
In addition to using the latest equipment and chemicals, pest control technicians may need to climb ladders and squeeze into small crawl spaces. Whether dealing with stinging insects, rodents, or wild animals, pest control technicians are trained to use the right approach to the specific job. However, not all pests respond to these methods, and some may require multiple treatments to eradicate the problem.
While it’s important to be careful about who you hire to perform pest control, it’s also important to know the laws governing the use of pesticides in New York. Companies must be licensed to use pesticides and must employ certified technicians and applicators. For more information, visit the DEC’s Pesticide Compliance Section.
Before hiring a pest control company, take a few minutes to compare the different options available. Ask about rates, treatment plans, and guarantees. You can also ask whether the company has insurance coverage. Make sure they take steps to protect you and your family, and request a list of active ingredients that they use in their treatments.