From the type of treatment and chemicals used by the pest control company to the guarantee period, you need to consider multiple factors when choosing a pest control service in Dubai. After all, you don’t want to go through the whole process only to face the infestation again after a little while. The experts at ServiceMarket have put together this guide to help you find the best pest control companies in Dubai.
Dubai Municipality approval
Keep in mind that all pest control companies in the Emirate need to be registered with Dubai Municipality. If a company has obtained a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Dubai Municipality, it means that they satisfy the minimal professional requirements and go through periodic inspections. Their staff also have Pest Control ID cards, which are issued by Dubai Municipality Public Health Pest Control Section to let customers know that they have met all qualification requirements. So, it’s the first thing you should check. There are two easy ways to ensure that you’re using an approved service:
- Book through ServiceMarket: One option is to just book a treatment through ServiceMarket, which only features pest control companies that are registered with Dubai Municipality.
- Visit Dubai Municipality’s website: Another option is to look for the most recent list of approved companies in the Dubai Municipality Public Health Pest Control Section. It includes all companies that have approval to carry out pest control services in the Emirates. Companies providing general pest control services are grouped according to the strength of their pest control qualified staff. Keep in mind that there are separate lists for companies that are licensed for fumigation, bird control, and termite control.
The wrong use of chemicals not only poses a health hazard but can also damage your property and belongings. Not to mention the fact that pests might not be eliminated completely, which makes the prospect of a recurring pest infestation more likely. The use of banned and restricted chemicals and improper use of pesticides can be harmful to humans, animals, as well as the environment. Be sure to confirm that the pest control company will be using registered pesticides, which you can verify through the website of the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. You will be able to check the status of pesticides, scope of use, active ingredients, and the expiration date of its registration certificate.
Type of treatment
There can be different types of treatment for a particular pest infestation. Since some treatments are more effective than others, be sure to ask your pest control company about what treatments they plan to use. The cost of the pest control service may also depend on the type of pest control treatment. For example, bait gels or spray may be used for cockroach treatments. Bed bug treatments may involve heat treatment and insecticides. For ants, spray or bait may be used.
Staff training and experience
It goes without saying that exterminators need to be professionally trained to carry out a pest control treatment effectively and safely. Consider asking your pest control company if their technicians have any certifications. What’s more, the longer a pest control company has been providing services in Dubai, the more knowledgeable and resourceful it’s likely to be.
Type of pest infestation
There are specialized treatments for commons pests including ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, rodents, and termites. Some types of pests like termites require more complicated treatments so you should confirm with your pest control company if they have the know-how, equipment, chemicals, and experience to handle the pest infestation you are facing.
If a pest infestation is not tackled properly it can reoccur, which is why reputable pest control companies usually offer a guarantee period for their treatment. This means that if you encounter the same pests again soon afterwards, they will provide another treatment for free. With ServiceMarket, you get a guarantee period of three months. Do give the treatment a couple of months to be fully effective.
When should you get in touch with a pest control company in Dubai?
When moving homes, many Dubai residents book a move-in pest control service to avoid encounters with unwanted pests such as ants, bed bugs, and cockroaches. It’s recommended that you should consider booking preventive pest control in Dubai at least once a year even if you don’t see any pests in your house at the moment. Doing so can help you avoid big pest infestations. Of course, you should book a pest control service as soon as you spot any pests in your home.
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ServiceMarket only features vetted and Dubai Municipality approved pest control services in Dubai that come with a 3-month guarantee period.