How to Find a Quality Pest Control and Lawn Care Professional

In this interview, Royal Pest Services owner Jimmy Harrington gives his expert opinion on how to find a quality pest control and lawn care professional. 

Q: How to Find a Reputable Lawn Care Company

Harrington: A great way to find a reputable lawn care company is through asking friends and family members that you trust that have had a good experience with a lawn care company in the past. Another great resource is there are websites out there that do a great job of researching lawn care companies and making sure that they’re properly licensed and insured.

Some of the websites may be – a great one is Home Advisor and also Yelp where people can place their reviews that have had good experiences.

Q: Do I Need Professional Pest Control Or Can I Do It Myself?

Harrington: Well, you could try it yourself and a lot of people have. One of the advantages of using a pest control service is that they’ve been trained in the safe and proper handling of the products they’re using in and around your homes and they also know the life cycle and the breeding habits of the insects which is going to help get you the best results. The benefits of that are when they come to your home, they know exactly where the insects are hiding so you can do the proper placement of the products in order to give you the longest control.

Q: Do I Need Regular Pest Control?

Harrington: We frequently get asked that question. Do I need regular pest control treatments in my home? And the answer here in Florida is yes. Insects and rodents carry a lot of different diseases and for the overall health and safety of your family, it’s good to have treatments that really help prevent these insects and rodents from ever coming inside. So a good treatment around the exterior of the home as well as excluding some of the entry points and making it difficult for these insects and pests to enter the home would be a great treatment.

Q: Do I Need Professional Lawn Care Or Can I Do It Myself?

Harrington: The advantage of having a professional lawn care service versus doing it yourself, a lot of it is timing. It’s putting out the right products at the right time in order to help prevent a lot of the problems that crop up throughout the year and a lot of times we’re able to guarantee the results where if bugs or weeds come back, so do we and at no charge to you, where doing it yourself you would have to go buy the products again and put them all back down.

Q: How To Find A Good Bug Exterminator

Harrington: One of the best ways to locate a bug exterminator is to ask your families and friends that you trust that have had good experience with exterminators in the past. Another good way to do it, there’s a lot of websites out there that do a great job of researching and making sure that they have the proper license and insurance of pest control companies. In addition, the company you choose should be willing to meet with you face to face and answer any and all questions you have. They should also be willing to put exactly what they’re going to do for you in writing and back it up with a strong guarantee.

If you have a pest problem, please contact us online or call us at 904-886-BUGS(2847).

Google Reviews

Andy ChandraAndy Chandra
17:49 08 Sep 21
I can not stress enough how great this company. They are bunch of professionals when it comes to... customer service and following up with my concerns especially the owner of the company himself. I had termite tenting service through them and couple of my neighbors saw there was a gap hole during the tenting process and notified me. The tenting happened on the weekend and I was very concerned on the result hence I contacted Goody immediately which he was the person that did the initial inspection. Upon contacting Goody on Saturday, he advised me that he is no longer with the company and had communicated my concerns with one of his previous co-worker on Royal Pest Services. After several times texting the phone no. that was provided to me be Goody, the owner of the Royal Pest Service himself called me to address my problem on the weekend! I was surprised and also realize that the owner of the company does take pride of their service and assure me that they are rectifying the problem and advised me on solution. I am vary satisfied with the level of service and quality of this company.Anyone that need termite pest service, look no further!read more
Linda SpringsteenLinda Springsteen
12:19 17 Jul 21
They have met my needs for over 20 years. I have my termite bond and home pest control services... with them.Very pleased with the service and professional/knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.read more
cindy stephenscindy stephens
15:38 11 Mar 21
our tech-Julius is so helpful. even if he is in our area and it's not a spray day he comes by to... check on the lawn and he leaves us a note. we can ask him any question and he always give a clear answer.the office is always so helpful as well.read more
Richard AllegerRichard Alleger
16:19 26 Feb 21
I met with Mike, we went over what I was hoping to accomplish with my yard and the fact that we... have small children. He was helpful, informative and within 3 days Isaac had already reached out to let me know when he would be starting. It was the same week to make it all that much better! Thanks Mike and Isaac, looking forward to the results.read more
David WomackDavid Womack
18:23 19 Feb 21
I've cared for my lawn for a long time. This fall, weeds just took over and I needed help. I... checked neighboring lawns and found the best looking lawns used Royal. I saw Robert Mendez spraying a neighbors lawn and talked to him as he was wrapping up. He kindly took my name and Mike called within hours. We signed up for services and Robert came back and sprayed the yard and offered some great advice. He came back 2 weeks later and retreated a couple spots and again offered some great advice. I really appreciated the personal touch and can see a dramatic improvement in such a short amount of time.read more