Picking a pest control company can be tough. Search “pest control near me,” and lots of results will pop up—from small local companies to big national chains. Which should you choose?
When it comes to pest control, it’s best to “shop local.” There are many benefits to picking a hometown pest control company over a corporate chain.
Today, we’re talking about those benefits. Keep reading to learn why you should choose a local company from the list of “pest control near me!”
Knowledge of the Area & Pests
National chains like Terminix and Orkin operate everywhere, which can be convenient. However, that also means that these chain companies aren’t focused on providing service and pest control tailored to each area. Instead, chains typically offer “one-size-fits-all” pest control services. Pest control in Cincinnati will look different than pest control in Dayton or Columbus.
Local pest control companies, on the other hand, really know the local landscape and its pests. That’s because our technicians work and live in the areas they service.
ScherZinger Pest Control, for example, has served Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Columbus and the surrounding areas since 1934. That’s more than 85 years of hometown bug expertise! We know what pests are prevalent in our Midwest areas and what to look out for, making us uniquely equipped to solve these pest problems quickly and effectively.
Consistent Quality & Service
Larger chains often have great ratings in one city or region, but lower ratings in another. That’s just a fact of business: the larger a company gets, the harder quality control becomes.
What does that mean for pest control? In short, it means you can’t necessarily know if a larger company’s good rating actually applies to your area’s branch and technicians.
Smaller, local pest control companies don’t have the same quality control problems. In addition, on the off chance that you should have a problem, you’ll have a much easier time reaching management at a local company than at a chain.
Here at ScherZinger, we’re able to remain laser-focused on quality and service. We have more control over training and development, and we are more easily able to respond and adapt based on customer feedback than the big chains.
Deep Roots in the Community
Local pest control companies, unlike big national chains, rely a great deal on word of mouth and may not have as large of marketing budgets. Instead, we rely on a job well done. We think this is a good thing!
At ScherZinger, we believe that our work speaks for itself. Our customers speak highly of us because of our service and value, not because we have the flashiest advertisements or the biggest billboards. Our customers regularly review us highly, using words like “reliable,” “tried-and-true,” and “safe.”
If you’re wondering, “How can I find the best local pest control near me?”, talking to your neighbors and reading reviews from others in your community is a good bet!
Fair Pricing and Good Value
National pest control chains can seem like a good deal, but it’s important to “look behind the curtain,” so to speak.
Some chains offer rock-bottom prices, but they do so by making up for it at scale. That means, for example, they might push their technicians to see as many customers in one day as possible. Each customer is paying a little bit less, but—and here’s the secret—each customer is getting lower-quality service. As a result, the customer isn’t really “saving” at all: they’re paying less money, sure, but it’s for worse service.
Other big chains can actually be more expensive than local pest control companies! In this case, customers are paying for the “brand name” instead of the actual service.
Local companies, however, aren’t looking to be the cheapest (or most expensive) pest control out there. Instead, we focus on offering good value.
Here at ScherZinger, we offer excellent service at a fair price. We know that homeowners and commercial property owners are looking for pest control that is quick, safe, economical, and above all, effective. That’s why we don’t cut costs on what’s important, nor do we inflate costs to make a quick buck off our customers!
Quick Service in an Emergency
When you hire a pest control company located right around the corner—as opposed to a chain with a branch serving whole regions—it’s much easier to get service fast. You don’t want to wait hours or even days for a pest control technician to get to you!
If you’re ever facing a pest control emergency, local pest control is the way to go.
We’re Here for You
If you need help with a pest, we’re here for you. You can trust that ScherZinger Pest Control—family owned and locally operated since our founding—has the knowledge, experience, and skill to solve your pest problem.
ScherZinger Pest Control is a trusted pest control company in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas, including Dayton, OH, and Columbus, OH. We’ve been pioneers, engineering new standards for ways of eliminating and controlling bugs and pests. Contact us by phone at 1-877-748-9888 or through our website, Facebook, or Twitter.