We speak to homeowners all the time who are all looking for answers to the same question. “Of all of the pest control companies in my area, how do I find the best one?” Do you pick alphabetically? Look for the biggest national chain you can find in town? Perhaps you go with the company that is closest to you. It’s easy to see why a homeowner might consider one of these when selecting a pest control service, but none of the factors listed above are guaranteed to lead you to the company that is best for your home and your family.
When shopping for a pest control service, you deserve to build a relationship with a company you can trust. One that will invest in your family while you’re investing in them. Here are three foolproof ways to determine which pest control company is the best one to protect your home.
Shopping Local Is Always Best
One of the most important factors to consider when starting a relationship with a pest control company is how much experience they have working in the community where you live. There is a big difference between hiring a local small business and a national chain that has an office in your town. The national chain that operates in your community is undoubtedly not as committed in the long term as people operating small businesses. Small business owners work and provide services in the same town they raise their families in. And while you may feel a sense of security hiring a pest control company whose commercials you’ve seen on television, you may not realize how far away you are from having access to the decision-making authority within the company. When you hire a local pest control company you’re often one or two degrees away from the owner of the company.
Another important benefit of hiring a local company is that you are working with a team that understands the specific issues that come up for homeowners in your community and can react quickly when necessary. Do you want to hire a pest control company whose policies are developed at a corporate level in a city with a completely different climate than ours? Or would you like to hire a pest control company whose owners live, work, and participate in the same community that you do? Shopping local it’s a great way to ensure you get high-quality, consistent service, and it’s also a really valuable way to invest your resources into the community that means so much to you.
There is nothing more important in the pest control business than a great reputation. At Holder Pest and Termite Control, we have been operating in the DeLand area for more than 40 years, and in that time we have developed lasting, trusted relationships with our clients because we continue to provide top-notch service year in and year out. We understand why people ask for references for the most affordable service provider in their area, but we assure you that the cheapest service is rarely the best service. You work hard for the resources that you have, and you want to provide the best you can for your family. But, when it comes to a great pest control service, hiring a company with a great reputation is more important than one with the cheapest price. We work hard to foster relationships in this area for just that reason.
The Value Of Staying Power
This last factor ties into the one before it. It is because of a great reputation for providing excellent service in a tight-knit community that a pest control service like ours can achieve the longevity that we have. When you are looking to invest in pest control for your home you don’t want to work with a company that is a flash in the pan. Small businesses come and go all the time. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and a commitment to a high level of service to build a company that lasts for decades. This is so important to bear in mind when shopping for a pest control company. The company you hire will have access to your home, will be helping to protect your family and your property from potentially hazardous pests, and with any luck will be a company that you can depend on for years and years to come. So before you commit to any new service providers, ask them how long we’ve been around, and then consider a company that has a history of providing consistently excellent service.
Anytime you’re hiring a company to provide ongoing service to your home you have the right to do your due diligence to ensure that you’re getting the best product money can buy. The items on the list above are just three of the categories to consider, but they are three of the most important. At Holder Pest and Termite Control, we are so proud of the relationships that we have developed in our community and we intend to continue fostering those relationships for decades to come. If you’re in the market for a pest control service, contact our office today and we will schedule your free estimate.