Bugs are never a welcome addition to your home. Whether you’re seeing ants or spiders or even those bigger, nastier pests like cockroaches or even mice, it can feel like once one gets in, a whole family of bugs just takes over.
And all you really want to do is get back to peace and get these little critters out of your home once and for all.
If you need to eliminate pests from your home, there are a few exterminators you can choose from in Central and Southern Maryland. Just type in “pest control” or “exterminator” in your Central or Southern Maryland region, and you see quite a long list of companies appear -- everything from small to large.
Doing this research can take quite a bit of time. You want to find the best fit -- a company that understands the insect you’re dealing with and can eliminate your infestation as fast as possible.
Is it wrong to just choose the first one on the list and save time? How can you be sure you’re going to pick the best match for you? And then how can you know you’re not going to be disappointed in the service you get?
You just want those pests gone. We get it.
As you look for local exterminators, B.O.G Pest Control will probably appear on the list. And you’ll want to compare one business to others like Natural Green. Let’s review some similarities and differences so you can make a fair comparison.
B.O.G Pest Control vs. Natural Green: The Larger Company vs. the Smaller Company
Celebrating just over 30 years in business, B.O.G. Pest Control is based in Edgewater, Maryland.
Led by brothers Mark and Brad Leahy, the company is a nearly $10-million business with ambitions for continued growth. B.O.G. Pest Control is affiliated with Blades of Green, which provided mowing services, as well as installation services, early in its existence but has since walked away from those and added pest control, in addition to its core lawn care offerings.
Blades of Green/B.O.G. Pest Control services a wide area covering Central Maryland and Northern Virginia, including Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Montgomery, and Howard Counties in Maryland, with Baltimore and Harford Counties coming soon. In Virginia, they service Loudoun County and 15 cities in Northern Virginia.
Natural Green focuses on Central and Southern Maryland. So size is one of the big differences between the two companies. We like to keep a tighter, more compact service area because we feel this enables us to be more nimble to customers’ needs so we can answer questions promptly and arrive quickly to solve problems.
B.O.G. Pest Control vs. Natural Green Prices
It’s very natural to want to know the price differences between pest control companies. We can tell you that because we aren’t as large and don’t spend as much money on marketing, we likely are less expensive or comparable in cost to B.O.G. Pest Control.
But, as you investigate prices and look at your budget, factoring pest control costs is essential in your decision-making.
Technician Experience and Training
We employ registered professional pest control technicians. Treating our employees well is high on our list of priorities because we know this means they will treat our customers better as a result. That’s the reason our average team member tenure is around three years for our pest control technicians.
This is much higher than the industry average. We also won’t hire an exterminator unless they have a previous three years of experience so we know they are educated in the profession and have established some of the basic skill sets necessary to do the job right.
A few times each year we also train our technicians on proper pest control application techniques and best practices. This ensures our technicians recognize pest issues and can quickly address a variety of problems.
Maintaining high-quality service at each home visit is important to us. As a result, our technicians -- the ones who know your home and the pests nearby best -- stay with us. When we invest in them, they invest in you. We have had employees come from other businesses to work for us because of this.
Larger pest control companies that don’t follow these practices tend to have higher employee turnover rates. We’re not sure if that is the case with a larger exterminator that has a bigger service area like B.O.G. Pest Control, so you may want to ask these questions if you’re considering hiring them
Consistent Customer Service
Consistency is very important to us. When you call us for a pest control problem for the first time or the 21st time, we want your experience to be positive and informative during every instance.
A smaller company can be more proactive and flexible, taking the time to answer questions from customers. If you have issues with a pest in your home and aren’t sure what to do, you want the opportunity to talk with an expert.
You have questions, and we never want to cut your time with us too short. We want to know you on a first-name basis and provide you with responsive service. That’s why we like to stay fairly small.
Larger companies can get wrapped up in focusing on production -- how many houses they can visit in a day -- versus the quality and attention at each visit. When you interview larger companies like B.O.G. Pest Control, it’s important that you ask questions about this so you know how they will address your big pest concerns.
Customer Service Ratings
Customer reviews say a lot about a company’s customer service. We are so proud of our Google rating and all of the positive reviews from our customers. This is a higher average ranking than many pest control businesses.
B.O.G. Pest Control, based in Anne Arundel County, Maryland: 181 reviews for 4.9 stars
Natural Green: 236 reviews for 4.6 stars (and more coming in each week!)
It could be the pest knowledge that our licensed and certified technicians deliver to you or our fast response to your inquiries and worries. Or maybe it’s the way we treat your home like it’s our own. We love hearing this feedback from our valued customers. It is a sign to us that we’re doing things right.
A few of our customers have even taken the time out of their busy schedules to share video testimonials with us!
Choose The Best Pest Control Company For You
When it comes to pest control in Central Maryland, you have a lot of options.
We know that once you have a pest problem, researching which company to choose can feel like it takes a ton of time. Meanwhile, those pests aren’t going away.
But doing your research is important. You should look at all of the companies you’re researching, including B.O.G. Pest Control and Natural Green, and compare their services, approaches, experience, and pricing. No one wants to waste time or money making the wrong decision.
We’re here to help you as you do your research. We’d love to make it to the top of your list. But your happiness is important to us -- no matter which company you choose.
When you make a great choice, you build a solid relationship with a pest control professional and then you can enjoy your home without any interruptions or headaches from bugs.
Want to learn how Natural Green could be your pest control partner in Central Maryland? We’d love to learn more about you. Get started today with a free quote. Together, we can prepare a customized plan.