Some pest control companies offer residential pest control, others offer commercial pest control, and some offer both residential and commercial services (like Assured Environments). The gist of both services is the same: get and keep pests out. However, there are a few key differences between residential and commercial pest control services. We’re going to shine a light on what sets these two pest control services apart. 

How are commercial and residential pest control services different? 

The two types of pest control differ in many ways. However, according to the experts at Assured, these are the 4 biggest things that set them apart: 

1. Commercial pest control services move faster than residential  

It’s a lot easier to temporarily relocate a family than it is to shut down an entire business for multiple days. That’s why commercial pest control companies tend to have quicker turnarounds that result in minimal disruption. This also comes with a higher cost, but most businesses save more from not having to shut their doors for as long.

2. Residential pest control services are more “consistent” than commercial 

Most homes are very similar. That means that the pest problems they face tend to be similar, as well. Most residential pest problems can be solved using the same couple approaches every time.

That means residential pest control companies typically don’t have the same breadth of custom knowledge that commercial pest control companies do. Commercial buildings have a lot more variation depending on the business involved (food service, healthcare, retail, etc.). Therefore, commercial pest control companies have the experience to create custom treatment plans to account for those variations.

3. Commercial pest control companies are often more experienced with preventative pest control measures 

Because commercial pest control companies have more experience working with custom environments, they also have more experience with offering long term preventative measures. Sometimes a businesses’ building is more susceptible to pests because of its location or other residents.

Those types of uncontrollable factors are taken into account by commercial pest control companies. They can offer you long term preventative solutions, such as preventative traps in and around the building.

4. Commercial and residential environments are fundamentally different

Homes are, in general, smaller than businesses, and they tend to attract certain varieties of pests. You’re more likely to find ants, bed bugs, and termites inside of residential homes because they more commonly contain the fabric-heavy environments they prefer.

Businesses are less likely to get bed bugs, but they’re more likely to get pests like rats and cockroaches, because it’s more common to have a commercial building closer to environments (for instance, abandoned property) where those types of creatures thrive. 

How do I find a pest control company that’s right for my situation? 

You want to make sure you choose a company that specializes in the type of pest that’s bothering you, like Assured Environments, for example! We can say that with confidence because our expert team is knowledgeable in both residential and commercial pest control as well as any pest that could be bothering you! 

From rats to bed bugs to ants, the trained team at Assured Environments is on standby, ready to help. If you’re looking for quality pest control in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, Get in touch today!