So, you’ve got a pest control business, and you’ve probably set aside money for your marketing campaigns. How do you tell if you’re pouring water into a basket or not?

How can you be sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck with your marketing budget? 

Does your pest control business need a digital marketing strategy? Let’s find out.

Many of us who have purchased pest control products or services in the past have done so based on the recommendations of friends, family, and coworkers. This is not, however, an industry that most people associate with digital marketing.

Which is the better option when it comes to using traditional marketing methods vs. digital marketing methods to promote your Pest Control business? Keep reading to find out…

The word “digital marketing” simply refers to internet marketing or promoting your products or service over the internet. As a result, it is frequently referred to as online marketing.

Digital marketing is a type of online advertising that targets users and meets them where they are socializing online… Pest control firms can take advantage of digital marketing platforms such as social media, emails, and websites to reach their targeted audience and promote their products or services.

Let’s look at some of the main forms of digital marketing in more detail.

  1. Website - A functional and eye-catching website is a must for a pest control business if they are planning to succeed online. The first step in starting a successful pest control business is to develop a professional-looking website.
  2. Social Media Marketing — More than half of the world’s population uses social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and guess what…Your target audience is among them. Your marketing activities on social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, and others are referred to as social media marketing.
  3. Pay per click — Search engine advertising requires a great deal of patience and talent. Because your competitors are also fighting for customers’ attention over Google search, your adverts must be exceptional. You don’t have to pay for adverts until they generate clicks for you using pay-per-click. You simply have to pay for each click, as the name implies. This is also a technique to track the effectiveness of your advertisements.
  4. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - The most effective technique to drive organic traffic to your website is through Search Engine Optimization. Businesses use SEO to attract some of their competitors’ audiences by simply supplying them with information that their competitors aren’t providing.
  5. Email Marketing — Email marketing is often thought to be the slowest however it is considered to best marketing method so far. After conducting thorough research on your target demographic, you can keep your website visitors coming back for more by implementing a well-thought-out email campaign.

Another significant advantage of using digital marketing for your Pest control firms is that it allows you to target a specific demographic (in this case people who have expressed interest in your pest control product or service).

You can track results in real-time when you use digital marketing. You have a good idea of which portions of your audience buy from you and which are interested but not ready to buy.

This helps you to plan ahead and properly structure your marketing campaigns for a better ROI.

On the other hand, any offline marketing activity or effort is referred to as traditional marketing. It was the only method of marketing used before the age of the internet. Before social media became such an integral part of our lives.

Traditional marketing methods include interacting with customers and potential customers through print, magazine, billboard, television, direct mail, TV radio advertisements.

It’s impossible to ignore traditional marketing. It’s constantly in your face. It can appear in the form of non-skippable television advertising or radio commercials. If you have to watch your show, you must also watch the commercial.

The four Ps of marketing come into play when using traditional marketing methods.

  1. Product - How does your product suit the needs of your customers?
  2. Price – Price is always associated with the product in traditional marketing strategies, and it’s no surprise that “priced” is frequently placed after “product.”
  3. Promotion –The only point where traditional and digital marketing may have a few things in common. Both forms of marketing have some sort of promotional strategy when it comes to getting more brand recognition and driving in more sales.
  4. Place - The location of the business—headquarters or branch—is simply referred to as “place” in traditional marketing.

Traditional marketing has had and will continue to have an impact on marketing products or services in general.

One of the most typical questions we hear when discussing digital marketing vs. traditional marketing is whether one will survive or replace the other.

The marketing channels and costs are the major differences between digital marketing and traditional marketing.

Traditional marketing relies on offline campaigns, whereas digital marketing makes use of online tools and technologies available.

Businesses that employ digital marketing have a high potential to reach their audiences considerably faster than traditional marketing methods.


Before you make any decisions on which type of marketing plan is best for your pest control company, it’s vital that you fully comprehend the differences between the two marketing approaches and determine which is best for your pest control company.


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