As seen on TV

Television commercials are the times we usually use to make a run to the bathroom or to refresh our drinks when we’re watching out favorite shows. Nobody takes commercials seriously anyway; do people really buy Mr. Clean because we’ve seen a cartoon bald guy with a white t-shirt give us a wink? About the only time I can think of that I look forward to commercials is during the super bowl. That is a time that seems to be set aside to let creative license fly. The commercials are usually funny and talked about all over the country for weeks afterwards. It’s said that a 30 second ad costs 3 million dollars and maybe that’s why Miller High Life ran only a one second ad.(still $100,000.00 if my math is right)

Of course small bug companies can’t compete with large industry giants and their sizable advertising war chests but they do need to get their name out there and TV ads are one way to do that. The ads tend to be geared towards cute and memorable rather than serious with hard bug facts. I see a few in my area from time to time and naturally they peak my interest since I’m in the business but I wonder, do they resonate with the average homeowner?

While this is by no means is a professional poll, I picked 3 commercials out that seemed to fit the bill of a smaller company size that have placed their ad on you tube for all the world to see. If you have 90 seconds please take a look and then vote for which one you think is best. If you’re a professional pest control operator and would like your ad included just send me a link and I’ll gladly do it.

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About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.
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  • I’m very surprise with the results. It is so lop-sided. I personally liked the first one. I think it def. has a surprise factor to catch the attention.

    Karl The BugMan
    EnviroCare Pest Solutions
    Columbus Ohio
    Columbus Ohio Pest Control

  • I’m very surprise with the results. It is so lop-sided. I personally liked the first one. I think it def. has a surprise factor to catch the attention.

    Karl The BugMan
    EnviroCare Pest Solutions
    Columbus Ohio
    Columbus Ohio Pest Control

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    It was surprising, I wonder if he got some business from the ad. I’m sure he got comments one way or the other.