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Bulwark Exterminating Buys iPhones and Droids For Every Technician In Preparation To Go Green.

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Bulwark’s new smartphone software will help technicians save costly resources.

Bulwark Exterminating bought all its technicians iPhone and Droid smartphones for Christmas in preparation for its nationwide launch of new proprietary software that will save both gas and paper.

All 11 service branches are scheduled one by one to be operating on the new system by spring of 2011, and getting smart phones in to the hands of the technicians is the next vital step. The branches in Phoenix and Mesa, Ariz., are already operating with the new software. Las Vegas and St. George, UT are scheduled to begin the first week in January.

“It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our technicians, as well as making our company more resourceful,” said Adam Seever, Owner of Bulwark. “These phones belong to our technicians.  We know they will be used for company purposes, but we’re excited about giving our technicians the new phones that they will be able to keep as their own.”

Bulwark technicians currently make an average of one trip per day to their assigned branch office to drop off the invoices from that day’s route.  Since they will be able to upload their invoices to the main servers via their smartphones, they will only need to stop by their branch office about once a week.

“We’ll be saving thousands of sheets of paper and hundreds of gallons of gas on daily basis,” said Seever. “This isn’t just a faster way of doing business. It’s a cleaner and more resourceful way to provide pest control services to our customers.”

About Bulwark Exterminating

Bulwark Exterminating LLC is based in Mesa, AZ and is an industry leader in providing high quality pest control service. Bulwark is fully operational in 7 states, including 11 major cities. While Bulwark provides pest extermination for common insects such as ants, roaches, crickets and spiders, the company’s differentiating specialty is scorpion control. To do this, Bulwark uses the finest and most effective products in the world to solve common pest problems. Bulwark is privately and family owned, has approximately 250 employees and services over 50,000 customers nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.BulwarkPestControl.com.

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8 Responses

  1. pest control services nc says

    Better idea comes with a better output and that’s how your business goes. It’s not just paper and gas saving but your time and effort as well.. This is a great thought actually and I appreciate it a lot.

  2. Jared Miller says

    We are a small Las Vegas based provider and always looking for better ways to reward our higher-performing techs. Was this as much a logistical solutions as it was a “bonus” of sorts? And why both operating systems?

  3. Allsafe says

    What a great idea. The way things are going this could save tons. Green’s the way to go!

  4. Thos003 says

    @Mel
    That’s the idea. Using technology to go green is only part of the equation. The technology also saves on our most precious commodity, time.

  5. Pennington Pest says

    Having a smart phone on the job today almost goes without saying. You need to check your schedule in the morning to see where the first stop will be. Then there’s looking up the address and receiving directions. Some jobs require a look up of the regulations or just some advice for a particular situation. Of course if anything were to go wrong an emergency contact is a phone call away.

  6. Mel says

    It’s good to see a company being absolutely wise with it’s natural and human resources. In addition to saving gas and paper. You save on printer, ink, labor costs. Assuming your fifty thousand customers are bi-monthly. No one has to file 25,000 service tickets!

    Some technicians might appreciate the interaction at the office with coworkers with the daily. I think most would enjoy the extra fourty five minutes to two hours saved by not having to drive into the office just to drop off a few pieces of paper.

  7. Pest-Control-Stories says

    Thanks for question. The software will run on both phones. The technician gets the choice of which phone. A lot of it depends on the the technicians provider.

  8. JP McHale Pest Management Inc. says

    It’s interesting that you are using both iPhones as well as Andriod based devices, not just one. Is there a reason for that?