Today is Earth Day! As PCO’s, let’s issue a public decree this Earth Day: Pest control professionals nationwide, make a pledge to join the hundreds of other PCO’s and go paperless! A Plea For Paperless Pest Control A single pest control technician can use upwards of 10,000 pieces of paper each year. With the average tree only producing 16.7 reams of paper, each pest control technician is responsible for using 1.2 trees a year just to do their job. With the number of pest professionals worldwide, that equates to some 178 million trees that are no longer part of our ecosystem. Of U.S. manufacturing, paper production is the second largest… Read More
‘Green Pest Control’
Here a a few links to some of the best pest control articles and blogs we’ve come across this year. Enjoy! General Pest Control Home Pest Control Slows The Need For Home Improvement http://www.propacificpestcontrol.com/2012/pest-control/home-pest-control-slows-the-need-for-home-improvement/ Pest Control Tips For The Whole Family http://www.abridgehome.com/2012/12/02/pest-control-tips-for-the-whole-family/ What is a pest inspection and why would I need one? http://dialonepestcontrol.com/what-is-a-pest-inspection-and-why-would-i-need-one/ Borax vs. Boric Acid for Pest Control: Safe and Effective? http://www.momprepares.com/2012/08/27/borax-vs-boric-acid-for-pest-control-safe-and-effective Five Sustainable and Fascinatingly Fun Pest Management Techniques http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/five-sustainable-and-fascinatingly-fun-pest-management-techniques/ Can Pest Control Add Value to your Home? http://pestinc.net/can-pest-control-add-value-to-your-home/ Scent as Pest Control? http://scentsciences.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/scent-as-pest-control/ Benefits of Organic Pest Control http://joshuaspestcontrol.com/benefits-organic-pest-control/ Why Hire a Pest Control Pro? http://www.resteasypestcontrol.com/blog/bid/210286/Why-Hire-a-Pest-Control-Pro 5 Mistakes Hiring a Residential Pest Control Exterminating Company http://eliminexpestcontrol.com/wordpress1/2012/06/28/5-mistakes-hiring-a-residential-pest-control-exterminating-company-suffolk-nassau-long-island-ny/… Read More
The Culture of the Negotiated Pest Control Transactions Here’s a great blog for us pest control operators that explores the art of negotiating prices among different cultures, and how American’s are catching on. There’s a great take home lesson at the end on setting prices while still being able to negotiate with potential and existing customers. Check out: http://heartspm.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/culture-of-negotiated-pest-control-price/ Tips on Hiring Pest Control Services This article provides an interesting consumer perspective on exactly what our customers want in a pest control service. As pest control operators, we can look to model ourselves, and our customer service, according to these guidelines. http://www.linksparadise.com/?p=20782 August Means Hungry Yellow Jackets Heritage Pest Control of… Read More
Pest Control Held to New Standards New legislation has been passed in Annapolis, MD banning toxic pesticides within 25 feet of schools, daycares, government buildings, and waterways. Starting July 1, 2013 pesticides will only be used in emergency infestations. This new legislation is following the same pest control approach of other cities like nearby Washington, DC. http://annapolis.patch.com/articles/pest-control-held-to-new-standards-by-council Parasites and Products Here is a great blog on what the pest control industry is using to treat tick and fleas. Some Pyrethroids like Permethrin are working well for fleas as well as ticks. The article emphasizes customer preparation and education. http://brownpestcontrol.com/aug-21-2012-parasites-and-products/ Don’t Let Bedbugs Ruin Your Vacation Our Pest Control Atlanta friends… Read More
New to the List: Bulwark Exterminating For nearly two decades, the migration of retirees and other warmth-seeking Northerners to the Sun Belt was as predictable as death and taxes. New construction reached record highs and fueled a variety of industries, including pest management. Pestmanagement companies thrived as the market expanded, seemingly without end. Many invested [...]
Green pest control is on a lot of minds these days. We just happened to find a Seattle based based exterminator that promotes their Green name, GREEN CHOICE PEST CONTROL. They are also a family based service that has good reviews from their happy customers. So we decided to get to know them a little better.
Yes it seems that the Wall Street Journal hit the nail on the head. Even the big dogs in pest control are moving toward green pest control options. In fact, the world’s largest pest control service now offers an All Natural pest control product. Apparently they have been testing out different products and have found one they are happy with. They even appear to have beat out the other large national competitors. Green is the thing. All of this goes to show that Bulwark is still ahead of the curve. As featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bulwark not only offers an All Natural Pest Control solution, but the customers… Read More