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This July 4th Declare Your Independence From Pests

Wasps On Watermelon

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” -Malcom X Some 238 years ago, this Country’s founding fathers wanted independence from Great Britain’s rule of taxation and tyranny. On July 4, 1776 they made a stand! The Second Continental Congress, comprised of colonists like John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, adopted the Declaration of Independence. Enough with the oppression! All those years ago, our forefathers pronounced their legal separation of the then Thirteen Colonies. This Independence Day, if you’re being oppressed by a malicious regimen of pests; it’s time to say enough as well! Pronounce your independence from pests… Read More

Pest Control Trust Certified

Trust Certified

Bulwark Exterminating is proud to announce that we are Trust Certified! We have joined up with TC Referrals, a complimentary service that allows homeowners and businesses to quickly find reliable, certified service professionals they can trust to help with any of their household, auto, and commercial facility service’s needs! What Is Trust Certified? Bulwark Pest Control is proud to announce that we are Trust Certified! What exactly does Trust Certified mean? It means Bulwark has passed TC Referrals comprehensive 8-Step Trust Certification Process and has been given the Trust Certified Stamp of Approval for our pest control and termite control services! TC Referrals has researched and sorted through hundreds of businesses;… Read More

Keeping Pests Out: 5 Tips to Ensure Your Home is Bug Free

Dirty Cockroach Kitchen

When it comes to pests, mice, cockroaches and ants top the list as the most irritating (and unwelcome) household “guests.” How, then, do you keep these little creatures from invading your space? These five tips should cut back on the frequency of your pest sightings. Eat in the Kitchen This tip sounds almost too simple, but keep in mind that many families snack throughout the house or enjoy dinners in front of the television every once in a while. To limit your pest sightings, keep food in the kitchen and dining room only. You’ll have an easier time cleaning up after meals, and establishing this habit ensures that crumbs don’t… Read More

If Pest Control Were Real Estate

roach soup

I received an email today asking for bids to treat a commercial property. The email reads as follows (red highlight added): ________ is soliciting bids for Pest Control services at _________________. Attached is a scope of services and a site plan to assist you. The current contract expires on 07/31/14. If you wish to bid on this contract, the firm bidding deadline is Friday, June 13, 2014 at midnight. The annual contract will be awarded to the lowest bidder. All solicited bids are sent to our corporate office for verification of pricing by our Vice President. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. Attached was “the scope… Read More

Pest Control Technician Of The Year Award

Pest Serviceman

Does one of your pest control technicians have what it takes to be this year’s tech of the year? Does he or she go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of your customers? Are they passionate about what they do? If so, PCT is looking for nominations for their annual technician of the year award. This award recognizes standout pest control service professionals in three categories: commercial pest control, residential pest control and termite control. For 17 years, PCT’s Technician of the Year award recognizes the contributions of those frontline pest professionals working to protect food, health, property and the environment. The award is sponsored by BASF Pest… Read More

5 Things Your Pest Control Technician Wants You to Understand

There are a lot of misconceptions about what pest control is and what to expect from your technician. No one wants to see bugs or rodents on their property, particularly if they have made their way indoors. However, it is important to stay calm and listen to the expertise of the technician that comes out to service your property. They can help you understand how to prevent future problems and address current issues. To get you started, the following tips will clue you in to five things that pest control technicians wish their customers understood. 1. A technician is not an “exterminator.” What do you think of when you hear… Read More

Esteemed Writer Enlightens Masses With 1000 Published Blogs

1000 Blogs Published Trophy

Queen Creek, Arizona– At a ceremony held in a Barro’s Pizza banquet room Tuesday evening, noted pest control and insect blogger Anthony Ball, 32, was recognized by his peers in the pest control community with an award honoring his illustrious writing career, and accomplishment of publishing 1000 blogs. The black-tie ceremony was reportedly attended by over six prominent pest control professionals, many of whom lauded Ball for his deep and lasting influence in both the literary and pest control fields. Ball, who is regularly featured in WritersDigest.com’s list of the nation’s top 500 sexiest bloggers, amassed the 1000 blog publications in just 20 short months. His creative, well-researched works on… Read More

Understanding A Pest Control Non-Compete- The Employee Perspective

Choose your own way, concept

As a pest control technician, you labor long hours in often times uncomfortable, dirty, and hot conditions. You work hard! You build rapport with many of your customers. You learn your trade inside and out. After years of working for a pest management company, you’re done lining the pockets of “the man.” You decide to take your pest control knowledge, skills and abilities and start your own pest control business. Your plan has just one kink. Upon initially becoming a pest control technician, you signed a non-compete agreement with your former employer. Before you start your own pest control business, first you must understand the non-compete agreement or clause you… Read More

Understanding Pest Control Non-Competes- The Employer’s Perspective

Ethical vs. Legal

As pest control operators, you spend years building your companies. Blood, sweat, frustrations, and tears go into building relationships with your customers, and your employees. What if one of your employee technicians decides that he or she wants to quit and start their own pest control business? Are you protected? Many pest control companies utilize non-compete agreements or clauses in their businesses. What exactly are pest control non-compete agreements? Do they work, and how are they enforced? Are there any drawbacks to using these clauses in the employee hiring process? What about legal issues that come up? Many questions arise when it comes to pest control non-competes. In part one… Read More

Women In The Bug World

Female Pest Control

In much of the labor force women are the minority. In the pest control industry, finding a female technician or sales representative is no easy task. According to the United States Department of Labor, in 2011 only 3.7 percent of the employees working in pest control were women, easily categorizing this as a non-traditional occupation for women. Donna Milgram, executive director of the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science has spoken about the issue and offers valuable insight in regards to the situation. Female Recruitment Recruiting women in the pest control industry should be a key focus. It is also important for companies to encourage female referrals… Read More