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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

Will This Record Cold Affect The Pest Control Industry?

Concerned Business Owner

Most of the United States is experiencing record cold temperatures with this polar vortex. The end of January was down right glacial with temperatures plunging more than 20 degrees below normal. This record cold and snow is expected to last a couple more weeks. This frigid weather has us pest management professionals wondering, just how much this severe cold is going to affect business this upcoming pest season. There’s no doubt that these cold temps will kill off some of the invasive pests we service, but to what extent? How Extreme Cold Affects Insect Pests As PCO’s, we all know that many of the pests we strive to manage can… Read More

Friday Favorites: Weekly Links Round-Up

House Centipede

House Centipede: One Scary Looking Dude! Okay it’s time for my vote and I think the house centipede is one scary looking dude! Here’s why… Read More What Pests Pose Threats To Commercial Properties? The list of diseases pests can transmit is substantial. There are a few pests that are the biggest culprits… Read More Common Animals that Live in the Attic Your attic is a common hideout for pests. These are the biggest culprits… Read More From Yellow Page Spammers to Bad Plumbers Who PPC Are yesterday’s Yellow Page spammers today’s internet spammers? Read More Simple Pest Control Here are a few simple and green pest control tips from… Read More

Becoming A Pest Control Operator

Exterminator spraying

In an economy where jobs can be hard to find, sometimes it’s worth it to consider jobs you may not know much about. One job you may not have considered is that of a pest control operator. In 2013, Fox Business named the pest management industry as one of the top 8 jobs to ‘escape the office’ and with good reason. The pest management industry is in constant demand, which is great for job security. Here is some more information that can help you decide whether this career path is right for you. What is a Pest Control Operator? A pest control operator is also called a PCO or, more… Read More

Pest Control News Of The Week

Brown Recluse

10 Preventative Measures To Avoid A Brown Recluse Spider Bite It goes without saying, that the Brown Recluse spider is one of the most feared pests in the United States. There are, however, some preventative measures that you can take today, that will decrease your chances of getting bit by one of these dangerous spiders… Read More Brown House Moth Here’s what you need to know about this common household pest, including: appearance, lifestyle, habits, and control… Read More Preventing a Bed Bug Infestation Learn more steps you can take to help control and prevent bed bug infestations with this great infographic… Read More Learn to Eliminate Biting Flies From… Read More

Blog Pest Control 2014!

Happy New Year 2014

Peace out 2013! Another year has come and gone, and all of us bug guys and gals here at Blog Pest Control are so very grateful for all of your continued reading and viewing. We’ve put a lot of work into this publication, making it the go-to place for all things pest and pest control… The best is yet to come! In 2014, we will continue to keep you up-to-date an all of the latest pest control news for both the general public, and the pest management professional. Check out our profiles of interesting insects with our pest of the week feature, our links round-up to other informative pest control… Read More

Top 10 Stories On Blog Pest Control 2013

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This year has just about come to an end, and what a memorable year it has been. After the heated election of last year, I bet most of you were thinking that things were going to calm down a bit. Instead, we endured a sobering bombing at The Boston Marathon, watched intently the trails of Jodi Arias and George Zimmerman, and celebrated a royal baby birth. 2013 has also been the year of Obamacare. What a busy year! Blog Pest Control Top Stories For 2013 While 2013 was a busy year for all of us, it was also a busy year for Blog Pest Control. We actually set a record… Read More

Best Of 2013: Year End Pest Control Links Round Up

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Here are a few links to some of the best pest control articles and blogs we’ve come across this year. Enjoy! General Pest Control  Pest Control Software for Small Business  http://www.theservicepro.net/blog/pest-control-software-for-small-business  A Day in a Tampa Pest Control Office http://nelsonspestcontrol.com/pest-control/pest-control-tampa-fl/a-day-in-a-tampa-pest-control-office-2/ Warmer Winter Foreshadows More Bug Infestations This Summer http://gemtekpestcontrol.com/warmer-winter-foreshadows-more-bug-infestations-this-summer/ The Importance of Pest Control in Restaurants http://dialonepestcontrol.com/the-importance-of-pest-control-in-restaurants/ 5 Crazy Pest Control Products http://pestcontrolsanantonio.com/2013/12/5-crazy-pest-control-products/ Cockroach Control What Cockroach Control Can Do To Your Restaurant http://www.horizonpestcontrol.com/blog/what-cockroach-control-can-do-to-your-restaurant/ The Primary Types of Indiana Cockroaches http://www.yespestpros.com/pest-control/the-primary-types-of-indiana-cockroaches/ Cockroach Infestations http://www.vermatechpestcontrol.co.uk/news/general-interest/cockroach-infestations.php An Overview of Cockroach Allergies http://www.paynepestcontroloc.com/786122/2013/12/12/an-overview-of-cockroach-allergies-.html Cockroaches & Disease http://spectrumpestcontrolinc.com/blog/cockroaches-disease/ Scorpion Control Scorpions, Pest Control Enemy #1 http://www.essentialpest.com/2013/05/scorpions-pest-control-enemy-1/ Black Lighting Scorpions For Scorpion Control http://pestcontrolstgeorge.com/2013/08/black-lighting-scorpions-for-scorpion-control/ Phoenix… Read More