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A Plea For Paperless Pest Control

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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

How To Keep Your Small Business Afloat

In tough economic times, many people are turned off by the idea of starting a small business. Statistics it may seem are not in their favor. Even when someone does get a business off the ground, keeping it running smoothly and successfully requires more energy than some may be willing to muster. While situations vary depending on the product or service you sell, there are certain practices to keep in mind if you are trying to keep a small business afloat. Consider the following five points. 1. Maintain the Strengths You Already Have This usually means maintaining those employees your company would be crippled without. There are likely certain people… Read More

Pest Control Community Now On Google+

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Google+ Communities Today Google+ announced the addition of Communities to its popular social networking site. The idea is to have large groups of members arranged around a Google+ hub page which is dedicated to a specific topic like fishing, running, or pest control. Google+ will let members share to particular communities with posts, photos, +1′s, and hangouts. The feature is now live for the sites 235 Million users. Pest Control Community On Google+ With this exciting new announcement from Google+, we have founded the Pest Control Community Page. We will be using this page to communicate important news and updates within the pest control industry. We will also use it… Read More

Pest Control Operator Q & A- Raising Prices

Pest Control Operator Q & A- Raising Prices One of the most difficult challenges pest control operators face is meeting overhead. As labor costs, cost of pesticides, gas prices, and property taxes all increase; some pest control companies are left facing the inevitable… Raising prices to meet overhead, or closing the doors forever. Question: How do I tell my existing customers that I am raising my prices? Answer: The notion of raising prices strikes fear in pest control operators; and for good reason. Nothing will send your customers to the nearest competitor faster than raising prices. There’s a lot at stake when you decide. Surviving a price increase means getting… Read More

Pest Control Operator Tips- 12 Ways to Build a Better Day

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Pest Control Operator Tips- 12 Ways to Build a Better Day As pest control operators, our days are filled with ups and downs. We find joy in being able to help our customers eliminate serious pest problems, but we also find it challenging to juggle our day-to-day priorities. We must balance our sales, marketing, and managing efforts; with training our employees, scheduling and billing our customers, and making sure we meet overhead… All while balancing family, community, and even religious obligations. While we are making our customer’s days better, sometimes our days suffer. Here are a few tips pest control operators can do to ensure you have a great workday:… Read More

10 Qualities of Outstanding Pest Control Employees

As pest control operators it can be challenging at times finding extraordinary employees and technicians to work for your company. Showing up to work everyday and performing adequately is expected, but it doesn’t make for an outstanding employee. Several pest control operators were asked, “What qualities do their most outstanding technicians and employees possess, and what traits do you look for when hiring them?” Here are their top 10 responses: 1. They have a positive attitude. Working for a pest control company might not always be the most glamorous of jobs at times, but the most outstanding employees will always show up to work everyday with a positive disposition, enthusiastic… Read More

Pest Control Slogans & Pest Control Quotes

So just having a little fun here, but I decided to test some popular lines and slogans adding a pest control twist… Out of the Strong came forth pest control. Bug Tested, Mother Approved. Have pest control your way. Good to the last bug. Is it Live or is it pest control? Taste Great, Less [...]

Promoted Tweet on Pest Control Twitter Stream by WHO?

A Promoted Tweet on Pest Control term by an electrical company? “Technology has to be invented or adopted.”  – Jared Diamond Okay so this a cool quote and all, but why? Why would GE want to promote this tweet on the pest control stream? Where is the connection? Did someone just do some keyword research [...]

Should Exterminators Offer a Bed Bug Guarantee?

What’s the Risk? What’s the Payout?  Should you, a pest control operator, offer a warranty/ guarantee for Bed Bugs?  Anyone that has done their research knows the difficulty in offering a Bed Bug elimination guarantee.  Whether it be for single family homes, apartments, hotels, or furniture rental companies.  Weather you are a large multi-million dollar company or a small local establishment.  Right now Bed Bugs are swooping in to this nation from afar bringing back memories of the 40’s and 50’s.   Except now pest professionals and proven pesticides are restricted by our government and that may cause this pandemic to get worse before it gets better.   Not only are pest… Read More