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Handle With Care: How To Address Negative Online Reviews

Every company hopes to provide the best products and services, and they hope to make every customer’s experience enjoyable. Unfortunately, that’s not always going to occur. Sometimes, your company is going to upset a customer to the point where they write a negative online review about your business on sites like Google+ Local or Yelp. Although you cannot control what customers say about you online, you can help to diffuse the situation by addressing these negative comments. The following tips will help you handle each and every negative review with care to help put the customer’s mind at ease. Read the entire review. Don’t read the first line and assume… Read More

Catch Negative Reviews Before They Happen – Why Customer Resolution Matters

Customer service is the cornerstone of any business. If your customers aren’t happy, then you don’t have any customers. Your employees should be trained on the best ways to resolve all different types of complaints or problems your customers could have. And, your employees need to know how important that customer resolution really is. In the past, one unresolved complaint could go unnoticed and not have a large effect. Now, one unresolved complaint can turn into an online rant that can reach all of your customers and potential customers. Customers Require Resolution When customers have problems with your company, their shopping experience, their purchase, etc., they want a resolution to… Read More

Best Practices For Generating Repeat Business

Being able to bring in business is great, but keeping a customer loyal is even better. It has been proven time and time again that it takes less effort and money to keep a current customer satisfied than it does to bring in new business. There should be no question that repeat business is absolutely essential for success. Here are some best practices for generating repeat business: Superior Customer Service This first bit of advice may seem too obvious to mention, but it is crucial. You can’t just have good customer service; you need to have superior customer service. Your business has to stand out above every other competitor in… Read More

Four Ways To Be Proactive In Managing Your Online Reputation

The online reputation of your business is so important that you literally cannot afford to sit idly by while it develops on its own. Here are four ways that you can be proactive in managing your online reputation and help steer things in the right direction. Actively Monitor Your Reputation You should be constantly monitoring your reputation online, not waiting to hear about the buzz after the fact. Actively monitor your reputation by frequently (every few days or so) checking each of the review sites your business is located on, including Yelp, Google+ Local, and other niche websites. When you claim your listings by joining a site, you can usually… Read More

Pest Control with Heart – Hearts Pest Control San Diego

The internet is a sea of information.  Some salty, some entertaining, some exciting, and some information is just useless.  The world of pest control has been around for some time now.  There are industry giants that have been around for close to 100 years now. The pests may evolve , but not much really changes on a daily bases. So I sometimes wonder “how can anyone add new and valuable content to the topic of pest control?” Sure there is a new love song everyday of the week. Yes, Facebook is revolutionizing the social scene.  But PEST CONTROL??? But, as with love songs, it’s the passion that keeps the flame… Read More

How do you work this thing?

My name is Svea Owens and I work for the Phoenix AZ branch of Bulwark Exterminating. Over the past several months, we have been using our website as a way for our customers to share with others about the jobs our technicians do for them. The first few weeks of using this website, we had a couple of customers call in saying they couldn’t figure out how to leave reviews. As the calls came in the other girls in our office would transfer these people to me and I would get on the website and walk them through step by step on how to do it. One customer in particular… Read More

Finding time

Working at Bulwark Exterminating has been the most full filling job that I have had. Hello, my name is Tarria and I have been with Bulwark for about three and half years. Working for the pest control branch in San Antonio, TX. One experience that I had this past summer is a customer who called in to get scheduled for a callback for interior ants. Of course with our summers we are very busy and it can be very difficult to find a time and day to schedule an appointment for a customer. After, searching the routes I was not able to find an appointment for at least two days… Read More

Surprise at the door

In July of 2004 I came to this company with an understanding that Bulwark was a customer service company first and pest control company second.  Little did I know they actually meant it; on my second day of on the job training here in Austin Texas I was paired up with Silvestre Loera.  He made the day great, but he stressed how it was important to start your day on time and get to your first house promptly.  He also showed me after that the first service you could go get breakfast tacos, which I thought funny due to he was stressing right before to be on time. As the day… Read More

I like my job

It was my second year as a pest control technician and was beginning to realize how much I enjoyed my job.  As a pest control technicians we are trusted to serve our customers to the best of our ability, in a kind, courteous way and we have a lot of freedom in how we accomplish this.  We have all day to complete our services and are often given opportunity throughout the day to earn more money.  I enjoyed all of this, but one day I realized that killing bugs was easy, I was enjoying the time I had to interact with our customer.  I would find myself almost daily impressed… Read More

Roger Only

She then requested not only to have Roger go back and perform the regular service but to also delete her messages on her voice mail…I wouldn’t be surprised if Roger did go back and perform her regular service and also deleted her messages for her.