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Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Yelp… As pest management professionals it’s easy to get confused with all of these different social media avenues. To help you better understand all the different social media outlets a little better, here’s an infographic (with a pest control flare of course) from the professionals at Avalaunch Media and Bulwark Exterminating: Social Buzz-edia Published by Bulwark

Could You Be Using Pinterest For Marketing?

Small businesses are often wary of using Pinterest for marketing because it doesn’t seem as rewarding or straightforward as Instagram. Admittedly, Pinterest won’t work for all brands, but some companies can benefit enormously from including the image-pinning site in their social media marketing plan; including pest control companies. Here’s how to decide if Pinterest is for you, and if so, how you can use it: Is Pinterest right for your business? Some companies won’t get anywhere using Pinterest, and that’s fine — but you don’t want to be spending time getting to grips with the site if it isn’t going to benefit you. Work out whether it’s right for your… Read More

10 New Years Resolutions For The Pest Control Operator

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As pest control operators (PCO’s), we all have inspiring visions for our companies in 2014. We want stability… We want growth. Without specific goals and resolutions, it’s going to be difficult to reach the growth and prosperity we all desire. Here are ten New Years resolutions for PCO’s in 2014: 1. I Resolve To Build A Better Brand. Many PCO’s wonder how to make themselves a brand. When your day to day operations keep you busy keeping your customers pest free, it is easy to postpone working on your business. Thinking about “branding” gets left on the back burner for another day. Ultimately your brand is what the public perceives… Read More

Tips For Successfully Expanding Your Business In 2014

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As a business owner, you may have fallen into the trap of believing that your business will continue to maintain a sense of stability. You may be comfortable, for example, with the number of customers and employees that you currently have. I would suggest that such an approach is unlikely to pay dividends over time. The reality of any business environment is such that a failure to expand and progress almost inevitably leads to a situation where your rivals are making headway. In essence, the danger is that you will be left behind. By attempting to stand still, the reality is that you are actually seeing your business head backwards.… Read More

Social Media Mogul Gary Vaynerchuk Set To Release Book, Speaks To Bulwark

Social media and online branding powerhouse Gary Vaynerchuk is set to release his next book of online arsenal on November 26, 2013. As a pre-release promo, Gary is offering varying quantities of his new piece entitled Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook with different incentives attached to each quantity. If you buy 30 copies of his new book, you get a three minute personalized video in which Gary speaks directly to you with real life tips. Buy 60 books and you get a 10 minute phone call. One hundred books gets you two hand-picked bottles of wine from Gary’s selection. Three thousand books buys you a social media corporate audit of your… Read More

10 Mistakes Companies Make On Facebook

Everyone knows Facebook can be a powerful marketing tool. It allows you to connect with a broad audience, provides a venue to interact with customers, and can give your company a personal feel. However, to be effective, Facebook must be used correctly. There are a number of mistakes that some companies make that turn off potential customers. 1. Posting Too Often Of course it is a good idea to post frequently. It keeps customers engaged and coming back for important information. However, there is also a point where it becomes too much. If you are posting five times a day, people are going to get annoyed and stop following you.… Read More

Spider Found In Oreo: Real Or Fake?

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WARNING! If you ever want to enjoy an Oreo cookie ever again, don’t read this article. Pictures have surfaced on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler of a spider that has allegedly been found inside of one of America’s favorite snacks… The Oreo Cookie! Spider Found Inside Oreo Cookie Photo Courtesy of Facebook The Oreo spider pictures come with the following caption: “This is why you always take Oreos apart before eating them, always. Now think of all the Oreos you’ve ever eaten foolishly.” After seeing the above picture, the public is left wondering if the Oreo was found this way by the consumer, or it was an easily replicated… Read More

A Pill A Day Keeps The Bedbugs Away?

(Photo by Brooke Borel) A Pill A Day Keeps The Bedbugs Away?   Can popping a pill keep bedbugs from feeding on you during your sleep? That’s exactly what a group of doctors and scientists from Eastern Virginia Medical School believe with their new research. A New Weapon For Battling Bedbugs?   New studies suggest that a bedbug will die shortly after having a blood meal from someone who has taken the drug Stromectol. Many are finding this news refreshing as bedbug infestations are growing at exponential rates—some reports say as rates have risen as much as 75% from this same time last year. Researchers hope that taking the Stromectol pill, along… Read More

Toilet Spiders At Florida Olive Garden Deemed Hoax

Toilet Spiders Deemed Hoax  Here we go again. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler have been inundated as of late with reports of poisonous spiders biting people, as they sit on the toilet of all places, resulting in your eventual death. Here Is The Claim  NEW POISONOUS SPIDER IN THE UNITED STATES A spider bite…please read………… And you thought the brown recluse was bad! Three women in North Florida, turned up at hospitals over a 5-day period, all with the same symptoms. Fever, chills, and vomiting, followed by muscular collapse, paralysis, and finally, death. There were no outward signs of trauma. Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood.… Read More

Top 5 Steps to Avoid Pest Control Sprayer Hose Problems

Have you ever had a hose break on you in the middle of a service? Try having that happen when doing weed control and having the tractor dye spray all over a home. Hose problems can be a real mess, costing lots of time, and causing lots of customer headaches and dissatisfaction for changing routes last minute. Well here are 5 easy steps to keep your pest control hose it top shape.   Top 5 Pest Control Sprayer Hose Problems You Can Avoid By Andrew Greess Here are a few simple actions you can take to extend your pest control hose life and reduce chemical spills. Clean hose exterior. When… Read More