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What Your Customers Are Looking For In A Pest Control Company

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Pest control management can be a competitive field to work in since there are usually several companies in one city offering the same services, each one claiming that they can get the job done best. So when a potential customer opens the Yellow Pages or does a quick Internet search, how do they know who to choose? Here is some insight into what customers are looking for from a pest control professional and ideas to make your company successfully stand out among the competition. Referrals There’s a good chance that new customers seeking pest control services will ask their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers for recommendations of a company that… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control News

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Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control News Diatomaceous Earth Pros and Cons There is such a mixed sentiment out there about diatomaceous earth, leading to a lot of confusion. People are left wondering if it really does kill pests, and if so, how effective it really is. Learn more about the pros and cons, here. Higher Temperatures Are Bringing Out The Wasps Have you noticed an increase in wasp activity this September? Apparently, the recent hot spell is bringing out wasps in full force in some areas of North America. More… Keeping Bed Bugs At Bay – Even In College College dorms are quickly becoming one of the most frequent… Read More

Labor Day Week Pest Control Links Round-Up

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Labor Day Week Pest Control Links Round-Up   Wasp Ruins My Labor Day While enjoying my outdoor Labor Day picnic, I feel this small quiver underneath my blouse. I brush at it, thinking nothing of it at first, when I realize that ‘quiver’ inside my blouse has legs… and a bad temper! More… Take the Bite Out of Labor Day Nothing puts a damper on end-of-summer picnics and camp-outs faster than biting bugs. Unfortunately, mosquitoes and other insect pests come with the summertime territory. You can keep pesky – and sometimes dangerous – bugs from ruining your time outdoors over the long Labor Day weekend by taking three steps for… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control Information

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Friday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control Information   10 Reasons Why People Are Afraid Of Spiders Why are people so afraid of spiders? Why does even the thought of one give most of us the heebie-jeebies? Here are 10 reasons. More… Home Remedies for Itchy Insect Stings It’s inevitable… We all get stung every now and again. Whether the culprit is a bee, wasp, fire ant, or any other stinging pest, there are some remedies available. More… The Proper Way to Conduct a Bed Bug Inspection Make sure you get all the facts before you hire a bed bug inspector. You don’t want to have to deal with these… Read More

Pest Control: The Label Is The Law

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What’s in a label? For pest control operators there is much more to find in a label than just words; there is law. Each and every chemical used in pest management has certain purposes and conditions that companies must follow when handling. These policies are sustained to maintain the safety of clients and proper extermination. Labels carry strict, unbendable outlines for usage, and along with this strict adherence of policies come many implied expectations and qualities. Standards: Purpose & Trust When a pest control operator is solicited, its purpose is to regulate chemicals according to their labels. Anyone can smash a roach with a sandal, but mass extermination and the… Read More

Stinging Insects Infographic

Stinging Insect Pests Infographic: Know The Difference Summer barbecues, pool parties, picnics, and other outdoor activities can be accompanied by stinging pests. Some of these stings are mild, and other can really pack a punch. Here’s an excellent infographic, brought to you by Eden Advanced Pest Technologies, informing us all on how we can distinguish among these stinging insects, and what steps to take to control and prevent them respectively. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Related articles Picnic Invaders! Deadly Bugs of Summer The ‘sting-o-meter’ that tells you which insects are best avoided (developed by a researcher who was fed… Read More

Pest Control Information- Weekly Links

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Pest Control Information- Weekly Links First Aid Treatment for Yellow Jacket Stings You’ve been stung by a yellowjacket… Now what? Here’s a step by step first aid guide to treat these painful stings. More… What Do Gopher Tunnels Look Like Underground? Here is a fascinating look at what gopher tunnels look like under the soil. The burrow system can cover an area of 200 to 2,000 square feet. More… 5 Most Common Las Vegas Pests Las Vegas is home to some serious pests (and no, we’re not talking about the smut peddlers on the Strip). Here are the top five pests found in the Las Vegas area. More… How Termites… Read More

How To Go Scorpion Hunting

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Southwestern desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas are home to the infamous Bark Scorpion. For the more adventurous types, now is the perfect time to scrounge up the trusty black light and go scorpion hunting. Even though bark scorpions are some of the most poisonous scorpions in the country, it’s a great opportunity to see them up close and expose others to they way they behave. We’ve obviously seen our fair share of scorpions, so here is everything you need to know about how to go scorpion hunting. (Obligatory disclaimer: We do not condone handling scorpions, as they can cause serious harm or even worse. If you should be… Read More

Pest Control- Friday Links Round-Up

Pest Control- Friday Links Round-Up   Pest Control Website Design Analysis Interested in growing your small pest control business? Talk to Shannon Johnson of Manic Marketing in St. Petersburg, FL. More… Travel Protection from BedBugs Here’s a guide written for those that want to travel smart and take precautions to avoid bed bugs while traveling. More… Tiny Ticks are a Big Health Hazard The humble tick is a very small insect. However, don’t let the diminutive size fool you. The tiny tick can pose a big threat to your health. More… Boost Your Sales By Marketing Your Pest Control Business Consider the following marketing tips on how to grow your… Read More