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Best Of 2012: Year End Links Round-Up

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Here a a few links to some of the best pest control articles and blogs we’ve come across this year. Enjoy! General Pest Control  Home Pest Control Slows The Need For Home Improvement http://www.propacificpestcontrol.com/2012/pest-control/home-pest-control-slows-the-need-for-home-improvement/ Pest Control Tips For The Whole Family http://www.abridgehome.com/2012/12/02/pest-control-tips-for-the-whole-family/ What is a pest inspection and why would I need one? http://dialonepestcontrol.com/what-is-a-pest-inspection-and-why-would-i-need-one/ Borax vs. Boric Acid for Pest Control: Safe and Effective? http://www.momprepares.com/2012/08/27/borax-vs-boric-acid-for-pest-control-safe-and-effective Five Sustainable and Fascinatingly Fun Pest Management Techniques http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/five-sustainable-and-fascinatingly-fun-pest-management-techniques/ Can Pest Control Add Value to your Home? http://pestinc.net/can-pest-control-add-value-to-your-home/ Scent as Pest Control? http://scentsciences.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/scent-as-pest-control/ Benefits of Organic Pest Control http://joshuaspestcontrol.com/benefits-organic-pest-control/ Why Hire a Pest Control Pro? http://www.resteasypestcontrol.com/blog/bid/210286/Why-Hire-a-Pest-Control-Pro 5 Mistakes Hiring a Residential Pest Control Exterminating Company http://eliminexpestcontrol.com/wordpress1/2012/06/28/5-mistakes-hiring-a-residential-pest-control-exterminating-company-suffolk-nassau-long-island-ny/… Read More

Where Are Your Pest Control Technicians?

Do you own or manage a pest control company? Have you ever found one of your guys asleep in the company truck at a nearby park? Have you happened to spot one of your techs in a drive thru while he was scheduled to be on a job? What’s it Costing You? The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) estimates that employee fraud costs a company 6% of an organization’s total revenue, or $600 billion annually. If your pest control company’s revenue was $250,000 last year you’ve potentially lost out on $15,000. That’s $15,000 that can be reinvested in your company, helping it grow. Some of this employee fraud can be directly… Read More

Re: Leaving Something on the Bone – Gerry

Leave Something On The Bone – Sick Pay, Benefits, Medical Coverage in the Pest Control Industry Great write up by Gerry, I would have assumed that most pest control companies offered. Gerry suggests that the pest control industry should be inline with offering sick pay, benefits and medical coverage. I applaud him on that. Gerry is quite the visionary. He brings a different perspective to the pest control industry with his background. He seems to possess a superb business sense and it shows with how he treats his customers and his employees. I agree with him. It would be ideal for pest control companies, and all companies, to offer more… Read More

Our Pest Control Family

We want to say thanks to Gerry over at Heart’s Pest Control in San Diego, for posing such a great question in his pest control post. Read Family Business vs. A Business of Family Do you work for a family business or a business run like a family? We feel the same way here at Bulwark. Yes we are a privately owned pest control company and there are a lot of blood family members in the company, but we feel that everyone who works at Bulwark is part of the Bulwark Family. Read Less is More and you will start to get a glimpse of what we claim as Our… Read More

Bulwark: The Pest Control Stewardship

It has been a while since my last blog entry.  These past few months have been extremely hectic for me.  My wife and I have had a new baby (#5), I am furthering my education, and I am fortunate to have a job which is continually offering interesting challenges.  At Bulwark Exterminating our culture is in a constant state of flux–operating tirelessly to achieve the big objective: The Most Productive Highest Quality Service Company In The World. I have been reflecting upon 2008 and I can hardly believe that we are about to enter a new year.  It is amazing how time flys when you are having fun!  The current… Read More

USDA Signs Memorandum Of Understanding With The National Pest Management Association

– Monday, August 04, 2008 WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2008 — On July 25, Wildlife Services (WS), a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) to strengthen its cooperation and coordination on wildlife damage involving nuisance birds. “The National Pest Management Association always has been an important partner for Wildlife Services,” said Bruce Knight, under secretary for USDA’s marketing and regulatory programs. “This agreement will ensure an even stronger relationship between our organizations by working together to address problems caused by nuisance birds, such as European starlings, house sparrows and… Read More

Pest Control “Calibration”

A new word for the Pest Control Jargon page is calibration.  Calibration can simply be defined as the comparison of desired output and real output; and that adjustments are made so that real output equals your desired output. Calibration is very important to a Pest Control Technician.  Applying the chemical as efficiently as possible requires that his/her equipment be fully calibrated.  The effectiveness of the pest control treatments may have a lot to do with the technicians ability to calibrate chemicals and chemical applicators.  Calibration ensures that the chemical has been diluted and spread properly/evenly over a desired space.  Calibration also prolongs the use of valuable tools and equipment that… Read More