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Understanding Pest Control Non-Competes- The Employer’s Perspective

Ethical vs. Legal

As pest control operators, you spend years building your companies. Blood, sweat, frustrations, and tears go into building relationships with your customers, and your employees. What if one of your employee technicians decides that he or she wants to quit and start their own pest control business? Are you protected? Many pest control companies utilize non-compete agreements or clauses in their businesses. What exactly are pest control non-compete agreements? Do they work, and how are they enforced? Are there any drawbacks to using these clauses in the employee hiring process? What about legal issues that come up? Many questions arise when it comes to pest control non-competes. In part one… Read More

Becoming A Pest Control Operator

Exterminator spraying

In an economy where jobs can be hard to find, sometimes it’s worth it to consider jobs you may not know much about. One job you may not have considered is that of a pest control operator. In 2013, Fox Business named the pest management industry as one of the top 8 jobs to ‘escape the office’ and with good reason. The pest management industry is in constant demand, which is great for job security. Here is some more information that can help you decide whether this career path is right for you. What is a Pest Control Operator? A pest control operator is also called a PCO or, more… Read More

Escape The Office: Pest Control Named To Top Jobs

Exterminator Spraying Outdoors

Are you tired of being stuck inside the office for forty plus hours a week while others are enjoying the fresh outdoor air? If so, than look no further then these eight outdoor jobs that will help you escape the office… Including Pest Management Technician and Termite Service Technician. Pest Control Named One Of The Top Jobs To Escape Office Fox Business recently came out with a list of the top eight jobs to help you escape the office, and both Pest Management Technician and Termite Service Technician made the list. One of the main reasons why Pest Management Technician and Termite Service Technician made the list is because of… Read More

Mosquito Control in St. Louis

Today’s interview is between Thomas, Bulwark Exterminating, and Thomas, Pioneer Pest Management… So we will make it Thos003, Bulwark, and Tom, St. Louis Extraordinaire. So let’s chat about… Mosquito Control in St. Louis Thos003: Mosquito control is a challenge many pest control companies are not willing to face, so how long have you been working to target mosquitoes? Tom:We have been specifically focused on mosquitoes for about three years.  This market was under served from a mosquito control standpoint, so we have helped boost awareness that there are effective solutions available. We started using a backpack mist and that led to getting into system installation. Thos003: How long have you… Read More

Pest Control worker stealing? Background Checks.

Some of today’s tragic headlines in the pest control industry are as follows: Pest control worker stole Rays championship ring. http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/st-petersburg-police-pest-control-worker-stole-rays-championship-ring/1111162 Pest control worker arrested for allegedly stealing Rays American League Championship ring http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_south_pinellas/st_petersburg/pest-control-worker-arrested-for-allegedly-stealing-rays-american-league-championship-ring Unfortunately this looks pretty grim for the pest control industry and the company that hired this individual. A couple of years ago an owner in the pool business related a sad story about an employee of his.  A small family owned pool service was nearly shattered by one bad hire.  The employee was a relative. It is sad to say, but just because one is family doesn’t make them trustworthy.  His advice, “DO BACKGROUND CHECKS ON… Read More

Florida Pest Control

Do it right, all the time, every time, and you won’t have to worry about “getting caught.” If you are doing it right then there is nothing to catch. That’s the way pest control and all services should be.