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How Much Does A Pest Control Technician Cost?

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Consumers and pest control operators alike value their pest control technicians. For the consumer, a skilled and attentive technician keeps their families safe from dangerous pests like stinging scorpions, poisonous Black Widow spiders, and disease carrying cockroaches. This VALUE is immeasurable but in terms of a monetary COST; it’s about $50 a month, depending on the size of a home, location, and treatment methods. For the pest control operator, a reliable and experienced technician creates immense value for the company. A high-quality technician retains customers through their expertise and superior customer service. This value and monetary cost is a little more challenging to calculate, but really got me thinking: How… Read More

Pest Control Operator Q & A- Raising Prices

Pest Control Operator Q & A- Raising Prices One of the most difficult challenges pest control operators face is meeting overhead. As labor costs, cost of pesticides, gas prices, and property taxes all increase; some pest control companies are left facing the inevitable… Raising prices to meet overhead, or closing the doors forever. Question: How do I tell my existing customers that I am raising my prices? Answer: The notion of raising prices strikes fear in pest control operators; and for good reason. Nothing will send your customers to the nearest competitor faster than raising prices. There’s a lot at stake when you decide. Surviving a price increase means getting… Read More

Pest Control Operator Tips- 12 Ways to Build a Better Day

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Pest Control Operator Tips- 12 Ways to Build a Better Day As pest control operators, our days are filled with ups and downs. We find joy in being able to help our customers eliminate serious pest problems, but we also find it challenging to juggle our day-to-day priorities. We must balance our sales, marketing, and managing efforts; with training our employees, scheduling and billing our customers, and making sure we meet overhead… All while balancing family, community, and even religious obligations. While we are making our customer’s days better, sometimes our days suffer. Here are a few tips pest control operators can do to ensure you have a great workday:… Read More