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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

Price Wars: The Pest Control Industry Divided

As I was driving into work today I happened to notice a small street corner sign stuck into the ground advertising pest control annuals for $99.00. I suddenly began to cringe as I was left wondering how a pest control company could stay in business with pricing like this. The experience got me thinking.   Why are so many pest control companies quoting such low prices with operating costs on the rise and profit margins shrinking?   I wish I had a solid answer to this question. I have seen numerous companies fail, in various industries, because they don’t know how to properly figure out their real costs and subsequently… Read More