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10 New Years Resolutions For The Pest Control Operator

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As pest control operators (PCO’s), we all have inspiring visions for our companies in 2014. We want stability… We want growth. Without specific goals and resolutions, it’s going to be difficult to reach the growth and prosperity we all desire. Here are ten New Years resolutions for PCO’s in 2014: 1. I Resolve To Build A Better Brand. Many PCO’s wonder how to make themselves a brand. When your day to day operations keep you busy keeping your customers pest free, it is easy to postpone working on your business. Thinking about “branding” gets left on the back burner for another day. Ultimately your brand is what the public perceives… Read More

Tips For Successfully Expanding Your Business In 2014

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As a business owner, you may have fallen into the trap of believing that your business will continue to maintain a sense of stability. You may be comfortable, for example, with the number of customers and employees that you currently have. I would suggest that such an approach is unlikely to pay dividends over time. The reality of any business environment is such that a failure to expand and progress almost inevitably leads to a situation where your rivals are making headway. In essence, the danger is that you will be left behind. By attempting to stand still, the reality is that you are actually seeing your business head backwards.… Read More

Social Media Mogul Gary Vaynerchuk Set To Release Book, Speaks To Bulwark

Social media and online branding powerhouse Gary Vaynerchuk is set to release his next book of online arsenal on November 26, 2013. As a pre-release promo, Gary is offering varying quantities of his new piece entitled Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook with different incentives attached to each quantity. If you buy 30 copies of his new book, you get a three minute personalized video in which Gary speaks directly to you with real life tips. Buy 60 books and you get a 10 minute phone call. One hundred books gets you two hand-picked bottles of wine from Gary’s selection. Three thousand books buys you a social media corporate audit of your… Read More

10 Mistakes Companies Make On Facebook

Everyone knows Facebook can be a powerful marketing tool. It allows you to connect with a broad audience, provides a venue to interact with customers, and can give your company a personal feel. However, to be effective, Facebook must be used correctly. There are a number of mistakes that some companies make that turn off potential customers. 1. Posting Too Often Of course it is a good idea to post frequently. It keeps customers engaged and coming back for important information. However, there is also a point where it becomes too much. If you are posting five times a day, people are going to get annoyed and stop following you.… Read More

Happy New Year From Blog Pest Control

  Happy New Year From Blog Pest Control   So it is farewell to 2012, and Blog Pest Control would like to express our gratitude for another remarkable year. We’d like to thank you the reader for your valuable support, comments, social media shares, and feedback throughout the past year. This upcoming year, Blog Pest Control will continue to be your go-to source for all things pest control. We will continue to bring you informative news on different pests, pest treatments, and pest related breaking news stories from around the country. You can also turn to us for advice on running your pest control business; including informative pest control Q&A… Read More

Promoted Tweet on Pest Control Twitter Stream by WHO?

A Promoted Tweet on Pest Control term by an electrical company? “Technology has to be invented or adopted.”  – Jared Diamond Okay so this a cool quote and all, but why? Why would GE want to promote this tweet on the pest control stream? Where is the connection? Did someone just do some keyword research [...]

Social Media Report: Scorpion Sting Facebook, Google+, Twitter

Social media platforms are constantly put in head to head comparisons. So when Mat Siltala from Dream Systems Media did a post about his scorpion sting on all 3 social media platforms simultaneously, the intuitive nature of Mat kicked in. Between Facebook, Google+, and twitter, which platform would be most responsive to a post about scorpion [...]

Likable = Linkable

I know sad that I must blog my own quotes… As Shakespeare so put it, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Apparently this tweet was liked, as I received some mentions on it. This concept is the summation of a key element in search engine rankings and therefore the core of gaining search engine rankings. [...]

5 Things I learned at #SMAZ

This was my first SMAZ event, so I didn’t really know what to expect.  Besides, I work for a pest control company, so how much is really applicable to killing crickets and scorpions, right?  Sure, we posted our “Black Widow vs. 27 Scorpions” video on YouTube last week, but even I understand that’s barely a drop in an enormous ocean.  For me, the SMAZ event was tremendously fascinating and motivating.  Here are the five most interesting ideas on my notepad. (A notepad! I know…ghetto huh? Next year I’ll be the guy next to me yesterday tweeting on the iPad in one hand, and tweeting from a different handle on the… Read More

Jerry, the Bug Doctor

-Thomas: Well it’s been a fun month, all kinds of fun things are happening. We’ve got Jerry the Bug Doctor set up for a Blog Pest Control interview today. Despite his title as the Bug Doctor, Jerry isn’t working to make the bugs feel better. No,  Jerry stays busy doing pest control in Ocala. There are a lot of bugs to keep you busy in Florida. Jerry: Busy is an understatement but it beats the alternative…lol Thomas:So let’s not waste anymore time here…How many years in the bug business? Jerry: Started pest control in 1984 with Terminix in Baltimore. I worked my way up from residential to commercial tech and… Read More