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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

Top 10 Pest Control Equipment Productivity Tips

Most people will agree that while its the skills of the NASCAR driver that wins the race, that if we take away that well oiled racing machine and replace it with a pest control truck it doesn’t matter who is behind the wheel, he/Danica Patrick would have no chance at winning. No matter how great of a technician you hire, crappy abused and broken equipment will cause your pest control company to fail. So let’s show a little more love for our pest control trucks and equipment.   Top 10 Pest Control Equipment Productivity Tips By Andrew Greess #10 – Good Filtration Design good filtration to prevent debris from getting… Read More

Organic Pest Control that’s a real Hoot!

Yes there is a pun in that.  Many farmers, and ranchers are turning to an ancient remedy for catching rats and mice, owls.  But it may not be such a bad idea.  A pair of nesting owls can catch and dine on nearly 3000 rodents in one year! Plus they add the benefit of recycling their prey into useful organic fertilizer, if you know what I mean.  Of course some people question the real effectiveness of the owls, but a professor from the University of California says “Why not try it? It seems a great alternative.” I have nothing personal against organic pest control solutions or green pest control treatments. … Read More

Box Elder Beetle-Pest Control Tips

Yesterday evening I left work and drove East into the eye of the monsoon.  The gray clouds were thick and scary looking, to the west of me it was raining so hard there was no visibility.  I recently read a short article that stated that the Box Elder Beetle population is extremely bad this Arizona monsoon season.  The article was produced by a local Arizona ABC affiliate and I must say that it would be a complete waste of time if you were to read it.  Let me summarize the article for you in so many words: Reporter: “Beware the Box Elder Beetle they are everywhere.”   Atomic Pest Control Expert:… Read More

Most Important Equation In Pest Control

For those working in the industry there could not exist a more important equation dealing with safety. Risk = Toxicity x Exposure Understanding this is imperative. The goal is always to minimize risk or ultimately eliminate risk if possible. As a service manager I would always try to hammer this into our technician’s mindset. Worrying about our customer’s and technician’s safety is cardinal when it comes to effective pest control maintenance. I would always advise our technicians to especially be cautious when handling pesticides. The reason is “Exposure.” Technicians are consistently exposed to pesticides if they are not wearing proper PPE. Although the chemical may be of low toxicity, because… Read More