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In the competitive world of pest control, generating leads is crucial for the success and growth of a pest control business. Leads are potential customers who have shown interest in your services and are likely to convert into paying clients. Without a steady stream of leads, a pest control company may struggle to stay afloat and grow its customer base. Generating more leads is a key strategy for increasing revenue, expanding market reach, and establishing…

For pest control businesses and professionals, termite infestations can be a common, challenging, and expensive issue to deal with. Termite damage can cause significant harm to structures and properties, making it crucial for professionals to have a solid understanding of the different types of termite treatments available. In this article, we will discuss the various methods of termite treatment, including chemical treatments, baiting systems, and physical barriers. By familiarizing yourself with these different options, you…

Pest control is a thriving industry that offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to capitalize on the growing demand for pest management services. In this article, we will explore the top 10 pest control franchise opportunities available in the market today. From well-established brands with a proven track record to emerging franchises with innovative solutions in the pest control sector, there is a franchise option for every aspiring business owner looking to enter the pest control industry.…

For business owners, it’s common knowledge that each new generation tends to take a unique new approach to things — and that’s the truth whether you’re discussing your employees or your customer base. While that information may not be groundbreaking on its own, actually knowing how to leverage that awareness to communicate better across generations can prove extremely valuable for today’s pest control professionals. PestPac by WorkWave was thrilled to sponsor the latest Pest Control…

In our recent webinar, Tips for Simplifying Your Small Business, we sat down with industry experts Eric Richmond, owner of Ransford Pest Control; and Tyler Gehauf, owner of Integrated Pest Management, to dive into the tips and tricks that they’ve put into action to out-sell and out-perform their local competition. If you weren’t able to attend, we invite you to watch the webinar recording whenever it’s convenient for you. Read on for a quick overview…

Pests might not always be bad — an uncommon opinion because, traditionally, pests are seen as harmful creatures that cause damage to crops and homes. However, there are cases where these so-called pests can actually provide benefits to people and the environment. Moreover, some businesses have realized the importance of maintaining beneficial creatures during landscaping and pest control efforts. This is where software and marketing services for lawn and yard care come into play, helping…

Dealing with pests in your home or business can be a frustrating experience. To effectively eliminate and prevent future infestations, pest control companies often rely on a variety of products. What do pest control companies use? This blog discusses what chemicals pest control uses, pest control products, their benefits, safety, and purchasing options from certified companies. Types of Pest Control Chemicals Used in Pest Control Chemicals commonly used in pest control include insecticides for combating…

Pets are extremely common in America. 70% of households own at least one pet, and many pet owners consider these animals part of the family. These people take steps to protect their pets just like other household members. While pests present dangers to humans, they can be even more dangerous to animals. Here is a look at the pests that can harm your pets and the steps you can take to limit these dangers. 1.…

As a pest control business owner, you understand the importance of providing effective pest management solutions to your clients while upholding ethical and environmentally friendly practices.One approach that has gained popularity in recent years is humane pest control, prioritizing the safety and well-being of both the pests and the environment in which they reside. This article will explore the concept of humane pest control, what it entails, and how it works. As an expert in…

If you’ve ever found yourself in a battle against pesky pests, then you know just how frustrating it can be to have your personal space invaded by these uninvited guests. Fortunately, several methods are available for pest control, each with unique advantages and disadvantages. Whether you prefer a more natural approach or rely on the latest technology, three pest control methods stand out as tried-and-true ways to banish pests from your home, garden, or workplace.…

The presence of rodents can be a significant nuisance to businesses and homeowners. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, rodents such as mice and rats can spread diseases directly and indirectly to people. That can happen through something as simple as direct handling of rodents, contact with rodents (urine, saliva, or feces), or rodent bites. If infected, you can experience complicated diseases such as Hantavirus, Lassa Fever, Leptospirosis, Monkeypox, and many…

The leading PCOs recognize that their success depends on their ability to make full use of tools that address every facet of their business to attract, service and maintain customers. Finding one tool that incorporates solutions that span every step of your customer’s journey, from prospecting to payments, is a surefire way to join the best in pest. With 40 years of experience in the pest control industry, PestPac by WorkWave has the knowledge and…

Roaches can be an enormous problem for many home and business owners in the US — it leads to potential health and sanitary issues if not addressed with urgency. According to the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), roaches can potentially be a huge health hazard to business owners and consumers. They carry disease-causing germs, and their debris, such as ash, old shells, body parts, droppings, and saliva, could trigger asthma. Not only that but…

One of the essential principles of pest control is to focus on suppressing the activity of unwanted insects or animals. However, eradication is difficult, especially when dealing with common or endemic species. You may be able to eliminate a pest from your home one year, but it will likely be back the following year in the same or greater numbers. Pests can also be more prevalent in some seasons and dormant in others. This cycle…

With 40 years in the pest control industry, it isn’t difficult to see that PestPac by WorkWave brings its users the knowledge and experience they need to out-sell-, out-service and out-perform their competition. In fact, PestPac powers over 65% of the businesses named to PCT’s Top 100 list. To bring you even more insight into how PestPac gives your business the tools it needs to grow and thrive, we caught up with some of the…

Field service professionals know the old adage, don’t fix what isn’t broken. But what about not fixing what is broken? When you ignore a problem, the result is always the same: a bigger problem to fix down the road. If your pest control software isn’t doing all that it should for your business, then it’s no longer the right tool for the job. You can count on bigger problems to develop as time goes on…

Whether it’s better to have contracts or no contracts for pest control-related business is a question that does not have the most obvious answer. In short, it depends on a few different factors. Primarily the type of client and what kind of services they are seeking. In this overview, we’ll look at the purposes of a contract, what types of clients a contract will work better for, and the details you should include in a…

Brand reputation is the perception the public has of a company consisting of its employees, partners and products or services it provides. Brand-damaging events can come in many different forms, but maybe none are more inconspicuous than those caused by pests. We take it for granted that our food is produced and stored in a safe manner, offering us the quantity and quality we expect. However, nothing is more worrisome than when information comes to…

Has your pest control company been struggling to reach prospects in dire need of professional spider mite infestation assistance? Use PestPac by WorkWave to transform how you interact with new and existing clients alike. Spring and summer come as a welcome break from the cold winter and wet autumn. It’s a time for many to show some skin and bask in the sun. However, such weather creates conducive conditions for spider mites on plants to…

Bed bugs are a common problem in residential areas, and they are notoriously difficult to get rid of. They can be found in furniture, mattresses, carpets, and even clothes. Bed bugs feed on human blood and can cause serious health problems if left untreated. Bed bug infestations are typically treated with pesticides that professional exterminators or homeowners can apply. The bed bug exterminator cost varies depending on the size of the infestation and the type…