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Combining the same tools your business relies on to run your pest control business with those you use to process and receive payments enables greater efficiencies that give you the ability to scale your business, attract new customers and provide a seamless experience. The benefits of a truly integrated software solution don’t end when service is completed, though; they continue from service to swipe, from the time your technician finishes the job through to the…

Pest control has always been a highly competitive industry when it comes to staffing, with different companies within the same region often looking to hire from an overlapping pool of qualified technicians. Staffing remains a crucial concern for pest control companies amid the ongoing labor shortage, with many PCOs considering hiring and retaining staff to be their top concern. Many PCOs have encountered unique staffing challenges in the past couple of years as a result…

In today’s market, finding and retaining standout technicians has become more difficult than ever. When you manage to find a qualified tech, bring them on board and spend the time training them to get them up and running, you want them to thrive with your pest control business so they can deliver top-notch service for your customers. Unfortunately, the same labor shortage that makes it so important to hold onto good technicians is making some…

The core of any service business is exactly that: providing service. Your pest control business has plenty of moving parts, and delivering top-tier pest control is the foundation they’re all built on. If you’re not providing quality service, nothing else matters. Providing Top-Notch Service Out in the field, your technicians are the face of your business. They’re often the only members of your team that your customers see face-to-face, which makes them crucial when it…

The past several years have been strong for many pest control businesses, with the industry as a whole showing annual growth of 6.2% between 2016 and 2021. Now, pest control operators (PCOs) are looking to reinvest that revenue into growing their businesses. While obtaining new customers is consistently among the top goals for PCOs, it often proves to be among the most widely reported hurdles they face. That difficulty in finding new customers highlights the…

For most pest control business owners, business growth is consistently a top priority when it comes to making business decisions and planning for the future. Whether that means expanding your service offerings, bringing in more new and recurring customers, broadening the area you serve, or even opening new branches of your business, it’s important to

When it comes to your field service business, the services and software you choose should bring every aspect of your business together seamlessly to drive success. Whether it’s in the back office or the field, the right solution ensures that the moving parts of your business can work together as efficiently as possible. By choosing solutions that integrate in perfect harmony, you create an environment in which your pest control business and all of the…

Even the most straightforward pest control business model has many moving parts. From marketing to finding customers, to scheduling service visits, to dispatching technicians, to providing service, to collecting payments, there are a lot of steps that need to happen between taking a call and leaving a customer satisfied. While all of those steps may sound like a lot, it doesn’t mean that your operations can’t be smooth and efficient. The key to success when…

70% of U.S. households have a pet. This is a significant fraction of the residential market, indicating that, to find and keep customers, pet safety will need to become a priority for many pest control and landscaping businesses. While strides have been made to make insecticides less harmful for both humans and pets, it’s still an industry-wide challenge to provide both highly effective and pet-friendly pest control. Pet owners can also feel the effects of…

Expanding eligibility, accessibility, and availability of COVID-19 vaccines has enabled the reopening of many businesses and ushered in what is widely being dubbed “the new normal.” When the pandemic was at its peak, businesses faced unprecedented challenges and new safety protocols that forced changes in operations and service. As a result, many businesses have observed an undeniable shift in customer expectations in regards to how service is carried out. As we look to the future,…

The company you keep can have a significant impact on how your business operates, and that doesn’t just apply to who you hire and work with internally. Choosing to partner with the right suppliers and vendors can help your pest control company save on core business expenses, including the chemicals and materials that you use every day. Thinking of the broader opportunities a partnership can provide is essential when considering who you do business with.…

Your customers are more connected to technology than ever before, and that means their expectations for your business have shifted to include the use of current technology to provide them with more efficient service. The use of technology in the field not only builds your customers’ confidence in your business, but also gives you the flexibility to run your business the way you want to. As a result, virtually every industry with employees in the…

As a pest control professional, you know how easy life can be for rodents once they find their way inside a man-made structure. With shelter from the elements, protection from predators, and easy access to food, human homes and buildings are all too attractive to rats, mice, and other pests. Your customers rely on your technicians to be the barrier between their spaces and rodent invaders, but the job can be easier said than done…