Q&A: Which digital technology trends are impacting the pest industry?

January 13, 2017 By and
Which digital technology trends are having a big impact on our industry? Experts chime in: “Smartphones and tablets are likely to soon be the only phones and the only piece of technology a technician will carry. The Internet of Things... Read more»
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Calling All Fantastic Fleets!

April 13, 2016 By
An upcoming issue of PMP will feature a piece on fleet management for industry vehicles. We’re turning to you to compile a collection of the coolest, most effective and most inventive vehicles in the biz. Do vehicles in your fleet... Read more»

‘Bob’s Burgers’ pest-company name generator

April 6, 2016 By
If you watch ‘Bob’s Burgers‘, the animated Fox-network sitcom (currently cleared for a 7th and 8th season!) about a family-owned urban burger joint, you might have noticed that each episode offers a visual pun directly related to the pest industry.... Read more»
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El Nino 2015/16 Likely to Bring a Pest Surge with It

November 18, 2015 By
Some interesting news from the wire yesterday: Orkin released a report (that’s received a fair amount of coverage in mainstream news) regarding the expected heavy rains coming, courtesy of the El Nino weather system, to the Southern U.S. From California... Read more»
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2015 State of the Industry

November 17, 2014 By
The industry’s vital signs are positive, and PMP’s expect a milder winter to boost 2015 revenue. Learn more about what respondents to the Pest Management Professional (PMP) 2015 State of the Industry survey had to say about their businesses. Plus,... Read more»

The Top 5 Pests that will make 2014 a banner year for PMPs

April 16, 2014 By
After talking to pest management professionals (PMPs) throughout the country, it appears the industry is poised for a banner year. Pests are plentiful and leads are at an all-time high. I’m not sure whether this is a result of effective... Read more»
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Vision 2020 Equips PMPs to Capitalize on Future Trends

January 15, 2014 By
We should always be looking ahead — spotting emerging economic trends, uncovering new technology, and making educated guesses about how governmental regulations and shifting demographics affect the way pest management professionals (PMPs) conduct business. Those who ignore the past may... Read more»

Trends and Stats: Ants

March 1, 2013 By
According to pest management professionals (PMPs) surveyed in a 2011 poll published last year by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the breakdown of ant species most often treated is lead by carpenter ants, followed by odorous house ants and... Read more»

Time for a website makeover?

February 1, 2013 By
It turns out my company’s 4-year-old website is in terrible need of rebranding. This leads me to ask: When is the right time to redesign a website? After getting over the pain of an expert critiquing the site, I opened... Read more»

Salem, Mass. battles rat population explosion

February 1, 2013 By
Salem, Mass. is less worried about depleting its snowplowing budget this winter than the rodent-control budget, which has been completely spent on the city’s recent rodent population explosion. Salem health agent Larry Ramdin told The Salem News the rodent explosion... Read more»