Winter is coming — and with it comes large infestations of starlings and other migrating flocks of birds. These large infestations can leave entire industries reeling from sudden influxes of disease-carrying pests, and create a lot of opportunity for you to provide a vital service that protects human health and safety. Here are four tips to help you build your bird business:
- Cold call on bird infestations you spotted when driving by.
- Reach out to existing bird accounts to see whether they have additional issues this season.
- Follow up on past, unclosed proposals to see whether this season’s influx of birds propels them to action.
- For existing accounts that may have balked at past quotes for bird services, provide a side-by-side bid, offering up to three different treatment options for their site at different price points (net, spike and baiting, for example).
’Tis the season of opportunity! Happy hunting!