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Make technology work for you

April 16, 2019 By
It’s no secret that technology is moving fast, sometimes faster than we can adapt. Even in the pest control industry, while the basics of inspection, identification, treatment, follow-up and prevention are still important, they can be aided by the use... Read more»
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5 questions with Michael Patterson, Pest Pro Solutions

March 26, 2019 By
Michael Patterson, owner of Pest Pro Solutions, Shelbina, Mo., has an unusual tale of acquiring his company. Read more»
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Losing staff, Schopen makes a music playlist

March 25, 2019 By
During the past nine months, Pete Schopen had five employees leave his company. Read more»
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Lack of paper trail leads to cautionary tale

March 22, 2019 By
Several years ago, a fellow pest management professional (PMP) operating in a market outside of mine called and asked me to share how we do business. Upon my invitation, he paid a visit to my office. I spent several hours... Read more»
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6 ways to build your company with the end in mind

March 21, 2019 By
Be ready with a strategy for when you retire or move on. Read more»
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Experts share rodent control tips more PMPs should try

March 20, 2019 By
We asked Pest Management Professional's columnists and editorial board members to share some rodents control tips that more PMP's should try. Here are some of their responses — including a few extra that didn’t make it into our March print edition. Read more»
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3 tips for turning to outsourcing

March 20, 2019 By
Here are three steps that will help you find the best providers to handle your needs when outsourcing. Read more»
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Suppliers share fleet management solutions

March 11, 2019 By
SERVICEPRO Andy Deering, CEO ServicePro has performed significant upgrades to its ServSuite GPS Vehicle Tracking & Dispatch module. It is integrated with the Fleet module, which helps keep track of mileage, repairs and other general maintenance information. Our Intelligent Routing... Read more»
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Online is a lifeline for many PMPs

March 1, 2019 By
Share your pest control stories, problems and questions with other PMPs through social media groups. Read more»
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Vehicle accidents happen

February 26, 2019 By
Darren and Dee Gooch, owners of Zoellner Exterminating, Catoosa, Okla., found out the hard way that a Ford F-150 is no match for a speeding semi truck. One of their technicians, who had just found out she was pregnant, was... Read more»
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