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Inspection and protection are critical when performing commercial pest control work. (PHOTO: ISTOCK.COM/HEDGEHOG94)

Cultivate a mindset for commercial accounts

October 2, 2019 By
Pest management professionals can answer these questions to help them decide if they want to venture into commercial work. Read more»
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Fiscal fitness check: 2019 Pest Control Operating Cost Study

October 2, 2019 By
The benchmarking intel in this 2019 Pest Control Operating Cost Study is designed to serve as an industry fitness tracker for team owners and managers. Read more»
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NPMA Technology Summit explores evolving technology

October 2, 2019 By
Experts on the cutting edge — and colleagues enlisting the latest pest control options — get set to demonstrate why innovation is empowering. Read more»
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When you know it is time to sell

October 2, 2019 By
In his farewell column for PMP, Ray Johnson shares why he sold his company, Johnson Pest Control, and his plans in retirement. Read more»
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Ensure you’re properly insured

August 28, 2019 By
Check your policy so you’re up to date on all your service offerings. We spoke with three insurance pros who specialize in the pest management industry to get their take on what pest management professionals (PMPs) should include in their... Read more»
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What’s new with UPFDA

August 24, 2019 By
At the end of May, the United Producers, Formulators and Distributors Association (UPFDA) board and members bid a fond farewell to Valera Jessee in her role as executive director. After actively serving in this role for 31 years, Valera is... Read more»
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The importance of continuing education

August 23, 2019 By
Pete Schopen shares how and why he decided to invest in continuing education for not only his employees but himself as well. Read more»
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7 ways to get Google on your side

August 7, 2019 By
If you want your pest management company to be ranked high with Google, focus on the following seven tips when updating your website. Read more»
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Get your green certification

August 5, 2019 By
To take your green service program to the next level, submit it to a certification program that can review, analyze and adjust it to ensure green value and neutral, third-party compliance. For example, QualityPro, the credentialing body of the National... Read more»
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How to answer green customer FAQs

August 4, 2019 By
When potential customers ask common questions about your green services, be ready with honest, informative responses that help manage expectations — and keep your sterling reputation intact: What kinds of products are you using? Example response: “As with all of... Read more»
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