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How to persuade customers to avoid DIY pest control

September 17, 2018 By
Here's some advice on what to say to DIY-determined customers. Read more»
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How to convert pest control ‘do-it-yourselfers’ into customers

December 14, 2017 By
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0fXrISD1kU At the 2017 PMP Growth Summit, pest management professionals (PMPs) discussed how to build upon the trend of converting pest control “do-it-yourselfers” into clients. The main takeaway: educate the public on the benefits of using a PMP. The PMP... Read more»
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What’s the most outlandish pest home remedy you’ve heard?

September 19, 2017 By
“Persons who want to keep pests away throw pennies in the corner of a room. They often supplement it by adding a white powder. I saw this many, many times for mice and cockroaches in various housing projects. The more... Read more»
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Web Exclusive: DIY pest control run amok

August 30, 2017 By
In our September issue’s Question of the Month (p. 14), PMP contributors Dr. Austin Frishman, Frank Meek and Pete Schopen weigh in on the most outlandish pest home remedies they’ve heard. But several of our other contributors had crazy stories... Read more»
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Q&A with Cramer Pest Control’s Chris Cramer

August 18, 2017 By
Our question-and-answer session this month focuses on Chris Cramer, owner of Cramer Pest Control in Fort Mills, S.C. For the first eight years, he did everything himself. Fast-forward 20 years, and the company now has 16 employees and projected revenues... Read more»
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4 PMP Growth Summit revelations

April 14, 2017 By
Pest Management Professional hosted eight industry-leading suppliers, and 30 pest management professionals (PMPs) representing 24 companies at its inaugural PMP Growth Summit. PMPs who attended the event shared their opinions on pest- and business-related challenges and solutions. Here are four... Read more»
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Rodents Stop offers DIY option to customers

April 1, 2014 By
LOS ANGELES—Rodents Stop, a family-owned firm that specializes in rodent cleanup and control in the greater Los Angeles market, is taking its service to the next level by offering consumers the option of a “One Stop” clean-up and control kit.... Read more»
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NPMA lauds EPA’s stance on DIY rodenticide

January 30, 2013 By
FAIRFAX, VA.—On Jan. 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intent to cancel the registration of certain do-it-yourself rodent control products. The affected products are sold to consumers as loose baits and don’t have protective bait stations that... Read more»
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