Tag: Mobile PMP

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Local area codes send positive signal to customers

November 19, 2018 By
How much thought went into the selection of the phone number you use for your pest control business? You may have simply taken any available number out of convenience. Or perhaps you may have given it a bit more thought... Read more»
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Going paperless has its rewards

June 20, 2018 By
Going paperless may seem extreme, especially if your company’s office décor consists of stacks of paper piled high and file cabinets stuffed with contracts. But pest management professionals (PMPs) who pull it off say it’s worth the effort. American Pest... Read more»
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Treating for shutterbugs

September 11, 2017 By
In the August issue, you’ll find back-to-back columns devoted to digital photography. The Scherzinger brothers debate the merits and drawbacks of having technicians take photos at every account (spoiler alert: The benefits far outweigh the risks). And Rentokil’s Gene White... Read more»
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Arthropodcast offers pest info on the go

September 6, 2016 By
Arthropodcast provides free, entertaining and portable industry education. A podcast for pest management professionals by pest management professionals (PMPs) sprung from phone conversations between Steve Jackson and Bryan Baird as they chatted with one another from their respective vehicles on... Read more»
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Lack of insect photos on websites appeals to customers

August 18, 2016 By
As a pest management professional, you know people don’t want to see pests in their homes or businesses. If they did, you wouldn’t be in business. But did you know some people hate pests so much, they don’t want to... Read more»
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10 Tips for Social Media Success

February 29, 2016 By
If your company has a presence on social media, guidelines for what your employees post will help reduce the likelihood of a legal or public relations nightmare occurring. Having a plan in place will ensure employees know what is and... Read more»
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When it comes to studying for a licensing test or completing training, however, it’s a safe bet most PMPs haven’t thought of their mobile devices as a study aid. photo: ©istock.com/pavelis

A Study Buddy in Your Pocket

January 20, 2016 By
For many pest management professionals (PMPs), smartphones and tablets are a lifeline. The devices give them access to optimal routes, appointment details, pest identification confirmation, on-the-fly changes to their day and more. At lunchtime, a quick game of Solitaire or... Read more»
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Safely Surfing Your Wi-Fi Wave

December 18, 2015 By
Most homes with Internet access also have Wi-Fi routers that send movies, TV shows, music and other data to every corner of our living space — and sometimes beyond its walls. After all, it’s data sent through the air, and... Read more»
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Better Business Blogging, Part II

November 27, 2015 By
Last month, we defined what a blog is and offered a few tips about how you could harness its mighty marketing powers. But whether you’re new to the game or an established presence, here are four more business blogging tips:... Read more»
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The Art of Business Blogging

November 5, 2015 By
Blogging for your business needn’t be an overwhelming undertaking. The first time I heard the term blog was in the mid- to late 1990s. It was defined by an online magazine as “basically a diary, but online.” The term is... Read more»
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