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Tips for Curating Content Effectively and Legally

In an everchanging digital age, it can be demanding to constantly come up with new and interesting content for social media, email and your website. With all this pressure on you and your team’s shoulders, it may be tempting to lift and reuse something you saw on the internet. However, this type of activity is considered plagiarism and can have ...

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Safety Starts With Commitment, Training and Hazard Identification

Every pest control company wants its employees to remain safe, and effective planning and training can safeguard all involved. While laws and regulations are in place to protect workers, setting up a robust safety program that includes company investment, preparedness, identifying potential hazards and continuous training that fosters employee buy-in is the key to excellent safety performance, two industry safety ...

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Unintentional Culture Leads to Intentional Success

NPMA Member Spotlight: King Jones III CEO CT Pest Solutions LLC Naugatuck, CT It’s not every day you find someone with 22 years in the business at the ripe age of 40. But then there is King Jones III, who started as a Terminix technician at the age of 18. Spending time both in the field and as a compliance ...

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Alternative Health Care Option for Employers

Healthcare costs continue to rise, and employers are always looking for ways to better manage their large corporate spend. There is an increased interest around Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements (ICHRAs), but there are several things to consider when deciding if this is the right fit for your company as well as for your employees. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ...

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Setting Your Company up to Succeed

There is no guaranteed formula to create a successful business. Each business has its own values, mission, goals, challenges and personality. These disparate factors mean that starting or refreshing a business requires time and effort to ensure the business plan reflects the owner’s vision and provides a road map that leads to a success. “Know your vision,” said Curtis Rand, ...

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Exterminate the Risk of Distracted Driving From Your Pest Control Operation

While April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it’s always a good time to focus on fleet safety for your pest control operation as this is something that requires ongoing attention. In October 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its early estimates of motor vehicle traffic fatalities for the first half of 2021. While ...

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Building a Positive Culture

Developing a corporate culture to help retain employees is more important than ever It has always been a struggle to find and keep a highly professional and motivated workforce in the pest-control industry, but with the plethora of opportunities for workers because of the unprecedented, post-COVID labor shortage, the challenge is only growing. Developing a business culture that allows employees ...

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QualityPro V6 Readies the Industry to Hire Right

  For more than 15 years, QualityPro has worked tirelessly to show the world how professional our industry is. The standards are set by the industry, for the industry, and take into account all of the rules and regulations placed on businesses to ensure that our standards match the high demands placed on companies by their states, their customers and ...

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Pest Control Risk Management: Reduce Costs By Preventing Slip And Falls

  Maintaining a safe environment is an essential element of pest control risk management. In addition to pesticide exposure, reckless driving and other serious breaches of company safety standards, an often-overlooked on-the-job injury among pest control technicians is inadvertent slip and falls. In fact, these are among the costliest and most common workplace accidents across all industries, accounting for 35% ...

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Hitting Sales Targets

COVID-19 presented challenges to all industries in the past year and a half, and the pest management industry was no exception. But while commercial sales dropped and the costs of goods and services rose, the residential sales market grew, according to two pest control executives. “Residential sales have been excellent,” said Jeff King, president of The Pest Rangers, a family-owned ...

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