Tag Archives: pest management

Flexible Work Schedules Result in Increased Benefits for All: Thomas Pest Services, Inc.

Sarah Thomas-Clark, vice president of Thomas Pest Services, Inc., based in Schenectady, NY, is a third-generation pest control professional. Thomas-Clark worked for her father’s business before establishing her own with her husband in 2010. Her grandfather and uncle also owned their own pest control companies. With this long history in the business, Sarah understands the opportunities and challenges that come ...

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Connecting Policy Makers and the Industry

When you think of public policy, you probably do not think of technology (outside of perhaps email). Politics is very focused on relationships, after all—whether someone knows a Senator or whether they have the cell phone of a key staffer. Those relationships are incredibly important, but especially in the post-COVID world of Zoom, Teams and GoToWebinar, technology has become incredibly ...

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Form I-9: The Employment Eligibility Verification Form

QualityPro’s recently unveiled Version 6 (V6) came with some exciting updates to the program. Accreditation is not only intended for established companies but for younger companies trying to build a brand as well. Our program is designed to outline best practices for all businesses, and make sure that those best practices are codified and standardized. Through the standards, companies are ...

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The Importance of Personal Messaging in Marketing

Developing a marketing strategy and sticking to it is essential to successfully market your business and reach key customers. The strategy you use can mean the difference between who decides to support your business and who doesn’t. Before developing your business strategy, think about what sets your company apart from others and what your end goal is as these can ...

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Raising Employee Awareness Critical to Prevent Cyber-Attacks

While many think of the banking system, the electric grid and major retailers as the target for cyber-attacks, all companies—including pest-management firms—can find themselves in the crosshairs of a cyber-criminal, said Ari Rogoway, IT director of Sprague Pest, the largest commercial-only pest control company in the Western U.S. “It isn’t a matter of if you are going to face a ...

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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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Company Culture: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

An Interview with Audrey Hall, President of Eco Serve Pest Services Audrey Hall, President of Eco Serve Pest Services, has cultivated a team that focuses on elevating company culture. Eco Serve strengthens their culture with two definitive goals: bonding their team and enhancing their business. Company culture can mean something different to every company, and can evolve with time, sometimes ...

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Umbrella Insurance for Your Pest Control Business and Peace of Mind

In a culture where litigation is commonplace, business owners have many more worries than making profits and retaining top employees. If your product injures a consumer, your organization could face a devastating lawsuit, exponential damages and a tainted reputation in the marketplace. To assist with the financial burden of a claim, many business owners purchase commercial umbrella insurance on top ...

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3 Reasons to Make the Switch from Paper to Digital Recordkeeping

Take a moment to think back to the days before the Internet and email existed. It was a time when all business operations were done by hand. Employee attendance was tracked using traditional punch clocks or sign-in sheets. Customer communication was handled by picking up a landline phone or sending a handwritten letter. Personnel records were managed using lots of ...

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Influencers: Who They are and How They Can Benefit Your Marketing Plan

It’s not uncommon to see larger-than-life celebrities serving in paid spokesperson roles, talking about certain brands on commercials or in interviews, and appearing in print ad campaigns. Take Jennifer Aniston, for example, and her glowing recommendations for smartwater or Aveeno® products. But recently, there has been a shift. Now, it seems like everywhere we turn, there are not only A-list ...

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