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11/23/2020

When Saul Nunez saw an opportunity to add turf and ornamental services to his routes, Veseris was there to help. Click to enlarge the case study below.    [Click to enlarge case study]

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11/01/2020

  Developing a bio-sanitation program can expand your service menu and build your business. So what is it, anyway?   Most commercial operations have a cleaning program, but there’s “people clean” and then there’s “insect clean”! Bio-sanitation goes the extra mile when a regular sanitation program is not enough. In fact, bio-sanitation is a part of an advanced IPM strategy and can work exceptionally well when combined with an integrated pesticide application protocol. Bio-sanitation products are not ...

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10/21/2020

Even when technicians are properly trained, ants can be all too easy to mismanage in the field — or miss entirely during inspections. In this episode, Tommy Powell shares his tips for finding and managing ants more efficiently to minimize callbacks.    Tommy brings longtime expertise as a technical field representative at MGK. Listen as he explains how to find colonies, interact with internet-savvy customers, and choose the right productsby clicking the audio player below.    The PestWeb Podcast · 008: Effe...

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10/02/2020

Sara McGuire needed a smarter way to track inventory across 75 techs and multiple lines of business. Then she learned about Inventory Manager from Veseris. Read her customer growth story.     [Click to enlarge case study]

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10/02/2020

Lisa Botts knew suburban Texans wanted greener pest control. That’s when she learned about In2Care, available exclusively through Veseris. Read her customer growth story.   [click to enlarge case study]

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10/01/2020

Increasing numbers of PMPs are realizing the importance and advantages of a pro-active approach to bed bug management in multi-family housing. Dr. Rick Cooper’s groundbreaking “markrelease-recapture” study, conducted in 2014, demonstrated the extent and speed of movement of bed bugs between apartments in multi-family housing. This study confirmed what many PMP’s had suspected for years, treating just one apartment in multi-family housing is not an effective strategy, regardless of the products utilized.  Unfortunately, housing managers have be...

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09/23/2020

Note: This article originally appeared in the March 2020issue of Pest Management Professional magazine and is reprinted with permission. It can be found here. Expert Bird Advice By Heather Gooch, PMP Editor Is bird control right for your company? Experts share bird control advice for adding the service and learning proper procedures. -- “Don’t be the low-price leader. Upsell value via risks like health, brand, property damage and slip-fall liability. Commercial clients won’t mind paying a little more for peace of mind...

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09/22/2020

Phil Clegg Sr. and Phillip Clegg Jr. needed a faster way to stock 13 locations across North Carolina. Then they discovered the PestWeb Online Store.   [Click to enlarge the case study]

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09/01/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people’s way of life, at least temporarily – from the way they shop, to how they socialize, to the way they do their jobs – just to name a few things. Despite pest control being deemed an essential service, it has been greatly impacted by the change created by the pandemic. Pest Management Professionals have had to adopt new practices and protocols that meet evolving customer attitudes and expectations and state and government guidelines. What does this mean for bed bug treatments? In short, they have declined significantly. ...

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08/27/2020

    Note: This article originally appeared in the December 2019 issue of Pest Management Professional magazine and is reprinted with permission. It can be found at MyPMP.net/2019/12/17/streamline-your-software-switch/   The industry’s need to offer quality service and produce high profit margins rests on pest management professionals’ (PMPs’) ability to select the software provider that best fits their business models.   My company specializ...

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08/21/2020

While termites are relatively common, they can also be notoriously difficult for PMPs to manage effectively. In this episode, Dr. Bob Davis returns to explain the most common termite treatment pitfalls — and how to avoid them. Dr. Bob brings deep termite expertise as a longtime technical services representative at BASF. Listen as he explains the history of termite control, tips for marketing preventative services, and the truth about spot treatments by clicking the audio player below.       How has termite treatment changed ...

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08/21/2020

Veseris is helping business owners innovate, compete, and grow. When Luke Rambo and Chris Somers needed a more efficient way to manage inventory, Veseris was there to help. Click to enlarge the case study below.   [click to enlarge case study]

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08/14/2020

Note: This article originally appeared in the December 2019 issue of Pest Management Professional magazine and is reprinted with permission. Dr. Jackson’s biography and more can be found here.   Are rats friends or foes? The late Dr. William Jackson, internationally renowned bird and rodent expert, asked this in the August 1980 cover story of Pest Control, the predecessor of Pest Management Professional.   They’re usually considered foes, he argued, at least in Western culture. To trace our fear of and f...

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08/05/2020

  Take control of your inventory process   Every month, owners and managers across North America lose countless hours to inventory tracking. But with our automated Inventory Manager tool, businesses are saving time and money while freeing staff to focus on what counts. How does this intuitive new system work, and how much can it streamline your operations? From small businesses to large, pest control business owners are seeing a positive impact the tool has made for their business.   Still not convinced? Keep r...

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07/30/2020

  Quarterly pest control services for residential clients are essential revenue streams for pest control companies. Not only do the homeowners feel protected with the services but the pest control company can create recurring revenue streams on insects that the homeowner may not normally call pest control for.   These quarterly services, which cover a wide range of pests, don’t typically include bed bugs, however, is there a way to develop a recurring revenue model on bed bugs for pest control companies?   Duri...

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07/30/2020

As mosquito activity grows, pest management professionals across the country are boosting business by adding mosquito control services to their existing routes. In this episode, Veseris specialty business manager TJ Shelby shares tips for upselling these exciting offerings. TJ brings longtime experience as a former board director for the Utah Pest Control Association and an active member of the American Mosquito Control Association. Listen as he breaks down the basics of public health, recent industry trends, and mosquito control essentials by clicking the audio player below. &...

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07/09/2020

Veseris is helping business owners innovate, compete, and grow. When Phil Clegg Sr. and Phillip Clegg Jr. sought to provide vector control services after Hurricane Florence, Veseris was there to help. Click to enlarge the case study below.   [click to enlarge case study]

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06/16/2020

Bill Birkner is no stranger to hard work and dedication. With 50 years of experience, of which his final 10 have been spent with Veseris, Bill’s contributions to our industry have gone unmatched.   A native of northern Indiana, Bill attended and earned his degree from Iowa State University. Shortly thereafter, he received an all-inclusive, expenses-paid trip to Vietnam courtesy of the U.S. Army. After returning from the war, Bill began his 50-year career working for Velsicol in 1970 selling C-100 and other chemical products.   In...

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06/12/2020

  Veseris Announces Director of Corporate Strategy   June 12, 2020 – At Veseris, our most valuable asset is our people — 400 experienced professionals  dedicated to being there for customers with the knowledge and support they need to achieve their business goals. We're proud to have leaders who know the industry and who can move forward with vision.  Veseris announces that 30 year-industry veteran Karl J. Kisner will join the company effective July 8 as Director of Corporate Strategy.  In this role, Kisner will ...

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06/01/2020

Controlling container-breeding mosquitoes Mosquitoes are a vector for a variety of diseases including West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Dengue and Chikungunya, as well as the emerging threat of Zika virus. Mosquito-borne diseases are a serious public health concern and according to the CDC, they are among the most complex of all infectious diseases to control. With the public health at the heart of everything MADs and PHOs do, it’s important now more than ever to arm yourself with information about the specific illnesses spread by mosquitoes and how to r...

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05/05/2020

    Controlling container-breeding mosquitoes Day-biting Aedes mosquitoes can be very annoying and can spread viruses like Zika and Dengue. Female mosquitoes take a blood meal to develop eggs and reproduce. The eggs are deposited in small water holding containers in which the larvae develop. Eggs of the same batch will be distributed among several breeding sites. The main constraint to control container-breeding mosquitoes is the difficulty in targeting the multitude of larval breeding sites, mostly consisting of small man-made water containers...

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04/07/2020

  "Reach out and touch someone"   Remember that advertising jingle from AT&T?   It premiered in 1979 and helped encourage a lot of people in the world to pick up the phone more often. And it worked. That was also about the same time my mother went to work for our local telephone company in my hometown of Rensselaer, Indiana where she was one of two or three ladies who worked in customer service and ran the front office until probably the mid-80’s. One of the perks of her job was...

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03/31/2020

When it comes to termites, homeowners want them gone. Termidor® termiticide/insecticide, launched 20 years ago, was found to be the solution pest management professionals were looking for. Call backs dropped significantly, customer satisfaction increased substantially and business increased year over year. BASF has continued to innovate the Termidor product line, providing year after year improvements in efficiency to this phenomenal brand.   Maximizing profitability with products backed by proven efficacy enables pest management companies to provide consumer...

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03/12/2020

AUSTIN, TEXAS; March 12, 2020 — Univar Environmental Sciences (ES) announced today it would be operating under the new brand name, Veseris.   Purchased in January 2020 by private equity firm AEA Investors from Univar Solutions, Univar ES began the exploration process to choose and unveil a name and logo that would establish its new independent identity. Following the culmination of significant research and collaboration by senior leadership, the name Veseris captured the culture and drive of the new standalone business. In the coming months, the b...

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02/26/2020

By Eric Paysen, technical services manager, Professional Pest Management, Syngenta   Managing large-colony ant species is one of the biggest challenges facing pest management professionals (PMPs) today. Species like the Argentine ant are notoriously adaptive and persistent. This species is termed invasive in North America because it was introduced accidentally through human commerce from South America.   These ants are especially difficult to deal with outside their native range because workers from different colonies typical...

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