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04/01/2021

The Covid life is coming up on its one-year anniversary. Not one person in this world is planning to celebrate the historic year of loss, tragedy, lockdowns and tough times. But with all anniversaries, you typically find yourself looking back and replaying the last 12 months, whether it be good or bad, looking for ways to make the next year even better. As an industry, we found ourselves in a unique situation of battling pests we could not see, to protect the public’s health in ways we are not used to and not prepared to handle. PMP’s found themselves reading ...

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03/01/2021

Dr. Freder Medina, B.C.E.Technical Market Manager - Pest Control, BASF Professional & Specialty Solutions 2021 is starting out much like 2020, with many of us still working from home and many of our favorite outside activities curtailed.  As people are forced to stay more at home, they become more aware of their surroundings and notice little things they may have missed before: a dead cockroach in the kitchen, ants in the bathroom, new spider webs in the garage, a scorpion in a shoe, termite frass under the eaves, or that rustling sound coming from the attic...

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02/19/2021

When the team at Miller Pest & Termite needed to streamline their inventory process, Veseris Inventory Manager helped even more than they'd imagined.    [Click to enlarge case study]

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02/05/2021

2020 saw a record number of ProTraining courses taken on PestWeb.com. Here are the top 10!

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02/01/2021

  Fight the bite with field-proven mosquito solutionsBy Nicky Gallagher, Ph.D., technical services manager, Professional Pest Management, Syngenta It’s never too early to start thinking about add-on services for the spring, like mosquito control. Dr. Nicky Gallagher, technical services manager for Syngenta, provides research findings and expert advice to help prepare for this year’s mosquito season. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is an aggressive human biter and is often the mosquito species that elicits the most complaints ...

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01/28/2021

For many professionals, the responsibility of a technical director seems more or less the same as an entomologist’s. But as guest Tommy Powell explains in this episode, technical directors play a much broader role in supporting pest control businesses.   Tommy brings longtime expertise as a technical field representative at MGK. Listen in as he discusses a technical director’s perspective on hiring the right technicians, keeping them motivated, and minimizing callbacks by clicking the audio player below.     &...

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01/05/2021

Today’s customers rely on social media more than ever — and savvy professionals are meeting them there to build leads and awareness. In this episode, we talk to Nathan Harris, Digital Marketing Specialist at Veseris, about simple ways PMP companies can leverage social media to grow business.   Find out which platforms to use, how often you should post updates, and the major social media mistakes PMP businesses should avoid at all costs. Listen in by clicking the audio player below.       &#x...

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01/01/2021

Choosing the correct bait station for your pest control business is an important decision, which can lead to your rodent control program being more successful. Besides your bait station is an important control measure, it is also your eyes and ears monitoring rodent activity when your technicians are off-site. Selecting the placement of your bait station is a critical aspect of your inspection and control process. Bait stations should be placed strategically when rodent activity is occurring. There are a variety of bait station designs to consider for your accoun...

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12/14/2020

As part of Veseris’ Customer Appreciation Month, ProTraining was free for all PestWeb customers. Below are the top 10 ProTraining courses taken during the month of November.

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12/01/2020

Even as opportunities to succeed in bird control grow, many PMPs are hesitant to explore what this booming market could mean for their business. In this episode, Aron McKay explains why now’s the time to get into bird management — and how to get started.  Aron brings deep bird control knowledge as the marketing manager at Bird B Gone. Listen as he breaks down common bird installation mistakes, the most difficult birds to manage, and the surprising impact solar panels are having on bird management jobs.   The PestWeb Podcas...

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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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