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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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01/30/2020

One of the most admirable aspects of the pest management industry is the role PMP’s serve in protecting our food supply from pests and the contaminants vectored by them. Every day, thousands of PMPs across the country help protect our food supply through the service they provide to food processing facilities. An effective control program starts with a thorough inspection, customer communication, documentation, corrective/preventive action plans, and constant evaluation as to how successful control efforts have been. While entire seminars can be given on the topic of pest manageme...

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01/27/2020

Knowing exactly when and where rodents are traveling empowers PMPs to solve rodent issues at any type of facility. Technicians have begun using sensing equipment at accounts to restructure how they are managing their time. Previously, a one-hour site visit could be spent primarily checking bait stations and traps to determine whether they needed to be serviced or not. This left little time to spend conducting proper IPM, creating reports or building customer relationships. Advancements in technology have paved the way for PMPs to automatically know where the highest levels of rodent activit...

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01/06/2020

Formerly a division of Univar Solutions, Univar Environmental Sciences has been sold to affiliates of AEA Investors.  With the ownership of AEA, the future remains bright for Environmental Sciences (ES), its customers and suppliers. AEA brings a solid understanding of the ES business and a strong appreciation and desire for growth through product distribution and services offerings across pest control and other specialty chemical markets. What hasn’t changed is the continued commitment and organizational focus on growing the business for customers and suppliers. Read th...

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12/19/2019

Wild Animals Adapt and Expand Numbers in Growing Population Centers Tackle safety, health and nuisance issues with EPIC’s All Natural Professional animal repellents Across North America, wild animals cause huge public safety and health issues and damage for homeowners, municipalities, landscaped areas, athletic facilities, and golf courses. Deer, rabbits, moles, voles, geese/coots, snakes, regional pests such as armadillos, wild hogs -- even iguanas! All of these -- and more -- learn quickly how to live among expanding cities and populations. As these anima...

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12/06/2019

At Veseris, we take pride in providing customers with the most current industry news and knowledge — within local communities and nationwide. Here’s an overview of Q3 2019’s biggest trends as reported by Veseris managers across the country:   [click to enlarge]  

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11/26/2019

As a group, ants are often the number one pest encountered and the number one cause of callbacks. There are many variables to consider when picking the best ant bait for your operation, but choosing a bait is only half the battle. As good as today’s ant baits are, they still have to be applied in the correct environment and match the ant food preference or they will not bring satisfactory results. First and foremost it’s important to correctly identify the ant species you’re dealing with. Misidentification or, more frequently, no identification,...

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11/14/2019

Note: This article originally appeared in the August 2019 issue of Pest Management Professional magazine and is reprinted with permission. It can be found at https://www.mypmp.net/2019/08/07/7-ways-to-get-google-on-your-side/   More than 3.5 billion searches are made on Google every day. It is the most used search engine on the internet across all platforms, although alternatives include Bing and Yahoo. If you want your pest management company to be ranked high with Google, focus on the following: &...

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11/05/2019

SenesTech is a company committed to long-term, innovative solutions to the age-old problems that continue to challenge our economy, putting a strain on daily operations. A particularly persistent challenge is how to manage rats. Rat infestations are costly to various markets and verticals, threatening brand integrity and bottom lines. To date, there hasn’t been an effective solution that yields long-term results. Until now.   The Reality In order to understand why rat infestations are so challenging to control, it’s helpful to focus on basic biolo...

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10/31/2019

Note: This article originally appeared in the oCTOBER 2019 issue of Pest Management Professional magazine and is reprinted with permission. It can be found  at https://www.mypmp.net/2019/10/01/focusing-on-serving-customers-leads-to-sales/   It’s time for a shift in thinking. As a small business owner, you’re always focused on generating enough revenue to keep the doors open. And making ends meet is all about closing more sales, right?   Wrong. &#...

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10/09/2019

In movies and cartoons, rats and mice are often depicted as adorable characters. In reality, they are harmful pests. They carry over 35 diseases and 200 human pathogens1,2 making them a significant public health risk to your commercial and residential customers. Furthermore, enormous economic damage and health-related problems are caused in the US annually through failed inspections, contaminated food, destroyed property and damaged reputations for public establishments.   As the leading manufacturer of pest management solutions, BASF recognizes the seriousness of the...

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09/11/2019

  Note: This article originally appeared in the July 2019 issue of Pest Management Professional magazine and is reprinted with permission. It can be found at https://www.mypmp.net/2019/07/28/for-optimum-online-success-hire-a-pro/   It’s a mantra you repeat to current and prospective customers all the time: Hire a professional. But are you taking your own advice when it comes to social media management?   Brad Hall did just that. The commercial division manager f...

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09/05/2019

Note: This article originally appeared in the June 2019 issue of Pest Management Professional magazine and is reprinted with permission. It can be found at https://www.mypmp.net/2019/06/21/6-ways-to-improve-online-ratings/ Customer feedback is important for every pest control company because it allows pest management professionals (PMPs) to make adjustments that will help ensure customer satisfaction. Fortunately, technology makes it easier than ever for customers to rate their experiences. Brad Jenson, ...

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08/28/2019

1.) Locate food source:Rodents’ sense of smell is about 10 times greater than a dog, so it's important to locate, remove and control any rodent food sources. Involve your customer in this process to avoid future problems. 2.) Harborage and entry points:Following air movement and heat is easier than looking for rub marks, droppings and nesting locations. Inspect areas where warm air escapes from vents, around pipes, roofs & under doorways. Excess debris from trash, leaves, and over-growth from groundcover provide protec...

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08/27/2019

When Jason Payne needed help navigating San Diego’s complex market, Veseris showed him how to grow his business’s customer base — and reputation. Read his customer growth story.     [click to enlarge case study]

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