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There's unlimited opportunity to grow business in pest control - which is why Erin Monteagudo and Andrew Assir of Veseris are showing professionals how they can take advantage of game-changing ways to improve operations and earn more customers.

Every month, they'll sit down with expert guests in pest control technology, entomology, and business strategy to talk through products and services with huge potential for the way you operate and sell.  With business tips, market trends, and in-depth product advice, there's no better place to get a fresh perspective on how to succeed in the pest control industry.

016: Customer Communication: The Secret Weapon to Grow Your Business

With with Andrew Assir and Oliver Bigler, Partnerships Director at FreshLime
Did you know that most pest control companies lose 60% of their new customers in the first three years? Did you know that it costs more to get a new pest customer from ppc, door knocking or lead buying than you'll make on that same customer in year one? Listen how Veseris's Andrew Assir and Oliver Bigler, Partnerships Director at FreshLime describe how spending just a few dollars and a little focus on your existing customers can double your growth rate and pay you back with 37% more revenue in your pocket, and hear the secret tools, technology and techniques pest control companies use to show the love to their customers through automated and integrated solutions that are cheap and easy to use - to automate outbound and inbound customer communication, text, email, webchat, phone and CRMs. Veseris customers receive 20% off FreshLime services. Go to www.freshlime.com/veseris
Published 4 days ago

015: The Benefits of Botanicals

With Erin & James Osuch, Vice President of Sales, Rockwell Labs
Botanical insecticides are often minimum risk pesticides under FIFRA section 25(b) that are exempt from registration by the EPA (although states may require registration). Are they only a match for “green” customers or do they have benefits that meet or exceed those provided by synthetic insecticides? In this episode, James Osuch explains that careful formulation makes a difference in what can be expected from botanical insecticides. This episode is sponsored by Rockwell Labs.
• Comparing botanical insecticides to synthetic insecticides
• How botanical insecticides provide resistance management
• Application restrictions PMPs don’t have to worry about with EcoVia products
Published 2 months ago

014: The Conference You May Not Know About

With Erin - Dr. Bob Davis
The National Conference on Urban Entomology, or NCUE, is a biennial conference where the most current research in urban entomology is presented by professors, their students, and scientists working in extension or other government programs. Described as an intimate conference with usually 200 to 300 attendees, NCUE provides an ideal setting for PMPs to talk directly to researchers about their work and how it may impact our industry. In this episode, Dr. Bob Davis gives us some background about NCUE and goes over notes from the latest conference. This episode is sponsored by BASF. - History of NCUE - Notes from the recent virtual conference - Where to find conference proceedings and info on upcoming conferences
Published 3 months ago

013: Your Business from a Financial Perspective

With Andrew - Guest Dan Gordon, CPA
With the daily challenges of running and operating your PMP business, why make time to look at all the financials? In this episode, Dan Gordon, Managing Member of PCO Bookkeepers answers this question and several others about why you can’t afford not to look at your financial statements. Whether you plan to buy, grow or sell your business – we break down the key metrics and components to help your business flourish in 2021. Dan Gordon has written articles and presented for NPMA, PMP, and PCT as well as state Pest Associations. His expertise is in entrepreneurship and new venture management. He has personally been involved with building two pest control companies that employ over 100 full time employees. This episode is sponsored by MGK.
Published 5 months ago

012: Diversify with Bird Control

With Andrew - Guest Aron McKay
Interested in making the most of your existing routes to grow your business? It's easier than you think, especially with bird control. In this episode you will learn how to avoid common mistakes, add bird control to your routes with minimal investment, apply protocols to bird control already being used for wildlife and pest, guide no-pressure discussions to help your customers, and inspect and match the right products for the job. This episode is sponsored by BirdBGone.
Published 7 months ago

011: What a Technical Director Can Do for Your Business

With Erin - Guest Tommy Powell
The right technical director does more than identify insects. In this episode, we discuss finding the right expert to boost your training and operations. This episode is sponsored by MGK.
Published 9 months ago

010: Social Media Marketing for PMP Businesses

With Andrew - Guest Nathan Harris
A large segment of your best prospects is on social media — which is why it’s a prime place to market your company. In this episode, we talk about how PMPs can better use social media to build name recognition, educate customers, and convert leads. This episode is sponsored by Bayer.
Published 10 months ago

009: How to Get Started in Bird Control

With Erin - Guest Aron McKay
Looking to add bird control services to your routes? In this episode, we discuss what PMPs often get wrong about bird management — plus product tips, installation techniques, and more. This episode is sponsored by Bird B Gone.
Published 11 months ago

008: Effective Ant Management

With Erin - Guest Tommy Powell
Struggling with ant infestations? In this episode, learn the tips and tricks you may have missed — plus product recommendations from an ant expert. This episode is sponsored by MGK.
Published about 1 year ago

007: How to Avoid Termite Treatment Failure

With Erin - Guest Dr. Bob Davis
Could your business be suffering from ineffective termite treatments? In this episode, discover the most common treatment mistakes — and how to fix them. This episode is brought to you by BASF.
Published about 1 year ago

006: How to Upsell Mosquito Control Along Your Routes

With Andrew - Guests TJ Shelby and Jason Crawford
Is your business equipped to meet the growing demand for mosquito services? In this episode, learn what these popular services entail — and how successful PMPs are using them to spur lasting growth. This episode is presented by MasterLine.
Published over 1 year ago

005: Ways to Grow Your Business with Turf & Ornamental Services

With Andrew - Guests Bert Lopez and Saul Nunez
Turf and ornamental services are giving an increasing number of PMPs the opportunity to build business among new and existing customers. In this episode, you’ll learn why T&O is so promising, and how you can get started selling these services. This episode is brought to you by Bayer.
Published over 1 year ago

004: The Must-Have Product for Managing Mosquitoes

With Erin - Guest Ted Worster
As warmer weather approaches, we’re discussing the product successful PMPs are using for mosquito management – and how it’s changing the way they do business. Learn their secret by listening in today. This episode is brought to you by In2Care.
Published over 1 year ago

003: Why You Need to Make Training a Top Priority

With Erin and Andrew
Even as our industry faces uncertain times, your team can stay productive and prepared by staying on top of training. Join us as we discuss why successful PMPs are using online training to bolster their businesses. This episode is brought to you by FMC.
Published over 1 year ago

002: How to Take Control of Your Inventory

With Andrew - Guest Doug Wyly
Our series continues with a close look at common inventory challenges — and how your team can overcome them. Join us and industry expert Doug Wyly as we discuss how Inventory Manager enables businesses to stay focused on growth. This episode is brought to you by APG.
Published over 1 year ago

001: Taking Your Pest Control Career to the Next Level

With Erin - Guest Dr. Bob Davis
We're kicking off The PestWeb Podcast with our first episode on how to take your pest control career to the next level! Listen in to Dr. Bob Davis from BASF as he explains what the ACE Certification Program is and how PMPs can use it to get ahead. This episode is brought to you by BASF.
Published over 1 year ago

About Our Hosts

Erin Monteagudo, MS, BCE

Technical Content/Training Specialist

With a master’s degree in entomology from the University of Florida and over 15 years of experience in the pest management industry, Erin brings deep expertise to every discussion.

Starting her career in 2004 as a regional entomologist for Western Pest Services, she later took her career to the New York metro area, where she became a field supervisor for Bell Environmental Services.

Having earned a board certification from the Entomological Society of America, Erin joined Univar in 2013 as Technical Content and Training Specialist. She’s been helping us keep PMPs educated and engaged with the latest in entomology ever since.

Andrew Assir

Senior Marketing Manager

Andrew brings some of the sharpest and most actionable business insights in the industry to our podcast.

After earning a BS in international business and finance from the University of Richmond, and an MBA from TCU, Andrew spent 15 years building a career in marketing and strategy.

For the past decade, he has earned recognition at Univar by carefully analyzing trends in the pest management industry and translating them into business value for Univar’s growth-minded customers. Now he’s ready to share his thoughts on the trajectory of the industry with you!

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